1. Andre Johnson- This guy is the go to guy in the Houston offense. He is a game breaker. All he did was rank #1 in the league in receiving with 115 catches for 1,575 yards with 8 touchdowns. He averaged 98.4 yards per game and his longest catch was for 65 yards. Teams will work their defensive game plan on stopping him. He was probably the 1st receiver taken in last year’s draft and he will again this year. Good speed & good hands equals the best Wide Receiver in the game. Write it down.
2. Greg Jennings- This will surprise people. He has a great cast surrounding him. A solid Quarterback and a good running game always spell opportunity for receivers. He 80 catches for 1292 yards last year with 9 touchdowns. He averaged 80.8 yards per game and his longest catch was for 63 yards. He can stretch the field with his speed.
3. Calvin Johnson- This guy has freakish ability along with his freakish size. He stands at 6 feet and 5 inches and weighs around 230 pounds. He has great hands and good speed. Quarterbacks can just throw the ball up high and he can go get it. He had 78 catches for 1331 yards with league high 12 touchdowns. He averaged 83.2 yards per game and his longest catch was a 96 yard touchdown. He did all this while playing on one of the worst teams in the league. If the team improves just a bit, he could be a steal.
4. Reggie Wayne- No surprise here. When you have Peyton Manning throwing the ball to you, you should have every opportunity to be successful. He had 82 catches for 1,145 yards with 6 touchdowns. He averaged 71.6 yards per game and his longest catch was a 65 yard touchdown. With Austin Collie and Anthony Gonzalez coming back from injury, only helps his cause. Solid pick.
5. DeSean Jackson- I know that most people who are ready this article are shocked. Most would say that he is a good #2, but he doesn’t have the numbers to move him into a #1 receiver. Last year he had 62 catches for 912 yards and and 2 touchdowns. I hear you loud and clear. Those are not the kind of numbers you would expect from a #1 receiver. I agree. Too many times in fantasy we get caught up in what a player did last year, we expect the same kind of numbers when we draft that player. However many factors can set in. Injuries, his team plays poorly, or coaching changes. This will be the year that the eagles will need to replace Brian Westbrook. They have LeSean McCoy in the waiting. They will need to throw the ball more in order to take the pressure off this young back. Last season in my fantasy league he averaged 10.5 points per game. I would expect that average to be better this year. If he does not go as a #1 wide receiver, I will gladly take him as the best #2 receiver.
I know that many of you are wondering why Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin were not on this list. The retiring of Kurt Warner will have a deep effect on this team and Larry and Anquan’s fantasy value.
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