Fantasy Football: Ranking the Top 50 Wide Receivers for 2015

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Oct 12, 2014; Nashville, TN, USA; JJacksonville Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson (15) catches a pass during warm ups prior to the game against the Tennessee Titans at LP Field. Mandatory Credit: Jim Brown-USA TODAY Sports

25. Sammy Watkins, Buffalo Bills: Watkins is a very talented player who could quickly become one of the bright young stars of the league. Unfortunately, the Bills’ quarterback situation is probably going to hold him back tremendously. On top of that, Rex Ryan is going to implement a run-heavy system. Not only are targets going to be tough to come by, targets from a quality quarterback are going to be non-existent. His talent will shine through at times, but Watkins’ surroundings limit his seemingly huge upside.

24. Amari Cooper, Oakland Raiders: Rookie wide receivers rarely come polished like this. After an incredible college career, Amari Cooper is primed to be the number one receiver in the Raiders’ offense. Quarterback Derek Carr showed some promise last season, and while he is far from proven, there is plenty of upside here for a combination between him and Cooper. If nothing else, the mass of targets should allow Cooper a safe floor in PPR leagues.

23. Allen Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars: Allen Robinson is becoming everybody’s favorite receiver to target in the middle rounds of the draft. He is a very talented player, who appears to be on the cusp of a breakout season. When it comes down to it, Robinson has truly elite upside as a fantasy receiver. That being said, he has yet to prove it on the field, and Blake Bortles could easily hold him back. There is some risk involved with Robinson, but he could become the next star fantasy WR. Are you willing to pay the price?

22. Golden Tate, Detroit Lions: Tate’s numbers from last season are probably a little bit inflated from the Calvin Johnson injury. That being said, he proved himself to be an extremely reliable target in the Lions’ passing game. He will be a productive PPR WR as the number two option in the Lions’ offense, but he could become elite if Johnson were to miss time again. His upside is limited without injury, but I like Tate a lot this season.

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