In this column you will see a breakdown of the latest surgers and faders at the wide receiver position for your Fantasy Football team.
Here is a breakdown of wide receivers whose stock is on the way up and which one’s are plummeting.
Mario Manningham: Manningham was a “surger” here not that long ago, but with Nicks being out of this world and Steve Smith finally stepping up, Manningham has been quietly fazed out. In his last two games, Manningham has done zilch. And when I say zilch I do mean nothing, zero, nada. Manningham had no receptions in the last two games. No one would blame you if you dropped Manningham. With the way Nicks and Smith are playing, Manningham is too risky to trust.
Dez Bryant: As mentioned above, Roy Williams is stepping up while Bryant is struggling to find consistency in the Cowboy’s passing attack. Rookie wide receivers usually have a hard time adjusting to the speed of an NFL game, and Bryant is just not getting the job done right now. Ever since Week One, where Bryant had eight receptions for 56 yards, the rookie has regressed. Last week vs. the Titans, Bryant had a season low 22 yards on three receptions. Still keep Bryant on your roster for his upside, but don’t think of starting him anytime soon
DeSean Jackson: It’s hard to understand why Kevin Kolb can’t connect with DeSean Jackson, but for some reason he can’t. In his last two games, where Kolb has mostly been his quarterback, Jackson has only caught five receptions for a measly 43 yards. Jackson is better than that. Perhaps Jackson will struggle again this week against the Falcons with Kolb due to start. But sooner or later, or when Michael Vick returns, Jackson will eventually capitalize on his immense talent.
Bernard Berrian: If Berrian’s poor play to start the season (five receptions for 38 yards and no TD’s) was not enough for you to cut him, then the arrival of Randy Moss should be the final straw. Berrian is basically worthless now. Moss, Percy Harvin and perhaps even Greg Lewis are ahead of Berrian on the depth chart in Minnesota. That’s not even taking into consideration the possible return of Sidney Rice.