Wide Receivers

July 23, 2006

ON THE RISE

RORANDON LLOYD,Redskins
After three seasons with the lowly 49ers, Lloyd steps in as the No. 2 receiverfor a potent offense.

CHRIS CHAMBERS,Dolphins
He has never played with a top quarterback before, so the addition of a healthyDaunte Culpepper will surely mean greater production.

ON THEDECLINE

MIKE WILLIAMS,Lions
He has shown a questionable work ethic and no indication that he can be even anadequate NFL receiver.

ISAAC BRUCE,Rams
Yes, he's one of the greatest receivers of his day, but he'll be 34 this seasonand is sliding down the depth chart.

AMANI TOOMER,Giants
A onetime primary target, the 10-year vet has fallen into a complementary roleover the last two years.

SLEEPERS

DERRICK MASON,Ravens
He's reunited with longtime teammate Steve McNair, with whom he made the ProBowl twice as a Titan.

ANTONIO BRYANT,49ers
One of the few fantasy options on the Niners, Bryant steps into the spot thatLloyd vacated.

REGGIE WILLIAMS,Jaguars
He was passed on the depth chart by Ernest Wilford last year, but Jimmy Smith'sretirement opens up a lot of receptions on Byron Leftwich's crew.

BIG-PLAY MEN

TERRY GLENN,Cowboys
He'll see an inordinate amount of single coverage as opposing secondaries keyon Terrell Owens.

SANTANA MOSS,Redskins
He led the league with 18 catches of 25 yards or more last year; now he hasLloyd and Antwaan Randle-El to spread the field for him.

ERNEST WILFORD,Jaguars
The former Virginia Tech star is the Jags' best long-ball threat, and one ofthe bigger ones in the game.

IMPACTROOKIES

SINORICE MOSS,Giants
Santana's little brother infuses speed into an already potent attack; alsofigures to return some kicks.

GREG JENNINGS,Packers
The second-rounder should see plenty of time on the frozen tundra as one ofBrett Favre's favored targets.

MIKE HASS,Saints
He has shown a great work ethic in camp and should climb the depth chart; agood late-round pick.

BUYER BEWARE

ASHLEY LELIE,Broncos
A contract squabble and the arrival of Javon Walker make it more likely thatLelie will be traded; the question is where and when.

NATE BURLESON,Seahawks
With Joe Jurevicius gone, the opportunity is there, but Burleson hasn't shownmuch promise so far.

MUHSIN MUHAMMAD,Bears
He tied for the most drops among NFL wideouts last year with 11--that's 15% ofthe balls thrown his way.


  SI PLAYER RANKINGS FOR
2006 With 2005 stats
GAMES CATCHES REC. YARDS YARDS/
CATCH
YARDS/
GAME
100-YARD GAMES TDS BYE WEEK
1. Chad Johnson, Bengals 16 97 1,432 14.8 89.5 4 9 5
2. Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals 16 103 1,409 13.7 88.1 7 10 9
3. Terrell Owens, Cowboys * 7 47 763 16.2 109 4 6 3
4. Steve Smith, Panthers 16 103 1,563 15.2 97.7 9 12 9
5. Chris Chambers, Dolphins 16 82 1,118 13.6 69.9 3 11 8
6. Marvin Harrison, Colts 15 82 1,146 14.0 76.4 6 12 6
7. Anquan Boldin, Cardinals 14 102 1,402 13.7 100.1 8 7 9
8. Torry Holt, Rams 14 102 1,331 13.0 95.1 6 9 7
9. Hines Ward, Steelers 15 69 975 14.1 65 4 11 4
10. Andre Johnson, Texans 13 63 688 10.9 52.9 2 2 5
11. Santana Moss, Redskins 16 84 1,483 17.7 92.7 5 9 8
12. Reggie Wayne, Colts 16 83 1,055 12.7 65.9 2 5 6
13. Randy Moss, Raiders 16 60 1,005 16.8 62.8 4 8 3
14. Terry Glenn, Cowboys 16 62 1,136 18.3 71 4 7 3
15. Plaxico Burress, Giants 16 76 1,214 16.0 75.9 4 7 4
16. Derrick Mason, Ravens 16 86 1,073 12.5 67.1 1 3 7
17. Donald Driver, Packers 16 86 1,221 14.2 76.3 5 5 6
18. Brandon Lloyd, Redskins * 16 48 733 15.3 45.8 3 5 8
19. Joe Horn, Saints 13 49 654 13.3 50.3 1 1 7
20. Keenan McCardell, Chargers 16 70 917 13.1 57.3 1 9 3
21. Javon Walker, Broncos * 1 4 27 6.8 27 0 0 4
22. Roy Williams, Lions 13 45 687 15.3 52.8 2 8 8
23. Joey Galloway, Buccaneers 16 83 1,287 15.5 80.4 4 10 4
24. T.J. Houshmandzedeh, Bengals 14 78 956 12.3 68.3 2 7 5
25. Deion Branch, Patriots 16 78 998 12.8 62.4 1 5 6
26. Drew Bennett, Titans 13 58 738 12.7 56.8 0 4 7
27. Donte' Stallworth, Saints 16 70 945 13.5 59.1 3 7 7
28. Roddy White, Falcons 16 29 446 15.4 27.9 0 3 5
29. Eric Moulds, Texans * 15 81 816 10.1 54.4 2 4 5
30. Rod Smith, Broncos 16 85 1,105 13.0 69.1 2 6 4
31. Eddie Kennison, Chiefs 16 68 1,102 16.2 68.9 5 5 3
32. Muhsin Muhammad, Bears 15 64 750 11.7 50 0 4 7
33. Eric Parker, Chargers 15 57 725 12.7 48.3 0 3 3
34. Darrell Jackson, Seahawks 6 38 482 12.7 80.3 2 3 5
35. Joe Jurevicius, Browns * 16 55 694 12.6 43.4 2 10 6
36. Lee Evans, Bills 16 48 743 15.5 46.4 2 7 8
37. Laveranues Coles, Jets 16 73 845 11.6 52.8 0 5 9
38. Antonio Bryant, 49ers * 16 69 1,009 14.6 63.1 1 4 6
39. Ernest Wilford, Jaguars 16 41 681 16.6 42.6 2 7 6
40. Ashley Lelie, Broncos 16 42 770 18.3 48.1 1 1 4
41. Koren Robinson, Vikings 14 22 347 15.8 24.8 0 2 6
42. Nate Burleson, Seahawks 12 30 328 10.9 27.3 0 1 5
43. Amani Toomer, Giants 16 60 684 11.4 42.8 0 7 4
44. Antwaan Randle-El, Redskins * 16 35 558 15.9 34.9 0 3 8
45. Kevin Curtis, Rams 16 60 801 13.4 50.1 1 6 7
46. Braylon Edwards, Browns 10 32 512 16.0 51.2 1 3 6
47. Isaac Bruce, Rams 11 36 525 14.6 47.7 0 3 7
48. Keyshawn Johnson, Panthers * 16 71 839 11.8 52.4 1 6 9
49. David Givens, Titans * 13 59 738 12.5 56.8 2 2 7
50. Jerry Porter, Raiders 16 76 942 12.4 58.9 2 5 3
51. Marty Booker, Dolphins 15 39 686 17.6 45.7 2 3 8
52. Reggie Brown, Eagles 16 43 571 13.3 35.7 0 4 9
53. Reggie Williams, Jaguars 16 35 445 12.7 27.8 0 0 6
54. Michael Clayton, Buccaneers 14 32 372 11.6 26.6 0 0 4
55. Travis Taylor, Vikings 16 50 604 12.1 37.8 0 4 6
56. Matt Jones, Jaguars 16 36 432 12.0 27 1 5 6
57. Mark Clayton, Ravens 14 44 471 10.7 33.6 1 2 7
58. Corey Bradford, Lions * 16 34 436 12.8 27.3 1 5 8
59. Reche Caldwell, Patriots * 16 28 352 12.6 22 0 1 6
60. Brandon Stokley, Colts 15 41 543 13.2 36.2 1 1 6
61. Cedrick Wilson, Steelers 16 26 451 17.3 28.2 0 0 4
62. Robert Ferguson, Packers 11 27 366 13.6 33.3 0 3 6
63. Samie Parker, Chiefs 12 36 533 14.8 44.4 0 3 3
64. Roscoe Parrish, Bills 10 15 148 9.9 14.8 0 1 8

* New team for2006 season

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