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SI PLAYER RANKINGS FOR 2009 with 2008 stats RECEPTIONS RECEIVING YARDS RECEIVING YDS. PER GAME 100-YD. GAMES TOTAL TOUCHDOWNS BYE WEEK
1. Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals 96 1,431 89.4 7 12 4
2. Andre Johnson, Texans 115 1,575 98.4 8 8 10
3. Randy Moss, Patriots 69 1,008 63 4 11 8
4. Greg Jennings, Packers 80 1,292 80.8 5 9 5
5. Anquan Boldin, Cardinals 89 1,038 86.5 3 11 4
6. Marques Colston, Saints 47 760 69.1 3 5 5
7. Steve Smith, Panthers 78 1,421 101.5 8 6 4
8. Roddy White, Falcons 88 1,382 86.4 7 7 4
9. Reggie Wayne, Colts 82 1,145 71.6 4 6 6
10. Dwayne Bowe, Chiefs 86 1,022 63.9 2 7 8
11. Calvin Johnson, Lions 78 1,331 83.2 5 12 7
12. Antonio Bryant, Buccaneers 83 1,248 78 6 7 8
13. Wes Welker, Patriots 111 1,165 72.8 4 3 8
14. Terrell Owens, Bills 69 1,052 65.8 2 10 9
15. Anthony Gonzalez, Colts 57 664 41.5 1 4 6
16. DeSean Jackson, Eagles 62 912 57 2 2 4
17. Santana Moss, Redskins 79 1,044 65.3 3 6 8
18. Brandon Marshall, Broncos 104 1,265 84.3 3 6 7
19. Santonio Holmes, Steelers 55 821 54.7 0 5 8
20. Lee Evans, Bills 63 1,017 63.6 4 3 9
21. T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Seahawks 92 904 60.3 2 4 7
22. Michael Crabtree, 49ers* 97 1,165 89.6 4 19 6
23. Eddie Royal, Broncos 91 980 65.3 3 5 7
24. Hines Ward, Steelers 81 1,043 65.2 4 7 8
25. Laveranues Coles, Bengals 70 850 53.1 1 7 8
26. Vincent Jackson, Chargers 59 1,098 68.6 3 7 5
27. Lance Moore, Saints 79 928 58 3 10 5
28. Bernard Berrian, Vikings 48 964 60.3 4 7 9
29. Jerricho Cotchery, Jets 71 858 53.6 1 5 9
30. Steve Breaston, Cardinals 77 1,006 62.9 3 3 4
31. Chad Ochocino, Bengals 53 540 41.5 0 4 8
32. Donald Driver, Packers 74 1,012 63.3 2 5 5
33. Percy Harvin, Vikings* 40 644 53.7 2 7 9
34. Derrick Mason, Ravens 80 1,037 64.8 2 5 7
35. Braylon Edwards, Browns 55 873 54.6 3 3 9
36. Devin Hester, Bears 51 665 44.3 0 3 5
37. Donnie Avery, Rams 53 674 44.9 1 3 9
38. Roy Williams, Cowboys 36 430 28.7 0 2 6
39. Nate Washington, Titans 40 631 39.4 0 3 7
40. Kevin Walter, Texans 60 899 56.2 1 8 10
41. Miles Austin, Cowboys 13 278 23.2 1 3 6
42. Justin Gage, Titans 34 651 54.3 2 6 7
43. Jeremy Maclin, Eagles* 102 1,260 90.0 7 13 4
44. Mark Clayton, Ravens 41 695 43.4 2 3 7
45. Isaac Bruce, 49ers 61 835 52.2 2 7 6
46. Michael Jenkins, Falcons 50 777 48.6 0 3 4
47. Muhsin Muhammad, Panthers 65 923 57.7 1 5 4
48. Devery Henderson, Saints 32 793 49.6 1 3 5
49. Bobby Engram, Chiefs 47 489 37.6 0 0 8
50. Nate Burleson, Seahawks 5 60 60.0 0 1 7
51. Ted Ginn, Dolphins 56 790 49.4 1 2 6
52. Earl Bennett, Bears 0 0 0 0 0 5
53. Antwaan Randle El, Redskins 53 593 37.1 0 4 8
54. Deon Butler, Seahawks* 47 810 62.3 3 7 7
55. Rashied Davis, Bears 35 445 27.8 0 2 5
56. Deion Branch, Seahawks 30 412 51.5 0 4 7
57. Steve Smith, Giants 57 574 35.9 0 1 10
58. Mark Bradley, Chiefs 30 380 31.7 0 3 8
59. Torry Holt, Jaguars 64 796 49.8 0 3 7
60. Chris Chambers, Chargers 33 462 33.0 0 5 5
61. Patrick Crayton, Cowboys 39 550 34.4 0 4 6
62. Hakeem Nicks, Giants* 68 1,222 94.0 5 12 10
63. Joey Galloway, Patriots 13 138 15.3 0 0 8
64. Harry Douglas, Falcons 23 320 20.0 0 1 4

*Rookie (collegestatistics)

TalkingPoints

• A very clearNo. 1 in Larry Fitzgerald, the only receiver worth a first-round pick.

• Greg Jenningsis the lead receiver in a pass-first offense, and he's great at deep balls—aleague-best eight catches of more than 40 yards last year.

HANGIN' ON

• His productiondipped a couple of seasons ago; his team has been relying more on the run; andlast year he was suspended for the first two games. But look at the stats hehad in 2008, working with a so-so quarterback. They're a tribute to how goodSteve Smith still is.

• True, TampaBay's quarterback situation is uncertain, but I still like Antonio Bryant.After all, the Bucs' QB options are better than what they were last year, whenBryant had his breakout season.

• Honeymoon timefor Terrell Owens again. He was great in his first years in Philadelphia andDallas, and everything should be rosy for at least one season in Buffalo.

ON THE RISE

• I can seeAnthony Gonzalez doubling his numbers from last season now that Marvin Harrisonisn't in Indianapolis anymore.

• The Eagles liketo spread the ball around, which is generally bad for owners of a receiver onsuch a team. But Philly's offense is so good that it's worth buying into, andDeSean Jackson is the team's most dangerous wideout.

• BrandonMarshall is a top five talent, but if you don't think a player's immaturity cankill a fantasy team, just ask owners who had Plaxico Burress last year.

• Eddie Royal, onthe other hand, will benefit anytime Marshall falls into disfavor, and he'llalso be helped by Denver's coaching change. He's a Wes Welker type who shouldcatch a lot of balls in former New England coordinator Josh McDaniels'soffense.

ROOKIE TOWATCH

• Percy Harvin isa guy I'll want. He could be the player everyone thought Reggie Bush would be—aspeedster who will get the ball in a variety of situations and go all theway.

• Braylon Edwardshad 16 TDs in 2007. He had a league-high 16 drops in '08. That'll sink you inthe rankings. Yes, it will.

• The ultimatetear-your-hair-out receiver: Devery Henderson. He has good season stats, buthe's so boom or bust from game to game that you're afraid to play him. I wouldbet he leads all receivers in points scored while sitting on fantasybenches.

• When you getdown this low on the list, it's time to take a chance on a guy like Ted Ginn,who has tremendous upside. He's the Dolphins' No. 1 receiver, and while hedidn't do much in his first two seasons, remember that he came into the leaguevery raw as a route runner. The third year is when it clicks for manyreceivers.

• Earl Bennettcaught zero passes in 10 games as a rookie, but he could be set to move up inChicago's thin receiving corps now that Jay Cutler, Bennett's college teammateat Vanderbilt, is the Bears' new QB.

BUYER BEWARE

• The Giantsdrafted Hakeem Nicks in the first round, but that doesn't mean he will start inplace of the departed Plaxico Burress. Don't forget that New York has otheryoung guys, like Domenik Hixon and Mario Manningham—and when was the last timea rookie receiver produced for the Giants?

• Joey Gallowayis tempting. He's a proven receiver joining a productive offense. Still, he'llbe Tom Brady's third wideout, behind Randy Moss and Wes Welker. At 37, in NewEngland's "Jabar Gaffney" slot, it's hard to believe Galloway willproduce consistently.

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