Way Early Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings
This season we saw many things from the wide reciever position.
A consistent stud produced again.
We saw the next Randy Moss come into his own.
And an injury-prone beast finally showed all he can do.
I expect nothing but the same for next season as we have a truly amazing group of young stud recievers.
My rankings are already set, and I will give you the top 10 receivers for next year as well as give you some glamorous tid-bits on your favorite receivers as well.
So buckle up folks, and remember, It's never too early to think about next season.
No. 10: Reggie Wayne
Since Torry Holt has fallen of the face of planet earth, Reggie Wayne is now the guy that you can set your watch to.
Wayne offers a consistent blend of possession and is a deep threat as well, and being Peyton Manning's favorite receiver isn't a bad consolation either.
Expect another top-10 year from Wayne with some upside.
No. 9: Brandon Marshall
This was Mr. Upside if you played Fantasy Football last season. Marshall was the next big thing, and he, in fact, regressed a little bit compared to his breakout season.
Marshall finished around the 15th ranking for wide receivers, but this was pretty disappointing considering he was a top eight receiver last year.
But with Jay Cutler proving to be a huge breakout star in this league, expect a top-10 year with some top five upside in the coming years.
No. 8: Marques Colston
Marques Colston has a chance to be a star in this league. Even more than he already is, but this all hinges on how his knee holds up.
Colston missed six games this season with a broken finger, and he really never seemed the same until later when the Fantasy Playoffs kicked in. While Colston seems ready to go, if he can remain healthy he seems set for some productive years with Drew Brees as his signal caller.
I would give Colston the bump to even a top-five wideout if he can stay healthy all 16 games.
No. 7: Roddy White
On the brink of death, Roddy White resurrected his career. Now Roddy White looks to the sky as his limit.
With Matt Ryan at the helm, and Roddy becoming his favorite wide receiver, Roddy White has become a consistent producer, and this should continue for years.
Think Reggie Wayne, but not as fast. He will have that kind of chemistry with Matt Ryan and should be a lock in the top 10 for the coming years.
No. 6: Steve Smith
What more can you ay about this guy? He is everything you want in a receiver. Well, except the whole height thing...
Smith represents the best downfield threat in the NFL. He can get a ball with two defenders on him consistently and will again be a top-five wideout.
I would just make sure that Jake Delhomme stays healthy, because if he goes down, Smith goes with him.
No. 5: Greg Jennings
The new Steve Smith. Well, he hasn't reached that yet, but Mr. Jennings is truly on the rise.
He has fully supplanted himself as the Packers go-to-receiver and is Aaron Rodgers favorite target.
So, expect many years of deep touchdown catches and YAC yards.
No. 4: Randy Moss
Now, let me state this now, this ranking FULLY depends on whether or not Tom Brady is back and healthy next year. If he is, then I completely expect another Moss comeback top-five year, but if not, then well, that remains to be seen.
Temper your expectations, but if your feeling confident or if you just want to roll the dice on a high risk/high reward player, then this is your guy.
No. 3: Larry Fitzgerald
Does anyone even have hands comparable to this guy? Fitzgerald really is the pinnacle of the wideout position, but my only concern for him is whether or not Kurt Warner will have another year like this.
I think Fitzgerald could easily repeat another top-five year, but I just don't remain sold on Kurt Warner at this point, but besides the Quarterback problems, this man is a perfect fantasy receiver.
No. 2: Calvin Johnson
Is there really a player who did anything more with less than Calvin Johnson? This man went out and did so much with literally nothing as help.
While the 0-16 season is ugly, this year marks the year that Megatron broke out. Drafted in the mid-round of receivers, he went on to produce top three numbers and being only 23 this could be the start of something really good.
If you are in a keeper league, get this man now. Calvin is the next big thing; get on board before you are too late.
No. 1: Andre Johnson
Is there really a better wideout in the game now? Andre represents all that is truly good in this game. He posesses the speed, size, power, and hands. The man has it all.
While Matt Schaub hasn't been fully healthy the past two years, this is the year he finally does, and I see this Texans team doing big things next year.
Andre is the top receiver in fantasy, and that won't change for a while.