Week 10 Rankings: Top 40 WR

For one week we don’t get Reggie Wayne, Larry Fitzgerald or Randy Moss as the Number One receiver.  Who got the nod?  Let’s take a look:

  1. Marques Colston – New Orleans Saints – at St. Louis
  2. Reggie Wayne – Indianapolis Colts – vs. New England
  3. Larry Fitzgerald – Arizona Cardinals – vs. Seattle
  4. Randy Moss – New England Patriots – at Indianapolis
  5. Calvin Johnson – Detroit Lions – at Minnesota
  6. Miles Austin – Dallas Cowboys – at Green Bay
  7. Wes Welker – New England Patriots – at Indianapolis
  8. Vincent Jackson – San Diego Chargers – vs. Philadelphia
  9. Sidney Rice – Minnesota Vikings – vs. Detroit
  10. Steve Smith – Carolina Panthers – vs. Atlanta
  11. DeSean Jackson – Philadelphia Eagles – at San Diego
  12. Donald Driver – Green Bay Packers – vs. Dallas
  13. Hines Ward – Pittsburgh Steelers – vs. Cincinnati
  14. Chad Ochocinco – Cincinnati Bengals – at Pittsburgh
  15. Mike Sims-Walker – Jacksonville Jaguars – at New York Jets
  16. T.J. Houshmandzadeh – Seattle Seahawks – at Arizona
  17. Greg Jennings – Green Bay Packers – vs. Dallas
  18. Austin Collie – Indianapolis Colts – vs. New England
  19. Percy Harvin – Minnesota Vikings – vs. Detroit
  20. Roddy White – Atlanta Falcons – at Carolina
  21. Derrick Mason – Baltimore Ravens – at Cleveland
  22. Lee Evans – Buffalo Bills – at Tennessee
  23. Dwayne Bowe – Kansas City Chiefs – at Oakland
  24. Anquan Boldin – Arizona Cardinals – vs. Seattle
  25. Devin Hester – Chicago Bears – at San Francisco
  26. Michael Crabtree – San Francisco 49ers – vs. Chicago
  27. Santonio Holmes – Pittsburgh Steelers – vs. Cincinnati
  28. Jerricho Cotchery – New York Jets – vs. Jacksonville
  29. Brandon Marshall – Denver Broncos – at Washington
  30. Jeremy Maclin – Philadelphia Eagles – at San Diego
  31. Santana Moss – Washington Redskins – vs. Denver
  32. Braylon Edwards – New York Jets – vs. Jacksonville
  33. Nate Burleson – Seattle Seahawks – at Arizona
  34. Steve Breaston – Arizona Cardinals – vs. Seattle
  35. Bernard Berrian – Minnesota Vikings – vs. Detroit
  36. Terrell Owens – Buffalo Bills – at Tennessee
  37. Antonio Bryant – Tampa Bay Buccaneers – at Miami
  38. Nate Washington – Tennessee Titans – vs. Buffalo
  39. Malcolm Floyd – San Diego Chargers – vs. Philadelphia
  40. Johnny Knox – Chicago Bears – at San Francisco

Thoughts:

  • Colston gets the top spot this week thanks to his incredibly favorable match-up.  The Rams are among the worst defensive units against the pass, so it shouldn’t be a surprise to see them get torched early and often.
  • A healthy Calvin Johnson is one of the best receivers in the league, no matter who the opponent.  The fact that he’ll likely be in a shootout against a weaker passing defense in the Vikings is just an added bonus.  Of course, Matthew Stafford bouncing back from a five-interception day will be vital to his success.
  • The Lions have been torched through the air over and over again, giving up an excessive amount of TDs.  It shouldn’t be a surprise to see Brett Favre and his new favorite target torch them all day long.  The same thing could be said for Percy Harvin & Bernard Berrian, though probably not to the same extent.  They can’t go too pass happy, as you have to keep Adrian Peterson involved as well.
  • T.J. Houshmandzadeh certainly has not lived up to the expectations his free agent contract brought, but the Cardinals defense could be a good solution to that.
  • We all know that Roddy White is among the best receivers in the game, but his match-up makes it tough to count on him.  For this week he’s more of a WR2, but that’s not going to be the case most of the time.
  • It hasn’t taken Michael Crabtree very long to prove the type of talent he possesses, did it?  It’s a shame he missed the first few weeks of the season, but by the time the season has come to a close he’s going to have made everyone forget about that.
  • Lee Evans and Terrell Owens have been disappointing, partly because they just don’t have a strong option throwing the ball to them.  Of course, facing the Titans defense, this could be the week they finally shine.  All of that will depend on Trent Edwards, unfortunately, but it’s a gamble worth taking.
  • Will Anquan Boldin be back in the line-up for Week 10?  Considering how upset he was, according to reports, I’d be shocked to see him on the sidelines once again.

What are your thoughts?  Who was left off the list?  Who should be higher?  Who should be lower?

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