I'm suspicious of the arguments that 1) Brunell is aging (because so is Peyton, so is Bulger, etc.) and 2) new receivers have been added (because Harrison stays high in value even after Wayne and Stokely come along; and because Moss was the #1 before and he's the #1 now).
Moss's career may be too young to say that last year was a career year. But so far, then yes, it was a career year. And so I accept the argument that his numbers will probably drop.
I just don't see too much changing significantly for the Skins, so I think he can still have a pretty big year.
And then there's this argument of inconsistency. He's not Hines Ward, who is a possession-type receiver. Lots of catches for smallish gains. Santana is a deep threat, a guy who will catch fewer balls and break off the occassional huge gain for a TD. He'll never be as consistent as Hines, but Hines will never be the big play threat that Santana is either.
So maybe I'd rank him like this:
Then Santana near Chambers, ahead of the next tier of...
Wayne, Plax, Roy Williams
And this ranking scheme isn't too different, I notice, from the Cafe's August re-draft rankings for WRs, where Santana is ranked 12.6 average (with an outlier of 20th, where someone ranked him, God knows why). So without that 20th spot, he'd be ranked 11.7 on average, ahead of Wayne but still behind Ward.
Lastly, can I say that sure, I'd rather have a guy who scored one TD every week than a guy who scores 16 TDs in one game. But, in '05, Wayne had fewer 100-yard games than Moss, and scored in the same number of games (5) with none of those being more than single-TD games.
As for his "only 5 100-yard games," that's more than Chad Johnson had and more than Chambers had.
So Moss shouldn't be #4, or even #9, but I think he deserves to be ranked 10th or 11th.