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Fantasy Football WR PPR Rankings

So I’m back. I highlighted my QB Rankings: Part 1 and Part 2. I also gave out my RB PPR Rankings. Now it’s onto the Wide Receivers. Time to give out my PPR Rankings for this year’s Wideouts.

Numbers 1-30

1. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers (Bye Week: 9)

His best seasons have come with Martavis Bryant on the field and Bryant is back this season. Brown is the best wide receiver in football on one of the most dynamic offenses in the game. He is easily my number one Wide Receiver.

2. Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants (Bye Week: 8)

Beckham is on a historic pace. The Giants added two receiving options this off-season in Marshall and Engram. The question becomes: Do these additions hurt or help Beckham? I think they help Beckham. Opposing defenses cannot target just Beckham and it now opens up the field for him.

3. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons (Bye Week: 5)

Julio Jones is a one-of-a-kind player. It does not matter who the offensive coordinator is, Jones is still going to put up monster numbers. The only thing that holds him back from being number one is that he has only had double digit touchdowns once in his career. If he can get over that mark he can compete for the number one spot.

4. Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Bye Week: 11)

Evans has the same situation as ODB. The Buccaneers added some help for Evans this off-season when they added Jackson and OJ Howard. Once again, I think the addition helps open up the field for Evans and he will dominate.

5. AJ Green, Cincinnati Bengals (Bye Week: 6)

When AJ Green stays healthy, he finished as a top-7 WR. Last year before he went down he was on pace to finish as the number 4. Nothing phases Green and I think that is what makes him one of the best in the game. If he stays healthy he is a top-5 Wide Receiver.

6. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers (Bye Week: 8)

Jordy Nelson is starting to age, but it did not show one bit last season. He has not healthy for half the year last season and still managed to grab almost 100 passes for 1.257 yards and 14 touchdowns. Rodgers loves going to Jordy in the end zone and that will not change.

7. TY Hilton, Indianapolis Colts (Bye Week: 11)

So no one really knows what is going on with Andrew Luck, but I am going to say he will be ready for Week 1. That is a very good sign for TY Hilton. Hilton led the league in receiving yards last season! If he can increase his touchdown total he can be a top-5 finisher.

8. Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints (Bye Week: 5)

If it wasn’t for Ezekiel Elliot and Dak Prescott, Thomas was the Rookie of the Year. Brandin Cooks is now with the Patriots and the Saints replaced him with Ted Ginn. It seems as if Thomas will becomes Brees’ favorite target and that is a mighty good thing for fantasy purposes.

9. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys (Bye Week: 6)

The Cowboys do not like to throw the ball that much, but they do not have a true number two Wide Receiver. Bryant will see a bunch of targets in the Cowboys’ offense. His biggest problem is his opponents. Giants twice, Josh Norman twice, Broncos, Cardinals, Falcons and Seahawks. Those are tough options to go up against, especially when you have no help.

10. Amari Cooper, Oakland Raiders (Bye Week: 10)

People expected Cooper to take a bigger jump than he did last year. The biggest problem for him was that he only had five touchdown receptions. In spite of that he still finished as the 12th WR. I think his touchdowns catches increase this season and he will finish top 10.

11. Doug Baldwin, Seattle Seahawks (Bye Week: 6)

The Seahawks want Wilson to run the ball less and their offensive line is not going to create many gaps to run the ball. Baldwin’s targets have gone up every year for four straight years. He has also finished top-10 in back to back seasons. Everything is pointing in the right direction for Baldwin.

12. Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers (Bye Week: 9)

Please, please stay healthy this season. I draft him almost every year because I know he can produce, but he just cannot stay on the field. He can finish in the top-10, but it is hard to trust his durability. He is still a WR1.

13. DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans (Bye Week: 7)

Hopkins has all the talent in the world, but he just has no one to throw him the ball. If he had a serviceable Quarterback I would place him in my top-7, but there are too many questions at the position. However, I do think Watson will surprise a lot of people and Hopkins can finish in the top-10 this year.

14. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos (Bye Week: 5)

Thomas is starting to drift towards the high-end WR2 area. He will have 1,000 yards again this season, but his TD and receptions will hinder his upside. He still is a solid second receiver on a fantasy team and will likely go in the 3rd-4th round area.

15. Alshon Jeffrey, Philadelphia Eagles (Bye Week: 10)

Jeffrey is another guy with a lot of talent, but big injury questions. Wentz will be one of the better Quarterbacks to have thrown the ball to Jeffery at this point in his career, so that definitely helps. However, they do have some decent weapons on offense that can hurt Jeffrey’s value.

16. Allen Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars (Bye Week: 8)

Robinson does have some effort and drop issues, but he has the talent. He dropped off last season after having a solid 2015 season. However, Blake Bortles having the same drop in production issues did not help. Robinson does have some risk, but he is a high-end WR 2 with low-end WR 1 value.

17. Sammy Watkins, Buffalo Bills (Bye Week: 6)

If you projected his stats over 16 games last season, Watkins would have had more fantasy points than ANTONIO BROWN! Why is he at 17 you ask? Health and QB questions. I do not trust Tyrod Taylor to be consistent week in and week out. I also do not trust Watkins to stay healthy.

18. Jarvis Landry, Miami Dolphins (Bye Week: 11)

Landry is one of my favorite WR2 plays year in and year out in PPR formats. He gets a ton of receptions, but he does not stack up enough yards and touchdowns to be a WR1. However, he moves down my list this year because of the Tannehill injury. I’m not sure how I feel about Cutler at QB. Landry comes with a bit more of a risk this year.

19. Brandin Cooks, New England Patriots (Bye Week: 9)

Any player on the Patriots not named Gronkowski or Brady comes with a risk. You just never know what Bill Belichick has planned. He is arguably the greatest coach of all time, but his players are tough to draft when it comes to a fantasy stand point. I do believe Cooks will be their number one receiver this year and he has the ability for huge games. He is a high-end WR2 as of right now.

20. Golden Tate, Detroit Lions (Bye Week: 7)

It looked like the Marvin Jones show early on last season, but that changed over the last 11 games. Tate emerged at the number one option and finished the season strong. The Lions lost Boldin and did not do much to replace him. It looks like more targets will be coming Tate’s way.

21. Michael Crabtree, Oakland Raiders (Bye Week: 10)

Our first number two option is Michael Crabtree. He may regress a bit this season, but I think he still sees enough targets to be productive. Cooper did not take the leap that I expected last year and there is no option behind Crabtree that will take targets away from him.

22. Terrelle Pryor, Washington Redskins (Bye Week: 5)

Pryor was the 12th most targeted receiver last season and he made the most of it. I do not expect him to be as productive this season. Kirk Cousins loves to spread the ball around. I believe the chemistry Cousins and Crowder has will also effect Pryor’s value.

23. Brandon Marshall, New York Giants (Bye Week: 8)

Marshall is coming off a down season, but that has to do with poor QB play and no other options. Teams will be game planning for Odell rather than Marshall this year. Marshall is far from being a WR1, but I believe he has upside as a WR2. The Giants are very one-dimensional and there will be plenty of opportunities if Beckham is being shut down.

24. Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers (Bye Week: 8)

Adams did have a very good season last year, but the Packers just have too many options. They have Nelson as their number one, Cobb right behind Adams and then they added Martellus Bennett this off-season. It will be hard for Adams to repeat his production from last season.

25. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals (Bye Week: 8)

The only thing that will effect Fitzgerald this year is age. Not just his age, but Carson Palmer’s age. Besides that everything is there for him to succeed. He is the number one option with no one besides David Johnson to steal targets. Fitzgerald also saw 23 red zone targets last season and he is coming off back to back 1,000 yard seasons.

26. Julian Edelman, New England Patriots (Bye Week: 9)

Yeah, I’m back to that New England team again. It is hard for me to separate Cooks and Edelman much more than this. The Patriots love to pass the ball and like I said, you never know who is going to be their number one Wide Receiver. I believe it is going to be Cooks, but Edelman could be just as productive this season. You never know with Bill.

27. Emmanuel Sanders, Denver Broncos (Bye Week: 5)

The days of Thomas and Sanders being arguably the best duo in the league is over. It’s not because they are not talented, but it is because they no longer have Peyton Manning. Sanders is also 30 years old, the number two option and is on a team that wants to run the ball more. He was also too inconsistent last season.

28. Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs (Bye Week: 10)

Do not buy into the Tyreek Hill hype from last season. He had three special team touchdowns to go along with a few rushing touchdowns. I do not expect the same production at all from Hill. He also has conservative Alex Smith throwing to him. He may be their number one WR, but he will not touch his production from last season.

29. Jamison Crowder, Washington Redskins (Bye Week: 5)

I am huge on Jamison Crowder this season. I think he has the chance to finish as a top-20 fantasy receiver and become the Redskins’ number one option. He will rack up a bunch of receptions coming from the slot. He also has some built up chemistry with Kirk Cousins. The only reason I have him this low is because they do have Jordan Reed and they just dished out money to Pryor.

30. Donte Moncrief, Indianapolis Colts (Bye Week: 11)

Moncrief is in a contract year and will need to be productive if he wants to get paid. The Colts love to throw the ball and that won’t change. Hilton may be double teamed at times, which opens up the doors for Moncrief. When Luck and Moncrief have been on the field at the same time, there have only been four games in which they have NOT connected for a TD pass.

 

Numbers 31-60

31. Pierre Garcon, San Francisco 49ers (Bye Week: 11)
32. Erick Decker, Tennessee Titans (Bye Week: 8)
33. Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Vikings (Bye Week: 9)
34. Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina Panthers (Bye Week: 11)
35. Willie Snead, New Orleans Saints (Bye Week: 5)
36. Martavis Bryant, Pittsburgh Steelers (Bye Week: 9)
37. Mike Wallace, Baltimore Ravens (Bye Week: 10)
38. Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers (Bye Week: 8)
39. DeSean Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (Bye Week: 11)
40. Rishard Matthews, Tennessee Titans (Bye Week: 8)
41. Cameron Meredith, Chicago Bears (Bye Week: 9)
42. DeVante Parker, Miami Dolphins (Bye Week: 11)
43. Corey Coleman, Cleveland Browns (Bye Week: 9)
44. Jordan Matthews, Philadelphia Eagles (Bye Week: 10)
45. John Brown, Arizona Cardinals (Bye Week: 8)
46. Corey Davis, Tennessee Titans (Bye Week: 8)
47. Adam Thielen, Minnesota Vikings (Bye Week: 9)
48. Robert Woods, Los Angeles Rams (Bye Week: 8)
49. Tyrell Williams, Los Angeles Chargers (Bye Week: 9)
50. Quincy Enunwa, New York Jets (Bye Week: 11)
51. Kenny Britt, Cleveland Browns (Bye Week: 9)
52. Jeremy Maclin, Baltimore Ravens (Bye Week: 10)
53. Marvin Jones, Detroit Lions (Bye Week: 7)
54. Ted Ginn, New Orleans Saints (Bye Week: 5)
55. Kevin White, Chicago Bears (Bye Week: 9)
56. Marqise Lee, Jacksonville Jaguars (Bye Week: 8)
57. Josh Doctson, Washington Redskins (Bye Week: 5)
58. Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks (Bye Week: 6)
59. John Ross, Cincinnati Bengals (Bye Week: 6)
60. Breshad Perriman, Baltimore Ravens (Bye Week: 10)

 

Photo Credits: Sports Illustrated
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Nicholas LoPrinzi View All

I'm a washed up D3 college baseball player who is pursuing their MBA in Accounting. I love baseball, basketball, and football; while rooting for the New York Mets, New York Knicks, and New York Giants. Most of the time it is full of misery. I have recently found a passion for writing about sports. I have posted a few articles for Last Word on Sports and I have now created my own website (the-sportstalk.com). You can check out my articles there and also follow the twitter account @_thesportstalk.

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