Fantasy Football: Wide Receiver Rankings and ADP Sleeper Update

Lee Johnson@FantasyFBSchemeSenior Analyst IAugust 20, 2010

SAN FRANCISCO - NOVEMBER 12:  Johnny Knox #13 of the Chicago Bears in action against the San Francisco 49ers at Candlestick Park on November 12, 2009 in San Francisco, California. The 49ers won 10-6.  (Photo by Jed Jacobsohn/Getty Images)
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The NFL Preseason is rolling. That means that depth charts are changing and injuries are happening. We have updated our Wide Receiver Redraft Rankings and Average Draft Position (ADP) this week to help you get current on your fantasy football draft board.

Here are some thoughts on some rankings movement and some possible sleepers to watch in preseason:

Santana Moss (#25 to #17) Things have been really quiet on the Santana Moss front other than the whole HGH thing. Here is the the thing; Donovan McNabb is looking good.

Santana Moss is still the No. 1 WR in Washington. This is a hook up waiting to happen. Moss has historically been up and down during fantasy seasons, but things are looking up with having the most talented QB he has ever played with tossing him the ball.

Johnny Knox (#40 to #36) Johnny Knox is often ignored while fantasy owners look at Devin Aromashodu as the possible breakout star at WR for the Bears. This is largely based on Aromashodu’s targets at the end of last season by Jay Cutler. There is a different offense in town now and Johnny Knox may just be the best suited for it.

Wide receivers coach Darryl Drake is calling all three of the WRs at the top of the depth chart starters. When it comes time for someone to separate himself from the pack, watch for Knox. He may be a steal at his current ADP.

Sleeper Alert! More late round guys that could pay off.

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Laurent Robinson (#44) Aside from Steven Jackson, you are not likely to find any fantasy football superstars on the Rams. We could however, see a WR step up with all that attention given to Jackson. He should land as one fo the starting WRs for the Rams and might be worth a late pick for a team trying to play catch up a lot. Keep a close eye on his camp.

Harry Douglas (#50) With Michael Jenkins out with a shoulder injury, Douglas can make a case for the starting spot opposite Roddy White. Keep an eye on the depth chart, he may be worth throwing one of those last two picks at.

Here is how the Top 5 shake out with ADP. The highest and lowest pick used on them in mock drafts are included as well. Check out our Wide Receiver Redraft Rankings to view the Top 50 with ADP.

Rank Player Bye ADP HIGH LOW
1Andre Johnson, HOU71.061.021.11
2Randy Moss, NE51.091.032.07
3Larry Fitzgerald, ARI62.031.073.01
4Miles Austin, DAL42.031.083.05
5Roddy White, ATL82.071.09