Fantasy Player Projections

 
WIDE RECEIVERS
RankTeamPlayerProjectionOpponent
1Kansas City ChiefsDwayne Bowe
8 rec, 110 yards, 1 TD
Bowe has an opportunity to prove that last season was an aberration by lighting up the Browns.
atCleveland Browns
2New York GiantsSteve Smith
8 rec, 100 yards, 1 TD
Smith caught five passes in the opener, but he was overshadowed by fellow receivers Hakeem Nicks and Mario Manningham. Expect Smith to pick up more than the 43 yards he recorded in Week 1.
atIndianapolis Colts
3Dallas CowboysMiles Austin
5 rec, 110 yards, 1 TD
It's pretty obvious who Tony Romo's favorite receiver is. Austin caught 10 passes for 146 yards and a touchdown in Week 1. He remains a top fantasy option.
vsChicago Bears
4New Orleans SaintsMarques Colston
7 rec, 100 yards, 1 TD
Still the top option in New Orleans, thought he'll struggle to put up huge numbers as long as Brees keeps spreading out his pass distribution.
atSan Francisco 49ers
5Green Bay PackersGreg Jennings
7 rec, 100 yards, 1 TD
Jennings will likely garner a lot of attention from the Bills' secondary, but he showed in Week 1 that he is still the top option in the Packers' passing attack. Start with confidence.
vsBuffalo Bills
6Arizona CardinalsLarry Fitzgerald
6 rec, 100 yards, 1 TD
Most matchups favor Fitzgerald, but this one is even better than most. As long as Derek Anderson puts the ball somewhere nearby, Fitzgerald should put up solid numbers.
atAtlanta Falcons
7Houston TexansAndre Johnson
5 rec, 100 yards, 1 TD
The Redskins do well against the pass, but the Schaub-Johnson connection is too potent to slow down.
atWashington Redskins
8Miami DolphinsBrandon Marshall
7 rec, 80 yards, 1 TD
Marhall caught eight passes in Week 1, but he managed just 53 yards on those receptions. Marshall will see plenty of passes in his direction on a weekly basis. He remains an every-week starter.
atMinnesota Vikings
9Carolina PanthersSteve Smith
5 rec, 90 yards, 1 TD
Smith found the end zone in Week 1, but the Panthers may not look to their passing game much in Week 2 given Matt Moore's health and Jimmy Clausen's inexperience. Smith's stats will suffer as a result.
vsTampa Bay Buccaneers
10Jacksonville JaguarsMike Sims-Walker
5 rec, 85 yards, 1 TD
Sims-Walker was shut out by Denver's Champ Bailey in Week 1, but he'll get involved in Week 2.
atSan Diego Chargers
11Denver BroncosJabar Gaffney
6 rec, 75 yards, 1 TD
Gaffney has deloped a nice rapport with Kyle Orton throughout the preseason, but the fact that he could be the team's No. 1 doesn't speak well of the receiving corps as a whole.
vsSeattle Seahawks
12Tennessee TitansJustin Gage
5 rec, 80 yards, 1 TD
Gage is starting but he looks like the weakest option next to Nate Washington and Kenny Britt in an offense that doesn't generate much in the passing game.
vsPittsburgh Steelers
13Philadelphia EaglesDeSean Jackson
5 rec, 80 yards, 1 TD
The Lions' corners should have a tough time keeping up with Jackson. He should be open downfield, if Vick can find him.
atDetroit Lions
14New Orleans SaintsRobert Meachem
6 rec, 75 yards, 1 TD
When they did hook up, Meachem and Brees were a potent connection last season. There are a lot of wideouts competing for attention, however.
atSan Francisco 49ers
15Indianapolis ColtsReggie Wayne
5 rec, 80 yards, 1 TD
Wayne caught seven passes for 99 yards and a touchdown in Week 1. His seven receptions were the third-highest total on the team, but it's clear he is still capable of producing at a high level.
vsNew York Giants
16Atlanta FalconsRoddy White
6 rec, 75 yards, 1 TD
By far Matt Ryan's favorite wideout. It's not hard for White to put up big numbers when gets so many targets.
vsArizona Cardinals
17Chicago BearsJohnny Knox
6 rec, 70 yards, 1 TD
Knox averaged 17.3 yards per reception in the opener, but he will face a couple tough corners in Week 2. Still, as the top option in the Bears' improved passing game, he warrants a start.
atDallas Cowboys
18Cleveland BrownsMohamed Massaquoi
6 rec, 70 yards, 1 TD
With a strong running game to back him up, and a QB coming off a solid preseason, Massaquoi could put up hearty numbers against the Chiefs.
vsKansas City Chiefs
19New England PatriotsRandy Moss
4 rec, 75 yards, 1 TD
Moss had just 58 total yards in two games against the Jets last season. He is worth a start because of his talent, but temper your expectations.
atNew York Jets
20New England PatriotsWes Welker
6 rec, 65 yards, 1 TD
Welker may not be at 100 percent just yet, but he still finished with eight catches for 64 yards and two touchdowns in Week 1. That performance guarantees he should be in your lineup in Week 2.
atNew York Jets
21Detroit LionsCalvin Johnson
5 rec, 65 yards, 1 TD
Johnson is a physical mismatch for any player league, and will put up his usual big numbers if Hill can get him the ball.
vsPhiladelphia Eagles
22Cincinnati BengalsTerrell Owens
5 rec, 65 yards, 1 TD
A physical Ravens secondary will make sure that Owens spends as much time on the ground as possible, but he'll still get his yards.
vsBaltimore Ravens
23Seattle SeahawksMike Williams
5 rec, 65 yards, 1 TD
Williams finds himself back in an NFL lineup after a two-year hiatus. He looks like the team's best red zone option, but it's tough to imagine he'll set the world on fire against the Broncos.
atDenver Broncos
24Arizona CardinalsSteve Breaston
5 rec, 60 yards, 1 TD
He should be set up nicely as the team's second receiver against a poor secondary. As long as Derek Anderson can consistently get him the ball, Breaston could have nice outing.
atAtlanta Falcons
25Minnesota VikingsPercy Harvin
4 rec, 65 yards, 1 TD
Harvin provided almost no production in the opener, and he will need to find his connection with Brett Favre again before he starts doing so. Don't be surprised to see Harvin get a bit more involved in the running game in Week 2.
vsMiami Dolphins
26Pittsburgh SteelersHines Ward
5 rec, 60 yards, 1 TD
Ward will likely be Dennis Dixon's first option if the Titans bring a lot of pressure on Sunday.
atTennessee Titans
27Cincinnati BengalsChad Ochocinco
6 rec, 80 yards
Ochocinco put up 94 and 66 yards respectively in the Bengals' two games against the Ravens. Terrell Owens also needs to get his targets, but Ochocinco is still the man in Cincinnati.
vsBaltimore Ravens
28Washington RedskinsDevin Thomas
5 rec, 55 yards, 1 TD
After a quiet Week 1, look for Thomas to show some of the promise this team thought he would show.
vsHouston Texans
29Baltimore RavensAnquan Boldin
4 rec, 55 yards, 1 TD
Boldin again faces one of the NFL's stingiest secondaries for the second week in a row. The Bengals did not allow a Ravens receiver over 36 yards in two matchups last season. Boldin is option No. 1, but this still doesn't look like a great matchup.
atCincinnati Bengals
30Tampa Bay BuccaneersMike Williams
6 rec, 75 yards
It did not take Williams long to score his first touchdown -- he reached the end zone in the first half of his first game. Williams caught a team-high five passes in the opener, but he will probably see a lot of Chris Gamble in Week 2. Expect Williams' pro
atCarolina Panthers
31Philadelphia EaglesJeremy Maclin
5 rec, 70 yards
Maclin and DeSean Jackson should be open deep. Maclin is good to start this week.
atDetroit Lions
32Denver BroncosEddie Royal
5 rec, 70 yards
One of the biggest disappointments in fantasy football last season, Royal didn't show much in preseason play. He'll get targets against the Seahawks, but Jabar Gaffney has to be considered the de facto No. 1.
vsSeattle Seahawks
33Dallas CowboysDez Bryant
3 rec, 45 yards, 1 TD
The Cowboys got Bryant involved in the short passing game in Week 1; and though he caught eight passes, he racked up just 56 yards. Don't be surprised to see him get a few more looks down the field in Week 2.
vsChicago Bears
34Indianapolis ColtsAustin Collie
6 rec, 60 yards
Collie exploded in Week 1 for 131 yards and a touchdown on 10 catches. That level of production should not be expected regularly, but Collie is worth a start in most leagues given the attention he receives from Peyton Manning.
vsNew York Giants
35Buffalo BillsLee Evans
3 rec, 45 yards, 1 TD
Evans is the Bills' top receiver; but that does not guarantee that he will see a lot of Charles Woodson, who often lines up in the slot. He could sneak a big play against a vulnerable Green Bay secondary, but don't expect consistent targets in the game.
atGreen Bay Packers
36Washington RedskinsSantana Moss
5 rec, 65 yards
The Texans should be a decent matchup for Moss, and once again no one else in the receiving corps will challenge him for targets.
vsHouston Texans
37Chicago BearsDevin Aromashodu
3 rec, 40 yards, 1 TD
Aromashadu led Bears wide receivers with five catches and 71 yards in Week 1. Jay Cutler likes throwing to him and he should be able to take advantage of the Cowboys' lack of depth at cornerback.
atDallas Cowboys
38Detroit LionsNate Burleson
5 rec, 60 yards
The Lions could be throwing a lot on Sunday, especially if they get down. Burleson should take advantage of the extra attention on Calvin Johnson.
vsPhiladelphia Eagles
39St. Louis RamsMark Clayton
4 rec, 65 yards
Though Clayton was picked up just a few weeks ago, it did not take Sam Bradford to realize who is most-talented receiver is. Clayton caught 10 passes for 119 yards in Week 1 and should be considered the top fantasy option among Rams receivers despite the short tenure.
atOakland Raiders
40San Francisco 49ersMichael Crabtree
5 rec, 60 yards
The Saints will present a tougher matchup than the Seahawks did last week, but Crabtree will get his touches as long as he and Alex Smith are on the same page.
vsNew Orleans Saints
41Green Bay PackersDonald Driver
5 rec, 60 yards
Driver does not receive the attention that some of his Packer teammates do, yet he manages to find a way to be productive most weeks. However, given the Bills' strong secondary, Driver will need to find the end zone to have a big week.
vsBuffalo Bills
42New York JetsBraylon Edwards
2 rec, 45 yards, 1 TD
Edwards had more than 50 yards in four of his 12 games as a Jet last season. Mark Sanchez struggled against the Patriots last season, so Edwards is unlikely to be a big producer in Week 2.
vsNew England Patriots
43San Diego ChargersLegedu Naanee
3 rec, 40 yards, 1 TD
Naanee could benefit from the attention paid to the team's other receivers and is a sneaky Week 2 option against a Jacksonville defense that is vulnerable through the air.
vsJacksonville Jaguars
44Minnesota VikingsBernard Berrian
4 rec, 60 yards
Berrian showed in Week 1 how much the Vikings will miss Sidney Rice. Berrian could step up in Week 2, but that's a risk most fantasy owners probably don't want to take after he caught just one pass against the Saints.
vsMiami Dolphins
45New York GiantsHakeem Nicks
4 rec, 60 yards, 0 TD
It did not take long for Nicks to break out this season -- he caught four passes for 75 yards and three touchdowns in Week 1. Nicks' performance means he will receive plenty of attention going forward, but he is the Giants' best red zone option.
atIndianapolis Colts
46Dallas CowboysRoy Williams
3 rec, 35 yards, 1 TD
Williams caught just three passes in Week 1, compared to Miles Austin's 10 and Dez Bryant's eight. It looks like Williams is already the third receiving option on the Dallas squad.
vsChicago Bears
47Indianapolis ColtsPierre Garcon
3 rec, 60 yards
Garcon's 75 yards in Week 1 were the fourth-highest total on the team, but his 18.8 yard average was tops. Garcon remains a viable fantasy option as a starting receiver in the Colts' efficient passing game.
vsNew York Giants
48New York GiantsMario Manningham
5 rec, 50 yards
Manningham averaged an impressive 21.3 yards per catch on four receptions in Week 1. He may be the third option, but he still sees plenty of work in the Giants' passing game.
atIndianapolis Colts
49Houston TexansKevin Walter
3 rec, 60 yards
Walter is behind Jacoby Jones for now, but both will have to fight for scraps behind Andre Johnson.
atWashington Redskins
50Kansas City ChiefsChris Chambers
4 rec, 50 yards
Chambers thrived when Dwayne Bowe was out of the lineup last season. It remains to be seen whether there are enough passes to go around when both are on the field.
atCleveland Browns
51San Diego ChargersMalcom Floyd
4 rec, 50 yards
Floyd's size gives him an advantage over most cornerbacks, and he should see a few downfield targets. Floyd has some value against a weak Jaguars pass defense.
vsJacksonville Jaguars
52Pittsburgh SteelersMike Wallace
4 rec, 50 yards
If the Titans dare Dennis Dixon to throw deep, Wallace will likely be on the other end of the pass. The speedster has a knack for getting behind secondaries, though he can only hope his QB can get the ball there.
atTennessee Titans
53Miami DolphinsDavone Bess
4 rec, 40 yards
Though Bess opened the season as the Dolphins' third receiver, he caught six passes to Brian Hartline's zero in Week 1. Consider Bess the second-best fantasy option among Dolphins receivers.
atMinnesota Vikings
54New Orleans SaintsDevery Henderson
3 rec, 40 yards
The Saints have too many other weapons to predict Henderson's weekly output with any consistency. He has a lot talent as a deep threat, but doesn't see very many targets.
atSan Francisco 49ers
55Chicago BearsDevin Hester
3 rec, 40 yards
Though he is listed as a starter, Hester is still more of a big-play threat than a consistent fantasy option. He is a risky play.
atDallas Cowboys
56Carolina PanthersDwayne Jarrett
2 rec, 45 yards
Jarrett caught just two passes in the opener for 40 yards. Expect similar production in Week 2.
vsTampa Bay Buccaneers
57Baltimore RavensDerrick Mason
3 rec, 40 yards
Mason will always get a ton of targets, but he was held to just three receptions for 31 yards in his only appearance against the Bengals as the Ravens top option last season.
atCincinnati Bengals
58Jacksonville JaguarsMike Thomas
3 rec, 40 yards
Thomas had a big Week 1 performance with six catches for 89 yards, but he is still not as strong a fantasy option as teammate Mike Sims-Walker.
atSan Diego Chargers
59New York JetsJerricho Cotchery
3 rec, 35 yards
Cotchery has averaged almost 60 yards per game in 11 career matchups with the Patriots, but he will have to find the end zone to do anything significant.
vsNew England Patriots
60Miami DolphinsBrian Hartline
3 rec, 35 yards
Hartline was shutout in the scorebook in the Dolphins' season opener. Though he is in the starting lineup, he is still not proven enough to be an option in most leagues.
atMinnesota Vikings
61Tampa Bay BuccaneersArrelious Benn
3 rec, 30 yards
Benn did not catch a pass in his first career game. He is not worthy of a start just yet.
atCarolina Panthers
62Seattle SeahawksDeion Branch
3 rec, 30 yards
With Houshmandzadeh gone, Branch becomes the Seahawks' top option, and should get the first read on third downs.
atDenver Broncos
63San Diego ChargersPatrick Crayton
2 rec, 35 yards
Crayton will be the Chargers' third receiver in Week 2, so he should see some action out of the slot. Wait to see how he fits into the San Diego offense before rolling with him.
vsJacksonville Jaguars
64Arizona CardinalsEarly Doucet
3 rec, 30 yards
Doucet's frame somewhat mirrors that of former Cardinal Anquan Boldin, as does his ability to make plays in traffic. He could overtake Steve Breaston as the team's second receiver at some point, though for now he looks like the team's No. 3.
atAtlanta Falcons
65Atlanta FalconsHarry Douglas
3 rec, 30 yards
Douglas' fantasy prospects improve if Michael Jenkins is out. Even as the team's No. 2 he is still a reach in most fantasy lineups.
vsArizona Cardinals
66Oakland RaidersDarrius Heyward-Bey
2 rec, 35 yards
Heyward-Bey had just one catch in the opener and will need to start producing on a more-consistent basis before being considered a useful fantasy option.
vsSt. Louis Rams
67Baltimore RavensT.J. Houshmandzadeh
3 rec, 30 yards
As the team's third receiver against a very good secondary, Houshmandzadeh isn't a good start this week.
atCincinnati Bengals
68Houston TexansJacoby Jones
2 rec, 35 yards
Jones seems to have beaten out Kevin Walter for the No. 2 spot on the depth chart. With Owen Daniels still iffy, Jones should see more red zone looks.
atWashington Redskins
69San Francisco 49ersJosh Morgan
3 rec, 30 yards
Morgan is a nice possession option, but there are more dynamic targets in the 49ers offense.
vsNew Orleans Saints
70Tennessee TitansNate Washington
3 rec, 30 yards
It's tough to tell where Washington stands on the depth chart among Justin Gage and Kenny Britt. Without a defined role against the Steelers, Washington isn't the best fantasy play.
vsPittsburgh Steelers
71Green Bay PackersJames Jones
2 rec, 30 yards
Don't expect more than a few catches from Jones against the Bills. Better options are available for Week 2.
vsBuffalo Bills
72Kansas City ChiefsDexter McCluster
2 rec, 30 yards
It's hard to tell exactly how involved McCluster will be in the offense but the rookie can play tailback as well and seems to have solidified a starting role in the slot.
atCleveland Browns
73Oakland RaidersLouis Murphy
2 rec, 30 yards
Murphy caught just four passes in Week 1, but he is the top option among Raider receivers at this point due to his big-play ability.
vsSt. Louis Rams
74Denver BroncosDemaryius Thomas
3 rec, 25 yards
Foot issues have slowed down his progress, but coaches love Thomas' potential once he's healthy and playing at full speed.
vsSeattle Seahawks
75Cleveland BrownsJoshua Cribbs
2 rec, 25 yards
The matchup against the Chiefs is good, but the fact that Cribbs has yet to prove anything as a receiver is not.
vsKansas City Chiefs
76New England PatriotsJulian Edelman
2 rec, 25 yards
Edelman did not play in Week 1, but his chances of returning in Week 2 appear favorable. If healthy, he could see plenty of targets with Darrelle Revis shadowing Randy Moss all day.
atNew York Jets
77Atlanta FalconsMichael Jenkins
2 rec, 25 yards
If he's playing, Jenkins is an intriguing fantasy option. He won't be targeted nearly as much as Roddy White or Tony Gonzalez, but he could put up big numbers as the team's deep threat.
vsArizona Cardinals
78St. Louis RamsDanny Amendola
2 rec, 20 yards
Amendola had the best game of his career in Week 1, but he has to show some consistency before being a weekly fantasy option.
atOakland Raiders
79Seattle SeahawksDeon Butler
2 rec, 20 yards
Butler will start in the slot, keeping the spot warm until Golden Tate is ready to see the field. He isn't a great fantasy option, however, especially going up against a solid secodary like the Broncos.
atDenver Broncos
80Buffalo BillsSteve Johnson
2 rec, 20 yards
Johnson led the Bills in receiving in the opener, but he is still the second option at best. Expect a few yards and no scores.
atGreen Bay Packers
81St. Louis RamsLaurent Robinson
2 rec, 20 yards
Robinson caught a touchdown pass in Week 1, but he recorded just 18 yards on three catches in the game. His value is limited this week against a good Raiders pass defense.
atOakland Raiders
82Detroit LionsBryant Johnson
2 rec, 15 yards
Johnson performed well in camp, but Calvin Johnson and Nate Burleson will get much more attention within the offense.
vsPhiladelphia Eagles
83San Francisco 49ersTed Ginn Jr.
1 rec, 15 yards
Per usual, if Ginn catches a bomb, great. If not, he probably won't have much of an impact behind Michael Crabtree and Josh Morgan.
vsNew Orleans Saints
84Buffalo BillsRoscoe Parrish
1 rec, 15 yards
Parrish found the end zone in Week 1, but the third receiver on a team that struggles to pass the ball is far from an enticing option this early in the season.
atGreen Bay Packers
 
 
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