2011 Fantasy Football WR Rankings – Week 1

Sep 5, 2011


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Here’s my Week 1 2001 fantasy football wide receiver rankings.
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1. Vincent Jackson vs. Minnesota: I’m not sure who on the Vikings is supposed to cover him.

2. Calvin Johnson @ Tampa Bay: Ten catches for 152 yards against Bucs last year.

3. Andre Johnson vs. Indianapolis: It’s not going to be the Arian Foster show this time.

4. Larry Fitzgerald vs. Carolina: Will ensure Kolb era kicks off nicely.

5. Roddy White @ Chicago: Roddy has to share, but there will be plenty to go around.

6. DeSean Jackson @ St. Louis: Maclin not 100%. Jackson plays bigger role.

7.   Hakeem Nicks @ Washington: Abuses Redskins secondary.

8. Mike Wallace @ Baltimore: He wants to break out this year. It will have to start with the Ravens.

9. Greg Jennings vs. New Orleans: Should be a shootout with plenty go around.

10. Dwayne Bowe vs. Buffalo: Too much size for Buffalo to contain.

11. Chad Ochocinco @ Miami: Brady makes sure he feels right at home with his new team.

12. Brandon Marshall vs. New England: Had one of his better games against Pats last year.
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13.  Reggie Wayne @ Houston:  Downgraded without Peyton Manning.

14. Brandon Lloyd vs. Oakland: Relishing the fact that he’s not being covered by Asomugha.

15. Dez Bryant @ New York Jets: With Austin on Revis Island, Dez is attractive option.

16. Santonio Holmes vs. Dallas: Sanchez will hit him early and often.

17. Wes Welker vs. New England: Brady won’t forget old faithful.

18. Mike Williams (TB) vs. Detroit: Six catches, 96 yards, TD against Detroit last year.

19. Kenny Britt @ Jacksonville: Jags held him to 33 yards last year, but he scored.

20. Marques Colston @ Green Bay: Will see early how the knee holds up.

21. Percy Harvin @ San Diego: Look for Vikes to be creative in getting Percy the ball.

22. Santana Moss vs. New York Giants: Nine catches for 74 yards last time he faced G-Men.

23. Miles Austin @ New York Jets: I can’t see benching him, but downgrade Austin because of Revis.

24. Anquan Boldin vs. Pittsburgh: Torched Steelers for 186 yards and a score last year.

25. Mario Manningham @ Washington: Nicks and the ground game will draw the attention.

26. Mike Thomas vs. Tennessee: Caught 12 passes in two games against Titans last year.

27. Plaxico Burress vs. Dallas: I get the feeling he’ll score this week.

28. Malcom Floyd vs. Minnesota: He’s hit or miss, but should be able to torch Vikings’ secondary.

29. Stevie Johnson @ Kansas City: Has a date with Brandon Flowers.

30. Braylon Edwards vs. Seattle: Seahawks struggled mightily to stop the pass last year.
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31.  Austin Collie at Houston: Downgraded without Manning.

32. Jordy Nelson vs. New Orleans: Is a tough cover when Green Bay is firing on all cylinders.

33. Steve Smith (CAR) @ Arizona: Still has the quickness. QB play is up in the air.

34. Johnny Knox vs. Atlanta: Bears’ best receiver will be targeted plenty.

35. Sidney Rice @ San Francisco: His health and quarterback are suspect. He should try to coax Favre out of retirement.

36. Julio Jones @ Chicago: Falcons will want to show off their newest weapon.

37. Danny Amendola vs. Philadelphia: Bradford will probably have to rely on his slot guy in this one.

38. Davone Bess vs. New England: Had 11 catches and two TDs against New England last year.

39. Mike Sims-Walker vs. Philadelphia: Tough first start against the trio of corners.

40. Jeremy Maclin @ St. Louis: I don’t trust his health enough to start him this week.
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