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Fantasy Football by Brad - Early 2016 Wide Receiver Rankings

  1. Antonio Brown
  2. Odell Beckham Jr.
  3. Julio Jones
  4. DeAndre Hopkins
  5. Allen Robinson
  6. Jordy Nelson
  7. Dez Bryant
  8. A.J. Green
  9. Brandon Marshall
  10. Sammy Watkins
  11. Alshon Jeffery
  12. Brandin Cooks
  13. Mike Evans
  14. Keenan Allen
  15. Demaryius Thomas
  16. Julian Edelman
  17. Kelvin Benjamin
  18. Randall Cobb
  19. T.Y. Hilton
  20. Amari Cooper
  21. Golden Tate
  22. Jarvis Landry
  23. Doug Baldwin
  24. Jeremy Maclin
  25. Emmanuel Sanders
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Wide Receiver is deep this year, but after 2015 with so many injuries at the RB position we are poised for a year in which there will be more WR's taken in the first round than in years past. In many leagues a WR may be taken number one overall. If I have the number one pick overall, I'm taking Antonio Brown. He has one of the easiest schedules among WR's based on 2015 FPA (Fantasy Points Against), and as long as Big Ben can stay healthy Brown should be the number 1 WR again. As I said in my QB's article, Jordy Nelson should be healthy and that puts him back in my top 10 as long as he is catching passes from Aaron Rodgers. Dez Bryant would crack my top 5, but I'm scared that Romo will get hurt again so he comes in at number 7.

If Sammy Watkins can stay healthy he has top 5 WR potential, but I won't put all my chips in on him just yet. Doug Baldwin is going to be one of those WR's that you see all over the board this year. He finished last season as one of the hottest WR's in fantasy and posted a a 5 game stretch that was historically good, but I don't see him repeating any of that this year. Look at the teams Baldwin faced on his hot streak: Pittsburgh, Minnesota, Baltimore, Cleveland, and St. Louis (Now LA). The AFC North was terrible on defense especially through the air last year, and the Rams weren't particularly good against the pass either. Only Minnesota was a good defense that Baldwin went up against during his crazy 5 game stretch. The Seahawks want to run the ball, and I think they get back to doing that this year with Thomas Rawls. Avoid Doug Baldwin unless he falls to you in the 6th round or later. Somebody will reach for him though.

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