Returnerguys - thru week 1                                  
by Mike Herman, Exclusive to Footballguys.com Fantasy points scoring: 6 points per TD, 1 point per 20 punt return yards, & 1 point per 40 kickoff return yards
Players Punt Returns Kick Returns Combined PR & KR Fantasy
Tm Name Pos gms Rets Avg rank Yds rank Lng TDs FC Rets Avg rank Yds rank Lng TDs Yards rank TDs rank points rank
ARI Reggie Swinton WR 1 1 -5.0 71 -5 71 -5 0 2 6 27.3 7 164 3 59 0 159 5 0 4 3.8 9
ARI Obafemi Ayanbadejo RB 1 0 0.0 25 0 25 0 0 0 1 16.0 37 16 42 16 0 16 51 0 4 0.4 53
ATL Allen Rossum CB 1 2 0.0 25 0 25 0 0 2 2 26.5 10 53 20 33 0 53 24 0 4 1.3 29  
BAL B.J. Sams RB 1 3 17.0 2 51 5 28 0 2 3 22.7 18 68 16 27 0 119 7 0 4 4.3 8  
BAL Justin Green RB 1 0 0.0 25 0 25 0 0 0 1 10.0 50 10 50 10 0 10 59 0 4 0.3 62  
BUF Nate Clements CB 1 2 9.5 11 19 12 13 0 2 0 0.0 52 0 52 0 0 19 48 0 4 1.0 40  
BUF Daimon Shelton FB 1 0 0.0 25 0 25 0 0 0 1 16.0 37 16 42 16 0 16 51 0 4 0.4 53  
BUF Terrence McGee CB 1 0 0.0 25 0 25 0 0 0 1 16.0 37 16 42 16 0 16 51 0 4 0.4 53  
CAR Rod Smart RB 1 0 0.0 25 0 25 0 0 0 3 15.3 43 46 24 19 0 46 27 0 4 1.1 33  
CAR Nick Goings RB 1 0 0.0 25 0 25 0 0 0 1 21.0 23 21 37 21 0 21 44 0 4 0.5 49  
CAR Kris Mangum TE 1 0 0.0 25 0 25 0 0 0 1 9.0 51 9 51 9 0 9 61 0 4 0.2 64  
CAR Steve Smith WR 1 0 0.0 25 0 25 0 0 1 0 0.0 52 0 52 0 0 0 66 0 4 0.0 66  
CAR Mike Seidman TE 1 0 0.0 25 0 25 0 0 0 1 0.0 52 0 52 0 0 0 66 0 4 0.0 66  
CHI Mark Bradley WR 1 0 0.0 25 0 25 0 0 0 4 17.5 33 70 15 23 0 70 19 0 4 1.8 21  
CHI Bernard Berrian WR 1 2 -1.5 70 -3 70 4 0 0 0 0.0 52 0 52 0 0 -3 71 0 4 -0.2 71  
CIN Tab Perry WR 1 0 0.0 25 0 25 0 0 0 4 27.0 8 108 8 50 0 108 10 0 4 2.7 12  
CIN Keiwan Ratliff CB 1 2 9.0 13 18 14 9 0 0 0 0.0 52 0 52 0 0 18 49 0 4 0.9 42  
CLE Reuben Droughns RB 1 0 0.0 25 0 25 0 0 0 5 23.8 16 119 7 35 0 119 8 0 4 3.0 11  
CLE Dennis Northcutt WR 1 2 10.0 9 20 11 13 0 0 0 0.0 52 0 52 0 0 20 46 0 4 1.0 36  
CLE Joshua Cribbs WR 1 0 0.0 25 0 25 0 0 0 1 14.0 45 14 47 14 0 14 55 0 4 0.4 58  
DAL Marion Barber RB 1 0 0.0 25 0 25 0 0 0 3 19.3 31 58 18 21 0 58 21 0 4 1.4 25  
DAL Aaron Glenn CB 1 0 0.0 25 0 25 0 0 0 1 20.0 27 20 38 20 0 20 46 0 4 0.5 50  
DAL Patrick Crayton WR 1 1 2.0 23 2 24 2 0 0 0 0.0 52 0 52 0 0 2 65 0 4 0.1 65  
DEN Darrent Williams CB 1 1 13.0 5 13 17 13 0 1 3 26.3 12 79 13 29 0 92 14 0 4 2.6 15  
DEN Charlie Adams WR 1 0 0.0 25 0 25 0 0 0 2 19.5 29 39 28 20 0 39 35 0 4 1.0 38  
DET Eddie Drummond WR 1 6 2.0 23 12 18 5 0 0 2 14.5 44 29 32 15 0 41 31 0 4 1.3 29  
GB Antonio Chatman WR 1 3 6.3 18 19 13 16 0 4 1 22.0 19 22 36 22 0 41 33 0 4 1.5 24  
GB Robert Ferguson WR 1 0 0.0 25 0 25 0 0 0 2 22.0 19 44 25 22 0 44 28 0 4 1.1 34  
GB Najeh Davenport RB 1 0 0.0 25 0 25 0 0 0 1 17.0 34 17 39 17 0 17 50 0 4 0.4 52  
HOU Vernand Morency RB 1 0 0.0 25 0 25 0 0 0 5 20.2 26 101 10 24 0 101 12 0 4 2.5 16  
HOU Domanick Davis RB 1 0 0.0 25 0 25 0 0 0 1 29.0 6 29 32 29 0 29 39 0 4 0.7 44  
HOU Phillip Buchanon CB 1 1 6.0 19 6 21 6 0 1 0 0.0 52 0 52 0 0 6 63 0 4 0.3 60  
HOU Mark Bruener TE 1 0 0.0 25 0 25 0 0 0 1 11.0 49 11 49 11 0 11 58 0 4 0.3 61  
IND Ran Carthon RB 1 0 0.0 25 0 25 0 0 0 1 14.0 45 14 47 14 0 14 55 0 4 0.4 58  
IND Troy Walters WR 1 1 0.0 25 0 25 0 0 3 0 0.0 52 0 52 0 0 0 66 0 4 0.0 66  
JAC Alvin Pearman RB 1 3 8.0 15 24 10 14 0 1 1 17.0 34 17 39 17 0 41 31 0 4 1.6 23  
JAC Derrick Wimbush RB 1 0 0.0 25 0 25 0 0 0 2 23.0 17 46 23 26 0 46 26 0 4 1.2 32  
KC Dante Hall WR 1 0 0.0 25 0 25 0 0 2 2 19.5 29 39 28 22 0 39 35 0 4 1.0 38  
MIA Wes Welker WR 1 4 16.0 3 64 3 20 0 0 2 25.5 13 51 21 28 0 115 9 0 4 4.5 7  
MIN Keenan Howry WR 1 5 10.8 8 54 4 19 0 0 0 0.0 52 0 52 0 0 54 23 0 4 2.7 12  
MIN Mewelde Moore RB 1 0 0.0 25 0 25 0 0 0 3 22.0 19 66 17 27 0 66 20 0 4 1.7 22  
MIN Troy Williamson WR 1 0 0.0 25 0 25 0 0 0 2 11.5 48 23 35 13 0 23 43 0 4 0.6 48  
NE Tim Dwight WR 1 4 11.0 7 44 6 27 0 0 0 0.0 52 0 52 0 0 44 28 0 4 2.2 17  
NE Kevin Faulk RB 1 0 0.0 25 0 25 0 0 0 2 21.0 23 42 26 26 0 42 30 0 4 1.1 35  
NE Ellis Hobbs CB 1 0 0.0 25 0 25 0 0 0 1 37.0 2 37 30 37 0 37 37 0 4 0.9 41  
NE Troy Brown WR 1 0 0.0 25 0 25 0 0 2 0 0.0 52 0 52 0 0 0 66 0 4 0.0 66  
NO Michael Lewis WR 1 1 0.0 25 0 25 0 0 0 4 18.8 32 75 14 20 0 75 18 0 4 1.9 20  
NYG Willie Ponder WR 1 0 0.0 25 0 25 0 0 0 4 47.8 1 191 1 95 1 191 1 1 1 10.8 1  
NYG Chad Morton RB 1 6 14.7 4 88 1 52 1 0 0 0.0 52 0 52 0 0 88 15 1 1 10.4 2  
NYG Brandon Jacobs RB 1 0 0.0 25 0 25 0 0 0 1 33.0 4 33 31 33 0 33 38 0 4 0.8 43  
NYJ Justin Miller CB 1 1 0.0 25 0 25 0 0 0 6 30.3 5 182 2 50 0 182 2 0 4 4.5 5  
NYJ Jerricho Cotchery WR 1 1 8.0 15 8 20 8 0 0 0 0.0 52 0 52 0 0 8 62 0 4 0.4 53  
OAK Chris Carr DB 1 3 5.0 20 15 15 15 0 0 6 25.2 14 151 4 29 0 166 4 0 4 4.5 6  
PHI Dexter Wynn DB 1 3 9.3 12 28 7 17 0 1 0 0.0 52 0 52 0 0 28 40 0 4 1.4 26  
PHI Roderick Hood CB 1 0 0.0 25 0 25 0 0 0 3 16.0 37 48 22 16 0 48 25 0 4 1.2 31  
PIT Ike Taylor CB 1 0 0.0 25 0 25 0 0 0 2 20.0 27 40 27 24 0 40 34 0 4 1.0 36  
PIT Antwaan Randle El WR 1 1 0.0 25 0 25 0 0 0 0 0.0 52 0 52 0 0 0 66 0 4 0.0 66  
SD Darren Sproles RB 1 2 12.5 6 25 9 14 0 0 4 36.5 3 146 5 49 0 171 3 0 4 4.9 4  
SD Eric Parker WR 1 0 0.0 25 0 25 0 0 0 1 16.0 37 16 42 16 0 16 51 0 4 0.4 53  
SEA Josh Scobey RB 1 0 0.0 25 0 25 0 0 0 3 27.0 8 81 12 31 0 81 17 0 4 2.0 19
SEA Peter Warrick WR 1 1 5.0 20 5 22 5 0 0 0 0.0 52 0 52 0 0 5 64 0 4 0.3 62
SF Otis Amey WR 1 1 75.0 1 75 2 75 1 0 1 17.0 34 17 39 17 0 92 13 1 1 10.2 3
SF Maurice Hicks RB 1 0 0.0 25 0 25 0 0 0 4 26.5 10 106 9 40 0 106 11 0 4 2.7 14
STL Chris Johnson CB 1 0 0.0 25 0 25 0 0 0 4 13.8 47 55 19 25 0 55 22 0 4 1.4 27
STL Shaun McDonald WR 1 2 7.0 17 14 16 13 0 1 0 0.0 52 0 52 0 0 14 55 0 4 0.7 45
TB Torrie Cox CB 1 0 0.0 25 0 25 0 0 0 4 20.8 25 83 11 26 0 83 16 0 4 2.1 18
TB Mark Jones WR 1 3 9.0 13 27 8 14 0 0 0 0.0 52 0 52 0 0 27 41 0 4 1.4 28
TEN Courtney Roby WR 1 0 0.0 25 0 25 0 0 0 6 22.0 19 132 6 27 0 132 6 0 4 3.3 10
TEN Andrae Thurman WR 1 1 10.0 9 10 19 10 0 1 0 0.0 52 0 52 0 0 10 59 0 4 0.5 50
WAS Antonio Brown WR 1 2 2.5 22 5 22 5 0 2 1 16.0 37 16 42 16 0 21 44 0 4 0.7 46
WAS Ladell Betts RB 1 0 0.0 25 0 25 0 0 0 1 25.0 15 25 34 25 0 25 42 0 4 0.6 47
  NEWS & NOTES
ATL Despite preseason comments by the team that Allen Rossum would handle only punt returns this year, he again handled kickoff returns in week 1.
BAL B.J. Sams returned a punt 88 yards to the 1-yard line, but it was called back due to a penalty.
CHI The Bears are easing CB Jerry Azumah back into  full action, but would like to get him back on kickoff returns, since rookie WR Mark Bradley was a mediocre substitute in week 1. Azumah experienced soreness Monday in the hip on which he had surgery however, so the Bears may have to wait another week. Bernard Berrian fumbled an attempted reverse on a punt return.
CLE  Reuben Droughns took over on kickoff returns, after Joshua Cribbs left the game with knee injury. Cribbs could miss several weeks.
DAL Rookie RB Tyson Thompson was expected to be the primary PR/KR guy, however he was inactive for the week 1 game.
DET Green Bay didn't have a very good game, however they did manage to contained Lions return specialist Eddie Drummond.
JAC WR Chad Owens is the most explosive returner for the Jaguars, and is no. 1 on the depth chart, however he was inactive for the week 1 game.
NYG The Giants scored two special teams touchdowns in the second half, a punt return by Chad Morton and a kickoff return by Willie Ponder.
OAK Rookie Chris Carr has performed well enough on kickoff returns, that he may keep the job even after incumbent KR/WR Doug Gabriel returns from injury. Norv Turner also noted that using both "would be a good combination."
SD Rookie Darren Sproles looked special as the PR/KR specialist. "That No. 43 doesn't need a real big hole,'' Marty Schottenheimer noted.
SEA Josh Scobey's 27 yard average on kickoffs looks good on paper, however he fumbled the opening kickoff away to Jacksonville.
SF The 49ers had several big returns, including a 75-yard punt return for a TD, however keep in mind this was against a Rams team that set records for special teams futility last year.
STL Recently signed Chris Johnson stepped out of bounds at his own 1 yard line on the opening kickoff. The Rams still plan to let him return kicks again this week at Arizona.
TEN Rookie Andrea Thurman was promoted from the practice squad when the Titans released Troy Edwards.
WAS Top PR/KR Antonio Brown was released Tuesday. His fumbled kickoff led to Chicago's only score. He was replaced in the game by Ladell Betts. Joe Gibbs has indicated they plan to get WR Santana Moss involved punt returns at some point in the year.