(A.J. Green photo courtesy of the Cincinnati Bengals)
(Victor Cruz photo Photo courtesy of the New York Giants)
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A healthy Carson Palmer at quarterback for the Arizona Cardinals has triggered a revival of the career of Larry Fitzgerald.
Fitzgerald ranks fifth in the NFL in receiving this season with 43 catches for 583 yards and a league-high six touchdowns. John Brown on the other side ranks in the NFL’s Top 20 as well with 33 catches, and former first-round draft pick Michael Floyd also has found the end zone this season for the Cardinals.
Does that give Arizona the best corps of receivers in the NFL?
Or would you prefer the Denver Broncos? Or Cincinnati Bengals? Indianapolis Colts? Or how about the New York Giants?
Peyton Manning has been struggling for the Broncos, but his receivers haven’t. Pro Bowler DeMaryius Thomas ranks fourth in the NFL with 48 catches and Emmanuel Sanders also is in the Top 10 with 38 grabs. Free-agent Owen Daniels has slid into the tight end spot vacated by Julius Thomas and has two TD receptions himself.
Andy Dalton triggers the NFL’s sixth-ranked passing attack in Cincinnati this season with A.J. Green, Marvin Jones and tight end Tyler Eifert his primary targets. Eifert shares the league touchdown lead with Fitzgerald at six, and Green has posted the only 200-yard game this season — a 227-yard day against Baltimore.
The Colts have been slowed by an injury at the quarterback position with Andrew Luck missing two games. But the Indy receivers motored along during his absence with Matt Hasselbeck. Starting wideouts T.Y. Hilton and Donte Moncrief each have 30-plus catches, and free agent Andre Johnson has chipped in a pair of TD receptions.
The New York Giants are led by dynamic Odell Beckham Jr., and his running mate Rueben Randle also has had a 100-yard game this season. This duo will become a trio when Victor Cruz, himself a former Pro Bowler, returns from a calf injury.
So who has the best receiving corps in the league? Vote now: