Fantasy Football WR Targets – Week 1

September 12, 2011 at 9:20 am 11 comments


Top 50 with commentary below

  1. Roddy White-13
  2. DeSean Jackson-12
  3. Reggie Wayne-11
  4. Steve Smith-11
  5. Andre Johnson-11
  6. Hakeem Nicks-11
  7. Mike Thomas-11
  8. Mike Wallace-11
  9. Santonio Holmes-10
  10. Calvin Johnson-10
  11. Kenny Britt-10
  12. Mike Williams-10
  13. Hines Ward-9
  14. Plaxico Burress-9
  15. Devry Henderson-9
  16. Marques Colston-9
  17. Jerome Simpson-9
  18. Antonio Brown-9
  19. Santana Moss-8
  20. Malcom Floyd-8
  21. Greg Jennings-8
  22. Dwayne Bowe-8
  23. Robert Meachem-8
  24. Dez Bryant-8
  25. Jordy Nelson-8
  26. Donald Driver-7
  27. Jabar Garrney-7
  28. Anquan Boldin-7
  29. Larry Fitzgerald-7
  30. Nate Washington-7
  31. Jason Avant-7
  32. Mario Manningham-7
  33. Mohamed Massaquoi-7
  34. Arrelious Benn-7
  35. Derrick Mason-6
  36. Ben Obomanu-6
  37. Pierre Garcon-6
  38. Stevie Johnson-6
  39. Danny Amendola-6
  40. Anthony Armstrong-6
  41. David Nelson-6
  42. Preston Parker-6
  43. Julio Jones-6
  44. Doug Baldwin-6
  45. Nate Burleson-5
  46. Braylon Edwards-5
  47. Mike Williams, Sea-5
  48. Devin Hester-5
  49. Jason Hill-5
  50. Brandon Gibson-5

*Statistics according to ESPN


Top 20: Mostly the big dogs.  Hines, Henderson, Plaxico are up there because teams forced to pass whole game.  Smith has the speed left to be a weapon with Cam, clearly.  Nice to see Simpson’s talents won’t go wasted as he was targeted 9 times, but upside limited.

Next 10: Gaffney was targeted a lot by former teammate Rex Grossman, Moss should remain first option and he has chemistry with Armstrong, but didn’t realize this connection.  Washington saw a lot of passes but after what Britt did with his, this needs to be reduced.  Boldin continues to kill the Steelers.  Dez saw 8, but most in first half after slowed by apparent injury.

31-40: The Colts played a lot of 2 WR and 2 TE looks on Sunday, with Garcon the clear #2.  MoMass is back at WR1 for the Browns, Little limited (1-12 on 3t).  David Nelson saw some production and will be monitored since has sleeper potential.

Last 10: Doug Baldwin is a young receiver who impressed many at Seahawks camp.  Could see a lot of catches out of the slot with TJax not having much time or ability. Burleson was very productive with his targets.  Gibson could see an upswing in his targets with Amendola out and rookie Salas likely taking over the slot.

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11 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Xavier  |  September 12, 2011 at 9:43 am

    Where is Jordy Nelson at? As a Saints fan, i saw enough of him on Thursday :).

    • 2. whoaleckna  |  September 12, 2011 at 9:50 am

      Good call, I knew I was one short….he had 8. Added em and out with LaFell. Yeah, he was way too physical. On the long catch, thought was a push-off, but thats the game.

  • 3. JC  |  September 13, 2011 at 4:02 am

    Should I drop Simpson for Burleson? (as my #6 wideout?)…… Other recievers (VJax, Boldin,Edwards, Mike Thomas)

    • 4. whoaleckna  |  September 14, 2011 at 12:49 am

      Interesting Q. Burleson should be more consistent and have more upside. Simpson got solid targets and has a good matchup this week. Not that sold on Edwards, but never know what you’re going to get.

  • 5. walt  |  September 13, 2011 at 10:23 pm

    Would you trade deangelo williams and roddy white for andre johnson?

    • 6. whoaleckna  |  September 14, 2011 at 12:50 am

      Depends who else you have especially at RB

  • 7. miles austin owner  |  September 13, 2011 at 10:50 pm

    miles austin?

  • 8. walt  |  September 14, 2011 at 8:09 am

    Regarding trade above, my running backs are ryan grant, deangelo williams, lesean mccoy, brandon jacobs, and ricky williams. I guess I am wondering is there a major difference between roddy white and andre johnson.

    • 9. whoaleckna  |  September 14, 2011 at 8:23 am

      Not enough to make that deal, even though I’m not a fan of CAR’s backs. Ryan looked for White early and often, which shouldn’t change even with Julio and Harry in the fold.

  • 10. walt  |  September 15, 2011 at 8:53 am

    Would you drop Ryan Grant for Early Doucet? Right now I have only one back up wr in a 3 wr league

    QB Matt Ryan
    RB Lesean McCoy
    RB DeAngelo Williams
    Flex Cadillac Williams
    WR Roddy White
    WR Dwayne Bowe
    WR Plaxico Burress

    RB’s Ryan Grant, Ricky Williams, Brandon Jacobs
    WR Lee Evan
    QB Mark Sanchez, Cam Newton

    • 11. whoaleckna  |  September 15, 2011 at 4:03 pm

      No way. I’m a big fan of Starks but Grant is still in a committee. Meanwhile, Doucet will be battling Roberts and Heap for targets. He scored his long touchdown when no one was covering him. I’m not recommending him as a pickup and you shouldn’t drop Grant.


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