Originally posted on The Sports Bank  |  Last updated 11/23/11

Many fantasy leagues are just a week away from the start of the playoffs and the pressure is starting to build. Injuries to guys like Fred Jackson and Adrian Peterson have owners making last ditch trade attempts or scowering the waiver wire for a decent replacement. Because of Thanksgiving, this edition of my rankings will be simply that: the rankings. Pick the higher rated player and I will see you in the playoffs.

WR Rankings

1. Steve Smith CAR (@ Indianapolis)

2. Calvin Johnson DET (vs.Green Bay)

3. Mike Wallace PIT (@ Kansas City)

4. Jordy Nelson GB (@ Detroit)

5. Larry Fitzgerald AZ (@ St. Louis)

6. Andre Johnson HOU (@ Jacksonville)

7. Greg Jennings GB (@ Detroit)

8. Hakeem Nicks NYG (@ New Orleans)

9. Roddy White ATL (vs.Minnesota)

10. Wes WelkerNE (@ Philadelphia)

11. Vincent Jackson SD (vs.Denver)

12. Dez Bryant DAL (vs.Miami)

13. Brandon Lloyd STL (vs.Arizona)

14. DeSean Jackson PHI (vs.New England)

15. Brandon Marshall MIA (@ Dallas)

16. Victor Cruz NYG (@ New Orleans)

17. Marques Colston NO (vs.New York Giants)

18. A.J. Green CIN (vs.Cleveland)

19. Anquan Boldin BAL (vs.San Francisco)

20. Percy Harvin MIN (@ Atlanta)

21. Santonio Holmes NYJ (vs.Buffalo)

22. Laurent Robinson DAL (vs.Miami)

23. Antonio Brown PIT (@ Kansas City)

24. Michael Crabtree SF (@ Baltimore)

25. Mario Manningham NYG (@ New Orleans)

26. Dwayne Bowe KC (vs.Pittsburgh)

27. Sidney RiceSEA (vs.Washington)

28. Plaxico Burress NYJ (vs.Buffalo)

29. Nate Washington TEN (vs.TampaBay)

30. Steve Johnson BUF (@New York Jets)

31. Mike Williams TB (@ Tennessee)

32. Denarius Moore OAK (vs.Chicago)

33. Jeremy Maclin PHI (vs.New England)

34. Torrey Smith BAL (vs.San Francisco)

35. Pierre GarconIND (vs.Carolina)

36. Jabar Gaffney WAS (@ Seattle)

37. Deion BranchNE (@ Philadelphia)

38. Eric Decker DEN (@ San Diego)

39. Vincent Brown SD (vs.Denver)

40. Julio Jones ATL (vs.Minnesota)

41. Damian Williams TEN (vs.TampaBay)

42. Nate Burleson DET (vs.Green Bay)

43. Reggie WayneIND (vs.Carolina)

44. Greg Little CLE (@ Cincinnati)

45. Early DoucetAZ (@ St. Louis)

46. Jerome Simpson CIN (vs.Cleveland)

47. Lance Moore NO (vs.New York Giants)

48. Riley Cooper PHI (vs.New England)

49. Harry Douglas ATL (Vs.Minnesota)

50. Earl Bennett CHI (@ Oakland)


TE Rankings

1. Rob Gronkowski NE (@ Philadelphia)

2. Jimmy Graham NO (vs.New York Giants)

3. Jason Witten DAL (vs.Miami)

4. Jermichael Finley GB (@ Detroit)

5. Tony Gonzalez ATL (vs.Minnesota)

6. Antonio Gates SD (vs.Denver)

7. Brandon Pettigrew DET (vs.Green Bay)

8. Aaron Hernandez NE (@ Philadelphia)

9. Fred Davis WAS (@ Seattle)

10. Owen Daniels HOU (@ Jacksonville)

11. Brent Celek PHI (vs.New England)

12. Greg Olsen CAR (@ Indianapolis)

13. Vernon Davis SF (@ Baltimore)

14. Kellen Winslow TB (@ Tennessee)

15. Jermaine Gresham CIN (vs.Cleveland)

16. Heath Miller PIT (@ Kansas City)

17. Jake Ballard NYG (@ New Orleans)

18. Dustin Keller NYJ (vs.Buffalo)

19. Scott Chandler BUF (@New York Jets)

20. Ed Dickson BAL (vs.San Francisco)

21. Jared Cook TEN (vs.TampaBay)

22. Benjamin Watson CLE (@ Cincinnati)

23. Visanthe Shiancoe MIN (@ Atlanta)

24. Jacob TammeIND (vs.Carolina)

25. Anthony Fasano MIA (@ Dallas)


Stephen Kelley is a contributor at The Sports Bank where he covers Fantasy Sports and Pro Drafts. You can follow him on Twitter @stephen_tsb.

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