With the craziness of free agency, the 2015 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings are now drastically altered. Things were bound to change as we got closer to the start of the 2015 NFL season, but with all the new signings, many NFL players received a significant boost in their Fantasy Football value. There are also a few players, however, who have drastically descended in my rankings.
When you start to look at 2015 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings, you not only have to judge how a move like Jeremy Maclin to the Kansas City Chiefs will affect his value, but how Philadelphia Eagles’ receiver Jordan Matthews receives an increase in value with the departure of Maclin. My top receivers mainly stayed the same, but there were some big moves in both directions after my 10th-ranked receiver.
Once we find out where rookie receivers Kevin White, Amari Cooper and DeVante Parker find themselves, I will include them in my rankings.
There are still a few interesting names out there such as Percy Harvin, Michael Crabtree and Kenny Britt, but they are still free agents, and won’t be included on my next 2015 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings’ list until they find a home.
While checking out my rankings, make sure to listen to the So-Called Fantasy Experts’ Podcast, as myself and host Travis Pastore break down the Fantasy Football implications of the most important news from the free agent frenzy.
2015 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings
1. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers
2. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions
3. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
Analysis: I actually had Thomas ranked 13th in my original rankings, but because Peyton Manning is returning for another season and with the departure of Julius Thomas, I think he gets bumped back up into top-five consideration.)
4. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers
5. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
6. Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers
7. Alshon Jeffery, Chicago Bears
Analysis: With the departure of Brandon Marshall to the New York Jets, I think Jeffery can become a top-10 wide receiver in 2015.
8. Odell Beckham Jr. , New York Giants
9. A.J. Green,Cincinnati Bengals
10. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts
11. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
12. DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans
Analysis: I think most people are going to say they “like DeAndre Hopkins this year”, but just remember that his quarterback situation is still far from perfect.
13. Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
14. Andre Johnson, Indianapolis Colts
Analysis: The big man gets a huge boost in my rankings after he signed with the Indianapolis Colts, and Johnson should see a nice boost in his touchdown totals.
15. Jordan Matthews, Philadelphia Eagles
16. Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina Panthers
17. Emmanuel Sanders, Denver Broncos
18. Victor Cruz, New York Giants
19. DeSean Jackson, Washington Redskins
20. Torrey Smith, San Francisco 49ers
21. Brandin Cooks, New Orlean Saints
22. Steve Smith Sr., Baltimore Ravens
Analysis: Torrey Smith and Owen Daniels are out of Baltimore, and Joe Flacco couldn’t throw the ball to Jacoby Jones even if he wanted to. Ozzie Newsome may have his eye towards the draft for another weapon alongside Smith Sr. , as the free agent pool for wide receivers is very shallow.
23. Jarvis Landry, Miami Dolphins
24. Golden Tate, Detroit Lions
25. Jeremy Maclin, Kansas City Chiefs
26. Sammy Watkins, Buffalo Bills
27. Michael Floyd, Arizona Cardinals
28. Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
29. Keenan Allen, San Diego Chargers
30. Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons
31. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals
32. Martvius Bryant, Pittsburgh Steelers
33. Allen Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars
Analysis: With the addition of Thomas at tight end and almost a full season of football under Blake Bortles‘ belt, things should open up for the Jacksonville Jaguars’ receivers.
34. Julian Edelman, New England Patriots
35. Cole Beasely, Dallas Cowboys
36. Donte Moncrief, Indianapolis Colts
37. Brian Hartline, Cleveland Browns
38. Anquan Boldin, San Francisco 49ers
39. Kenny Stills, New Orleans Saints
Analysis: If Stills stays with the Saints, I would consider him as a top-20 receiver with Jimmy Graham gone. Since the Saints are reportedly putting everyone on the trading block except Drew Brees and Brandin Cooks, however, I have to see where Stills lands.
40. Kendall Wright, Tennessee Titans
If you want to see how my rankings looked before the craziness of free agency, click here.
Kenny Stills Photo Credit: Brook Ward
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