NFL Predictions Week 1: Picking the Top WRs

Chris MatcovichCorrespondent ISeptember 9, 2010

NFL Predictions Week 1: Picking the Top WRs

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    The 2010-11 season is finally ready to begin tonight with the New Orleans Saints vs. Minnesota Vikings.  With a new football season comes a lot of people competing in fantasy football leagues.

    There is always the dilemma that fantasy owners are confronted with every week and that is whether to start or sit particular players.

    Here is a list of five NFL WRs that should have huge Week 1's and make their fantasy owners happy.

Larry Fitzgerald—Arizona Cardinals

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    Without Kurt Warner at quarterback, will Fitzgerald be as productive as he has been in the past?  Well during Week 1 at least there shouldn't be any drop off.

    Fitzgerald gets to go up against the lowly St. Louis Rams this week and he should be able to burn their secondary numerous times.

    Fantasy owners can expect 100+ yards and a score in this game, as the Cardinals will toy with this terrible secondary.

Randy Moss—New England Patriots

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    The Cincinnati defense was very good last season and was a major reason that they were able to win the AFC North and make it to the playoffs.

    Randy Moss must not have got the news because he has continuously burned the Bengals.

    In three games vs the Bengals, Moss has averaged 75 yards per game and caught three touchdowns.

    Don't expect anything different as Brady and Moss will look to jump out of the gate quick to keep up with the New York Jets.

Reggie Wayne—Indianapolis Colts

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    You would think that defenses would have found a way to slow down Reggie Wayne since he became Peyton Manning's number one target, but they haven't.  This especially true for their division rival the Houston Texans.

    Although the Texans have been able to play the Colts close in many of their previous matchups, Wayne has been able to burn them.

    In 16 career games Wayne has over 1,100 yards and eight touchdowns.

    Wayne should have another big game against the Texans, especially with the departure of Daunta Robinson.

Calvin Johnson—Detroit Lions

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    With a healthy Matt Stafford at quarterback, Calvin Johnson is poised to have a big season and a big Week 1.

    In five games against the Bears, Johnson has averaged 14 yards per catch and has reeled in two touchdowns.

    With an injury to starting safety Minor Wright and Zackary Bowman moving to left corner, Johnson could be able to beat the Bears defense deep.

Lee Evans

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    Now that Terrell Owens is out of Buffalo, Lee Evans is the top target once again.  Although Trent Edwards is the starting quarterback, Evans should still have a productive year.

    Against Miami in his career, Evans has caught eight touchdown passes and averaged 20 yards a catch.

    The Dolphins secondary is unproven and has let up some big plays this preseason.  If Edwards doesn't stumble, then Evans should have a big game Week 1.