RankingsSeptember 1, 2010


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PPR Rankings: Wide Receiver

By Michael Hawes

How invaluable would a set of fantasy football rankings be if it was based on 96 veterans from some of the most popular and knowledgeable FF boards around. Well, we have it! Here are the results for the Quarterbacks.

The Cafe has 12 members participating in a 96 team league called the IBL, The Inter Board League, a rival league between eight of the most popular fantasy football boards on the Internet. Eight separate drafts were conducted under the following scoring rules: one point per 25 yards and four points per TD for quarterbacks; one point per 10 yards and six points per TD for skill position, with all players getting a full point per reception. Over 350 trades were made during these drafts, with owners chasing the players they wanted to draft. These rankings are as accurate as we can get.

Here are the results, in a tiered ranking, from 96 seasoned fantasy football veterans. A special thanks goes out to aaawall91 for the original spreadsheet that was transformed into these rankings, as well as Cowboys 4 Life and all the other league members who helped keep the spreadsheets updated.

This ranking is strictly from the draft results. No variations were made, although notations have been made based on recent news.

Notations

(inj) – injured
(S) – sleeper, may outperform his position

TIER 1

  Andre Johnson, HOU
  Larry Fitzgerald, ARI
  Randy Moss, NE
  Reggie Wayne, IND

TIER 2

  Calvin Johnson, DET
  Miles Austin, DAL
  Brandon Marshall, MIA
  Roddy White, ATL

TIER 3

  DeSean Jackson, PHI
  Greg Jennings, GB
  Marques Colston, NO
  Steve Smith, NYG
  Anquan Boldin, BAL
  Steve Smith, CAR

TIER 4

  Sidney Rice, MIN (inj) - out until mid season, knock down to Tier 7
  Michael Crabtree, SF
  Chad Ochocinco, CIN

TIER 5

  Wes Welker, NE (S) – move up to Tier 3 with solid reports on health 
  Hakeem Nicks, NYG
  Mike Sims-Walker, JAX
  Dwayne Bowe, KC
  Hines Ward, PIT

TIER 6

  Percy Harvin, MIN - migraines and new WR1 keep him in Tier 6
  Jeremy Maclin, PHI
  Pierre Garcon, IND
  Mike Wallace, PIT
  Santana Moss, WAS
  Terrell Owens, CIN -
  TJ Houshmandzadeh, SEA
  Vincent Jackson, SD
  Donald Driver, GB

TIER 7

  Johnny Knox, CHI 
  Robert Meachem, NO
  Malcom Floyd, SD
  Dez Bryant, DAL
  Derrick Mason, BAL

TIER 8

  Devin Hester, CHI
  Steve Breaston, ARI
  Lee Evans, BUF
  Santonio Holmes, NYJ
  Eddie Royal, DEN
  Kenny Britt, TEN

TIER 9

  Devin Aromashodu, CHI
  Braylon Edwards, NYJ
  Jabar Gaffney, DEN – moves to Tier 8 with limited other options in Denver
  Jacoby Jones, HOU
  Mike Williams, TB
  Nate Burleson, DET

TIER 10

  Chris Chambers, KC
  Jerricho Cotchery, NYJ
  Mohamed Massaquoi, CLE
  Dexter McCluster, KC

TIER 11

  Laurent Robinson, STL – move to Tier 10 with Avery out
  Julian Edelman, NE
  Chaz Schilens, OAK (inj) – no time frame for return, move down to Tier 13
  Anthony Gonzalez, IND
  Early Doucet, ARI
  Devin Thomas, WAS 
  Bernard Berrian, MIN - Berrian moves up to Tier 8 with Rice out
  Austin Collie, IND 
  Golden Tate, SEA – slow start moves him down to Tier 12
  Mike Thomas, JAX
  Darius Heyward-Bey, OAK – slower start moves him down to Tier 13
  Demaryius Thomas, DEN (inj) – foot not healing, move to Tier 14
  Legedu Naanee, SD (S) – solid reviews move him up to Tier 10

TIER 12

  Josh Morgan, SF
  Lance Moore, NO
  Mario Manningham, NYG – Barden hurt, move him up to Tier 10
  Kevin Walter, HOU
  Harry Douglas, ATL – Jenkins hurt, move him up to Tier 11
  Brian Hartline, MIA – Camarillo gone, move up to Tier 11
  Roy Williams, DAL
  Louis Murphy, OAK
  James Jones, GB
  Davone Bess, MIA – Camarillo gone, move up to Tier 11
  Brandon Lafell, CAR
  Devery Henderson, NO
  Brandon Tate, NE
  Antwaan Randle El, PIT
  Arrelious Benn, TB

TIER 13

  Sammie Stroughter, TB
  Josh Cribbs, CLE
  Victor Cruz, NYG
Jordan Shipley, CIN

TIER 14

  Jason Avant, PHI
  Nate Washington, TEN
  Emmanuel Sanders, PIT
  Jordy Nelson, GB
  Justin Gage, TEN

 
Michael Hawes is one of a growing number of fantasy experts who write for the Cafe. Nearly 20 years of FF, had to have learned something in that time. You can catch up with Michael in the Cafe's forums where he posts under the name of bungle613.
 
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