Super Bowl XLV Fantasy Wide Receiver Rankings

Feb 1, 2011


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Super Bowl XLV features two teams with similar wide receiver sets. Both spread the ball around. Both feature an elite number one with a solid veteran presence.
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Leading the charge is Green Bay’s Greg Jennings. He had 76 catches for 1265 yards and 12 touchdowns on the year. He rebounded from his wildcard game (one catch, eight yards) by topping 100 yards with eight catches in each of the past two games. He’s Aaron Rodgers’ favorite weapon, and he’ll be a big part of their game plan.
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Pittsburgh’s number one receiver, Mike Wallace, is ranked second. He had 60 catches for 1257 yards and ten touchdowns on the year. He’s been quiet in the playoffs (three catches for 26 yards), but I expect to hear from him on the biggest stage.
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Checking in at third is Pittsburgh’s Hines Ward. He had a relatively quiet year with 59 catches for 755 yards and five touchdowns, but is making his third Super Bowl appearance. He scored in the divisional round, and I wouldn’t be surprised if he scored a Super Bowl touchdown.
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Green Bay’s James Jones is ranked fourth. He finished with 50 catches for 679 yards and five touchdowns on the year. He scored in the first two Packers playoff games, and his big play ability makes him a solid option.
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At number five is Green Bay veteran Donald Driver. He also had a quiet season with just 51 catches for 565 yards and four touchdowns, but had 11 catches in Green Bay’s wins over Philadelphia and Atlanta.
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Jordy Nelson, who has 12 catches for Green Bay in the wins over Atlanta and Chicago, ranks sixth. He’s not the burner that James is, but he has reliable hands.
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Pittsburgh’s Emmanuel Sanders (foot) should be fine for the Super Bowl. He’s more of a gamble, but you never know who will step up in a big game. Same goes for his teammate Antonio Brown. I rank Sanders seventh and Brown eighth.
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