Friday, October 3, 2008

WR Rankings for Week 5

Again, check out the breakdown of the top 5 below the list.

Wide receivers
  1. Brandon Marshall, Broncos vs. Buccaneers
  2. Reggie Wayne, Colts at Texans
  3. Terrell Owens, Cowboys vs. Bengals
  4. Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals vs. Bills
  5. Steve Smith, Panthers vs. Chiefs
  6. Calvin Johnson, Lions vs. Bears
  7. Greg Jennings, Packers vs. Falcons
  8. Andre Johnson, Texans vs. Colts
  9. Randy Moss, Patriots at 49ers
  10. Chris Chambers, Chargers at Dolphins
  11. T.J. Housmandzadeh, Bengals at Cowboys
  12. Lee Evans, Bills at Cardinals
  13. Lance Moore, Saints vs. Vikings
  14. Roy Williams, Lions vs. Bears
  15. Roddy White, Falcons at Packers
  16. Santana Moss, Redskins at Eagles
  17. Dwayne Bowe, Chiefs at Panthers
  18. Santonio Holmes, Steelers at Jaguars
  19. Hines Ward, Steelers at Jaguars
  20. Amani Toomer, Giants vs. Seahawks
  21. Anthony Gonzalez, Colts at Texans
  22. Wes Welker, Patriots at 49ers
  23. Bernard Berrian, Vikings at Saints
  24. Vincent Jackson, Chargers at Dolphins
  25. DeSean Jackson, Eagles vs. Redskins
  26. Steve Breaston, Cardinals vs. Bills
  27. Marvin Harrison, Colts at Texans
  28. Bobby Engram, Seahawks at Giants
  29. Derrick Mason, Ravens vs. Titans
  30. Kevin Walter, Texans vs. Colts
  31. Chad Ocho Cinco, Bengals at Cowboys
  32. Muhsin Muhammad, Panthers vs. Chiefs
  33. Eddie Royal, Broncos vs. Buccaneers
  34. Isaac Bruce, 49ers vs. Patriots
  35. Donald Driver, Packers vs. Falcons

Brandon Marshall is tied with Reggie Bush for the lead in receptions and that's with one less game under his belt. As I mentioned in my breakdown and ranking for Jay Cutler, the gambling nature of the Buccaneer secondary leaves them open to big plays and that's what Marshall specializes in. He will lead the Broncs in targets again and put up his usual spectacular numbers. Consider last week's 77 yards a burp and know he will eb back to 100+ yards with ease this week.

Reggie Wayne was doing just fine even when Manning struggled and while in week three he didn't see the end zone, he's been very consistent otherwise. He's the #1 in Indy and Manning makes sure he gets the ball often. Wayne faces a secondary that has coughed up a TD a game and will probably be fairly overmatched by the full suite of weapons Indy will bring to bear. Even if the Colts get the run game moving early, Wayne will still get his.

Terrell Owens - oh TO, you don't understand how the media loves you so. The walking sound bite will get what he wants - plenty of targets and one can only hope he catches most of them. Even though I fully expect Marion Barber to get a ton of carries against a terrible run defense, Owens will get enough looks to make him happy. Plus a win - wins make TO happiest of all. But expect a few big plays and a TD from Owens this weekend.

All Kurt Warner's targets now belong to LARRY FITZGERALD BWAHAHAHAHA!. *ahem* Sorry. Larry Fitz once again finds himself as the only man standing and one might worry that the Bills could double Fitz up without Boldin. However Steve Breaston (26) will do more than enough to keep that from happening. Fitzgerald will be able to go long and score against even a tough defense. The Bills may make things tough and might hammer Warner a bunch behind the line, but Fitzgerald will still get his and put up good points this weekend.

I think this is our first Steve Smith top 5 ranking on the Blurb. The Chiefs let up a ton of yards even when they win like they did in Denver. They aren't horrible, but they are decidedly average. Smith has the most targets on the team the last two games and is now getting his speed up, so to speak. He will break through for his first big game against a Chiefs defense that is primed for letting it happen.

Others of note - Lance Moore is the number 1 in Nawlins right now and will keep the number 2 job even when Colston comes back. Looking over the last game today i came away impressed and while the Vikings will get after Brees alot, I think Moore will be able to burn them long a few times. Hence his sudden #13 ranking.

I donj't much care what #31 Ocho Cinco wants to kiss - I think it's going to be a long and quiet day for the player formerly known as Chad Johnson and the only thing he will end up kissing will be his top fantasy staus goodbye for the rest of the season.

I would also like to warn you about Greg Jennings - he will still be a main target even for Matt Flynn but Flynn is not ready for prime time and you can drop Jennings at least 5-7 spots on the list from 7.

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