Week 1 of the 2013 fantasy football season has been a very high scoring week, with numerous players having outstanding games. The surprise of all players on Sunday, Sept. 9, was Anquan Boldin, who caught 13 receptions for 208 yards and a touchdown to lead all players in PPR leagues.
Here is a look at the top wide receivers in the Sunday games from week one of the fantasy football season.
Anquan Boldin – Last year, Boldin played for the Super Bowl winning Baltimore Ravens and was a big part of their big push to the championship. When the season ended, they let him go to the San Francisco 49ers, the team they beat in the Super Bowl, and he looked to help the 49ers in their one weak spot. No one expected him to light it up in week one with 13 catches for 208 yards and a touchdown.
A.J. Green – The Cincinnati Bengals didn’t find a lot of room running the ball against the Chicago Bears, so Andy Dalton threw it a lot. That is always good for A.J. Green, who finished the game with nine receptions for 162 yards and two touchdowns.
Victor Cruz – The New York Giants were playing catch up the entire game against the Dallas Cowboys and the only reason they had a chance at all was because of Victor Cruz. The Salsa dancer had five receptions for 118 yards and three touchdowns in the game.
Brian Hartline – The Dolphins hoped that Mike Wallace would be their big play receiver, but in this game it was Brian Hartline. The Miami receiver finished this game with nine catches for 114 yards and a touchdown, while quarterback Ryan Tannehill looked his way a team-high 15 times.
Jordy Nelson – Nelson spent most of the preseason on the injured list and actually came into week one with an injury mark by his name. However, he not only played but he was Aaron Rodgers’ favorite target with seven receptions for 130 yards and a touchdown.
Mike Wallace – Wallace was supposed to be the missing piece in Miami, but he wasn’t anywhere to be found in his first game of 2013. The one-time fantasy football stud only caught one ball for 15 yards. Both Brian Harline and Brandon Gibson played better than the high priced free agent.