Fantasy football owners have some heavy decisions to make in the first round of their fantasy football drafts. Could a wide receiver possibly be worth a top ten pick in the first round? The answer is yes and the long answer is Andre Johnson of the Houston Texans. Johnson could be the 6th or 7th fantasy football pick overall. The following are the top 25 fantasy football draft picks.
Andre Johnson Houston Texans
Johnson is a no brainer for the top wide receiver in every fantasy football draft. Johnson is a man among men in this category and he could win a smart fantasy football owner the championship if played right. Houston Texans quarterback, Matt Schaub and Johnson will continue to thrive in Houston this season.
Randy Moss New England Patriots
Tom Brady is back and healthy and ready to prove the naysayers wrong. Randy Moss is an important piece of the puzzle. Moss is in his contract year and if he wants to continue in the NFL as an elite wide receiver this is chance. Look for big fantasy football numbers out of Moss.
Larry Fitzgerald Arizona Cardinals
Many fantasy football owners are downgrading Fitzgerald because of the departure of Kurt Warner. Don’t worry, even if Matt Leinert does not play well, Fitzgerald will thrive for the Arizona Cardinals. He is still the best player on the team.
Reggie Wayne Indianapolis Colts
Will Reggie Wayne slow down as many say? Will Peyton Manning throw some of the balls meant for Wayne to Anthony Gonzalez? Put those worries out of mind. Wayne is still the number one receiver of the Indianapolis Colts.
Calvin Johnson Detroit Lions
Matt Stafford the quarterback of the Detroit Lions is about to step up and Calvin Johnson is going to be the receiver to watch. Johnson will be a top five wide receiver for years to come and if Stafford develops into a top fie QB, Johnson could replace the other Johnson at the top of the fantasy football wide receiver heap.
Steve Smith Carolina Panthers
Steve Smith may be setting off metal detectors this season with all the hardware in his arm. Smith broke his arm in the off season and he has pins and plates in it to start the NFL season. He will still post solid fantasy football numbers this season.
Greg Jennings Green Bay Packers
Green Bay Packers QB, Aaron Rodgers is going to be piling up yardage this year at a break neck rate. Fantasy football owners fortunate enough to draft Jennings, will be the beneficiary of some large numbers at wide receiver.
Miles Austin Dallas Cowboys
Let another fantasy football owner take Austin. He will be just another receiver again this season. He is still a top ten wide receiver but take him 10th or 11th if he is there. A Dallas Cowboys fan will take him earlier than they should.
Brandon Marshall Miami Dolphins
The Denver Broncos dumped Brandon Marshall and the Broncos trash is now the Miami Dolphins gold. Fantasy football owners should proceed with caution as to when they pick Marshall. He a great pick 9th-12 in a fantasy football draft.
DeSean Jackson Philadelphia Eagles
In fantasy football leagues that count special teams touchdown DeSean Jackson is a steal outside the top 10. It may be a good idea to move him up in leagues that emphasize special teams.
Anquan Boldin Baltimore Ravens
The Baltimore Ravens are ready to have an offense, just as their defense is wilting. Boldin is great new target for Joe Flacco and will help open up the offense.
Roddy White Atlanta Falcons
Matt Ryan likes to move the ball around but Roddy White will get more receptions now that Michael Jenkins is hurt. Fantasy football owners won’t be disappointed with White.
Marques Colston New Orleans Saints
Drew Brees and Marques Colston will have their receptions with the New Orleans Saints but Colston will continue to be a disappointment to fantasy football owners in the 2010 NFL season.
Sidney Rice Minnesota Vikings
Brett Favre will play and if Sidney Rice can mend his ailing hip in time for the season to start, the two may be a potent combination. Fantasy football owners may need to drop his value if Brett Favre does not make it to Minnesota this year.
Steve Smith New York Giants
The other Steve Smith is a decent pick up in the late teens early 20’s in most fantasy football drafts.
Mike Sims-Walker Jacksonville Jaguars
Although he isn’t going to be a great number one or number two fantasy football wide receiver, Sims-Walker will be a serviceable receiver on a bye week.
Dwayne Bowe Kansas City Chiefs
Fantasy football owners have been sucked in before with talk of how Dwayne Bowe would be a top ten fantasy football wide receiver. Now he cn be a solid number three fantasy football wide receiver draft choice
Hines Ward Pittsburgh Steelers
Some wide receivers just get better with age. Hines Ward is a decent number fantasy football wide receiver and he will most likely be Ben Roethlisberger’s number one target when he comes back.
Mike Wallace Pittsburgh Steelers
The Mike Wallace experiment has to o into high gear now. Wallace is expected to be the number two receiver fot eh Pittsburgh Steelers. Fantasy football owners beware on this one.
Anthony Gonzalez Indianapolis Colts
Peyton Manning has been spending extra time with Anthony Gonzalez, making up for lost time. This is a fantasy football sleeper that is already receiving buzz.
Dez Bryant Dallas Cowboys
A hgih ankle sprain has stunted Bryant’s development but he should be living up to legend of his 88 jersey when the season begins. Take Dez Bryant as a third or fourth receiver and he won’t disappoint fantasy football owners.
Michael Crabtree San Francisco 49ers
If Michael Crabtree only had a quarterback that could throw as well as he can catch. Wasted talent in San Franciso. Maybe Frank Gore can pass on occasion. A tough player to put on any fantasy football team.
Robert Meachem New Orleans Saints
The New Orleans Saints have plenty of receivers to choose from but Meachem does get open at the right times.
Hakeem Nicks New York Giants
Scary pick up even in this spot. A fantasy football number four wide receiver at best.
Percy Harvin Minnesota Vikings
Migraines make him a sketchy pick. Great fantasy football numbers but it is nerve racking having him a fantasy football team.
More reading for the fantasy football owner:
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Fantasy Football 2010: Top 25 Quarterback Cheat Sheet