Fantasy Football: Ranking the Top 50 Wide Receivers for 2015

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Sep 21, 2014; Philadelphia, PA, USA; Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jeremy Maclin (18) celebrates his 27-yard touchdown catch with Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver Jordan Matthews (81) in the fourth quarter against the Washington Redskins at Lincoln Financial Field. The Eagles defeated the Redskins, 37-34. Mandatory Credit: Eric Hartline-USA TODAY Sports

21. Jordan Matthews, PHI: Matthews is going to be asked to be the man this season. Few offensive units have the natural upside of the Eagles’ offense, and the number one receiver in said offense has the chance to be special. Matthews looked great at times last season, and will have every opportunity to shine this year. If the Eagles’ quarterbacks are at least decent, I love Matthews this season. He is certainly worth the risk in this range.

20. Kelvin Benjamin, CAR: While he lacks the speed and quickness to get separation on a consistent basis, Benjamin proved last year that his raw strength and size is more than enough for him to make an impact in the NFL. Benjamin is an intriguing talent who has a good-to-great quarterback getting him the ball.

His upside and appeal to the masses is obvious, but I am interested to see if his skill-set is well-rounded enough to get consistent production at the NFL level. It is hard to make plays without getting open, and on top of that, Benjamin does not have the most consistent hands.

19. Jeremy Maclin, Kansas City Chiefs: Maclin is stepping in as a much-needed number one receiver for the Chiefs. While I understand that Alex Smith and the Chiefs have not been able to produce anything worth-while for fantasy owners at WR in recent years, I think that has more to do with their lack of talent at the position than it does with the quarterback or scheme.

Maclin is truly a special player at the position, who can quickly change their fortunes. If nothing else, he is going to be a target monster who will produce plenty of PPR points, but I think he will have an opportunity to get back to that elite status.

18. Keenan Allen, San Diego Chargers: The number one receiver in a Philip Rivers led offense is certainly an interesting fantasy position to be in. Allen has proved to be inconsistent over the past couple of years, but he is going to get plenty of opportunity to shine. He brings higher value in a PPR than if it were not, and may be set up for a lot of early success with the suspension of Antonio Gates.

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