Wide receiver has to be the hardest position to rank in all of fantasy football. The easy call is to put Calvin Johnson above everyone else. Let’s be honest, if the guy is healthy he still has the size, speed, ball skills and role to be more beastly than anyone else. Of course, you also can’t fault anyone for going out on the shortest limb ever and declaring someone like Antonio Brown, Demaryius Thomas or Dez Bryant as the best fantasy receiver to own. I wouldn’t even stop it there, as Jordy Nelson, Julio Jones, A.J. Green and even Alshon Jeffery could factor into that discussion.
How about one more? How about Odell Beckham Jr.? You know, the guy who made the best catch ever? Oh, and he was a rookie and started just 12 games and was still a top-five fantasy receiver. He put up video game numbers and looked great doing it. Sure, he’s in the mix, too. Good luck correctly ranking any of these guys, because my hair is on the ground with just a few attempts in the early going this off-season. That being said, there is good that can come from this: the position is deep as balls.
You still want to be careful about what you do beyond, say, the top-20, but there is a ton of value to be had. There’s some risk, but there’s a lot of upside, too, stretching all the way down to guys like Charles Johnson, Justin Hunter, Kenny Stills and heck, even Chris Matthews. We just don’t know what to expect yet with several situations, but what we do know is the wide receiver position is a great place to take some chances. Just make sure you grab an elite option or two – there’s several to be had. Let’s dive in and see what we can expect early on with our 2015 wide receiver rankings: