Fantasy football season is right around the corner and it is never too soon to gather as much valuable data as possible. Each person, stat or edge that you can find will go a long way in determining who you should draft and how to structure you team in hopes of winning the 2015 championship.
Below is my breakdown of who I believe will be the top fantasy wide receivers for the 2015 season. You will find a list and a further breakdown of the top-10 wide receivers in the list.
The breakdown below is based on a PPR league so take that into account with some of the rankings. With that the wide receiver receives one point for each reception, one point for each 10 yards receiving, six points for each scored touchdown, two points for each completed two point conversion, and loses two points for each fumble. Standard rushing and passing rules apply. Obviously much of this data is transferable to numerous different league configurations but I wanted to ensure clarity up front. Let’s get to it and see how the breakdown begins.
Player To Watch On Draft Day – Jordan Mathews
Top-25 Wide Receivers
|He IS the safest to produce. In his last two seasons, he has never caught less than five balls in a game. Guaranteed 100+ catches, 10 TDs and will even return punts. Belongs at the top of the list.|
|He seems to get forgotten but if healthy is a stud. 18 TDs over the last two years and caught over 100 passes for over 1,500. The same or even better can be expected. He is the first target for Ryan and double digit TDs are coming.|
|3||Odell Beckham Jr||Giants||11|
|Set rookie records taking the NFL by storm over the last 13 weeks of last season. Highlight reel catches are the norm. He could arguably be No 1 in the rankings and will become the recipient of the "chuck and hope" by Eli. Easily over 1,000 yards and 90+ receptions in 2015.|
|Megatron comes in at four but that was hard to do. If he stays healthy (and that’s an if), Stafford will find him 90+ times for double digit TDs. Emerging Tate helps with pressure only increasing his numbers.|
|Departure of Murray should mean more targets. Already topped 1,200 yards and 12 TDs in each of last three including 16 TDs last year. There is a chance he could haul in 20 TDs this year.|
|Thomas goes as Peyton goes. He will be exceptional regardless but could regress based on Peyton. Should still top 1,100 yards, 80 receptions and eight+ TDs.|
|If last year was the "raw" Benjamin, then look out in 2015. Cam Newton returns healthy and Benjamin has another offseason to improve on an outstanding rookie campaign. 90 receptions, 1,200 yards and 10 TDs are right in his wheelhouse this season if not more.|
|Career year in 2014 with 1,500+ yards, 13 TDs and almost 100 receptions. Assuming all is well he could come close to that in 2015 even with Cobb opposite him.|
|One of the most talented in the league with the ability to put up a 100 reception, 1,500 yard and 10 TD season. Only concerns are running game emergence and Andy Dalton at QB.|
|More than capable and will not see any double teams thanks to Nelson on the other side. If he returns to the first half of last year form he could easily top 80 receptions, 1,100 yards and eight TDs.|
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