Player Points - Randy Moss
By Chase Stuart
June 2nd, 2010

As the careers of Randy Moss, Marvin Harrison and Terrell Owens wind down, fantasy owners should take a minute and reflect on how great these receivers have been. Owens had six seasons as a top-three fantasy wide receiver, and often looked even better on a per game basis. Marvin Harrison had an insane five seasons as the #1 fantasy wide receiver, a feat bested only by Jerry Rice. And Moss? He has accumulated more VBD than either Harrison or Owens, and he's still going strong. Moss won't ever catch Jerry Rice, but he's already moved up to #2 on the career VBD list.

Below are the top 100 fantasy WRs, sorted by career VBD, over the last 40 seasons. Wide receivers who entered the league before the 1970 AFL-NFL merger are included, but only their post-merger seasons are counted. In addition to the WR and his career VBD, the table below lists the years he played, which teams he played for, and his ranks in every season (his 1st best, 2nd best, 3rd best, etc.) in ascending order.

Rk
Player
VBD
Years
Teams
Ranks
1
Jerry Rice
2034
1985-2004
sfo-rai-sea
1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 2, 2, 3, 3, 8, 10, 12, 22, 23, 33, 33, 70, 118
2
Randy Moss
1253
1998-2009
min-rai-nwe
1, 1, 2, 2, 2, 4, 4, 6, 11, 18, 23, 58
3
Marvin Harrison
1129
1996-2008
clt
1, 1, 1, 1, 1, 4, 5, 9, 23, 24, 31, 39, 103
4
Terrell Owens
1083
1996-2009
sfo-phi-dal-buf
2, 2, 2, 3, 3, 3, 6, 10, 10, 20, 26, 34, 46, 58
5
Steve Largent
1067
1976-1989
sea
1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 5, 5, 6, 6, 8, 13, 15, 45, 61
6
Cris Carter
944
1987-2002
phi-min-mia
3, 4, 4, 5, 6, 6, 7, 10, 17, 23, 23, 29, 30, 67, 122, 129
7
James Lofton
836
1978-1993
gnb-rai-buf-ram-phi
4, 4, 4, 5, 6, 10, 11, 13, 15, 19, 20, 25, 42, 63, 94, 97
8
Torry Holt
808
1999-2009
ram-jax
2, 4, 5, 5, 7, 9, 12, 14, 34, 35, 60
9
Tim Brown
807
1988-2004
rai-tam
5, 6, 6, 8, 9, 9, 9, 11, 13, 21, 28, 33, 46, 58, 77, 103, 147
10
Harold Carmichael
758
1971-1984
phi-dal
1, 4, 5, 7, 9, 9, 13, 14, 15, 21, 24, 38, 44, 139
11
Isaac Bruce
745
1994-2009
ram-sfo
2, 5, 6, 8, 11, 16, 18, 20, 24, 27, 31, 41, 60, 73, 74, 105
12
Harold Jackson
687
1968-1983
ram-phi-nwe-min-sea
2, 3, 9, 10, 13, 13, 16, 17, 17, 18, 30, 50, 107, 129
13
Sterling Sharpe
667
1988-1994
gnb
1, 2, 2, 3, 8, 20, 37
14
Cliff Branch
663
1972-1985
rai
1, 1, 3, 8, 19, 19, 20, 26, 32, 43, 47, 70, 87, 134
15
Jimmy Smith
648
1992-2005
dal-jax
3, 5, 10, 11, 11, 12, 17, 19, 20, 32, 87, 169
16
Michael Irvin
641
1988-1999
dal
1, 4, 4, 6, 10, 11, 32, 33, 39, 59, 67, 97
17
Chad Ochocinco
638
2001-2009
cin
3, 3, 6, 7, 8, 14, 19, 48, 77
18
Rod Smith
638
1995-2006
den
2, 4, 5, 9, 14, 16, 20, 22, 29, 57, 90, 111
19
Charlie Joiner
636
1969-1986
hou-cin-sdg
5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 15, 18, 18, 19, 21, 21, 35, 37, 44, 46, 59, 63
20
Mark Clayton
635
1983-1993
mia-gnb
1, 2, 4, 5, 12, 16, 17, 47, 65, 66, 99
21
Wes Chandler
629
1978-1988
nor-sdg-sfo
1, 3, 7, 8, 10, 19, 26, 26, 39, 46, 127
22
Andre Reed
621
1985-2000
buf-was
4, 4, 4, 9, 13, 13, 16, 19, 19, 23, 28, 36, 38, 63, 79, 111
23
Gary Clark
592
1985-1995
was-crd-mia
3, 3, 3, 6, 7, 11, 16, 18, 28, 46, 67
24
John Stallworth
592
1974-1987
pit
3, 3, 4, 6, 9, 12, 15, 36, 44, 60, 61, 61, 76, 115
25
Art Monk
589
1980-1995
was-nyj-phi
4, 7, 8, 9, 15, 16, 19, 21, 24, 26, 28, 29, 40, 54, 62, 124
26
Gene A. Washington
586
1969-1979
sfo-det
1, 2, 8, 8, 10, 17, 18, 26, 70
27
Herman Moore
577
1991-2002
det-nyg
3, 4, 5, 7, 12, 15, 20, 64, 96, 111, 139, 185
28
Andre Rison
573
1989-2000
clt-atl-cle-jax-gnb-kan-rai
2, 2, 3, 7, 12, 14, 29, 44, 46, 52, 56, 107
29
Hines Ward
572
1998-2009
pit
2, 6, 11, 13, 17, 21, 22, 26, 29, 43, 44, 97
30
Reggie Wayne
566
2001-2009
clt
3, 4, 5, 9, 13, 19, 20, 51, 85
31
Larry Fitzgerald
537
2004-2009
crd
1, 2, 4, 5, 23, 31
32
Steve Smith
514
2001-2009
car
1, 6, 7, 13, 15, 20, 44, 116, 144
33
Henry Ellard
509
1983-1998
ram-was-nwe
1, 5, 6, 9, 19, 21, 25, 25, 25, 34, 35, 36, 54, 56, 92, 123
34
Stanley Morgan
509
1977-1990
nwe-clt
2, 5, 12, 13, 14, 16, 23, 31, 32, 32, 34, 49, 55, 63
35
John Gilliam
497
1967-1977
nor-crd-min-atl-chi
2, 3, 7, 9, 13, 13, 49, 69
36
Drew Pearson
494
1973-1983
dal
2, 6, 7, 8, 11, 23, 29, 30, 32, 35, 40
37
Fred Biletnikoff
490
1965-1978
rai
3, 4, 9, 12, 13, 16, 25, 28, 58
38
Wesley Walker
476
1977-1989
nyj
3, 5, 7, 13, 15, 20, 29, 35, 35, 40, 64, 108, 127
39
Derrick Mason
475
1997-2009
ten-rav
7, 12, 14, 17, 17, 20, 22, 23, 26, 40, 78, 104, 130
40
Mike Quick
473
1982-1990
phi
1, 1, 6, 9, 11, 53, 72, 90, 101
41
Roy Green
472
1979-1992
crd-phi
2, 2, 10, 15, 22, 27, 29, 33, 34, 37, 78, 114, 115
42
Dwight Clark
467
1979-1987
sfo
2, 2, 10, 12, 17, 18, 30, 53, 72
43
Joey Galloway
461
1995-2009
sea-dal-tam-nwe
7, 8, 11, 15, 16, 19, 23, 26, 44, 54, 57, 82, 126, 128, 137
44
Tony Hill
460
1977-1986
dal
3, 6, 6, 11, 17, 17, 20, 24, 31, 98
45
Sammy White
458
1976-1985
min
3, 3, 8, 11, 18, 22, 33, 53, 67, 111
46
Drew Hill
457
1979-1993
ram-hou-atl
5, 5, 8, 10, 12, 15, 19, 39, 59, 60, 62, 73, 90, 95
47
Anquan Boldin
456
2003-2009
crd
4, 6, 7, 16, 19, 19, 54
48
Ken Burrough
455
1970-1981
nor-hou
2, 2, 6, 16, 26, 27, 27, 27, 35, 44, 59, 100
49
Joe Horn
447
1996-2007
kan-nor-atl
3, 7, 8, 9, 14, 48, 51, 52, 97, 100, 129, 141
50
Andre Johnson
442
2003-2009
htx
1, 2, 12, 18, 21, 25, 42
51
Irving Fryar
442
1984-2000
nwe-mia-phi-was
6, 9, 10, 10, 21, 21, 24, 27, 27, 30, 38, 44, 52, 53, 55, 83, 97
52
Anthony Miller
433
1988-1997
sdg-den-dal
5, 6, 7, 11, 11, 18, 40, 46, 46, 47
53
Ahmad Rashad
426
1972-1982
crd-buf-min
2, 6, 7, 18, 20, 21, 24, 29, 30, 63
54
John Jefferson
422
1978-1985
sdg-gnb-cle
1, 1, 4, 15, 33, 34, 74, 119
55
Mark Duper
417
1982-1992
mia
3, 7, 8, 13, 18, 20, 29, 45, 46, 50, 126
56
Alfred Jenkins
416
1975-1983
atl
1, 9, 13, 14, 16, 27, 40, 56, 107
57
Cris Collinsworth
415
1981-1988
cin
7, 9, 10, 10, 12, 14, 57, 92
58
Donald Driver
414
1999-2009
gnb
5, 10, 12, 13, 18, 22, 27, 46, 77, 94, 132
59
Keyshawn Johnson
407
1996-2006
nyj-tam-dal-car
4, 11, 18, 21, 21, 23, 24, 27, 28, 30, 51
60
Mel Gray
406
1971-1982
crd
1, 5, 10, 14, 17, 19, 28, 39, 49, 68, 86, 104
61
Nat Moore
401
1974-1986
mia
1, 10, 17, 18, 22, 22, 26, 29, 32, 35, 39, 59, 87
62
Isaac Curtis
396
1973-1984
cin
3, 4, 5, 9, 22, 29, 40, 43, 45, 46, 46, 105
63
Reggie Rucker
387
1970-1981
dal-nyg-nwe-cle
6, 8, 10, 14, 17, 25, 25, 27, 28, 56, 66, 75
64
Keenan McCardell
381
1992-2007
cle-jax-tam-sdg-was
9, 12, 16, 16, 16, 21, 24, 31, 39, 43, 75, 84, 85, 95, 99, 150
65
Ernest Givins
376
1986-1995
hou-jax
4, 7, 9, 13, 15, 19, 20, 35, 66, 85
66
Lynn Swann
373
1974-1982
pit
4, 4, 5, 23, 25, 34, 41, 55, 62
67
Eric Moulds
372
1996-2007
buf-htx-ten
5, 5, 13, 22, 23, 30, 31, 42, 62, 80, 82, 94
68
Carl Pickens
371
1992-2000
cin-ten
4, 7, 8, 19, 38, 39, 41, 82, 105
69
Muhsin Muhammad
369
1996-2009
car-chi
1, 7, 14, 21, 28, 29, 35, 35, 38, 56, 60, 67, 78, 84
70
Charley Taylor
365
1964-1977
was
5, 6, 7, 12, 13, 38, 71
71
Antonio Freeman
365
1995-2003
gnb-phi
1, 2, 18, 18, 18, 34, 56, 117, 118
72
Bob Chandler
364
1971-1982
buf-rai
4, 8, 11, 12, 17, 25, 29, 52, 74, 81, 123, 124
73
Steve Watson
362
1979-1987
den
2, 8, 11, 14, 19, 36, 90, 101, 112
74
Gary Garrison
360
1966-1977
sdg-hou
3, 6, 7, 7, 40, 47, 81, 109
75
Paul Warfield
344
1964-1977
cle-mia
1, 8, 15, 18, 20, 28, 50
76
Terance Mathis
343
1990-2002
nyj-atl-pit
3, 7, 17, 22, 26, 26, 40, 54, 65, 74, 74, 94, 98
77
T.J. Houshmandzadeh
323
2001-2009
cin-sea
6, 11, 15, 25, 27, 29, 76, 102, 184
78
Plaxico Burress
320
2000-2008
pit-nyg
9, 10, 11, 15, 26, 27, 46, 62, 87
79
Anthony Carter
317
1985-1995
min-det
7, 7, 10, 20, 22, 24, 28, 32, 44, 89, 156
80
Eric Martin
317
1985-1994
nor-kan
8, 9, 14, 14, 17, 21, 27, 33, 52, 80
81
Tony Martin
308
1990-2001
mia-sdg-atl
1, 14, 17, 21, 25, 28, 54, 55, 67, 69, 70, 76
82
Pat Tilley
301
1976-1986
crd
10, 12, 16, 18, 19, 27, 27, 29, 42, 90, 123
83
Amani Toomer
295
1996-2008
nyg
7, 14, 15, 17, 25, 32, 43, 47, 51, 66, 75, 92, 155
84
Haywood Jeffires
294
1987-1996
hou-nor
5, 6, 6, 23, 26, 31, 50, 88, 112, 154
85
Laveranues Coles
293
2000-2009
nyj-was-cin
12, 12, 14, 24, 27, 29, 32, 40, 55, 74
86
Carlos Carson
291
1980-1989
kan-phi
3, 4, 16, 19, 28, 38, 55, 86, 95, 116
87
Santana Moss
291
2001-2009
nyj-was
4, 8, 19, 28, 28, 35, 38, 64, 151
88
Rob Moore
289
1990-1999
nyj-crd
1, 16, 16, 22, 25, 26, 27, 35, 36, 53
89
Charlie Brown
281
1982-1987
was-atl
3, 4, 22, 62, 73, 152
90
J.T. Smith
279
1978-1990
was-kan-crd
2, 12, 14, 26, 28, 41, 44, 53, 71, 86, 116, 119, 140
91
Brandon Marshall
279
2006-2009
den
6, 8, 9, 89
92
Haven Moses
276
1968-1981
buf-den
9, 17, 21, 22, 23, 23, 24, 34, 35, 38, 39, 75
93
Otis Taylor
274
1965-1975
kan
2, 5, 17, 27, 42, 101
94
Louis Lipps
272
1984-1992
pit-nor
2, 11, 12, 20, 43, 43, 48, 125, 154
95
Jake Reed
263
1991-2002
min-nor
10, 13, 13, 17, 57, 58, 81, 83, 106, 112, 124, 165
96
Darrell Jackson
258
2000-2008
sea-sfo-den
11, 13, 17, 17, 34, 35, 63, 66, 110
97
Al Toon
256
1985-1992
nyj
5, 7, 11, 27, 29, 39, 43, 74
98
Roddy White
254
2005-2009
atl
4, 7, 14, 69, 79
99
Terry Glenn
254
1996-2007
nwe-gnb-dal
13, 13, 20, 20, 25, 28, 44, 50, 67, 79, 101, 185
100
Wes Welker
249
2004-2009
sdg-mia-nwe
8, 10, 12, 49, 86, 202

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