Wide Receivers

August 03, 2008

[originallink:10848301:1002379]

SI PLAYER RANKINGS FOR 2008 with 2007 stats GAMES RECEPTIONS REC. YDS YDS/GM 100-YD GMS TOTAL TDs BYE WEEK
1. Randy Moss, Patriots 16 98 1,493 93.3 9 23 4
2. Terrell Owens, Cowboys 15 81 1,355 90.3 6 15 10
3. Braylon Edwards, Browns 16 80 1,289 80.6 4 16 5
4. Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals 15 100 1,409 93.9 4 10 7
5. Reggie Wayne, Colts 16 104 1,510 94.4 6 10 4
6. T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Bengals 16 112 1,143 71.4 3 12 8
7. Andre Johnson, Texans 9 60 851 94.6 4 8 8
8. Wes Welker, Patriots 16 112 1,175 73.4 4 8 4
9. Plaxico Burress, Giants 16 70 1,025 64.1 3 12 4
10. Steve Smith, Panthers 15 87 1,002 66.8 4 7 9
11. Anquan Boldin, Cardinals 12 71 853 71.1 2 9 7
12. Marques Colston, Saints 16 98 1,202 75.1 4 11 9
13. Chad Johnson, Bengals 16 93 1,440 90.0 5 8 8
14. Brandon Marshall, Broncos 16 102 1,325 82.8 4 7 8
15. Roy Williams, Lions 12 64 838 69.8 3 5 4
16. Torry Holt, Rams 16 93 1,189 74.3 3 7 5
17. Roddy White, Falcons 16 83 1,202 75.1 5 6 7
18. Greg Jennings, Packers 13 53 920 70.8 2 12 8
19. Chris Chambers, Chargers 16 66 970 60.6 2 4 9
20. Santana Moss, Redskins 14 61 808 57.7 2 3 10
21. Marvin Harrison, Colts 5 20 247 49.4 0 1 4
22. Santonio Holmes, Steelers 13 52 942 72.5 3 8 6
23. Joey Galloway, Buccaneers 15 57 1,014 67.6 3 6 10
24. Lee Evans, Bills 16 55 849 53.1 2 5 6
25. Kevin Curtis, Eagles 16 77 1,110 69.4 3 6 7
26. Patrick Crayton, Cowboys 15 50 697 46.5 1 7 10
27. Hines Ward, Steelers 13 71 732 56.3 0 7 6
28. Jabar Gaffney, Patriots 16 36 449 28.1 1 5 4
29. Jerricho Cotchery, Jets 15 82 1,130 75.3 4 2 5
30. Dwayne Bowe, Chiefs 16 70 995 62.2 2 5 6
31. Nate Burleson, Seahawks 16 50 694 43.4 1 9 4
32. Reggie Williams, Jaguars 15 38 629 41.9 1 10 7
33. Derrick Mason, Ravens 16 103 1,087 67.9 0 5 10
34. Bobby Engram, Seahawks 16 94 1,147 71.7 2 6 4
35. Reggie Brown, Eagles 16 61 780 48.8 1 4 7
36. Bryant Johnson, 49ers 16 46 528 33.0 0 2 9
37. Deion Branch, Seahawks 11 49 661 60.1 2 4 4
38. Donte' Stallworth, Browns 16 46 697 43.6 1 3 5
39. Ted Ginn Jr., Dolphins 16 34 420 26.3 0 2 4
40. Calvin Johnson, Lions 15 48 756 50.4 1 5 8
41. Donald Driver, Packers 15 82 1,048 69.9 2 2 8
42. Laveranues Coles, Jets 12 55 646 53.8 1 6 5
43. Anthony Gonzalez, Colts 13 37 576 44.3 2 3 4
44. Javon Walker, Raiders 8 26 287 35.9 2 0 5
45. D.J. Hackett, Panthers 6 32 384 64.0 2 3 9
46. Ronald Curry, Raiders 16 55 717 44.8 2 4 5
47. Justin Gage, Titans 16 55 750 46.9 1 2 6
48. Bernard Berrian, Vikings 16 71 951 59.4 1 5 8
49. Jerry Porter, Jaguars 16 44 705 44.1 0 6 7
50. Arnaz Battle, 49ers 16 50 600 37.5 0 6 9
51. Ernest Wilford, Dolphins 16 45 518 32.4 0 3 4
52. Amani Toomer, Giants 16 59 760 47.5 0 3 4
53. Antwaan Randle El, Redskins 15 51 728 48.5 2 1 10
54. Vincent Jackson, Chargers 16 41 623 38.9 0 3 9
55. James Jones, Packers 16 47 676 42.3 1 2 8
56. Kevin Walter, Texans 16 65 800 50.0 1 4 8
57. Nate Washington, Steelers 16 29 450 28.1 0 5 6
58. Muhsin Muhammad, Panthers 16 40 570 35.6 0 3 9
59. Michael Jenkins, Falcons 15 53 532 35.5 0 4 7
60. Sidney Rice, Vikings 13 31 396 30.5 0 4 8
61. Marty Booker, Bears 15 50 556 37.1 0 1 8
62. David Patten, Saints 16 54 792 49.5 3 3 9
63. Darrell Jackson, Broncos 15 46 497 33.1 0 3 8
64. Drew Bennett, Rams 14 33 375 26.8 0 3 5

On the Rise

• BRAYLON EDWARDS
Browns
The breakout receiver of 2007 could easily end up being the top fantasy wideout of '08.

RODDY WHITE
Falcons
In Matt Ryan, Atlanta finally has a quarterback who will be able to get the ball downfield.

BRYANT JOHNSON
49ers
The former third receiver for the Cardinals will have a chance to star in Mike Martz's offense.

On the Decline

JOE JUREVICIUS
Browns
Knee rehab could sideline him until at least October.

DONALD DRIVER
Packers
When a play broke down, Brett Favre often looked to this veteran; Driver now may not get such looks.

KEVIN WALTER
Texans
Walter's good numbers last year were in part a by-product of Houston's top receiver, Andre Johnson, missing half the season.

Sleepers

• ANTHONY GONZALEZ
Colts
As a rookie, Marvin Harrison's heir apparent led Indianapolis in yards per grab (15.6).

D.J. HACKETT
Panthers
The free-agent pickup from Seattle should provide Jake Delhomme with a much-needed second deep threat to complement Steve Smith.

JABAR GAFFNEY
Patriots
The journeyman quietly emerged as a target for Tom Brady last year with five TD catches and seven late-season starts.

Impact Rookies

• EARL BENNETT
Bears
The SEC's alltime leader in catches, at Vanderbilt, should rise quickly on Chicago's thin depth chart.

DEVIN THOMAS
Redskins
The 6'2" Michigan State product will see plenty of action in Jim Zorn's West Coast offense.

DONNIE AVERY
Rams
The second-round pick out of Houston will win a battle for playing time and be among the freshman leaders.

Keep an Eye On

TED GINN JR.
Dolphins
Used mostly on returns as a rookie in '07, he is now Miami's best downfield option.

DARRELL JACKSON
Broncos
Out of San Francisco and with a quality QB, the veteran should see his numbers rebound.

SIDNEY RICE
Vikings
He has the size and ability to be a big-time receiver—but he needs Minnesota to find an answer at QB.

Buyer Beware

• LAVERANUES COLES
Jets
He's best drafted as trade bait: Over the last two seasons he scored nine TDs in the first half of the year, but just three in the second.

DAVID TYREE
Giants
You'll be tempted to draft the Super Bowl hero, but remember that his Pro Bowl appearance came as a special-teams coverage man.

ISAAC BRUCE
49ers
The switch from St. Louis's speedy turf to San Francisco's grass could expose the 35-year-old's lost step.

Play Fantasy Football on Facebook. Go to SI.COM/fantasy2008.

PHOTOSPORTSAGE/ICON SMI (EDWARDS) PHOTOBILL FRAKES (GONZALEZ) PHOTOWARREN WIMMER/ICON SMI (BENNETT) PHOTOED BETZ/AP (COLES)

HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
OUT
HOLE YARDS PAR R1 R2 R3 R4
IN
Eagle (-2)
Birdie (-1)
Bogey (+1)
Double Bogey (+2)