Fantasy Football: Ranking the Top 50 Wide Receivers for 2015
Nov 2, 2014; Cincinnati, OH, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) makes a catch for a touchdown over Jacksonville Jaguars cornerback Dwayne Gratz (27) during the second half at Paul Brown Stadium. The Bengals won 33-23. Mandatory Credit: Aaron Doster-USA TODAY Sports
13. DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans: Few teams have the quarterback issues that the Texans have had in recent years, and whether it is Brian Hoyer or Ryan Mallett taking snaps this season, their problems are unlikely to be solved anytime soon. Hopkins is an extremely talented player who appears to be primed and ready to step up and dominate this season. Will the Texans’ quarterbacks be able to get him the ball? That is the only question.
12. T.Y. Hilton, IND: Hilton also had himself a career year in 2014, finishing the campaign with 82 receptions for 1,345 yards and seven touchdowns. While undersized, Hilton uses his elite-level speed to fly by opposing defenders on a regular basis. He always seems to find himself open, and Luck does not miss him very often. The addition of Johnson on the other side may take a few targets away from Hilton, but defenses will have to pay more attention to the other side of the field now. He is a very talented player who is likely to dominate once again this season.
11. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals: This might seem a bit low for Green, but the top ten is absolutely loaded, and he did have a down year by his standards. Green is still one of the best wide receivers in the entire league, and he could easily get back to the very top of a list like this next season. That being said, I do have some concern with Andy Dalton, and Green did run into a lot of injury concerns last season. We are really splitting hairs here, but Green narrowly misses the top ten in my eyes.
10. Mike Evans, TB: Despite starting off slow, Evans had a huge impact as a rookie in 2014. Evans showed off his elite combination of size, speed and pure athleticism to the tune of 68 receptions for 1,051 yards and 12 touchdowns. Even more impressive when you think about the awful quarterback situation he was dumped into last season. He is a dynamic deep threat with impeccable red zone skills, that is a potentially dominant combination in fantasy football. With Jameis Winston taking over under center for Tampa Bay, the sky is the limit for Evans in 2015.