Fantasy Football Draft 2015: Top 10 Wide Receiver (WR) Rankings
Taking a Look at the Top 10 Wide Receivers in the 2015 Fantasy Football Draft
August 19, 2015
It’s officially the season for the 2015 fantasy football draft, and this week we’ve been celebrating by taking a look at the top 10 players at each position. Today it’s time for wide receivers, and as has been the case in years past, there’s plenty of talent at the top tier.
Let’s take a closer glance at our top 10 WR names and see which guys you might want to be targeting on draft day.
1. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers: After the downright nutty season he posted in 2014, Brown comes in at the top of most WR draft boards. He might see a slight down-tick in touchdowns, but should be able to hit that 1600-yard mark once again this year.
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2. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys: Bryant should go around No. 13-14 overall at your draft, and seems a good value for that spot. He should post plenty of scores again this year (a dozen or so probably) with 1200 yards or so. He should also have a catch total somewhere in the 80s again.
3. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos: You may find Thomas a tick higher or lower on some draft boards, but with an ADP of 12-13 we feel like this is a good spot for him. He should hit the 100-catch threshold once again, and if he can stay on point he will notch 1500 yards with 10-12 touchdowns.
4. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions: Ol’ Megatron is a perennial top WR pick in fantasy, and 2015 is no different. We don’t see much of a downturn in production here; you can expect 1300-1400 yards with double-digit scores. He’ll go in the 15-19 range overall at your draft.
5. Odell Beckham, New York Giants: Also going in the mid-teens as far as ADP is Beckham. After his breakout 2014, we’re expecting big things from him here. He should hit that 100-catch mark with double-digit scores and 10-12 touchdowns. He’s a great value at this spot.
6. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons: Feel free to upgrade or downgrade Jones from here depending on how optimistic you are about the ATL. He may not find the end zone more than a half-dozen times, but shouldn’t have a whole lot of trouble flirting with 100 catches and 1600 yards.
7. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers: Nelson’s ADP looks like it’s in the high-teens, which sounds about right to us. Randall Cobb may steal some of his thunder (more on that in a moment), but Nelson should get around 90 catches with 1300 yards and 10 scores.
8. Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers: Now for the aforementioned Cobb. He’ll go a half-dozen slots or so behind Nelson but could post similar numbers. Look for 90-ish catches with 1200 yards and 12 scores. We see good value at this spot if you can get him around No. 25 overall.
9. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals: Green should also end up going at around No. 25 overall, and is capable of producing with the best of them. He could knock on the door of double-digit touchdowns and should haul in 90 or so balls for 1300 yards or so.
10. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts: With all the preseason hype on the Colts offense, we can’t leave Hilton out of our top 10. He should be in for another monster year, with 80-90 grabs, 1400 yards and 7-8 touchdowns. With an ADP of around 30, he seems like a good value pick there.
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