Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals
Fitz has lingered around the 100 reception mark most his career. He has achieved the feat twice.
With a new quarterback and less receiver help, Fitz will end up short like he has the past couple years.
He is still an elite receiver, but he must redevelop chemistry with at least one new quarterback. He will see more double teams than in the past. Fitzgerald's team should feature a more balanced running attack as well.
Brandon Marshall, Miami Dolphins
A new team, a new coach, a new quarterback.
Marshall finds himself with a fresh start. But, from a receiving standpoint he doesn't need it.
Like Wes Welker, Marshall is coming off a third straight 100 catch season.
He is a physical beast who toys with cornerbacks when the ball is tossed his way.
Marshall, however, comes from more pass happy offenses. The Miami offense will sling the ball downfield, but remain heavily attached to their running game.
He will work hard to learn new routes and gain timing, but Chad Henne is still largely unproven.
Look for a slight Brandon Marshall dip below 100 receptions this year, but to still remain one of the top receivers in the game.
Steve Smith, New York Giants
The "other" Steve Smith broke out last year with an incredible season. He grabbed 50 more balls than the year before for a total of 107.
Now, teams will be looking for him.
He is the type of possession receiver who can run short routes to perfection. He became an outlet for Eli Manning every week.
With the New York Giants running game struggling, Smith's utilization became very important.
Smith will be the top receiver for the Giants, but look for a drop off in total receptions. Another year for Hakeem Nicks and Mario Manningham will give Manning some additional weapons.
Smith should be good for around 90 catches, but the Giants team as a whole should improve with developing and healthier weapons.