Fantasy Football: Ranking the Top 50 Wide Receivers for 2015
Oct 12, 2014; Tampa, FL, USA; Baltimore Ravens wide receiver Steve Smith (89) against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers during the second half at Raymond James Stadium. Baltimore Ravens defeated the Tampa Bay Buccaneers 48-17. Mandatory Credit: Kim Klement-USA TODAY Sports
41. Kendall Wright, Tennessee Titans: Wright gobbles up targets and receptions in the underneath passing game, making him a perfect WR target in a PPR league. His upside is certainly limited, but Wright is rock-solid in PPR scoring. It is hard to find this much certainty anywhere else this deep.
40. Martavis Bryant, Pittsburgh Steelers: Bryant is just the opposite of Wright. Absolutely massive upside as the main deep threat in the Steelers relatively high-powered offense. Bryant showed an impressive skill-set last season, and I expect him to only grow moving forward. His inexperience raw physical tools give Bryant an unsafe floor, but the ceiling is seemingly limitless.
39. Steve Smith, Baltimore Ravens: Smith burst onto the scene in a big way in his first season in Baltimore last season. Through the first six games of his Ravens’ career, Smith stood tall with 35 total receptions for 573 yards and four touchdowns. While he faded down the stretch, Smith was absolutely unstoppable in the early going.
He showed that he still has plenty of talent to make an impact, even if it will only be for a relatively short period of time. If is hard to know what to expect out of Smith on a week-by-week basis, but he is still a potentially dynamic WR.
38. Larry Fitzgerald, ARI: Once an absolute fantasy football star, Fitzgerald had fallen off in recent years. Carson Palmer is one of the few consistent quarterbacks who Fitzgerald has ever worked with, but the battle for targets is tougher for Fitzgerald than ever before. He may not be what he used to be, but Fitzgerald is still a receiver who Palmer can count on. In an offense that loves to throw the ball, that could bring major value in fantasy football.