Fantasy football drafts are slowly approaching us as fantasy owners. Now is the time to take a look at the top wide receivers who can hopefully lead you and your fantasy team to the fantasy Promised Land.
We all know who the top receiver is, and no one can argue about it. Behind Calvin Johnson, there are plenty of guys who will make a huge impact this year.
Dez Bryant has gradually improved his production each year. It doesn't appear that anything will change heading into next year. He should continue his pattern and put up solid numbers, assuming he stays healthy.
Larry Fitzgerald hasn't been a reliable fantasy option in recent years due to the fact that he hasn't had a solid quarterback throwing to him. I'm not saying Carson Palmer is solid, but I am saying Palmer landing in Arizona is going to significantly boost Fitzgerald's stock as a wide receiver.
With Greg Jennings out in Green Bay, Randall Cobb and Jordy Nelson will be Aaron Rodgers' primary receivers. They are both capable of putting up consistent numbers for your team.
Wes Welker will be interesting to watch, as Peyton Manning still has Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker to throw to. Welker will find ways to get open, so I do see it as a possibility that he puts up with another 100-reception season this year.
Antonio Brown will now be Big Ben's top receiving target in Pittsburgh, as Mike Wallace has landed in Miami. If Brown stays healthy all year, he could be a reliable option in all league formats.
A guy to keep an eye on is Danny Amendola. He will likely be Tom Brady's favorite target if he can stay healthy. If Amendola plays all 16 games in 2013-14, there is a good chance he catches 100 balls and fills in nicely as Wes Welker's replacement.
Even though the Jaguars will likely finish towards the bottom of the league, I like Cecil Shorts III to go for 1,000 yards this year.
DeAndre Hopkins will be a perfect complement playing on the opposite side of Andre Johnson in Houston. His speed will open up the field and allow both receivers to have success.
Below are the wide receiver rankings for the 2013-14 fantasy football season.
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