Ryan Heath’s WR Rankings
- Demarcus Robinson is actually leading all Baltimore pass catchers in OPPO per game over the last three weeks. He just caught all nine of his targets for 128 yards against the Panthers, and had eight targets in Week 8 against Tampa Bay. Devin Duvernay just isn’t involved much int he offense, being targeted on only 14% of his routes to Robinson’s 20%. Now that Robinson is running almost all the routes (30 to Duvernay’s 35 last week), he’s a usable option.
- Darius Slayton just led the Giants in routes run. Now that Wan’Dale Robinson is out for the season, Slayton is competing with guys named Isaiah Hodgins, Richie James, and the reanimated corpse of Kenny Golladay. Slayton has 20 targets over his last three games and has been very efficient with 2.3 yards per route run on the year. The Giants have a -8% pass rate over expected (only the Titans, Falcons, and Bears throw less), but if Slayton is the only receiver commanding targets, that probably translates to a WR3 every week.
- Speaking of efficiency, Treylon Burks has 2.1 yards per route run on the year. Burks was involved throughout the game against the Packers last week while commanding eight targets. However, the Titans are only 2 point underdogs against the Bengals this week, so I expect them to remain run heavy. Burks’ 21% target share and 27% air yards share per game is going to make it challenging to be consistently productive on a low-volume passing offense, but if his 30% target share from last week carries forward, watch out.
- Greg Dortch tied for the team lead in routes run lsat week and commanded eight targets. He will do this from the slot as long as Rondale Moore is out. The Chargers are not an amazing matchup, but this game is tied for the second-highest over/under on the slate.
Green=Strong Starter, Yellow=Solid Starter, Red=Look for Better Options