Most leagues have about 12 teams, and each team nabs at least five receivers. So before you go ignoring these wide receivers ranked 31-60 you should think twice. There are not only a bunch of potential breakout stars, but a nice collection of guys that have already done it on Saturday.
Some years once you get into the 40's at a particular position there's a significant drop in anticipated production; this is not one of those years.
Home Games: 6 EOS Off: 30 OL Ret: 2 Off Ret: 7
Don't screw this up Tuberville. A lot of fantasy owners have looked to Lubbock again and again on draft day. After being slowed by nagging injuries in 2009, Lewis is ready to make a huge move as a senior, and provided OC Neal Brown lets him run all over the field as his predecessor did then all will be fine. Lewis should compete with Alexander Torres and Lyle Leong as the team's leading receiver. We give the edge to Lewis due to his speed.
2009 Stats: 1-3 RuYd 0 RuTD 65-844 ReYd 6 ReTD 1 ReConv Pts: 122.70
2010 Projs: 10-57 RuYd 1 RuTD 70-851 ReYd 8 ReTD Pts: 144.80
Home Games: 7 EOS Off: 16 OL Ret: 5 Off Ret: 8
Hamler could be a breakout star in 2010. He's coming off a 37-503-5 campaign, and one that saw him play very well in the season's final two contests. He scored in the classic win over Illinois, and then he caught two touchdowns in the bowl game against Wyoming. The Bulldogs will rely much more on the pass in 2010, and Hamler will be the go-to guy.
2009 Stats: 0-0 RuYd 0 RuTD 37-503 ReYd 5 ReTD Pts: 80.30
2010 Projs: 0-0 RuYd 0 RuTD 62-904 ReYd 9 ReTD Pts: 144.40
Home Games: 6 EOS Off: 32 OL Ret: 4 Off Ret: 8
Brooks will be the clear go-to guy among Ute wide receivers, and with the expected improvement of Jordan Wynn we may be looking at an under-the-radar fantasy receiver.
2009 Stats: 6-51 RuYd 1 RuTD 56-696 ReYd 7 ReTD Pts: 122.70
2010 Projs: 6-47 RuYd 1 RuTD 66-852 ReYd 8 ReTD Pts: 143.90
Home Games: 7 EOS Off: 94 OL Ret: 3 Off Ret: 8
The clear #1 guy in the Arizona passing attack, look for Juron Criner to build upon his impressive sophomore campaign. Standing an imposing 6-4 and willing to make the tough catch, Criner will be a big-play and goal line threat, a great combination for a fantasy wideout.
2009 Stats: 8-63 RuYd 0 RuTD 45-581 ReYd 9 ReTD 1 Fumb Pts: 118.40
2010 Projs: 9-90 RuYd 0 RuTD 65-807 ReYd 9 ReTD Pts: 143.70
Home Games: 6 EOS Off: 90 OL Ret: 4 Off Ret: 8
The fact that Ryan Whalen caught 57 balls for 926 yards and four scores last season is impressive enough, however when you factor in the number of touches earned by Toby Gerhart it's a wonder he could see half of that. The continued maturation of Andrew Luck should mean more production from Whalen, though he'll see much more attention from opposing coordinators. Watch out for Chris Owusu though, he could steal more of his looks in 2010.
2009 Stats: 0-0 RuYd 0 RuTD 57-926 ReYd 4 ReTD Pts: 116.60
2010 Projs: 0-0 RuYd 0 RuTD 57-896 ReYd 9 ReTD Pts: 143.60
Home Games: 6 EOS Off: 90 OL Ret: 4 Off Ret: 8
The explosive speedster is the big-play man for the Cardinal. If the Cardinal throw the ball more as expected, Owusu could be in for a breakout season. Don't be surprised if he leads the team in receiving in 2010. Definitely worth a look in BCS-only leagues and one to watch in all-120 leagues.
2009 Stats: 12-66 RuYd 0 RuTD 37-682 ReYd 5 ReTD 1 Fumb Pts: 104.80
2010 Projs: 18-161 RuYd 1 RuTD 48-726 ReYd 8 ReTD Pts: 142.70
Home Games: 8 EOS Off: 82 OL Ret: 4 Off Ret: 9
Posey not only busted out in a big way in 2009, but his Rose Bowl performance (8-101-1) provides a great deal of optimism for 2010. Posey (along with Dane Sanzenbacher) will be the primary target for Terrelle Pryor, and it's reasonable to expect he'll be among the Big Ten's most consistent wide receivers, and one who also presents bust-out potential.
2009 Stats: 2-19 RuYd 0 RuTD 60-828 ReYd 8 ReTD 1/1 Pass 8 PaYd 828 PaTD Pts: 140.26
2010 Projs: 2-18 RuYd 0 RuTD 64-852 ReYd 8 ReTD 1/1 Pass 8 PaYd 852 PaTD Pts: 142.44
Home Games: 7 EOS Off: 33 OL Ret: 1 Off Ret: 4
A broken foot towards the end of spring put a little wet blanket on our Anyiam optimism. Still we expect this junior to serve as the Pokes' top wide receiver target, and a key component of the Dana Holgorsen offense. Brandon Weeden will be ready to go, and should Anyiam experience no setbacks he will see plenty of chances to make big plays in 2010.
2009 Stats: 1-13 RuYd 0 RuTD 42-515 ReYd 3 ReTD 1 Fumb Pts: 70.80
2010 Projs: 1-12 RuYd 0 RuTD 62-846 ReYd 9 ReTD Pts: 139.80
Home Games: 7 EOS Off: 109 OL Ret: 5 Off Ret: 10
A great spring provides hope that Reed could emerge as a real threat out wide; we feel good about Christian Ponder, Jimbo Fisher, Jenn Sterger and even Mr. Reed. He showed marked improvement from 2008-2009, and similar growth will mean a huge 2010. If only there weren't so many damn receivers at FSU.
2009 Stats: 18-94 RuYd 2 RuTD 60-711 ReYd 0 ReTD 1 PaConv Pts: 94.50
2010 Projs: 18-97 RuYd 2 RuTD 63-812 ReYd 6 ReTD Pts: 138.90
Home Games: 8 EOS Off: 74 OL Ret: 4 Off Ret: 8
Adams, coming off a huge sophomore campaign, will likely be Cam Newton's top target out wide. And operating in the Malzahn offense we can expect similar, if not better, production in 2010. Keep in mind that six of Adams' ten scores came in two contests, and neither came against a SEC foe. But the fact that Adams went for 4-138-1 against Bama is a good thing.
2009 Stats: 0-0 RuYd 0 RuTD 60-997 ReYd 10 ReTD 1 Fumb Pts: 159.70
2010 Projs: 0-0 RuYd 0 RuTD 54-842 ReYd 9 ReTD Pts: 138.20
Home Games: 7 EOS Off: 31 OL Ret: 3 Off Ret: 6
In the last two years the Tigers have lost Jeremy Maclin, Danario Alexander and Jared Perry, thus there are plenty of receptions to be had. Playing from the Z-receiver spot, he'll be the team's top deep threat. And because he's 6-4, he'll be deadly in the red zone. Kemp will be one to step up, and he'll emerge as a draft day steal.
2009 Stats: 0-0 RuYd 0 RuTD 23-418 ReYd 3 ReTD Pts: 59.80
2010 Projs: 0-0 RuYd 0 RuTD 56-842 ReYd 9 ReTD Pts: 138.20
Home Games: 5 EOS Off: 11 OL Ret: 3 Off Ret: 7
Hilton, one of the Sun Belt's best wide receivers, is the key cog in the FIU attack. He saw his touchdown totals fall from nine in 2008 to five in 2009, so we're banking on at least a few more scores. But this is a bad Golden Panthers squad, so we're not sure how many red zone chances Mr. Hilton will see.
2009 Stats: 6-49 RuYd 0 RuTD 57-632 ReYd 5 ReTD 1/1 Pass 1 ReConv 1 Fumb Pts: 100.10
2010 Projs: 14-132 RuYd 1 RuTD 60-759 ReYd 7 ReTD 1/1 Pass Pts: 137.10
Home Games: 5 EOS Off: 4 OL Ret: 3 Off Ret: 6
Ambrose is the top receiver for ULM, and he capped an impressive sophomore season with 7-107-2 in the season finale against Middle Tennessee. He's a 6-8 touchdown guy in 2010.
2009 Stats: 35-311 RuYd 1 RuTD 34-455 ReYd 4 ReTD 2 Fumb Pts: 106.60
2010 Projs: 30-236 RuYd 1 RuTD 52-714 ReYd 6 ReTD Pts: 137.00
Home Games: 7 EOS Off: 49 OL Ret: 4 Off Ret: 9
When you talk WR freaks in the SEC you immediately think of Julio Jones and A.J. Green, however Alshon Jeffery is right there when it comes to top talent out wide. He's a beast with speed, and watching him I swear I'm looking at a much younger Terrell Owens. If Spurrier and Stephen Garcia can learn to just get along, then Jeffery will break out much more than his 46-763-6 as a true freshman.
2009 Stats: 0-0 RuYd 0 RuTD 46-763 ReYd 6 ReTD Pts: 112.30
2010 Projs: 0-0 RuYd 0 RuTD 59-890 ReYd 8 ReTD Pts: 137.00
Home Games: 6 EOS Off: 104 OL Ret: 3 Off Ret: 7
Even without star quarterback Robert Griffin, we saw Kendall Wright make strides as a sophomore. Averaging about 57 catches for 700 yards and five scores in his first two seasons, it's natural to look for better numbers in 2010. Wright will be Griffin's go-to guy, and 900-9 appear a reachable goal.
2009 Stats: 28-132 RuYd 1 RuTD 65-716 ReYd 4 ReTD 0/4 Pass 4 Int Pts: 110.80
2010 Projs: 24-120 RuYd 1 RuTD 62-806 ReYd 7 ReTD 0/4 Pass 7 Int Pts: 136.60
Home Games: 6 EOS Off: 48 OL Ret: 3 Off Ret: 6
Brazill does a whole lot of things well, and this year he'll be expected to assume a larger role in the Bobcat offense. All numbers have improved over the course of his career, and while we don't foresee a huge bump, Brazill will remain among the MAC's top targets out wide.
2009 Stats: 14-86 RuYd 0 RuTD 53-702 ReYd 6 ReTD 2/3 Pass 6 PaYd 702 PaTD 3 Fumb Pts: 122.96
2010 Projs: 16-96 RuYd 0 RuTD 61-802 ReYd 7 ReTD 1/2 Pass 7 PaYd Pts: 133.36
Home Games: 7 EOS Off: 29 OL Ret: 3 Off Ret: 8
61-828-5 in the 2009 version of this offense is pretty damn good; factor in another rushing touchdown and Torrey Smith emerged as the Terps' best ballplayer. If the offensive line can block a would-be tackler or two then Smith could (I repeat could) emerge as one of the ACC's top wideouts.
2009 Stats: 11-59 RuYd 1 RuTD 61-828 ReYd 5 ReTD 1 Fumb Pts: 124.70
2010 Projs: 15-76 RuYd 1 RuTD 55-775 ReYd 7 ReTD Pts: 133.10
Home Games: 7 EOS Off: 61 OL Ret: 4 Off Ret: 9
He may be overlooked nationally, but fantasy owners and SEC fans alike know that Greg Childs is a very talented wide receiver. The schedule is lighter than it's been in the past, and Childs will again benefit from having a quarterback that can throw the pigskin a quarter mile.
2009 Stats: 0-0 RuYd 0 RuTD 48-894 ReYd 7 ReTD Pts: 131.40
2010 Projs: 0-0 RuYd 0 RuTD 50-851 ReYd 8 ReTD Pts: 133.10
Home Games: 7 EOS Off: 88 OL Ret: 2 Off Ret: 5
Marvin McNutt is a new Kerry Meier. A former quarterback who would've had a limited role in Iowa City is now a future NFL wide receiver. And before he gets to the league he's going to present matchup problems throughout the Big Ten. Last year was the tip of the iceberg for this guy. This junior from St. Louis is going to have a very nice year, though he may not be around Iowa this time next year.
2009 Stats: 0-0 RuYd 0 RuTD 34-674 ReYd 8 ReTD 0/1 Pass Pts: 115.40
2010 Projs: 0-0 RuYd 0 RuTD 52-850 ReYd 8 ReTD 0/1 Pass Pts: 133.00
Home Games: 5 EOS Off: 79 OL Ret: 5 Off Ret: 9
We're looking for big strides from the Miami offense. We really like Zac Dysert and think that Thomas Merriweather will find larger holes through which to rumble. And in addition to these two, Armand Robinson is one of the best receivers in the conference. 67-788-4 could very easily become 80-1000-9 in 2010.
2009 Stats: 1-4 RuYd 0 RuTD 67-788 ReYd 4 ReTD 1 Fumb Pts: 103.20
2010 Projs: 1-4 RuYd 0 RuTD 75-900 ReYd 7 ReTD Pts: 132.40
Home Games: 6 EOS Off: 30 OL Ret: 2 Off Ret: 7
This sophomore is the top keeper product on the Red Raiders. Yes, there are concerns about how this offense will operate post-Leach, but we're optimistic that the new staff won't try and fix something that clearly wasn't broken. Keep in mind that Torres, like many TT receivers, was very sporadic in his production last season.
2009 Stats: 0-0 RuYd 0 RuTD 67-806 ReYd 6 ReTD Pts: 116.60
2010 Projs: 0-0 RuYd 0 RuTD 69-838 ReYd 8 ReTD Pts: 131.80
Home Games: 7 EOS Off: 67 OL Ret: 2 Off Ret: 6
During an inconsistent 2009 Spartan campaign, Keshawn Martin proved himself to be a gamebreaking threat that we thought he could be when he signed with Michigan State. Look for Martin to again score through the air, on the ground, and in the return game. And this former HS quarterback will likely throw for a score or two as well. He could emerge as the Big Ten's most dangerous man in 2010. Consistent fantasy production, however, could be fleeting.
2009 Stats: 18-219 RuYd 1 RuTD 18-411 ReYd 5 ReTD 3/3 Pass 5 PaYd 411 PaTD Pts: 112.60
2010 Projs: 26-294 RuYd 2 RuTD 31-515 ReYd 5 ReTD 2/3 Pass 5 PaYd 515 PaTD Pts: 130.30
Home Games: 6 EOS Off: 93 OL Ret: 3 Off Ret: 9
While Tandon Doss zigzags all around the field, it's Damarlo Belcher that presents the great red zone potential. Standing 6'5" and coming off a 61-770-5 season, this junior is poised for another big year. Keep in mind that he only started four contests a season ago.
2009 Stats: 0-0 RuYd 0 RuTD 61-770 ReYd 5 ReTD Pts: 107.00
2010 Projs: 0-0 RuYd 0 RuTD 69-878 ReYd 7 ReTD Pts: 129.80
Home Games: 6 EOS Off: 57 OL Ret: 5 Off Ret: 8
McKnight will be the clear go-to receiver in the Colorado offense, and he'll be a decent fantasy option in an otherwise ugly offense. 80 catches appear within reach.
2009 Stats: 0-2 RuYd 1 RuTD 76-893 ReYd 6 ReTD 0/2 Pass 1 Fumb Pts: 131.50
2010 Projs: 1-11 RuYd 0 RuTD 74-855 ReYd 7 ReTD 0/2 Pass Pts: 128.60
Home Games: 6 EOS Off: 39 OL Ret: 4 Off Ret: 6
Beyond the fact that he's the clear #1 guy in the WVU passing game and a threat every time he touches the ball, he also has one cool name; doesn't Jock Sanders sound like a dude who would have all the girls swooning, just begging to wear his letterman's jacket? Ohhhh Darlene...are you wearing Jock Sanders' pin? He's dreammmmy. Sorry about that....This offense will revolve around Noel Devine, but Sanders will get his. And this will include a considerable bump from his four total scores from a season ago.
2009 Stats: 34-168 RuYd 1 RuTD 70-674 ReYd 3 ReTD 3 Fumb Pts: 108.20
2010 Projs: 31-154 RuYd 1 RuTD 63-698 ReYd 6 ReTD Pts: 127.20
Home Games: 7 EOS Off: 106 OL Ret: 3 Off Ret: 8
This year you'll likely invite a first-time college fantasy footballer or two to your league, and one of them will reach for Julio Jones. Now there's no doubt that this Bama junior is among the nation's most gifted wide receivers and a sure-fire NFL player. But the Bama offense and SEC schedule is not conducive to a huge season from Julio Jones. He'll make the tough catch and make the occasional big play, but this is a receiver who has failed to score more than four touchdowns in each of his first two seasons. His absolute ceiling appears capped around eight scores.
2009 Stats: 2-4 RuYd 0 RuTD 43-596 ReYd 4 ReTD Pts: 84.00
2010 Projs: 2-3 RuYd 0 RuTD 57-787 ReYd 8 ReTD Pts: 127.00
Home Games: 7 EOS Off: 52 OL Ret: 2 Off Ret: 8
Nwachukwu came from nowhere in 2009, posting 40 catches for 708 yards and two scores. The fact that he's the third receiver on this team speaks to the incredible talent in College Station. He won't be as consistent as Fuller and Tannehill, but NWA is a fantasy factor and could emerge as a regular starter in your lineup.
2009 Stats: 8-87 RuYd 1 RuTD 40-708 ReYd 6 ReTD 2 Fumb Pts: 121.50
2010 Projs: 8-76 RuYd 1 RuTD 47-709 ReYd 7 ReTD Pts: 126.50
Home Games: 6 EOS Off: 53 OL Ret: 2 Off Ret: 6
Look for Devon Brown to be even more involved in the ground game with Skylar Jones at quarterback. The fly sweep is an important part of Wake's offense and they look like a team built to run more in 2010.
2009 Stats: 36-150 RuYd 1 RuTD 61-671 ReYd 6 ReTD 1 Fumb Pts: 124.10
2010 Projs: 45-240 RuYd 2 RuTD 49-541 ReYd 6 ReTD Pts: 126.10
Home Games: 7 EOS Off: 45 OL Ret: 4 Off Ret: 7
Bumphis is the playmaker for an MSU offense that will post some points on occasion. He may be the most overlooked wide receiver in the SEC. NFL-type talent that just needs the offense to be better around him.
2009 Stats: 6-73 RuYd 1 RuTD 32-375 ReYd 4 ReTD 1/2 Pass 4 PaYd Pts: 75.00
2010 Projs: 24-146 RuYd 1 RuTD 41-605 ReYd 7 ReTD 1/2 Pass 7 PaYd Pts: 123.90
Home Games: 7 EOS Off: 117 OL Ret: 3 Off Ret: 5
Toliver made a big jump in both catches and yards in 2009, but he still could only catch three touchdowns. The LSU offense will be better, and we're looking for a nice bump in touchdowns.
2009 Stats: 0-0 RuYd 0 RuTD 53-735 ReYd 3 ReTD Pts: 91.50
2010 Projs: 0-0 RuYd 0 RuTD 62-815 ReYd 7 ReTD Pts: 123.50