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If Wes Welker leaves New England, how will his fantasy football value be affected?
With the NFL free agency period now just weeks away, it is the perfect time for the third installment of the 2013 PPR Fantasy Football Rankings. Today we will be focusing on the wide receiver postion.
Unlike the previous two positions (2013 PPR Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings, 2013 Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings)examined by FantasyPPR.com, the wide receiver positon could have plenty of things change during the NFL offseason due to free agency and trades. Many top wide receivers and top fantasy football options are eligible for free agency, making it difficult to project their fantasy value entering the 2013 NFL season.
While there are many wide receivers on the market, here are a few of the key ones that will most likely impact you fantasy-wise next season. First off there is Patriots wide receiver Wes Welker, who was dominant once again in point per reception formats in 2012, as he finished seventh in total points among wide receivers, after averaging 18.7 fantasy points per game.
The shifty slot receiver is set for free agency after playing under the franchise tag and it is unclear at this point if New England is going to re-sign him. The big question facing fantasy owners is how will his value be affected should he end up playing elsewhere in 2013?
The answer is hard to say but I for one would feel weary about counting on Welker to produce similar numbers that he did in New England anywhere else. Of course if he wound up in Denver with Peyton Manning on in another situation like that, then sure I may feel more optimistic. But at this point, if Welker is not wearing a Pats uniform next season, then I would stay away, at least until later in the draft.
However, Welker is not alone. Dwayne Bowe, Greg Jennings, Mike Wallace, Mike Williams and Brian Hartline, all players currently ranked in the top-40 of the 2013 PPR Fantasy Football rankings are all set to be free agents. Where they all land will have a big determining factor in their fantasy football value as wide receivers next season.
For the purpose of these rankings, the assumption has been made that Jennings and Wallace wil be relocating, while we are projecting Welker, Bowe, Hartline and Williams to be back with their 2012 teams. This is all conjecture and is based on the current feeling of the market but things could certainly change. Just wanted that to be kept in mind when viewing the rankings.
Thus, without further ado, here are the way too early 2013 PPR Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings:
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