2011 Fantasy Football Rankings: Wide Receivers 61-80


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2011 Fantasy Football Rankings - Wide Receivers (Sept. 5):
Top 10 | 11-20 | 21-40 | 41-60 | 61-80 | 81-100


  1. Donald Driver, WR, Packers. Bye: 8.
    Aside from Jermichael Finley, Donald Driver has more targets in the past two weeks than any other Packer. Driver caught three balls for 38 yards at Indianapolis. He looks much healthier and spryer than he did last year, so he could be a solid flex option in PPR leagues.

    Projected 2011 Fantasy Stats: 60 catches. 680 yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2011 Fantasy Points: 92.
    Projected 2011 PPR Fantasy Points: 152.

  2. James Jones, WR, Packers. Bye: 8.
    AUG. 21 UPDATE: James Jones has seen only one target from Aaron Rodgers in two preseason tilts. Jones is a victim of an overcrowded receiving corps; with Jermichael Finley back in the lineup and Donald Driver healthy, Jones won’t be much of a fantasy factor this year unless there are injuries.

    James Jones is back with the Packers. This is the best thing that could have happened to him because non-elite receivers usually struggle when changing teams. Oh, and Aaron Rodgers is pretty good too.

    Projected 2011 Fantasy Stats: 48 catches. 680 yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2011 Fantasy Points: 92.
    Projected 2011 PPR Fantasy Points: 140.

  3. Jordan Shipley, WR, Bengals. Bye: 7.
    SEPT. 2 UPDATE: With three balls thrown to him against the Colts, Jordan Shipley finished second in Andy Dalton’s targets behind A.J. Green this preseason (go here to see a full list of preseason receiver targets). Dalton loves throwing slants to Shipley, so the former Longhorn makes for a decent late-round flier in PPR leagues.

    AUG. 22 UPDATE: Jordan Shipley saw four targets (one in the end zone) from Andy Dalton in the exhibition loss to the Jets. Dalton loves his slant passes, so Shipley could be a nice PPR flex option this year.

    I would have liked Jordan Shipley as a flex option this season if Carson Palmer were coming back. I’m not sure what to make of him now that Andy Dalton is the starting quarterback.

    Projected 2011 Fantasy Stats: 62 catches. 730 yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2011 Fantasy Points: 91.
    Projected 2011 PPR Fantasy Points: 153.



  4. Kevin Walter, WR, Texans. Bye: 11.
    Kevin Walter will occasionally have the 6-90-TD game, but he’s not a good enough receiver to warrant a spot on any fantasy roster.

    Projected 2011 Fantasy Stats: 54 catches. 660 yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2011 Fantasy Points: 90.
    Projected 2011 PPR Fantasy Points: 144.

  5. Deion Branch, WR, Patriots. Bye: 7.
    Deion Branch failed to haul in a reception in the Patriots’ win over the Buccaneers. He was only targeted once, and while it’s only a small sample size, it seems like he’s being phased out of New England’s offense. Someone’s production had to decrease in the wake of the Chad Ochocinco trade, and it looks like Branch is the unfortunate victim.

    Projected 2011 Fantasy Stats: 48 catches. 630 yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2011 Fantasy Points: 87.
    Projected 2011 PPR Fantasy Points: 135.

  6. Denarius Moore, WR, Raiders. Bye: 8.
    Fifth-round rookie wideout Denarius Moore flashed for the second straight week, catching two of his three targets for 28 yards in the preseason loss at San Francisco. If you have room on your bench, stash Moore because he could really produce in the second half of the year. If not, remember him as a waiver-wire addition.

    Projected 2011 Fantasy Stats: 48 catches. 630 yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2011 Fantasy Points: 87.
    Projected 2011 PPR Fantasy Points: 135.

  7. Bernard Berrian, WR, Vikings. Bye: 9.
    Where did this come from? Bernard Berrian tied the team lead with five targets against Dallas, including a 49-yard touchdown bomb from Donovan McNabb. Don’t get too excited though; Berrian hauled in just two of the five balls thrown to him for 64 yards, proving once again that he’s an inefficient receiver. I wouldn’t spend a fantasy draft pick on him, but monitor him as a possible waiver-wire addition.

    Projected 2011 Fantasy Stats: 45 catches. 625 yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2011 Fantasy Points: 86.
    Projected 2011 PPR Fantasy Points: 131.



  8. Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Steelers. Bye: 11.
    AUG. 3 UPDATE: One of my favorite late-round sleepers, Emmanuel Sanders will be out for three weeks with a foot injury. Sanders could take over as Ben Roethlisberger’s No. 2 target late in the season, but it’ll be difficult for him to do that early on without the reps in training camp and snaps during the preseason.

    JULY 12 UPDATE: Emmanuel Sanders is a talented young receiver who could emerge as Ben Roethlisberger’s No. 2 target as the 2011 season progresses. It helps that an injured Hines Ward is pulling a Chad Ochocinco and goofing off this season.

    Did you know that Emmanuel Sanders had nearly as many targets as Hines Ward during the second half of the 2010 season? Sanders could go undrafted in many leagues this summer, but he’s definitely worth a late-round flier because he might be Ben Roethlisberger’s second option in 2011.

    Projected 2011 Fantasy Stats: 40 catches. 600 yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2011 Fantasy Points: 84.
    Projected 2011 PPR Fantasy Points: 124.

  9. Mohamed Massaquoi, WR, Browns. Bye: 5.
    Most of Mohamed Massaquoi’s 2010 production came in the second half of the season. Starting in Week 9, Massaquoi had 27 receptions for 368 yards and a touchdown, as he and Colt McCoy grew more comfortable together. However, Massaquoi is nothing more than a possession receiver in a mediocre offense.

    Projected 2011 Fantasy Stats: 48 catches. 660 yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2011 Fantasy Points: 84.
    Projected 2011 PPR Fantasy Points: 132.

  10. Mark Clayton, WR, Rams. Bye: 5.
    SEPT. 1 UPDATE: Mark Clayton is back! Well, maybe. The Rams just re-signed Clayton to a 1-year deal. However, there’s a chance Clayton could go on the PUP list. This is just a situation to monitor for now.

    You can probably count Mark Clayton out of the Sam Bradford No. 1 target sweepstakes. Clayton is still a free agent because, as Steve Spagnuolo said, Clayton’s knee is “not ready yet.” Bradford will turn one of his wideouts into a fantasy stud. With Clayton nursing his knee, that could be Danario Alexander, Donnie Avery or Mike Sims-Walker. Stay tuned.

    Projected 2011 Fantasy Stats: 45 catches. 590 yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2011 Fantasy Points: 83.
    Projected 2011 PPR Fantasy Points: 128.

  11. Anthony Armstrong, WR, Redskins. Bye: 5.
    Anthony Armstrong had a solid final five weeks of the season: 19 catches, 326 yards and two touchdowns. Unfortunately, Armstrong’s quarterback is John Beck, so you can’t really expect much from him this year.

    Projected 2011 Fantasy Stats: 39 catches. 650 yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2011 Fantasy Points: 83.
    Projected 2011 PPR Fantasy Points: 122.



  12. Harry Douglas, WR, Falcons. Bye: 8.
    Harry Douglas is healthy again. Unfortunately, he’s fourth in the pecking order behind Roddy White, Julio Jones and Tony Gonzalez.

    Projected 2011 Fantasy Stats: 45 catches. 625 yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2011 Fantasy Points: 80.
    Projected 2011 PPR Fantasy Points: 125.

  13. Jason Avant, WR, Eagles. Bye: 7.
    AUG. 12 UPDATE: Jason Avant was targeted twice on six of QB Eagles No. 7’s throws in the preseason opener against Baltimore, including once in the end zone. If Jeremy Maclin is out for a while – and no one knows what the hell is going on there – Avant will apparently see an increase in production.

    Jason Avant is a very skilled slot receiver, but he’s the No. 5 option for Philadelphia’s quarterback behind DeSean Jackson, Jeremy Maclin, Brent Celek and LeSean McCoy. Unless Jackson or Maclin suffers an injury, Avant will just be an average backup in PPR formats.

    Projected 2011 Fantasy Stats: 50 catches. 600 yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2011 Fantasy Points: 78.
    Projected 2011 PPR Fantasy Points: 128.

  14. Taylor Price, WR, Patriots. Bye: 7.
    Taylor Price had his moments in the preseason, but he won’t be much of a factor unless there are injuries.

    Projected 2011 Fantasy Stats: 33 catches. 600 yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2011 Fantasy Points: 78.
    Projected 2011 PPR Fantasy Points: 111.

  15. Josh Morgan, WR, 49ers. Bye: 7.
    Josh Morgan had 698 yards in 2010. That’s not bad considering he was the third option in a stagnant offense. The 49ers should be able to score more points with Jim Harbaugh calling the shots, but Alex Smith is still the quarterback for now.

    Projected 2011 Fantasy Stats: 41 catches. 600 yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2011 Fantasy Points: 78.
    Projected 2011 PPR Fantasy Points: 119.

  16. Louis Murphy, WR, Raiders. Bye: 8.
    AUG. 18 UPDATE: What a surprise – the injury-prone Louis Murphy has already been ruled out for Week 1 because of a hamstring injury. Those tend to linger, so come up with a new late-round flier if you liked Murphy.

    Louis Murphy was very inconsistent last year, but that’s because he suffered multiple injuries after Week 3. In those first three contests, Murphy caught 15 balls for 238 yards and a touchdown. He’ll bounce back, but I’d rather own Jacoby Ford.

    Projected 2011 Fantasy Stats: 38 catches. 580 yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2011 Fantasy Points: 76.
    Projected 2011 PPR Fantasy Points: 114.

  17. Nate Washington, WR, Titans. Bye: 6.
    Nate Washington is the No. 2 receiver in an offense featuring a raw, rookie quarterback. Don’t bother.

    Projected 2011 Fantasy Stats: 38 catches. 550 yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2011 Fantasy Points: 73.
    Projected 2011 PPR Fantasy Points: 111.

  18. Jonathan Baldwin, WR, Chiefs. Bye: 6.
    The Chiefs have absolutely nothing opposite Dwayne Bowe, so Jonathan Baldwin should be able to claim that spot rather easily. However, I think Kansas City’s offense will struggle as a whole in 2011, thanks to Charlie Weis’ departure, so I’m not a big Baldwin backer this year.

    Projected 2011 Fantasy Stats: 34 catches. 480 yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2011 Fantasy Points: 72.
    Projected 2011 PPR Fantasy Points: 106.

  19. Golden Tate, WR, Seahawks. Bye: 6.
    Golden Tate barely did anything last year, but it’ll be a huge upset if he doesn’t open as the No. 2 receiver across from Mike Williams come September. Still though, that means nothing in the fantasy realm considering Seattle’s quarterback situation.

    Projected 2011 Fantasy Stats: 45 catches. 540 yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2011 Fantasy Points: 72.
    Projected 2011 PPR Fantasy Points: 117.

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2011 Fantasy Football Rankings - Wide Receivers (Sept. 5):
Top 10 | 11-20 | 21-40 | 41-60 | 61-80 | 81-100



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