Week Six Wide Receiver Rankings
1. Randy Moss at Dallas – Moss owned Texas Stadium after two performances with the Vikings in ’98 and ’00. He matches up favourably against the Dallas secondary.
2. Chad Johnson at Kansas City – – Johnson was banged up going into the bye, but should be closer to 100 per cent and ready to make a big contribution against the Chiefs.
3. Plaxico Burress at Atlanta – Despite Eli Manning’s lackluster passing numbers last week, Burress still scratched out a 53-yard touchdown catch. He is well on his way to a career season.
4. T.J. Houshmanzadeh at Kansas City – Inside the redzone, Housh is Carson Palmer’s go-to guy. The Chiefs’ secondary cannot hang with him.
5. Larry Fitzgerald vs. Carolina – – As long as Anquan Boldin continues to sit out with a hip injury, Fitzgerald will prosper.
6. Terrell Owens vs. New England – This is the first real defense the Cowboys have played all season. Look for New England to make throwing the ball to Owens extremely difficult.
7. Braylon Edwards vs. Miami – On a weekly basis, Edwards is showing that he is nearly a top-tier receiver. This week, he faces an interesting challenge with Miami’s third-ranked passing defense.
8. Donald Driver vs. Washington – The Packers need to bounce back after a sub par performance against the Bears. Washington’s defense needs to put pressure on Brett Favre without using an assortment of blitzes. Otherwise, Driver may have a field day.
9. Joey Galloway vs. Tennessee – If Jeff Garcia finds a way to get pass protection, Galloway should make plays downfield.
10. Steve Smith at Arizona – Smith’s quarterback options are either a banged up David Carr or Mr. AARP, Vinny Testaverde. Good luck, Steve.
11. Torry Holt at Baltimore – Gus Frerotte against Baltimore’s D? Ouch. However, the Ravens have been vulnerable to top-notch receivers this season.
12. Greg Jennings vs. Washington – Jennings suffered an injury during the Bears’ game but he should be okay. Jennings has played well when healthy in 2007.
13. Dwayne Bowe vs. Cincinnati – Bowe may have a field day against one of the worst defensive units in the league.
14. Jerricho Cotchery vs. Philadelphia – I will continue to rip Chad Pennington’s arm strength until it is addressed by the Jets.
15. Chris Chambers at Cleveland – Believe it or not, Chambers is compiling a decent season. Now, he has Cleo Lemon as his quarterback. Oops.
16. Patrick Crayton vs. New England – Crayton could get the most touches against the Patriots in the passing game. New England will likely lock in on T.O. which may open it up for Crayton.
17. Laveranues Coles vs. Philadelphia – Coles should be good for a touchdown against the Eagles.
18. Anquan Boldin vs. Carolina – Come back, ‘Quan!
19. Donte Stallworth at Dallas – I think New England will spread out Dallas and attack its suspect secondary. Stallworth’s speed will likely be a problem for the ‘Boys.
20. Marques Colston at Seattle – Remember when New Orleans was good? Bring out the paper backs again!
The best of the rest…
21. Antwaan Randle El at Green Bay
22. Ronald Curry at San Diego
23. Wes Welker at Dallas
24. Roddy White vs. NY Giants
25. Vincent Jackson vs. Oakland
26. Kevin Curtis at NY Jets
27. Derrick Mason vs. St. Louis
28. Reggie Brown vs. NY Jets
29. Bernard Berrian vs. Minnesota
30. Bobby Engram vs. New Orleans
31. Jerry Porter at San Diego
32. James Jones vs. Washington
33. Brandon Jones at Tampa Bay
34. Andre Davis at Jacksonville
35. Muhsin Muhammad vs. Minnesota
36. Dennis Northcutt vs. Houston
37. Bryant Johnson vs. Carolina
38. Mark Clayton vs. St. Louis
39. Drew Bennett at Baltimore
40. Ike Hilliard vs. Tennessee
41. Isaac Bruce at Baltimore
42. Joe Jurevicius vs. Miami
43. Ernest Wilford vs. Houston
44. Sidney Rice at Chicago
45. Nate Burleson vs. New Orleans