Fantasy Football: Ranking the Top 50 Wide Receivers for 2015

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January 18, 2015; Seattle, WA, USA; Green Bay Packers wide receiver Randall Cobb (18) is congratulated by wide receiver Jordy Nelson (87) after scoring a touchdown against the Seattle Seahawks during the first half in the NFC Championship game at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

9. Randall Cobb, GB: Cobb showed off his truly unique skill-set last season, finishing his breakout year with 91 receptions for 1,287 yards and 12 touchdowns. While he does a majority of his damage from the slot, Cobb is a swiss-army knife for the Packers, also lining up and succeeding on the outside and even the backfield.

Aaron Rodgers has led the Packers to become one of the premier offenses in the entire NFL, and that is not changing anytime soon. Cobb is an elite fantasy wide receiver who gets even a little bit more of a bump in a PPR league.

8. Alshon Jeffery, CHI: The most dynamic player in the Bears’ offense checks in here at number eight. Jeffery has put up huge numbers the past two seasons, and that has been while playing second fiddle to Brandon Marshall. Sure, Kevin White is in Chicago to stay, but for now, Jeffery is clearly the number one option in the passing game.

He is a big and physical target who can out-muscle any defensive back for the ball. It is nearly impossible to defend him one-on-one, and Jeffery will make you pay if you try. Jeffery has already been impressive throughout his NFL career, but his year he has the upside to take it to another level. That makes him a clear top 10 WR choice.

7. Jordy Nelson, GB: Nelson may not have the versatility of a guy like Cobb, or the pure physicality of someone like Jeffery, but he just keeps on producing at an extraordinarily high level. Probably Rodgers’ first option in the passing game, Nelson is one of the fastest players at the position in the entire league, is an elite route runner and has arguably the most consistent hands in the NFL. That combination of skills makes for an impressive deep threat, who can also make plays underneath.

Nelson always seems to be open, and he is a dangerous target in the Packers’ passing game. Also, few combinations can match the rapport between Rodgers and Nelson, because he always seems to be in the right place at the right time. The Packers’ offense is arguably the best in the league. Nelson is a huge reason why, and a massive fantasy weapon because of it.

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