Who were the most productive WRs in 2010?

New York Giants Hakeem Nicks runs up the sidelines against the Dallas Cowboys during the first half in Cowboys Stadium October 25, 2010 in Arlington, Texas. UPI/Ian Halperin

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I’ve already covered quarterbacks and running backs, now it’s time to look at wide receivers on a per game basis. Below is a table of the Top 50 WRs of 2010 in terms of adjusted fantasy points per game, which is calculated by dividing the player’s total points by the number of games he played and then adjusting the result by the average schedule bias for his team. Keep in mind these are points scored in a standard (non-PPR) scoring system. (The PPR table is further down.)

# Name PPG SOS Adj Adj PPG
1 Andre Johnson 13.1 -0.26 13.4
2 Brandon Lloyd 13.1 -0.01 13.1
3 Dwayne Bowe 12.9 -0.15 13.1
4 Roddy White 12.5 -0.60 13.1
5 Calvin Johnson 12.5 -0.48 13.0
6 Hakeem Nicks 13.2 0.37 12.8
7 Greg Jennings 12.4 0.20 12.2
8 Mike Wallace 11.9 -0.33 12.2
9 Terrell Owens 10.9 -1.10 12.0
10 Austin Collie 12.5 0.79 11.8
11 Kenny Britt 11.0 0.08 10.9
12 Steve Johnson 10.5 -0.31 10.8
13 Miles Austin 10.1 -0.65 10.7
14 Percy Harvin 9.5 -0.86 10.4
15 Jerome Simpson 9.2 -1.10 10.3
16 DeSean Jackson 11.3 1.01 10.3
17 Reggie Wayne 10.7 0.79 9.9
18 Wes Welker 8.5 -1.48 9.9
19 Mike Williams (TB) 10.2 0.27 9.9
20 Santonio Holmes 9.4 -0.28 9.6
21 Deion Branch 7.9 -1.48 9.3
22 Brandon Marshall 8.6 -0.65 9.2
23 Jeremy Maclin 10.0 1.01 9.0
24 Mario Manningham 9.3 0.37 8.9
25 Santana Moss 9.2 0.30 8.9
26 Chad Ochocinco 7.7 -1.10 8.8
27 Malcom Floyd 9.8 1.13 8.7
28 Braylon Edwards 8.3 -0.28 8.6
29 Marques Colston 9.6 1.11 8.5
30 Dez Bryant 7.7 -0.65 8.3
31 Johnny Knox 7.9 -0.40 8.3
32 Larry Fitzgerald 9.4 1.07 8.3
33 Nate Burleson 7.6 -0.48 8.1
34 Mark Clayton 8.6 0.57 8.1
35 Anquan Boldin 7.9 -0.11 8.0
36 Derrick Mason 7.6 -0.11 7.7
37 Vincent Jackson 8.8 1.13 7.7
38 Davone Bess 7.0 -0.65 7.6
39 Sidney Rice 6.7 -0.86 7.5
40 Mike Thomas 7.3 -0.12 7.5
41 Pierre Garcon 8.2 0.79 7.4
42 Dezmon Briscoe 7.7 0.27 7.4
43 Mike Sims-Walker 7.0 -0.12 7.1
44 Roscoe Parrish 6.8 -0.31 7.1
45 Hines Ward 6.6 -0.33 6.9
46 Michael Crabtree 6.9 0.05 6.8
47 Adrian Arrington 7.9 1.11 6.8
48 Anthony Armstrong 7.0 0.30 6.7
49 Lance Moore 7.8 1.11 6.7
50 Lee Evans 6.3 -0.31 6.6
51 Brian Hartline 5.9 -0.65 6.5
52 Nate Washington 6.5 0.08 6.4
53 Jordan Shipley 5.2 -1.10 6.3
54 Michael Jenkins 5.7 -0.60 6.3
55 Jabar Gaffney 6.2 -0.01 6.2
56 Roy E. Williams 5.5 -0.65 6.2
57 Mike Williams 6.2 0.11 6.1
58 Kevin Walter 5.8 -0.26 6.0
59 James Jones 6.1 0.20 5.9
60 Earl Bennett 5.4 -0.40 5.8

A few thoughts:

— Brandon Lloyd had a great year, but I’m not sure I buy him as a Top 10 WR in 2011, especially if Tim Tebow takes over at QB. He has disappointed before.

— With the way Dwayne Bowe started the season, it’s pretty amazing that he finished WR3 in standard scoring formats. He should have a fine 2011 if he has a good offseason.

— I landed Mike Wallace in the middle of the third round of a PPR Draftmaster draft, and I think it was a steal. I see no reason why he wouldn’t finish in the Top 12 this season, especially with Big Ben playing a full season.

— Don’t sleep on T.O. if he lands in a decent spot. He proved last season he could quickly make an impact on a new team. He is currently going in the 11th round, but that will rise into the 6th or 7th if he finds a good situation.

— Kenny Britt finished #11 in adjusted PPG despite coming into camp overweight and missing a few games with a hamstring injury. Imagine what he could do if he acted like a professional in the offseason and had an average or better QB throwing to him.

— Jerome Simpson is a sleeper, but he needs a solid QB to throw to him. Don’t draft him too early until that’s settled.

— Mark Clayton and Deion Branch are going in the 10th round. Both players have a good shot at finishing in the Top 30 if they stay healthy.

Here’s a look at the top PPR performers:

# Name PPG SOS Adj Adj PPG
1 Roddy White 19.6 -0.77 20.4
2 Andre Johnson 19.7 -0.16 19.9
3 Hakeem Nicks 19.2 0.78 18.5
4 Calvin Johnson 17.6 -0.74 18.4
5 Brandon Lloyd 17.9 -0.42 18.3
6 Dwayne Bowe 17.4 -0.73 18.1
7 Austin Collie 19.0 1.15 17.8
8 Reggie Wayne 17.7 0.01 17.6
9 Terrell Owens 16.0 -1.07 17.1
10 Greg Jennings 17.2 0.32 16.8
11 Wes Welker 14.2 -2.09 16.3
12 Mike Wallace 15.6 -0.51 16.1
13 Steve Johnson 15.6 -0.29 15.9
14 Percy Harvin 14.6 -1.06 15.7
15 Brandon Marshall 14.7 -0.74 15.4
16 Miles Austin 14.4 -0.59 15.0
17 Santana Moss 15.0 0.45 14.5
18 Kenny Britt 14.5 0.01 14.4
19 Jerome Simpson 13.2 -1.07 14.3
20 Larry Fitzgerald 15.0 0.84 14.1
21 Deion Branch 11.9 -2.09 14.0
22 Santonio Holmes 13.7 -0.27 14.0
23 Marques Colston 15.2 1.66 13.6
24 Mike Williams (TB) 14.2 0.66 13.6
25 Chad Ochocinco 12.4 -1.07 13.5
26 Adrian Arrington 14.9 1.66 13.2
27 DeSean Jackson 14.6 1.67 13.0
28 Mark Clayton 13.2 0.49 12.8
29 Jeremy Maclin 14.4 1.67 12.7
30 Davone Bess 11.9 -0.74 12.7
31 Steve Smith (NYG) 13.2 0.78 12.4
32 Nate Burleson 11.5 -0.74 12.3
33 Mario Manningham 13.0 0.78 12.3
34 Dez Bryant 11.4 -0.59 12.0
35 Malcom Floyd 13.2 1.16 12.0
36 Braylon Edwards 11.6 -0.27 11.9
37 Anquan Boldin 11.9 -0.01 11.9
38 Pierre Garcon 13.0 1.15 11.8
39 Johnny Knox 11.1 -0.77 11.8
40 Mike Thomas 11.5 -0.15 11.6
41 Derrick Mason 11.5 -0.01 11.5
42 Roscoe Parrish 10.9 -0.29 11.2
43 Mike Williams 10.9 -0.08 10.9
44 Hines Ward 10.3 -0.51 10.8
45 Danny Amendola 11.3 0.49 10.8
46 Jabar Gaffney 10.3 -0.42 10.7
47 Michael Crabtree 10.3 -0.37 10.7
48 Sidney Rice 9.5 -1.06 10.6
49 Vincent Jackson 11.6 1.16 10.5
50 Mike Sims-Walker 10.1 -0.15 10.2
51 Lance Moore 11.9 1.66 10.2
52 Michael Jenkins 9.4 -0.77 10.2
53 Brian Hartline 9.4 -0.74 10.2
54 Dezmon Briscoe 10.7 0.66 10.0
55 Jordan Shipley 8.7 -1.07 9.7
56 Eddie Royal 9.1 -0.42 9.5
57 Anthony Armstrong 9.9 0.45 9.5
58 Lee Evans 9.1 -0.29 9.4
59 Earl Bennett 8.6 -0.77 9.4
60 Taylor Price 7.1 -2.09 9.2

— Hakeem Nicks is a Top 5 WR if he can stay healthy. His gain is Steve Smith 2.0’s loss.

— Austin Collie was highly productive when he was healthy, but he only managed to play nine games and seems to take a lot of hits with those crossing and seam routes. He’s currently going in the 5th round, but he’s obviously a high risk guy.

— I like Stevie Johnson, and his value will be high assuming Ryan Fitzpatrick is back. If they make a change, any change, at QB, it will probably hurt Johnson’s stock. Fitzy is pretty good, and they’re going to have a tough time upgrading given the current crop of FA and rookie QBs available.

— Brandon Marshall ranks seven spots higher in PPR formats than in standard formats.

— Jeremy Maclin is weighted down by his weird one-target Week 17 game against the Cowboys. Without that, he would have been WR23 on this list, given his favorable schedule.

— Mike Thomas is likely to see a boost in targets with Mike Sims-Walker’s departure. He seems to be a PPR guy, but he’s ranked #40 on both lists. He is currently WR40 in average drafts, which seems about 8-10 spots too low.

Once the NFL (hopefully) agrees to a new CBA and finalizes the schedule, I can release the projected strength of schedule (SOS) for 2011. That will allow us to further refine this list.

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