Tuesday, August 11, 2009


So far I'm in eight fantasy football leagues and they all have points-per-reception scoring. You get one point for every reception made.

Getting those extra points can be great and sometimes crucial in beating your opponent each week. But the key is beating the other team owners to the top-catching receivers in your draft.
Last season, only seven players had 90-plus receptions and one player wasn't even a wide receiver.

The busiest wide receiver last season was Houston's Andre Johnson with 115 receptions for 1,575 yards. New England's Wes Welker was next with 111 catches for 1,165 yards followed by Denver's Brandon Marshall (104, 1,265), Arizona's Larry Fitzgerald (96, 1,431), Seattle's T.J. Houshmandzadeh (92, 904 with Cincinnati last season) and Denver's Eddie Royal (91, 980). Atlanta tight end Tony Gonzalez is the seventh player with 96 catches for 1,058 with Kansas City last season.
Players close to 90 receptions were Arizona's Anquan Boldin (89, 1,038), Atlanta's Roddy White (88, 1,382) and Kansas City's Dwayne Bowe (86, 1,022).
New England's Randy Moss only had 69 receptions last season but with a healthy Tom Brady you can expect that number to rise.

One running back to key on who caught a lot of passes, based on last season's stats, is Chicago's Matt Forte who led all backs with 63 receptions for 477 yards. Jacksonville's Maurice Jones-Drew was a close second with 62 catches for 525 yards.
If you're looking for a points-per-reception sleeper, try LaDainian Tomlinson who isn't getting the love he has been used to from fantasy football owners. I see a huge bounce-back season for Tomlinson both on ther ground and through the air.

What about receiving phenom Reggie Bush at running back you ask? Sure, he gets a lot of receptions. But do you want to spend an early draft pick for a back who spends most of the time in the infirmary?
If you have a player I didn't mention on your points-per-reception radar, let me know....

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