Fantasy Football 2010: Ranking the Minnesota Vikings Wide Receivers

Jason Clary@IamJClaryCorrespondent IAugust 24, 2010

Fantasy Football 2010: Ranking the Minnesota Vikings Wide Receivers

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    With the injury to Sidney Rice and the addition of Javon Walker to the Minnesota Vikings, what kind of fantasy impact will the Vikings receivers have?

No. 5 Greg Lewis

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    Fantasy Impact: Minimal


    Greg Lewis is a seven-year veteran, spending his first six years in Philadelphia, and last year in Minnesota.

    He has never been a main target, but he is a reliable option as a fourth or fifth receiver.

    On a talented squad in Minnesota, Lewis won't be any more than a fourth or fifth.

    He could get additional playing time with Sidney Rice missing time until the middle part of the 2010 season.



    21 receptions, 273 yards, TD

No. 4 Javon Walker

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    Fantasy Impact: Minimal


    Javon Walker has been an injury prone player, and there is nothing hinting towards him being an impact receiver.

    Like Greg Lewis, Walker will be impacted by Sidney Rice's injury.

    Walker's last full season was in 2006, when he had over 1,000 receiving yards with Denver.

    Walker was also a receiver with Brett Favre in Green Bay from 2002-2005.

    Walker's best season as a receiver came in 2004, when he had 89 receptions, and over 1,300 yards.

    Walker will need to stay healthy to see any playing time at all.



    29 receptions, 340 yards

No. 3 Sidney Rice

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    Fantasy Impact: Moderate


    Sidney Rice would normally be No. 1, but he will likely miss half of the season with a hip injury.

    Rice was great last season with Favre, and once Rice returns, the two would hope to start right on track.

    The other receivers will need to pick up the pace while Rice is injured



    49 receptions, 725 yards, six TD

No. 2 Percy Harvin

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    Fantasy Impact: Moderate/High


    Percy Harvin had a good season in 2009, and he should be a main target while Sidney Rice misses time.

    Harvin is a very explosive player, but he has been suffering from migraine issues this offseason and it is unclear whether he will have that issue during the regular season.

    If Harvin misses any time due to his migraines, the Vikings could have to rely on their run game early in the season.



    68 receptions, 952 yards, five TDs

No. 1 Bernard Berrian

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    Fantasy Impact: Moderate/High


    Bernard Berrian averaged just over 20 yards per reception in 2008. Being one of the main receivers on this team with Rice's absence, Berrian could benefit most from the extra playing time.

    Berrian's average was way down last year, while catching more passes than he did in 2008.

    In 2010, Berrian could gain 1,000 yards for the first time in his career.



    70 receptions, 1,085 yards, six TDs