In today’s NFL 1,000 yard receivers are a lot more common than they used to be. With the new PPR format trending in fantasy leagues, having a big play wide-out isn’t good enough anymore. Now receivers have to have 80+ receptions, 1,000 yards and double-digit touchdowns to be elite.
This list ranks wide-outs in the PPR format. To be ranked here you must be able to do it all from the wide-out position.
Position Draft Strategy
Although receivers can rack up a lot of points you shouldn’t build you team around them. Wide-outs are often injured and depend heavily on the guy getting them the ball. Don’t consider an elite wide-out till the late second round. Doing that will minimize you risk of getting stung by the injury bug.
2014 Fantasy Football Rankings Top 10 Wide Receivers
10. Andre Johnson, Houston Texans
This ranking may be a little unfair to Johnson considering the circumstances. Unfortunately those circumstances are the reason the lower ranking. The Texans QB situation is a mess and Johnson’s unhappiness caused a hold-out during mini camp. To his credit Johnson came back and he should produce but the limitations of his quarterback will keep him from posting monster numbers.
9. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals
Some say Larry is on the downside of his career. But quarterback Carson Palmer had a bad year in 2013 and Fitzgerald was hobbled by injury. The emergence of Micheal Floyd should lighten the coverage for Fitzgerald and help him return to elite status. However until he does that he stays in the bottom half of the top 10.