Charch's Week 3 Wide Receiver Rankings


The 49ers rank fifth-lowest in receiving yards allowed to opposing wide receivers, giving up nearly 208 yards per game. Tyreek the Freak has an amazing 22 yards per reception and is the second-most efficient receiver according to Football Outsiders. He's third in receiving yards despite being tied for 26th in receptions. Hill lines up all over the field but plays the most out of the slot where he lines up with cornerback K'Waun Williams. Williams allowed slot receiver Golden Tate seven receptions for 109 yards last week and slot receiver Adam Thielen six catches for 102 yards the week prior. - Evan Bletz (@evanbletz1)
Charch's Rating: 10.0/10   |   $8800


he Bills have already shown us that they can't keep receivers out of the end zone, giving up the most touchdowns to the position with six. Buffalo will have its hands full with Diggs, who has found the end zone a second-best three times on just 12 receptions. Only three teams have thrown more than the Vikings, which belies Minnesota's desire to capitalize on Kirk Cousins arm. Nevertheless, Buffalo ranks 16th in receiving yards allowed to wide receivers, thanks in large part to the blow-out fashion of their games, which may prove to be a limiting factor in Diggs' overall output this week. - Jeremy Thomas (@jeremyt_2)
Charch's Rating: 10.0/10   |   $8200


Brown hasn't been all that efficient with a catch rate of 55 percent, but volume certainly makes up for that and AB leads the league with 33 targets. Most often, Brown lines up on the left side across from cornerback Ryan Smith. Smith also lined up against Michael Thomas who put up 16 catches, 180 yards, and a touchdown. Tampa Bay can't slow down opposing wide receivers, ranking second-worst in receptions allowed and seventh-worst in receiving yards allowed, giving up an average of 20 catches for 198 to wide receiver groups. - Evan Bletz (@evanbletz1)
Charch's Rating: 10.0/10   |   $9400

The scalding hot Michael Thomas heads to Atlanta this week looking to build upon the sheer dominance he's displayed in two career games in the Falcons' home building, where he's averaged ten catches and 137 yards while notching two scores inas many games. Thomas is turning his 15 targets a game into a reception at a 93%sofar clip (cha-ching!), the second-highest catch percentage among players with ten-plus targets. He'll face cornerback Robert Alford a lot this week, who's part ofan above average Atlanta secondary that's yet to allow over 80 yards toan opposing wide receiver, a streak that's in serious jeopardy on Sunday. - Jeremy Thomas (@jeremyt_2)
Charch's Rating: 9.75/10   |   $9300


I won't pretend I know exactly what the problem is for the underperforming Saints secondary, but I can't imagine the remedy is facing Julio Jones. Julio, surprisingly, has been held in check throughout his career against New Orleans, scoring only three times in13 games and averaging 89 yards per game, his lowest totals against divisional opponents. However, the Saints secondary looks lost, even with the presence ofthe ultra-talented Marshon Lattimore to (ostensibly) shut down opposing receivers. New Orleans is dead last in receiving yards allowed to wide receivers with an astonishing 279 per game (yes, you read that right) and has surrendered five touchdowns to opposing receivers, second most. - Jeremy Thomas (@jeremyt_2)
Charch's Rating: 9.75/10   |   $8900


Green has an NFL-best four receiving touchdowns, but now faces the Panthers who have surrendered just one touchdown through the air to wide outs. That may change this week as Carolina ranks as the seventh-worst pass defense overall, third-worst defending the left side of the field and third-worst defending short passes according to Football Outsiders. It's worth noting Carolina held Julio Jones to just five catches for 64 yards, so maybe Green will also get pulled through the mud, possibly limiting his upside. Football Outsiders ranks Carolina as the third-worst defense at defending Green's side, but seventh-best vs No. 1 wide receivers. - Evan Bletz (@evanbletz1)
Charch's Rating: 9.5/10   |   $8600


If the early season is any indicator, Mike Evans should destroy the Pittsburgh secondary this week. With Ryan ͞The Lumberjack͟ Fitzpatrick chopping down every defense in his path, Evans has found himself in quite the delectable situation. Evans leads Tampa with a 32% target share and the Lumberjack has connected on 90% of his pass attempts to Evans. That chemistry is turning into early production, as Evans is currently 9thin yards and has scored twice in as many games. The Steelers, on the other hand, found themselves absolutely lost without Joe Haden last week, allowing six (!) touchdowns through the air to Patrick Mahomes and company. - Jeremy Thomas (@jeremyt_2)
Charch's Rating: 9.5/10   |   $8400


The Bills are in trouble. Again. Thielen, who's averaging an enormous 117 yards per game, now gets to face a Buffalo secondary that just saw veteran cornerback Vontae Davis retire mid-game. That doesn't bode well for a unit that's already surrendered six touchdowns to opposing receivers, the most in football. Ouch. Thielen has already emerged as Kirk Cousins go-to receiver, racking up a team-leading 12.5 targets per game, volume that won't go away so long as Cousins continues to attempt 40+ passes per game. Thielen will square off against rookie corner Taron Johnson out of the slot on Sunday, who held his own against Keenan Allen a week ago, allowing less than 70 yards. - Jeremy Thomas (@jeremyt_2)
Charch's Rating: 9.5/10   |   $8300

Sure, the Ravens handled Nathan Peterman in the opener, but Andy Dalton, a real quarterback, threw for four touchdowns . Emmanuel Sanders faces slot corner Tavon Young who has allowed a 70 percent catch rate in his coverage, tied for 13th-worst among all cornerbacks. Nondescript slot receiver Tyler Boyd just proved how bad Young really was, catching six balls for 91 yards and a touchdown. - Evan Bletz (@evanbletz1)
Charch's Rating: 9.5/10   |   $6900


Hilton has been the focal point of Indy's offense with 22 targets. He also leads his team with four red zone targets and two touchdowns. Hilton is sixth in red zone targets and second in red zone touchdowns among all receivers. The Eagles have given up the fourth-most receptions and third-most receiving yards to wide receivers. They have been especially vulnerable to No. 1 wide receivers, allowing an average of 10 receptions for 126 yards, while the rest of the receiver groups combine for seven receptions and 106 yards. - Evan Bletz (@evanbletz1)
Charch's Rating: 9.5/10   |   $7700

Tampa Bay has allowed wide receivers the second-most receptions and seventh-most receiving yards. Two of the Bucs top three cornerbacks are on IR, and if Brent Grimes can't come back from his groin injury, it'll be three for three. JuJu predominantly lines up out of the slot, which puts him against rookie backup corner MJ Stewart. He's averaging 120 yards receiving, which is 40 more than Antonio Brown. Juju is tied with AB at nine receptions per game and also has 13 yards per reception which is four more than AB. Juju also leads the league in red zone targets with eight, but has just one touchdown. Tampa Bay has allowed quarterbacks to go a perfect seven for seven on targets to wide receivers in the red zone, giving JuJu a fantastic opportunity to score on Monday night. - Evan Bletz (@evanbletz1)
Charch's Rating: 9.5/10   |   $7500


The Giants have allowed just one touchdown to opponents when targeting wide receivers. That could change with Hopkins considering Football Outsiders ranks New York 26th vs No. 1 wide receivers and 23rd at defending the left side of the field. Nuk lines up on the left on over 50 percent of his snaps and is quite obviously the number one wide receiver in Houston. He's always on the field too, leading all receivers in offensive snap percentage with a 99.3 percent and his 25 targets are tied for ninth-most in the league. - Evan Bletz (@evanbletz1)
Charch's Rating: 9.5/10   |   $9200


New England didn't just lose the game last weekend, they also lost two of their best defenders to concussions in Trey Flowers and Patrick Chung. Chung would have lined up opposite Golden Tate, who's averaging 94 yards and the third-most 14 targets a game. The loss of Chung is monumental, as he contained Jags slot receiver Dede Westbrook to two catches for a tepid 16 yards in the first half, who then exploded for 67 yards and a score once Chung departed.Matthew Stafford's thrown 46 and 53 passes in two games with Detroit playing from behind, as is expected again this week,so Tate should be in line for heavy usage once again. - Jeremy Thomas (@jeremyt_2)
Charch's Rating: 9.5/10   |   $7300


Chris Hogan owners are a frustrated bunch after getting burned by him in the opener, then benching him in his daunting matchup with Jacksonville in Week 2, only to have him score twice. So, which version of Hogan shows up this week? Football Outsiders ranks Detroit as the sixth-worst pass defense, last in defending No. 1 wide receivers, 22nd in defending No. 2 wide receivers, and 31st in defending all other wide receivers. Before long, Josh Gordon and Julian Edelman will start cannibalizing targets for Hogan. Let's enjoy him while we can. - Evan Bletz (@evanbletz1)
Charch's Rating: 9.25/10   |   $5500


A lesson we've all learned by now: Aaron Rodgers at 90% is still better than pretty much every quarterback in football, which keeps Davante Adams firmly supplanted among the best wide receivers. Adams continues a brutal stretch of competition that's seen him face a stout Bears defense, an elite Vikings defense, and now a Redskins unit that has allowed just 96.5 yards to receivers, fourth fewest, and one measly three-yard touchdown. He's fared quite nicely through this juggernaut portion of the schedule, scoring twice and averaging 76 yards per game, and has his sights set on a extending his touchdown streak to five straight games this weekend. - Jeremy Thomas (@jeremyt_2)
Charch's Rating: 9.25/10   |   $8100


On paper, this is a plus matchup for Odell Beckham, ashe will go toe to toe with aging cornerback Johnathan Joseph who no longer possesses the coverage skills required to contain the shifty receiver.Give the Texans secondary credit, though, as they have allowed just 10 receptions and 96 yards per game to receivers, sixth and third fewest, respectively. Eli Manning is connecting on just 62%of his passes to Odell, thanks in large part to the Giants disastrous o-line. With the loss of center Jon Halapio last week,it'll only get tougher for Manning to air it out to Beckham, who is still searching for his first end zone trip of the season. - Jeremy Thomas (@jeremyt_2)
Charch's Rating: 9.0/10   |   $9000


We can put to rest any doubts concerning how Brandin Cooks would fit in this already loaded LA Rams offense. Cooks' best two-week stretch in yardage with Hall of Fame quarterback Tom Brady last season was 232 yards, a mark he just topped by gaining 246 yards in his first two games with Jared Goff. He faces his toughest matchup of the young season this week against playmaking corner Trevor Williams. The Chargers secondary has allowed just 18 catches to opposing receivers to this point, tied for the fourth fewest, but has allowed four touchdowns on those catches, a troubling number for a unit looking to keep Cooks from notching his first score of the season. - Jeremy Thomas (@jeremyt_2)
Charch's Rating: 9.0/10   |   $7600


[UPDATE: COLE GETS NUDGED UP ON THE NEWS THAT FOURNETTE IS OUT. THE JAGUARS ARE EXPECTED TO EMPLOY MORE PASSING.] Over his last six games dating back to last season, Cole has averaged five receptions for 99 yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game. Of those six games, the worst performance however, came week 17 against Tennessee and he still managed four catches for 33 yards in that game, the only time he's started against the Titans. Tennessee has allowedopposing wide receivers the sixth-most receptions, the second-most receiving yards, and is tied for the second-most scores by the position. Cole lines up all over the field, so his time should be spread out against all three cornerbacks and that includes Malcolm Butler, the former Patriot and top cornerback on the Titan's roster. - Evan Bletz (@evanbletz1)
Charch's Rating: 8.75/10   |   $5900


The Rams defense has held opposing wide receivers to a league-best six receptions for 49 yards a game. They have yet to allow a touchdown to a wide receiver. Last week, the Rams held slot receiver Larry Fitzgerald to three receptions for 28 yards, although he did exit in the third quarter, and two weeks ago held Amari Cooper to just one catch for nine yards. Allen will have to overcome the standout cornerback group of Marcus Peters, Aqib Talib, and Nickell Robey-Coleman. Robey-Coleman plays the slot corner position and is holding opposing receivers to a 59 percent catch rate. - Evan Bletz (@evanbletz1)
Charch's Rating: 8.75/10   |   $8000


After a disappointing opening weekend, Sammy Watkins was terrific last week, finishing the day with a 19-yards-per-touch average. His arrow is pointing up as he leads Kansas City in routes run and he can continue that upward trend against the fifth-worst defense in yards allowed to wide receivers. The 49ers are susceptible to the long pass, allowing nine deep completions to the left side of the field, the same side Watkins plays most if his snaps from. That total could be even higher if Matthew Stafford had not missed Marvin Jones on two deep passes for touchdowns last week. - Evan Bletz (@evanbletz1)
Charch's Rating: 8.75/10   |   $6800


I'm just going to say it. Fabian Moreau is one of the worst slot cornerbacks in football, and he'll square off against the re-surging Randall Cobb this week.Cobb has supplanted himself as Aaron Rodgers' number two receiver, being targeted eight times a game through two weeks, and boasts and impressive 81%catch percentage, making productive work of those targets. Cobb's disappearing act in the red zone is a major cause for concern, though, having been targeted a whopping zero times on eight Rodgers pass attempts inside the 20, which could prove costly against a Washington team that's only let opposing receivers reach pay dirt once this season. - Jeremy Thomas (@jeremyt_2)
Charch's Rating: 8.75/10   |   $6000

[SUNDAY UPDATE: GOODWIN IS ACTIVE] He's the Niners No. 1 receiver against the worst secondary in the league. KC is allowing the most receptions to wideouts and the sixth most yards to wideouts, and the second-most touchdowns to wideouts. - Jeremy Thomas (@jeremyt_2)
Charch's Rating: 8.75/10   |   $5600


With 10 and 11 targets in two games, Quincy Enunwa has flourished under rookie quarterback Sam Darnold. By comparison, the team's other starter, Robby Anderson has seen one and five targets. Cleveland has given up an average of 16 catches for 190 yards to opposing receiver groups. That ranks as the eighth-most receptions and ninth-most yards to wide receivers. Enunwa is tied for the sixth-most red zone targets in the league, but has yet to score inside the 20-yard line. Cleveland ranks as the eighth-best pass defense according to Football Outsiders. That ranking may be in jeopardy, considering Cleveland's three starting cornerbacks Denzel Ward, Damarious Randall, and Briean Boddy-Calhoun are all nursing various injuries. - Evan Bletz (@evanbletz1)
Charch's Rating: 8.75/10   |   $5700


Fuller returned from a hamstring injury that forced him to miss a game, but he appears to be fully healthy after playing 82 percent of snaps and catching 89 percent of his targets including a 39-yard deep ball for a touchdown. New York is the ninth-best team in receptions allowed to wide receivers, but have given up a catch rate of 67 percent when defending the position. Fuller lines up against Eli Apple who's listed as questionable with a groin injury. Fuller's value would increase were Apple to miss this weekend. - Evan Bletz (@evanbletz1)
Charch's Rating: 8.75/10   |   $6400


Thomas has the sixth-most red zone targets and a perfect catch rate inside the 20-yard line. Baltimore has allowed the fifth-fewest wide receiver receptions, but has also given up four touchdowns-three to AJ Green last week. The physical Green compares to Thomas, a physical outside receiver. The Ravens just allowed 34 points, but that was on a short week and on the road. This week they play at home after ten days rest, where they have allowed five fewer points per game over the past two seasons. - Evan Bletz (@evanbletz1)
Charch's Rating: 8.5/10   |   $6700


The stars are aligning for Allen Robinson in this revamped Chicago Bears offense.To the surprise of no one, he's emerged as young quarterback Mitch Trubisky's favorite target. With 21 targets through two weeks, he's nearly doubled the amount of targets of the next closest Bear. In his first two games with Chicago, he's already achieved something he accomplished just once in his previous 43 career games: double digit catches in a game. Based on where Robinson usually lines up,we expect him to frequently avoid Patrick Peterson, and instead matchup against Arizona corner Jamar Taylor, who was unable to contain Brandin Cooks last week, who"cooked" Taylor and the Arizona secondary to the tune of 159 receiving yards, pun most-definitely intended. - Jeremy Thomas (@jeremyt_2)
Charch's Rating: 8.5/10   |   $6600


Cooper Kupp draws his toughest assignment yet, squaring off against budding young Chargers cornerback Desmond King for much of the afternoon. King and the rest of the Chargers secondary has been lights out against receivers, allowing just nine catches a game, fourth fewest, but have allowed four touchdowns to receivers already, a major regression for a team that allowed just 12 all last season. This can be exploited by the red zone monster Kupp, who finished tied for third a season ago with 1.5 red zone targets per game and is off to an even better start this season, averaging three such targets per game. - Jeremy Thomas (@jeremyt_2)
Charch's Rating: 8.5/10   |   $6400


I picture Ryan ͞The Lumberjack͟ Fitzpatrick chucking logs into the back of an old pick up truck in his free time, but on Sundays you can count on him chucking bombs to Desean Jackson. Jackson is averaging a stupendous 31 yards per catch from Fitzpatrick in the early going this season, doing so against the rival Saints and above average defense of Philly. He'll now face a Pittsburgh secondary that is fresh off a home embarrassment where they allowed three touchdowns to receivers, and six altogether, to the Chiefs. Jackson should see a fair amount of Pittsburgh corner Artie Burns, who allowed a 100-yard game to Sammy Watkins, so containing Desean could prove difficult this week - Jeremy Thomas (@jeremyt_2)
Charch's Rating: 8.5/10   |   $5900


The Brown's clear No. 1 wide receiver now faces a Jet's pass defense that has been superb thus far.. Football Outsiders metrics love this pass defense as well, ranking them second-best overall. They're also in the top six against passes to the left, right, deep, and short, with their only weak spot being inside the hashmarks where they rank 22nd-lowest at defending the middle of the field. Landry lines up in the slot about two out of three snaps, leaving the door open for a decent day. It's worth noting, Landry practiced in limited fashion and is questionable with a hamstring injury. - Evan Bletz (@evanbletz1)
Charch's Rating: 8.5/10   |   $7800


Nelson Agholor has stepped his game up with Alshon Jeffery absent. Compared to last year with Jeffery on the field, he's seeing double the targets, triple the receptions and 50% more yardage. Be sure to watch Jeffery's status so you know if Agholor is likely to maintain this level of workload. Carson Wentz makes his return this week and if Wentz isn't rusty, Agholor is primed to reap the benefits. In Wentz' final two games last season (with Alshon healthy, notably), Agholor totaled 15 catches for 205 yards and a score. He faces slot corner Kenny Moore II in coverage this week, who's contributing to an Indianapolis secondary that has given up the seventh-fewest yards to opposing receivers with 114 per game. - Jeremy Thomas (@jeremyt_2)
Charch's Rating: 8.25/10   |   $7000


Tyler Lockett is emerging as Russell Wilson's go-to receiver, leading Seattle in receptions (8) and second in targets (11).What's more, he's put his opportunities to good use, hauling in passes at an impressive 73% rate and reaching the end zone twice in as many games. We can expect this type of involvement to continue with Doug Baldwin sidelined at least another week. Lockett will face third-year cornerback Anthony Brown in what will be a difficult matchup for the receiver. Dallas has completely shut down receivers to this point, giving up zero touchdowns and ranking second in receptions allowed with just 16, and ranking fifth in yards allowed per game, giving up a minuscule 97 yards to the position. - Jeremy Thomas (@jeremyt_2)
Charch's Rating: 8.25/10   |   $6600


Miami has yet to allow a receiving touchdown to any opposing wide receiver and believe it or not, Football Outsiders lists Miami as the best pass defense according to their metrics, but in fairness they've faced Blaine Gabbert and Sam Darnold. They have been dominant against starting wide receivers thus far, ranking second-best against No. 1 wide receivers and second-best against No. 2 wide receivers. But I'm taking those stats with a grain of salt. The best receiver they've faced is Quincy Enunwa. Amari Cooper, for all his flaws, will be the best receiver they've seen by a mile. He'll usually be facing a very favorable matchup with overmatched cornerback Xavien Howard. The Dolphins haven't given up a touchdown to receivers, but that could change here. - Evan Bletz (@evanbletz1)
Charch's Rating: 8.25/10   |   $7100


The Lions will be playing catch up against the Patriots so we should fully expect Matthew Stafford's ridiculous pace of 50 pass attempts a game to continue. Marvin Jones has seen over eight targets a game from Stafford, but more importantly, has already seen five red zone targets, fourth most. This is important for Jones as he faces a Patriots secondary that's already allowed the third-most touchdowns to receivers with four. Jones will face cornerback Eric Rowe in coverage, who could be tasked for more responsibility this week with Patrick Chung sidelined with a concussion. - Jeremy Thomas (@jeremyt_2)
Charch's Rating: 8.25/10   |   $6900


Against Detroit, Sam Darnold and Jimmy Garoppolo combined to complete 69 percent of wide receivers throws. Detroit's lone bright spot was Darius Slay, but he left Sunday's game with a concussion and is questionable headed into Sunday night. If Slay doesn't play it significantly boosts Dorsett's value against this terrible Detroit secondary. Check out the Chris Hogan write-up that details the Lions defensive woes, but there's the short version: they rank bottom-seven in all but one category according to Football Outsiders. Josh Gordon is unlikely to make an immediate impact, but he'll eventually carve into Dorsett's time. - Evan Bletz (@evanbletz1)
Charch's Rating: 8.25/10   |   $4600


Tyler Boyd is establishing himself as a reliable second option for the Bengals, catching nine of 14 targets for 117 yards and a touchdown through two games. He faces Captain Munnerlyn in the slot who's allowed a catch rate of 79 percent, the sixth-worst among all cornerbacks . Carolina has allowed just one touchdown through the air to a wide receiver, but they're still giving up a 69-percent catch rate. The Panthers have the seventh-worst pass defense, the third-worst defense against No. 2 wide receivers, and the seventh-worst defense against all other receivers according to Football Outsiders. - Evan Bletz (@evanbletz1)
Charch's Rating: 8.0/10   |   $4700


Cincinnati is struggling mightily against wide receivers to this point, allowing 16.5 receptions a game, tied for fifth most. These struggles aside, it'll still be a difficult day for Devin Funchess as he'll go to battle against a great young cornerback in William Jackson. Jackson has yet to allow his primary assignment to gain over 60 yards, and last season led the league with an incredibly low catch rate allowed of 34%.On the flip side, Funchess has hauled in passes at an impressive 72% clip, which outpaces his career average by 20%. The Cincy secondary could be a little thin depending on the status of corner Dre Kirkpatrick's hamstring, something Funchess could take advantage of. - Jeremy Thomas (@jeremyt_2)
Charch's Rating: 8.0/10   |   $6300


Larry Fitzgerald has a challenging matchup this week against a Bears defense that's blossoming into one of the league's best. Arizona's air ͞attack͟, if you can call it that, has been virtually non-existent so far, averaging a league-low 114 passing yards per game. Nevertheless, there is a little hope this week for Fitzgerald, as he'll face corner Bryce Callahan in coverage, who's part of a Bears secondary that's been surprisingly weak against opposing receivers. Chicago's given up 219 yards a game and four touchdowns to wide receivers, fourth and third worst, respectively. This could lead to a decent yardage output for Fitz, but a score could prove elusive given his quarterback Sam Bradford has yet to throw a touchdown. - Jeremy Thomas (@jeremyt_2)
Charch's Rating: 8.25/10   |   $6700


Overcoming a lack of talent in their secondary, Oakland has held opposing quarterbacks to a 49 percent completion percentage when targeting wide receivers, a terrific number. Oakland, has allowed just one touchdown to the position, despite seeing the second-most targets to opposing wideouts. That's even more impressive when you consider opposing receivers have been targeted more times against Oakland than any other team in goal-to-go situations. The Dolphins have the lowest passing play percentage in the league, throwing the ball on just 48 percent of offensive snaps. That should continue to work against Kenny Stills, considering Oakland has allowed the second-most rushing yards, the second-most rushing first downs, and two touchdowns on the ground. - Evan Bletz (@evanbletz1)
Charch's Rating: 8.0/10   |   $5800


The Chiefs secondary needs Eric Berry back, like, yesterday. They've been completely lost without Berry to start the season, allowing a league-most 20 catches a game to opposing receivers and a troubling 217 yards a game to the position, the sixth most. This bodes well for Pierre Garcon, who's off to a bit of a sluggish start, averaging just five targets and three catches a game while failing to post a game over 60 yards. Garcon should be able to find open space against the paper thin secondary of Kansas City, who could be without the aforementioned Berry as well as cornerback Steven Nelson. - Jeremy Thomas (@jeremyt_2)
Charch's Rating: 8/10   |   $5800


Crabtree gets the best matchup among Baltimore's wide receivers. He faces Adam Jones who's currently battling a hamstring injury and is considered questionable to play. That's not an indictment of Pacman as much as it's respect for Denver's other cornerbacks Chris Harris Jr and Bradley Roby. Football Outsiders isn't buying into Denver's passing defense, listing them ninth-worst, a massive drop from their usual lofty positioning.The Broncos have allowed wide receivers a 72-percent catch rate, making this a potentially good matchup. Maybe the answer is somewhere in between. Denver ranks right in the middle of the pack in three key receiving categories: receptions allowed, receiving yards allowed, and in receiving touchdowns allowed. - Evan Bletz (@evanbletz1)
Charch's Rating: 8.0/10   |   $6500


Robert Woods has been Jared Goff's favorite target in the early going, averaging nine targets a game, but they've yet to hit their stride, connecting on just 50% of those passes. That's a significant decline from Woods' 66% catch rate with Goff a season ago. More troubling is Woods' presence, or lack thereof, in the red zone, where he's seen just two targets on Goff's third-most 15 red zone pass attempts.Woods faces his toughest foe yet in LA Chargers elite cornerback Casey Hayward. While the Chargers' secondary has been stellar against receivers, allowing the fourth-fewest catches a game with nine, they've struggled to keep them out of the end zone, giving up four scores to receivers, tied for third most. - Jeremy Thomas (@jeremyt_2)
Charch's Rating: 7.75/10   |   $6500


Mike Williams – I love all the extra playing time he's getting, but Travis Benjamin likely returns, and Williams probably loses snaps. And it's a tough, tough matchup. As an outside receiver, he'll draw either Aqib Talib or Marcus Peters, which are both very tough assignments. - Evan Bletz (@evanbletz1)
Charch's Rating: 7.5/10   |   $5700