And to this point, it is a neck-and-neck race between two unlikely candidates.
Having Santana Moss and Roddy White stand atop the wide receivers rankings at midseason might be the equivalent of Ralph Nader and Bob Barr leading the polls over Barack Obama and John McCain a few months ago.
The season may be a marathon, but Moss and White have sprinted out to the lead ahead of some of the more highly touted receivers, like the guy coming in at No. 3, Arizona’s Larry Fitzgerald.
Fitz continues to be one of the most consistent—if not the most consistent—fantasy football wide receivers in the league.
If I had it to do all over again, I would have drafted Fitz over guys like Terrell Owens and Braylon Edwards at the beginning of this season. And I am sure there are plenty of other fantasy owners kicking themselves for passing on this guy in their drafts.
Inconsistency Is King
True to form, being the most inconsistent position in fantasy football, only five players are in the top 12 at both the quarter pole and halfway point of the season. Two of those players have already been named—Moss and Fitz—while the other three are Greg Jennings, Anquan Boldin, and Terrell Owens.
Boldin remained in the top 12 despite missing several weeks following that brutal hit he suffered against the Jets. Boldin’s two-touchdown performance in his return last weekend solidified his position in the group.
Owens, meanwhile, continues to slide and is likely to slip out of this group by the third quarter if he does not start putting up solid WR1 numbers again.