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There are many wide receivers out there.  I have over 100 ranked below and still am missing a few would be contributors.  Once you get passed the top 50 or so a lot depends on opportunity and what happens in training camp.  But these are my base rankings and I will continue to update as news beats us over the head.

updated: 8/24

  1. Andre Johnson: Projection: 100/1450/10
  2. Reggie Wayne: Projection: 95/1300/10
  3. Randy Moss: Projection: 85/1200/11
  4. Calvin Johnson: Projection: 80/1250/9
  5. Larry Fitzgerald: Projection: 85/1200/10
  6. Roddy White: Projection: 85/1200/10
  7. Miles Austin: Projection: 75/1200/9
  8. Brandon Marshall: Projection: 85/1175/9
  9. DeSean Jackson: Projection: 67/1175/9
  10. Greg Jennings: Projection: 80/1175/8
  11. Marques Colston: Projection: 80/1100/8
  12. Michael Crabtree: Projection: 75/1100/7
  13. Anquan Boldin: Projection: 75/1100/7
  14. Steve Smith (CAR): Projection: 70/1075/7
  15. Hakeem Nicks: Projection: 73/1050/7
  16. Dwayne Bowe: Projection: 75/1050/7
  17. Hines Ward: Projection: 88/1025/7
  18. Jeremy Maclin: Projection: 70/975/7
  19. Chad Ochocinco: Projection: 70/1025/7
  20. Mike Sims-Walker: Projection: 75/975/7
  21. Wes Welker: Projection: 85/1050/5
  22. Pierre Garcon: Projection: 67/950/6
  23. Steve Smith (NYG): Projection: 90/1000/5
  24. Percy Harvin: Projection:70/950/6
  25. Santana Moss: Projection: 75/950/6
  26. Mike Wallace: Projection: 65/900/6
  27. Derrick Mason: Projection: 60/900/6
  28. Johnny Knox: : Projection: 65/900/6
  29. Malcom Floyd: Projection: 50/850/6
  30. Devin Hester: Projection: 70/950/5
  31. Donald Driver: Projection: 65/900/5
  32. Lee Evans: Projection: 65/900/5
  33. Jacoby Jones: Projection: 50/850/5
  34. Vincent Jackson: Projection: 47/750/6 (steer clear)
  35. Robert Meachem: Projection: 50/800/5
  36. Jabar Gaffney: Projection: 60/800/5
  37. Braylon Edwards: Projection: 55/800/5
  38. Steve Breaston: Projection: 60/750/4
  39. Bernard Berrian: Projection: 60/800/5
  40. T.J. Houshmandzadeh: Projection: 70/800/4
  41. Dez Bryant: Projection: 50/750/5
  42. Demaryius Thomas: Projection: 50/750/5
  43. Mike Thomas: Projection: 65/800/4
  44. Devin Aromashodu: Projection: 50/700/5
  45. Kenny Britt: Projection: 50/750/4
  46. Mohamed Massaquoi: Projection: 45/700/5
  47. Eddie Royal: Projection: 50/650/5
  48. Louis Murphy: Projection: 45/700/5
  49. Legedu Naanee: Projection: 60/750/4
  50. Santonio Holmes: Projection: 40/700/5
  51. Jerricho Cotchery: Projection: 55/750/4
  52. Donnie Avery: Projection: 50/700/4
  53. Terrell Owens: Projection: 50/700/4
  54. Mike  Williams (TB): Projection: 50/700/4
  55. Josh Morgan: Projection: 55/700/4
  56. Devery Henderson: Projection: 45/700/4
  57. Davone Bess: Projection: 75/650/4
  58. Justin Gage: Projection: 45/650/4
  59. Sidney Rice: Projection: 40/600/4
  60. Nate Burleson: Projection: 50/700/3
  61. Brian Robiskie: Projection: 50/650/4
  62. Early Doucet: Projection: 50/550/4
  63. Antonio Bryant: Projection: 40/600/4
  64. Chris Chambers: Projection: 45/500/5
  65. Michael Jenkins: Projection: 48/550/4
  66. Arrelious Benn: Projection: 40/550/4
  67. Devin Thomas: Projection: 45/600/3
  68. James Jones: Projection: 45/600/3
  69. Golden Tate: Projection: 35/550/3
  70. Roy E. Williams: Projection: 40/550/3
  71. Nate Washington: Projection: 40/550/3
  72. Anthony Gonzalez: Projection: 40/500/3
  73. Josh Cribbs: Projection: 250/2 — 30/250/4
  74. Laurent Robinson: Projection: 45/550/3
  75. Jason Avant: Projection: 35/475/3
  76. Dwayne Jarrett: Projection: 42/500/3
  77. Brandon LaFell: Projection: 38/450/3
  78. Dexter McCluster: Projection: 100/1 — 35/400/2
  79. Julian Edelman: Projection: 50/500/2
  80. Lance Moore: Projection: 33/400/3
  81. Harry Douglas: Projection: 40/450/2
  82. Sammie Stroughter: Projection: 28/350/3
  83. Kevin Walter: Projection: 35/400/2
  84. Jordan Shipley: Projection: 35/400/2
  85. Steve Johnson: Projection: 40/450/2
  86. Austin Collie: Projection: 40/450/2
  87. James Hardy: Projection: 40/400/2
  88. Jordy Nelson: Projection: 35/350/3
  89. Deon Butler: Projection: 33/400/2
  90. Brandon Tate: Projection: 30/400/2
  91. Jarret Dillard: Projection: 30/400/2
  92. Chansi Stuckey: : Projection: 30/375/2
  93. Deion Branch: Projection: 30/350/2
  94. Mario Manningham: Projection: 20/250/2
  95. Darius Heyward-Bey: Projection: 20/300/2
  96. Greg Camarillo: Projection: 25/300/2
  97. Brandon Gibson: Projection: 20/300/2
  98. Malcolm Kelly: Projection: 20/250/3
  99. Mike Williams (SEA): Projection: 20/300/2
  100. Donte Stallworth: Projection: 19/300/2
  101. Ted Ginn Jr: Projection: 20 300/2
  102. Craig Davis: Projection: 20/275/2
  103. Eric Decker: Projection: 20/200/2
  104. Brain Hartline: Projection: 20/200/2
  105. Patrick Crayton: Projection: 20/225/1
  106. Troy Williamson: Projection: 15/250/1
  107. Andre Caldwell: Projection: 20/250/1
  108. Armanti Edwards: Projection: 50/0 — 15/200/1
  109. Mardy Gilyard: Projection: 15/200/1
  110. Chaz Schillens: Projection:
  111. Earl Bennett: Projection: 23/225/1
  112. Stephen Williams: Projections: 15/200/1
  1. Howie says:
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    So Gonzalez > Collie as the Colts’ slot receiver?

  2. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Howie: Yeah, that’s one of those camp battles we need to watch, but I see AGonz winning the #3 position.

  3. Giacomo says:
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    Were these rankings before or after TO signed with Cincy? I really think he has some gas in the tank, so he could outperform your estimate. Now, if he could actually stop dropping the ball so much…..

  4. Eric H. says:
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    @Doc: I’m picking 7th in a 12-team PPR league. Do you think Andre Johnson makes sense for me at #7? Would Rashard Mendenhall be OK there.

    In your opinion, what is the best round 1-round 2 strategy for overcoming the fact that I’ll miss out on the Big Four RBs?

    Thanks.

  5. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Giacomo: they were, but unless Bryant is truly injured (which he might be) I think TO will be more of a possession receiver and that offense is still fairly conservative.

    @Eric H.: It is a tough spot. I would be happy with AJ there, but I have a feeling he’ll go 5 or 6. I could see going with Fitz or Wayne there and grabbing Charles in the second. I do like Mendy there as well. In ppr I do believe RBs are a little deeper and I would make sure to grab a WR either 1st or second.

  6. amscalone says:
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    Who will be better this year:
    The kenny britt listed at #38, or the kenny britt listed at #41?

  7. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @amscalone: Kenny Britt #38, duh

  8. Howie says:
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    @Doc: Doc, a little different angle on the question you answered regarding what to do if the “Big 4 RBs” are gone… I’m in an eight-team league and have the #5 pick (as well as #12 in the serpentine second round). There is a distinct chance those four will be snatched up when I’m set to go…with only eight teams– would you still go AJ and then a RB at the #12 spot? What if Rodgers or Brees were there at #12? Would getting 2 RBs and 2 WRs be mission critical before even thinking about a QB?
    Thanks for the thoughts…

  9. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @Howie: As long as you only need 1 QB you should be able to choose from very good starters. I would wait on QB and grab your RBs and WRs first.

  10. Howie says:
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    @Doc: Yep…one QB (2 RB, 2WR, 1TE, K) league. Thanks again.

  11. James says:
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    To me, it seems your rankings/projections on Mike Thomas, Josh Morgan, and Laurent Robinson were more optimistic, while your outlook on Chris Chambers felt too low, and your burial of Manningham at 91 seems like the drinking was well out of hand by the tail end of the list. Your thoughts?

  12. Doc

    Doc says:
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    @James: Robinson was on his way to a decet season when he was hurt last year, Morgan is the #2 on a team I think will pass more. Manningham will get beat out by Nicks.

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