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2011 Player Rankings: Wide Receivers
Updated: September 8, 2011   Print this page Print 
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Danario Alexander - FA YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 119
Keeper: 97
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008                  
2009                  
2010 STL 8 20 306 15.3 1      
Avg   8 20 306 15.3 1 0 0 0
Proj FA   10 180   1      

(-Risk) (+Upside) No one argues that Alexander does not have talent, the problem is that he doesn't have two healthy knees. After five surgeries, Alexander is an injury waiting to happen and he could not keep from missing games as a rookie because of swelling in his knee. He will have a few good games but he is too unreliable because of his health issues.

Danny Amendola - NEP YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 38
Keeper: 62
Auction 10: 2%
Auction 12: 2%
2008                  
2009 STL 14 43 326 7.6 1 3 -2  
2010 STL 16 85 689 8.1 3 7 81  
Avg   15 64 508 7.9 2 5 40 0
Proj NEP   75 760   4      

Amendola was a big surprise when he reeled in 85 catches last year. That was at least partially a function of being one of only two receivers who remained healthy while all others were dropping like flies. But Amendola only gained 8.1 yards per catch for an NFL record worst for a receiver with more than 60 catches in a season. He was almost no factor in the endzone either and at 5'11" and 186 pounds, he's not likely to develop into anything more than what he is. Amendola will be lucky to hold onto what he has done so far. The Rams have restocked the shelves with receivers but the formerly undrafted player loses out more with a new coaching staff and offensive scheme.

Anthony Armstrong - CLE YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 99
Keeper: 100
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008                  
2009                  
2010 WAS 15 44 871 19.8 3      
Avg   15 44 871 19.8 3 0 0 0
Proj CLE   20 390   1      

The 28-year old undrafted product from West Texas A&M was a big surprise last year when he turned 44 catches into 871 yards and three scores but having McNabb under center and no other healthy wideouts proved to be a big benefit. But Armstong barely caught half of the passes thrown to him and the Skins brought in Jabar Gaffney and Donte Stallworth to compete for the job. Armstrong at least knows the offense but he's likely to lose some snaps to the veterans.

Devin Aromashodu - FA YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 93
Keeper: 94
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008                  
2009 CHI 10 24 298 12.4 4      
2010 CHI 14 10 149 14.9        
Avg   12 17 224 13.7 2 0 0 0
Proj FA   30 360   2      

There's a void at one receiver position for the Vikings; all Aromashodu has to do is beat out the likes of Michael Jenkins and Bernard Berrian to get on the field, at which point his talent can take over. It's an uphill battle, to be sure, but after watching Aromashodu close 2009 with 22-282-4 in the final month... stranger things have happened.

Miles Austin - CLE YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 6
Keeper: 7
Auction 10: 16%
Auction 12: 20%
2008 DAL 12 13 278 21.4 3      
2009 DAL 16 81 1320 16.3 11 2 -2  
2010 DAL 16 69 1041 15.1 7 7 93 1
Avg   15 54 880 17.6 7 3 30 0
Proj CLE   87 1290   10      

Austin dropped back last year to only 1041 yards and 7 scores but much of that was related to the inability of Jon Kitna to connect with him. Austin opened last year with 140+ yards in three of the first four games. Dez Bryant should help Austin avoid the intense coverage of last year and Romo is back.

Jason Avant - CAR YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 77
Keeper: 72
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008 PHI 15 32 377 11.8 2      
2009 PHI 16 41 587 14.3 3      
2010 PHI 16 51 573 11.2 1      
Avg   16 41 512 12.4 2 0 0 0
Proj CAR   45 520   2      

The slot doesn't do much on most teams but the Eagles use 3- man formations about half the time. That allowed Avant to have around 570 yards in each of the last two years but that is also his ceiling. Not much upside here.

Jon Baldwin - SFO YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 79
Keeper: 44
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008                  
2009                  
2010                  
Avg   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Proj SFO   28 430   3      

(+Upside) The 6'4", 228 pound wideout from Pittsburgh was drafted with the 1.26 pick of the Chiefs for one main reason - stretch the field and catch deep passes. Baldwin has more than adequate speed to get downfield and is built more like a tight end who can go up and get those long passes over almost any defensive back. The addition of Steve Breaston means Baldwin will start out as the #3 option for the Chiefs and his rookie season will likely be marked by a handful of games with long scoring catches against many games of minor production.

Brandon Banks - FA YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 137
Keeper: 137
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008                  
2009                  
2010 WAS 13 2 10 5.0   2 6  
Avg   13 2 10 5.0 0 2 6 0
Proj FA   1 10          

No analysis available.

Arrelious Benn - PHI YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 90
Keeper: 59
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008                  
2009                  
2010 TBB 15 25 395 15.8 2 6 35  
Avg   15 25 395 15.8 2 6 35 0
Proj PHI   29 400   2      

The rookie from 2010 had a slow start with just 395 yards on 25 catches (and that was with 122 yards in one game). He also tore his ACL in December and required surgery. But he has recovered and has been medically cleared to practice again. He is the favorite to keep the #2 spot though this offense does not pass enough to make that fantasy relevant.

Earl Bennett - FA YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 76
Keeper: 84
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008 CHI 10              
2009 CHI 16 54 717 13.3 2      
2010 CHI 14 46 561 12.2 3 2 9  
Avg   13 33 426 8.5 2 1 3 0
Proj FA   31 410   4      

Bennett has parlayed his Vanderbilt ties to Jay Cutler into a reasonably productive pair of pro seasons, and he did spend much of the lockout working regularly with Cutler. However, Roy Williams is bigger and better and likely to usurp his role as the possession guy in Mike Martz's offense. While Bennett is still likely to carve out a little bit of productivity, there's little fantasy upside to his game or his role.

Bernard Berrian - FA YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 43
Keeper: 48
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008 MIN 16 48 964 20.1 7 4 26  
2009 MIN 16 55 618 11.2 4      
2010 MIN 14 28 252 9.0   1 -8  
Avg   15 44 611 13.4 4 2 6 0
Proj FA   52 650   4      

Berrian and his $4 million salary dodged the chopping block this offseason because after losing Sidney Rice to Seattle the Vikings are thin at wideout. Minnesota needs to get something close to the Berrian who averaged 20 yards a catch in 2008 to make the decision to keep him a wise one; as it stands, he's Donovan McNabb's primary deep threat.

Davone Bess - FA YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 35
Keeper: 38
Auction 10: 2%
Auction 12: 2%
2008 MIA 16 54 554 10.3 1 1 13  
2009 MIA 16 76 758 10.0 2 2 11  
2010 MIA 16 79 820 10.4 5 2 -3  
Avg   16 70 711 10.2 3 2 7 0
Proj FA   72 800   4      

Bess has developed into a nice slot receiver with back-to-back seasons of around 800 yards and 75 receptions.The beauty of Bess in reception point leagues is that he almost never has a back game. He had 11 games with five or more catches last year and is a big part of the passing scheme if only over the middle for a short gain and few scores. Bess is Wes Welker- lite.

Anquan Boldin - SFO YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 18
Keeper: 18
Auction 10: 5%
Auction 12: 5%
2008 ARI 12 89 1038 11.7 11 9 67  
2009 ARI 15 84 1024 12.2 4 3 12 1
2010 BAL 16 64 837 13.1 7 2 2  
Avg   14 79 966 12.3 7 5 27 0
Proj SFO   76 980   9      

Boldin posted the lowest 16-game catch and yardage totals of his career, but he should offset the Ravens' running-game focus by picking up the lion's share of the production vacated by the departures of Derrick Mason, Donte' Stallworth, and Todd Heap. A potential return to the 1,000-yard level puts Boldin firmly back in fantasy starter territory. Lee Evans is now on board and could eat into Boldin's stats but may actually help by preventing teams from loading up on him.

Dwayne Bowe - KCC YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 14
Keeper: 15
Auction 10: 6%
Auction 12: 6%
2008 KCC 16 86 1022 11.9 7      
2009 KCC 11 47 589 12.5 4      
2010 KCC 16 72 1162 16.1 15 1 4  
Avg   14 68 924 13.5 9 0 1 0
Proj KCC   75 1080   9      

Bowe had a break out year in 2010 when he ended with 72-1162 and scored 15 touchdowns but he did that in a maddening manner. Four of his five 100+ yard games came in a seven game stretch in the middle of the season when he also scored 13 times. His final six games had only one touchdown and just one game over 70 yards. He was feast or famine and had three games of less than ten yards in those final six weeks. He'll face a much tougher slate of games this season though and he should have to share more with Steve Breaston and the rookie Jonathan Baldwin now on the team. Bowe has the big game ability to be sure, he still needs consistency to warrant being an elite receiver.

Deion Branch - IND YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 64
Keeper: 61
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008 SEA 8 30 412 13.7 4      
2009 SEA 14 45 437 9.7 2 1 -8  
2010 SEA 15 61 818 13.4 6      
Avg   12 45 556 12.3 4 0 0 0
Proj IND   36 480   4      

The mid-season trade to the Pats did wonders for Branch who responded with five touchdowns in the final 11 games with New England. He managed two efforts over 100 yards and scored in the playoff loss to the Jets as well. Branch is back to form in New England but he is 32 years of age and Ochocinco has joined the team to grab as big a share as he can. That leaves Branch as a definite #3 option in this offense and maybe less considering the love Brady developed for tight ends last year. Branch may carry some fantasy value, but he's likely to produce less than a fantasy starter.

Steve Breaston - FA YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 50
Keeper: 67
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008 ARI 16 77 1006 13.1 3 2 8  
2009 ARI 15 55 712 12.9 3 2 44  
2010 ARI 13 47 718 15.3 1 3 35  
Avg   15 60 812 13.8 2 2 29 0
Proj FA   38 590   4      

The ex-Cardinal lands in Kansas City and will start either as the slot receiver or the flanker depending on what the rookie Jonathan Baldwin can accomplish in training camp and during the season. Breaston signed a five year contract but he has a history being injured and was bothered by his knee most of last year. He's mildly interesting but is not likely to ever be more than a #2 wideout now on a team that prefers to run.

Dezmon Briscoe - FA YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 60
Keeper: 71
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008                  
2009                  
2010 TBB 2 6 93 15.5 1      
Avg   2 6 93 15.5 1 0 0 0
Proj FA   34 500   4      

Briscoe is showing up big in camp and preseason games. He may still take a step back with Arrelious Benn returns but he is making the case for more playing time.

Kenny Britt - STL YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 21
Keeper: 25
Auction 10: 3%
Auction 12: 4%
2008                  
2009 TEN 16 42 701 16.7 3      
2010 TEN 12 42 775 18.5 9      
Avg   14 42 738 17.6 6 0 0 0
Proj STL   60 920   9      

(+Upside) Britt had a breakout season in 2010 - sort of - when he scored nine times including seven times in a five game stretch before he injured his hamstring. He missed four games and now he has missed practice time at camp because of yet another hamstring issue. This is doubly bad because there is a new offense to install and a new quarterback to work with. Add in Britt having yet more off-the-field issues in the offseason and he's just a talented headcase with bad hammies. Downgrade Britt this year from the new offense a bit but he has been much improved and will post some points if he can stay healthy. Risky pick but with some reward.

Antonio Brown - PIT YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 54
Keeper: 51
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008                  
2009                  
2010 PIT 9 16 167 10.4        
Avg   9 16 167 10.4 0 0 0 0
Proj PIT   48 570   4      

No analysis available.

Vincent Brown - SDC YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 82
Keeper: 89
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008                  
2009                  
2010                  
Avg   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Proj SDC   30 450   2      

(+Upside) The 3.18 pick out of San Diego State has a shot to assume the #2 role across from Vincent Jackson thanks to free agent defections. Considered one of the most NFL-ready wideouts in the draft this spring, Brown lands in a great spot to make some waves as a rookie with a top quarterback and two other receivers that concern the defenses. A definite camp watch and a sleeper receiver if there is one this year.

08-07-20 Update: The re-signing of Malcom Floyd shoves Brown back down the depth chart.

Dez Bryant - DAL YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 20
Keeper: 22
Auction 10: 3%
Auction 12: 4%
2008                  
2009                  
2010 DAL 12 45 561 12.5 6 1    
Avg   12 45 561 12.5 6 1 0 0
Proj DAL   78 1080   7      

(+Upside) Bryant broke his fibula in game 13 last year and his 45 catches for 561 yards and six touchdowns were lower than expectations. But considering that Roy Williams is gone and Bryant proclaims himself 100% recovered, 2011 should be bright for the second-year player. He lost ten pounds to make himself quicker and insists his off-the-field problems in the offseason were much overblown. Bryant has big upside in this offense.

Nate Burleson - CLE YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 56
Keeper: 54
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008 SEA 1 5 60 12.0 1      
2009 SEA 13 63 812 12.9 3 2 4  
2010 DET 14 55 625 11.4 6 7 81  
Avg   9 41 499 12.1 3 3 28 0
Proj CLE   48 540   4      

The Lions added speedy Titus Young to take the lid off of defenses and Mikel Leshoure to pound them underneath. They have Jahvid Best running outside, Brandon Pettigrew over the middle, and Calvin Johnson for everything else. That leaves table scraps for the nine-year veteran, who'll be a nice complementary NFL player but, at this stage in this offense, an infrequent fantasy contributor.

Plaxico Burress - FA YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 44
Keeper: 79
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008 NYG 10 35 454 13.0 4      
2009                  
2010                  
Avg   10 35 454 13.0 4 0 0 0
Proj FA   44 620   4      

After an 18 month stint in the jail, the 34-year old Burress signed a one-year deal with the Jets for $3 million and will assume the #2 spot across from Santonio Holmes. His conditioning and skillset remains to be seen but is worth watching in training camp since he will be taking over the old Jerricho Cotchery role that was worthy of a WR2 last year.

Andre Caldwell - DEN YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 96
Keeper: 96
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008 CIN 7 11 78 7.1   5 53  
2009 CIN 16 51 432 8.5 3 3 22  
2010 CIN 15 25 345 13.8   1 -2  
Avg   13 29 285 9.8 1 3 24 0
Proj DEN   30 400   1      

Despite the departures of Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco, Caldwell still finds himself on the fringe of the Bengals' receiver rotation. He's best suited for the slot but backs up Jordan Shipley there, and he'll be hard pressed to bump either A.J. Green or Jerome Simpson for looks outside. A WR4 on a team with a new offense and inexperience at quarterback is a dart toss at best.

Randall Cobb - GBP YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 125
Keeper: 114
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008                  
2009                  
2010                  
Avg   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Proj GBP   10 150          

The Packers' second-round pick was a hot name this preseason--back when we thought Donald Driver might retire and James Jones might leave via free agency. But that didn't happen, meaning Cobb will have a tough time cracking Green Bay's receiver rotation this season. He'll contribute plenty in the return game and is solid insurance should one of the Packs' regular receivers go down with an injury, but his fantasy value in redraft leagues this year barely registers.

Austin Collie - FA YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 31
Keeper: 23
Auction 10: 3%
Auction 12: 4%
Movement:
2008                  
2009 IND 16 60 676 11.3 7 2 1  
2010 IND 9 58 649 11.2 8      
Avg   13 59 663 11.3 8 1 1 0
Proj FA   72 800   6      

(-Risk) Collie turned into a tremendous slot receiver in the vein of Wes Welker and through week six of last season had scored five times and caught 44 passes. But then Collie suffered from huge concussion that drained the rest of the season. He has been cleared to play again and has no signs of that devastating concussion but he will be no less susceptible to them going over the middle on almost every play. Collie has become a great part of the offense but he has to stay healthy.

Marques Colston - NOS YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 37
Keeper: 27
Auction 10: 2%
Auction 12: 2%
2008 NOS 11 47 760 16.2 5      
2009 NOS 16 70 1074 15.3 9 1 6  
2010 NOS 15 84 1023 12.2 7 1 1  
Avg   14 67 952 14.6 7 1 2 0
Proj NOS   65 760   4      

(-Risk) Coltson comes off his fifth knee surgery having had microfracture surgery to his knee cap in the offseason. Colston is in the final year of his contract and could use a big season. He has managed to turn in 1000 yards or more in all but one season (injury shortened 2008) but his YPC has declined in each of the last three seasons. Colston is the primary wideout of the four who play but has more risk this year with knee issues. He could be a steal if he drops in a draft because of it - but he may be a bust if he goes too high and is slower to recover from the latest procedure.

08-12-11 Update: Colston is still bothered by his knee and that is just a big red flag.

Riley Cooper - PHI YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 97
Keeper: 91
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008                  
2009                  
2010 PHI 13 7 116 16.6 1      
Avg   13 7 116 16.6 1 0 0 0
Proj PHI   28 340   2      

The second-year player has the confidence of the coaching staff though he only turned in seven catches for 116 yards last season and caught passes in just six games. He will remain as #4 on the depth chart but injuries could see his role increase.

Jerricho Cotchery - CAR YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 112
Keeper: 135
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008 NYJ 16 71 858 12.1 5 2 8  
2009 NYJ 14 57 821 14.4 3 2 7 1
2010 NYJ 14 41 433 10.6 2 4 -3  
Avg   15 56 704 12.4 3 3 4 0
Proj CAR   17 200   1      

Cotchery has been cleared to practice after suffering from a back injury and his role should see an increase this year with Braylon Edwards gone. Santonio Holmes has taken over as the primary and likely only wideout here with direct fantasy value but the 29-year old Cotchery now has Plaxico Burress to compete against and that should land Cotchery back into the slot.

08-10-11 Update: Cotchery has signed for one year with the Steelers where he is unlikely to see the field. He adds just receiver depth for now.

Michael Crabtree - SFO YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 51
Keeper: 40
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008                  
2009 SFO 11 48 625 13.0 2      
2010 SFO 16 55 741 13.5 6      
Avg   14 52 683 13.3 4 0 0 0
Proj SFO   49 650   3      

Crabtree starts training camp on the PUP thanks to injuring his foot during player-only practices. He's now questionable to play in the season opener and worse yet he is not learning the new offense or trying to improve what minimal chemistry he has with Alex Smith. This is the same foot that he had injured prior to the NFL draft. Throw in offseason comments suggesting a rift between he and Alex Smith and Crabtree remains a high- risk / moderate-reward player.

Patrick Crayton - FA YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 109
Keeper: 77
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008 DAL 16 39 550 14.1 4 1 11  
2009 DAL 16 37 622 16.8 5 4 28  
2010 SDC 9 28 514 18.4 1      
Avg   14 35 562 16.4 3 2 13 0
Proj FA   15 240   1      

Crayton's first season in San Diego saw him injure his wrist and miss the final seven games. Crayton is an early favorite to assume the #2 spot vacated by Malcom Floyd but the confidence is low that he would keep it long if he even reaches the season as a starter. The Chargers brought in the rookie Vincent Brown in the hopes of developing him quickly into a starter.

Josh Cribbs - FA YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 122
Keeper: 124
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008 CLE 15 2 18 9.0 1 29 167 1
2009 CLE 16 20 135 6.8 1 55 381 1
2010 CLE 15 23 292 12.7 1 20 66  
Avg   15 15 148 9.5 1 35 205 1
Proj FA   10 140   1      

Cribbs lost some of his fantasy value when the league changed the kickoff rules; curiously, the Browns' reaction was to suggest he'll be playing less receiver this year. Yeah, why would you want to get the ball to your most dynamic playmaker any more than necessary? Expect Cribbs to contend for slot duty and see some work in the wildcat, but ultimately be a slash usable only in best ball formats.

Victor Cruz - NYG YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 115
Keeper: 119
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008                  
2009                  
2010 NYG 3              
Avg   3 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Proj NYG   10 190   1      

No analysis available.

Eric Decker - NYJ YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 58
Keeper: 92
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008                  
2009                  
2010 DEN 14 6 106 17.7 1      
Avg   14 6 106 17.7 1 0 0 0
Proj NYJ   36 500   4      

Decker enters his second season and should have a stranglehold on the #3 spot. Problem is that the Broncos never used the slot much and there is no evidence the new offense and Tebow will use it at all.

Jarett Dillard - FA YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 106
Keeper: 106
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008                  
2009 JAC 7 6 106 17.7        
2010                  
Avg   7 6 106 17.7 0 0 0 0
Proj FA   30 320   1      

Dillard has been unable to stay healthy in his two seasons in the NFL but there is some optimism that he could put it together this year and actually matter. He'll battle the rookie Cecil Short for the #3 role in the offense. Dillard could even challenge for the #2 but so far he has not been on the field enough to spark much confidence.

Tandon Doss - JAC YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 108
Keeper: 110
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008                  
2009                  
2010                  
Avg   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Proj JAC   20 260   1      

The Indiana product and fourth-round pick has good hands and a real opportunity with Derrick Mason, T.J. Houshmandzadeh, and Donte' Stallworth all wearing different uniforms. He should move into the Ravens' receiver rotation, but he'll battle Anquan Boldin and classmate Torrey Smith for Joe Flacco's attention.

Early Doucet - FA YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 68
Keeper: 87
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008 ARI 7 14 90 6.4        
2009 ARI 9 17 214 12.6 1      
2010 ARI 10 26 291 11.2 1 2 5  
Avg   9 19 198 10.1 1 1 2 0
Proj FA   42 530   3      

Doucet landed on IR last year thanks to a sports hernia injury and the fourth year player is still more potential than production. With Steve Breaston gone, Doucet gets to challenge Andre Roberts for the starting flanker role but early returns are that Roberts holds onto it. Doucet could have marginal value even as a slot receiver in this offense that never uses tight ends. Training camp watch since the #2 in Arizona will have fantasy value.

Harry Douglas - ATL YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 81
Keeper: 75
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008 ATL 16 23 320 13.9 1 12 69 1
2009                  
2010 ATL 16 22 294 13.4 1 2 -5  
Avg   16 23 307 13.7 1 7 32 1
Proj ATL   24 390   3      

Douglas will battle with Eric Weems for the scraps left over from Roddy White, Julio Jones and Tony Gonzalez. That is not enough to merit fantasy attention. Douglas should keep the slot job and the Falcons will throw more - but it won't be enough for him to matter.

Donald Driver - FA YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 84
Keeper: 78
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008 GBP 16 74 1012 13.7 5 2 4  
2009 GBP 16 70 1061 15.2 6 1 13  
2010 GBP 15 51 565 11.1 4      
Avg   16 65 879 13.3 5 1 6 0
Proj FA   38 440   2      

Driver said he hopes to squeeze a couple more seasons out of his NFL career, but his productivity has been declining since he reached his 30s and there's little reason to expect a reversal of those tides. That said, he's still in the receiver rotation for one of the league's best passing games so there's upside if he can hold off Jordy Nelson and James Jones for one more year.

Julian Edelman - NEP YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 133
Keeper: 132
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008                  
2009 NEP 11 37 359 9.7 1 2 5  
2010 NEP 15 7 86 12.3   2 14  
Avg   13 22 223 11.0 1 2 10 0
Proj NEP   1 10          

No analysis available.

Braylon Edwards - FA YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 66
Keeper: 83
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008 CLE 16 55 873 15.9 3      
2009 CLE 16 45 680 15.1 4      
2010 NYJ 16 53 904 17.1 7 1 4  
Avg   16 51 819 16.0 5 0 1 0
Proj FA   38 540   3      

Edwards has signed with the 49ers for just one-year and $1 million. He is not a great fit as a long baller with a weak armed quarterback.

Lee Evans - FA YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 40
Keeper: 43
Auction 10: 2%
Auction 12: 2%
2008 BUF 16 63 1017 16.1 3 1 22  
2009 BUF 16 44 612 13.9 7      
2010 BUF 13 37 578 15.6 4      
Avg   15 48 736 15.2 5 0 7 0
Proj FA   50 680   4      

The plan is to get Evans more involved but that is no different than the last couple of years when he has not exceeded 612 yards in a season. The offense is taking hold and the rushing game remains nothing special so Evans should see at least an incremental increase but Steve Johnson has already assumed the #1 role and Evans is just a #2 receiver on an average team.

08-22-11 Update: Evans was traded to the Ravens and should see an uptick in his production this year. He's already been a factor in preseason games.

Larry Fitzgerald - ARI YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 8
Keeper: 8
Auction 10: 14%
Auction 12: 18%
2008 ARI 16 96 1431 14.9 12      
2009 ARI 16 97 1092 11.3 13      
2010 ARI 16 90 1137 12.6 6      
Avg   16 94 1220 12.9 10 0 0 0
Proj ARI   95 1240   10      

Fitzgerald showed what a truly elite receiver he was when last year ended with 90 catches for 1137 yards and six scores despite there being almost no quarterback in Arizona and little else to worry defenses. That made four straight seasons of 90+ catches and his first with less than 10 touchdowns since 2006. Kolb still has to gain chemistry with him but there is no question what the first read will always be. This will be a better offense than last year - at least marginally.

Malcom Floyd - SDC YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 48
Keeper: 52
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008 SDC 13 27 465 17.2 4      
2009 SDC 16 45 776 17.2 1      
2010 SDC 11 37 717 19.4 6      
Avg   13 36 653 17.9 4 0 0 0
Proj SDC   50 780   1      

Floyd has re-signed with the Chargers upon learning no one else likes him.

Jacoby Ford - NYJ YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 57
Keeper: 85
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008                  
2009                  
2010 OAK 16 25 470 18.8 2 10 155 2
Avg   16 25 470 18.8 2 10 155 2
Proj NYJ   44 600   3      

(+Upside) Ford only had 25 catches for 470 yards and two scores as a rookie but in the world of the Raiders that was top-notch veteran sort of stats. Ford has been playing #3 thanks to the Raiders continued fallacy that Darrius Heyward-Bey is a wide receiver but he may take over the #2 spot and no matter what - he'll remain no worse than the second best Raider wideout. He's a sleeper of sorts but with Campbell at the helm there is not a lot of confidence that Ford can really break out.

Jabar Gaffney - FA YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 87
Keeper: 115
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008 NEP 16 38 468 12.3 2      
2009 DEN 16 54 732 13.6 2      
2010 DEN 16 65 875 13.5 2      
Avg   16 52 692 13.1 2 0 0 0
Proj FA   30 420   2      

Gaffney had a bit of a revival to his career in Denver but now in Washington he'll remained buried on a roster deep in mediocre receivers and without any good QB to make more of them than an average attack. Gaffney could end up challenging for the #2 or #3 role but even that is not likely to offer any fantasy relevance.

Pierre Garcon - WAS YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 47
Keeper: 39
Auction 10: 2%
Auction 12: 2%
Movement:
2008 IND 14 4 23 5.8        
2009 IND 14 47 765 16.3 4 2 10  
2010 IND 14 67 784 11.7 6 2 6  
Avg   14 39 524 11.3 3 1 5 0
Proj WAS   40 660   3      

Garcon gets to play #2 in a Peyton Manning offense and that is never a bad thing. But he has found his ceiling already with two seasons around 775 yards and five scores. A decent bye week filler but not much else.

Brandon Gibson - MIA YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 49
Keeper: 56
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008                  
2009 PHI 10 34 348 10.2 1      
2010 STL 14 53 620 11.7 2 3 28  
Avg   12 44 484 11.0 2 2 14 0
Proj MIA   42 600   4      

No analysis available.

Ted Ginn Jr. - ARI YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 128
Keeper: 113
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008 MIA 16 56 790 14.1 2 5 73 2
2009 MIA 16 38 454 11.9 1 7 48  
2010 SFO 13 12 163 13.6 1 2 11  
Avg   15 35 469 13.2 1 5 44 1
Proj ARI   8 120          

Ginn's attempt to revive his never thriving NFL career resulted in his worst season yet. As a 49er, he was limited to only 12 catches (of 35 passes) for 163 yards and one score. Ginn remains a first round bust that is just playing out his disappointing career.

Anthony Gonzalez - FA YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 129
Keeper: 128
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008 IND 16 57 664 11.6 4      
2009 IND 1              
2010 IND 2 5 67 13.4        
Avg   6 21 244 8.3 1 0 0 0
Proj FA   8 100          

Gonzalez may start the year as the #4 wideout but so far he is just a knee injury waiting to happen. He has only caught five passes since 2008 and is far too risky to merit drafting.

A.J. Green - CIN YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 34
Keeper: 33
Auction 10: 2%
Auction 12: 2%
2008                  
2009                  
2010                  
Avg   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Proj CIN   62 750   5      

With the departures of Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco, the Bengals have 139 catches, 1,814 yards, and 13 touchdowns to replace. Green isn't expected to pick up all of that slack, but Cincy didn't spend a first-round pick on him to be a WR2. Green is easily the most talented of the Bengals' cache of pass-catchers, and since they're all learning a new offense expect him to proceed directly to the front of the productivity line.

Leonard Hankerson - WAS YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 130
Keeper: 109
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008                  
2009                  
2010                  
Avg   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Proj WAS   4 50          

Hankerson was the 3.15 pick of the Skins and the Miami product brings in much needed height (6'2") but he'll be raw to start and need to break through the morass of mediocre talent in Washington. Worth a casual watch in camp but unlikely to offer much fantasy value this year.

Brian Hartline - MIA YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 70
Keeper: 64
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008                  
2009 MIA 16 31 506 16.3 3 4 29 1
2010 MIA 12 43 615 14.3 1 2 27  
Avg   14 37 561 15.3 2 3 28 1
Proj MIA   40 580   2      

Hartline plays a needed role as a possession receiver who almost never scores and remains just outside of fantasy relevance. He remains a good backup to stick in your lineup since he almost always generates half a dozen fantasy points or more but rarely has anything near a big game. Two seasons in and he still has not topped 100 yards in a game and has only 4 career scores in two seasons.

Percy Harvin - SEA YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 19
Keeper: 19
Auction 10: 3%
Auction 12: 4%
2008                  
2009 MIN 15 60 790 13.2 6 15 135  
2010 MIN 14 71 868 12.2 5 18 107 1
Avg   15 66 829 12.7 6 17 121 1
Proj SEA   82 1100   7      

The headaches are a thing of the past (fingers crossed); now Percy will have to adjust to being Minnesota's WR1. The new regime's two-TE sets should allow Harvin to move around in the formation, and they'll certainly be more creative than the previous staff in getting the ball to him. Expect Donavan McNabb to fall in love with Harvin quickly, which can only help his productivity.

Devery Henderson - FA YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 85
Keeper: 80
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008 NOS 16 32 793 24.8 3 4 33  
2009 NOS 16 51 804 15.8 2 4 13  
2010 NOS 16 34 464 13.6 1 3 8  
Avg   16 39 687 18.1 2 4 18 0
Proj FA   33 440   2      

Henderson comes off one of his worst seasons with only 464 yards and one touchdown. He's always a fantasy tease who looks way better as a free agent than when he is on your roster. Just a bye week filler and a risky one at that.

Devin Hester - ATL YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 55
Keeper: 102
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008 CHI 15 51 665 13.0 3 6 61  
2009 CHI 13 57 757 13.3 3 6 -1  
2010 CHI 16 40 475 11.9 4 7 30  
Avg   15 49 632 12.7 3 6 30 0
Proj ATL   38 610   3      

Maybe the Bears were right in easing back on Hester's wide receiver duties: not only did he end a two-year drought without a singe return TD by bringing three punts all the way back, he also caught a career-best four touchdown passes despite his lowest target total in three years. Less is more for Hester, who is most effective in best ball formats--and when you get credit for his return scores as well.

Darrius Heyward-Bey - PIT YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 111
Keeper: 116
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008                  
2009 OAK 11 9 124 13.8 1 2 19  
2010 OAK 15 26 366 14.1 1 4 48  
Avg   13 18 245 14.0 1 3 34 0
Proj PIT   17 200   1      

The only reason why Darrius Heyward-Bey is not a posterchild for bust first round picks is thanks to JaMarcus Russell. His first two seasons have only resulted in a total of 35 catches and two touchdowns and it is not getting any better with Campbell as the QB. He is more likely to be demoted this year than to have any breakout.

Jason Hill - FA YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 101
Keeper: 101
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008 SFO 16 30 317 10.6 2 2 5  
2009 SFO 11 9 90 10.0 2      
2010 SFO 8 11 248 22.5 1      
Avg   12 17 218 14.4 2 1 2 0
Proj FA   32 370   1      

Hill is in the running to replace Mike Sims-Walker but he only had 11 catches last season in his first year in Jacksonville. Hill has always seemed more potential than production but he'll get a golden chance this year to become a starter.

Santonio Holmes - FA YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 17
Keeper: 17
Auction 10: 5%
Auction 12: 5%
2008 PIT 15 55 821 14.9 5 2 9  
2009 PIT 16 79 1248 15.8 5 3 6  
2010 NYJ 12 52 746 14.3 6 2 17  
Avg   14 62 938 15.0 5 2 11 0
Proj FA   65 1020   9      

Holmes signed a deal worth $50 million for five years to remain a Jet and there is no question who the #1 wideout will be. His first season in NY saw him with 52 catches for 746 yards and six scores and with Braylon Edwards gone, that figures to increase markedly this year. The Jets are never going to be a pass-heavy team, but when they do - most will end up with Holmes. The addition of Plaxico Burress makes Holmes slightly less interesting.

Sam Hurd - FA YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 105
Keeper: 104
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008 DAL 3              
2009 DAL 16 7 121 17.3 1      
2010 DAL 15 14 120 8.6        
Avg   11 7 80 8.6 0 0 0 0
Proj FA   24 260   2      

Hurd turned two career touchdowns and five nondescript seasons in Dallas into a free agent bid with the Bears. He'll battle Roy Williams, Johnny Knox, Earl Bennett and Devin Hester for looks; while the Mike Martz offense has made stars of fringe receivers before, Hurd doesn't appear to be heir to that legacy.

Vincent Jackson - TBB YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 4
Keeper: 5
Auction 10: 16%
Auction 12: 20%
2008 SDC 16 59 1098 18.6 7 4 69  
2009 SDC 15 68 1167 17.2 9 3 11  
2010 SDC 5 14 248 17.7 3 1 14  
Avg   12 47 838 17.8 6 3 31 0
Proj TBB   84 1280   11      

Jackson signed his one-year tender for $11.3 million so he still has a big future pay day to work towards. This should be a career year for Jackson who will be motivated and able to build upon his last full season - 68-1167-9 in 2009. If Gates proves at all hampered again this year, the benefit goes mostly to Jackson in addition to being the clear #1 wideout.

DeSean Jackson - WAS YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 13
Keeper: 16
Auction 10: 6%
Auction 12: 6%
2008 PHI 16 62 912 14.7 2 17 96 1
2009 PHI 15 62 1156 18.6 9 11 137 1
2010 PHI 14 47 1056 22.5 6 16 104 1
Avg   15 57 1041 18.6 6 15 112 1
Proj WAS   68 1180   8      

Jackson is in the final year of his rookie contract and is woefully underpaid at $565,000 this season. He has averaged around 1000 yards every season and last season totaled 1056 on only 47 catches for a 22.5 YPC average. He is holding out and wants top ten money - he is likely worth it. He's also added a rushing score in each season as well. Assuming that his holdout does not linger into the season, Jackson missing a few weeks won't interfere with his preparedness. Jackson only had two efforts over 100 yards in his final 12 games last year and caught just five scores from Vick.

08-09-11 Update: Jackson showed up for camp to prevent losing a year towards free agency.

Michael Jenkins - FA YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 63
Keeper: 60
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008 ATL 16 50 777 15.5 3      
2009 ATL 15 50 635 12.7 1      
2010 ATL 11 41 505 12.3 2      
Avg   14 47 639 13.5 2 0 0 0
Proj FA   48 540   3      

Jenkins' most productive season in Atlanta came in 2006, when current Vikings OC Bill Musgrave and WR coach George Stewart on the Falcons' staff. Coincidence? Minnesota hopes not. At worst, Jenkins is one of the best-blocking wideouts in the league and will boost Adrian Peterson's numbers, but that helps in few if any fantasy leagues.

Greg Jennings - MIN YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 10
Keeper: 10
Auction 10: 14%
Auction 12: 16%
2008 GBP 16 80 1292 16.2 9      
2009 GBP 16 68 1113 16.4 4      
2010 GBP 16 76 1265 16.6 12 1 -1  
Avg   16 75 1223 16.4 8 0 0 0
Proj MIN   80 1220   10      

The concern is that much of Jenning's monster season is due to Jermichael Finley's absence from the lineup; indeed, 62-1,082-9 came in the 11 games following Finley's season-ending injury. Regardless, he's the top wideout for one of the league's premier passing offenses, and anything Finley takes away Jennings is likely to add back due to Donald Driver's declining skills and the still- developing games of Jordy Nelson and James Jones.

Chad Johnson - FA YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 24
Keeper: 30
Auction 10: 2%
Auction 12: 3%
2008 CIN 13 53 540 10.2 4      
2009 CIN 16 72 1047 14.5 9 3 32  
2010 CIN 14 67 831 12.4 4      
Avg   14 64 806 12.4 6 1 11 0
Proj FA   70 1000   6      

(+Upside) At age 33, there is no hiding that Ochocinco has suffered at least a minor decrease in skills but he signed a new three- year deal with the Pats to provide what will be his NFL swan song and his first stop ever at a true contender. Ochocinco is taking it seriously, apparently, and working with Tom Brady will be an all new treat. The Pats are going to spread the ball around and Chad isn't likely to be catching as many bombs as he would have in the past, but he could well end up as the most valuable fantasy receiver in that offense. You have to love the upside here - Chad certainly does.

Calvin Johnson - DET YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 2
Keeper: 3
Auction 10: 23%
Auction 12: 25%
2008 DET 16 78 1331 17.1 12 3 -1  
2009 DET 14 67 984 14.7 5 7 73  
2010 DET 15 77 1120 14.5 12 4 32  
Avg   15 74 1145 15.4 10 5 35 0
Proj DET   82 1260   12      

Megatron has survived Detroit's quarterback carousel--thrived, even, with monster seasons two of the past three years. The key is that Lions' QBs know they can throw the ball in Johnson's vicinity and he'll go get it. A couple of additional weapons in the Detroit arsenal and a full season of Matthew Stafford could be what it takes to push Calvin to the top of the fantasy receiver heap.

Stevie Johnson - SFO YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 15
Keeper: 11
Auction 10: 6%
Auction 12: 6%
2008 BUF 11 10 102 10.2 2 1 6  
2009 BUF 5 2 10 5.0        
2010 BUF 16 82 1073 13.1 10      
Avg   11 31 395 9.4 4 0 2 0
Proj SFO   88 1120   8      

Johnson was one of the biggest sleepers last year when he had a third-year breakout of 82 catches for 1073 yards and ten touchdowns. That was an upgrade to the two catches total for 2009. Johnson enters his second season in the scheme as the clear #1 receiver and preferred target for Ryan Fitzgerald. He had almost as many yards and scores as the combined total of all wideouts for the team.

Andre Johnson - HOU YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 1
Keeper: 1
Auction 10: 23%
Auction 12: 25%
2008 HOU 16 115 1575 13.7 8      
2009 HOU 16 101 1569 15.5 9 2 10  
2010 HOU 13 86 1216 14.1 8 2 10  
Avg   15 101 1453 14.4 8 1 7 0
Proj HOU   100 1480   9      

Johnson has received full medical clearance after undergoing arthroscopic ankle surgery and he claims to be completely healed. Johnson battled the ankle problem almost the entire 2010 season and still ended with 86 catches for 1216 yards and 8 scores. The two seasons before, Johnson totaled over 1500 receiving yards so expect a nice bounce back.

James Jones - OAK YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 102
Keeper: 103
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008 GBP 10 20 274 13.7 1      
2009 GBP 16 32 440 13.8 5      
2010 GBP 16 50 679 13.6 5      
Avg   14 34 464 13.7 4 0 0 0
Proj OAK   20 300   2      

Jones has teased Packer fans and fantasy owners alike with flashes of ability wrapped by bouts of inconsistency. The Green Bay front office liked him enough to re-sign him for another three years, with the expectation that he'll battle Jordy Nelson for the right to replace Donald Driver. Last year those three posted similar stats, and they appear slated for a similar fate--with Jermichael Finley returning to take a bite off the top first.

Jacoby Jones - BAL YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 73
Keeper: 66
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008 HOU 16 3 81 27.0   1 -5  
2009 HOU 14 27 437 16.2 6 3 22  
2010 HOU 15 51 562 11.0 3 2 7  
Avg   15 27 360 18.1 3 2 8 0
Proj BAL   40 500   3      

The Texans signed Jones to a three-year, $10.5 million contract but he remains too inconsistent to be consider for a fantasy start. Last year he only had two games with more than 60 yards and half his efforts brought in 30 yards or less. Not worth owning.

Julio Jones - ATL YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 27
Keeper: 29
Auction 10: 2%
Auction 12: 3%
2008                  
2009                  
2010                  
Avg   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Proj ATL   60 890   6      

(+Upside) The Falcons moved up to grab Jones with the #6 overall pick in the draft and consider him a "no-miss" player that will contribute significantly even as a rookie. With Roddy White turning 30, Jones too represents the future and is a must own in dynasty leagues. Jones had foot surgery in the offseason but has recovered fully and impressed his teammates with his speed and route running.

Donald Jones - FA YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 52
Keeper: 65
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008                  
2009                  
2010 BUF 15 18 213 11.8 1 3 1  
Avg   15 18 213 11.8 1 3 1 0
Proj FA   40 580   4      

The undrafted rookie last year managed 18 receptions for 213 yards and a score but only averaged 11.8 YPC. He's still in development with no outlook for much playing time this year.

08-17-11 Update: Jones gets to take over Lee Evans vacated spot and instantly has at least some fantasy value.

Jeremy Kerley - NYJ YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 100
Keeper: 99
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008                  
2009                  
2010                  
Avg   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Proj NYJ   22 380   1      

The Jets moved up to the 5.22 to grab Kerley who replaced Brad Smith in the offense. Kerley is a kick returner and a slot receiver who can also run the ball. As a rookie he won't likely produce fantasy relevant numbers but he could have some value in leagues with points for returns.

Johnny Knox - FA YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 39
Keeper: 53
Auction 10: 2%
Auction 12: 2%
2008                  
2009 CHI 15 45 527 11.7 5      
2010 CHI 16 51 960 18.8 5 1 2  
Avg   16 48 744 15.3 5 1 1 0
Proj FA   48 660   5      

With Devin Hester more focused on his returns, Knox emerged as Chicago's big play threat in the passing game. He'll fill a similar role this season, but it's tough to bank on him for consistency: he has but one 100-yard game to his credit and didn't find the end zone until Week 7 of last year. Knox still has fantasy value, though, especially in best ball formats and leagues with a distance scoring element.

Brandon LaFell - NEP YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 104
Keeper: 112
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008                  
2009                  
2010 CAR 14 38 468 12.3 1 1 60  
Avg   14 38 468 12.3 1 1 60 0
Proj NEP   26 320   1      

The Panthers are going to run and if they throw, probably will connect with a tight end. No fantasy value for LaFell this year.

Greg Little - OAK YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 69
Keeper: 63
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008                  
2009                  
2010                  
Avg   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Proj OAK   38 520   3      

After trading out of the spot where Julio Jones was drafted, the Browns wound up with Little--who may very well be the most talented wideout on their roster. He'll be rusty after sitting out last season due to NCAA infractions, but don't be surprised if he quickly pushes himself to the fore of Cleveland's wafer-thin receiver rotation.

Brandon Lloyd - SFO YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 11
Keeper: 14
Auction 10: 10%
Auction 12: 12%
2008 CHI 11 26 364 14.0 2      
2009 DEN 2 8 117 14.6        
2010 DEN 16 77 1448 18.8 11 1 -18  
Avg   10 37 643 15.8 4 0 0 0
Proj SFO   68 1200   9      

Lloyd became one of only three players ever to record their first 1200 yard season after seven years in the league. Now there is a late bloomer. Lloyd won't repeat his tremendous 2010 season but he may be a good value in fantasy drafts if others are scared of the new offense in Denver that vows to run more and throw less. The good part - Kyle Orton is still the starting QB and you know where he likes to throw.

Jeremy Maclin - PHI YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 28
Keeper: 20
Auction 10: 2%
Auction 12: 2%
2008                  
2009 PHI 15 56 773 13.8 4 2 -7  
2010 PHI 16 70 964 13.8 10 3 36  
Avg   16 63 869 13.8 7 3 15 0
Proj PHI   70 880   6      

Maclin enters his third season and should be a lock to see his first 1000 yard season after finishing with 964 in 2010. Maclin led the Eagles with 10 receiving touchdowns last year. Maclin is less exciting than the long-ball DeSean Jackson but he also has more catches and scores - he's the possession receiver in this offense.

08-09-11 Update: Maclin remains out with his mystery illness and worse yet he has been seen as notably thin. This is a situation that needs to be resolved quickly or he will drop even more before the season starts.

08-16-11 Update: Maclin has disclosed that he was being treated for a potential lymphoma but that he has finally been cleared by doctors of possibly having cancer. He'll be brought back to shape as quickly as can be, but expect it to take some time before he is back to normal.

Mario Manningham - NYG YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 22
Keeper: 24
Auction 10: 3%
Auction 12: 3%
2008 NYG 7 4 26 6.5   1 -12  
2009 NYG 14 57 822 14.4 5      
2010 NYG 16 60 944 15.7 9 1 2  
Avg   12 40 597 12.2 5 1 0 0
Proj NYG   65 950   8      

Manningham will line up as the #2 this year. He ended last year with three straight games with a score and over 100 receiving yards replacing Steve Smith. Manningham ended with 944 yards and nine scores last year. His stock rose sharply with the departure of Smith and remains a big part of the passing offense.

Marc Mariani - TEN YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 136
Keeper: 136
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008                  
2009                  
2010 TEN 16              
Avg   16 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Proj TEN   1 10          

No analysis available.

Brandon Marshall - CHI YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 12
Keeper: 13
Auction 10: 8%
Auction 12: 10%
2008 DEN 15 104 1265 12.2 6 2 -4  
2009 DEN 15 101 1120 11.1 10 7 39  
2010 MIA 14 86 1014 11.8 3 2 3  
Avg   15 97 1133 11.7 6 4 13 0
Proj CHI   94 1210   8      

(+Upside) Marshall was stabbed by his wife in April as so often is the case in the offseason, but the case is not being pursued by the law so Marshall is free again until his next transgression. And yet - he has been diagnosed as having a "personality disorder" and has been getting treatment and therapy. The sky is the limit for the talented wideout if his head stopped getting in his way. Marshall did not work out with teammates in the offseason and was healing his knife wounds anyway. He's always a slight risk to get hurt or in trouble but then again he still gained 1014 yards in 14 games last year that included four efforts over 100 yards. He has chemistry with Henne already but will learn the new offense in camp. If his treatment helps his attitude - Marshall could have a big year.

Derrick Mason - FA YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 88
Keeper: 130
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008 BAL 16 80 1037 13.0 5 1 3  
2009 BAL 16 73 1028 14.1 7 1 2  
2010 BAL 16 61 802 13.1 7      
Avg   16 71 956 13.4 6 1 2 0
Proj FA   28 400   2      

Mason has signed with the Jets to give them some insurance in case Plaxico Burress still has not bought a holster. He is just depth on a team that does not throw much.

Mohamed Massaquoi - FA YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 72
Keeper: 47
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008                  
2009 CLE 16 34 624 18.4 3 1 -3  
2010 CLE 15 36 483 13.4 2 1 -3  
Avg   16 35 554 15.9 3 1 0 0
Proj FA   35 500   3      

Massaquoi's productivity tripled last season when Colt McCoy took over at quarterback, and even the addition of second-round selection Greg Little shouldn't prevent Mohamed from building on those numbers. If Pat Shurmur can do for the Cleveland passing game what he did in St. Louis, Massaquoi could very well sneak into fringe fantasy contributor territory in larger leagues. Hey, you would have laughed had the same been said about Mark Clayton last season and look what happened.

Robert Meachem - NOS YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 33
Keeper: 37
Auction 10: 2%
Auction 12: 2%
2008 NOS 14 12 289 24.1 3 1 20 1
2009 NOS 16 45 722 16.0 9 6 82  
2010 NOS 16 44 638 14.5 5 4 14  
Avg   15 34 550 18.2 6 4 39 0
Proj NOS   48 780   5      

Meachem has recovered from post season surgery on his ankle and claims to be back running a 4.25/40. Coaches have commented on his speed already and he could be in line for a career year. Granted - it only takes 723 yards to get there. And his role as the deep threat means he'll always be feast and famine from game to game. And realistically, he seems to find his way to sleeper lists every single year without coming through. Nothing more than fantasy depth but fun to watch.

Denarius Moore - OAK YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 45
Keeper: 81
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008                  
2009                  
2010                  
Avg   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Proj OAK   40 680   3      

The ex-Tennessee wideout has definite deep threat ability and in time could develop into #3 or #4 receiver but he was only drafted in the fifth round and looks more like the motley crew that is already in place. Short of a surprising camp, he'll likely be a nonfactor as a rookie.

Lance Moore - PIT YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 26
Keeper: 31
Auction 10: 2%
Auction 12: 3%
2008 NOS 16 79 928 11.7 10      
2009 NOS 7 14 153 10.9 2      
2010 NOS 16 66 763 11.6 8      
Avg   13 53 615 11.4 7 0 0 0
Proj PIT   66 850   7      

Saints agreed to terms with Moore on a five-year contract and his ankle surgery in the offseason is all healed. Moore has been right around 45 catches in each of the last two seasons and was second best behind Colston last year. But the passing scheme literally shares equally between four receivers, so Moore is important - but he's likely seen his ceiling in this offense.

Josh Morgan - CHI YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 103
Keeper: 57
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008 SFO 12 20 319 16.0 3      
2009 SFO 16 52 527 10.1 3 5 61  
2010 SFO 16 44 698 15.9 2 2 17  
Avg   15 39 515 14.0 3 2 26 0
Proj CHI   26 330   1      

Morgan remains one of those mediocre starters with virtually no upside. He comes off a career best 698 yards and two scores last year when the 49ers were in dire need of receivers. That likely represents his ceiling and with a new offense to install, even that would be aggressive for this year.

Santana Moss - WAS YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 32
Keeper: 36
Auction 10: 2%
Auction 12: 3%
2008 WAS 16 79 1044 13.2 6 1 27  
2009 WAS 16 70 902 12.9 3 2 8  
2010 WAS 16 93 1115 12.0 6 5 -6  
Avg   16 81 1020 12.7 5 3 10 0
Proj WAS   69 850   4      

Moss had a nice 2010 season when a real QB named McNabb connected with him for a career best 93 catches for 1115 yards and six scores. Sadly, McNabb is gone and the question "Beck or Grossman" is doing little to raise Moss' stock this year. Moss signed a three year deal for $15 million to remain and he will be the #1 receiver without question. But a decline in his stats is almost a guarantee with a shakier QB situation and what should be improved rushing to control the ball.

Louis Murphy - TBB YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 71
Keeper: 41
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008                  
2009 OAK 16 34 521 15.3 4 6 31  
2010 OAK 14 41 609 14.9 2 1 43  
Avg   15 38 565 15.1 3 4 37 0
Proj TBB   38 520   3      

Murphy remains the #1 wideout in Oakland thanks to the very low bar set by even worse wideouts. Murphy has been the only consistently productive wide receiver and even then only had five games that exceeded 50 receiving yards. He may have an incremental increase this year but the schedule is much tougher and the quarterback is no better.

Legedu Naanee - FA YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 94
Keeper: 108
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008 SDC 16 8 64 8.0        
2009 SDC 15 24 242 10.1 2 3 7  
2010 SDC 10 23 371 16.1 1 3 -2  
Avg   14 18 226 11.4 1 2 2 0
Proj FA   35 410   1      

No analysis available.

Jordy Nelson - GBP YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 59
Keeper: 73
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008 GBP 16 33 366 11.1 2      
2009 GBP 13 22 320 14.5 2      
2010 GBP 16 45 582 12.9 2      
Avg   15 33 423 12.8 2 0 0 0
Proj GBP   44 500   4      

Nelson's 9-140-1 in the Super Bowl has some all but giving him Green Bay's WR2 spot. But those numbers mask three drops on the big stage from a set of hands that's anything but reliable. Nelson will have to battle aging Donald Driver and the re-signed James Jones for looks--plus a share of their pie will be eaten by the returning Jermichael Finley. No worries; odds are someone in your league caught his Super Bowl showing and will take him before he's on your radar.

Hakeem Nicks - IND YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 7
Keeper: 4
Auction 10: 16%
Auction 12: 20%
2008                  
2009 NYG 14 47 790 16.8 6 2 8  
2010 NYG 13 79 1052 13.3 11      
Avg   14 63 921 15.1 9 1 4 0
Proj IND   88 1230   11      

Hicks already had a breakout season last year when he scored 11 times and ended with 1052 yards but those totals could be challenged once again thanks to Steve Smith leaving the team. Nicks also suffered from leg, ankle and toe injuries last season but is completely healed. This is his third year and should see yet another nice increase in production.

Jordan Norwood - DEN YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 110
Keeper: 90
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008                  
2009 PHI 1              
2010                  
Avg   1 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Proj DEN   20 290          

No analysis available.

Ben Obomanu - FA YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 127
Keeper: 127
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008                  
2009 SEA 14 4 41 10.3        
2010 SEA 15 30 494 16.5 4 2 17  
Avg   15 17 268 13.4 2 1 9 0
Proj FA   10 130          

Obomanu signed a two year contract extension but he has 494 yards as a career best mark and with a healthy Mike Williams and the newly acquired Sidney Rice, chances are he's in line for less work this year. Figure in the change at QB and it is even less attractive to consider Obomanu as anything more than depth.

Kevin Ogletree - DET YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 124
Keeper: 126
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008                  
2009 DAL 11 7 96 13.7   1 6  
2010 DAL 6 3 34 11.3        
Avg   9 5 65 12.5 0 1 3 0
Proj DET   10 110   1      

There is minimal upside to Ogletree since the slot is little used by the Cowboys and there is no certainty that he'll hang onto the #3 role by the end of training camp.

Roscoe Parrish - FA YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 95
Keeper: 58
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008 BUF 13 24 232 9.7 1 2 9  
2009 BUF 12 3 34 11.3   2 4  
2010 BUF 8 33 400 12.1 2 3 23  
Avg   11 20 222 11.0 1 2 12 0
Proj FA   29 340   2      

Parrish remains nothing more than an average slot receiver who has never had more than 400 yards in his six seasons in the NFL. No reason to expect any better.

Austin Pettis - STL YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 67
Keeper: 49
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008                  
2009                  
2010                  
Avg   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Proj STL   38 540   3      

(+Upside) The 6'3" rookie Pettis comes in as the 3.14 pick by the Rams and should work on giving Sam Bradford a reliable set of hands along with a leaping ability that was missing last year. The Boise State star is slated to work out in all three positions according to HC Steve Spagnuolo. Pettis is a definite training camp watch.

Taylor Price - FA YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 118
Keeper: 95
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008                  
2009                  
2010 NEP 1 3 41 13.7        
Avg   1 3 41 13.7 0 0 0 0
Proj FA   10 180   1      

No analysis available.

David Reed - SFO YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 131
Keeper: 129
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008                  
2009                  
2010 BAL 13         1 15  
Avg   13 0 0 0 0 1 15 0
Proj SFO   1 10          

No analysis available.

Sidney Rice - SEA YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 29
Keeper: 21
Auction 10: 2%
Auction 12: 3%
2008 MIN 13 15 141 9.4 4      
2009 MIN 16 83 1312 15.8 8      
2010 MIN 6 17 280 16.5 2      
Avg   12 38 578 13.9 5 0 0 0
Proj SEA   65 900   5      

Rice cashed in as a free agent, getting a five-year, $41 million contract from the Seahawks. It was nice money for a talented player who has only once had more than 400 yards in a season. Rice suffered a hip injury and later concussion which robbed him of all but six games last year. His one claim to fame was 2009 when he turned in 83 catches for 1312 yards and eight touchdowns. Rice has played with Tarvaris Jackson obviously and at least will be the first read on every pass play. It's all up to Jackson now but that means Rice may be drafted earlier than reasonable.

Andre Roberts - WAS YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 46
Keeper: 55
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008                  
2009                  
2010 ARI 15 24 307 12.8 2      
Avg   15 24 307 12.8 2 0 0 0
Proj WAS   46 600   4      

(+Upside) Roberts turned in a good enough rookie season to merit being the front-runner for the #2 spot vacated by Steve Breaston. Roberts ended with 24 catches for 307 yards last year and even recorded 110 yards against the visiting Cowboys. This is an offense that is going to need to throw and now has a much better QB and a decent passing schedule. Roberts is a long shot to have significant fantasy value this season but he is the one to watch in Arizona.

08-18-11 Update: The Cardinals are going to use a rotation for the flanker spot and Roberts is going to have to share.

Brian Robiskie - TEN YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 83
Keeper: 105
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008                  
2009 CLE 11 7 106 15.1        
2010 CLE 14 29 310 10.7 3      
Avg   13 18 208 12.9 2 0 0 0
Proj TEN   31 440   2      

Robiskie is an overachieving possession receiver who may actually thrive as Cleveland moves to the dinking and dunking of the West Coast offense. However, he'll have to battle Mohamed Massaquoi and Greg Little for looks, so pencil him in as the third receiver on a team that hasn't had so much as a WR1 provide fantasy help since they traded away Braylon Edwards.

Courtney Roby - FA YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 134
Keeper: 133
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008 NOS 6              
2009 NOS 15 1 6 6.0        
2010 NOS 13              
Avg   11 0 2 2.0 0 0 0 0
Proj FA   1 10          

No analysis available.

Eddie Royal - SDC YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 61
Keeper: 46
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008 DEN 15 91 980 10.8 5 11 109  
2009 DEN 14 37 345 9.3   1 1  
2010 DEN 16 59 627 10.6 3 6 61  
Avg   15 62 651 10.2 3 6 57 0
Proj SDC   42 540   3      

Royal has fully recovered from hip surgery in February and he's ready to pick up from a good effort in 2010 when he had 627 yards. But the reality there is that three games with Tebow as the starter only netted a total of two catches for 22 yards. Hard to get excited yet about Tebow from a wide receiver point of view but Tebow will obviously have to use his receivers more and will develop his skills in that direction. Until there is proof that he can step up to throwing deep instead of just running, let someone else worry about when Royal is going to have a good game.

Emmanuel Sanders - DEN YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 107
Keeper: 111
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008                  
2009                  
2010 PIT 13 28 376 13.4 2      
Avg   13 28 376 13.4 2 0 0 0
Proj DEN   24 300   1      

Sanders showed flashes last year as a rookie, scoring in back-to-back midseason games and catching seven balls against the vaunted Jets secondary. He'll have to demonstrate he's recovered from the matching foot injuries he suffered during Pittsburgh's postseason run; if healthy he could be a sneaky fantasy contributor.

Jordan Shipley - FA YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 86
Keeper: 82
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008                  
2009                  
2010 CIN 15 52 600 11.5 3      
Avg   15 52 600 11.5 3 0 0 0
Proj FA   40 430   2      

Shipley turned in a solid rookie season as the slot man in Cincy's passing game, and while the offense is changing there should still be opportunities for him to build on that success. Instead of battling TO and Ochocinco for looks, Shipley will now contend with an unproven cast of running mates. Shipley's sure hands working out of the slot will benefit either rookie QB Andy Dalton or placeholder Bruce Gradkowski.

Cecil Shorts - JAC YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 121
Keeper: 123
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008                  
2009                  
2010                  
Avg   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Proj JAC   14 210          

Shorts has been impressive in camp for a small school receiver but at best he will challenge for the slot this season and remain outside of fantasy significance. Worth keeping an eye on for the future since the depth chart is open for movement in Jacksonville.

Jerome Simpson - MIN YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 74
Keeper: 50
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008 CIN 6 1 2 2.0        
2009 CIN 2              
2010 CIN 5 20 277 13.9 3 1 2  
Avg   4 7 93 5.3 1 0 1 0
Proj MIN   40 550   2      

Simpson closed 2010 with a bang—6-124-2 and 12-123-1 in Weeks 16 and 17--and will start opposite first-round pick A.J. Green in the Bengals' new West Coast offense. That opportunity, coupled with the departures of Terrell Owens and Chad Ochocinco, make Simpson an intriguing fantasy sleeper this season. Just keep in mind there are a ton of new parts in the Cincy offense; it may take some time for them to mesh.

Mike Sims-Walker - FA YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 36
Keeper: 34
Auction 10: 2%
Auction 12: 2%
2008 JAC 9 16 217 13.6        
2009 JAC 15 63 869 13.8 7      
2010 JAC 14 43 562 13.1 7      
Avg   13 41 549 13.5 5 0 0 0
Proj FA   50 730   5      

Sims-Walker used free agency to land in what could be a very good spot. The fourth-year player has always been more potential than production and he has yet to play all sixteen games in a season. If he can remain healthy and gain the confidence of Sam Bradford, there's no reason why he cannot become a productive #2 wideout in this offense. He already had six games over 100 yards in his three year career, he just needs more consistency and durability.

Torrey Smith - BAL YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 91
Keeper: 88
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008                  
2009                  
2010                  
Avg   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Proj BAL   30 380   2      

The Ravens got much younger at wideout, letting Derrick Mason, T.J. Houshmandzadeh, and Donte' Stallworth walk and drafting Smith and Tandon Doss. The Maryland product was projected by some as a first-rounder before falling to Baltimore in the second; he'll have first crack and helping Anquan Boldin pick up the 130 catches, 2600 yards, and 15 touchdowns the Ravens lost.

Steve Smith - FA YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 65
Keeper: 35
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008 NYG 16 57 574 10.1 1      
2009 NYG 16 107 1220 11.4 7      
2010 NYG 9 48 529 11.0 3      
Avg   14 71 774 10.8 4 0 0 0
Proj FA   40 600   2      

(-Risk) Smith picked a bad time to be rehabbing a knee injury. His microfracture surgery is still not healed and he'll start the season on the PUP list if he is even signed (he will eventually). Smith carved out a nice role as the possession receiver in NY and caught 107 passes for 1220 yards in 2009 and he is only 26 years old. Smith will be back after sitting out six weeks or so on the PUP but still won't likely be back to form until next year.

08-12-11 Update: Smith was signed for one-year by the Eagles. He still may no play until midseason and that is a long time to hold a dead spot on your roster.

Brad Smith - PHI YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 120
Keeper: 122
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008 NYJ 15 12 64 5.3   12 113  
2009 NYJ 13 7 63 9.0   18 207 1
2010 NYJ 16 4 44 11.0   38 299 1
Avg   15 8 57 8.4 0 23 206 1
Proj PHI   10 170   1      

Smith comes to the Bills as a receiver/returner but he is not expected to be any better than the players already there. Smith is a special teams player and only occasional receiver.

Steve Smith - BAL YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 75
Keeper: 68
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008 CAR 14 78 1421 18.2 6 5 40  
2009 CAR 15 65 982 15.1 7 5 22  
2010 CAR 14 46 554 12.0 2 1 9  
Avg   14 63 986 15.1 5 4 24 0
Proj BAL   50 540   2      

Smith elected to remain a "Panther for life" and at the age of 32, that may not be all that long in NFL terms. Smith has been on the decline since 2008 though that is not all his fault with mostly a below-average offense around him. Smith only managed 554 yards and two scores last year and while he has committed to playing with Cam Newton, it may not get much better in this first season.

Micheal Spurlock - CHI YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 126
Keeper: 107
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008                  
2009 SFO 6         1 3  
2010 TBB 16 17 250 14.7 2      
Avg   11 9 125 7.4 1 1 2 0
Proj CHI   10 140          

No analysis available.

Donte' Stallworth - FA YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 116
Keeper: 120
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008 CLE 11 17 170 10.0 1 1 -4  
2009                  
2010 BAL 8 2 82 41.0   5 45  
Avg   10 10 126 25.5 1 3 21 0
Proj FA   12 190   1      

Stallworth joins the Skins to make it his sixth NFL team over the last six seasons played. The problem for Stallworth is that he has been decent to good in the past but he has never been any better than what his QB can do for him. Playing in NO, PHI and NE were great and yet he did not stick. His stock in trade is the long ball and he should show up at least a few times this year but not nearly enough or consistently to consider for a fantasy start.

Chansi Stuckey - FA YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 113
Keeper: 117
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008 NYJ 15 32 359 11.2 3 1 1  
2009 NYJ 15 30 318 10.6 2 2 6  
2010 CLE 16 40 346 8.7   3 9 1
Avg   15 34 341 10.2 2 2 5 0
Proj FA   14 190   1      

Stuckey signed a two-year deal for $3.5 million but he is not expected to offer more than some wideout depth. He would have to surprise in training camp to get any appreciable role this season.

Golden Tate - DET YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 89
Keeper: 86
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008                  
2009                  
2010 SEA 11 21 227 10.8   2 4  
Avg   11 21 227 10.8 0 2 4 0
Proj DET   27 340   3      

Tate had a low key rookie season with just 21 catches and no scores but he enters his second season as a front runner for the slot role. Tate has the confidence of HC Pete Carroll who expect him to break out this year. That may be a relative term and Tate is unlikely to turn in any consistently good numbers with Tarvaris Jackson under center but he bears watching for the future.

Mike Thomas - HOU YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 23
Keeper: 26
Auction 10: 2%
Auction 12: 3%
2008                  
2009 JAC 14 48 453 9.4 1 12 86  
2010 JAC 16 66 820 12.4 4 12 114  
Avg   15 57 637 10.9 3 12 100 0
Proj HOU   80 1010   6      

(+Upside) This could be the third year breakout for Thomas who already looked sharp with 66 catches for 820 yards and four scores in 2010. Mike Sims-Walker has left and Thomas is clearly the most talented receiver on the team. Expect a nice season from Thomas that could be short-cut a bit if the rookie Blaine Gabbert starts during the season at some point.

Jerheme Urban - FA YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 62
Keeper: 70
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008 ARI 16 34 448 13.2 4      
2009 ARI 10 18 186 10.3        
2010                  
Avg   13 26 317 11.8 2 0 0 0
Proj FA   40 540   3      

No analysis available.

Mike Wallace - MIA YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 5
Keeper: 6
Auction 10: 16%
Auction 12: 20%
2008                  
2009 PIT 16 39 756 19.4 6 5 48  
2010 PIT 16 60 1257 21.0 10 5 39  
Avg   16 50 1007 20.2 8 5 44 0
Proj MIA   70 1330   10      

Perhaps the premier deep threat in the NFL, Wallace used a pair of three-game 100-yard streaks to burst past Hines Ward as Ben Roethlisberger's favorite target. At 20 yards a catch, and with Big Ben able to keep plays alive and look downfield, Wallace has extra value in leagues where TD length matters.

Kevin Walter - FA YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 53
Keeper: 42
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008 HOU 16 60 899 15.0 8 3 23  
2009 HOU 14 53 611 11.5 2 4 26  
2010 HOU 16 51 621 12.2 5      
Avg   15 55 710 12.9 5 2 16 0
Proj FA   44 580   4      

Walter hits 30-year of age and he's not bound to improve. He remains a solid if unspectacular #2 to Andre Johnson who consistency produces around 50 or 60 receptions per season and a handful of scores. He remains too inconsistent even for covering a bye week.

Hines Ward - FA YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 30
Keeper: 69
Auction 10: 2%
Auction 12: 3%
2008 PIT 16 81 1043 12.9 7 1 4  
2009 PIT 16 95 1167 12.3 6      
2010 PIT 16 59 755 12.8 5 1 -2  
Avg   16 78 988 12.7 6 1 1 0
Proj FA   68 830   6      

Ward capped the least-productive fantasy season of his eight- year career with a "Dancing with the Stars" title and a DUI. He saw fewer than double-digit targets for the first time ever, watching Mike Wallace take over as Pittsburgh's WR1. Ward still has something left in the tank, but at this juncture he's a fantasy spot starter.

Nate Washington - TEN YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 41
Keeper: 45
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008 PIT 16 40 631 15.8 3 5 18  
2009 TEN 16 47 569 12.1 6 2 15  
2010 TEN 16 42 687 16.4 6 1 -8  
Avg   16 43 629 14.8 5 3 8 0
Proj TEN   45 620   5      

Washington remains an average sort of wideout in an offense that has not thrown much or all that well. The new scheme installed by OC Chris Palmer isn't expected to benefit the receivers that much given that this remains a run-first team.

Reggie Wayne - IND YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 16
Keeper: 12
Auction 10: 10%
Auction 12: 12%
Movement:
2008 IND 16 82 1145 14.0 6      
2009 IND 16 100 1264 12.6 10      
2010 IND 16 111 1355 12.2 6      
Avg   16 98 1255 12.9 7 0 0 0
Proj IND   88 1160   7      

At the age of 33, Wayne would seem ripe for a downturn and 2010 saw him with one of his lowest YPC (12.2) of his career. Then again, he caught a career best 111 passes. Wayne has been a lock for 1200 yards and at least six scores for many years and he is in the final year of his contract. He knows he needs a good year here to get any more paydays from the NFL. Wayne may not be a scoring machine, but he still has the yards and catches to make him a consistent fantasy scorer.

Eric Weems - CHI YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 123
Keeper: 125
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008                  
2009 ATL 16 6 50 8.3 2 8 53  
2010 ATL 16 6 61 10.2        
Avg   16 6 56 9.3 1 4 27 0
Proj CHI   10 120   1      

Weems will battle with Harry Douglas for anything left over from Roddy White, Julio Jones and Tony Gonzalez. That is not enough to merit fantasy attention.

Wes Welker - DEN YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 25
Keeper: 28
Auction 10: 2%
Auction 12: 3%
2008 NEP 16 111 1165 10.5 3 3 26  
2009 NEP 14 123 1348 11.0 4 5 36  
2010 NEP 15 86 848 9.9 7      
Avg   15 107 1120 10.5 5 3 21 0
Proj DEN   90 1050   5      

Welker was able to play on his surgically-repaired knee last season but his totals dropped from three straight seasons of 110+ catches to only 86 for 848 yards and a career worst 9.9 YPC. Welker is in the final year of his contract and will be a free agent next year so there is motivation to turn in a good season. He's already entrenched as the possession guy in the offense but the addition of Chad Ochocinco probably won't help the touchdown totals.

Blair White - FA YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 114
Keeper: 118
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008                  
2009                  
2010 IND 13 36 355 9.9 5      
Avg   13 36 355 9.9 5 0 0 0
Proj FA   10 130   2      

White supplies depth for a set of receivers that had injury problems last year. The undrafted rookie ended with five scores and 355 yards and supplies Manning with yet another option. He'll remain less than fantasy significant short of another round of injured starters.

Roddy White - ATL YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 3
Keeper: 2
Auction 10: 23%
Auction 12: 25%
2008 ATL 16 88 1382 15.7 7 2 4  
2009 ATL 16 85 1153 13.6 11 1 2  
2010 ATL 16 115 1389 12.1 10 1 3  
Avg   16 96 1308 13.8 9 1 3 0
Proj ATL   100 1300   11      

White comes off a career best in catches (115) and yards (1389) and has scored 10+ times in each of the last two years. He is at his prime now and is the main target for the quickly improving Matt Ryan. The addition of the rookie Julio Jones should not detract much from White who will get the benefit of Tony Gonzalez's decline anyway. This could be yet another record year.

Mike Williams - BUF YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 9
Keeper: 9
Auction 10: 14%
Auction 12: 16%
2008                  
2009                  
2010 TBB 16 65 964 14.8 11      
Avg   16 65 964 14.8 11 0 0 0
Proj BUF   75 1170   11      

Williams only needed one season to breakout as the primary wideout in Tampa Bay. He fell to the 4.03 pick because his attitude scared away teams but apparently they were all wrong about the Syracuse star. Williams scored 11 times and had 964 yards on 65 catches which had not been known to be possible in Tampa Bay until now. Williams hits his second season and should only get better.

Mike Williams - FA YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 80
Keeper: 76
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008                  
2009                  
2010 SEA 14 65 751 11.6 2 1    
Avg   14 65 751 11.6 2 1 0 0
Proj FA   42 490   2      

The one-time bust has remade his career in Seattle and his 765 yards dwarfs the rest of his NFL career. Williams has been attending to his weight in the offseason and is reported to be in great shape. Now he will have to adjust to Tarvaris Jackson instead of Matt Hasselbeck and that may prove to be a downswing in his production.

Roy Williams - FA YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 42
Keeper: 32
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008 DAL 10 19 198 10.4 1 1 13  
2009 DAL 15 38 596 15.7 7      
2010 DAL 15 37 530 14.3 5      
Avg   13 31 441 13.5 4 0 4 0
Proj FA   46 600   5      

The most productive year of Williams' career (82-1,310-7 in 2006) came on Mike Martz's watch, so there's cause for optimism. There won't be much of a learning curve for Williams to pick up the system, and with Greg Olsen gone the Bears lack a big target for Jay Cutler to lean on. Don't expect those career numbers again, but he should see enough red zone work to be a fringe fantasy factor.

08-20-11 Update: Williams showed up a bit fat and still has not integrated into the offense well regardless that it is his old Martz system. Will take him longer to be the primary receiver.

Damian Williams - MIA YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 98
Keeper: 98
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008                  
2009                  
2010 TEN 16 16 219 13.7   1 5  
Avg   16 16 219 13.7 0 1 5 0
Proj MIA   25 390   1      

No analysis available.

Titus Young - FA YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 92
Keeper: 93
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2008                  
2009                  
2010                  
Avg   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Proj FA   30 360   2      

Young has the speed to stretch the field and allow Detroit's other weapons to operate more freely, but it'll take hitting on a couple home run balls before defenses respect him in that role. Eventually he'll usurp Nate Burleson as the Lions' WR2 to Megatron, but with so many other options in Motown and Matthew Stafford always an injury risk temper your initial expectations for Young.

   
 
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