Fantasy Football 2015: WR Rankings

The start of the Fantasy Football season will be here before you know it. Which means it's time to start preparing for your draft. No one has ever won a league during the draft, but plenty have lost their league. Al King and I are here to help make sure the latter doesn't happen. 

It's a passing league, which means there are plenty of talented WRs. This year's crop has both top-end talent and depth. 

Before the rankings, some housekeeping notes. 

Unless otherwise noted, these rankings assume a standard ESPN Fantasy League. Al and I will tag-team for your ultimate 2015 Fantasy Football Guide. We'll update that guide regularly with positional rankings, a big board and everything you need to dominate your league. Feel free to hit up Tom Downey or Al King on Twitter if you have any questions.  

Al King's wide receiver rankings can be found here

Last Update: August 29

1. Antonio Brown, PIT

Brown was the No. 1 WR last season and might repeat this year. 

2. Dez Bryant, DAL

With the threat of a holdout over, expect another big year from Bryant. 

3. Julio Jones, ATL

When healthy, Jones is a consistent Top 10 fantasy WR. He's looked really good in the preseason. 

4. Demaryius Thomas, DEN

With Julius Thomas gone, Demaryius Thomas might get a few more targets. 

5. Odell Beckham Jr., NYG

Beckham didn't play the whole season and still finished fifth among WRs. 

6. Randall Cobb, GB

Cobb gets a boost with Nelson out for the season. 

7. Calvin Johnson, DET

Johnson was banged up for much of last season, but he's still Megatron. 

8. A.J. Green, CIN

Green missed time last season, but he's still Andy Dalton's best target by far. 

9. T.Y. HIlton, IND

Hilton has established himself as Luck's top target. 

10. Alshon Jeffery, CHI

Marshall is gone, leaving Jeffery as the main target. 

11. Brandin Cooks, NO

 Cooks has looked incredible in the preseason. He seems primed for a massive season.  

12. DeAndre Hopkins, HOU

Hopkins finished 15th last season. He's got WR1 potential if he can get some consistent QB play. 

13. Mike Evans, TB

Despite having a rotating group of mediocre QBs, Evans finished 10th among WRs last season. He's currently battling a hamstring issue.

14. Emmanuel Sanders, DEN

Sanders had a monster year, finishing 7th. He might not reach those heights again, but he's worth plugging in as a WR2. He's fighting a hamstring issue, but should be back by Week 1. 

15. Sammy Watkins, BUF

Watkins was 25th among WRs last year. He just needs some help from whoever his QB is.

16. Jordan Matthews, PHI

With Maclin in KC, Matthews should be the No. 1 target.  

17. Davante Adams, GB

With Jordy Nelson out for the season, Adams is expected to have a big season. He could be a very good WR2. 

18. Amari Cooper, OAK

Cooper immediately becomes Oakland's top threat. 

19. Keenan Allen, SD

Allen hit a bit of a sophomore slump, but he should be Rivers' top target this season. He could make for a good buy-low candidate. 

20. Julian Edleman, NE

A PPR machine, Edelman still finished 27th in standard leagues. He could be even better this year. 

21. Vincent Jackson, TB

Jackson had a down year, but perhaps getting some better QB play will boost his value. 

22. Andre Johnson, IND

Johnson was 41st last year among WRs, but playing with Andrew Luck could boost his value. 

23. Jeremy Maclin, KC

Maclin had a monster year. But, he's gone from Philly to KC and has constantly battled injuries.

24. Jarvis Landry, MIA

With Wallace gone, Landry should see a substantial jump in production. 

25. DeSean Jackson, WAS

A big-play threat, Jackson's lack of consistency limits him to a high-end flex play. 

26. Brandon Marshall, NYJ

Heading from Chicago to New York hurts Marshall's value. 

27. Mike Wallace, MIN

Wallace can put up big numbers, but is inconsistent. He finished 18th last year and could finish roughly the same. 

28. Golden Tate, DET

Tate was a WR1 when Johnson was out. But, with Johnson back, Tate is a flex or backup. 

29. Nelson Agholor, PHI

I like Agholor, but he's in his first year. He could have a big year in the second half of the season. 

30. Allen Robinson, JAC

Robinson has potential, but it's best to take a wait-and-see approach. 

31. Charles Johnson, MIN

Johnson showed potential at times last year. He's worth a taking a shot on. 

32. Roddy White, ATL

White is aging, but is still serviceable.

33. Eric Decker, NYJ

With Marshall in town, Decker's value drops. 

34. Michael Floyd, ARI

Still a bit too inconsistent, but he's a good backup. 

35. Torrey Smith, SF

Smith relies on deep balls to be an effective fantasy player. Going from Flacco to Kaepernick is a downgrade in that department. 

36. Kendall Wright, TEN

Hasn't quite put it all together, and will need time to develop chemistry with Mariota. 

37. Stevie Johnson, SD

Johnson struggled in San Fran, but should get more targets in San Diego. 

38. John Brown, ARI

He finished 46th last year and his stock is trending upward. He could have a big year. 

39. Eddie Royal, CHI

Royal had a Top 30 year in San Diego, but I doubt he produces a similar season in Chicago.

40. Terrance Williams, DAL

The No. 2 WR in Dallas, Williams is best left as a backup until he develops more consistency.

41. Markus Wheaton, PIT

It was Wheaton, not Bryant who most expected to have a breakout season last year. Wheaton should play out of the slot this year, which could bump his PPR value. With Martavis Bryant out for the first four games, Wheaton gets a boost.

42. Martavis Bryant, PIT

Bryant had some monster games last year, but was wildly inconsistent. His suspension hurts his value. 

43. Larry Fitzgerald, ARI

Fitzgerald had a terrible fantasy year last season, but he could bounce back. 

44. Steve Smith, BAL

Smith produced a Top 20 year last season, but he's not getting any younger. 

45. Marques Colston, NO

Colston's on the decline. 

46. Pierre Garcon, WAS

Garcon had a poor year, but some steady QB play could make him a flex player. 

47. Anquan Boldin, SF

Boldin managed to put together a Top 25 season, but he doesn't have much left. 

48. Victor Cruz, NYG

Cruz was a Top 25 player this time last season, but an injury and the emergence of Odell Beckham drives down his value. 

49. Percy Harvin, BUF

Harvin can't stay healthy and his no help from Buffalo's QB situation. 

50. Kenny Stills, MIA

Stills is now in Miami, but probably won't produce a Top 40 season like last year. 

51. Brian Quick, STL

Someone is going to catch passes in St. Louis. In theory. 

52. Brandon LaFell, NE

I doubt he plays like a Top 25 wide out again, but he's worth having as a backup. He's currently injured.

53. DeVante Parker, MIA

Parker has potential, but be cautious with the rookie. 

54. Donte Moncrief, IND

Moncrief might end up being a heck of a fantasy player, but Andre Johnson should hold him off for at least another year. 

55. Marvin Jones, CIN

He should take the No. 2 WR role in Cincy away from Sanu. 

56. Rueben Randle, NYG

With Cruz back, Randle's stock goes down. 

57. Cody Latimer, DEN

Maybe not this year, but Latimer will be a serviceable fantasy player in time. 

58. Doug Baldwin, SEA

Baldwin didn't get enough catches last season and now Jimmy Graham is in town. 

59. Breshad Perriman, BAL

Perriman is Torrey Smith's replacement, but he'll need some time.

60. Philly Brown, CAR

The loss of Kelvin Benjamin means Brown should be the Panthers' top wide out. However, Brown isn't that good.

61. Jeff Janis, GB 

Either Janis or rookie Ty Montgomery will be the Packers' new No. 3 WR. Janis is the favorite, but he's only worth taking late in drafts.

62. Malcolm Floyd, SD

Allen should bounce back and with Johnson now in town, Floyd's value drops. 

63. Marqise Lee, JAC

He could be good, but Lee is still a year or two away. 

64. Michael Crabtree, OAK

Maybe Crabtree can stay healthy and finally put together a decent fantasy season. 

65. Tavon Austin, STL

Austin hasn't proven himself worthy of the high draft pick the Rams spent on him. A lot of that has been St. Louis' inability to use him properly. 

66. Dwayne Bowe, CLE

Someone has to catch passes in Cleveland. 

67. Kenny Britt, STL

Britt was 51st among WRs last year, but might not see as many targets. 

68. Greg Jennings, MIA

Jennings put together a Top 40 season last year, but won't get as many targets in Miami. 

69. Cole Beasley, DAL

Beasley has some good PPR potential, but isn't worth much in standard leagues. 

70. Jarius Wright, MIN

Wright could replace Patterson on the depth chart. One of them could have a decent season. 

71. Jaelen Strong, HOU

Strong will be the No. 2 WR in Houston in time, but needs some development. 

72. Cordarrelle Patterson, MIN

Patterson did not have the breakout season some thought he would. I swear I didn't spend a mid-round pick on him last year. 

73. Marquess Wilson, CHI

With Kevin White out for at least the first six weeks and possibly the whole season, Wilson now has some sleeper potential. He's got some talent, but might be best left on the waiver wire in most leagues. 

74. Brandon Coleman, NO

Maybe Coleman can bring some value with Colston declining and Stills in Miami. Monitor him on the waiver wire.

75. Riley Cooper, PHI

Cooper will occasionally put together the big game.

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