Fantasy Player Projections

 
WIDE RECEIVERS
RankTeamPlayerProjectionOpponent
1Dallas CowboysMiles Austin
10 rec, 100 yards, 1 TD
Austin blew up during the second half of last season, and has kept pace so far in 2010's early-goings. He warrants a start every week.
atHouston Texans
2New England PatriotsRandy Moss
5 rec, 90 yards, 2 TD
Moss had a quiet game against the Jets, outside of a beautiful one-handed touchdown. Moss will get much better numbers against the woeful Bills.
vsBuffalo Bills
3Houston TexansAndre Johnson
6 rec, 110 yards, 1 TD
Same as always, Johnson is a must-start every week as arguably the best wide receiver in the league.
vsDallas Cowboys
4New Orleans SaintsMarques Colston
7 rec, 100 yards, 1 TD
Colston remains the most-consistent Saints receiver and is averaging 77 yards per game against the Falcons in his career. Expect his yardage to be in that range again this week.
vsAtlanta Falcons
5New York GiantsSteve Smith
6 rec, 100 yards, 1 TD
Nicks may be to go-to receiver in the end zone, but Smith will always produce as Eli Manning's top possession option. He may not light up the scoreboard, but he'll never have a dud outing either.
vsTennessee Titans
6Atlanta FalconsRoddy White
7 rec, 85 yards, 1 TD
White reached double-digit fantasy points in each of the first two weeks and is a good bet to reach double figures again in Week 3.
atNew Orleans Saints
7Minnesota VikingsBernard Berrian
8 rec, 75 yards, 1 TD
Berrian has struggled early this season, but he is a sleeper option this week against a Detroit defense that has allowed more than 300 passing yards per game through two weeks.
vsDetroit Lions
8Green Bay PackersGreg Jennings
6 rec, 85 yards, 1 TD
Jennings has scored four touchdowns in seven games against the Bears in his career, including the game-winning touchdown in Week 1 a year ago. Start him with confidence this week.
atChicago Bears
9Miami DolphinsBrandon Marshall
7 rec, 80 yards, 1 TD
Marshall sees plenty of targets on a weekly basis, and he will not have to deal with Darrelle Revis this week. Make sure he is in your lineup.
vsNew York Jets
10Washington RedskinsSantana Moss
5 rec, 90 yards, 1 TD
Moss has already caught 16 passes from Donovan McNabb. Expect McNabb to continue looking Moss' direction in Week 3.
atSt. Louis Rams
11Tampa Bay BuccaneersMike Williams
6 rec, 75 yards, 1 TD
It has not taken Williams long to establish himself as the Buccaneers' top receiving option. He scored a touchdown in each of the first two weeks, making him a viable third receiver option in most formats.
vsPittsburgh Steelers
12St. Louis RamsMark Clayton
6 rec, 70 yards, 1 TD
Clayton did not pick up much yardage in Week 2, but he still rewarded fantasy owners with two touchdowns. Expect Clayton to continue being a focal point in the passing game.
vsWashington Redskins
13San Francisco 49ersMichael Crabtree
5 rec, 75 yards, 1 TD
The Chiefs' secondary is ailing so the matchup is a good one for Crabtree. He's off to a slow start, however, with just three receptions this season.
atKansas City Chiefs
14San Diego ChargersMalcom Floyd
5 rec, 75 yards, 1 TD
Floyd showed what he is capable with a strong showing in Week 2, but he will find the going a bit tougher this week against Seattle corner Marcus Trufant. Still, Floyd should be started in most formats.
atSeattle Seahawks
15Arizona CardinalsLarry Fitzgerald
5 rec, 70 yards, 1 TD
Though Kurt Warner is no longer around, Fitzgerald has had two decent weeks thus far. The Raiders are fifth in the league in pass defense, so expect the same in Week 3.
vsOakland Raiders
16Cincinnati BengalsChad Ochocinco
7 rec, 85 yards
He has benefited greatly so far with Terrell Owens around to take away some attention. The Panthers' secondary should be a tough test, but Ochocinco will still get his targets.
atCarolina Panthers
17Chicago BearsJohnny Knox
5 rec, 60 yards, 1 TD
Knox averaged over 80 yards per game against the Packers a year ago, so he's worth a start this week.
vsGreen Bay Packers
18New England PatriotsWes Welker
7 rec, 80 yards
He is still technically recovering from an ACL injury, though his production hasn't slowed much. Welker has three touchdowns through two games, after catching four all of last year.
vsBuffalo Bills
19Baltimore RavensAnquan Boldin
4 rec, 60 yards, 1 TD
Boldin is quickly emerging as Joe Flacco's favorite target. Flacco carved the Browns for 342 yards in their first meeting last season. A similar performance would mean big dividends for Boldin.
vsCleveland Browns
20Dallas CowboysDez Bryant
4 rec, 60 yards, 1 TD
Bryant is pushing Roy Williams as the No. 2 receiver, though as long as the Cowboys stay pass-happy, both receivers can produce.
atHouston Texans
21Philadelphia EaglesDeSean Jackson
5 rec, 85 yards
The Jaguars have allowed 600 passing yards in two games, so look for a big week from Jackson.
atJacksonville Jaguars
22New York GiantsHakeem Nicks
4 rec, 60 yards, 1 TD
Hopefully his ankle injury isn't too problematic, because his three-touchdown performance in Week 1 had fantasy owners drooling about his potential.
vsTennessee Titans
23Washington RedskinsDevin Thomas
4 rec, 60 yards, 1 TD
Thomas has struggled to emerge this season, but the Rams rebuilding defense poses a nice chance to get in rhythm.
atSt. Louis Rams
24Indianapolis ColtsReggie Wayne
5 rec, 55 yards, 1 TD
The Broncos have shut down receivers in the early going, but Manning-to-Wayne is a much better combination than anything Jacksonville or Seattle can offer.
atDenver Broncos
25Green Bay PackersDonald Driver
5 rec, 80 yards
Driver has found the end zone in each of the first two weeks, but he has scored just twice in 18 career games against the Bears. Still, he remains a viable option given the Packers' ability to move the ball through the air.
atChicago Bears
26Cincinnati BengalsTerrell Owens
5 rec, 50 yards, 1 TD
If the Bengals can get near the goal line then Owens will have plenty opportunity to score. The Bengals still turn to Chad Ochocinco downfield first.
atCarolina Panthers
27Buffalo BillsLee Evans
4 rec, 50 yards, 1 TD
Evans is nominally the top option in the Bills' offense, but that doesn't mean much when your passing game is as limp as it looked with Trent Edwards at quarterback. Ryan Fitzpatrick at the reins should at least mean more downfield targets for Evans.
atNew England Patriots
28Detroit LionsCalvin Johnson
6 rec, 70 yards
Calvin Johnson is the only Detroit wide receiver worth owning at this point given the team's early reliance on their backs and tight ends in the passing game.
atMinnesota Vikings
29Denver BroncosDemaryius Thomas
4 rec, 50 yards, 1 TD
Thomas was the team's most targeted wideout last week, catching 8-of-9 passes thrown his way and a touchdown. He could be ready to take on a major role in the Broncos offense.
vsIndianapolis Colts
30Philadelphia EaglesJeremy Maclin
4 rec, 45 yards, 1 TD
Maclin has found the end zone twice this season and has a nice matchup against a weak Jacksonville secondary. He is worth a start in most formats.
atJacksonville Jaguars
31Jacksonville JaguarsMike Sims-Walker
5 rec, 70 yards
The Eagles have two good corners, so Sims-Walker should not be expected to repeat his 100-yard performance from a week ago.
vsPhiladelphia Eagles
32Green Bay PackersJames Jones
3 rec, 45 yards, 1 TD
Jones was targeted seven times in Week 2 and found the end zone, which makes him a sneaky third receiver option this week against the Bears.
atChicago Bears
33Denver BroncosEddie Royal
5 rec, 60 yards
Royal caught all five of his targets and a touchdown last week. So far his season much more closely resembles his solid rookie campaign than his lackluster second-year effort.
vsIndianapolis Colts
34Carolina PanthersSteve Smith
5 rec, 60 yards
Relative to last season, Smith looks like a new man. He is still the only consistent producer in the Panthers' passing game. If the offense can gain any consistency behind whoever's quarterbacking, Smith could regain his elite fantasy status.
vsCincinnati Bengals
35Seattle SeahawksMike Williams
3 rec, 40 yards, 1 TD
Williams continues to rehab his image while making Lions fans grind their teeth with every catch he makes.
vsSan Diego Chargers
36Jacksonville JaguarsMike Thomas
4 rec, 60 yards
Thomas will catch a few passes against the Eagles, but he is nothing more than a third receiver this week.
vsPhiladelphia Eagles
37Pittsburgh SteelersHines Ward
4 rec, 60 yards
Ward remains a valuable underneath receiver, but he will probably be counted on to put his superior blocking skills to work quite a bit in Week 3.
atTampa Bay Buccaneers
38Kansas City ChiefsDwayne Bowe
4 rec, 55 yards
Bowe can only go where his quarterback takes him, which isn't far as long as Matt Cassel keeps performing like he did last week.
vsSan Francisco 49ers
39Arizona CardinalsSteve Breaston
4 rec, 55 yards
Breaston had a quiet Week 2 performance, and given the state of the Cardinals' passing game, he remains a fringe third receiver in most leagues.
vsOakland Raiders
40New Orleans SaintsRobert Meachem
4 rec, 55 yards
Meachem has only caught three passes this season, but it usually only takes him one reception or two to put up healthy fantasy numbers.
vsAtlanta Falcons
41Minnesota VikingsPercy Harvin
5 rec, 45 yards
Harvin's status for Week 2 is questionable given his hip injury. Harvin has not done much through two weeks, so it is probably best to use a different option in Week 3.
vsDetroit Lions
42Chicago BearsDevin Hester
4 rec, 50 yards
Hester has only caught seven total passes in seven games against the Packers in his career, so it's best to look elsewhere despite his strong Week 2 effort.
vsGreen Bay Packers
43Cleveland BrownsMohamed Massaquoi
4 rec, 50 yards
Massaquoi has a ton of upside when Jake Delhomme or Seneca Wallace can get him the ball consistently. Otherwise, his big fantasy potential goes mostly unrealized in a bad offense.
atBaltimore Ravens
44Houston TexansKevin Walter
4 rec, 50 yards
Walter had a huge game last week, taking advantage of Andre Johnson's brief absence with an ankle injury. Matt Schaub threw 52 passes against the Redskins, so there are plenty of targets to go around.
vsDallas Cowboys
45Chicago BearsDevin Aromashodu
4 rec, 45 yards
Aromashodu was held without a catch in Week 2 after a big Week 1 performance. Still, he could be a useful option this week because the Packers' reserve corners are inexperienced.
vsGreen Bay Packers
46Kansas City ChiefsChris Chambers
4 rec, 45 yards
The passing game is pretty anemic right now, and Chambers' production is baring the brunt as the team's second receiver.
vsSan Francisco 49ers
47Atlanta FalconsMichael Jenkins
3 rec, 50 yards
Jenkins has not played in either of the Falcons' first two games, so don't expect much from him even if he does suit up in Week 3.
atNew Orleans Saints
48Pittsburgh SteelersMike Wallace
3 rec, 50 yards
The Bucs' corners like to go for interceptions, so Wallace will have a chance to burn them for a big play deep. If he is unable to do so, don't expect more than average production since the Steelers will likely run early and often.
atTampa Bay Buccaneers
49Minnesota VikingsGreg Camarillo
4 rec, 40 yards
Camarillo has yet to get in a groove with Brett Favre, but he could wind up starting in Week 3 if Percy Harvin is held out.
vsDetroit Lions
50New Orleans SaintsDevery Henderson
2 rec, 50 yards
Henderson has not gotten off to a fast start this season, but he remains a viable option as a starting receiver in the Saints' high-powered attack.
vsAtlanta Falcons
51New York GiantsMario Manningham
3 rec, 45 yards
Manningham has big-play potential every time he touches the ball, but doesn't see passes his way with much consistency. He did finish with more targets than Hakeem Nicks last week, so keep an eye on his performance.
vsTennessee Titans
52Baltimore RavensDerrick Mason
3 rec, 45 yards
Mason will continue to see No. 2 targets, and his status as an underneath receiver doesn't provide a lot of fantasy upside.
vsCleveland Browns
53San Diego ChargersLegedu Naanee
4 rec, 40 yards
Naanee caught just one pass last week after a big Week 1 performance, but he remains a nice sleeper option given the Chargers' ability to move the ball through the air.
atSeattle Seahawks
54Tennessee TitansKenny Britt
3 rec, 40 yards
Britt's potential continues to exceed his production, though his five receptions last Sunday was a step in the right direction. Still, it's tough to trust any receiver in an offense that would rather ride Chris Johnson.
atNew York Giants
55Cleveland BrownsJoshua Cribbs
3 rec, 40 yards
Cribbs gets a value boost in leagues that offer a slot for kick returners, and his 74-yard output last week was encouraging. He's the definition of boom-or-bust.
atBaltimore Ravens
56New England PatriotsJulian Edelman
3 rec, 40 yards
Randy Moss and Wes Welker hog too many targets to let Edelman produce with any kind of consistency.
vsBuffalo Bills
57Indianapolis ColtsPierre Garcon
3 rec, 40 yards
Those drops in Week 1 may have put him behind Austin Collie on the depth chart. Still, it's hard to imagine that the Colts are going to completely ignore him downfield once the passing game heats up.
atDenver Broncos
58Houston TexansJacoby Jones
3 rec, 40 yards
Jones and Kevin Walter continue to jockey for receptions behind Andre Johnson. Last week it was Walter with the big day, but both targets can produce on a weekly basis.
vsDallas Cowboys
59Tampa Bay BuccaneersArrelious Benn
3 rec, 35 yards
Benn has not caught a pass through two games. He will have to prove he can produce before being a viable option.
vsPittsburgh Steelers
60Seattle SeahawksDeion Branch
3 rec, 35 yards
Branch offers little but a saftey valve for Haselbeck and even less for fantasy owners.
vsSan Diego Chargers
61New York JetsJerricho Cotchery
2 rec, 40 yards
Cotchery has not put much in terms of receptions or yardage this season and should be considered a fringe third receiver this week.
atMiami Dolphins
62New York JetsBraylon Edwards
2 rec, 40 yards
Edwards found the end zone in each game against Miami last season, so he should be worth a start this week. In light of his latest legal issues, the the Jets have said he will not start but will be in uniform. Given the stakes, we'll bet Rex Ryan doesn't leave him on the bench for too long.
atMiami Dolphins
63Oakland RaidersDarrius Heyward-Bey
3 rec, 35 yards
Heyward-Bey had the best game of his career in Week 2, but he needs to produce on a consistent basis before being an option in most leagues.
atArizona Cardinals
64Baltimore RavensT.J. Houshmandzadeh
3 rec, 35 yards
Housh should match up well against the Browns, but he's still the Ravens third option in the passing game.
vsCleveland Browns
65Dallas CowboysRoy Williams
3 rec, 35 yards
He is listed as second on the depth chart, though so far it seems as if Dez Bryant is at least on par. Williams is one of the first options in the red zone but won't see enough targets to be a reliable starter.
atHouston Texans
66Detroit LionsNate Burleson
3 rec, 30 yards
Burleson has just two catches in two weeks, so don't expect much from him.
atMinnesota Vikings
67Indianapolis ColtsAustin Collie
3 rec, 30 yards
He has outpaced Pierre Garcon in receptions so far.
atDenver Broncos
68San Francisco 49ersJosh Morgan
3 rec, 30 yards
Morgan proved last week that he could be an effective possession option if given the chance. There isn't much to get really excited about, however.
atKansas City Chiefs
69Oakland RaidersLouis Murphy
3 rec, 30 yards
Murphy is the only Raider receiver to catch a touchdown pass this season and currently leads the team in receiving. Murphy really took off when Bruce Gradkowski entered the game in Week 2, so pay attention to who starts at QB for Oakland this week.
atArizona Cardinals
70St. Louis RamsLaurent Robinson
3 rec, 30 yards
Robinson has not done much up to this point, so hold off starting him until he develops a more consistent connection with Sam Bradford.
vsWashington Redskins
71Miami DolphinsDavone Bess
3 rec, 25 yards
Bess is too inconsistent to start against a defense the caliber of the Jets.
vsNew York Jets
72Carolina PanthersDwayne Jarrett
2 rec, 30 yards
It's bad enough that he's the fourth or fifth option on a run-first team, but Jarrett will have a tough time getting separation against Cincinnati.
vsCincinnati Bengals
73Tennessee TitansNate Washington
2 rec, 30 yards
His explosiveness is top notch, but Washington will be boom-or-bust on a weekly basis within a run-heavy offense.
atNew York Giants
74Miami DolphinsBrian Hartline
2 rec, 25 yards
Hartline made an impact in Week 2, but he still does not produce enough to warrant a start this week.
vsNew York Jets
75St. Louis RamsDanny Amendola
2 rec, 20 yards
Amendola has hauled in 10 passes for 106 yards this season. Don't expect more than average production this week either.
vsWashington Redskins
76Philadelphia EaglesJason Avant
2 rec, 20 yards
Avant is not very high up on the pecking order in the Eagles' offense.
atJacksonville Jaguars
77San Diego ChargersPatrick Crayton
2 rec, 20 yards
Crayton has yet to make much of an impact with the Chargers, so use other options this week.
atSeattle Seahawks
78Buffalo BillsRoscoe Parrish
2 rec, 20 yards
Parrish caught the team's only touchdown on Sunday, though try not to read too much into it. He had just two catches on the day, and can't be relied on in any fantasy format until the Bills find a quarterback.
atNew England Patriots
79Oakland RaidersJohnnie Lee Higgins
1 rec, 15 yards
Higgins has one catch through two games this season. Look elsewhere.
atArizona Cardinals
 
 
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