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ON THE RISE

RORANDON LLOYD,Redskins
After three seasons with the lowly 49ers, Lloyd steps in as the No. 2 receiverfor a potent offense.

CHRIS CHAMBERS,Dolphins
He has never played with a top quarterback before, so the addition of a healthyDaunte Culpepper will surely mean greater production.

ON THEDECLINE

MIKE WILLIAMS,Lions
He has shown a questionable work ethic and no indication that he can be even anadequate NFL receiver.

ISAAC BRUCE,Rams
Yes, he's one of the greatest receivers of his day, but he'll be 34 this seasonand is sliding down the depth chart.

AMANI TOOMER,Giants
A onetime primary target, the 10-year vet has fallen into a complementary roleover the last two years.

SLEEPERS

DERRICK MASON,Ravens
He's reunited with longtime teammate Steve McNair, with whom he made the ProBowl twice as a Titan.

ANTONIO BRYANT,49ers
One of the few fantasy options on the Niners, Bryant steps into the spot thatLloyd vacated.

REGGIE WILLIAMS,Jaguars
He was passed on the depth chart by Ernest Wilford last year, but Jimmy Smith'sretirement opens up a lot of receptions on Byron Leftwich's crew.

BIG-PLAY MEN

TERRY GLENN,Cowboys
He'll see an inordinate amount of single coverage as opposing secondaries keyon Terrell Owens.

SANTANA MOSS,Redskins
He led the league with 18 catches of 25 yards or more last year; now he hasLloyd and Antwaan Randle-El to spread the field for him.

ERNEST WILFORD,Jaguars
The former Virginia Tech star is the Jags' best long-ball threat, and one ofthe bigger ones in the game.

IMPACTROOKIES

SINORICE MOSS,Giants
Santana's little brother infuses speed into an already potent attack; alsofigures to return some kicks.

GREG JENNINGS,Packers
The second-rounder should see plenty of time on the frozen tundra as one ofBrett Favre's favored targets.

MIKE HASS,Saints
He has shown a great work ethic in camp and should climb the depth chart; agood late-round pick.

BUYER BEWARE

ASHLEY LELIE,Broncos
A contract squabble and the arrival of Javon Walker make it more likely thatLelie will be traded; the question is where and when.

NATE BURLESON,Seahawks
With Joe Jurevicius gone, the opportunity is there, but Burleson hasn't shownmuch promise so far.

MUHSIN MUHAMMAD,Bears
He tied for the most drops among NFL wideouts last year with 11--that's 15% ofthe balls thrown his way.

 

SI PLAYER RANKINGS FOR
2006 With 2005 stats

GAMES

CATCHES

REC. YARDS

YARDS/
CATCH

YARDS/
GAME

100-YARD GAMES

TDS

BYE WEEK

1.

Chad Johnson, Bengals

16

97

1,432

14.8

89.5

4

9

5

2.

Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals

16

103

1,409

13.7

88.1

7

10

9

3.

Terrell Owens, Cowboys *

7

47

763

16.2

109

4

6

3

4.

Steve Smith, Panthers

16

103

1,563

15.2

97.7

9

12

9

5.

Chris Chambers, Dolphins

16

82

1,118

13.6

69.9

3

11

8

6.

Marvin Harrison, Colts

15

82

1,146

14.0

76.4

6

12

6

7.

Anquan Boldin, Cardinals

14

102

1,402

13.7

100.1

8

7

9

8.

Torry Holt, Rams

14

102

1,331

13.0

95.1

6

9

7

9.

Hines Ward, Steelers

15

69

975

14.1

65

4

11

4

10.

Andre Johnson, Texans

13

63

688

10.9

52.9

2

2

5

11.

Santana Moss, Redskins

16

84

1,483

17.7

92.7

5

9

8

12.

Reggie Wayne, Colts

16

83

1,055

12.7

65.9

2

5

6

13.

Randy Moss, Raiders

16

60

1,005

16.8

62.8

4

8

3

14.

Terry Glenn, Cowboys

16

62

1,136

18.3

71

4

7

3

15.

Plaxico Burress, Giants

16

76

1,214

16.0

75.9

4

7

4

16.

Derrick Mason, Ravens

16

86

1,073

12.5

67.1

1

3

7

17.

Donald Driver, Packers

16

86

1,221

14.2

76.3

5

5

6

18.

Brandon Lloyd, Redskins *

16

48

733

15.3

45.8

3

5

8

19.

Joe Horn, Saints

13

49

654

13.3

50.3

1

1

7

20.

Keenan McCardell, Chargers

16

70

917

13.1

57.3

1

9

3

21.

Javon Walker, Broncos *

1

4

27

6.8

27

0

0

4

22.

Roy Williams, Lions

13

45

687

15.3

52.8

2

8

8

23.

Joey Galloway, Buccaneers

16

83

1,287

15.5

80.4

4

10

4

24.

T.J. Houshmandzedeh, Bengals

14

78

956

12.3

68.3

2

7

5

25.

Deion Branch, Patriots

16

78

998

12.8

62.4

1

5

6

26.

Drew Bennett, Titans

13

58

738

12.7

56.8

0

4

7

27.

Donte' Stallworth, Saints

16

70

945

13.5

59.1

3

7

7

28.

Roddy White, Falcons

16

29

446

15.4

27.9

0

3

5

29.

Eric Moulds, Texans *

15

81

816

10.1

54.4

2

4

5

30.

Rod Smith, Broncos

16

85

1,105

13.0

69.1

2

6

4

31.

Eddie Kennison, Chiefs

16

68

1,102

16.2

68.9

5

5

3

32.

Muhsin Muhammad, Bears

15

64

750

11.7

50

0

4

7

33.

Eric Parker, Chargers

15

57

725

12.7

48.3

0

3

3

34.

Darrell Jackson, Seahawks

6

38

482

12.7

80.3

2

3

5

35.

Joe Jurevicius, Browns *

16

55

694

12.6

43.4

2

10

6

36.

Lee Evans, Bills

16

48

743

15.5

46.4

2

7

8

37.

Laveranues Coles, Jets

16

73

845

11.6

52.8

0

5

9

38.

Antonio Bryant, 49ers *

16

69

1,009

14.6

63.1

1

4

6

39.

Ernest Wilford, Jaguars

16

41

681

16.6

42.6

2

7

6

40.

Ashley Lelie, Broncos

16

42

770

18.3

48.1

1

1

4

41.

Koren Robinson, Vikings

14

22

347

15.8

24.8

0

2

6

42.

Nate Burleson, Seahawks

12

30

328

10.9

27.3

0

1

5

43.

Amani Toomer, Giants

16

60

684

11.4

42.8

0

7

4

44.

Antwaan Randle-El, Redskins *

16

35

558

15.9

34.9

0

3

8

45.

Kevin Curtis, Rams

16

60

801

13.4

50.1

1

6

7

46.

Braylon Edwards, Browns

10

32

512

16.0

51.2

1

3

6

47.

Isaac Bruce, Rams

11

36

525

14.6

47.7

0

3

7

48.

Keyshawn Johnson, Panthers *

16

71

839

11.8

52.4

1

6

9

49.

David Givens, Titans *

13

59

738

12.5

56.8

2

2

7

50.

Jerry Porter, Raiders

16

76

942

12.4

58.9

2

5

3

51.

Marty Booker, Dolphins

15

39

686

17.6

45.7

2

3

8

52.

Reggie Brown, Eagles

16

43

571

13.3

35.7

0

4

9

53.

Reggie Williams, Jaguars

16

35

445

12.7

27.8

0

0

6

54.

Michael Clayton, Buccaneers

14

32

372

11.6

26.6

0

0

4

55.

Travis Taylor, Vikings

16

50

604

12.1

37.8

0

4

6

56.

Matt Jones, Jaguars

16

36

432

12.0

27

1

5

6

57.

Mark Clayton, Ravens

14

44

471

10.7

33.6

1

2

7

58.

Corey Bradford, Lions *

16

34

436

12.8

27.3

1

5

8

59.

Reche Caldwell, Patriots *

16

28

352

12.6

22

0

1

6

60.

Brandon Stokley, Colts

15

41

543

13.2

36.2

1

1

6

61.

Cedrick Wilson, Steelers

16

26

451

17.3

28.2

0

0

4

62.

Robert Ferguson, Packers

11

27

366

13.6

33.3

0

3

6

63.

Samie Parker, Chiefs

12

36

533

14.8

44.4

0

3

3

64.

Roscoe Parrish, Bills

10

15

148

9.9

14.8

0

1

8

* New team for2006 season

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