Antonio Brown, Julio Jones, Dez Bryant and Demaryius Thomas will most likely be gone by the end of the 1st round of your fantasy football drafts.  Notice your brain going..."wait a minute, something/someone is missing here!"  Calvin Johnson is no longer the top dog at WR in fantasy football.  If you drafted Megatron last year with your 1st round pick, you probably had a tough time competing.  My advice to you is only select Brown or Bryant if you have one of the last two picks and can follow up with a low end RB1.  Whatever you do, please do not double up on WR to start your draft!

Jordy Nelson (151) was one of 4 receivers with 150+ targets, joining Thomas (184), Brown (181) and Jones (163).  He will be available in the 2nd round if you want to take a RB to start and is a quality WR1.  The same can be said for Alshon Jeffery who had 145 targets in 2014 playing alongside Brandon Marshall, who is now with the Jets.  A.J. Green will also be a very valuable WR1 option that can be had in the 2nd round. 

Emmanuel Sanders (101) was one of 4 receivers with 100+ receptions, alongside his teammate Thomas (111).  Brown led the league with 129 receptions and Jones caught 104 passes. 

Dez Bryant led the NFL with 16 receiving TDs, and 10 others found themselves with double digit receiving TDs.  Brown and Nelson scored 13 times, Odell Beckham Jr., Mike Evans and Randall Cobb scored 12 TDs, Torrey Smith and Thomas caught 11 touchdowns and Mike Wallace, Jeremy Maclin and Jeffery each hit 10. 

OBJ and Evans will look to avoid the sophomore slump, while Wallace and Maclin join new teams.  Evans will have to work things out with rookie QB and #1 overall draft pick Jameis Winston, while Wallace joins a Vikings team with Teddy Bridgewater at QB, who will be looking to avoid his own set backs.  Maclin goes from Chip Kelly's offense back to the comforts of Andy Reid, but will have to learn to play with Alex Smith, in a scheme that produced zero WR TDs in 2014.

DeAndre Hopkins is going to have to prove himself worthy again in 2015, trying to duplicate a 76 rec 1210 yds and 6 touchdowns without Andre Johnson lined up on the opposite side of the field.  Not that his QBs were so great last year, but he will also have Brian Hoyer throwing him the football.  That combination of things doesn't excite me, but the talent level is so high that he is worth the risk.

According to Fantasy Football Calculator ADP, by the end of the 2nd round, 10 wide receivers will be off the board.  Are you going to double up on RBs and hold off on a WR? RB/WR split? Gronk over WR?

Martavis Bryant Facing 4 Game Suspension

Jordy Nelson Tears ACL - Out for Season

Kelvin Benjamin Tears ACL - Out for Season

Kevin White Shin Injury - Season Over?

Michael Floyd Broken Fingers - Out 6 Weeks

 

WRs Wearing New Helmets

Rookie WRs to Watch

  • Amari Cooper - Raiders
  • Kevin White - Bears
  • Nelson Agholor - Eagles
  • Breshad Perriamn - Ravens
  • Dorial Green-Beckham - Titans
  • Jaelen Strong - Texans
  • Devin Funchess - Panthers
  • Phillip Dorsett - Colts









QB Rankings
RB Rankings
TE Rankings

* Updated - 8/27


    RankPlayer NameTeam
    1Antonio BrownPIT
    2Julio JonesATL
    3Demaryius ThomasDEN
    4Odell Beckham Jr.NYG
    5Dez BryantDAL
    6Calvin JohnsonDET
    7A.J. GreenCIN
    8Alshon JefferyCHI
    9Randall CobbGB
    10Mike EvansTB
    11DeAndre HopkinsHOU
    12T.Y. HiltonIND
    13Emmanuel SandersDEN
    14Brandin CooksNO
    15Andre JohnsonIND
    16Julian EdelmanNE
    17Keenan AllenSD
    18DeSean JacksonWAS
    19Jordan MatthewsPHI
    20Golden TateDET
    21Sammy WatkinsBUF
    22Vincent JacksonTB
    23Roddy WhiteATL
    24Brandon MarshallNYJ
    25Amari CooperOAK
    26Jeremy MaclinKC
    27Allen RobinsonJAC
    28Jarvis LandryMIA
    29Mike WallaceMIN
    30Davante AdamsGB
    31Larry FitzgeraldARI
    32Steve SmithBAL
    33Anquan BoldinSF
    34Charles JohnsonMIN
    35Brandon LaFellNE
    36Nelson AgholorPHI
    37Torrey SmithSF
    38Kendall WrightTEN
    39John BrownARI
    40Pierre GarconWAS

    RankPlayer NameTeam
    41Eric DeckerNYJ
    42Martavis BryantPIT
    43Breshad PerrimanBAL
    44Victor CruzNYG
    45Eddie RoyalCHI
    46Michael FloydARI
    47Devin FunchessCAR
    48Percy HarvinBUF
    49Kenny StillsMIA
    50Dwayne BoweCLE
    51Devante ParkerMIA
    52Marques ColstonNO
    53Markus WheatonPIT
    54Cody LatimerDEN
    55Terrance WilliamsDAL
    56Rueben RandleNYG
    57Brian QuickSTL
    58Marvin JonesCIN
    59Steve JohnsonSD
    60Doug BaldwinSEA
    61Michael CrabtreeOAK
    62Jerricho CotcheryCAR
    63Dorial Green-BeckhamTEN
    64Brandon ColemanNO
    65Donte MoncriefIND
    66Malcom FloydSD
    67Stedman BaileySTL
    68Jaelen StrongHOU
    69Kenny BrittSTL
    70Nick ToonNO
    71Allen HurnsJAC
    72Cecil ShortsHOU
    73Phillip DorsettIND
    74Marquess WilsonCHI
    75Ty MontgomeryGB
    76Kamar AikenBAL
    77Brian HartlineCLE
    78Cole BeasleyDAL
    79Leonard HankersonATL
    80Andrew HawkinsCLE