Fantasy Football’s Top 30 Wide Receiver Rankings

Posted on Aug 7 2015 - 8:14pm by Chase Irle

1. Antonio Brown (Steelers)

2. Julio Jones (Falcons)

3. Demaryius Thomas (Broncos)

4. Calvin Johnson (Lions)

5. Dez Bryant (Cowboys)

6. Jordy Nelson (Packers)

7. Odell Beckam Jr. (Giants)

8. Randall Cobb (Packers)

9. A.J. Green (Bengals)

10. Alshon Jeffery (Bears)

11. T.Y. Hilton (Colts)

12. Mike Evans (Buccaneers)

13. Emmanuel Sanders (Broncos)

14. Kelvin Benjamin (Panthers)

15. Andre Johnson (Colts)

16. DeAndre Hopkins (Texans)

17. Brandin Cooks (Saints)

18. Amari Cooper (Raiders)

19. Jordan Mathews (Eagles)

20. Jeremy Maclin (Chiefs)

21. Golden Tate (Lions)

22. Julian Edelman (Patriots)

23. Charles Johnson (Vikings)

24. Brandon Marshall (Jets

25. Keenan Allen (Chargers)

26. Vincent Jackson (Buccaneers)

27. Jarvis Landry (Dolphins)

28. Mike Wallace (Vikings)

29. Sammy Watkins (Bills)

30. Victor Cruz (Giants)

Notes: Even though Calvin Johnson is ranked #4, he has by far the highest upside of any fantasy receiver. If he is healthy for 16 games, I expect him to be the best fantasy receiver in 2015. However, based on how the last two seasons have gone for Johnson, I think Brown, Thomas and Jones are all safer options.

Dez Bryant should be in for a huge 2015 and also has a case to be taken ahead of Johnson.

Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson will both be reliable WR1’s all season.

Outside of the top 10, Emmanuel Sanders outstanding season last year was not a fluke. Manning still has game, especially in the regular season. Sanders has a great chance of putting up WR1 numbers again this season.

Andre Johnson is a guy people should watch out for. People might reach early in the draft for Johnson, but I will warn you not to be one of these people. He still has the opportunity to be a solid fantasy option with Luck as his quarterback, but he is well out of his prime and will not be the first wide receiver option on his own team. He is a guy you can do without this upcoming fantasy season.

Brandin Cooks could be in for a huge year for the Saints this season. His rookie year was cut short last season due to injury, but when on the field he was a very productive wide receiver with loads of potential. With New Orleans seemingly in a bit of a transitioning period, look for Cooks to play a big role this season for the Saints.

In the 20’s, Charles Johnson will be a player to watch. He should be available late in a lot of drafts, and is someone you should draft. Teddy Bridgewater looks to be developing nicely, and even with the addition of Mike Wallace, Johnson will be the main receiving threat in that offense.

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