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2008 CFN Fantasy & Stat Rankings - WRs
Rutgers WR Kenny Britt
Rutgers WR Kenny Britt
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Posted Aug 11, 2008


The 2008 CFN Fantasy and Statistical Wide Receiver Rankings.

2008 Fantasy Rankings

Wide Receivers


CFN Fantasy Scoring System | Top 50 Players | Quarterbacks  
Running Backs
| Receivers | Tight Ends & Kickers

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| M-West | Pac 10 | SEC | Sun Belt | WAC

Receivers aren’t nearly as strong as quarterbacks or receivers, but that doesn’t mean there aren’t good ones out there waiting to be plucked. Receivers tend to come out of nowhere, and are always helped by a hot QB and high-octane passing system. Touchdowns are critical in separating the best receivers from those that are merely good, as just about every leading receiver tends to gain around the 750 to 1,000 yards.

BLUE CHIP RECRUITS - Get your hands on one of these WRs no matter what. These are the franchise players.

1. Michael Crabtree, Soph. Texas Tech
CFN 2007 Point Total (note: these don’t include two-point conversions): 250 … 19.21 ppg
134 catches?! 1,962 yards?! 22 touchdowns!?! Yeah, Crabtree was the real deal as the most talented receiver Texas Tech has had in the Mike Leach era. With Graham Harrell back at quarterback, and enough good receivers to take some of the heat off, expect more of the same from the Biletnikoff Award winner.

2. Chris Williams, Sr. New Mexico State
CFN 2007 Point Total: 114 … 14.30 ppg
Not all that big, Williams can only take so many shots at his inside position. With Chase Holbrook back at quarterback, and the Aggie offense loaded with weapons, Williams should be back among the nation's leading receivers after getting hurt last year.

3. Dante Love, Sr. Ball State
CFN 2007 Point Total: 161 … 12.42 ppg
Nate Davis is one of the nation's elite quarterbacks, and while there are other good receivers who'll take catches away, primarily tight end Darius Hill, Love will be the main man. He's the No. 1 target who'll hit several home runs.

4. Jeremy Maclin, Soph. Missouri
CFN 2007 Point Total: 164 … 11.70 ppg
While Maclin will be the top receiver in the Tiger attack, his statistical worth really kicks in as a runner and return man. He could be the most dangerous all-around playmaker in America.

5. Michael Thomas, Sr. Arizona
CFN 2007 Point Total: 145 … 12.06 ppg
If the Arizona offense is going to explode as expected, and if Willie Tuitama really is the quarterback he's supposed to become, then Thomas, the breakout star of the 2007 Pac 10 season, should go ballistic.

SECOND TIER - These will be some of the biggest producers in the country with a good chance of breaking into the top five prospects.

6. Casey Fitzgerald, Sr. North Texas
CFN 2007 Point Total: 151 … 12.61 ppg

The numbers might not be steady, and he might be a marked man, but he'll have a few games when he's unstoppable.

7. Jarett Dillard, Sr. Rice  
CFN 2007 Point Total: 147 ... 12.29 ppg
While Dillard didn't have the year he had in 2006, he was still tremendous. Rice will always be in shootouts, and Chase Clement is back at quarterback to make sure Dillard has a third straight big season.
8. Percy Harvin, Jr. Florida 
CFN 2007 Point Total: 157 … 14.30 ppg

Bigger, stronger, and healthy after an off-season scare, the do-it-all, explosive star should be more durable. As Tebow becomes an even better passer, and with tight end Cornelius Ingram out for the year, Harvin will be the team's main weapon for the passing game.
9. Brandon Gibson, Sr. Washington State   
CFN 2007 Point Total: 125 … 11.35 ppg

There's a new coaching staff and a new quarterback, the Cougars will continue to throw. Gibson is the unquestioned No. 1 receiver who'll use his size and experience to be a star around the goal line.
10. Sammie Stroughter, Sr. Oregon State
CFN 2007 Point Total: 28 … 9.32 ppg

Back after a rocky 2007, thanks to a slew of personal, off-the-field issues, one of the Pac 10's best all-around weapons should be a top return man and a dangerous deep threat once again.
11. Aaron Kelly, Sr. Clemson
CFN 2007 Point Total: 131 …  10.07 ppg
The Clemson offense revolves around its great backs, but the passing game will continue to hum with QB Cullen Harper to Kelly forming one of the ACC's most dangerous pitch-catch tandems.
12. Juaquin Iglesias, Sr. Oklahoma
CFN 2007 Point Total: 96 … 6.83 ppg

Someone has to catch all of Sam Bradford's passes. TE Jermaine Grisham will be a main target, but it'll be Iglesias who takes over the No. 1 role from Malcolm Kelly.
13. Kenny Britt, Jr. Rutgers  
CFN 2007 Point Total: 122 … 9.38 ppg

With Ray Rice gone, and with veteran QB Mike Teel back, Britt and running mate Tiquan Underwood will play even bigger roles.
14. Emmanuel Sanders, Jr. SMU
CFN 2007 Point Total: 109 … 9.09 ppg

If Sanders could come up with a big 2007 under the old coaching staff, he should be one of the breakout statistical stars of 2008 in the June Jones attack.
15. Brian Robiskie, Sr. Ohio State   
CFN 2007 Point Total: 122 … 9.39 ppg

There's a ceiling on the numbers with the running game certain to be the bread-and-butter, and with other good receivers to take some of the stats away, but Robiskie will be the go-to deep threat.


THIRD TIER

    2007 Total Points 2007 Points Per Game
16 Tiquan Underwood, Sr. Rutgers 108 8.31
17 Kenny McKinley, Sr. South Carolina 113 9.42
18 Jeff Moturi, Jr. UTEP 132 11.00
19 Freddie Barnes, Jr. Bowling Green 112 8.64
20 Trae Johnson, Soph. Tulsa 143 10.23
21 Malcolm Lane, Jr. Hawaii 28 4.70
22 Jaison Williams, Sr. Oregon 99 7.59
23 Scott Long, Jr. Louisville 21 2.39
24 Kevin Jurovich, Sr. San Jose State 128 10.70
25 Eric Decker, Jr. Minnesota 113 9.44

GREAT FANTASY CONSIDERATIONS

    2007 Total Points 2007 Points Per Game
26 Cortez Gent, Jr. Florida Atlantic 119 9.91
27 Brennan Marion, Sr. Tulsa 140 10.01
28 Bryan Anderson, Jr. Central Mich 128 9.14
29 Edward Britton, Jr. Texas Tech 65 5.00
30 Greg Orton, Sr. Purdue 63 4.86
31 Marcus Barnett, Soph. Cincinnati 133 10.21
32 Jamarko Simmons, Sr. West. Mich 95 7.91
33 Eron Riley, Sr. Duke 104 8.66
34 Mark Dell, Soph. Michigan State 0 0
35 Stephen Williams, Jr. Toledo 112 9.35
36 Arrelious Benn, Sop. Illinois 62 4.77
37 Patrick Turner, Sr. USC 52 4.35
38 Dexton Fields, Sr. Kansas 86 6.62
39 Deon Murphy, Sr. Kansas State 84 7.04
40 Duke Calhoun, Jr. Memphis 83 6.95
41 Austin Collie, Jr. BYU 99 8.28
42 David Gettis, Jr. Baylor 24 2.22
43 Marko Mitchell, Sr. Nevada 116 9.65
44 Jeremy Childs, Sr. Boise State 117 9.73
45 Vidal Hazelton, Jr. USC 57 4.39
46 Ryan Wolfe, Jr. UNLV 65 5.44
47 Derek Kinder, Sr. Pitt $("#send-to-blogger").attr("href", "http://www.blogger.com/blog_this.pyra?t=" + escape($('#story-deck').html()) + "&u=" + escape(location.href) + "&n=" + escape($('#story-title').html()));