steelerfan04 wrote: moose162 wrote:
steelerfan04 wrote:I really don't see how you can rank Chad Johnson the #1 WR overall until he improves his TD output. The most he ever had was 10 in 2003, and he only had 7 last year, two less than TJ Houshmandzadeh. He's top 5, but not #1 overall IMO.
Consistency. Say what you want about Steve Smith's potential but what has he done outside of 2005 to earn being a top 15 pick.
1. C. Johnson
2. S. Smith
3. M. Harrison
4. T. Owens
5. T. Holt
While Johnson's stats may be consistent season to season, he is certainly not consistent on a game to game basis. Last year he had 5 games of under 50 yards receiving and only scored in 4 games. 5 of his TDs, and 450 of his yards, came in two games. Housh, on the other hand, scored in 8 games and was only held under 50 yards 3 times (and two of those he was in the 40s).
He was inconsistent last year, there's no doubt about that. But the two years before he spread his TD's over 7 games, and in 2005 he only had 2 games in which he didn't score a TD or go over 60 yards, so he was very good and consistent from week to week. Perhaps Palmer's recovery from his knee injury slowed CJ at first, or maybe it was the emergence of T.J. on the other side. I'd have to guess CJ will be a bit more consistent this year. That said, he's not in my Top-5.
1-Steve Smith-He's somewhat of a gamble because of his injury history, but I'm willing to take that rist. He's one of the few WR's in my mind that can carry a team from week to week.
2-Terrell Owens-Romo's go-to guy and a lock for double digit TD's. If he avoids the drops again, which he should with a fully healthy finger, then he could easily be fantasy's best wideout.
3-Reggie Wayne-Last year he was close to surpassing Marvin as far as production went, and this year I think he'll overtake him by a slight margin.
4-Marvin Harrison-Still great and he's in such good shape that age shouldn't have much of a factor on him.
5-Marques Colston-A bit of a gamble, but he's got one of the best QB's in the game throwing to him and is the clear #1 target. Bush and the other WRs will keep teams from focusing too much attention on him. Payton is a creative offensive guy and will find a way to get in Colston's hands. I'll fully admit this is the one I'm least confident in, but I think Colston is just going to build upon last year's campaign.