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Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Wide Receiver Rankings | June 17, 2009

WIDE RECEIVERS

TIER ONE

1. Larry Fitzgerald, ARI | Age: 26.0 | Value Score: 100

2. Calvin Johnson, DET | Age: 24.0 | Value Score: 100

3. Andre Johnson, HOU | Age: 28.2 | Value Score: 99

TIER TWO

4. Randy Moss, NE | Age: 32.6 | Value Score: 94

5. Steve Smith, CAR | Age: 30.3 | Value Score: 94

6. Greg Jennings, GB | Age: 26.0 | Value Score: 93

7. Reggie Wayne, IND | Age: 30.8 | Value Score: 92

8. Roddy White, ATL | Age: 27.8 | Value Score: 91

TIER THREE

9. Marques Colston, NO | Age: 26.3 | Value Score: 85

10. Anquan Boldin, ARI | Age: 28.9 | Value Score: 85

11. Dwayne Bowe, KC | Age: 25.0 | Value Score: 84

12. Wes Welker, NE | Age: 28.3 | Value Score: 82

13. Braylon Edwards, CLE | Age: 26.5 | Value Score: 81

14. *Brandon Marshall, DEN | Age: 25.5 | Value Score: 80

TIER FOUR

15. Lee Evans, BUF | Age: 28.5 | Value Score: 72

16. *Vincent Jackson, SD | Age: 26.7 | Value Score: 72

17. Eddie Royal, DEN | Age: 23.3 | Value Score: 71

18. Santonio Holmes, PIT | Age: 25.5 | Value Score: 71

19. Terrell Owens, BUF | Age: 35.8 | Contract: Thru 2009 | Value Score: 70

20. Michael Crabtree, SF | Age: 22.0 | Value Score: 69

21. Percy Harvin, MIN | Age: 21.3 | Value Score: 68

22. Anthony Gonzalez, IND | Age: 25.0 | Value Score: 68

23. Roy Williams
, DAL | Age: 27.7 | Value Score: 67

TIER FIVE

24. Antonio Bryant, TB | Age: 28.5 | Contract: Thru 2009 | Value Score: 60

25. Chad Ocho Cinco, CIN | Age: 31.6 | Value Score: 60

26. DeSean Jackson, PHI | Age: 22.8 | Value Score: 59

27. Jerricho Cotchery, NYJ | Age: 27.3 | Value Score: 59

28. Santana Moss, WAS | Age: 30.3 | Value Score: 58

29. T.J. Houshmandzadeh, SEA | Age: 31.9 | Contract: Thru 2013 | Value Score: 58

30. Jeremy Maclin, PHI | Age: 21.3 | Value Score: 57

31.
Hakeem Nicks, NYG | Age: 21.7 | Value Score: 56

32. Bernard Berrian, MIN | Age: 28.7 | Value Score: 56

TIER SIX

33. Ted Ginn Jr., MIA | Age: 24.4 | Value Score: 46

34. Donnie Avery, STL | Age: 23.6 | Value Score: 46

35. Josh Morgan, SF | Age: 24.2 | Value Score: 45

36. Devin Hester, CHI | Age: 26.8 | Value Score: 44

37. Hines Ward, PIT | Age: 33.5 | Value Score: 44

38. Kenny Britt, TEN | Age: 21.0 | Value Score: 43

39. Steve Breaston, ARI | Age: 26.0 | Value Score: 43

40. Darrius Heyward-Bey, OAK | Age: 22.6 | Value Score: 42

41. Torry Holt, JAX | Age: 33.3 | Contract: Thru 2011 | Value Score: 41

42. #Lance Moore, NO | Age: 26.1 | Value Score: 41

43. Laveranues Coles, CIN | Age: 31.7 | Contract: Thru 2012 | Value Score: 40

44. Chris Chambers, SD | Age: 31.1 | Value Score: 40

TIER SEVEN

45. Donald Driver, GB | Age: 34.6 | Value Score: 32

46. Derrick Mason, BAL | Age: 35.6 | Value Score: 32

47. Mark Clayton, BAL | Age: 27.2 | Value Score: 31

48. Justin Gage, TEN | Age: 28.6 | Value Score: 30

49. Sidney Rice, MIN | Age: 23.0 | Value Score: 29

50. James Jones, GB | Age: 25.5 | Value Score: 28

51. Miles Austin, DAL | Age: 25.2 | Value Score: 27

52. Mike Walker, JAX | Age: 24.8 | Value Score: 27

53. Brian Robiskie, CLE | Age: 21.8 | Value Score: 25

54. *Plaxico Burress, NYG | Age: 32.1 | Value Score: 24

55. Limas Sweed, PIT | Age: 24.7 | Value Score: 22

56. Devin Thomas, WAS | Age: 22.8 | Value Score: 22

57. Jordy Nelson, GB | Age: 24.3 | Value Score: 22

58. Domenik Hixon, NYG | Age: 24.9 | Value Score: 20

59. Kevin Walter, HOU | Age: 28.1 | Value Score: 19

60. Kevin Curtis, PHI | Age: 31.2 | Value Score: 19

61. Steve Smith, NYG | Age: 24.4 | Value Score: 18

62. Earl Bennett, CHI | Age: 22.5 | Value Score: 17

TIER EIGHT

63. Mark Bradley, KC | Age: 27.7 | Value Score: 12

64. Johnnie Lee Higgins, OAK | Age: 26.0 | Value Score: 12

65. Chaz Schilens, OAK | Age: 23.8 | Value Score: 12

66. Juaquin Iglesias, CHI | Age: 22.1 | Value Score: 11

67. #Deion Branch, SEA | Age: 30.2 | Value Score: 11

68. Laurent Robinson, STL | Age: 24.4 | Value Score: 10

69. Keenan Burton, STL | Age: 24.8 | Value Score: 10

70. #Malcolm Kelly, WAS | Age: 22.7 | Value Score: 10

71. Nate Washington, TEN | Age: 26.0 | Contract: Thru 2013 | Value Score: 9

72. #Brandon Tate, NE | Age: 21.9 | Value Score: 9

73. Mohamed Massaquoi, CLE | Age: 22.8 | Value Score: 9

74. Andre Caldwell, CIN | Age: 24.4 | Value Score: 8

75. Chris Henry, CIN | Age: 26.3 | Value Score: 8

76. Early Doucet, ARI | Age: 23.8 | Value Score: 7

77. Davone Bess, MIA | Age: 23.9 | Value Score: 7

78. #Nate Burleson, SEA | Age: 28.0 | Value Score: 7

79. Jarrett Dillard, JAX | Age: 23.8 | Value Score: 7

80. Patrick Crayton, DAL | Age: 30.4 | Value Score: 7

GRAB BAG

81. Joey Galloway, NE | Age: 37.8 | Contract: Thru 2009? | Value Score: 5

82. Jason Hill, SF | Age: 24.6 | Value Score: 5

83. Robert Meachem, NO | Age: 25.0 | Value Score: 5

84. Devery Henderson, NO | Age: 27.5 | Contract: Thru 2012 | Value Score: 5

85. Patrick Turner, MIA | Age: 22.4 | Value Score: 5

86. Matt Jones, JAX | Age: 26.4 | Contract: [UFA] | Value Score: 5

87. Jacoby Jones, HOU | Age: 25.2 | Value Score: 5

88. Mario Manningham, NYG | Age: 23.3 | Value Score: 5

89. Steve Johnson, BUF | Age: 23.1 | Value Score: 5

90. David Clowney, NYJ | Age: 24.2 | Value Score: 5

91. #Greg Camarillo, MIA | Age: 27.4 | Value Score: 5

92. Austin Collie, IND | Age: 23.8 | Value Score: 4

93. Ramses Barden, NYG | Age: 23.7 | Value Score: 4

94. Deon Butler, SEA | Age: 23.7 | Value Score: 4

95. #Javon Walker, OAK | Age: 30.9 | Value Score: 4

96. Reggie Brown, PHI | Age: 28.7 | Value Score: 4

97. Michael Jenkins, ATL | Age: 27.2 | Value Score: 4

98. Adrian Arrington, NO | Age: 23.9 | Value Score: 3

99. Ronald Curry, DET | Age: 30.4 | Value Score: 3

100. Muhsin Muhammad, CAR | Age: 36.4 | Value Score: 3

101. Dwayne Jarrett, CAR | Age: 23.0 | Value Score: 3

102. Chansi Stuckey, NYJ | Age: 25.9 | Value Score: 3

103. Pierre Garcon, IND | Age: 24.1 | Value Score: 3

104. Bobby Engram, KC | Age: 36.7 | Contract: Thru 2009 | Value Score: 3

105. Harry Douglas, ATL | Age: 23.9 | Value Score: 3

106. Bryant Johnson, DET | Age: 28.5 | Contract: Thru 2011 | Value Score: 3

107.
Louis Murphy, OAK | Age: 22.4 | Value Score: 2

108. Johnny Knox, CHI | Age: 22.9 | Value Score: 2

109. Mike Thomas, JAX | Age: 22.3 | Value Score: 2

110. Kenny McKinley, DEN | Age: 22.7 | Value Score: 2

111. Sammie Stroughter, TB | Age: 23.7 | Value Score: 2

112. Mike Wallace, PIT | Age: 23.1 | Value Score: 2

113. Derrick Williams, DET | Age: 23.3 | Value Score: 2

114. D.J. Hackett, CAR | Age: 28.1 | Contract: [UFA] | Value Score: 2

115. Brandon Jones, SF | Age: 30.4 | Contract: Thru 2012 | Value Score: 2

116. Marvin Harrison, IND | Age: 37.0 | Contract: [UFA] | Value Score: 2

117. Isaac Bruce, SF | Age: 36.8 | Value Score: 2

118. #James Hardy, BUF | Age: 23.7 | Value Score: 2

119. Brandon Stokley, DEN | Age: 33.2 | Value Score: 2

120. Malcom Floyd, SD | Age: 28.0 | Value Score: 2

121. #Craig Davis, SD | Age: 23.9 | Value Score: 2

122. #Demetrius Williams, BAL | Age: 26.5 | Value Score: 2

123. Brandon Lloyd, DEN | Age: 28.2 | Value Score: 2

124. Jaymar Johnson, MIN | Age: 25.2 | Value Score: 2

125. Tiquan Underwood, JAX | Age: 22.6 | Value Score: 2

8 comments:

Donovan said...

Chris,

Love your work. I'm in a 12 team, 3 keeper league and am trying to understand how to evaluate your rankings.

I'm trying to decide which 3 of the 4 players I should keep: Peyton, Moss, Andre 1500, and S-Jax. It's a 1/2 point per reception league with 6 points per touchdown, including QB throws.

My instinct is to throw Peyton Manning back. But should I read your scores to be comparable across positions (meaning Manning's a 99 and ranks above Moss as a 94)?

Thanks,

Donovan

Anonymous said...

Kenny Britt doesn't even make the grab bag?

Chris Wesseling said...

Donovan,

The numbers are not meant to be used across positions. Check out my admittedly rudimentary FAQ for explanation of the system: http://dynastyrankings.blogspot.com/search/label/FAQ

I don't think you can go wrong in your keeper choice. I'd probably throw Peyton back just b/c you ought to be able to find a good QB anyway.

Chris Wesseling said...

Anon,

Kenny Britt is in there at #38.

Jonathan said...

So would you always throw a QB back and keep RBs if you have the option in a dynasty format? I'm in a bit of a pinch - I can keep two of the following: Aaron Rodgers, Tom Brady, Steven Jackson, and Steve Slaton. We are keeping our first two keepers of an accelerated dynasty format (we add an additional keeper every season until we have a full roster) - 12-team, non-ppr.

Jim said...

I absolutely love how Roddy White made it into Tier 2. I'm glad someone had the guts to put him there, when it would have been easy to draw the line after Wayne.

Chaz Schilens is definitely my favorite guy with up-side. I tend to get over excited about tall, athletic wide-outs (don't ask me where I drafted Clarence Moore a few years ago), but I truly think Schilens is a breakout waiting to happen.

Chris Wesseling said...

Jonathan,
Sorry for the tardy response ... your comment must have gotten lost in my emails. If it's not too late, I'd keep S-Jax & Brady.

To answer your question, no, I wouldn't always throw back the QB. It depends on your options.

Chris Wesseling said...

Jim,
I think Schilens is emerging as an intriguing roster stash. He could easily be the No. 1 WR in Oakland this season, but what's the No. 1 WR in Oakland worth these days?