2017 Fantasy Football Rankings: Wide Receivers 61-100


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2017 Fantasy Football Rankings - Wide Receivers (Sept. 6):
Top 10 | 11-20 | 21-40 | 41-60 | 61-100


  1. Sterling Shepard, WR, Giants. Bye: 8.
    JUNE 11 UPDATE: The Giants have been working on more two-tight end sets at OTAs, per Jordan Raanan, ESPN. This impacts Sterling Shepard, as he’s the third receiver in New York’s offense now that Brandon Marshall is on the team.

    Sterling Shepard got off to a good start, posting an 8-117 line in Week 2, but didn’t have many quality games after that. He finished with eight touchdowns, but accumulated just 683 yards. Eli Manning’s struggles definitely played a part in Shepard’s limited production. Shepard will be better in 2017, but perhaps only in real life because Brandon Marshall is on the team to steal targets.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 67 catches. 780 yards. 6 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 114.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 181.

  2. Tavon Austin, WR, Rams. Bye: 8.
    AUG. 8 UPDATE: Tavon Austin has missed the past five practices with a hamstring injury. Austin isn’t much of a fantasy option, so this makes him even less appealing.

    Doing his best to sabotage the Rams, Jeff Fisher signed Tavon Austin to a baffling contract last offseason. Austin predictably struggled, catching 58 passes for 509 yards and three touchdowns. I expect Austin to be better with Sean McVay, but he’ll only be a FLEX at best, especially with Jared Goof being so horrible.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 60 catches. 780 yards. 6 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 114.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 174.

  3. Mike Williams, WR, Chargers. Bye: 9.
    JUNE 7 UPDATE: Mike Williams is dealing with a mild disc herniation in his back. It’s amazing that even the new Charger players are prone to injury. The coaching staff has said that Williams will miss the rest of the offseason program, and it’s unclear when he’ll be ready to return. The missed reps will certainly hurt Williams in the early going, meaning he’s nothing but a late-round flier for now.

    MAY 24 UPDATE: Mike Williams has been out for a couple of weeks with tightness in his back. Williams hurt his back during the first week of rookie minicamp, and hasn’t been seen since. This wouldn’t be a huge issue for a veteran, but Williams needs the reps to make an impact early in the year.

    Mike Williams is a big threat, whom I’m sure Philip Rivers will target frequently in the red zone. Williams could be the Chargers’ No. 1 receiver at some point this year if Keenan Allen gets hurt again. Allen has an extensive injury history, so there’s plenty of potential for Williams to be a great fantasy receiver for the long haul.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 55 catches. 770 yards. 6 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 113.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 168.



  4. Nelson Agholor, WR, Eagles. Bye: 10.
    AUG. 11 UPDATE: Nelson Agholor will have more opportunities with Jordan Matthews traded. However, I don’t really trust Agholor, who dropped a pass in the preseason opener. It’s worth noting that Mack Hollins, who looked good, could be a bigger part of the Eagles’ offense, but I’d like to see more from him first.

    It’ll be shocking if Nelson Agholor doesn’t play in the slot, according to Daniel Jeremiah, NFL Network. Agholor has gotten a ton of positive press this offseason, and it seems as though he could play in the slot over Jordan Matthews, who could be traded. I’m just noting this for now, but I’m not moving Agholor up my rankings. I’ll have to believe it when I see him actually producing and not dropping everything in sight.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 58 catches. 800 yards. 5 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 110.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 168.

  5. John Ross, WR, Bengals. Bye: 6.
    SEPT. 1 UPDATE: John Ross will miss a couple of weeks with a sprained knee. I didn’t like Ross as a re-draft target anyway, so this cements the fact that he’ll be off my board.

    JULY 27 UPDATE: John Ross is sidelined with an injured shoulder and happens to be a few weeks away from doing anything, according to Geoff Hobson, Bengals.com. Ross needs reps as a rookie, but isn’t getting them. He may have a small role on offense to kick off the season as a result.

    JUNE 13 UPDATE: John Ross may not be ready for the start of training camp because of shoulder surgery, per Geoff Hobson, Bengals.com. Rookie receivers being behind in practice reps is never a good thing. Ross could be a quick study, but it sounds like he should drop in the Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings.

    John Ross has 4.21 speed, but his ability doesn’t mesh well with Andy Dalton’s limitations. Still, he should be productive with the Bengals, and he could eventually flirt with WR2/WR3 status. I wouldn’t draft him until late this year, however.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 49 catches. 740 yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 109.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 158.

  6. Cole Beasley, WR, Cowboys. Bye: 6.
    Cole Beasley, serving as Dak Prescott’s safety valve, posted career-high figures in 2016, catching 75 passes for 833 yards and five touchdowns. Beasley has value in PPR leagues, but isn’t very rosterable in standard formats.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 72 catches. 790 yards. 5 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 109.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 181.



  7. Kenny Stills, WR, Dolphins. Bye: 11.
    Kenny Stills is a free agent, but he’ll continue to be an inconsistent deep threat. Stills caught nine touchdowns in 2016, but that’s a fluky number that he probably won’t be able to duplicate.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 48 catches. 780 yards. 5 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 108.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 156.

  8. Chris Godwin, WR, Buccaneers. Bye: 11.
    The Buccaneers receiver who has made the most great plays in OTAs has been Chris Godwin, according to Rick Stroud, Tampa Bay Times. Yes, this includes Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson. Godwin has been terrific by all accounts, as Jameis Winston called him “amazing.” I wouldn’t spend anything more than a very late pick on Godwin right now – he currently has no ADP – but if the third-round rookie impresses during live action during the preseason, I will move him up my Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 48 catches. 680 yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 107.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 155.

  9. Torrey Smith, WR, Eagles. Bye: 10.
    JUNE 19 UPDATE: Torrey Smith isn’t a lock for a starting job, according to Jeff McLane, Philadelphia Inquirer. This is a bit surprising, but it’s not the greatest shock in the world, considering how poorly he played in San Francisco. Smith is still the favorite to be the No. 2 wideout, but he’s being pushed by Nelson Agholor, who has thrived in OTAs.

    Torrey Smith has been a predictable bust in San Francisco. Why he would leave a winning franchise and go to a team in complete disarray is beyond me. Smith is a buy-low candidate, as he’s on a real football team for the first time in a few years, and Carson Wentz is likely to explode in his sophomore campaign.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 51 catches. 760 yards. 5 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 106.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 157.



  10. Breshad Perriman, WR, Ravens. Bye: 10.
    AUG. 2 UPDATE: Breshad Perriman injured his hamstring during Tuesday’s practice. Here we go again. There’s no word on how serious this injury is, but it’s yet another case of Perriman getting hurt. He’s unreliable and shouldn’t be drafted prior to the final rounds.

    Breshad Perriman missed his entire rookie campaign. He finally had his chance last season, but produced only 33 catches for 499 yards and three touchdowns. Perriman will see more targets next year with Steve Smith gone, but his durability is a big question mark.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 44 catches. 650 yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 104.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 148.

  11. Paul Richardson, WR, Seahawks. Bye: 6.
    Paul Richardson, a second-round pick from the 2014 NFL Draft, had a strong finish to his 2016 campaign. In his final four games, including the playoffs, he hauled in 15 passes for 213 yards and two touchdowns. Richardson will see fewer targets with Tyler Lockett due back, but his potential can’t be ignored.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 48 catches. 700 total yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 104.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 152.

  12. Allen Hurns, WR, Jaguars. Bye: 8.
    AUG. 24 UPDATE: It’s believed that the Jaguars are trying to trade Allen Hurns. Good luck finding anyone who is willing to take on that $40 million contract! With Dede Westbrook thriving in preseason action, the Jaguars can afford to deal Hurns, who hasn’t seen the field very much.

    MAY 28 UPDATE: Allen Hurns has bulked up this offseason to avoid injuries, per John Reid, Florida Times Union. Hurns’ hamstring helped ruined his 2016 campaign, which apparently served as a wake-up call. Hurns could provide value as a late-round pick; his ADP is currently at 14.01

    Allen Hurns was a major disappointment in 2016. He posted middling numbers until suffering a hamstring injury late, becoming a non-factor as a consequence. Because Jacksonville’s defense improved, Hurns didn’t have as much of an opportunity to compile garbage time. He likely won’t have that chance in 2017 either.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 55 catches. 740 yards. 5 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 104.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 159.



  13. Chester Rogers, WR, Colts. Bye: 11.
    Jason La Canfora said he has heard rumblings about Luck beginning the year on the reserve/PUP list because of his shoulder issues. That would mean he would miss six games. Meanwhile, general manager Chris Ballard told the media that Luck will be activated from the active/PUP list prior to Week 1. This could be wishful thinking on Ballard’s part, however, and even if Luck is activated, there’s no guarantee that he’ll play early on. And even if he does, he may not be 100 percent. This is obviously bad news for Luck’s outlook, and he should be avoided unless he falls numerous rounds. His supporting cast should be avoided as well.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 47 catches. 640 yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 103.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 150.

  14. Kenny Britt, WR, Browns. Bye: 9.
    AUG. 12 UPDATE: Kenny Britt is listed as Cleveland’s No. 1 receiver, but that may not last very long if the preseason opener is any indication. Britt was flagged for holding, failed to get a second foot inbounds to negate a potential touchdown, and then ran a lazy route in the end zone. It appears as though Britt (1 catch, 4 yards) took the money with no regard for his playing career going forward.

    The Browns gave an insane amount of money to Kenny Britt, who will put together half-hearted performances in Cleveland next year. Britt eclipsed 1,000 yards for the first time in his career in 2016, but he was in his contract year. I wouldn’t trust him going forward, especially in a situation like Cleveland.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 50 catches. 780 yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 102.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 152.

  15. Tyler Boyd, WR, Bengals. Bye: 6.
    Tyler Boyd caught 54 passes for 603 yards and a touchdown as a rookie. He had some potential before the Bengals selected John Ross ninth overall in the 2017 NFL Draft.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 63 catches. 730 yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 101.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 164.

  16. Will Fuller, WR, Texans. Bye: 7.
    AUG. 3 UPDATE: Will Fuller broke his collarbone Wednesday. Fuller will likely be out for 6-12 weeks. It’s a blow for Houston’s offense, which was already sketchy with a rookie quarterback under center. Fuller can’t be drafted now in 12-team leagues.

    Will Fuller opened his rookie campaign with two consecutive 100-yard performances, but failed to eclipse the century mark in any game after that. Fuller caught 47 passes for 635 yards and two touchdowns, dropping tons of balls in the process. Fuller obviously needs to improve his hands, and the quarterback situation is far from ideal.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 38 catches. 600 yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 99.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 137.

  17. Michael Floyd, WR, Vikings. Bye: 9.
    Michael Floyd is a waste of talent. He slacked off in the early part of the season, then was arrested for something called “super extreme” DUI. Arizona probably needs better names for its laws, but regardless, Floyd was cut. He had some nice moments for the Patriots, but ultimately didn’t do much. Now a free agent, Floyd could be facing a 180-day jail sentence.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 45 catches. 620 yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 98.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 143.

  18. JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, Steelers. Bye: 9.
    JuJu Smith-Schuster has potential to produce as a rookie because of the offense he plays in. However, he’ll have to compete with Martavis Bryant and Sammie Coates – they can argue whom he’ll supplant – and Smith-Schuster was just seen as a Round 2-3 prospect anyway.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 52 catches. 720 yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 96.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 148.

  19. Curtis Samuel, WR, Panthers. Bye: 11.
    SEPT. 1 UPDATE: Curtis Samuel suffered an injury in the preseason finale. Samuel, who snatched two passes for five yards, left the game with an ankle injury. It’s unclear how severe it is, but Samuel was unlikely to reenter the contest regardless.

    Curtis Samuel will play Ted Ginn’s role in Carolina’s offense. Samuel has some long-term potential, but there are suddenly too many mouths to feed in Carolina.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 30 catches. 330 yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 95.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 143.

  20. Malcolm Mitchell, WR, Patriots. Bye: 9.
    Malcolm Mitchell barely did anything prior to Week 11, yet he caught 32 passes for 401 yards and four touchdowns. Not bad for a rookie receiver. Mitchell would have a lot of upside if it weren’t for the Brandin Cooks trade.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 51 catches. 670 yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 95.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 146.

  21. Bruce Ellington, WR, Texans. Bye: 7.
    With DeAndre Hopkins out, Bruce Ellington shined versus the Patriots. Ellington secured a 37-yard bomb over Malcolm Butler and then broke a tackle on his next reception. He finished with four catches for 93 yards. This performance was not surprising at all; I liked Ellington a lot as a sleeper last year before he suffered a season-ending injury in the preseason. With Will Fuller out for half the year, Ellington could be a key contributor. He’s a late-round flier, though there are better ones because Houston has a mediocre passing attack, at best.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 40 catches. 660 yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 94.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 134.

  22. Devin Funchess, WR, Panthers. Bye: 11.
    AUG. 20 UPDATE: Devin Funchess continued to struggle, catching only one pass on three targets for eight yards at Tennessee. However, the lone reception concluded with a lost fumble, forced by Logan Ryan. Funchess has yet to prove anything, so he’s undraftable.

    Multiple Panthers reporters predicted that Devin Funchess would out-produce Kelvin Benjamin in 2016. Oops! Funchess had just 23 catches for 371 yards. Funchess might be able to improve, but there’s a reason many considered him a reach as a second-round pick in the 2015 NFL Draft.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 36 catches. 500 yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 94.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 130.

  23. Phillip Dorsett, WR, Patriots. Bye: 9.
    Phillip Dorsett was traded to the Patriots. There’s some long-term potential with the move, but Dorsett will have to spend some time learning New England’s offense.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 41 catches. 600 yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 93.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 134.

  24. Geronimo Allison, WR, Packers. Bye: 8.
    Geronimo Allison is Green Bay’s fourth receiver. He flashed at times, but will need an injury to Jordy Nelson or Davante Adams to be worthy of having a spot on your fantasy roster.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 36 catches. 550 yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 93.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 129.

  25. Eli Rogers, WR, Steelers. Bye: 9.
    Eli Rogers is going to be the fifth option in the passing attack with Martavis Bryant returning. He still deserves some PPR consideration if there’s an injury or two. Otherwise, he belongs on the waiver wire.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 51 catches. 650 yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 93.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 144.

  26. Leonte Carroo, WR, Dolphins. Bye: 11.
    Leonte Carroo caught just three passes as a rookie, but the Dolphins said that they viewed Carroo as the No. 2 receiver prospect in the 2016 NFL Draft. He’s worth adding if there’s an injury.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 43 catches. 540 yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 92.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 135.

  27. Jeremy Kerley, WR, 49ers. Bye: 11.
    Jeremy Kerley caught at least five passes in every game during the final four weeks of the season. He signed a big contract, but doesn’t seem like he’ll be productive in Kyle Shanahan’s offense.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 55 catches. 630 yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 91.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 146.

  28. Robby Anderson, WR, Jets. Bye: 11.
    Robby Anderson had some nice performances at the end of the year, but was arrested for pushing a police officer in May. It remains to be seen if he’ll be suspended for this action.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 50 catches. 720 yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 90.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 140.

  29. Dede Westbrook, WR, Jaguars. Bye: 8.
    The Jaguars definitely have something in Dede Westbrook. The fourth-round rookie slipped in the 2017 NFL Draft because of character issues, but the talent is certainly there. Westbrook caught six passes for 131 yards, and the stats were indicative of how well he performed. Westbrook has some explosive talent, and this was apparent when he broke a tackle and gained 28 yards. He also drew an illegal contact penalty. His one blemish was a dropped touchdown, but he had to make a difficult reception, so I wouldn’t completely blame him.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 35 catches. 610 yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 89.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 124.

  30. Marqise Lee, WR, Jaguars. Bye: 8.
    Marqise Lee wasn’t able to stay healthy prior to 2016. He finally managed to stay on the field this past season, and he rewarded the Jaguars with 63 catches for 851 yards and three touchdowns. He’s not much of a fantasy option in 12-team leagues.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 50 catches. 700 yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 88.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 138.

  31. Robert Woods, WR, Rams. Bye: 8.
    AUG. 11 UPDATE: I didn’t recommend Robert Woods as a draftable player, but his only appeal was the fact that he was the Rams’ No. 1 receiver. With Sammy Watkins in the mix, that’s not the case anymore.

    The Rams foolishly paid Robert Woods a crazy amount of money. Woods is just a No. 2 receiver at best, yet he’s being paid like a top option. He’s not going to have much luck with Jared Goff.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 49 catches. 630 yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 87.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 136.

  32. Laquon Treadwell, WR, Vikings. Bye: 9.
    MAY 25 UPDATE: Vikings offensive coordinator Pat Shurmur told the media that he’s been very impressed with Laquon Treadwell this offseason. There was a video circulating of Treadwell beating Xavier Rhodes for a deep pass. Treadwell caught only one pass last year, but he was a first-round pick and could rebound in his second season.

    Laquon Treadwell caught just one pass as a rookie, despite being chosen in the first round. Think he was a bit of a disappointment? It’s hard to trust Treadwell anytime soon.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 38 catches. 590 yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 87.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 125.

  33. Mohamed Sanu, WR, Falcons. Bye: 5.
    Mohamed Sanu struggles to separate from coverage, and even Matt Ryan couldn’t get him to be a viable fantasy option. Sanu posted a career-high 59 receptions, generating only 653 yards in the process. He scored just four times. Sanu is not rosterable in 12-team leagues.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 55 catches. 620 yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 86.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 141.

  34. Chris Conley, WR, Chiefs. Bye: 10.
    Chris Conley has immense upside, but hasn’t lived up to it quite yet. It’s unlikely he will either with Tyreek Hill emerging as a viable threat.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 47 catches. 640 yards. 2 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 86.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 133.

  35. Terrance Williams, WR, Cowboys. Bye: 6.
    Terrance Williams has been a failure as Dallas’ No. 2 receiver over the past several seasons. He likely won’t be the second wideout much longer, but it was perplexing that Dallas didn’t find a replacement for him.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 42 catches. 610 yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 85.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 127.

  36. Dontrelle Inman, WR, Chargers. Bye: 9.
    Dontrelle Inman wasn’t as productive as Tyrell Williams in 2016, but he was more effective down the stretch. Inman had 58 receptions for 810 yards and four touchdowns, but most of that came late; he reeled in at least four catches in seven of his final nine games. However, Inman will see fewer targets next year with Keenan Allen due back and Mike Williams on the roster.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 36 catches. 470 yards. 2 total TD.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 79.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 115.

  37. Adam Humphries, WR, Buccaneers. Bye: 11.
    Adam Humphries was someone to add if the Buccaneers lost Cameron Brate to injury, as he caught 10 passes in the season finale. However, O.J. Howard’s presence ruins that plan.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 44 catches. 530 yards. 2 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 75.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 119.

  38. Seth Roberts, WR, Raiders. Bye: 10.
    Seth Roberts is currently Oakland’s No. 3 receiver, but that may not last for long. He led the NFL in drop percentage, as he was very unreliable in 2016.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 34 catches. 440 total yards. 5 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 74.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 108.

  39. Jermaine Kearse, WR, Seahawks. Bye: 6.
    Jermaine Kearse is Seattle’s fourth receiving option, which would explain the 41-510-1 line from 2016.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 45 catches. 610 yards. 2 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 73.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 118.

  40. Brandon LaFell, WR, Bengals. Bye: 6.
    Brandon LaFell caught 64 passes for 862 yards and six touchdowns this past season. With John Ross on the roster, and Tyler Boyd in the mix, LaFell’s outlook has taken a big hit.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 37 catches. 550 yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 73.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 110.

  41. Kasen Williams, WR, Seahawks. Bye: 7.
    Kasen Williams was trending on Twitter for his 27-yard catch over Xavier Rhodes in the second preseason game. Williams looked good, catching two balls for 28 yards and a touchdown. He nearly secured a second score on a deep Russell Wilson pass, but a Minnesota defensive back committed an uncalled defensive pass interference that ruined a potential big play. I wouldn’t recommend Williams as a late-round pick just yet, but he’s worth monitoring.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 35 catches. 550 yards. 3 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 73.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 108.

  42. Tajae Sharpe, WR, Titans. Bye: 13.
    I loved Tajae Sharpe as a sleeper last summer; his route-running was great in practice, and he was Marcus Mariota’s favorite weapon in the preseason. Sharpe got off to a good start with a 7-76 line in the opener, but quickly faded for some reason. Sharpe’s 2017 outlook took a hit when Tennessee selected Corey Davis fifth overall.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 43 catches. 550 yards. 2 total TD.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 67.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 110.

  43. Pharoh Cooper, WR, Rams. Bye: 8.
    Pharoh Cooper caught 14 passes as a rookie. He’ll have a larger role with Kenny Britt likely gone, but Jared Goof will prevent him from doing anything substantial.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 31 catches. 430 yards. 2 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 55.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 86.

  44. Travis Benjamin, WR, Chargers. Bye: 9.
    Travis Benjamin signed a $24 million contract last offseason, but despite Keenan Allen’s injury, Benjamin caught only 47 passes for 677 yards and four touchdowns. The Mike Williams pick was the final nail in the Benjamin fantasy coffin.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 30 catches. 420 yards. 2 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 54.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 84.

  45. Quincy Enunwa, WR, Jets. Bye: 11.
    Quincy Enunwa is out for the year with a neck injury. Hopefully he’ll have a speedy recovery and serve as a promising weapon for Sam Darnold in 2018 and beyond.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 0 catches. 0 yards. 0 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 0.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 0.

  46. Julian Edelman, WR, Patriots. Bye: 9.
    AUG. 26 UPDATE: Julian Edelman suffered a non-contact leg injury in the first quarter of the dress rehearsal. He grabbed the back of his knee and had to leave the field for the rest of the evening. It’s unclear how severe the knee injury is, but non-contact maladies tend to be the worst, and the Patriots fear a torn ACL. If you’ve already drafted Edelman, make sure you pick up Chris Hogan.

    Julian Edelman was once again a PPR monster, hauling in 98 passes for 1,106 yards. However, he scored just three touchdowns, down from seven in 2015. Edelman is never going to be a big-time scorer, but should continue to dominate PPR formats despite Brandin Cooks’ presence on the team.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 0 catches. 0 yards. 0 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 0.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 0.

  47. Cameron Meredith, WR, Bears. Bye: 9.
    AUG. 27 UPDATE: Cameron Meredith suffered a knee injury in the third preseason game. It was a bad scene, as Meredith had to have his knee immobilized. He was then carted off into the locker room. Meredith is almost certain to be out for the season, which is a shame because he’s such a promising young talent. If you drafted him and are looking for a replacement, Kendall Wright looked great on Chicago’s opening drive.

    Cameron Meredith has flashed a ton of potential, and the Bears absolutely love him as a long-term starting receiver. Meredith finished with 66 catches for 888 yards and four touchdowns despite playing with the likes of Brian Hoyer and Matt Barkley for a handful of games. Meredith, just 24, will be a WR3, as Mike Glennon should be more competent than Barkley, at least in theory.

    Projected 2017 Fantasy Stats: 0 catches. 0 yards. 0 total TDs.
    Projected 2017 Fantasy Points: 0.
    Projected 2017 PPR Fantasy Points: 0.


2017 Fantasy Football Rankings - Wide Receivers (Sept. 6):
Top 10 | 11-20 | 21-40 | 41-60 | 61-100





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2017 Fantasy Football Mock Draft: Standard - 7/27 (Walt)
2017 Fantasy Football Mock Draft: PPR - 7/26 (Chet)
2017 Fantasy Football Mock Draft: PPR - 7/20 (Walt)
2017 Fantasy Football Mock Draft: PPR - 7/14 (Chet)
2017 Fantasy Football Mock Draft: Standard - 7/13 (Walt)



2017 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheets:
2017 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet: Top 250 - 9/6 (Walt)
2017 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet: Top 250 PPR - 9/6 (Walt)
2017 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet: Top 250 2-QB - 9/6 (Walt)
2017 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet: Top 250 Touchdown League - 9/6 (Walt)
2017 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet: Custom - 9/6 (Walt)
2017 Fantasy Football: Dynasty Rankings - 9/6 (Walt)
2017 Fantasy Football PPR Rankings - 8/16 (Chet)
2017 Fantasy Football Spreadsheets - 9/6 (Walt)

2017 Fantasy Football Articles:
2017 Fantasy Football Stock Report: OTAs, Training Camp - 9/6 (Walt)
2017 Fantasy Football Sleepers - 9/2 (Walt)
2017 Fantasy Football Busts - 9/2 (Walt)
2017 NFL Preseason Game Recaps - 9/1 (Walt)
2017 Fantasy Football Stock Report: Preseason - 9/1 (Walt)
2017 Fantasy Football: Running Backs with the Most Carries - 1/31 (Walt)






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