The mark of the 10 best fantasy football wide receivers of 2009 is that they will combine touchdowns and yardage. Thus deciding 2009’s 10 best fantasy football wide receivers means finding a combination of both attributes, leading towards possibly a great 2009 season for them. There are quite a few wide receivers that are also changing teams, and a few that will be noticed even more because of what they did in the Super Bowl.
2009’s 10 Best Fantasy Football Wide Receivers
Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals
Fitzgerald put up amazing numbers of 96 receptions, 1,431 receiving yards and 12 touchdowns in 2008. At only 25 years of age, these numbers should continue, even if the Arizona quarterback situation goes into flux during the season.
Randy Moss, New England
Randy Moss is getting Tom Brady back from injury in the 2009 season, and that should lead to quite a few hook-ups between the two. It’s possible to expect something like 14-16 touchdowns from Moss to go with around 1,500 yards in 2009.
Andre Johnson, Houston Texans
Andre Johnson may be one of those players that continue to slip under the radar because the Texans haven’t been that great. Expect that to change in 2009 though, as this team is expected to make a playoff run, which will surely be on the back of one of the best receivers in the game.
Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis Colts
Wayne is a risky pick because he slipped so far in 2008, but he will still at minimum put up 10 touchdown receptions and post around 1,200 receiving yards. If Peyton Manning is really on this season, look for Wayne to be one of the biggest beneficiaries.
T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Seattle Seahawks
Houshmandzadeh may be 31 now, but being partnered with Matt Hasselbeck as the #1 option in Seattle could be the boost his career needed.
Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions
Johnson may play for a terrible team, but the 6’4″ receiver is still going to rack up the stats again. He put up 1,331 yards and 12 touchdowns in a messy season, showing that 2009 could be a monster year if the Lions can find any consistency.
Anquan Boldin, Arizona Cardinals
Boldin is still working beside Fitzgerald, and will continue to benefit from just that. He put up 1,038 yards on 89 catches in 2008, and should easily repeat those numbers, if not improve upon them.
Brandon Marshall, Denver Broncos
These are the new look Broncos in 2009, and that could mean that Marshall becomes an even more important component of the offense. Look for 100 catches, over 1,300 yards, and maybe even 10 touchdowns in 2009.
Greg Jennings, Green Bay Packers
Hooking up with Aaron Rodgers, Greg Jennings showed what he could do, and at only 25 years of age, could be even better in 2009. Look for him to improve on his 80 catches and 1,292 yards now that he and Rodgers are on the same page without a Favre shadow.
Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints
Colston may have been a little hurt in 2008, but nobody will care when he and Drew Brees are on the field for any length of time. That will lead to an even better 2009 year statistically for the both of them.
Sources for Statistics: www.nfl.com