Fantasy Wide Receivers 2011
April 25th, 2011
1. Roddy White- White's breakout season in 2010 was no fluke. Ryan and White have an outstanding chemistry and will put up big numbers again next season. White should be the first wide receiver off the board.
2. Andre Johnson- Johnson is consistently incredible. The guy is a physical freak and the only true threat in the Houston passing game.
3. Calvin Johnson- Megatron is on the verge of big things in Detroit. If the Lions can get 16 games out of Stafford, Johson will have an All-Pro season.
4. Larry Fitzgerald- Fitzgerald proved his greatness last season, putting up good numbers with really crappy quarterback play. The Cardinals have not addressed the quarterback situation yet but don't let Fitzgerald get drafted by your opponent over it.
5. Greg Jennings- Jennings is the best wide receiver on a pass friendly offense. Oh yeah, he has a pretty solid quarterback throwing him the ball.
6. Reggie Wayne- Wayne should be good for another 100 catch season in 2011. The Colts have a lot of guys who can make plays when Manning is throwing them the ball, Wayne is the best of the bunch and a legitimate number one for your fantasy team.
7. Hakeem Nicks- The Giants have a rising star in Hakeem Nicks. His size allows him to beat smaller defenders and makes him an excellent red-zone target.
8. Dwayne Bowe- Bowe had an amazing 15 touchdowns in 2010. If he were more consistent he would be much higher on this list.
9. Vincent Jackson- Rivers to Jackson for a full season. Enough said.
10. Mike Wallace- Wallace may be the fastest player in the NFL. He is also a pretty solid wide receiver and an emerging star in Pittsburgh.
11. Miles Austin- In my opinion, Austin is the best player on a talented Dallas offense.
12. Steve Johnson- Outside of Arizona, the Bills probably had the worst quarterback situation in the NFL last season. Johnson went out and had a great year anyway. Look for more of the same in 2011.
13. Kenny Britt- Britt is another physically dominating wide receiver. My only concern with Britt is that he could miss games due to suspension. His arrest numbers are almost as incredible as his stats.
14. Wes Welker- Welker is completely healthy this season and still plays with a pretty decent quarterback.
15. Marques Colston- Colston will benefit from a healthy Drew Brees in 2011. Something he did not have for most of 2010.
16. DeSean Jackson- Jackson is a threat to score every time he touches the ball and from anywhere on the field.
17. Brandon Lloyd- If Orton starts, Lloyd should be ranked higher. If Tebow starts, we shall see. Either way, you can't ignore the incredible numbers Lloyd put up in 2010, I just don't expect a repeat.
18. Brandon Marshall- Marshall made news this week for the wrong reason, again. Don't expect that to affect him on the field though.
19. Mike Williams (Tampa Bay)- Williams put up double digit touchdowns as a rookie. Incredible. Avoiding a sophomore slump will be key here but I would have no problem drafting Williams for my fantasy team.
20. Jeremy Maclin- Maclin didn't get as much press as some of his teammates but he put up really good numbers in 2010. The Eagle passing game is explosive and Maclin can be counted on to improve upon his numbers from last season.