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1) Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions
Expect Calvin Johnson's numbers to go up in the 2010 NFL season. Last year, Johnson had five touchdown receptions in 2009, and 12 receptions in 2008, expect him to fill in somewhere in-between this season. I'd lean closer to the 12 reception production this season. Calvin Johnson is the most explosive and big-time receiver in Detroit, and will be Matthew Stafford's go-to-guy. With no threat lining up on the other side of Johnson, he'll be relied on more than any other receiver in the NFC North.
2) Greg Jennings, Green Bay Packers
The Green Bay Packers are loaded with offensive talent this season, Greg Jennings is the crown jewel. Rodgers will go to Jennings early and often, and is the deep threat in Green Bay's passing game. Because of all the options for Rodgers, Jennings touchdown numbers have diminished over the years (12 TD's in 2007, nine TD's in 2008, and just 4 TD's last season). Jennings can still be counted on for 1,000+ yards and some big weekly numbers in fantasy.
3) Donald Driver, Green Bay Packers
Donald Driver is running out of gas, and the reliable receiver is counting the seasons until he'll hang it up. Until then, he's still a very reliable receiver and great producer for your fantasy football team. Driver has eclipsed the 1,000 yard mark every season and last year led the Packers in touchdown receptions. The development of Greg Jennings, James Jones and Jordy Nelson cut into Drivers numbers more-and-more each season. Regardless, look for Driver to continue the trend and put up yet another 1,000 yard season.
4) Percy Harvin, Minnesota Vikings
Percy Harvin may be viewed by some as a risky pick, but take the upside with Harvin. Favre will be relying on Harvin more than ever this season, as Favre's favorite target last season, Sidney Rice, watches from the sidelines. Percy should see many opportunities to get his hands on the ball in open field, and display his play making speed.
5) Bernard Berrian, Minnesota Vikings
Bernard Berrian finds himself below fellow receiver Percy Harvin because of Berrian's inability to find chemistry with Brett Favre last season. Berrian found himself dipping below receivers Sidney Rice, Percy Harvin and tight end Visanthe Shiancoe, becoming the teams 4th option. Now more than ever, this season is Berrian's best chance to strike chemistry with Favre and return as one of the main options in Minnesota. Look for Berrian to have better numbers this season due to the puzzling wide receiver situation in Minnesota.
6) Johnny Knox, Chicago Bears
Mike Martz loves speedy receivers. Johnny Knox has plenty of speed for Martz, and should find himself a comfortable position in Chicago's passing game because of it. Knox is labeled as the number one receiver this year, and should put up number one receiver numbers. Only thing holding up Knox from having a breakout career and fantasy football season is his quarterback, Jay Cutler. Jay Cutler's development in Martz's system is key to Knox's.
7) Devin Aromashodu, Chicago Bears
Out of no where last season came a potential threat in Bear's receiver Devin Aromashodu. Aromashodu will be lined up as the number two receiver in Chicago, and should receiver a handsome sum of looks this season. Again, just like with Johnny Knox, Aromashodu's development lies in the arms of quarterback Jay Cutler's development.
8) Nate Burleson, Detroit Lions
The number two receiver in Detroit will be Nate Burleson. Burleson was acquired to become that "possession receiver" that Detroit lacked last season. With Stafford taking snaps for the Lions, Detroit is becoming more and more likely to rely on their passing game. This is great news for Burleson and fantasy football owners who take a chance on him.