Fantasy Player Rankings: Bears' Devin Hester

Fantasy RankingsContributor IJune 15, 2009

GREEN BAY, WI - NOVEMBER 16:  Devin Hester #23 of the Chicago Bears prepares to return a kick off against the Green Bay Packers during NFL action at Lambeau Field on November 16, 2008 in Green Bay, Wisconsin. The Packers defeated the Bears 37-3.  (Photo by Doug Pensinger/Getty Images)

Congratulations, Bears Fans. This is your No. 1 Receiver......Again!

Maybe I should give the Bears a pass for not getting a solid receiver in free agency, because they got Jay Cutler. But if I did that, I would be a nice guy.

That's not my style.

Don't get me wrong Bears fans, you see I'm a San Fransisco Giants fan and I know what it's like when ownership won't help the team. The San Francisco Giants are probably the worst hitting team ever and it's understandable when the only talent they have is very raw. Then, ownership goes out and gives the same old, "Well, we tried to get this guy but..." routine in the offseason.

For Bears fans, that means you're left with a No. 1 receiver that is wearing a cornerback's number on his jersey!

Like the Giants' hitting, the Bears receiving situation right now is a complete joke. I almost hope no receivers on the Bears roster do a darn thing, so ownership won't be let off the hook.

Devin Hester is a very talented player, but the man has never been a full time receiver until a couple years ago. Maybe some day Hester will be a nice No. 2 receiver for the Bears. But as of now, should be a No. 3.

Hey, we have Earl Bennett!

Please Bears fans, don't tell me Earl Bennett is going to save the day. The only reason he is even being talked about is because he played in college with Cutler. If Jay was not on the team, no one would know who this guy is.

Maybe Bennett will amount to something this year. But if you feel confident coming into the season with Earl as your top receiver, then I say go see a doctor.

Hester's Fantasy Football Value in 2009

Look for No. 23 to improve on his numbers from a year ago. Now that Jay Cutler is under center, I see a 60 reception, 800 yard, five touchdown effort from Hester. Really, that would be very good coming from a guy that is still learning on the job in the NFL.

Look to grab Devin as a late-round fantasy stash and see if both he and Cutler find chemistry together.

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  • Game breaker
  • Solid quarterback

Fantasy Liability's:

  • Still a raw talent
  • In a run-first offense
  • Bad weather in December