We broke down the elite quartet, the second wave, third tier, fourth tier and fifth tier of fantasy football wide receiver options. We are now on to the wide receivers who will be used for depth on your fantasy rosters.
Justin Blackmon, Jacksonville Jaguars
Blackmon had moments as a rookie that allowed him to finish with 865 yards and five touchdowns. He still doesn’t have a stable quarterback situation. Plus, he has to serve a four-game suspension for violating the substance abuse policy.
Aaron Dobson, New England Patriots
The Patriots have openings for some new fantasy stars as Wes Welker went to Denver and Aaron Hernandez went to prison. Dobson has the chance to fill the void.
Malcom Floyd, San Diego Chargers
Floyd had 814 yards and five touchdowns. With DX out, the 6’5″, 225-pound Floyd is an attractive option.
Chris Givens, St. Louis Rams
Givens averaged 16.6 yards per catch to finish with 698 yards and three touchdowns. He has 4.41 speed and a knack for making big plays. Consistency will be his issue.
Brian Hartline, Miami Dolphins
Hartline had 1,083 yards last year, but he only scored once. Throw in Mike Wallace’s arrival and his value took a big hit.
Percy Harvin, Seattle Seahawks
Harvin is expected to miss a good chunk of the season. If you can find a way to stash him on your bench, perhaps after you are through some of the bye weeks, he could give you a boost down the stretch.
Darrius Heyward-Bey, Indianapolis Colts
DHB never lived up to his draft status, but he did average 790.5 yards and 4.5 touchdowns the past two seasons. He gets an upgrade at quarterback, but he’ll have to share looks with Reggie Wayne and T.Y. Hilton.
DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans
Hopkins is a rookie, but he enters the season with high expectations. He is playing opposite of Andre Johnson, which should put him in favorable spots. Age and Houston’s run-first mentality make him depth material initially.
Alshon Jeffery, Chicago Bears
Jeffrey was limited to 10 games as a rookie, finishing with 24 receptions for 367 yards and three touchdowns. He has the luxury of playing opposite of Brandon Marshall and with a quarterback (Jay Cutler) that isn’t afraid to throw the ball. He should make a nice leap in year two.
Denarius Moore, Oakland Raiders
Moore had 51 catches for 741 yards and seven touchdowns last year. However, he didn’t reach 50 yards receiving in his last seven games. Going from Carson Palmer to Matt Flynn doesn't help his cause. Rod Streater could also work his way into fantasy relevance.
Rueben Randle, New York Giants
The Giants can produce three fantasy options at receiver. With Hakeem Nicks’ injury history, Randle could serve as the No. 2 option at times. He had 19 catches for 298 yards and three scores as a rookie. Look for a jump in year two.
Kendall Wright, Tennessee Titans
Wright finished with 64 catches for 626 yards and four touchdowns as a rookie. Year two would be more promising if Kenny Britt weren't expected to be healthy and Justin Hunter hadn't been drafted.
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