by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)
There hasn’t been a change to our Top 20 wide receivers as of yet (you can view our original publication of the rankings here), but the next 20 have definitely seen some changes. Who has fallen? Who may be on the rise? 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. Allen Robinson – Jacksonville Jaguars
27. Martavis Bryant – Pittsburgh Steelers
28. Andre Johnson – Indianapolis Colts
29. Pierre Garcon – Washington Redskins
30. Brian Quick – St. Louis Rams
31. Terrance Williams – Dallas Cowboys
32. Dorial Green-Beckham – Tennessee Titans
33. Mike Wallace – Minnesota Vikings
34. Julian Edelman – New England Patriots
35. Vincent Jackson – San Diego Chargers
36. Eric Decker – New York Jets
37. Charles Johnson – Minnesota Vikings
38. Larry Fitzgerald – Arizona Cardinals
39. Breshad Perriman – Baltimore Ravens
40. Roddy White – Atlanta Falcons
- The injuries to DeVante Parker and Michael Floyd have caused them to fall out of the Top 40 (at least for now). Parker could push himself back in, depending on his recovery, but he also carries a bit of boom or bust risk so the missed time in the preseason could have a significant impact on his production in his rookie season. Remember we saw Mike Wallace continually struggle to develop a rapport with Ryan Tannehill, so the time working together would’ve certainly helped.
- It seems odd to see Julian Edelman ranked this low, but with Tom Brady still facing a four game suspension his outlook is clouded a bit. If Brady’s suspension is ultimately overturned? Edelman will shoot up the rankings a bit, as will many of the Patriots’ receivers.
- We continue to sell Brian Quick as one of the best sleepers heading into the season (something we discussed here). The fact that the Rams haven’t listed Quick as a starter on their initial depth chart only adds to his appeal, as others will be discouraged and likely ignore him. If healthy he’s going to start and is the best receiver the team has, so don’t be deterred.
- Dorial Green-Beckham has a lot of potential, as off-the-field issues were the only reason he was not selected in the first round of the NFL Draft. For our scouting report on him, click here.
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