Fantasy Football: Ranking the Top 50 Wide Receivers for 2015

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Dec 28, 2014; Miami Gardens, FL, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Eric Decker (87) runs for a touchdown during the second half against the Miami Dolphins at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

29. Jarvis Landry, MIA: Landry had a very impressive rookie year in 2014, totaling 84 receptions for 758 yards and five touchdowns. He is a bit of a tricky case this year, as I could certainly see Landry continuing to be productive out of the slot, but there seems to be much more competition for targets in Miami this season. Landry never seemed to be an overly quick or athletic player, so if he is going to continue to produce, his rapport with Tannehill is going to have to be a big reason why.

I am not saying he cannot do it, but I am skeptical of Landry’s ability with more competition in the receiving corps. His value is certainly higher in a PPR league.

28. Eric Decker, New York Jets: Eric Decker is a big and physical receiver with a track-record of success. His first season with the Jets did not go extremely well statistically, but Decker had almost nobody to help him produce offensively. After a down season, Decker is commonly being undervalued, but I think that is a mistake. He is still a talented player who will produce if given the opportunity.

27. Brandon Marshall, NYJ: Joining Decker in the Jets’ receiving corps this season is Brandon Marshall, who many expect to be the Jets’ leading receiver this season. I ranked Marshall just ahead of Decker, because when push comes to shove, I would probably rather have him in a vacuum. That being said, Marshall is typically going much sooner than this, and Decker is going later.

The quarterback concerns are real with both players, and the talent level is relatively equal. I would rather have Decker a couple of rounds later, instead of reaching for Marshall.

26. DeSean Jackson, WAS: A special and truly unique talent at the wide receiver position, Jackson always has a chance to have an absolutely massive season. He is blessed with elite speed and quickness, which allows him to get beat defensive backs deep on a consistent basis. Consistent quarterback play by the Redskins is a concern, and we always have to wonder how motivated Jackson is. A bit of a boom-or-bust type selection here, but Jackson’s skills usually shine through to him having a relatively safe floor.

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