by Eric Stashin (aka The Rotoprofessor)
Yesterday we updated the Top 20 of our Wide Receiver rankings (click here to view), but obviously the fallout of the news/injuries goes beyond that. Let’s check in and see how the next 20 on our rankings currently sit:
21. Jordan Matthews – Philadelphia Eagles
22. Desean Jackson – Washington Redskins
23. Andre Johnson – Indianapolis Colts
24. Golden Tate – Detroit Lions
25. Allen Robinson – Jacksonville Jaguars
26. Martavis Bryant – Pittsburgh Steelers
27. Pierre Garcon – Washington Redskins
28. Brian Quick – St. Louis Rams
29. Terrance Williams – Dallas Cowboys
30. Dorial Green-Beckham – Tennessee Titans
31. Mike Wallace – Minnesota Vikings
32. Julian Edelman – New England Patriots
33. Vincent Jackson – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
34. Eric Decker – New York Jets
35. Charles Johnson – Minnesota Vikings
36. Larry Fitzgerald – Arizona Cardinals
37. Roddy White – Atlanta Falcons
38. Kenny Stills – Miami Dolphins
39. Torrey Smith – San Francisco 49ers
40. DeVante Parker – Miami Dolphins
- Brian Quick, who has been a player we’ve been trumpeting for much of the offseason, has been cleared to play this weekend according to Jim Thomas (via Twitter). That’s a huge step for someone who looked to be breaking out last season (21 receptions, 322 yards, 3 TD over the first four games) before suffering a significant shoulder injury. He has the chance to be the best offensive player on his team, at least until Todd Gurley is fully ready, and is well worth the late round gamble (considering we see WR3+ upside).
- We talked about Dorial Green-Beckham and his breakout potential, which you can read by clicking here. Remember it was off-the-field issues that sent him into the second round, not his talent.
- The addition of Reggie Wayne shouldn’t have an impact on Julian Edelman. What will? A resolution to the entire “deflate gate” scandal. If Tom Brady is going to be playing Week 1 all of the Patriots’ receivers will get a boost in value.
- When it comes to sophomore wide receivers, the Jaguars’ Allen Robinson is often overlooked. He had 48 catches for 548 yards and 2 TD in just 10 games last season and should certainly benefit from an improved running game (T.J. Yeldon) and another year of experience from Blake Bortles. He’s a borderline WR2.
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