Fantasy football player analysis: Wide receivers

by Cory J. Bonini on August 31, 2011 @ 17:13:04 PDT

 


Note: All fantasy points references are based on standard scoring without PPR, unless stated otherwise.

1) Andre Johnson | Houston Texans | 6-foot-3, 225 pounds | 9th year

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Analysis: Some fantasy owners will shy away from Johnson because of his injury history, but when he is healthy (see 2008 and 2009), few receivers are as dominant. Johnson was on pace for his third straight season with at least 100 receptions, but an ankle injury cost him three games in 2010. AJ was still heavily involved even though the Texans had a strong running game. Despite missing three games, Johnson was utilized the eighth most among receivers. He is dealing with a dislocated finger but should be 100 percent for Week 1. Fantasy owners are drafting Johnson as the second receiver off the board, on average, behind Roddy White. This is understandable but a tad reactionary. Johnson, 30, has one or two huge years left in the tank and is in prime position to shine once again. Draft him in the late first round or early second.

2) Calvin Johnson | Detroit Lions | 6-foot-5, 236 pounds | 5th year

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Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions

Analysis: The soon-to-be 26-year-old is on the verge of being a special player in the NFL. He has been dominant at times, but quarterback woes and minor injuries have held him back thus far. Johnson may never be a huge threat in PPR leagues, but a healthy Matthew Stafford, who has reportedly improved his chemistry with CJ this offseason, should only help Johnson's chances of producing a monster season in 2011. Megatron is a physical freak of nature who will have some added help with deep threat Titus Young now in the mix. The rookie should keep Johnson's legs fresher later into the season by taking reps from him in practice and running some of the go routes that Johnson typically would. The fifth-year beast was the seventh most involved wide receiver a year ago. Generally the third receiver off the board, the Georgia Tech product should be targeted in the early second round in most leagues.

3) Miles Austin | Dallas Cowboys | 6-foot-2, 215 pounds | 6th year

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Analysis: Austin's numbers were down last year, largely due to Jon Kitna replacing Tony Romo (clavicle) after the sixth game. He tallied a 33-517-5 line in 10 Kitna starts, in comparison to 36-524-2 in SIX Romo starts. Dallas' offense was sluggish in general to start the year, but once it came around, Austin started finding the end zone. He racked up three of his five 100-plus yard games with Romo, efforts that went for 146, 142 and 166 yards. Romo is 100 percent healthy, and Jason Garrett has taken over as head coach. Expect more of the same high-flying offensive approach. Dallas' offensive line has improved, on paper, and Austin, at 27 years old, is in the prime of his career. A minor hamstring injury has sidelined him recently, but you shouldn't fear too much. Roy Williams' departure means more balls should come Austin's way. He is going, on average, in the early third round. That is a fair placement for him; expect Austin to out-produce his draft placement.

4) Roddy White | Atlanta Falcons | 6-foot, 212 pounds | 7th year

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Analysis: No wideout was targeted more than White, who saw 183 passes in 2010. He really came into his own - 115 receptions, 1,389 yards, 11 touchdowns - after several strong seasons. Quarterback Matt Ryan is developing into an elite passer and heavily favors his No. 1 target. The Falcons added standout receiver Julio Jones in the draft, which could work as a blessing and a curse for White. He will see fewer double-teams if Jones lives up to his billing, but if Jones is really that good, Ryan will be forced to go his direction and take looks away from White. The UAB product caught at least four balls in 15 games and went into double-digits on three occasions. PPR owners should consider him with Andre Johnson as the top two options at the position, but expect regression in his reception totals. White is generally chosen at the first turn in 12-team leagues.

5) Larry Fitzgerald | Arizona Cardinals | 6-foot-3, 218 pounds | 8th year

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Analysis: Even though he posted pedestrian totals by his standards, Fitzgerald ranked third among his position mates with 174 utilizations. He has caught at least 90 passes in four straight years (five of six) and has scored double-digit touchdowns in three of the past four seasons. Fitz is arguably the best receiver in the league; he should only benefit from Kevin Kolb taking over as the starter. Arizona plays in a weak division, and the coaching staff understands they need to keep their best weapon happy. Expect a rebound in receptions and touchdowns for Fitz in 2011. He should be drafted as a midrange No. 1 and has the potential to lead all receivers in fantasy points. On average, he is going as one of the first picks of the third round - draft him sooner in PPR leagues.

6) Vincent Jackson | San Diego Chargers | 6-foot-5, 230 pounds | 7th year

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Analysis: Much like DeSean Jackson, V-Jax is a big play waiting to happen. This rewards owners in non-PPR setups, but his point-per-reception value remains average. Jackson is playing for a big-money contract, so you can expect his best effort in 2011. Jackson fits the Chargers' system extremely well and has a rapport with Philip Rivers. A concern is the lack of receiving options around Jackson to take pressure off him, and tight end Antonio Gates (foot) may not be 100 percent early in the year. Jackson is a midrange No. 1 in non-PPR but a strong No. 2 in leagues that dole out points for catching passes.

7) Greg Jennings | Green Bay Packers | 5-foot-11, 198 pounds | 6th year

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Analysis: Jennings is coming off his third straight season with 1,100-plus yards and has scored 12 touchdowns in two of his last four seasons. Always the big-play threat, Jennings scored from 75 yards or more in four of his five pro seasons; he has averaged at least 16.2 yards per catch in each of the past four years. Many point to the health of TE Jermichael Finley and RB Ryan Grant, the emergence of Jordy Nelson and the return of James Jones as negatives for Jennings' value. However, Green Bay's pass-happy offense, led by one of the best in the business in Aaron Rodgers, throws so much that you shouldn't worry. Jennings hasn't missed a game since 2007. The Packers face three mediocre secondaries within their division twice apiece. Fantasy footballers are drafting Jennings in the late second around.

8) Hakeem Nicks | New York Giants | 6-foot, 215 pounds | 3rd year

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Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants

Analysis: Nicks showed enough in 2009 to have fantasy owners dreaming about what could be in his sophomore season, and the youngster certainly didn't disappoint. In 13 games, Nicks grabbed 79 balls for 1,052 yards and scored 11 times. Injuries have cost him five games in the past two years, but none appear to be lingering concerns. The Giants are without tight end Kevin Boss (Raiders) and Steve E. Smith (Eagles). In other words, Nicks will be relied on more than ever. Confidently draft him as your No. 1 receiver in all formats.

9) DeSean Jackson | Philadelphia Eagles | 5-foot-10, 175 pounds | 4th year

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Analysis: Jackson is looking for a new deal and has held himself out of training camp from its onset but has since reported. Quarterback Michael Vick's strong arm and scrambling style of play allows D-Jax to break free for huge gains. The Eagles are one of the most pass-friendly systems in the NFL, and Jackson has Jeremy Maclin to take pressure off him on the other side. Philly has so many weapons that it is tough to concentrate on just one, but that also works against Jackson in terms of the number of his touches. In standard-scoring leagues, Jackson is a very valuable commodity because of his ridiculous big-play ability. His worth dips quite a bit in reception-rewarding formats. Draft him as a low-end No. 1 or ideal second receiver in the fourth round, on average.

10) Reggie Wayne | Indianapolis Colts | 6-foot, 198 pounds | 11th year

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Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis Colts

Analysis: Even though he is coming off another strong year, Wayne is slowing down a little. The big plays were not as prevalent in 2010, and he'll turn 33 this November. On the bright side, he is steady, has great hands and is very durable (hasn't missed a game since 2001). Wayne hasn't been much of a scoring threat in his career. Quarterback Peyton Manning (neck) may be rusty to start the season, or even miss time, and could need a few games to find his stride after offseason surgery. Healthy returns by Dallas Clark (forearm) and Austin Collie (concussion) will eat into Wayne's touches. Wayne, the second most targeted receiver in 2010, is a late second-round choice in most leagues and has slightly more value in PPR leagues.

11) Mike Wallace | Pittsburgh Steelers | 6-foot, 199 pounds | 3rd year

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Analysis: Wallace took his game to the next level in his second season by racking up 1,257 yards on 60 catches (21.0 per reception). He found the end zone 10 times. All of that came with Ben Roethlisberger missing four games. Wallace has emerged as the Steelers' go-to wideout and is a threat to score any time the ball comes his way. He caught at least five passes in five games but also failed to log more than three receptions in 10 games. His fantasy value is too reliant on his touchdown scoring to make him a safe bet to be a No. 1 fantasy receiver. The season-end totals look much better than the game-by-game data. Owners in head-to-head leagues don't like to see that! Wallace needs to catch more passes, which will lower his average, but that's a good thing for fantasy footballers. Draft him as a low-end No. 1 if you must, but he is better selected as your second receiver. He is drafted, on average, in the mid- to late third.

12) Mike Williams | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | 6-foot-1, 212 pounds | 2nd year

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Analysis: The crafty second-year receiver will look to capitalize on his breakout rookie season. He scored 11 times on 65 receptions (964 yards). His skill set fits the Bucs' offensive system well, and quarterback Josh Freeman is maturing as a passer. Williams comes with off-the-field risk, as his collegiate days were blackened by bouts of poor judgment that carried over into a DUI arrest last year that was later dismissed. The former Syracuse standout found the end zone in 10 games as a rook. Williams doesn't profile as a receiver that will catch a ton of passes for PPR owners (at least four in 11 games), but he checks in as a great No. 2 in a rather mediocre receiving class.

13) Anquan Boldin | Baltimore Ravens | 6-foot-1, 223 pounds | 9th year

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Analysis: Boldin's first year with the Ravens didn't go as planned, but he'll be given every opportunity to shine in 2011 as the team's primary passing target. Derrick Mason is gone. Todd Heap is an Arizona Cardinal. Two rookies will battle for considerable playing time as the third receiver behind Boldin and Lee Evans; a second-year tight end replaces the former Ravens staple. Boldin, who started every game for the first time since 2006, will be relied on as Joe Flacco's go-to target. He has more value in point-per-reception leagues and should be drafted as a strong No. 2. Boldin typically goes in the early sixth round, which is a very good value for him. We're a little higher on him than most analysts seem to be, but the once-dominant former Cardinal is in prime position to succeed in his second year in Cam Cameron's system.

14) Dwayne Bowe | Kansas City Chiefs | 6-foot-2, 221 pounds | 5th year

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Dwayne Bowe, WR, Kansas City Chiefs

Analysis: It's hard to believe anyone saw that season coming! Bowe burst on to the scene with a ridiculously good effort in 2010. He put up 72 catches for 1,162 yards and scored 15 times. Expect the touchdowns to come down somewhat, but the receptions and yardage should remain consistent. He averaged a career-best 16.1 yards per grab. The offense utilized him 135 times, which was the 10th most among his positional counterparts. Bowe should benefit from the addition of rookie Jonathan Baldwin, who can stretch the field, and adding Steve Breaston makes the offense more dangerous but should lower Bowe's reception ceiling. The Chiefs want to open up the offense a little more in Todd Haley's third year as head coach. Bowe checks in as a strong No. 2 receiver but is being slightly overdrafted with an ADP of the early second round. 

15) Stevie Johnson | Buffalo Bills | 6-foot-2, 205 pounds | 4th year

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Analysis: Johnson's third pro season was quite fruitful, as he posted what ended up easily being career bests in all major categories (82-1,073-10). Buffalo quarterback Ryan Fitzpatrick showed considerable chemistry with Johnson, who fits the system very well. Fitz is going to see some competition from Tyler Thigpen, but we believe the Harvard product will emerge as the starter. Any time a player breaks out with little warning it has to raise red flags. Johnson's scoring was erratic last year, with 50 percent of his end zone celebrations coming in two games. Buffalo figures to have to pass a lot, and few quality weapons means Johnson will remain heavily involved. Draft him as a second receiver; his average placement is the early fourth round.

16) Santonio Holmes | New York Jets | 5-foot-11, 192 pounds | 6th year

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Analysis: Holmes didn't disappoint in his first year with the Jets, even though it was an abbreviated season. In 12 games, the former Pittsburgh Steeler caught 52 passes for 746 yards and scored six times. Extrapolated: 69-995-8. That isn't bad considering he had to learn a new system and was dealing with trying to build chemistry with a second-year quarterback. Mark Sanchez should improve some this year, and Rex Ryan says he is going to let the offense open up some. The Jets have a great running game and quality play-action passing to keep defenders honest. Holmes returned to the team with a monster contract - will that remove any motivation to shine? Holmes is a strong second receiver and should benefit from the tutelage of veteran Derrick Mason and the loss of Braylon Edwards. His average draft position is the early fifth round.

17) Marques Colston | New Orleans Saints | 6-foot-4, 225 pounds | 6th year

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Marques Colston, WR, New Orleans Saints

Analysis: The Saints' No. 1 receiver is coming back from offseason arthroscopic knee surgery. He has been limited during training camp because of irritation and swelling. That is somewhat troubling because he hasn't played a full season more than twice in his career. The Hofstra product also had wrist surgery, but that isn't expected to hamper him at all. Colston caught 84 passes for 1,023 yards and scored seven times on 133 utilizations (tied for 11th most) last year. Nothing has really changed with the Saints' offense, and Colston remains a quality No. 2 PPR option if you're willing to brave his injury concerns. His ADP is the turn of the third and fourth rounds.

18) Brandon Marshall | Miami Dolphins | 6-foot-4, 230 pounds | 6th year

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Analysis: The Dolphins' top playmaker caught 86 passes in his first year with the team, recording 1,014 yards and three touchdowns along the way. He turned it on in the final three weeks of the year (26 receptions, 305 yards, one score) and developed some chemistry with Chad Henne, who is expected to remain the starting quarterback. Marshall, the sixth most targeted receiver in '10, has a history of off-the-field problems and comes with considerable risk, including injury concerns. He has come into camp in great shape and has worked very hard, though. Draft him earlier in PPR leagues; he's a strong No. 2 and is usually drafted in the mid-fourth round.

19) Kenny Britt | Tennessee Titans | 6-foot-3, 215 pounds | 3rd year

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Analysis: Kenny "The Warrant" Britt is a walking bundle of legal troubles but will not find himself the recipient of a suspension in 2011. Matt Hasselbeck should provide more stability at quarterback, and all-pro rusher Chris Johnson's contract dispute is likely to end sooner than later. The Titans will have a little more open offense under Chris Palmer, and Britt is an athletic freak of nature. He is a big-play threat and showed a nose for the end zone in 2010 (nine touchdowns on 42 catches). His overall numbers should come up, but don't be surprised if his scoring figures take a slight dip. Drafting Britt is a major gamble for fantasy owners, so be aware of what you're getting yourself into. One more mistake and he could sit for a very long time. His ADP is the late fifth round. He is a midrange second receiver for your squad.

20) Brandon Lloyd | Denver Broncos | 6-foot, 188 pounds | 9th year

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Brandon Lloyd, WR, Denver Broncos

Analysis: The good: Lloyd is having a very strong camp, and Kyle Orton returns as the Broncos' starting signal caller. The reality: Lloyd waited until his eighth pro year before breaking out, has an extensive injury history (already dealing with a swollen knee), Tim Tebow could enter the starting lineup at some point in time, and the offense is a run-first system. Lloyd has always had a knack for making acrobatic catches, but dropping routine receptions has dogged him through the years. He was utilized 163 times last year, which was the fourth most in the league among receivers. It will typically cost you a fourth-round pick to find out if last year was a fluke. Cautiously consider Lloyd as a midrange No. 2 receiver.

21) Chad Ochocinco | New England Patriots | 6-foot-1, 192 pounds | 11th year

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Analysis: The outspoken receiver enters his first year with the Patriots, a situation that is leaps and bounds better than what he was facing in Cincinnati. Ocho has the luxury of catching passes from Tom Brady in a dynamic offense, albeit one he has struggled to pick up. We have seen this organization get the most out of again, underperforming stars before, so give No. 85 the benefit of the doubt. Be pragmatic, though, as Ochocinco is 33 years old and is coming off a second down year in his last three seasons. He is best drafted as a third receiver in all formats; fantasy footballers have generally drafted Ocho in the early seventh round, which is a fair placement for his risk-reward potential.

22) Percy Harvin | Minnesota Vikings | 5-foot-11, 184 pounds | 3rd year

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Analysis: Will this be the season in which Harvin really breaks out? He has come close the past two years, but now he will be asked to carry the passing game on his shoulders. The versatile Florida product may not handle double-teams very well, and he really has no one around him to take some pressure off. Minnesota has brought in Donovan McNabb to lead the offense, so Harvin will need to develop chemistry with the veteran passer. New OC Bill Musgrave's modified West Coast offense is very bland, but so was Darrell Bevell's. Harvin's migraine issues are reportedly behind him, but fantasy owners probably won't believe it until he makes it through a full season without a setback. Draft him as a low-end No. 2 or strong third choice. He usually comes off the board in the late fifth round.

23) Dez Bryant | Dallas Cowboys | 6-foot-2, 225 pounds | 2nd year

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Dez Bryant, WR, Dallas Cowboys

Analysis: Roy Williams is now with the Chicago Bears, opening the door for Bryant to start opposite Miles Austin. Bryant should see a lot of single coverage. Tony Romo has been on fire, per recent training camp reports, and tight end Jason Witten always has to be accounted for. Bryant is in prime position to break out. Injuries should be a minor concern, as with off-the-field issues, but Bryant has shown flashes of tremendous play-making skills. Bryant hasn't struggled with the playbook this year like he did last season. He caught 45 passes for 561 yards and scored six times in 12 games as a rookie. Fantasy leaguers are spending an early fifth-round choice on him, on average, as the 19th receiver off the board.

24) Sidney Rice | Seattle Seahawks | 6-foot-4, 202 pounds | 5th year

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Analysis: Rice followed Darrell Bevell to Seattle and will have a strong grasp on the Seahawks' system from the get-go. Tarvaris Jackson, another familiar face, will start under center and has thrown plenty of passes to Rice. The South Carolina wideout has shown to have a dominant skill set and posted a strong stat line in 2009 (83-1,312-8). Don't dismiss T-Jax; the passing game could be rather formidable. Seattle's offensive line should be strong with the addition of guard Robert Gallery and line coach Tom Cable. Zach Miller, Mike X. Williams, Golden Tate and Deon Butler are all capable weapons that should help take pressure off Rice. The soon-to-be 25-year-old pass catcher is a low-end No. 2 or an ideal third receiver for your fantasy squad. His ADP is the early fifth round.

25) Jeremy Maclin | Philadelphia Eagles | 6-foot, 198 pounds | 3rd year

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Analysis: A mysterious illness has cost Maclin the entire offseason and some weight. He has been cleared to return to the field and should slowly reintegrate himself into the Eagles' pecking order as he gets back into football shape. Maclin is a slightly risky No. 3 fantasy receiver and goes, on average, in the early fourth round.

26) Austin Collie | Indianapolis Colts | 6-foot, 200 pounds | 3rd year

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Austin Collie, WR, Indianapolis Colts

Analysis: Concussions prematurely ended what would have been Collie's breakout season in 2010. Now he is bothered by a knee injury. Collie caught 58 balls for 649 yards and eight touchdowns in nine games. His role in the slot is cemented as long as he is healthy, and Peyton Manning (neck) looks for him with regularity. Collie is a risky No. 3 fantasy receiver; his average draft placement is the early sixth round.

27) Wes Welker | New England Patriots | 5-foot-9, 185 pounds | 8th year

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Analysis: Welker is a full season removed from a major knee injury and should regain some of his lateral movement as well as short-area quickness. He should approach double-digit scores and 100 receptions in 2011. Chad Ochocinco will help take some pressure off Welker, but there are plenty of mouths to feed in this offense. Welker is a weak No. 3 in non-PPR formats but ranks as a strong second wideout in reception-rewarding affairs.

28) Santana Moss | Washington Redskins | 5-foot-10, 205 pounds | 11th year

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Santana Moss, WR, Washington Redskins

Analysis: The veteran receiver is coming off a career-high 93 receptions, but he will have to contend with the likes of John Beck and Rex Grossman throwing his way. At 32 years old, Moss has only one way to go from here. Fantasy owners should view him as a midrange No. 3 with little upside. He goes, on average, in the seventh round.

29) Mario Manningham | New York Giants | 6-foot, 185 pounds | 4th year

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Analysis: Steve E. Smith (knee) left for the Philadelphia Eagles, which solidified Manningham's role as the undisputed No. 2 receiver opposite the impressive Hakeem Nicks. Manningham is a possession receiver with just enough juice to turn it upfield for decent gains. He is a PPR threat and has shown some red zone presence. Draft him as a mid-No. 3 fantasy receiver near his eighth-round ADP.

30) Roy Williams | Chicago Bears | 6-foot-3, 215 pounds | 8th year

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Analysis: Williams is reunited with Mike Martz, his former OC in Detroit that helped him achieve his career-best season statistically (82-1,310-7) in 2006. The former Texas star has a long way to go to prove himself to fantasy owners after a largely disappointing career, and his 12th-round ADP illustrates that. He is reportedly on the verge of losing his job because of poor conditioning. Draft the currently starting wideout as a risky No. 3 or fantastic fourth receiver.

31) Steve Smith | Carolina Panthers | 5-foot-9, 185 pounds | 11th year

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Analysis: The Panthers' veteran receiver comes back for another go of it but has already suffered an injury (dislocated finger). Smith, 32, is on the downside of his career and shouldn't be relied on as a weekly fantasy play. It looks like rookie Cam Newton will start at quarterback, but regardless of Carolina's starter, Smith's fantasy value is pushing an all-time low entering a season. Draft him as a midrange No. 3; his ADP is the early eighth round.

32) Michael Crabtree | San Francisco 49ers | 6-foot-1, 214 pounds | 3rd year

Michael Crabtree, WR, San Francisco 49ers

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Analysis: The third-year receiver has a busted wheel, again, but he is encouraged by his rehab and has a strong chance to start Week 1. He will probably be rusty early during the season. The addition of Braylon Edwards should open things up for Crabtree, but there are a lot of other weapons in this offense for Alex Smith. Fantasy footballers have been scared off by Crabtree's injury, as he usually goes in the early seventh round.

33) Braylon Edwards | San Francisco 49ers | 6-foot-3, 214 pounds | 7th year

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Analysis: Edwards comes over from a 28-game stay with the New York Jets and should play the deep-threat role for what figures to be a more open passing attack than recent San Francisco teams have displayed. Edwards is still in his prime and is playing for a long-term contract. The former Michigan Wolverine is an intriguing low-end No. 3 or strong fourth receiver and usually goes around the early 12th round.

34) A.J. Green | Cincinnati Bengals | 6-foot-4, 211 pounds | Rookie

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Analysis: The Bengals drafted Green to be the future of their passing game. He has great size, body control and red zone presence. Fellow rookie Andy Dalton will quarterback this offense in 2011 and beyond. For fantasy owners, focus on the beyond part for this potentially dynamic duo. Green is a worthwhile gamble as a fourth receiver since he is a No. 1 on a team that figures to be in a lot of catch-up situations. He goes in the early ninth round, which is inflated because of his keeper worth.

35) Lee Evans | Baltimore Ravens | 5-foot-10, 209 pounds | 8th year

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Analysis: Baltimore needs Evans to step up and become a strong deep threat for their offense. He has shown chemistry with Joe Flacco, whose powerful arm should only help his chances. Evans is a worthwhile gamble as a fourth receiver in non-PPR leagues. He goes, on average, in the 15th round, but his ADP should improve now that he is a Raven.

36) Danny Amendola | St. Louis Rams | 5-foot-11, 186 pounds | 3rd year

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Analysis: The Rams discovered a dynamo last year in the smallish Amendola. This year, Josh McDaniels' high-flying offense comes to St. Louis, and Amendola should fill the Wes Welker role in this system. Amendola topping 100 receptions is not out of the question. In PPR leagues, he is a strong No. 3 receiver. Consider him a fourth in standard scoring.

37) Pierre Garcon | Indianapolis Colts | 6-foot, 210 pounds | 4th year

2011 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Run Att Run Yds Rush TD Tot TD
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi
89991100125057040220158

Analysis: A deep threat by nature, Garcon's receptions should come down from last year's career-best 67 grabs with a healthy Dallas Clark (wrist) and a concussion-free Austin Collie. Snag Garcon as a low-end third or strong fourth receiver in most formats, but his value is at its peak in non-PPR scoring systems.

Mike Thomas, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars

38) Mike Thomas | Jacksonville Jaguars | 5-foot-8, 198 pounds | 3rd year

2011 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Run Att Run Yds Rush TD Tot TD
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi

Analysis: The diminutive third-year receiver should be the primary possession option for the Jags' offense. He will have to deal with double-teams and shaded coverage, which could limit his overall effectiveness. Also, Jacksonville's quarterback situation is less than desirable for fantasy purposes. Thomas is a PPR pick as your third or fourth receiver.

39) Jordy Nelson | Green Bay Packers | 6-foot-3, 217 pounds | 4th year

2011 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Run Att Run Yds Rush TD Tot TD
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi
869612811431101203015011013

Analysis: Nelson was a Super Bowl hero, but don't let that cloud your view of reality. His role with the team is that of a swing receiver - he'll be moved around to take advantage of mismatches but isn't a primary threat. Green Bay's offense spreads the ball around so much that it will be tough to play Nelson. Take the good with the bad and draft him as a fourth receiver, but don't reach for him as long as Donald Driver and Jermichael Finley are healthy.

40) Julio Jones | Atlanta Falcons | 6-foot-3, 220 pounds | Rookie

2011 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Run Att Run Yds Rush TD Tot TD
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi
708010501200101204020011013

Analysis: The much-hyped rookie will probably go earlier in drafts than his overall production will warrant, but that isn't to say he won't be valuable some weeks. As a true deep threat, Jones will have big games and some goose eggs. Draft with caution, but he is doing all the right things so far. Jones is a fourth fantasy receiver.

41) Devin Hester | Chicago Bears | 5-foot-11, 190 pounds | 6th year

2011 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Run Att Run Yds Rush TD Tot TD
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi
08-4210801173330102

Analysis: Hester will start at flanker and says he has a much better grasp of the offense this year. Realistically, he is a fourth-year receiver in terms of playing the position on a full-time basis. He could be ready to put it together, but Chicago's OL is scary business for the passing game. Draft him as somewhat of a sleeper No. 4.

42) Robert Meachem | New Orleans Saints | 6-foot-2, 210 pounds | 5th year

2011 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Run Att Run Yds Rush TD Tot TD
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi
152530545502040160103

Analysis: Meachem is a deep threat playmaker and may drive you mad some weeks if you are counting on consistent production. He is one of many options in a spread-it-around passing game. Meachem is a fourth fantasy receiver with boom-or-bust qualities that make him a matchup play.

43) Johnny Knox | Chicago Bears | 6-foot, 185 pounds | 3rd year

2011 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Run Att Run Yds Rush TD Tot TD
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi

Analysis: Knox is coming off the best year of his short career but lost his starting split end job to Roy Williams. Knox should still see plenty of work otherwise and may still reclaim his job soon with Williams being out of shape. He has potential to enter fantasy lineups as the season wears on, especially since Williams is no stranger to failure.

Malcom Floyd, WR, San Diego Chargers

44) Malcom Floyd | San Diego Chargers | 6-foot-5, 225 pounds | 6th year

2011 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Run Att Run Yds Rush TD Tot TD
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi
334363978924030150125

Analysis: Floyd has played only one full season in his career (2009). He is a quality red zone threat and has Philip Rivers chucking the ball his way. Inconsistency will be a problem, but Floyd is a matchup play in your flex spot.

45) Jordan Shipley | Cincinnati Bengals | 6-foot, 190 pounds | 2nd year

2011 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Run Att Run Yds Rush TD Tot TD
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi

Analysis: The Bengals will rely on Shipley as a chain-mover and a safety blanket for Andy Dalton. The rookie quarterback has looked rather shaky at times in the preseason, so beware of the potential for utter disaster in Cincy, but they should be good enough to make Shipley a meaningful PPR weapon.

46) Steve Breaston | Kansas City Chiefs | 6-foot, 189 pounds | 5th year

2011 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Run Att Run Yds Rush TD Tot TD
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi

Analysis: If Breaston's knee is right, he could be a fantasy force in PPR leagues. The Chiefs need someone to rely on oppose Dwayne Bowe, and it seems like the offense will be opened up more this year. Breaston is a fourth receiver in point-rewarding leagues.

47) Jacoby Ford | Oakland Raiders | 5-foot-9, 185 pounds | 2nd year

2011 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Run Att Run Yds Rush TD Tot TD
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi
09-33117010624540102

Analysis: The second-year wideout is a deep threat and a home run hitter for the Raiders. Expect inconsistency from week to week, but he may be the lone bright spot in the Oakland passing game. Ford is a fourth or fifth fantasy receiver in most leagues.

48) Lance Moore | New Orleans Saints | 5-foot-9, 190 pounds | 6th year

2011 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Run Att Run Yds Rush TD Tot TD
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi
485863078046030150147

Analysis: Moore is very good at finding soft spots in the defense and laying down in them. He is a red zone threat because of his ability to get open. Many other receiving options around him make sure he will be a tough start most weeks. Draft him as a No. 4 or strong fifth receiver.

49) Eric Decker | Denver Broncos | 6-foot-3, 218 pounds | 2nd year

2011 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Run Att Run Yds Rush TD Tot TD
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi
657578693657040190158

Analysis: Decker is high on our sleeper list and has been impressive in camp. He has size and great hands; look for him to be relied on heavily near the end zone. Decker is a boom-or-bust fifth fantasy receiver.

Davone Bess, WR, Miami Dolphins

50) Davone Bess | Miami Dolphins | 5-foot-10, 190 pounds | 4th year

2011 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Run Att Run Yds Rush TD Tot TD
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi

Analysis: The Hawaii product will remain a possession receiver and a PPR commodity for fantasy owners in 2011. He does little after the catch and isn't likely to replicate last year's career season with a healthy Brandon Marshall as well as the addition of Reggie Bush.

51) Nate Burleson | Detroit Lions | 6-foot, 198 pounds | 9th year

2011 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Run Att Run Yds Rush TD Tot TD
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi
324231746713030150114

Analysis: Burleson caught 55 balls and scored six times in 14 games last year. He should see plenty of one-on-one coverage with Calvin Johnson drawing doubles. You could do much worse than this low-risk, moderate-reward No. 5 fantasy receiver.

52) Nate Washington | Tennessee Titans | 6-foot-1, 177 pounds | 7th year

2011 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Run Att Run Yds Rush TD Tot TD
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi
455569084035030150136

Analysis: The Titans' passing game should be more stable with Matt Hasselbeck at quarterback. Washington has to learn a new offense and may not be involved enough each week to warrant much fantasy consideration.

53) Brandon Gibson | St. Louis Rams | 6-foot, 210 pounds | 3rd year

2011 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Run Att Run Yds Rush TD Tot TD
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi
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Analysis: Gibson should benefit from the hiring of Josh McDaniels as offensive coordinator, since the system will push the ball downfield and emphasize the passing game. His strong offseason might be a sign of a potential breakout year, but we're not quick to endorse that notion just yet.

54) Hines Ward | Pittsburgh Steelers | 6-foot, 205 pounds | 14th year

2011 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Run Att Run Yds Rush TD Tot TD
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi

Analysis: The veteran pass catcher should have a better year in 2011 with Ben Roethlisberger poised to start every game. Even still, Ward isn't worth more than a fifth receiver spot on your team, and that's in PPR leagues.

55) Kevin Walter | Houston Texans | 6-foot-3, 218 pounds | 9th year

2011 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Run Att Run Yds Rush TD Tot TD
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi

Analysis: Walter is a possession receiver and a decent complement to Andre Johnson. Fantasy footballers should largely ignore Walter, unless you're looking for a roster-filling body in deep PPR structures.

56) Derrick Mason | New York Jets | 5-foot-10, 197 pounds | 15th year

2011 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Run Att Run Yds Rush TD Tot TD
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi

Analysis: The 37-year-old vet heads to the Jets as a possession receiver. He shouldn't be counted on as anything more than an uninspiring fifth or even sixth fantasy receiver in point-per-reception leagues.

57) Torrey Smith | Baltimore Ravens | 6-foot, 204 pounds | Rookie

2011 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Run Att Run Yds Rush TD Tot TD
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi
5565921107157040200158

Analysis: The rook will be a deep threat and given simple routes to learn since the lockout shortened his offseason. His fantasy worth is questionable, and he should be passed up in PPR leagues for more reliable wideouts.

Deion Branch, WR, New England Patriots

58) Deion Branch | New England Patriots | 5-foot-9, 195 pounds | 10th year

2011 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Run Att Run Yds Rush TD Tot TD
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi

Analysis: The veteran is oft-injured and now will lose looks to Chad Ochocinco. Some weeks will be impressive; most others will leave something to be desired.

59) Jabar Gaffney | Washington Redskins | 6-foot-2, 200 pounds | 10th year

2011 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Run Att Run Yds Rush TD Tot TD
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi

Analysis: Gaffney joins a lackluster receiving corps and could have an impact in his first year with the 'Skins as a possession receiver. The QB sitch isn't exactly savory, though.

60) Mike X. Williams | Seattle Seahawks | 6-foot-5, 234 pounds | 5th year

2011 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Run Att Run Yds Rush TD Tot TD
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi

Analysis: The comeback story that was Williams' 2010 season might take a turn for the worse with a new offense, a demotion to No. 2 and a new quarterback. Some upside exists, as long as Tarvaris Jackson is competent under center.

61) Early Doucet | Arizona Cardinals | 6-foot, 212 pounds | 4th year

2011 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Run Att Run Yds Rush TD Tot TD
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi

Analysis: Doucet is a bit of a sleeper and should be a late-round target in PPR leagues. He isn't a big-play receiver but may catch enough balls opposite Larry Fitzgerald to matter. He is in competition with Andre Roberts; draft him as a fifth fantasy football wideout.

62) Plaxico Burress | New York Jets | 6-foot-5, 232 pounds | 10th year

2011 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Run Att Run Yds Rush TD Tot TD
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi

Analysis: Sure, Burress is probably a step or two slower than the last time he played pro football, but that was never his game anyway. He is a red zone threat and uses his size to pluck the ball away from defenders; Burress is a No. 5 fantasy receiver.

63) Anthony Armstrong | Washington Redskins | 5-foot-11, 185 pounds | 2nd year

2011 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Run Att Run Yds Rush TD Tot TD
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi

Analysis: Armstrong will battle for the No. 2 job with Jabar Gaffney. He's a deep threat in and will be inconsistent from week to week. Consider him a sixth fantasy receiver.

Brian Robiskie, WR, Cleveland Browns

64) Brian Robiskie | Cleveland Browns | 6-foot-3, 209 pounds | 3rd year

2011 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Run Att Run Yds Rush TD Tot TD
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi

Analysis: The Browns' new offense suits Robiskie's skill set, and Colt McCoy has looked great so far. Definite sleeper potential can be found in Robiskie, but he is most safely drafted as a sixth fantasy receiver.

65) Jerome Simpson | Cincinnati Bengals | 6-foot-2, 205 pounds | 4th year

2011 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Run Att Run Yds Rush TD Tot TD
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi
344449164113030150114

Analysis: Simpson has legit NFL potential but is highly unlikely to achieve it with a struggling-at-times rookie quarterback starting this year. Simpson is, at very best, a sixth fantasy receiver.

66) James Jones | Green Bay Packers | 6-foot-1, 208 pounds | 5th year

2011 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Run Att Run Yds Rush TD Tot TD
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi
506067382346030150147

Analysis: Jones re-signed with the Packers and is coming off a career year. Green Bay's offense has a lot of weapons with Ryan Grant (ankle) and Jermichael Finley (knee) healthy; expect a reduction in Jones' production in 2011.

67) Jacoby Jones | Houston Texans | 6-foot-2, 210 pounds | 5th year

2011 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Run Att Run Yds Rush TD Tot TD
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi
263632247202040180103

Analysis: Jones came to life last year (51-562-3) but is injury-prone and may regress with a healthy Owen Daniels in the fold. Jones is a late-round gamble in deep leagues.

68) Earl Bennett | Chicago Bears | 6-foot, 206 pounds | 4th year

2011 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Run Att Run Yds Rush TD Tot TD
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi

Analysis: Bennett will work out of the slot this year and has comfort with Jay Cutler, his collegiate quarterback. PPR owners can use the Vanderbilt wideout as a flex play some weeks.

69) Devery Henderson | New Orleans Saints | 5-foot-11, 200 pounds | 8th year

2011 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Run Att Run Yds Rush TD Tot TD
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi

Analysis: Henderson seems to have lost some of his deep-ball capability the last two years. Fantasy owners know Henderson is tough to start because of his all-or-nothing game play.

70) Denarius Moore | Oakland Raiders | 6-foot, 195 pounds | Rookie

2011 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Run Att Run Yds Rush TD Tot TD
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi
253535750702030150103

Analysis: The rookie has had a strong offseason, garnering attention from fantasy owners. Moore may have to suffer through poor QB play and the possibility of Terrelle Pryor eventually taking over this year. Draft with caution.

71) Greg Little | Cleveland Browns | 6-foot-2, 220 pounds | Rookie

2011 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Run Att Run Yds Rush TD Tot TD
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi
172717632602030150103

Analysis: The Browns' receiving corps is ho-hum, so Little could see ample work this year if he becomes more consistent catching the football. Draft him as a late flier.

72) Brian Hartline | Miami Dolphins | 6-foot-2, 199 pounds | 3rd year

2011 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Run Att Run Yds Rush TD Tot TD
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi
6272850100046030150147

Analysis: The fairly speedy wideout will have a few big games and is largely u nonexistent in other contests. He is best left for the wire in standard leagues.

73) Michael Jenkins | Minnesota Vikings | 6-foot-4, 214 pounds | 8th year

2011 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Run Att Run Yds Rush TD Tot TD
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi

Analysis: Jenkins joins the Vikings and could see considerable work alongside Percy Harvin if no other receiver steps up. He is an occasional spot starter as a bye week or injury fill-in for PPR owners.

Donald Driver, WR, Green Bay Packers

74) Donald Driver | Green Bay Packers | 6-foot, 194 pounds | 13th year

2011 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Run Att Run Yds Rush TD Tot TD
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi

Analysis: There really isn't much of a valid reason to take a chance on this 36-year-old overachiever in standard formats. He could be worth a look off the wire if he somehow defies Father Time.

75) Mike Sims-Walker | St. Louis Rams | 6-foot-2, 214 pounds | 5th year

2011 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Run Att Run Yds Rush TD Tot TD
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi

Analysis: MSW has enjoyed a strong camp in recent weeks, but his role remains to be defined. We'll monitor his progress very closely in the coming days, so expect to see his ranking increase substantially. For now, take a shot on him as a No. 6.

76) David Nelson | Buffalo Bills | 6-foot-5, 221 pounds | 2nd year

2011 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Run Att Run Yds Rush TD Tot TD
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi

Analysis: The Bills have an opening for their No. 2 job, and Nelson is in the mix. He has looked good at times in camp, so keep an eye on him throughout the preseason.

77) Patrick Crayton | San Diego Chargers | 6-foot, 205 pounds | 8th year

2011 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Run Att Run Yds Rush TD Tot TD
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi

Analysis: Malcom Floyd re-signing makes Crayton the third receiver and no better than fourth in the pecking order. Leave him for the waiver wire in all standard formats.

78) Mohamed Massaquoi | Cleveland Browns | 6-foot-2, 207 pounds | 3rd year

2011 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Run Att Run Yds Rush TD Tot TD
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi

Analysis: Massaquoi has missed all of training camp with a foot injury. This is vital time since the Browns have to learn a new offense in a shortened offseason. His potential is low, especially early in the year.

79) Darrius Heyward-Bey | Oakland Raiders | 6-foot-2, 210 pounds | 3rd year

2011 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Run Att Run Yds Rush TD Tot TD
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi
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Analysis: DHB could be a playmaker for the Raiders as a situational player. He still struggles with catching the ball and has a shoddy QB situation to deal with.

80) Joshua Morgan | San Francisco 49ers | 6-foot-1, 215 pounds | 4th year

2011 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Run Att Run Yds Rush TD Tot TD
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi
132312727702030150103

Analysis: Morgan is likely the third receiver once Michael Crabtree (foot) returns to the field. San Fran's offense should be a little more aggressive this year, but Morgan is best left for the wire.

81) Joshua Cribbs | Cleveland Browns | 6-foot-1, 215 pounds | 7th year

2011 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Run Att Run Yds Rush TD Tot TD
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi

Analysis: The West Coast offense suits Cribbs pretty well, but fantasy owners shouldn't be too optimistic when considering him for their fantasy rosters. He is worth a very late flier in the deepest of leagues.

Eddie Royal, WR, Denver Broncos

82) Eddie Royal | Denver Broncos | 5-foot-10, 185 pounds | 4th year

2011 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Run Att Run Yds Rush TD Tot TD
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi
374746761746051310147

Analysis: Royal is coming off hip surgery and never really was on the same page with Kyle Orton last year. This offense should be more conservative. He has late-round value in very deep PPR affairs.

83) Dezmon Briscoe | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | 6-foot-2, 210 pounds | 1st year

2011 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Run Att Run Yds Rush TD Tot TD
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi

Analysis: Arrelious Benn (knee) is still recovering from a late-season knee reconstruction and may be slow out of the gates. Briscoe has looked sharp in camp; consider him a deep sleeper.

84) Anthony Gonzalez | Indianapolis Colts | 6-foot, 193 pounds | 5th year

2011 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Run Att Run Yds Rush TD Tot TD
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi

Analysis: Avoid Gonzalez in all drafts. He's likely the fifth receiving option for the Colts and warrants no consideration.

85) Chaz Schilens | Oakland Raiders | 6-foot-4, 225 pounds | 4th year

2011 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Run Att Run Yds Rush TD Tot TD
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi

Analysis: The oft-injured Schilens has a chance to start this year, but that is no reason to get your hopes up. Watch his preseason play to determine if he is worth taking a chance on; we've seen enough to scratch him from our draft lists.

86) Arrelious Benn | Tampa Bay Buccaneers | 6-foot-2, 220 pounds | 2nd year

2011 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

Rec Rec Yds Rec TD Run Att Run Yds Rush TD Tot TD
Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi Lo Hi
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Analysis: Torn anterior cruciate ligaments are as significant for wideouts, but one suffered so late in the year is. Benn needs time to heal and should be left for a midseason waiver wire pickup.

The following receivers are not expected to earn enough targets or meaningful playing time to warrant any fantasy consideration in 2011 single-year leagues. Leave them for your waiver wire but watch them throughout the early season in the event they outproduce expectations. 

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About Cory J. Bonini

Cory is KFFL's General Manager. In late 2002, he joined the KFFL staff as a research analyst and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1996. A member of the Fantasy Sports Trade Association, as well as Fantasy Sports Writers Association, Bonini has been featured in print, on radio and on scores of websites. Bonini co-hosted Big Lead Sports on SiriusXM Fantasy Sports Radio from 2011 to 2012.

Bonini was recognized with the 2010 Best Article in Print Award from the FSWA and was a finalist for the same award in 2011. In '11, he finished first overall in the FSWA NFL experts challenge that featured 60 of the industry's best competitors.

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