Braylon Edwards, Browns - Moving Up
Edwards has proven he belongs in the ‘elite’ stratosphere. He is the ‘next generation’ stud receiver who can perform big with a good team and with a not so good team.
Chad Johnson, Bengals - Moving Up
Just about the time I was beginning to wonder if The Chad would ever show up again he proves his worth…and also his inconsistency. He’s a top receiver, but he’s consistent about being huge one week and then mediocre at best for the next week or two or more before his next blow up.
Calvin Johnson, Lions - Moving Up
I have no idea why he’s on the sideline as much as he is, especially during three receiver sets, but the stuff he’s shown so far has convinced me he’s a star in the making. He will be a popular pick next year and could wind up in the top five by the end of his sophomore season. He’ll be the big play guy who will benefit from the double teams on Roy Williams.
Lee Evans, Bills - Moving Down
He’s good, we know this, but he’s got to drop a bit as the offense has become pathetic…after a small burst of life a couple weeks ago. If the team can figure out the quarterback situation, he’ll be right there with the best of them, however, until then, temper your expectations.
Roy Williams, Lions - Moving Down
Roy has big play ability, but with the way the team is spreading things around has hurt his overall numbers. He has, however, become the veteran leader of the group and a leader on the team. Calvin Johnson looks like he’ll be the big play guy down the road with Williams being the steady performer, sliding him slightly down in the rankings…but only slightly.
Amani Toomer, Giants - Moving Down
You would have thought that with Plaxico Burress nursing a bad ankle Toomer would have seized the opportunity to prove he’s still a go to guy. Not exactly. He’s a solid starter who is skilled, but his days as a top point getter are obviously over.
Anthony Gonzalez, Colts - Moving Up
With Marvin Harrison missing most of the season, Gonzalez has slowly but surely proven himself to be a capable receiver. While he won’t be top twenty anytime soon, he should be able to post top numbers as a third receiver sometime early next season.
Ike Hilliard, Buccaneers - Moving Down
He dropped last week and drops more this week. Garcia got hurt and he led the team with four catches for forty-four yards…nothing to write home about. He’s still a factor for deep leagues, but his top fantasy value has passed him by.
* 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.