August 21, 2010

2010 PPR Positional Rankings: WR

Other rankings: QB RB TE Top 50 51-200

When it comes to PPR, the position that benefits greatest are the wideouts. A guy like Wes Welker or Steve Smith of the Giants becomes a stud just because they can catch the ball. Sure Smith only put up a 2.7 YAC mark last year, but who cares! He was a vacuum! No matter what receiver it is, the fact that they can compile so many points just by doing there job makes owning a succesful wideout a must in this format. So don't miss out on these guys.

  1. Andre Johnson, Texans- The undisputed champ of this position. If he slips to you after the 6th pick or so, snatch him up.
  2. Brandon Marshall, Dolphins- Sure he's got a change of scenery, but he will catch a hundred balls no matter who is throwing, or where their home stadium is.
  3. Randy Moss, Patriots-A big play threat every down. The #1 receiver of an all-time great QB.
  4. Reggie Wayne, Colts- A lot of people are down on Wayne this year. What's not to like about Peyton Manning's favorite target?
  5. Roddy White, Falcons- His small decline in yards last year was more than made up for by his 11 TDs.
  6. Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals- If anyone besides Leinart was at the helm he would be a top 3 WR.
  7. Miles Austin, Cowboys- I wonder how he will interact with Romo now that he is the one getting into a celebrity's pants.
  8. Calvin Johnson, Lions- Sure he's a Lion, but he is such a physical beast that he earned the name of a transformer. 'nuff said.
  9. Greg Jennings, Packers- The catch he made in the first preseason game was impressive. Even more impressive is his ability to consistently produce quality beards. And receiving yards.
  10. Marques Colston, Saints- The fact that every NFL team had 6 rounds to pick this guy and didn't still amazes me.
  11. Steve Smith, Giants- Came out of nowhere last year as a PPR hero.
  12. Sidney Rice, Vikings- The fact that Favre has returned makes him a WR1 in 12 teamers.
  13. Steve Smith, Panthers- If he and Matt Moore click, he could be a major steal in this year's drafts.
  14. Chad Ochocinco, Bengals- The provider of one of the best hours on television and a very consistent yards and TDs producers.
  15. Hines Ward, Steelers- The absence of Big Ben will hurt him the first few weeks, but 90+ catches is a lock in my mind.
  16. DeSean Jackson, Eagles- D-Jax has the greatest big-play potential in the NFL, but Kolb scares me a bit.
  17. Anquan Boldin, Ravens- I guess I just don't get how the Ravens will function with a premier receiver. They just don't mix.
  18. Michael Crabtree, 49ers- After his impressive rookie semi-season, imagine what he can do with a training camp under his belt.
  19. Wes Welker, Patriots- He was an undisputed WR1 last year, and the ACL is the only thing holding him back. The beautiful thing is so far I have heard nothing bad about his recovery. 
  20. Hakeem Nicks, Giants- As long as Eli isn't bleeding profusely from his head, he's a pretty good gunslinger. He and Nicks showed a good rapport towards the end of last season, a great sign.
  21. Dwayne Bowe, Chiefs- The suspension last year severly deflated his value. He could be great value in '10.
  22. Mike Sims-Walker, Jaguars- Being an undisputed number one brings a lot of targets... and just as much attention from the opposing secondary.
  23. Jeremy Maclin, Eagles- Maclin is definitely talented, but its hard being number 2.
  24. Mike Wallace, Steelers- If the Steelers follow through and recommit to the run he could be a bust. If not he should rock this year.
  25.  Percy Harvin, Vikings- The migraines are really worrying. But he is too good of a playmaker to let slip down your draft board.
  26. Santana Moss, Redskins- D-Jax was a big play threat that blossomed with McNabb at the helm. Sounds like good news for the lesser Moss.
  27. T.J. Houshmndzadeh, Seahawks- That fantasy football commercial will forever be attached to T.J. Howshamazoey.
  28. Donald Driver, Packers- He's always good, never great.
  29. Pierre Garcon, Colts- The Frenchie has asserted himself as the Colts' #2 wideout. A great sign.
  30. Malcolm Floys, Chargers- Look who's ranked below him.
  31. Vincent Jackson, Chargers- If he manages to get on the field he will be great. But in the meantime I'm banking on Floyd and getting the sure yardage.
  32. Steve Breaston, Cardinals- The Cardinal offense is built for Steve to succeed. Whether or not Leinart can help him achieve that is a whole nother animal.
  33. Derrick Mason, Ravens- Mason has been a great PPR option in the past, but with Boldin in town his value takes a major hit.
  34. Dez Bryant, Cowboys- So much talent, yet so much attitude.
  35. Robert Meachem, Saints- Was his 2009 ending a fluke?
  36. Terrell Owens, Bengals- I never thought I would see him in an NFL uniform again, but his talent is undeniable.
  37. Braylon Edwards, Jets- While the Jets' passing attack is far from intimidating, Edwards has shown he can be a fantasy star despite his team's offensive failures. (see: Cleveland Browns, any year)
  38. Lee Evans, Bills- He has been such a dissapointment that he earns the 28th spot on my list despite being one of the only above average receivers in Buffalo.
  39. Santonio Holmes, Jets- Despite all of his problems from Pittsburgh, Hard Knocks has made Holmes out to be a healthy teammate and talented passcatcher.
  40. Mohamed Massaquoi, Browns- The last number WR1 on my list. I highly advise against owning a Brown. It will just make Sundays depressing as you watch their QBs go 2-15.
  41. Eddie Royal, Broncos- Who knows, maybe he will lead the league in receptions now that Marshall is out of town.
  42. Jerricho Cotchery, Jets- Was once a legitimate fantasy threat. What happened?
  43. Devin Aromashodu, Bears- I think he will be a breakout candidate this year, unless he gets outplayed by...
  44. Johnny Knox, Bears- He has shown a great connection to Cutler this preseason, which usually means just about nothing.
  45. Kenny Britt, Titans- Showed that he and Vince Young can definitely connect, but I worry about 2nd season dropoff.
  46. Donnie Avery, Rams- After that celebration fiasco last year, I don't have much respect for him. Plus he has a rookie QB throwing to him which equals fantasy death.
  47. Mike Williams, Buccaneers- The pundits have nothing bad to say about this guy so far, which unfortunately is a bad omen.
  48. Jabar Gaffney, Broncos- If he steps up in Denver, watch out!
  49. Anthony Gonzalez, Colts- I like him to slowly work his way up the depth chart in Indy. Of course, slowly could take until next year.
  50. Dexter McCluster, Chiefs- He has gotten tons of looks this preseason, but he hasn't done much with them. Call him Wes Welker mini.