by Inside the Redzone staff – JF and Bill Seng
1. Andre Johnson, Hou – Johnson took a little bit of a hit last year when he had a nagging high ankle sprain that affected him all year. Johnson continues to build a strong connection with Schaub. Arian Foster will help to keep defenses honest and Johnson will continue to put up big numbers.
2. Roddy White, Atl – Roddy should be listed as 1b on this list. Roddy had over 1,300 yds and 10 tds last year. With Rookie Julio Jones on the other side of the field look for White to see more single coverage and more targets in the red zone.
3. Calvin Johnson, Det – Megatron is one of the most physically dominant and giftede wide receivers in the game. The biggest question mark around Johnson is if Stafford can stay healthy. If so, Megatron can be fantasy football’s best wide receiver.
4. Larry Fitzgerald, Ari – With Kevin Kolb now on the team, it gives Arizona a quality talent at QB since Kurt Warner. The person happiest with this move will be Fitzgerald. The only thing is Breaston went to KC and Doucet still hasn’t signed. The Cardinals need to add another weapon at WR to take some of the pressure off of Fitz.
5. Hakeem Nicks, NYG – became Eli’s #1 target last year. Nicks put up over 1,000 yds and 11 tds last year in 14 games. Look for Nicks to continue to be Eli’s go to WR this year and expand on his totals from ’10. If Big Blue’s running attack sputters in the red zone, this guy will get the opportunity to “go up and get it”.
6. Greg Jennings, GB – Since Favre was slinging it in his final year in ‘Titletown’, Jennings has been a focal point in the Green Bay offense. The only problem is not with Jennings but how comfortable Aaron Rodgers is in the system. Rodgers does a great job finding other WR’s and doesn’t throw to Jennings when he is being double team.
7. Vincent Jackson, SD – The biggest question mark is if Jackson will sign his Franchise Tag and report to camp on time. When on the field Jackson is Phillip Rivers main deep target. If he doesn’t sign or if he gets traded look for VJax to slip in the rankings.
8. Mike Wallace, Pit – Wallace has turned into Big Ben’s favorite downfield weapon. Hines Ward is still the possession WR but when the Steelers need a big play, they look for Wallace. Look for Wallace to expand on last year’s numbers.
9. Miles Austin, Dal – The connection that Austin has with Romo will only continue to grow. Jason Garrett’s offense is a pass first offense. Look for Austin and Bryant to have some big numbers this year.
10. Reggie Wayne, Ind – Wayne has been Mr. Consistent over the years. When you have Peyton Manning as the QB you know he will put up some good numbers. When Peyton runs a no-huddle offense it’s a pass first, pass second, pass…