Fantasy Football Edition – Top 20 WRs
We now move into the third edition of Fantasy Football Edition, and in this edition we are covering the wide receivers.
There are definitely a lot of options out there for this position, but we only have room to cover the top 20.
And the top 20 receivers in fantasy football are:
1. Calvin Johnson, Lions- Megatron is coming off a record-breaking year in receiving yards. With a little help from the addition of Reggie Bush and the return to form from Brandon Pettigrew should only make Johnson that much more dangerous.
2. Dez Bryant, Cowboys- Other than Megatron, no other receiver was as productive in the second half of the season than Bryant (and he played with a broken finger). Bryant finally emerged as the number one guy Jerry Jones drafted three years ago.
3. A.J. Green, Bengals- Green is already one of the best receivers in the game. He is ready to become a true elite target this year and could put up huge numbers like Calvin Johnson did last year.
4. Julio Jones, Falcons- Has emerged as the best deep threat in the game. Scary thing is he is only scratching the surface of his full potential.
5. Brandon Marshall, Bears- Jay Cutler’s top target can be quite dangerous when he doesn’t let his attitude be a deterrent. With the emergence of Alshon Jeffrey, Marshall might put up even bigger this year than in any other year in his career.
6. Demaryius Thomas, Broncos- His production may take a small hit from the addition of Welker, but it will also open him up for bigger plays downfield.
7. Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals- HOF talent didn’t really have a QB to get him the ball a year ago. That changes with the addition of Carson Palmer, who can still sling it a bit. Bruce Arians’s offense will make him more dangerous too.
8. Roddy White, Falcons- How can Matt Ryan go wrong with two top ten receivers on this list? He can’t and neither can you. Great pick up in the third or fourth round.
9. Andre Johnson, Texans- Still has probably the best hands in the game. If he can stay healthy and rookie DeAndre Hopkins develops into a solid number two, the sky is the limit.
10. Victor Cruz, Giants- Has the contract he was looking for and puts up great numbers. Those numbers will be even better if he reduces his drops.
11. Randall Cobb, Packers- With Greg Jennings gone to Minnesota, Cobb emerges as Rodgers’s new favorite target.
12. Vincent Jackson, Buccaneers- Last year showed what he can do with Josh Freeman. This year will be a continuation of that.
13. Wes Welker, Broncos- Because of all the weapons at Manning’s dispense, don’t expect Welker to catch 115 passes. He will still a solid pick up and give you strong numbers.
14. Marques Colston, Saints- The top target in Saints’ explosive offense. Drew Brees will get him the early and often.
15. Dwayne Bowe, Chiefs- Pro Bowl caliber talent finally gets QB in Alex Smith to get him the ball.
16. Torrey Smith, Ravens- Third-year receiver is ready to truly explode on the scene. With Anquan Boldin gone, he is now the number one guy in Baltimore.
17. Reggie Wayne, Colts- Even at 34, Wayne is still one of the best options to have at this position. Solid fourth or fifth round pick.
18. Jordy Nelson, Packers- May have to take a backseat to Randall Cobb, but that doesn’t mean he won’t still get his fair share of receptions.
19. Eric Decker, Broncos- How sweet it must be to be Peyton Manning right now. Three top 20 WRs is like a kid in a candy shop– salivating and giddy.
20. Mike Wallace, Dolphins- Could be a mid to late round steal, especially if Ryan Tannehill develops in his second season.
Now you have my top WRs. Up next we look at the top 15 tight ends.