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Team Player Analysis

Green Bay Packers

31. Donald Driver
(Auction: $4)
Driver posted his fifth consecutive 1,000-yard season in 2008. However, the emergence of Greg Jennings, not to mention several other talented receivers in Green Bay, has made him a less valuable option. While Driver finished a respectable 23rd in fantasy points among wideouts on NFL.com last season, he also had just five games with 75 yards or more. In addition, his recent lack of touchdown production has been a cause for concern and, at 34, he's on the downside of his career. He can be considered a viable No. 3 fantasy wideout for one more season. (Bye: Week 5)

2009 Projections
Rec
Rec Yds
Rec TDs
Fumbles lost
71
1,020
5
1


Team Player Analysis

New York Jets

32. Jerricho Cotchery
(Auction: $4)
Cotchery’s stock was on the rise after a breakout 2007 season and the addition of Brett Favre in 2008, but he wasn’t able to meet heightened expectations. Instead, the North Carolina State product posted his worst reception and yardage totals since his second NFL season. The Jets will have a new look in 2009 after the retirement of Favre, the addition of coach Rex Ryan and the release of Laveranues Coles, whose absence makes Cotchery the team’s New No. 1 wideout. Still, the Men in Green will open this season with an inexperienced quarterback under center and will feature a run-laden offense under the new regime, so Cotchery isn’t guaranteed to see drastic improvements. Fantasy leaguers should consider him no more than a No. 3 wideout this season. (Bye: Week 9)

2009 Projections
Rec
Rec Yds
Rec TDs
Fumbles lost
75
980
5
1


Team Player Analysis

Jacksonville Jaguars

33. Torry Holt
(Auction: $4)
Holt's value fell hard in 2008. He failed to record 1,000-plus yards for the first time since his rookie season and posted the lowest touchdown total of his career. Now with the Jaguars, Holt will look to rebound and prove that he still can make an impact. He will be the top option in the passing attack for quarterback David Garrard, but the team will still utilize a run-based offense. Holt will be 33 at the start of the 2009 season, and it appears his best fantasy years are in the past. Consider him no more than a No. 3 or 4 fantasy wide receiver. (Bye: Week 7)

2009 Projections
Rec
Rec Yds
Rec TDs
Fumbles lost
70
965
5
1


Team Player Analysis

Cincinnati Bengals

34. Laveranues Coles
(Auction: $4)
Coles, who signed with the Bengals in the offseason, battled an assortment of injuries while with the Jets last season and still finished with 70 receptions and seven touchdowns, though his production was inconsistent on a week-to-week basis. However, his move to Cincinnati, where he'll play with quarterback Carson Palmer and wide receiver Chad Ochocinco, should make him a better fantasy option. In fact, it would be surprising if Coles didn't at least match his reception and yardage totals from a year ago. An attractive No. 3 fantasy wideout, Coles is worth a middle- to late-round choice. (Bye: Week 8)

2009 Projections
Rec
Rec Yds
Rec TDs
Fumbles lost
74
955
5
1


Team Player Analysis

Chicago Bears

35. Devin Hester
(Auction: $4)
Hester’s first full season as a wide receiver had its share of ups and downs. While he showed flashes of potential at times and was a threat because of his speed, Hester dropped a lot of passes and wasn’t a good route runner. He also found the end zone just three times, which is a low total for a No. 1 wideout at the NFL level. On a positive note, the Miami product should learn from the experiences of last season and build on them in 2009. Hester will also see a rise in value due to the presence of Jay Cutler, who has a cannon arm and will look to him in the vertical pass attack. Overall, Hester should be seen as a potential low-end No. 3 fantasy wideout. (Bye: Week 5)

2009 Projections
Rec
Rec Yds
Rec TDs
Fumbles lost
69
920
5
2


Team Player Analysis

St. Louis Rams

36. Donnie Avery
(Auction: $4)
Avery was limited to start his rookie season due to an injured pelvis bone, but he actually become a viable fantasy starter during a three-week stretch that saw him score a combined 41 points on NFL.com. While his production fluttered at times down the stretch, Avery did finish with more fantasy points than former stars like Torry Holt, Marvin Harrison and Chris Chambers. Now the first option in the Rams’ pass attack, the speedster will have a chance to prove that his success was no fluke. While he won’t produce the same yardage totals as Holt did at the beginning of his career, Avery should improve on his rookie totals and has some definite sleeper value in 2009. (Bye: Week 9)

2009 Projections
Rec
Rec Yds
Rec TDs
Fumbles lost
65
920
5
1


Team Player Analysis

Houston Texans

37. Kevin Walter
(Auction: $3)
Walter's name might not evoke thoughts of fantasy production, but he actually had a pretty good season in 2008. He posted career bests in yards (899) and touchdowns (eight) and finished in the top 20 in fantasy points among wide receivers on NFL.com. He wasn't consistent, however, as he scored double-digit points in just six games. Walter has the advantage of Andre Johnson opposite him to draw coverage, and is a borderline No. 3 or 4 fantasy wideout. He will come off the board in the middle to late rounds in most fantasy drafts. (Bye: Week 10)

2009 Projections
Rec
Rec Yds
Rec TDs
Fumbles lost
62
845
7
1


Team Player Analysis

Arizona Cardinals

38. Steve Breaston
(Auction: $4)
Despite playing in an offense with the dynamic duo of Larry Fitzgerald and Anquan Boldin, Breaston caught 77 passes for 1,006 yards last season. He only scored three times, however, including just once when Fitzgerald and Boldin were both active. Therein lies the most pressing concern with Breaston in 2009, as he'll almost always be the third option in the passing game. But last season's success, coupled with the fact that the Cardinals will continue to throw the ball a ton, makes Breaston a middle- to late-round option as a low-end No. 3 fantasy wideout. (Bye: Week 4)

2009 Projections
Rec
Rec Yds
Rec TDs
Fumbles lost
68
965
4
1


Team Player Analysis

Miami Dolphins

39. Ted Ginn Jr.
(Auction: $3)
Ginn improved on his 2007 rookie totals in receptions, yards and total touchdowns in 2008. His most memorable performance came against the Bills, when he posted seven catches for 175 yards in Miami's 25-16 victory. A potential big-play receiver in the vertical passing attack because of his speed, Ginn will be utilized by coordinator Dan Henning to stretch defenses. While Ginn needs to increase his strength to overcome physical press coverages, which have hindered him in the past, he has enough upside to be selected as a No. 4 fantasy wideout in most drafts. (Bye: Week 6)

2009 Projections
Rec
Rec Yds
Rec TDs
Fumbles lost
61
875
4
1


Team Player Analysis

Minnesota Vikings

40. Percy Harvin
(Auction: $3)
Harvin, one of the most versatile players in the 2009 rookie class, has drawn comparisons to Reggie Bush for his skills as runner, receiver and return man on special teams. He’ll have a chance to compete for a prominent role in the offense of coach Brad Childress, who could use Harvin as a wideout, a runner out of the backfield and in the Wildcat formation. A true playmaker who can score any time he touches the football, the Florida product has a chance to become one of the league’s most exciting and explosive players. While it’s hard to envision a scenario where he’ll become a weekly fantasy starter as a rookie, Harvin’s considerable talents make him well worth a middle- to late-round selection in all seasonal drafts. (Bye: Week 9)

2009 Projections
Rec
Rec Yds
Rec TDs
Fumbles lost
51
670
4
0


Team Player Analysis

New York Giants

41. Domenik Hixon
(Auction: $3)
Hixon was a popular name off the waiver wire toward the end of last season, as he took on a more prominent role in the absence of Plaxico Burress. He started the final five games and was able to finish with career bests across the board. An athletic player who can make the tough catch, Hixon will open this season as the favorite to replace Burress as the Giants’ top receiver. Fantasy leaguers shouldn’t expect Hixon to come in and put up Burress-like numbers, but the fact that he’ll see more targets from veteran quarterback Eli Manning makes him a far more viable No. 3 or 4 fantasy wideout. If he can hold off rookie Hakeem Nicks, Hixon will be worth a middle- to late-round selection. (Bye: Week 10)

2009 Projections
Rec
Rec Yds
Rec TDs
Fumbles lost
64
860
5
1


Team Player Analysis

San Francisco 49ers

42. Josh Morgan
(Auction: $2)
Morgan is coming off a strong offseason and is a favorite to start for the Niners this season. He showed flashes of potential in his rookie campaign, scoring a touchdown in three of his final four games. The Niners did add the highly-touted Michael Crabtree in the NFL Draft, so Morgan is no lock to see a big role all season if he flounders. But for draft purposes, Morgan has become a player to watch. A low-end sleeper candidate, the Virginia Tech product should post career highs across the board and is well worth a late-round flier in larger fantasy drafts. (Bye: Week 6)

2009 Projections
Rec
Rec Yds
Rec TDs
Fumbles lost
61
825
4
1


Team Player Analysis

Dallas Cowboys

43. Patrick Crayton
(Auction: $2)
Crayton's value increased after the release of Terrell Owens, which allows him a chance to start in what should still be a productive Cowboys offense. Crayton was a viable fantasy option as a starter in 2007, when he hauled in 50 passes for 697 yards and scored seven touchdowns. Those numbers made him a decent No. 3 fantasy wideout that season. He's held off Sam Hurd and Miles Austin in training camp 2009 and is now worth a late-round selection in drafts as a reserve. He should be targeted as a potential No. 4 or 5 fantasy wideout across the board. Bye: Week 6

2009 Projections
Rec
Rec Yds
Rec TDs
Fumbles lost
56
740
6
1


Team Player Analysis

Carolina Panthers

44. Muhsin Muhammad
(Auction: $2)
Muhammad, who was the top wide receiver in fantasy football back in 2004, has seen his value and production fall ever since. His numbers dropped significantly during his three seasons with the Bears, as he averaged just 723 yards with four touchdowns and become waiver-wire fodder in most leagues. Muhammad did rebound after a move back to his original team, the Panthers, as he came within 77 yards of a 1,000-yard campaign in 2008. Still, the veteran wideout will be 36 at the start of this season and has very limited fantasy appeal as the second option in the pass attack behind Steve Smith. In an offense that will be lean on DeAngelo Williams, Jonathan Stewart and the run, Muhammad should be seen as no more than a late-round selection. (Bye: Week 4)

2009 Projections
Rec
Rec Yds
Rec TDs
Fumbles lost
58
825
3
1


Team Player Analysis

San Diego Chargers

45. Chris Chambers
(Auction: $2)
Chambers was a huge disappointment last season. Despite the emergence of Philip Rivers and an offense that put a more productive passing attack on the field, Chambers still finished with the poorest reception and yardage totals of his career. He went from being a starter in 71 percent of leagues on NFL.com in Week 1 to a mere 20 percent in Week 16. He failed to post even one 100-yard game and had 30 or fewer yards eight times. His name value and previous career success make him worth a late-round flier, but Chambers shouldn't be drafted as a fantasy starter. (Bye: Week 5)

2009 Projections
Rec
Rec Yds
Rec TDs
Fumbles lost
51
745
4
0


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