With the rules changing to better protect receivers, we could see a boost across the board at the position. This could be one for the record books.
1. Antonio Brown, PIT
1533 receiving yards, 9 TDs, 209.3 points.
He has been the top fantasy WR in PPR for four straight years and has at last 100 receptions in six straight seasons.
2. DeAndre Hopkins, HOU
1378 receiving yards, 13 TDs, 215.8 points.
Last year’s standard scoring WR champ, the best news for Nuk owners is that one of his two games against the Jags is in Week 17.
3. Odell Beckham Jr., NYG
302 receiving yards, 3 TDs, 49 points.
Didn’t see game action in the pre-season, but he has fully recovered from last season’s broken leg and should return as a top-five WR.
4. Julio Jones, ATL
1444 receiving yards, 3 TDs, 163.9 points.
Has averaged 1,579 yards per season over the past four, but was shockingly ineffective in the red zone last year, catching five of 20 targets.
5. Keenan Allen, LAC
1393 receiving yards, 6 TDs, 176.2 points.
Averaged an insane 19.8 points per game in 0.5 PPR over the last seven games of the season.
6. Davante Adams, GB
885 receiving yards, 10 TDs, 148.5 points.
Has 22 TDs over the past two seasons and, even with Jimmy Graham aboard, remains a top red-zone threat.
7. Michael Thomas, NO
1245 receiving yards, 5 TDs, 154.5 points.
Took another step forward as the top target in New Orleans and there’s still room for the third-year Saint to grow.
8. Mike Evans, TB
1001 receiving yards, 5 TDs, 132.1 points.
Took a huge step back in 2018, seeing 37 fewer targets. But, on the upside, Evans has averaged 12 TDs per season in even years.
9. A.J. Green, CIN
1078 receiving yards, 8 TDs, 155.8 points.
Had the lowest reception rate of his career last year at 54% and the fewest targets since missing three games in 2014.
10. Tyreek Hill, KC
1183 receiving yards, 7 TDs, 166.2 points.
Of the top 14 WRs in fantasy points, Hill had the fewest targets and he was the only WR1 with less than 20% of his team’s targets last year.
11. Doug Baldwin, SEA
991 receiving yards, 8 TDs, 149.1 points.
Is second only to Brown in TDs over the past three seasons and reports of his knee injury leave us unconcerned about his Week 1 status.
12. T.Y. Hilton, IND
966 receiving yards, 4 TDs, 120.6 points.
Has been maddeningly inconsistent, even when Luck was healthy. He had 10 games with fewer than five points last year and four with 10+ points.
13. Adam Thielen, MIN
1276 receiving yards, 4 TDs, 152.7 points.
Was eighth overall in targets and led teammate Diggs in every category except TDs.
14. Amari Cooper, OAK
680 receiving yards, 7 TDs, 110.4 points.
He’ll benefit from the departure of Crabtree and Jon Gruden has been known to feed primary receivers in the past.
15. Demaryius Thomas, DEN
949 receiving yards, 5 TDs, 124.9 points.
Failed to reach 1,000 yards for the first time since 2011, but place that blame on some truly awful QB play, which has been upgraded.
16. JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT
917 receiving yards, 7 TDs, 133.7 points.
Last season’s rookie receiving sensation quickly made Martavis Bryant expendable and could be a WR1 if anything happens to Brown.
17. Larry Fitzgerald, ARI
1156 receiving yards, 6 TDs, 154.4 points.
The Cards veteran is the only WR besides Brown with three straight 100-catch, 1,000-yard six-TD seasons.
18. Stefon Diggs, MIN
849 receiving yards, 8 TDs, 134.2 points.
Edged teammate Thielen in points per game (9.6-9.3), but trailed him by large margins in every category except TDs.
19. Golden Tate, DET
1003 receiving yards, 5 TDs, 134.5 points.
Had the highest catch-rate in the league among receivers with at least 20 targets at 76.7% and led all WRs in YAC with 546 yards.
20. Allen Robinson, CHI
17 receiving yards, 1.7 points.
Managed just one catch last season before tearing his ACL. He’ll be the top WR that Chicago has lacked in recent years.
21. Brandin Cooks, LAR
1082 receiving yards, 7 TDs, 156.2 points.
On his third team in three years, Cooks should fill Sammy Watkins’ role of downfield threat for the Rams.
22. Marvin Jones Jr., DET
1101 receiving yards, 9 TDs, 164.1 points.
The fifth-highest scoring WR in standard last year, Jones had an unsustainable 2.69 points per reception.
23. Chris Hogan, NE
439 receiving yards, 5 TDs, 75.6 points.
Led the Pats in red-zone targets before getting hurt last year, more than even Gronk.
24. Alshon Jeffery, PHI
789 receiving yards, 9 TDs, 138.9 points.
He won’t be put on the PUP list, but he will miss at least the first two games of the season.
25. Josh Gordon, CLE
335 receiving yards, 1 TD, 39.5 points.
The immensely talented yet troubled WR should play Week 1, though his immediate impact is questionable.
26. Jarvis Landry, CLE
987 receiving yards, 9 TDs, 152.7 points.
Failed to reach 1,000 yards last season despite leading the league in receptions with 112 while with Miami.
27. Michael Crabtree, BAL
618 receiving yards, 8 TDs, 113.8 points.
Led the Raiders in targets and receptions in his three years in Oakland and should be the No. 1 guy in Baltimore now.
28. Corey Davis, TEN
375 receiving yards, 37.5 points.
A first-rounder in the 2017 draft, Davis didn’t score in the regular season, but had two TDs against the Pats in the playoffs.
29. Marquise Goodwin, SF
962 receiving yards, 2 TDs, 112.6 points.
A sleeper pick that has been gaining steam, Goodwin averaged 8.9 points per game with Garoppolo starting.
30. Robby Anderson, NYJ
941 receiving yards, 7 TDs, 137 points.
Could face a suspension for a reckless driving charge from January, but has WR2 potential when he plays.
31. Emmanuel Sanders, DEN
555 receiving yards, 2 TDs, 67.5 points.
His numbers took an even bigger tumble than Thomas’ but is a prime bounce-back candidate with a healthy ankle and Keenum under centre.
32. Cooper Kupp, LAR
869 receiving yards, 5 TDs, 116.9 points.
Led the Rams with 23 red zone targets, which was tied for fourth-most in the league.
33. Jamison Crowder, WAS
789 receiving yards, 3 TDs, 94.3 points.
Has been dealing with a groin injury in the pre-season, but should be ready for Week 1 and has connected well with Alex Smith.
34. Robert Woods, LAR
781 receiving yards, 5 TDs, 109.3 points.
Will have some big games, but his potential is limited by the Rams’ penchant for spreading the ball around.
35. Sammy Watkins, KC
593 receiving yards, 8 TDs, 107.3 points.
Has never made more than 65 catches in a season and that came four years ago as a rookie.
36. Devin Funchess, CAR
840 receiving yards, 8 TDs, 132 points.
After two seasons as a bust, finally showed some potential by finishing as a top-20 fantasy receiver.
37. Pierre Garcon, SF
500 receiving yards, 50.0 points.
Missed half of 2017 with a neck injury, but was averaging 8.4 targets per game before going down.
38. Will Fuller V, HOU
423 receiving yards, 7 TDs, 85.2 points.
Had an incredible run with seven TDs in four games before breaking his leg. Wasn’t as effective in his return with Watson out.
39. Kenny Stills, MIA
847 receiving yards, 6 TDs, 120.7 points.
With Landry gone, Stills has a chance to make a nice jump in fantasy value and should outplay his ADP.
40. Julian Edelman, NE
Did not play in 2017.
Missed last season with a torn ACL and is now suspended for four games. At 32, it could be difficult to return to his pre-injury form.
41. Kenny Golladay, DET
477 receiving yards, 3 TDs, 66.6 points.
Missed five games with hamstring woes as a rookie, but averaged 17 yards per catch and could have a breakout 2018.
42. Nelson Agholor, PHI
768 receiving yards, 8 TDs, 125.5 points.
Has a chance to play a big role early on with Jeffery possibly on the PUP list, but has a lower-body injury of his own to overcome.
43. Sterling Shepard, NYG
731 receiving yards, 2 TDs, 85.5 points.
Despite missing five games of this own, led Giants WRs in targets, receptions and yards. Should take a backseat to Beckham again.
44. Keelan Cole, JAC
748 receiving yards, 3 TDs, 92.8 points.
After becoming a starter in Week 13, led the league in yards with 475 yards and steps in to top role with Lee out.
45. Jordy Nelson, OAK
482 receiving yards, 6 TDs, 84.2 points.
Seems to have gone over the hill, failing to reach 80 yards in a game last season, even when Aaron Rodgers was healthy.
46. Kelvin Benjamin, BUF
692 receiving yards, 3 TDs, 87.2 points.
He’s essentially the Bills’ top receiver by default, but there are a bit too many question marks for him to be reliably counted on.
47. Tyler Lockett, SEA
555 receiving yards, 2 TDs, 73.3 points.
The Seahawks locking him up with a new deal shows their commitment to him as their WR2. Could be a big hit if Baldwin misses time.
48. Rishard Matthews, TEN
795 receiving yards, 4 TDs, 103.5 points.
Off the PUP list and ready for Week 1, he led Titans receivers in targets, yards and TDs despite missing two games.
49. Cameron Meredith, NO
Did not play in 2017.
Led the Bears in receiving before missing 2017 with a torn ACL. Could be a nice sleeper with the Saints.
50. Mohamed Sanu, ATL
703 receiving yards, 5 TDs, 106.3 points.
Not many secondary receivers get 96 targets in a season. Has huge potential as a handcuff to Jones.
Source:: Toronto Sun – Movies