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ON THE RISE

ROY WILLIAMSLions
Already thriving in the Torry Holt role in Mike Martz's offense, he'll see moresingle coverage with the arrival of Calvin Johnson.

MARQUES COLSTONSaints
With his skills and in this high-scoring offense, he'll skip the sophomoreslump.

RANDY MOSSPatriots
He checked out early with the hapless Raiders, but he won't do that in NewEngland.

ON THEDECLINE

ISAAC BRUCERams
At 34, the last remaining Los Angeles Ram has value only if he's coming offyour bench.

ROD SMITHBroncos
His surgically repaired hip could keep him on the sideline for part of theseason--or leave him off the Broncos' roster entirely.

AMANI TOOMERGiants
The 11-year vet has to prove he is fully recovered from a partially torn ACLlast November.

SLEEPERS

BRAYLON EDWARDSBrowns
He'll become a top 10 receiver once Brady Quinn takes the reins atquarterback.

DEVIN HESTERBears
The speedy former CB, who was the NFL's premier return man as a rookie, givesthe offense a boost from his new position.

VINCENT JACKSONChargers
He moves up to No. 1 receiver following the departure of Keenan McCardell.

IMPACTROOKIES

DWAYNE BOWEChiefs
New QB Brodie Croyle will be looking for help, and Bowe, a first-round pickfrom LSU, should play a majority of the snaps.

DWAYNE JARRETT Panthers
His red-zone skills--41 touchdowns at USC--are much needed in Carolina.

CALVIN JOHNSONLions
The best athlete in the draft, the No. 2 pick, from Georgia Tech, will startright away.

KEEP AN EYEON

MALCOM FLOYDChargers
He was one of only two San Diego wideouts to catch a touchdown pass in2006.

ANTHONY GONZALEZColts
This rookie fills the vacancy created by Brandon Stokley's defection toDenver.

MIKE WALKERJaguars
The third-round pick from Central Florida could supplant a disappointing MattJones or Reggie Williams by midseason.

BUYER BEWARE

STEVE SMITHPanthers
The deteriorating play of Jake Delhomme drops Smith behind a handful of betterchoices.

MIKE FURREYLions
With Calvin Johnson cutting into his opportunities, Furrey won't come close tothe 98 catches or the 1,086 yards he had in 2006.

JOE HORNFalcons
He's 35, and the former Saint's reception totals have declined each of the pasttwo years.

SI PLAYERRANKINGS FOR 2007 with 2006 stats

 

 

GAMES

CATCHES

REC. YARDS

YARDS/CATCH

YARDS/GAME

100-YARD GAMES

TDs

BYE WEEK

1.

Marvin Harrison, Colts

16

95

1,366

14.4

85.4

6

12

6

2.

Chad Johnson, Bengals

16

87

1,369

15.7

85.6

4

7

5

3.

Torry Holt, Rams

16

93

1,188

12.8

74.3

4

10

9

4.

Reggie Wayne, Colts

16

86

1,310

15.2

81.9

5

9

6

5.

Marques Colston, Saints

14

70

1,083

14.8

77.4

4

8

4

6.

Roy Williams, Lions

16

82

1,310

16.0

81.9

6

7

6

7.

Steve Smith, Panthers

14

83

1,166

14.0

83.3

4

9

7

8.

Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals

13

69

946

13.7

72.8

2

6

8

9.

Terrell Owens, Cowboys

16

85

1,180

13.9

73.8

3

13

8

10.

Javon Walker, Broncos

16

69

1,084

15.7

67.8

3

8

6

11.

Anquan Boldin, Cardinals

16

83

1,203

14.5

75.2

4

4

8

12.

Donald Driver, Packers

16

92

1,295

14.1

80.9

3

8

7

13.

Calvin Johnson, Lions +

14

76

1,202

15.8

85.9

7

15

6

14.

Andre Johnson, Texans

16

103

1,147

11.1

71.7

4

5

10

15.

T.J. Houshmandzadeh, Bengals

14

90

1,081

12.0

77.2

3

9

5

16.

Randy Moss, Patriots

13

42

553

13.2

42.5

1

3

10

17.

Joe Horn, Falcons

10

37

679

18.4

67.9

2

4

8

18.

Lee Evans, Bills

16

82

1,292

15.8

80.8

3

8

6

19.

Hines Ward, Steelers

14

74

975

13.2

69.6

2

6

6

20.

Santana Moss, Redskins

14

55

790

14.4

56.4

3

6

4

21.

Greg Jennings, Packers

14

45

632

14.0

45.1

2

3

7

22.

Joey Galloway, Buccaneers

16

62

1,057

17.0

66.1

4

7

10

23.

Terry Glenn, Cowboys

15

70

1,047

15.0

69.8

2

6

8

24.

Laveranues Coles, Jets

16

91

1,098

12.1

68.6

5

6

10

25.

Chris Chambers, Dolphins

16

59

677

11.5

42.3

1

4

9

26.

Devery Henderson, Saints

13

32

745

23.3

57.3

3

5

4

27.

Muhsin Muhammad, Bears

16

60

863

14.4

53.9

3

5

9

28.

Plaxico Burress, Giants

15

63

988

15.7

65.9

2

10

9

29.

Deion Branch, Seahawks

14

53

725

13.7

51.8

1

4

8

30.

Bernard Berrian, Bears

15

51

775

15.2

51.7

2

6

9

31.

Jerry Porter, Raiders

4

1

19

19.0

4.8

0

0

5

32.

Donte’ Stallworth, Patriots

12

38

725

19.1

60.4

3

5

10

33.

Darrell Jackson, 49ers

13

63

956

15.2

73.5

2

10

8

34.

Braylon Edwards, Browns

16

61

884

14.5

55.3

3

6

7

35.

Eddie Kennison, Chargers

16

53

860

16.2

53.8

3

5

8

36.

Vincent Jackson, Chargers

16

27

453

16.8

28.3

0

6

7

37.

Mike Furrey, Lions

16

98

1,086

11.1

67.9

4

6

6

38.

Santonio Holmes, Steelers

16

49

824

16,8

51.5

1

2

6

39.

Ronald Curry, Raiders

16

62

727

11.7

45.4

1

1

5

40.

D.J. Hackett, Seahawks

14

45

610

13.6

43.6

1

4

8

41.

Drew Bennett, Rams

16

46

737

16.0

46.1

3

3

9

42.

Devin Hester, Bears

16

0

0

0.0

0.0

0

5

9

43.

Kevin Curtis, Eagles

16

40

479

12.0

29.9

0

4

5

44.

Mark Clayton, Ravens

16

67

939

14.0

58.7

4

5

8

45.

Isaac Bruce, Rams

16

74

1,098

14.8

68.6

3

3

9

46.

Jerricho Cotchery, Jets

16

82

961

11.7

60.1

2

6

10

47.

Reggie Brown, Eagles

16

46

816

17.7

51.0

2

9

5

48.

Derrick Mason, Ravens

16

68

750

11.0

46.9

1

2

8

49.

Brandon Jones, Titans

16

27

384

14.2

24.0

1

4

4

50.

Matt Jones, Jaguars

14

41

643

15.7

45.9

2

4

4

51.

David Givens, Titans

5

8

104

13.0

20.8

0

0

4

52.

Roscoe Parrish, Bills

16

23

320

13.9

20.0

1

2

6

53.

Eric Parker, Chargers

15

48

659

13.7

43.9

0

0

7

54.

Reggie Williams, Jaguars

16

52

616

11.8

38.5

0

4

4

55.

Terrance Copper, Saints

15

23

385

16.7

25.7

0

3

4

56.

Dwayne Jarrett, Panthers +

12

70

1,015

14.5

84.6

4

12

7

57.

Patrick Crayton, Cowboys

16

36

516

14.3

32.3

1

4

8

58.

Amani Toomer, Giants

8

32

360

11.3

45.0

1

3

9

59.

Bryant Johnson, Cardinals

16

40

740

18.5

46.3

0

4

8

60.

Brandon Marshall, Broncos

15

20

309

15.5

20.6

0

2

6

61.

Michael Jenkins, Falcons

16

39

436

11.2

27.3

0

7

8

62.

Rod Smith, Broncos

16

52

512

9.8

32.0

0

3

6

63.

Joe Jurevicius, Browns

13

40

495

12.4

38.1

1

3

7

64.

Wes Welker, Patriots

16

67

687

10.3

42.9

0

1

10

+ College stats

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