Fantasy Football: Ranking the Top 50 Wide Receivers for 2015

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Dec 28, 2014; Seattle, WA, USA; Seattle Seahawks receiver Doug Baldwin (89) carries the ball against the St. Louis Rams at CenturyLink Field. Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

50. John Brown, Arizona Cardinals: While he faded down the stretch, Brown had an impressive rookie season in 2014. He has great speed and quickness that allows him to beat opposing defensive backs deep, and he also has extremely reliable hands. A majority of Brown’s success will depend on quarterback Carson Palmer staying healthy, but he undoubtedly has a lot of upside in Bruce Arians’ vertical passing game.

49. Doug Baldwin, Seattle Seahawks: His upside is limited in the Seahawks’ high-volume rushing attack, and Baldwin may lose some targets to tight end Jimmy Graham. That being said, he is Russell Wilson‘s number one wide receiver, and has increased value in a PPR league. Baldwin is one of the most consistent and sure-handed players in the league. While he is not going to be the guy to lead your fantasy team, he is a great player to have around, because he can be counted on for week-to-week production.

48. Devin Funchess, Carolina Panthers: This is higher than most would have Funchess ranked, but I am a believer in his talent. He is a big, strong receiver who has the physical abilities to come in and dominate as a rookie. Also, it is not like the Panthers are loaded at WR. He is going to get plenty of opportunity to shine.

47. Kenny Stills, Miami Dolphins: It will be very interesting to see how Stills’ move from New Orleans to Miami changes his fantasy value. He is a big-time deep threat with seemingly unlimited upside. Ryan Tannehill has struggled with deep ball accuracy in the past, and that could certainly be an issue for Stills. That being said, he has a chance to become the top dog in the passing game. Opportunity is there for Stills to shine, but he is certainly a bit of a boom-or-bust pick.

46. Dwayne Bowe, Cleveland Browns: After getting cut by the Chiefs this off season, Bowe is looking to turn his career around with the Browns. While he was held out of the endzone last season, Bowe did finish with a respectable 60 receptions for 754 yards. Bowe still has some upside as a strong and fast WR, and he is going to get every opportunity for targets in the Browns’ offense. The opportunity is going to be there, and I have faith that Bowe will make some sort of impact, especially in PPR.

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