Sep 22, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Carolina Panthers wide receiver Steve Smith (89) is introduced before the game at Bank of America Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports
Justin: Steve Smith, WR, Carolina Panthers
Smith in his older age is not the deep threat that he once was. The Panthers have passed that torch to Ted Ginn, Jr. and Brandon LaFell. But Smith is still Cam Newton‘s favorite target and a good bet for a high number of receptions against a Cardinals secondary that will be working hard to prevent the big play.
David: Randall Cobb, WR, Green Bay Packers
This game will undoubtedly be a shootout, and the Packers have had an extra week to prepare. Expect plenty of “wrinkle” plays that involve Cobb, including screen passes and maybe even a few handoffs. With Calvin Johnson slicing up the Packers defense on the other side, Aaron Rodgers will be looking to counter throughout the game. Nelson and Jones provide solid targets as well, but everyone knows that Cobb is the true cog of this receiving core.
Matt: Wes Welker, WR, Denver Broncos
You could really take any of the receivers on the Denver Broncos and be happy about it, but I’ll stick with the old reliable Welker. The guy is a catching machine and I feel him and Peyton Manning will only get more in sync as the season goes. The offense is unreal right now, yes they have had a cake schedule so far but I have no doubt Welker is a PPR stud this week.
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