Fantasy Football: Ranking the Top 50 Wide Receivers for 2015

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Jun 9, 2015; Indianapolis, IN, USA; Indianapolis Colts wide receiver Andre Johnson (81) catches a pass during minicamp at the Indiana Farm Bureau Football Center. Mandatory Credit: Brian Spurlock-USA TODAY Sports

17. Julian Edelman, NE: Slot receiver extraordinaire Julian Edelman has grown into an absolute force in PPR leagues. With an absolutely devastating combination of elite quickness, sharp route running ability and blazing pure speed, Edelman finds himself open on a consistent basis in the short passing game. Depending on how Brady’s suspension works out, Edelman may have some issues early in the season, but he is one of the top options in one of the best offenses in the entire NFL.

16. Brandin Cooks, New Orleans Saints: After starting his career with a bang, Brandin Cooks missed the last six games of his rookie season in 2014 with a broken thumb and significant wrist injury. At the time of the injury, Cooks led all Saints’ receivers with 53 receptions for 550 yards and three touchdowns. With Stills and Graham no longer on the team, Cooks should be expected to get an increased workload this season. He is a supremely talented WR, and couple that with his prime opportunity in an explosive offense, and we have ourselves some serious fantasy upside.

15. Andre Johnson, Indianapolis Colts: No one move did more for a singular player’s fantasy outlook than Andre Johnson signing with the Colts. After being stuck in QB purgatory with the Houston Texans for so long, Johnson will now have an opportunity to catch balls from Luck. It really does not get any better than that. Johnson’s skill-set may not be as impressive as it was in the past, but he is still a talented receiver who can make some noise. Especially now that he has Luck slinging him the rock.

14. Emmanuel Sanders, Denver Broncos: Sanders broke out in an absolutely massive way in 2014. In his first season in Denver, Sanders finished with an incredible 101 receptions for 1,404 yards and nine touchdowns. He was simply able to run by opposing defenders with regularity, and Peyton Manning was able to get him the ball with consistency. Sanders may not be very big, but he proved last season that he is a dangerous weapon on the field.

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