by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)
Last week we looked at the Top 20 Wide Receivers heading into 2015 (click here to view), so let’s continue those rankings and look at the next twenty. Where is there upside? Who should we avoid? Let’s take a look:
21. Anquan Boldin – San Francisco 49ers
22. Jordan Matthews – Philadelphia Eagles
23. Kenny Stills – Miami Dolphins
24. Desean Jackson – Washington Redskins
25. Golden Tate – Detroit Lions
26. Michael Floyd – Arizona Cardinals
27. Allen Robinson – Jacksonville Jaguars
28. Martavis Bryant – Pittsburgh Steelers
29. Andre Johnson – Indianapolis Colts
30. Pierre Garcon – Washington Redskins
31. Brian Quick – St. Louis Rams
32. Terrance Williams – Detroit Cowboys
33. Dorial Green-Beckham – Tennessee Titans
34. Mike Wallace – Minnesota Vikings
35. DeVante Parker – Miami Dolphins
36. Julian Edelman – New England Patriots
37. Vincent Jackson – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
38. Eric Decker – New York Jets
39. Charles Johnson – Minnesota Vikings
40. Breshad Perriman – Baltimore Ravens
- Moving from New Orleans to Miami would hurt the upside of Stills’ value, at least you’d think… Quite the contrary, actually, as he turns into one of our favorite sleepers heading into 2015. The third year receiver proved that he’s more than a big play threat last season (63 receptions, 931 yards), will start opposite DeVante Parker and going from Drew Brees to Ryan Tannehill likely won’t be as big of a downgrade as you’d think. You won’t have to pay a borderline WR2 price, but that’s what he could easily produce.
- Golden Tate had a monster season, but don’t ignore the regression he had in the second half of the season (44 receptions, 531 yards, 1 TD). Also, assuming Calvin Johnson is healthy there won’t be quite as many opportunities available to him (as well as the potential emergence of Eric Ebron and the addition of Ameer Abdullah as a receiving threat out of the backfield). Don’t make the mistake of expecting Tate to be able to match last season’s gaudy numbers.
- Is Andre Johnson the same player that he once was? Absolutely not, but moving to Indianapolis (where he’ll assume the role left by Reggie Wayne) will absolutely keep him as a fantasy relevant option. Look for him to pile up the catches underneath while T.Y. Hilton operates down the field.
- We talked about Brian Quick and his breakout potential recently. Make sure to check it out by clicking here.
- You can argue that Dorial Green-Beckham was the most talented wide receiver in this year’s draft class, but off-the-field issues caused him to fall down draft boards. Given the consistent uncertainty in Tennessee’s receiving corps, would it really be surprising to see him emerge as the best option the team has?
- Julian Edelman, like a lot of New England’s skill players, takes a hit given the uncertainty at quarterback to open the season. If Tom Brady’s suspension is reduced (or eliminated), he’ll likely move up quite a few spots.
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