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2010 Sizing Up the Wide Receivers
David Dorey
June 28, 2010
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Other Positions:  Quarterbacks  |  Running Backs  |  Wide Receivers

In all positions, size does matter to at least some degree. Obviously talent is critical but without the size to play in the NFL - does it really matter how fast a player is or how well he can pass the ball? The intent of these positional reviews is to arm yourself with the conventional wisdom about fantasy positions and typically what is successful. There are always exceptions to every rule, but it is nice to know the rule in the first place. There is a surprising amount of consistency in the measureables of star players.

# Team 2009 Top Ten Ht. Wt. Age Exp.
1 HOU Andre Johnson 6'3" 225 28 7
2 NE Randy Moss 6'4" 210 32 12
3 DAL Miles Austin 6'3" 214 25 4
4 PHI DeSean Jackson 5'10" 175 23 2
5 ARI Larry Fitzgerald 6'3" 217 26 6
6 IND Reggie Wayne 6'0" 198 31 9
7 ATL Roddy White 6'0" 208 28 5
8 MIN Sidney Rice 6'4" 202 23 3
9 MIA Brandon Marshall 6'4" 230 25 4
10 SD Vincent Jackson 6'5" 230 26 5
    Average Top 10 6'2" 211 27 6

Height: The average height went down in 2009 but is back above six foot once again. Only one top ten receiver came in under that mark.

Weight:The bigger wideouts faded a little last year with several lighter (and younger) players stepping up. Still, it is far more prototypical to see over 200 pounds here.

Age/Experience: There were several new players into the top ten last year with Austin, Jackson and Rice and that held down the average age.We're seeing a slow changing of the guard with players with Terrell Owens out and it makes Randy Moss suddenly seem out of place. Even Reggie Wayne is no longer a young player.

Drafted Team Name Ht. Wt. Age
1.22 DEN Demaryius Thomas 6'3" 224 23
1.24 DAL Dez Bryant 6'2" 224 22
2.04 KC Dexter McCluster 5'9" 172 22
2.07 TB Arrelious Benn 6'1" 219 22
2.28 SEA Golden Tate 5'10" 199 22
3.13 TEN Damian Williams 6'1" 197 22
3.14 CAR Brandon LaFell 6'3" 211 24
3.18 PIT Emmanuel Sanders 5'11" 186 22
3.20 CIN Jordan Shipley 5'11" 193 22
3.23 DEN Eric Decker 6'3" 217 23
3.24 ARI Andre Roberts 5'11" 195 22
3.25 CAR Armanti Edwards 5'11" 185 22
3.26 NE Taylor Price 6'1" 204 23
4.01 STL Mardy Gilyard 6'1" 187 24
4.03 TB Mike Williams 6'2" 221 23
4.09 BUF Marcus Easley 6'3" 210 23
4.10 OAK Jacoby Ford 5'9" 186 23
5.25 BAL David Reed 6'1" 191 22
5.28 PHI Riley Cooper 6'4" 222 23
5.34 ATL Kerry Meier 6'2" 224 22
6.08 CLE Carlton Mitchell 6'3" 215 22
6.22 CIN Dezmon Briscoe 6'2" 207 21
6.26 PIT Antonio Brown 5'10" 186 22
6.28 HOU Trindon Holliday 5'5" 166 24
6.29 CAR David Gettis 6'3" 217 23
6.30 MIN Joe Webb 6'3" 223 22
6.37 SF Kyle Williams 5'10" 188 22
7.12 WAS Terrence Austin 5'10" 165 22
7.15 TEN Marc Mariani 6'1" 190 23
7.48 DET Tim Toone 5'10" 185 22

Rookies: There were no really hot rookie wideouts this year though both Thomas and Bryant should secure starting spots during the season and have fantasy relevance. Other wideouts like Benn will need a good camp to make the case for playing time.

Team Name Ht. Wt. Age Exp. Team Name Ht. Wt. Age Exp.
ARI Steve Breaston 6'0" 189 27 4 MIN Percy Harvin 5'11" 192 22 2
ARI Larry Fitzgerald 6'3" 217 27 7 MIN Sidney Rice 6'4" 202 24 4
ATL Roddy White 6'0" 208 29 6 MIN Bernard Berrian 6'1" 185 30 7
ATL Michael Jenkins 6'4" 215 28 7 NE Wes Welker 5'9" 185 29 7
BAL Anquan Boldin 6'1" 217 30 8 NE Torry Holt 6'0" 190 34 12
BAL Derrick Mason 5'10" 192 36 14 NE Randy Moss 6'4" 210 33 13
BUF James Hardy 6'5" 220 25 3 NO Robert Meachem 6'2" 210 26 4
BUF Lee Evans 5'10" 197 29 7 NO Marques Colston 6'4" 225 27 5
CAR Dwayne Jarrett 6'4" 219 24 4 NO Lance Moore 5'9" 190 27 5
CAR Steve Smith 5'9" 185 31 10 NO Devery Henderson 5'11" 200 28 7
CHI Johnny Knox 6'0" 180 24 2 NYG Hakeem Nicks 6'1" 212 22 2
CHI Earl Bennett 6'0" 202 23 3 NYG Mario Manningham 5'11" 183 24 3
CHI Devin Aromashodu 6'2" 200 26 4 NYG Steve Smith 5'11" 195 25 4
CHI Devin Hester 5'11" 189 28 5 NYJ Santonio Holmes 5'11" 192 26 5
CIN Antonio Bryant 6'1" 205 29 8 NYJ Braylon Edwards 6'3" 215 27 6
CIN Chad Ochocinco 6'1" 192 32 10 NYJ Jerricho Cotchery 6'0" 203 28 7
CLE Mohamed Massaquoi 6'2" 207 24 2 OAK Darrius Heyward-Bey 6'2" 210 23 2
CLE Brian Robiskie 6'3" 209 23 2 OAK Louis Murphy 6'3" 205 23 2
DAL Dez Bryant 6'2" 215 22 0 OAK Chaz Schilens 6'4" 225 25 3
DAL Miles Austin 6'3" 214 26 5 PHI Jeremy Maclin 6'0" 198 22 2
DAL Roy Williams 6'3" 215 29 7 PHI DeSean Jackson 5'10" 175 24 3
DEN Demaryius Thomas 6'3" 229 23 0 PHI Jason Avant 6'0" 212 27 5
DEN Eddie Royal 5'10" 182 24 3 PIT Mike Wallace 6'0" 199 24 2
DET Calvin Johnson 6'5" 235 25 4 PIT Antwaan Randle El 5'10" 185 31 9
DET Nate Burleson 6'0" 198 29 8 PIT Hines Ward 6'0" 205 34 13
FA Terrell Owens 6'3" 224 37 15 SD Malcom Floyd 6'5" 225 29 5
GB Greg Jennings 5'11" 198 27 5 SD Vincent Jackson 6'5" 230 27 6
GB Donald Driver 6'0" 194 35 12 SEA Deion Branch 5'9" 192 31 9
HOU Jacoby Jones 6'2" 210 26 4 SEA T.J. Houshmandzadeh 6'2" 203 33 10
HOU Andre Johnson 6'3" 225 29 8 SF Michael Crabtree 6'1" 214 23 2
HOU Kevin Walter 6'3" 218 29 8 SF Josh Morgan 6'0" 219 25 3
IND Austin Collie 6'0" 200 25 2 STL Mardy Gilyard 6'1" 187 24 0
IND Pierre Garcon 6'0" 210 24 3 STL Donnie Avery 5'11" 184 26 3
IND Reggie Wayne 6'0" 198 32 10 STL Laurent Robinson 6'2" 194 25 4
JAC Jarett Dillard 5'10" 187 25 2 TB Arrelious Benn 6'2" 220 22 0
JAC Mike Thomas 5'8" 195 23 2 TB Mike Williams 6'2" 204 23 0
JAC Mike Sims-Walker 6'2" 214 26 4 TB Sammie Stroughter 5'10" 189 24 2
KC Dwayne Bowe 6'2" 221 26 4 TEN Kenny Britt 6'3" 218 22 2
KC Chris Chambers 5'11" 210 32 10 TEN Nate Washington 6'1" 185 27 6
MIA Davone Bess 5'10" 190 25 3 WAS Malcolm Kelly 6'4" 219 24 3
MIA Brandon Marshall 6'4" 230 26 5 WAS Devin Thomas 6'2" 218 24 3
MIA Greg Camarillo 6'1" 190 28 5 WAS Santana Moss 5'10" 200 31 10

Height Weight Age Experience
James Hardy 6'5" Calvin Johnson 235 Terrell Owens 37 Terrell Owens 15
Calvin Johnson 6'5" Brandon Marshall 230 Derrick Mason 36 Derrick Mason 14
Malcom Floyd 6'5" Vincent Jackson 230 Donald Driver 35 Randy Moss 13
Vincent Jackson 6'5" Demaryius Thomas 229 Torry Holt 34 Hines Ward 13
Michael Jenkins 6'4" Andre Johnson 225 Hines Ward 34 Donald Driver 12
Dwayne Jarrett 6'4" Marques Colston 225 Randy Moss 33 Torry Holt 12
Brandon Marshall 6'4" Chaz Schilens 225 T.J. Houshmandzadeh 33 Steve Smith 10
Sidney Rice 6'4" Malcom Floyd 225 Chad Ochocinco 32 Chad Ochocinco 10
Randy Moss 6'4" Terrell Owens 224 Reggie Wayne 32 Reggie Wayne 10
Marques Colston 6'4" Dwayne Bowe 221 Chris Chambers 32 Chris Chambers 10
Chaz Schilens 6'4" James Hardy 220 Steve Smith 31 T.J. Houshmandzadeh 10
Malcolm Kelly 6'4" Arrelious Benn 220 Antwaan Randle El 31 Santana Moss 10
Larry Fitzgerald 6'3" Dwayne Jarrett 219 Deion Branch 31 Antwaan Randle El 9
Brian Robiskie 6'3" Josh Morgan 219 Santana Moss 31 Deion Branch 9
Miles Austin 6'3" Malcolm Kelly 219 Anquan Boldin 30 Anquan Boldin 8
Roy Williams 6'3" Kevin Walter 218 Bernard Berrian 30 Antonio Bryant 8
Demaryius Thomas 6'3" Kenny Britt 218 Roddy White 29 Nate Burleson 8
Terrell Owens 6'3" Devin Thomas 218 Lee Evans 29 Andre Johnson 8
Andre Johnson 6'3" Larry Fitzgerald 217 Antonio Bryant 29 Kevin Walter 8
Kevin Walter 6'3" Anquan Boldin 217 Roy Williams 29 Larry Fitzgerald 7
Braylon Edwards 6'3" Michael Jenkins 215 Nate Burleson 29 Michael Jenkins 7
Louis Murphy 6'3" Dez Bryant 215 Andre Johnson 29 Lee Evans 7
Kenny Britt 6'3" Roy Williams 215 Kevin Walter 29 Roy Williams 7
Devin Aromashodu 6'2" Braylon Edwards 215 Wes Welker 29 Bernard Berrian 7
Mohamed Massaquoi 6'2" Miles Austin 214 Malcom Floyd 29 Wes Welker 7
Dez Bryant 6'2" Mike Sims-Walker 214 Michael Jenkins 28 Devery Henderson 7
Jacoby Jones 6'2" Michael Crabtree 214 Devin Hester 28 Jerricho Cotchery 7
Mike Sims-Walker 6'2" Hakeem Nicks 212 Greg Camarillo 28 Roddy White 6
Dwayne Bowe 6'2" Jason Avant 212 Devery Henderson 28 Braylon Edwards 6
Robert Meachem 6'2" Jacoby Jones 210 Jerricho Cotchery 28 Vincent Jackson 6
Darrius Heyward-Bey 6'2" Pierre Garcon 210 Steve Breaston 27 Nate Washington 6
T.J. Houshmandzadeh 6'2" Chris Chambers 210 Larry Fitzgerald 27 Devin Hester 5
Laurent Robinson 6'2" Randy Moss 210 Greg Jennings 27 Miles Austin 5
Arrelious Benn 6'2" Robert Meachem 210 Marques Colston 27 Greg Jennings 5
Mike Williams 6'2" Darrius Heyward-Bey 210 Lance Moore 27 Brandon Marshall 5
Devin Thomas 6'2" Brian Robiskie 209 Braylon Edwards 27 Greg Camarillo 5
Anquan Boldin 6'1" Roddy White 208 Jason Avant 27 Marques Colston 5
Antonio Bryant 6'1" Mohamed Massaquoi 207 Vincent Jackson 27 Lance Moore 5
Chad Ochocinco 6'1" Antonio Bryant 205 Nate Washington 27 Santonio Holmes 5
Greg Camarillo 6'1" Louis Murphy 205 Devin Aromashodu 26 Jason Avant 5
Bernard Berrian 6'1" Hines Ward 205 Miles Austin 26 Malcom Floyd 5
Hakeem Nicks 6'1" Mike Williams 204 Jacoby Jones 26 Steve Breaston 4
Michael Crabtree 6'1" Jerricho Cotchery 203 Mike Sims-Walker 26 Dwayne Jarrett 4
Mardy Gilyard 6'1" T.J. Houshmandzadeh 203 Dwayne Bowe 26 Devin Aromashodu 4
Nate Washington 6'1" Earl Bennett 202 Brandon Marshall 26 Calvin Johnson 4
Steve Breaston 6'0" Sidney Rice 202 Robert Meachem 26 Jacoby Jones 4
Roddy White 6'0" Devin Aromashodu 200 Santonio Holmes 26 Mike Sims-Walker 4
Johnny Knox 6'0" Austin Collie 200 Donnie Avery 26 Dwayne Bowe 4
Earl Bennett 6'0" Devery Henderson 200 James Hardy 25 Sidney Rice 4
Nate Burleson 6'0" Santana Moss 200 Calvin Johnson 25 Robert Meachem 4
Donald Driver 6'0" Mike Wallace 199 Austin Collie 25 Steve Smith 4
Austin Collie 6'0" Nate Burleson 198 Jarett Dillard 25 Laurent Robinson 4
Pierre Garcon 6'0" Greg Jennings 198 Davone Bess 25 James Hardy 3
Reggie Wayne 6'0" Reggie Wayne 198 Steve Smith 25 Earl Bennett 3
Torry Holt 6'0" Jeremy Maclin 198 Chaz Schilens 25 Eddie Royal 3
Jerricho Cotchery 6'0" Lee Evans 197 Josh Morgan 25 Pierre Garcon 3
Jeremy Maclin 6'0" Mike Thomas 195 Laurent Robinson 25 Davone Bess 3
Jason Avant 6'0" Steve Smith 195 Dwayne Jarrett 24 Mario Manningham 3
Mike Wallace 6'0" Donald Driver 194 Johnny Knox 24 Chaz Schilens 3
Hines Ward 6'0" Laurent Robinson 194 Mohamed Massaquoi 24 DeSean Jackson 3
Josh Morgan 6'0" Derrick Mason 192 Eddie Royal 24 Josh Morgan 3
Steve Smith 5'9" Chad Ochocinco 192 Pierre Garcon 24 Donnie Avery 3
Wes Welker 5'9" Percy Harvin 192 Sidney Rice 24 Malcolm Kelly 3
Lance Moore 5'9" Santonio Holmes 192 Mario Manningham 24 Devin Thomas 3
Deion Branch 5'9" Deion Branch 192 DeSean Jackson 24 Johnny Knox 2
Mike Thomas 5'8" Davone Bess 190 Mike Wallace 24 Mohamed Massaquoi 2
Devin Hester 5'11" Greg Camarillo 190 Mardy Gilyard 24 Brian Robiskie 2
Greg Jennings 5'11" Torry Holt 190 Sammie Stroughter 24 Austin Collie 2
Chris Chambers 5'11" Lance Moore 190 Malcolm Kelly 24 Jarett Dillard 2
Percy Harvin 5'11" Steve Breaston 189 Devin Thomas 24 Mike Thomas 2
Devery Henderson 5'11" Devin Hester 189 Earl Bennett 23 Percy Harvin 2
Mario Manningham 5'11" Sammie Stroughter 189 Brian Robiskie 23 Hakeem Nicks 2
Steve Smith 5'11" Jarett Dillard 187 Demaryius Thomas 23 Darrius Heyward-Bey 2
Santonio Holmes 5'11" Mardy Gilyard 187 Mike Thomas 23 Louis Murphy 2
Donnie Avery 5'11" Steve Smith 185 Darrius Heyward-Bey 23 Jeremy Maclin 2
Derrick Mason 5'10" Bernard Berrian 185 Louis Murphy 23 Mike Wallace 2
Lee Evans 5'10" Wes Welker 185 Michael Crabtree 23 Michael Crabtree 2
Eddie Royal 5'10" Antwaan Randle El 185 Mike Williams 23 Sammie Stroughter 2
Jarett Dillard 5'10" Nate Washington 185 Dez Bryant 22 Kenny Britt 2
Davone Bess 5'10" Donnie Avery 184 Percy Harvin 22 Dez Bryant 0
DeSean Jackson 5'10" Mario Manningham 183 Hakeem Nicks 22 Demaryius Thomas 0
Antwaan Randle El 5'10" Eddie Royal 182 Jeremy Maclin 22 Mardy Gilyard 0
Sammie Stroughter 5'10" Johnny Knox 180 Arrelious Benn 22 Arrelious Benn 0
Santana Moss 5'10" DeSean Jackson 175 Kenny Britt 22 Mike Williams 0

Other Positions:  Quarterbacks  |  Running Backs  |  Wide Receivers

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