1. Chad Johnson (Bengals)
Eight Five, once again had a brilliant season in 2006, garnering 87 TD passes of 7. His relationship with quarterback Carson Palmer is a thing of beauty and should continue to produce more of the same in 2007. The WR TJ Houshmanzadeh appearance last year should also help Johnson in which one sees mainly a cover. Project biggest thing is certain fantasy WR.
2. Steve Smith (Panthers)
-Carolina 's emotional registered WR star numbers were a drop in his ridiculous 2005 season because of a hamstring injury that forced him to miss two games and affected his ability to run throughout the first half of the year. Now fully healthy, Smith is in line to have a year big again. Favorite QB Jake Delhomme is healthy too expensive to boot camp and therefore a season of at least 90 catches with eight scores a lock. No objection when Johnson took over.
3. Torry Holt (Rams)
-The truth Holt has owned for the last four seasons and is a big reason as any I've had great success in this game. The best route runner in the game, Holt combines speed speed and soft hands to turn habitually to 90 catches, 8 TD stations. Off-season knee surgery confirms that it is not as young as I used to be, but having played two years of the favorite targets of Marc Bulger. Second round or early third round is where you choose, hopefully for you.
4. Marvin Harrison (Colts)
The ageless wonder, resulted in an incredible 2006 season, hauling in 93 passes with scores at age 10 (35), where many recipients have begun to decline. Of course, you can not ignore Harrison's age to decide whether it or not, but the project until proven otherwise, then it would be foolish to pass on it. The chemistry he has with QB Peyton Manning is probably the biggest show going on in the history of the NFL and I think Harrison was around the same numbers he did last season. In other words, a player who wishes to possess.
5. Larry Fitzgerald (Cardinals)
-Fitzgerald took a little bobble in his development last season as his 69 catches and 6 TD were not what fantasy owners expected after starting the 2005 season. However, injuries were the leading cause of decreased production and Fitzgerald seek to have a great year as you build your relationship with quarterback Matt Leinart. The presence of fellow Pro Bowl, Anquan Boldin, Larry will give you a unique coverage and in its size, should have no trouble opening and collect the catch. While Boldin may have a few more catches, Fitzgerald is the one that will grab the most TD, that fantasy is the name of the game when it comes to scoring points. Draft him by the end of round 3, or if you are lucky the top of round 4.
6. Terrell Owens (Cowboys)
-No one in the WR position will give fantasy owners more stress when deciding whether to project or not mercury Dallas, moody receiver pass. There is no doubt that when healthy and has the head to the right, Owens plane can dominate a game. He proved that once again back in a season (85 catches, 13 TD) of the class after the controversy / filled lesions to end its mandate, in Philadelphia. Despite occasional drops over, Owens is the best source out there for the TD catch and rude behavior. So if you plan on writing it, just be prepared for both.
7. Reggie Wayne (Colts)
-Again, taking a giant step forward in its development, Reggie Wayne is almost running neck and neck now with President Marvin Harrison in the value department. Although it still be considered the number two receiver in Indy, Wayne, 86 and 9 TD catches were the number indicative of a true number one receiver. Right in his prime at the age of 28 years, this could be the year of Wayne takes the mantle of top dog in the hierarchy of WR. Make sure you get this type. I will definitely.
8. Anquan Boldin (Cardinals)
-The other half of the duo of Arizona WR studies, Boldin, once again was the go to guy in the passing game in terms of total receipts refers (83-69 Larry Fitzgerald). Boldin catches are still growing and therefore of great value in the leagues of point / reception. His lack of speed class has proven to be an obstacle and is not the ability to run clear routes ensure a solid season. The only negative is the fact that there is a large producer of TD in Arizona will be much larger than that of Fitzgerald in the red zone. Strong weekly performance will be a great number two receiver.
9. Roy Williams (Lions)
-After the injury impact on production of his first two seasons, Roy Williams put it all together in 2006 when he recorded a career-high 82 TD receptions of 7. Williams has an incredible size of his position and will win more one-on-one battles that TD increased more than likely. The drafting of WR Calvin Johnson will remove the majority of double teams he faced last season and therefore also have the opportunity to reach the plateau of 90 catches. Draft him for a while to break potentially greater than the previous year. Also, do not be afraid to get what he could support a number of WR numbers.
10. Donald Driver (Packers)
Brett Favre's favorite target, is in line for another great season in Green Bay tries to go into the playoffs for possibly the last time with his Hall of Fame QB. Driver has made a nice career for himself despite having no first gear and the fact Green Bay lacks the ability of another WR Donald, another season of 90 is very possible capture. Although he would like to see more of the TD mark of 7 recorded last season, the league point / reception will especially appreciate the fact that Favre will be first with him every step roll again. Project it around the 5th round and you have a number two receiver first. One of my favorite options to receive the project.
11. Javon Walker (Broncos)
'It was a comeback of sorts in season 2006 to Javon Walker after missing almost the entire 2005 season with a knee injury. The great speed and ability to capture depth were still a part of his repertoire and thus all fears eased about whether he could be the same player he was before he was injured. There will be some difficulties in ensuring that its second-year QB Jay Cutler will struggle some in his first year as a starter, but Walker is his favorite target to happen again. If you are looking for a boy of 90 catches, Walker is not your man. Denver is a run-oriented offense and center of the reasonable expectations of around 75 catches, despite accumulating yards and is better than average TD source. So overall Walker is a solid number 2 WR you should feel comfortable writing.
12. Lee Evans (Lyrics)
-Evans rose to fame in 2006 with a catch 82, 8 TD rupture. Probably the biggest threat at home running the football, Evans had an absolutely incredible performance 265 yards in a victory over the Houston Texans. Improved QB JP Losman further legitimizes Evans's long-term potential to succeed and I think that might make it even bigger leap even in the top five status next season. If you are going to get a WR in your project, be sure to do this.
13. Andre Johnson (Texas)
-Johnson is an interesting option in fantasy circles for a number of reasons. Nobody doubts his capacity as leader of the NFL in receptions last season pass (audible alarm point / reception of the players). Impressive as the total, the only problem is that only resulted in the 5-yard TD to 1.147. To put this in perspective, Lee Evans, Buffalo amassed 150 yards with 21 receptions less, and scored three more TDs. So my point in all this is the fact that Johnson certainly accumulate receptions as it is the only legitimate first option to receive the Texas roster and if you are in the leagues of point / reception, then please project it as high as round 3. Otherwise, we hope to repeat their 2006 numbers that can not produce enough points to make it worth the effort in TD heavy leagues.
14. Marques Colston (Saints)
'They call me naive, but I have yet to see more before jumping on the bandwagon of Marques Colston. Make sure your last performance this season (70 catches, 8 TD) was actually one of the largest out of nothing outbreaks NFL history. Is it possible Colston is the largest "Rudy" in the history of the NFL is another Michael Clayton to happen? I think the answer is somewhere in between and I think there are much safer options to choose from Colston. We will see what another season of 2006 before earning our respect fantasy.
15. TJ Houshmandzadeh (Bengals)
-The other half of the air assault Cincinnati, Housmandzadeh showed the world the NFL was more than a possession receiver and was captured in his most publicized teammate Chad Johnson (90 catches to 87). He also recorded 7-9 TD Johnson. Although I think the numbers themselves reverse this season due to an increased attention to TJ's defense, I still believe you can have a great season. I expect a slight decrease in receptions (80 sounds pretty good) with about a 7.9 TD. Sounds like a nice truck for me. If you drafted Chad Johnson, to get this guy to make you feel cooler than you both!
16. Darrell Jackson (49ers)
He was one-and-down 2006 season Darrell Jackson's 10 TD was a nice bonus for fantasy owners, but his 63 receptions were a disappointment. Much of the latter had to do with an injured finger, which made him miss the final three games of the regular season. It seemed that the Seahawks were tired of Jackson's injuries, as allowed him to skip a division rival San Francisco, where he immediately becomes the top gun QB Alex Smith. If he can stay healthy, Jackson is still young (28 years) could have a rebound season, including his usual more than 80 receptions and scores of 80-10. Do not be afraid to project, but only tends to always lose one or two games during the year.
17. Randy Moss (Patriots)
-The NFL's biggest off-season transaction was undoubtedly brave NE called mercury trade for receiver Randy Moss. Once the top dog in place while with Minnesota, the star dimmed considerably in Moss mostly during two turbulent seasons with the Raiders ineffective Oakland. Moss petulance in the locker room wearing thin and it soon became evident that he was only giving half effort by the end of last season. Now, with a golden opportunity to get their big game with the name of new perennial contender NE, Moss looks on their best behavior in their attempt to coexist with forms drill sergeant coach Bill Belichick. While I believe that Moss' days of the capture of 100 touchdown passes and 12-15 are gone, I think it still can be a big time player with about 80 catches for 10 accounts that sounds about right. Of course, this situation bears watching from the NE traditionally extends around the balls can not please the greedy Moss. But I do not think Randy is going to blow this chance to win the ring he so desperately craves. Draft him as long as you expected him to act as a receiver number 2 instead of 1 used to be. Be prepared with a good backup in case you encounter problems however. The sink or swim for you so get ready for the rollercoaster ride.
18. Plaxico Burress (Giants)
Big plays, New York wide receiver had another good but not great season in 2006, and scored better than his usual average TD (10), while ensuring that totals less time great reception (63). This makes Burress a frustrating player to own a week will have an 8 catches, TD and 2 days following a facelift fishing 2. However, in TD leagues noted, Burress is a decent option 2 and therefore should not be ignored. However, try to do better before you decide to take it to your club.
19. Hines Ward (Steelers)
-A less than stellar 2006 season started rumors that perhaps the room 31 years of age, may have lost a step. The real reason, however for total apparently dull (74 catches, 6 TD) was the absence of quarterback Ben Roesthlisberger for a good part of the year. Now fully healthy, the Big Ben and the room must be able to discover the chemistry they showed in 2004 and 2005. Although not provide a successful season ahead, expect the room to improve both their total and receiving TD in 2007. Draft him as their number two receiver and will not be disappointed.
20. Reggie Brown
Fantasy owners, many predicted a great season of Reggie Brown in 2006, but still could have happened, the late addition of Donte Stallworth Brown relegated to second tier status in the hierarchy of Philadelphia WR. Now, with Stallworth gone, the number 1 job is Brown's to lose. Still put respectable numbers last season (46 catches) and shows a nose of the end zone (8 TD). With coach Andy Reid historically favored a heavy passing offense, it is possible that Brown really have the big year for him predicted around the world come a year later than originally planned. Draft him in the hope that he has a great year and will serve as their number two receiver.
21. Laveraneous Coles (Jets)
-Coles more delighted his owners in 2006 when he caught a more than expected, 91 catches and over 1,000 meters. The chemistry he had with QB Chad Pennington before he signed with the Redskins as a free agent free a few years ago was still evident and there is no reason to believe that you can not put a similar number. When it comes to the TD department, however, Coles takes a back seat to his fellow Jerricho Cotchery. Coles was a TD machine to begin with, so it should not negatively impact you long for those who are aware of it. You still get a good set here and the goal as the No. 2 receiver.
22. Vincent Jackson (Chargers)
-I may be guilty of over the classification of this second-year player, but in 2007 the potential is very good. 27 catches in 2006 do not stand out much, but the TD 6 about what to do. With Keenan McCardell WR no longer with the club and Eric Parker not be more than a possession receiver, Jackson has an excellent opportunity to become the main man for the crime of risk of explosion. QB Phillip Rivers will be much more comfortable behind the center in his second year as a starter and depth bombs seemed to connect the two usually at the end of '06 a good chance of becoming a weekly trend. He can not become a star overnight, but the TD cover what it lacks in the receiving department. Project as their number 3, with the potential to be a solid number 2, if things develop properly.
23. Santana Moss (Redskins)
-After his Pro-Bowl, Highlight Reel 2005 season, Moss returned to earth in '06 when they recorded only 55 receptions for TD 6. Not what fantasy owners were expecting. Moss has historically been very inconsistent with their actions and alternating good games with bad. His speed is ridiculous yet offer many opportunities for big plays and therefore the chances of scoring receptions long. Serve as a good No. 3 receiver to make room for him and hope that your year of Pro Bowl alternates.
24. Jerricho Cotchery (Jets)
, To find this kind was exhibited in 2006 as Cotchery talent shows in Louisville by grabbing 82 passes for TD 6. Blessed with a better than average speed, Cotchery was the threat of air attack big plays in New York. Looking to 2007, Cotchery has the opportunity to be even better and take the mantle of Laveranues Coles as the superior man, if it has not happened already. Draft him if still available in the middle rounds for possibly a number of 2 players.
25. Chris Chambers (Dolphins)
-Without doubt the greatest WR bust in 2006 and passed the Houses of 82 TD catches with 10 receptions in 2005 to 59 for 4 TD in 2006. The 677 meters were also unacceptable for a receptor capacity. Some who can blame the fact the Dolphins were inept in almost every sense, and last season Joey Harrington as their starting quarterback will definitely not help either. With the veteran Trent Green on board, looking for cameras to become the new Tony Gonzalez. I think Chambers will be revitalized to play with someone of the caliber of green and therefore lose the lapses of concentration that made him drop too many easy shots in '06. Find a bounce here, with the potential to return to the status of number 1, if all goes well. Draft him as a big bounce candidate.
26. Deion Branch (Seahawks)
1000 season without getting in your resume, Rama is not someone who target until the middle rounds of your project. In fact, I'm going to completely avoid due to their inconsistency will drive an owner crazy fantasy. The former Super Bowl MVP is talented and yet have the occasional 8 catches, 125 days patio. The problem is that in the Branch of his lack of height prevents it from being a dominant wide receiver week after week. A number three wide receiver.
27. Terry Glenn (Cowboys)
-Glenn showed in 2006 that still is not over and catching 70, 6 TD season kept him relevant in terms of fantasy. His explosive speed remains the main weapon and if he can avoid the nagging injuries that always seemed to be a problem for him, Glenn could match the numbers from last season. Pick risky, but always seems to be a decent number at the end of the year.
28. Mark Clayton (Ravens)
-Baltimore 's best option to receive for the year 2007 will most likely TE Todd Heap, WR Clayton for the third year mark has a good chance of having a great year for the Ravens to a pair of vertical threats. One of the candidates generally sleep better in the preseason, Clayton has the ability and determination to succeed. Although Baltimore is a crime to run first, search quarterback Steve McNair to use this deep ball receiver in passing. Draft him for their potential risk of explosion.
29. Braylon Edwards (Browns)
-While waiting for Edwards to meet the great expectations I had after having been the third choice overall draft pick in 2005. Less ideal workout habits and outside the field of problems conspired to prevent Edwards from being the capture of 80, 8 around the world planned TD receiver out of Michigan. He has a tremendous speed with the ability to catch the home run. The problem here is that the weak armed QB Charlie Frye is expected to be the starter entering the season while rookie Brady Quinn develops. Thus, the long ball, Edwards will be difficult to achieve. Draft him in the possible rupture in the third magical season, but do not be surprised if it is allowed again.
30. Bernard Berrian (Bears)
Threat-Chicago 's deep and almost caught 6 TD seemed to be a deep almost always catch the week. With his fellow wide receiver Mushin Muhammud down in his career, Berrian has the opportunity to get the most shots quarterback Rex Grossman. Chances are tested in the 51 catches last season and managed to contribute to at least very TD 5. Makes a great No. 3 receiver and could move up to number two status at the end of next season.
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31. Joe Horn (Falcons)
Once a star of fantasy, injuries and age have relegated to the third WR Joe Horn status. His 37 catches and 4 TD in 2006 were about what was put in 6 or 7 games, while his best years to have their best days are clearly behind him. He is a solid veteran but he can still make a contribution of whimsy to your computer to look for him as a third WR.
32. Donte 'Stallworth (Patriots)
-Stallworth was looking as if he would have a breakdown of the 2006 season with the Eagles until the lesions as far back again. Blessed with first level of speed and good hands, Stallworth has everything as the star WR takes to succeed. However, I never can stay healthy, which probably has to do with light body. Now, with the NE Patriots, Stallworth is in a busy reception conga line with Randy Moss, Wes Welker and Kelly Washington so their total number not stand to improve a lot from the 38 TD catches and 5 recorded in 2006 . Draft him as he is happy playing for the passage NE, but they have good backups for when injured again.
33. Joey Galloway (BUC)
-One of the fastest players in the NFL since entering the league of Ohio State, Joey Galloway never fully the potential of many predicted for him. At the age of 35 years, Galloway is clearly on the downside of his career, but the speed is still there, making it appealing. The location of the Buccaneer quarterback is a disaster and Galloway has never yet been a lot of reception totals in his career. Pass on it unless you really are suffering from a receiver.
34. Kevin Curtis (Eagles)
-After spending a few productive years with the Rams, Kevin Curtis heads east of the city of brotherly love. A blue collar receiver to the end, Curtis uses what he has to make himself useful. These tools include a good hand speed amazing. Picture a poor man's Ed McCaffrey, who was not so bad. A very nice player that can contribute to a number 3 WR ability.
35. Greg Jennings (Packers)
With Donald Driver that apparently is being Option 1 and 1A quarterback Brett Favre when he turns to shoot, many could not see the first decent season since Greg Jennings. After making a good impression in training camp, Jennings went on to record 45 receptions for TD 3, which places it close at number 3 WR. He still has room for improvement so be sure to make an effort for the project by the end of your project.
36. Devery Henderson (Saints)
-Henderson is another LSU receiver (read, Michael Clayton) that simply has not made a successful transition to the NFL. He has great speed, but always seems to disappear for long periods of time each week. Injuries also a problem for him lately. Go over it and see if it gets to work their problems.
37. DJ Hackett (Seahawks)
With WR Darrell Jackson signed with San Francisco in the offseason, DJ Hackett has an opportunity to build further away from its strong 2006 season. 45 catches and 4 TD in a crowded group of recipients was more than solid, in fact, for the young and more improvement is expected in 2007. Could be a good number three WR, but adequate for the number 4.
38. Ronald Curry (Raiders)
-Despite recording only one TD, Ronald Curry had a very good 2006 season for the Oakland Raiders. Grabbing 62 passes for a team as pathetic last year makes his accomplishments even more impressive. With Randy Moss now in the northeast, the focus is on yourself and expect solid number 3 WR numbers from him with the chance to move up to No. 2 status. If the team was not so bad, I would have rated much higher. Draft him late and enjoy but in the selection of a pleasant dream.
39. Isaac Bruce (Rams)
Clearly-down of his career, Issac Bruce is still a solid veteran who can help your team in a hurry. One of the best route runners in the league, Bruce is usually open in the grain defenses. The day of 90 TD catches and 8 are very distant, but 70 and 4 sound reasonable. Draft him as a fourth wide receiver. Always a good performance in this game.
40. Muhammud Mushin (Bears)
One wrong side of his best, Mushin Muhammud day as a force of 10 TD have been completed and will not return. He still is a solid route runner with good hands that he has a place on the bench. Draft him as safe and that's all.
41. Derrick Mason (Ravens)
42. Santonio Holmes (Steelers)
43. Eddie Kennison (Chiefs)
44. Brandon Jones (Titans)
45. Amani Toomer (Giants)
46. Reggie Williams (Jaguars)
47. Mike Furrey (Lions)
48. Brandon Marshall (Broncos)
49. Drew Bennett (Rams)
50. Jerry Porter (Raiders)
51. Arnaz Battle (49ers)
52. Hank Baskett (Eagles)
53. Michael Jenkins (Falcons)
54. Marty Booker (Dolphins)
55. Rod Smith (Broncos)
56. Wes Welker (Patriots)
2007 will showcase the Baltimore Ravens, a suffocating defense (again) and a new look offense. This is a team of aging. Nine of the 22 starters are over 30 years, including stars Ray Lewis, Steve McNair, Derrick Mason, Samari Rolle and Trevor Pryce. It may be now or never for the Ravens.
Steve McNair played well last season. Ravens intend to use multiple formations this season, it must adapt to McNair, who is good at improvising and reading defenses. McNair likes to look down, so expect the back and tight ends to catch a lot of passes.
Willis McGahee replacing Jamal Lewis in the corridor. McGahee is younger, more versatile and will be the lone back in three and four receiver sets most of the time, as the Ravens separate things. Expect less running downhill and plays more pitches, sweeps, traps and misdirection plays with McGahee carrying the rock.
With WR Derrick Mason, Mark Clayton and Demetrius Williams to go along with TE Todd Heap, the Ravens have four solid options they receive to use in the field at the same time. OC Rick Neuheisel will be able to take advantage of mismatches many with this quartet.
The offensive line will be without Tony Pashos and Mulitalo Edwin cast from last year. They still have huge left tackle Jonathan Ogden. Adam Terry takes over Pashos at right tackle. Terry is more versatile than Pashos, but not so strong. Jason Brown to replace Mulitalo at left guard. First-round draft pick Ben Grubbs (guard, Auburn) does not start immediately, but hopefully find its way into the starting lineup soon.
You have to love this defense unless you're a fan of his enemies AFC North. DC Rex Ryan loves to blitz. The Ravens bombardment at least 70% of the time and all areas of the field. That the players move around a lot, so it is difficult to prepare to play against this unit.
The line is solid, with Trevor Pryce, at one end and the massive Haloti Ngata 340 pounds at the other end. Pryce has a good combination of power and speed. Ngata routinely struggle through two teams and is incredibly fast for someone his size. Kelly Gregg anchors the middle and excels at stopping the run.
The loss of Adalius Thomas is not as important as some think. They still have Ray Lewis, who can play strong or weak side in a 4-3 alignment and inside in a 3-4 scheme. Bart Scott Lewis plays inside with 3-4 alignments. Scott coming off a season of rest and you may be asked to take some of the roles of Thomas. Johnson Jarrett then be asked to take over much of the responsibility blitzing Scott. Then there's Terrell Suggs. Suggs is a pass-rushing demon who happens to be playing for a new contract. Opponents beware.
The Ravens are solid in the corner, with veterans Samari Rolle and Chris McAlister. Rolle gave up too many big plays last season, but played better as the season progressed. Free safety Ed Reed is a machine of plays in high school. Strong safety Dawan Landry is a big hitter with good size and muscle mass.
The kicker Matt Stover is one of the best clutch kickers in the game. Punter Sam Koch covered the opponents within 20 on a regular basis last season. The coverage units are solid. BJ Sams is coming off a broken ankle and must demonstrate that he is healthy. Yamon Figurs Ravens drafted in the third round as insurance. The super-fast Figurs is a threat to score anytime he touches the ball.
If McGahee and the line or-join, will be another win total of two digits for the Ravens this season. Will you fight against the Bengals and Steelers for the AFC North title and a playoff spot. I see them finishing 10-6 and earning a spot in the wildcard playoffs.