2015 Fantasy Football Rankings: Wide Receivers 11-20




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2015 Fantasy Football Rankings - Wide Receivers (Sept. 10):
Top 10 | 11-20 | 21-40 | 41-60 | 61-100


  1. Alshon Jeffery, WR, Bears. Bye: 7.
    Alshon Jeffery had to deal with Jay Cutler's BS this past season. yet he still caught 10 touchdowns. His yardage, unfortunately, dropped from 1,421 to 1,133, but it's not like the situation can be much worse. Jeffery could rebound and match his 2013 numbers.

    Projected 2015 Fantasy Stats: 86 catches. 1,240 yards. 8 total TDs.
    Projected 2015 Fantasy Points: 172.
    Projected 2015 PPR Fantasy Points: 258.

  2. Jordan Matthews, WR, Eagles. Bye: 8.
    AUG. 16 UPDATE: Now Philadelphia's No. 1 receiver, Jordan Matthews had a strong preseason debut. He caught two passes for 44 yards, but could have enjoyed a better statistical outing had Mark Sanchez not missed him for a touchdown on the second possession. Matthews' best play was an impressive, leaping catch for a gain of 18 yards. He's bound to have a huge year.

    JUNE 14 UPDATE: Sam Bradford's inability to recover from his torn ACL has to be music to Jordan Matthews' ears. Bradford staying hurt means Mark Sanchez will surely start, and that's definitely good news for the young receiver, as he and Sanchez really clicked late last year.

    Jordan Matthews generated most of his production with Mark Sanchez, as the former Jets' quarterback preferred throwing the ball to him, so it doesn't matter too much that Nick Foles is gone. If Sam Bradford gets injured, Matthews can pick up where he left off with Sanchez. And with Jeremy Maclin now in Kansas City, Matthews' outlook is extremely bright.

    Projected 2015 Fantasy Stats: 86 catches. 1,160 yards. 9 total TDs.
    Projected 2015 Fantasy Points: 170.
    Projected 2015 PPR Fantasy Points: 256.



  3. DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Texans. Bye: 9.
    AUG. 31 UPDATE: DeAndre Hopkins is a beast. He was trending on Twitter for a couple of hours, and for good reason. The catch he made in the end zone on the opening drive against the Saints was a thing of beauty, as he reached out and snatched a ball that was far away from his body, all while being dragged down by the defender, who was flagged for pass interference. The officials reviewed the play, but ruled that he didn't catch it. They were incorrect, and it's a shame that incompetence had to ruin a tremendous play. Hopkins, who finished with one reception for 29 yards in very limited action, is poised to have a monstrous season.

    AUG. 7 UPDATE: I'm moving DeAndre Hopkins today. I forgot to take him into account in relation to the Arian Foster injury. With Foster out, the Texans will have to throw more, meaning Hopkins will get more targets.

    DeAndre Hopkins had some trouble in practice leading up to the season, but he exploded once the games began. He had a very successful sophomore campaign, catching 76 passes for 1,210 yards and six touchdowns. The scoring figure will remain low until the Texans have a legitimate starting quarterback, but Hopkins will remain a WR2 until then.

    Projected 2015 Fantasy Stats: 94 catches. 1,330 yards. 6 total TDs.
    Projected 2015 Fantasy Points: 169.
    Projected 2015 PPR Fantasy Points: 263.

  4. Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Broncos. Bye: 7.
    AUG. 19 UPDATE: Emmanuel Sanders hasn't practiced in nearly two weeks because of a hamstring injuries. Hamstring problems tend to linger, especially for receivers, so the Denver wideout could be off to a slow start at the beginning of the season.

    Emmanuel Sanders posted career-high numbers this past season, catching 101 balls for 1,404 yards and nine touchdowns. It's no surprise that he saw an uptick with Peyton Manning, but his stats could decline in 2015 if Manning continues to regress. He's a classic sell-high product, though he should continue to post big numbers.

    Projected 2015 Fantasy Stats: 89 catches. 1,200 yards. 8 total TDs.
    Projected 2015 Fantasy Points: 168.
    Projected 2015 PPR Fantasy Points: 257.

  5. Jeremy Maclin, WR, Chiefs. Bye: 9.
    AUG. 29 UPDATE: Jeremy Maclin dominated the targets with the first team against the Titans. He drew more than double compared to any other starter, as he saw seven balls go his way. Maclin reeled in all seven for 65 yards and a touchdown. Not bad for less than one half of action. It's clear that Smith is going to rely heavily on Maclin, who could be a PPR monster this season. If he stays healthy - a big "if," considering his history - he could be a low-end WR1 in that format.

    AUG. 22 UPDATE: Jeremy Maclin was the lone bright spot for the Chiefs' offense in their second preseason game. Maclin dropped a touchdown pass, but made up for it with a score - which would've been very meaningful if this were a regular-season game, given that Alex Smith failed to throw a touchdown to a wideout all last year. Maclin snatched three of five targets thrown to him, as it appeared as though he and Smith had decent chemistry. Injuries are still a concern for Maclin, but he's a solid WR3 fantasy option.

    Jeremy Maclin caught 85 balls for 1,318 yards and 10 touchdowns last year, earning a big contract from the Chiefs. Unfortunately, Maclin sabotaged his career by leaving Philadelphia. There's a reason Alex Smith failed to throw a single touchdown pass to a receiver in 2014, and while that's unlikely to happen again, Maclin's numbers are set to severely decline.

    Projected 2015 Fantasy Stats: 85 catches. 1,160 yards. 8 total TDs.
    Projected 2015 Fantasy Points: 166.
    Projected 2015 PPR Fantasy Points: 253.



  6. Mike Evans, WR, Buccaneers. Bye: 6.
    AUG. 26 UPDATE: Mike Evans won't play in the final preseason games because of a hamstring injury. He's likely to be ready for Week 1, but that's not a certainty. Hamstring injuries tend to linger for receivers, so this could derail the early part of Evans' fantasy season. He could be completely fine, but he's now a risky selection.

    JUNE 19: While some second-year receivers like Kelvin Benjamin are slacking off, Mike Evans is trying to improve. Evans has been training with Randy Moss this offseason, according to Buccaneers.com. It's unclear whether Moss has been working to improve Evans' game, or if he's been teaching the young wideout how to moon a crowd, but at least Evans is putting some effort into his offseason regimen.

    If it wasn't for Odell Beckham, everyone would be talking about how great Mike Evans was as a rookie. Evans was sensational, as he routinely outproduced Vincent Jackson. Despite being just 21, he finished his rookie campaign with 68 grabs, 1,051 yards and 12 touchdowns. I'm not sure if he'll match his scoring total with a rookie signal-caller under center, but he's still a legitimate fantasy WR2.

    Projected 2015 Fantasy Stats: 71 catches. 1,070 yards. 9 total TDs.
    Projected 2015 Fantasy Points: 161.
    Projected 2015 PPR Fantasy Points: 232.

  7. Sammy Watkins, WR, Bills. Bye: 8.
    AUG. 13 UPDATE: No one has been able to cover Sammy Watkins in training camp thus far, per a report by ABC Buffalo. Watkins had a strong rookie campaign despite being banged up, and he figures to be even better in 2015, despite the horrible situation at quarterback.

    Sammy Watkins did not disappoint in his rookie campaign. Despite being injured during the preseason, Watkins still accumulated 982 yards and six touchdowns. Unfortunately, Watkins' ceiling is capped by Matt Cassel's mediocre talent. Watkins basically is in the same situation as A.J. Green, except Cassel is way worse than Andy Dalton.

    Projected 2015 Fantasy Stats: 80 catches. 1,170 yards. 7 total TDs.
    Projected 2015 Fantasy Points: 159.
    Projected 2015 PPR Fantasy Points: 239.

  8. Golden Tate, WR, Lions. Bye: 9.
    AUG. 15 UPDATE: Calvin Johnson did not suit up in the preseason opener as a precaution, so it's no surprise that Golden Tate had a dominant performance. Tate ran circles around New York's slow defense, taking both of his catches for 57 yards and a touchdown on his only possession.

    Golden Tate scored just four times in 2014, but he was a PPR machine in his first season with the Lions, logging 99 catches for 1,331 yards. Tate's production was at its highest when Calvin Johnson was out of the lineup, and it slipped a bit when Megatron returned, but he was still strong in PPR formats.

    Projected 2015 Fantasy Stats: 94 catches. 1,290 yards. 5 total TDs.
    Projected 2015 Fantasy Points: 159.
    Projected 2015 PPR Fantasy Points: 253.



  9. Keenan Allen, WR, Chargers. Bye: 10.
    JUNE 30 UPDATE: Keenan Allen has lost weight this offseason in an effort to increase his speed. As mentioned a couple of weeks ago, Allen's sophomore slump was the result of lethargy on his part last year. He's taking his career seriously again, so he should have a bounce-back season.

    JUNE 17 UPDATE: By all accounts, Keenan Allen has been more focused this offseason than he was a year ago. Reports indicate that Allen was more than willing to rest on his laurels following a strong rookie season. He struggled in 2014, but it seems as though he'll be ready to rebound this year.

    Keenan Allen saw a drop in production in his sophomore campaign; his yardage decreased from 1,046 to 783. Part of the problem was an injury he dealt with, while the other issue was that Philip Rivers was also hurt. Allen should be able to bounce back in his third season.

    Projected 2015 Fantasy Stats: 81 catches. 1,160 yards. 7 total TDs.
    Projected 2015 Fantasy Points: 158.
    Projected 2015 PPR Fantasy Points: 239.

  10. Allen Robinson, WR, Jaguars. Bye: 8.
    AUG. 23 UPDATE: Allen Robinson led the Jaguars in receiving yardage (64) off three catches at New York. He was also targeted a team-high seven times. Robinson looked good at times, and though he committed an awful drop in the red zone, it appears as though he's poised to have a big 2015 campaign.

    JULY 2: I've been high on Allen Robinson this offseason, and I'm now willing to give him another up arrow. A trusted league source of ours has told us that Robinson is on track to be a "special" player. With Blake Bortles projected to improve in a new offensive system, Robinson will benefit, and his natural ability will bolster his numbers.

    JUNE 19: Allen Robinson has reportedly been outstanding at Jaguars' OTAs. Robinson was routinely logging five receptions per game before suffering a season-ending foot injury in Week 10 during his rookie campaign, so this isn't coming out of nowhere. With Blake Bortles expected to take a big leap forward now that mastermind offensive coordinator Greg Olson is tutoring him, Robinson could be in for a big season. He's definitely a sleeper to target.

    Allen Robinson was catching 4-5 passes every single game (at the very least) before breaking his foot in November. He'll return as one of Jacksonville's starting receiver. He has some PPR potential.

    Projected 2015 Fantasy Stats: 79 catches. 1,120 yards. 7 total TDs.
    Projected 2015 Fantasy Points: 154.
    Projected 2015 PPR Fantasy Points: 233.


2015 Fantasy Football Rankings - Wide Receivers (Sept. 10):
Top 10 | 11-20 | 21-40 | 41-60 | 61-100




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