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Friday, May 14, 2010

Post-Draft Wide Receiver Rankings | May 15, 2010

WIDE RECEIVERS

TIER ONE
 
1. Andre Johnson, HOU | Age: 29.2 | Value Score: 100 

2. Larry Fitzgerald, ARI | Age: 27.0 | Value Score: 100

3. Calvin Johnson, DET | Age: 25.0 | Value Score:  100

TIER TWO

4. *Vincent Jackson, SD | Age: 27.8 | Value Score: 93

5. Miles Austin, DAL | Age: 26.2 | Value Score: 93

6. Roddy White, ATL | Age: 28.10 | Value Score: 93 

7. DeSean Jackson, PHI | Age: 23.9 | Value Score: 92

8. Reggie Wayne, IND | Age: 31.10 | Value Score: 91

9. Dez Bryant, DAL | Age: 21.10 | Value Score: 91
 
10. Greg Jennings, GB | Age: 27.0 | Value Score: 90 

11. Marques Colston, NO | Age: 27.3 | Value Score: 89
  
12. Sidney Rice, MIN | Age: 24.0 | Value Score: 89

13. #Brandon Marshall, MIA | Age: 26.6 | Value Score: 88

14. Michael Crabtree, SF | Age: 23.0 | Value Score: 88

15. Randy Moss, NE | Age: 33.7 | Value Score: 87
 
16. Steve Smith, CAR | Age: 31.4 | Value Score: 87

17. Percy Harvin, MIN | Age: 22.3 | Value Score: 86

TIER THREE

18. Hakeem Nicks, NYG | Age: 22.8 | Value Score: 79 

19. Steve Smith, NYG | Age: 25.4 | Value Score: 78

20. Anquan Boldin, BAL | Age: 29.11 | Value Score: 77

21. Mike Sims-Walker, JAX | Age: 25.10 | Value Score: 75
  
22. Chad Ochocinco, CIN | Age: 32.8 | Value Score: 75

23. Dwayne Bowe, KC | Age: 26.0 | Value Score: 73  

24. #Wes Welker, NE | Age: 29.4 | Value Score: 70  

25. Kenny Britt, TEN | Age: 22.0 | Value Score: 68

26. Jeremy Maclin, PHI | Age: 22.4 | Value Score: 68

27. Mike Wallace, PIT | Age: 24.1 | Value Score: 66

28. #Demaryius Thomas, DEN | Age: 22.9 | Value Score: 64
 
29. *Santonio Holmes, NYJ | Age: 26.6 | Value Score: 63 

TIER FOUR

30. Pierre Garcon, IND | Age: 24.1 | Value Score: 50

31. Santana Moss, WAS | Age: 31.3 | Value Score: 49

32. Lee Evans, BUF | Age: 29.6 | Value Score: 48

33. Robert Meachem, NO | Age: 26.0 | Value Score: 47

34. Hines Ward, PIT | Age: 34.6 | Value Score: 47 

35. Braylon Edwards, NYJ | Age: 27.7 | Value Score: 47 

36. Golden Tate, SEA | Age: 22.1 | Value Score: 45 

37. Antonio Bryant, CIN | Age: 29.6 | Value Score: 44 

38. Johnny Knox, CHI | Age: 23.10 | Value Score: 43

39. Devin Aromashodu, CHI | Age: 26.4 | Value Score: 42

40. Jerricho Cotchery, NYJ | Age: 28.3 | Value Score: 41 

41. Steve Breaston, ARI | Age: 27.1 | Value Score: 41

42. Devin Thomas, WAS | Age: 23.8 | Value Score:  40

43. Arrelious Benn, TB | Age: 22.0 | Value Score: 39
 
44. Mohamed Massaquoi, CLE | Age: 23.10 | Value Score: 38

45. #Chaz Schilens, OAK | Age: 24.10 | Value Score:  37

46. Austin Collie, IND | Age: 24.10 | Value Score: 36

47. Dexter McCluster, KC | Age: 22.1 | Value Score: 36

48. Devin Hester, CHI | Age: 27.10 | Value Score: 36

49. #Anthony Gonzalez, IND | Age: 26.0 | Value Score: 35 

50. Mike Williams, TB | Age: 23.4 | Value Score: 34

51. Donald Driver, GB | Age: 35.7 | Value Score: 34

52. Donnie Avery, STL | Age: 26.3 | Value Score: 33

53. Bernard Berrian, MIN | Age: 29.9 | Value Score: 32

TIER FIVE

54. Jacoby Jones, HOU | Age: 26.2 | Value Score: 23

55. Laurent Robinson, STL | Age: 25.4 | Value Score: 22

56. Mario Manningham, NYG | Age: 24.4 | Value Score: 22

57. Eddie Royal, DEN | Age: 24.4 | Value Score: 21 

58. Julian Edelman, NE | Age: 24.4 | Value Score: 21

59. James Jones, GB | Age: 26.6 | Value Score: 20 

60. Damian Williams, TEN | Age: 22.4 | Value Score: 19 

61. Mike Thomas, JAX | Age: 23.3 | Value Score: 19 

62. Terrell Owens, UFA | Age: 36.8 | Value Score: 18

63. Josh Morgan, SF | Age: 25.3 | Value Score: 18
 
64. T.J. Houshmandzadeh, SEA | Age: 33.0 | Value Score: 16 

65. Nate Burleson, DET | Age: 29.1 | Value Score: 15

66. Roy Williams, DAL | Age: 28.9 | Value Score: 14

67. Early Doucet, ARI | Age: 24.9 | Value Score: 13

68. Earl Bennett, CHI | Age: 23.6 | Value Score: 13

69. Derrick Mason, BAL | Age: 36.8 | Value Score: 12
 
70. Kevin Walter, HOU | Age: 29.1 | Value Score: 11

71. Brandon Tate, NE | Age: 22.11 | Value Score: 10

TIER SIX

72. Brandon LaFell, CAR | Age: 23.10 | Value Score: 6
 
73. Malcom Floyd, SD | Age: 29.0 | Value Score: 6

74. Mardy Gilyard, STL | Age: 23.9 | Value Score: 6

75. Taylor Price, NE | Age: 22.11 | Value Score: 5

76. Deon Butler, SEA | Age: 24.8 | Value Score: 5

77. Louis Murphy, OAK | Age: 23.4 | Value Score: 5

78. #Eric Decker, DEN | Age: 23.6 | Value Score: 5
 
79. Jabar Gaffney, DEN | Age: 29.10 | Value Score: 4 

80. Chris Chambers, KC | Age: 32.1 | Value Score: 4

81. Emmanuel Sanders, PIT | Age: 23.6 | Value Score: 4

82. Devery Henderson, NO | Age: 28.6 | Value Score:  4

83. Josh Cribbs, CLE | Age: 27.3 | Value Score: 4

84. Steve Johnson, BUF | Age: 24.2 | Value Score: 4

85. Jordy Nelson, GB | Age: 25.4 | Value Score: 4
 
86. Darrius Heyward-Bey, OAK | Age: 23.7 | Value Score: 3
 
87. Jarret Dillard, JAX | Age: 24.9 | Value Score: 3

88. Armanti Edwards, CAR | Age: 22.6 | Value Score: 3

89. James Hardy, BUF | Age: 24.9 | Value Score: 3

90. Davone Bess, MIA | Age: 25.0 | Value Score: 3

91. Brian Hartline, MIA | Age: 23.10 | Value Score: 3

92. Matt Jones, CIN | Age: 25.4 | Value Score: 3

93. Donte' Stallworth, BAL | Age: 29.10 | Value Score: 3

GRAB BAG
 
94. Carlton Mitchell, CLE | Age: 22.5 | Value Score: 2

95. Andre Roberts, ARI | Age: 22.8 | Value Score: 2

96. Marcus Easley, BUF | Age: 22.10 | Value Score: 2

97. Brandon Gibson, STL | Age: 23.1 | Value Score: 2
 
98. *Plaxico Burress, UFA | Age: 33.1 | Value Score: 2

99. Ted Ginn Jr., SF | Age: 25.5 | Value Score: 2

100. Lance Moore, NO | Age: 27.1 | Value Score: 2

101. Malcolm Kelly, WAS | Age: 23.9 | Value Score: 2
    
102. #Harry Douglas, ATL | Age: 26.0 | Value Score: 2

103. Torry Holt, NE | Age: 34.3 | Value Score: 2

104. Sammie Stroughter, TB | Age: 24.8 | Value Score: 2

105. Brian Robiskie, CLE | Age: 22.9 | Value Score: 2

106. Nate Washington, TEN | Age: 27.1 | Value Score: 2

107. Ramses Barden, NYG | Age: 24.8 | Value Score: 2

108. Jacoby Ford, OAK | Age: 23.2 | Value Score: 2

109. Mark Clayton, BAL | Age: 28.2 | Value Score: 2

110. Jordan Shipley, CIN | Age: 24.9 | Value Score: 1

111. Joe Webb, MIN | Age: 23.10 | Value Score: 1

112. Antonio Brown, PIT | Age: 22.2 | Value Score: 1

113. Justin Gage, TEN | Age: 29.8 | Value Score: 1 

114. #Deion Branch, SEA | Age: 31.2 | Value Score: 1

115. Jason Hill, SF | Age: 25.7 | Value Score: 1

116. Dorin Dickerson, HOU | Age: 22.6 | Value Score: 1

117. Riley Cooper, PHI | Age: 23.0 | Value Score: 1

118. Dezmon Briscoe, CIN | Age: 21.1 | Value Score: 1

119. Michael Jenkins, ATL | Age: 28.3 | Value Score: 1

120. Kevin Ogletree, DAL | Age: 23.1 | Value Score: 1   

121. Patrick Crayton, DAL | Age: 31.5 | Value Score: 1
 
122. Jason Avant, PHI | Age: 27.5 | Value Score: 1

123. Dwayne Jarrett, CAR | Age: 24.0 | Value Score: 1 

124. Troy Williamson, JAX | Age: 27.5 | Value Score: 1 

125. Legedu Naanee, SD | Age: 27.0 | Value Score: 1 

126. Buster Davis, SD | Age: 24.11 | Value Score: 1 

16 comments:

Roger Gooselips said...

One anomaly I found is that for an offense that is becoming more pass heavy, a place can only be found for 3 WR's from San Diego, two of which are ranked 73 & 125. Granted the situation is less clear cut that Indy, Green Bay, New Orleans but I thought you would have ranked someone (Naanee for mine personally) higher with their sleeper value.

Chris Wesseling said...

I think it's a common misconception that the Chargers are becoming a pass-heavy offense. Rivers was the only QB in the Top-15 not to top 500 attempts. In fact, he's been consistently between 460 and 486 attempts in each of the past four seasons.

T Cumming said...

Wess, love your rankings you are the best, however two issues with WR rankings:
1) Megatron with a increased score to match Fitz and AJ. He has only had one above average season out of three. He needs to show more production especially with a young QB who could really still be a candidate to bust behind a really bad o-line.
2) Dez Bryant at #9?!?! You have him on par with Reggie Wayne and ahead of Marshall, etc. He was not even the highest drafted player at his position in the draft, has a ways to go to even be the #2 WR in Dallas and he is a rookie WR!!! 22 teams passed on him and yes the Randy Moss precident, etc but clearly he is no lock to be a star- he should be ranked down closer to Bey Bey Thomas.

Chris Wesseling said...

Hey T.Cumming. Good to hear from you.

RE: Bryant. I know it's a bold/controversial ranking. I'm cool with that. Keep in mind that I drew criticism when I had Percy Harvin, Chris Johnson, Adrian Peterson, and Calvin Johnson ranked higher than anyone else had them ranked . . . before they ever stepped foot on the field.

RE: Calvin. Yeah, we just disagree. Considering his age, I actually considered putting him at No. 1. He's the most dominant talent in the league at his position, and the Lions are going to surprise a lot of people on offense this year.

Jeremy said...

Love the rankings!

Just pointing out, Brandon LaFell is 23, not 32.

Nate said...

Just wondering why Chambers is so low...sure he should be anywhere in the top 50, but surely he deserves a spot in Tier Five somewhere.

Full offseason with his new QB, he is only 31...plus from his second game in KC he ranked (well in my league anyway, but its all I have) 13th among ALL WRs the rest of the season when teams needed him most!

So show some love for a guy bouncing back and move him up a little. The drafts will prove me right, he is one people will nab late as a sleeper. I would tag him onto the end of the tier at 72 at WORST!

Nate said...

that was...sure he shouldnt be anywhere in the top 50, but surely he deserves a spot in Tier Five somewhere.

Chris Wesseling said...

Hi Nate,

He's ranked low for several reasons:

1. His late-season success was an aberration, coming as it did with D-Bowe suspended.

2. He's 31 and has only had sporadic fantasy value of the past 2 seasons. There's no reason to believe he's any more reliable than another generic veteran. Frankly, I'd much rather carry Jabar Gaffney as the Broncos' possible #1 for 2010.

3. Try shopping him to see if you get any bites whatsoever. If he was offered to me for free, I'm not sure I'd carry him on my 25-man Dynasty roster. He's not a building block, so as an aging player he'd have to be startable for me. I can find players like him pretty easily.

Nate said...

I have him for a buck in my contract auction league, and its only 20 teams. No real reason to drop him until he proves it all a fluke. Cribbs is about the only other guy in that tier Id like to own as well. Right after Doucett would be a good fit, and he will be there soon enough, just watch.

Oh, and Im neither a KC fan or a Chambers fan, just stating facts...and 31 is young compared to I dunno, MASON!

jmc said...

There's a debate going on in our dynasty league as to the relative value of Hines Ward vs Donald Driver. You have Ward as clearly more valuable. Any insight into this debate?

Chris Wesseling said...

Hey jmc,

I do value Ward more highly and here's why:

1. He's a full year younger, which matters in the mid-30s.

2. Santonio Holmes is gone, which means Ward is back to being the clear No. 1 WR. For aging WRs, this is important b/c it means they can be a weekly asset in the present even if there's no future value.

3. Ward has more receptions, yards, and TDs than Driver the past 2 years. I expect that to continue.

4. Ward has been a better fantasy WR than Driver in each of the past 2 seasons. I expect that to continue.

5. Driver faded badly down the stretch last season. That might mean nothing, but I'm wary of late-season fades when a player is reaching the age where we expect him to toe the cliff.

Anonymous said...

Great rankings. Really love the bold Dez Bryant statement. I'm trying to trade my way to the #1 overall pick in my draft to insure getting him.

Is there an ETA on TE rankings? Do you forsee any bold statements coming there? I've been going through mine, and I keep wanting to put Finley #1, but it's hard to move him past Gates or Davis (although all those TDs last year could be a bit anomalous).

Love the blog.

Roger Gooselips said...

any plans to revise those Chargers rankings yet?

Yanick said...

Love the rankings. Well put.
Is this ranking PPR?

Schaubs said...

Dez Bryant ranking was bang on!!

Hilda Smith said...

Dez Bryant keep up the good work!no matter what controversial you are facing...im still your fan.

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