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End of Season Rankings - Fantasy Football WRs

It was a near sweep across all stats for Antonio Brown leading WRs in targets, receptions, and yards, but his 12 touchdowns could not top Dez Bryant (14) and Jordy Nelson (13).  

For a 3rd season in a row, we have seen more WRs catch 10+ TDs.  In 2012 we had 9, 2013 saw 10 and this season we had 11 receivers catch double digit touchdowns.  A trend that should continue into next season and a reason why I plan on going WR heavy in my drafts next season.  

Imagine what DeAndre Hopkins is capable of doing with a legit NFL QB.  He gained 1205 yards and scored 6 TDs with Ryan Fitzpatrick, Ryan Mallett, Case Keenum, and Tom Savage throwing him the football.

The level of talent that entered the NFL this season at the WR position was unbelievable.  Odell Beckham Jr., Mike Evans and Kelvin Benjamin all finished in the top 15, and are only going to get better and that doesn't even mention Sammy Watkins who battles injuries and E.J. Manuel/Kyle Orton to finish 27th.  And remember, Brandin Cooks played in just 10 games!  You also saw rookies Jordan Matthews and Jarvis Landry start to come on towards the end of the season, John Brown had some big games for the Cardinals and the Jaguars offense is littered in rookie talent.

Next season, we get to add Amari Cooper, DeVante Parker, Kevin White, Rashad Greene and maybe even some of the underclassmen like Jaelen Strong, Dorial Green-Beckham, Devin Funchess and Sammie Coates.  

This is going to be a position of great depth, but make sure you draft at least 2 WRs in the first 4 rounds of your fantasy football draft next season!

Fantasy Football Playoffs WR MVPs





Fantasy Pros
Draft Rank
Antonio Brown1217.55168122157012767
Jordy Nelson2195.6514392143313679
Demaryius Thomas3194.7015396138911222
Dez Bryant4187.0513084122114333
Emmanuel Sanders5172.251329513319212832
Randall Cobb6165.40122871207109910
Jeremy Maclin7164.4513782126910262931
Odell Beckham Jr.8161.25109791120116674#N/A
Julio Jones9160.8015510015356554
Alshon Jeffery10158.1014083109910888
T.Y. Hilton11149.251288213457232625
Mike Evans12147.351176399711374043
Kelvin Benjamin13137.95140729999393840
Golden Tate14137.801389612864293133
Mike Wallace15135.401146786210282527
DeAndre Hopkins16131.251217412056413642
Julian Edelman17129.30134929724252222
Calvin Johnson18121.401176710386111
Brandon LaFell19119.151137088375786#N/A
Roddy White20118.85113728177141415
Steve Smith21118.251227197564447#N/A
Torrey Smith22116.70854568410221924
Anquan Boldin23113.75122819814364346
A.J. Green24112.5599619596446
Brandon Marshall25112.55106617218555
OffenseRankFan PtsTgtRecYdsTDPOS
Fantasy Pros
Draft Rank
DeSean Jackson26111.50925410835192326
Sammy Watkins27111.40123629256343936
Jordan Matthews28109.85935976775554#N/A
Mohamed Sanu29109.83955475857169#N/A
Eddie Royal30103.8583586837#N/A78#N/A
James Jones31101.951087164965352#N/A
Malcom Floyd32101.85844982766160#N/A
Greg Jennings3398.8587566976504144
Keenan Allen3497.65122777834111111
Jarvis Landry3596.45103797035#N/A105#N/A
Vincent Jackson3694.05140699912101212
Allen Hurns3793.6093496626#N/A63#N/A
Eric Decker3893.05102647414322730
Marques Colston3993.0592578514272428
Kendall Wright4093.0088557065302123
Terrance Williams4192.6560345538333235
Rueben Randle4289.50114657803403438
Kenny Stills4389.35765884935455#N/A
Michael Crabtree4489.05104646574171619
Doug Baldwin4588.60946378235151#N/A
Robert Woods4687.501006166047258#N/A
Pierre Garcon4785.95100666993151313
John Brown4883.9594446455#N/A76#N/A
Andre Johnson4983.60132758022131016
Andrew Hawkins5081.801055979126356#N/A

For Next Year

  • Victor Cruz returns to the New York Football Giants and it is yet to be seen how he and Odell Beckham will coexist.
  • Jeremy Maclin could find himself on a new team next season as he enters free agency and I would not anticipate a repeat of this unbelievable season.  His pre-draft ranking will be a bit overvalued.
  • Demaryius Thomas and Dez Bryant will most likely be locked up this offseason and return to their respective teams.
  • Randall Cobb should find success regardless of what team signs him this offseason.  I think with Devante Adams on the roster, the Packers will look to spend money elsewhere.
  • Michael Crabtree will be wearing a new uniform next season and it could be the best thing for his career and us fantasy owners!