Andre Johnson, Texans - Moving Up
Johnson returns after missing a month or so and has a monster day. Yeah, he deserves the move up…any questions?
Plaxico Burress, Giants - Moving Down
A promising start to the season may end badly as his ankle injury keeps getting worse. He’s still planning to play through, but may continue to slip down the rankings. However, in looking ahead to next year he still warrants a high ranking.
D.J. Hackett, Seahawks - Moving Up
He’s looking more and more like a viable top notch guy. His performances continue to impress and get better. Look for him to possibly be a top ten pick next season, for sure top twenty (among receivers). Seattle’s running game is pathetic at the moment so they are playing air ball, a good thing for the guys catching the rock.
Greg Jennings, Packers - Moving Up
He isn’t as consistent as an owner would like, but he’s capable of having a big game at any time, especially considering how much the Packers air it out. The concern I have about his future ranking is the future of the quarterback situation on the frozen tundra. When Favre goes his and the other Packer receivers may lose a good bit of value.
Jericho Cotchery, Jets - Moving Down
The Jets passing game goes in spurts, but more often than not it is Coles who reaps the benefit. Cotchery is still a viable starter, but he has to be taken down a few notches due primarily to his inconsistent performances. If he starts getting you ten points a week or more every week, be happy, until then, be wary.
Bernard Berrian, Bears - Moving Up
He goes up and down based on who’s behind center. At the moment that is Rex Grossman, meaning Berrian’s value is on the rise as evidenced Sunday. If Griese ends up back in the game, he’ll drop again…talk about a yo-yo.
Chris Henry, Bengals - Moving Up
Remember Brandon Stokely’s value when he was the third receiver behind Harrison and Wayne in Indy? Now think better. That would be Chris Henry. I wasn’t sure about what his value was while he was out, but the numbers he’s put up compared to those put up by any of the guys the team tried to replace him with don’t even compare. He’s a bona fide talent. Grab him while you can – if you can.
Nate Burleson, Seahawks - Moving Up
He gets a lot of his action from kick returns, but he’s catching the ball on a semi-regular basis as well, due primarily to injuries and the teams’ propensity to throw the ball. Whatever the reason, he’s still a solid point producer for the middle tier of the list. His upside is limited at the moment though.
Ike Hilliard, Buccaneers - Moving Down
Not sure of the reason, but Ike seems to have become the forgotten man in Tampa. Age may be a factor, but doubt it. He slips a bit this week, but isn’t likely someone you’re going to want to grab long term either way – beyond this season or next.
Keenan McCardell, Redskins - Moving Up
He was signed because of injuries and at first he didn’t do much, but his performance this week warrants him a spot on the list…though at the bottom for now…he’s older but evidently can still get it done. Question is how long he can keep up.
* Several top receivers are injured, leading me to not them with an asterisk. Note that movement with these players is limited, as they in all likelihood will regain their positions when they return.