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Fantasy Playoff Prep: Top 30 wide receivers to start for remainder of season

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Since a strong fantasy football team relies on a productive aerial attack, here are the 30 wide receivers that should be starting every game leading up to and through the playoffs.

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If you were the shrewdest of owners at the draft, you may have two receivers in the top 10 or three in the top 30. (The Michigan Gnome and I drafted a combined total of five players that appear on this list.)

If you need the best wide receiver in the NFL, it is Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions At a minimum, you want No. 30 on our list – Golden Tate of the Seattle Seahawks.

The top 30 wide receivers that will be extremely productive for their team and your fantasy football team for the remainder of the season are:

  1. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions
  2. Josh Gordon, Cleveland Browns
  3. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers
  4. Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears
  5. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
  6. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals
  7. Alshon Jeffery, Chicago Bears
  8. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
  9. Andre Johnson, Houston Texans
  10. DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles
  11. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers
  12. Wes Welker, Denver Broncos
  13. Eric Decker, Denver Broncos
  14. Pierre Garcon, Washington Redskins
  15. Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  16. Keenan Allen, San Diego Chargers
  17. Victor Cruz, New York Giants
  18. Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens
  19. Julian Edelman, New England Patriots
  20. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals
  21. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts
  22. Kendall Wright, Tennessee Titans
  23. Michael Floyd, Arizona Cardinals
  24. Cecil Shorts III, Jacksonville Jaguars
  25. Anquan Boldin, San Francisco 49ers
  26. Brian Hartline, Miami Dolphins
  27. Riley Cooper, Philadelphia Eagles
  28. Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota Vikings
  29. Emmanuel Sanders, Pittsburgh Steelers
  30. Golden Tate, Seattle Seahawks

The Michigan Gnome and I will continue to provide additional feature articles that will help you put together the best possible starting lineup for the games leading up to and that are part of the fantasy football playoffs.

Also, feel free to share your feedback, insights, suggestions or questions by commenting on this article, tweeting me @denimartin, or by sending an email to



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