NFL fantasy football 2015: Top 5 wide receiver studs
NFL Fantasy Football 2015: Top 5 Wide Receiver Studs
1. Dez Bryant – Dallas Cowboys
Bryant is a touchdown machine. He’s tallied more than a dozen TDs in each of the last three seasons and led all receivers with 16 last year. With DeMarco Murray gone Dallas could look to feature Dez even more.
2. Demaryius Thomas – Denver Broncos
Thomas has had double-digit touchdowns in each of the last three seasons as well. He’s an extremely explosive player, and Peyton Manning should have at least one more effective year left. It really doesn’t matter who the quarterback is, Denver just needs to get him the ball.
3. Odell Beckham Jr. – New York Giants
Beckham was one of the league’s biggest breakout stars of last season. Once he got going he had 90 or more receiving yards in nine consecutive games. It will be interesting to see what he can do in a full season. If he can come anywhere near the production he posted last season, his counting stats should be astronomical.
4. Antonio Brown – Pittsburgh Steelers
Brown had the best year of all wide receivers last season. He truly had a prolific season for the ages. He may not be able to equal his output from last year, but he should have no problem racking up enough stats to be one of the NFL’s premier talents again.
5. Jordy Nelson – Green Bay Packers
Nelson is one of the elite deep threats in the league. He’s liable to break off a long touchdown practically every time he touches the ball. With Aaron Rodgers throwing him the ball, Nelson is primed for another big season.
Sleepers/Elite Underappreciated Players:
– A.J. Green – Cincinnati Bengals
Green is coming off a down season because of injury. Injuries shouldn’t be too much of a factor coming into this year though. A.J. is fully healthy once again and ready to regain his spot among the NFL’s elite, not that he ever lost it. Don’t let him pass you by if he slips a little in your league’s draft.
– Calvin Johnson – Detroit Lions
It’s hard to believe but coming into this season it’s possible ‘Megatron’ could be a bit undervalued. He has had some minor injuries over the last two seasons that have limited his production a bit, but make no mistake about it; he’s still one of the best WRs in the league. (Take note: As such a big name, Calvin Johnson will probably have a tendency to be over valued in some leagues. However, because of the new influx of “hot” talent, he will be undervalued still in others.)
– Emmanuel Sanders Denver Broncos
Sanders quietly became one of Peyton Manning’s favorite targets last season. Manning loves intermediate route runners so this year should be no different. Even if Peyton’s arm continues to erode, Sander’s stats shouldn’t take too much of a hit; Emmanuel isn’t the teams true deep threat, and declining arm strength might only serve to make him more heavily relied upon.
Landin Murphy covers fantasy football for MFST, you can follow him on Twitter @Landinfitness