Fantasy Football: Week One Reception Leaders

Posted: 17th September 2009 by Michael Whooley in NFL
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In my column last week, I took a look back at 2008’s Week One performances to see what kind of trends we might be able to glean from that tiny smidge of history. My prognosis was that many of the trends that we see in Week One will hold true for the rest of the season—like committee splits in the backfield and rookie wide receiver performances. If that is the case and Week One gives us a pretty good window into the remainder of the season, then what can we learn from this week—maybe, which players are for real? Since there are about a million and one ways to look at the Week One games for number nerds like me, I thought I’d assess players on just one front to keep things simple: number of receptions. I find receptions to be a much more consistent measure of a play ...

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