Early 2010 Fantasy Football WR Rankings

Feb 1, 2010

It’s never too early to look at next year. Here’s a look at early 2010 fantasy football Wide Receiver rankings.

Did Kurt Warner’s retirement bump Larry Fitzgerald’s value?

1. Andre Johnson, Houston Texans
The answer to the question is yes. I had Fitz at #1 and AJ at #2 prior to Warner’s retirement. Unless Warner pulls a Favre, which I highly doubt,  Johnson has taken over the top spot.

2. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals
Warner’s retirement hurts, but Fitz is still a beast.

3. Miles Austin, Dallas Cowboys
He’s got all the attributes you want in a #1 WR, including humility like Fitz and AJ.

4. Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis Colts
He continues to perform at a high level. Even when it seems like Manning is going away from Wayne, he always seems to go back to him.

5. Sidney Rice, Minnesota Vikings
I’m operating under the assumption that Brett Favre will return to the Vikings next year.

6. Brandon Marshall, Denver Broncos
I’m operating under the assumption that he is on the move in 2010. Even if he’s not, he’s still an elite talent.

7. Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons
Even in a down year for their passing game, he managed 1153 yards and 11 scores.

8. DeSean Jackson, Philadelphia Eagles
He’s nearly as tough as he is elusive.

9. Vincent Jackson, San Diego Chargers
Big and talented with an elite QB. What’s not to like? Plus, he’s not just a deep threat anymore.

10. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions
Matthew Stafford had some growing pains. Plus, both dealt with injuries. Look for Megatron to be back in 2010.

11. Randy Moss, New England Patriots
He disappears at times, but when he wants to play, there aren’t many better WRs out there.

12. Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints
Drew Brees spreads the ball around, but Colston is clearly his favorite target.

13. Santonio Holmes, Pittsburgh Steelers
Finally surpassed Hines Ward as the #1 WR.

14. Steve Smith, Carolina Panthers
With competent QB play, look for Smith to bounce back and get his name back.

15. Greg Jennings, Green Bay Packers
The only thing that keeps him from being higher is the number of weapons he has to compete with.

16. Chad Johnson, Cincinnati Bengals
Still a high-end player. Grew up in 2010. Hopefully he doesn’t have a Revis hangover.

17. Anquan Boldin, Arizona Cardinals
His 2010 home will determine his ranking. He’s too much of an injury risk to be higher.

18. Steve Smith, New York Giants
Smith is still rock solid, but steps back a touch as Nicks eats into his production.

19. Hines Ward, Pittsburgh Steelers
He still has some gas in the tank.

20. Michael Crabtree, San Francisco 49ers
He put a ton of pressure on himself with his antics and quickly proved he’s the real deal.

21. Mike Sims-Walker, Jacksonville Jaguars
He’ll have to improve his home-away splits to be a sure #2 WR. I think he will.

22. Donald Driver, Green Bay Packers
He continues to perform despite getting older.

23. Percy Harvin, Minnesota Vikings

Such a versatile game-breaker.

24.  Robert Meachem, New Orleans Saints
Meachem finally tapped into his potential this year. Look for more in 2010.

25.  Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia Eagles
Played well as a rookie, especially when thrust into the starting role. He’ll be on the rise in 2010.

Also check out:
Early 2010 Fantasy Football QB Rankings
Early 2010 Fantasy Football RB Rankings
Early 2010 Fantasy Football TE Rankings

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2 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Corey O
    February 1st, 2010 at 5:03 pm #

    No Pierre Garcon? WoW!

  2. LestersLegends
    February 1st, 2010 at 8:24 pm #

    Wouldn’t want him as a #2 WR. You got Wayne, Clark, Collie, and you figure Anthony Gonzalez will be healthy. Lot of mouths to feed.

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