Top 155 Wide Receiver Rankings: Moon Man’s 2017 May Edition.

Moon Man’s 2017 May Edition:

Wide Receivers

Moon Man has thoughts on this year’s wide receiver group. Im looking at the “Top 155 wrs” and throwing some questions out there for this upcoming 2017 Fantasy Football season.

Ranking wide receivers at any point in the year can be difficult. Depending on what you value as the Fantasy Football Owner only adds to the analysis period. As an owner, your values need to add up to fantasy points weekly or not interfere with just listening to the expert’s opinions. The luck factor does not exist in Fantasy Football ownership but rather with what actually happens LIVE in real life on the football field. This is still debateable! Even with live football, the teams and players have practiced and positioned themselves for success throughout the week. It is what teams do? So with that said.

Last year before pre-season, Moon Man typed in Julio Jones as his number #1 wide receiver. The only way to justify it was 2,000 receiving yards for Julio and double digit touchdowns without Antonio Brown going off. We all knew Antonio would put up a good season at the very least which he did. So Julio over Antonio wasnt a stretch in the long run. Unfortunately Julio is still put up a dud from week to week and that was the key difference between the two! Big Ben injured must be kept in mind.

Julio Jones had a great season but not one moon man values at the number #1 spot. Antonio Brown performed but not enough to warrant the consensus #1 overall pick last year.

-Devonte Adams performed with 121 targets, 75 receptions for 997 yards and 12 touchdowns. Turning it up down the stretch. Devonte rebounded from a disappointing 2015 in which he was a draft bust!

Mike Evans crushed it and Jordy Nelson was consistent all year. These two were considered the top wrs in many Fantasy Football Friend’s eyes.

-Tyrell Williams stepped up with Keenan Allen getting injured once again. Tyrell’s statistics were 119 targets, 69 receptions for 1,059 and 7 touchdowns. Even with Mike Williams being drafted. Tyrell needs to be on Fantasy owner’s minds coming into training camp!

-Jarvis Landry statistics – 131 targets, 94 receptions for 1,138 yards and 4 touchdowns. The stat machine did not produce huge weekly until the Fantasy Playoffs arrived!

-Michael Thomas, Amari Cooper and/or Michael Crabtree or Rishard Matthews now a top ten lock?

-Will Tom Brady sling the rock 650+ times? Will Julian Eldeman (160 LY) and Brandin Cooks (117 LY) see 130+ targets each in 2017?

Top 155 Wide Receiver Rankings:

  1. Antonio Brown (Steelers) – 154 targets, 106 receptions for 1,284 yards and 12 touchdowns (2016).
  2. Odell Beckham Jr. (Giants) – 161 targets, 101 receptions for 1,367 yards and 10 touchdowns (2016).
  3. Julio Jones (Falcons) – 83 receptions for 1,409 yards and 6 touchdowns. Julio saw only 129 targets, missed two games and parts of others (2016).
  4. Mike Evans (Buccaneers) – 171 targets, 96 receptions for 1,321 yards and 12 touchdowns (2016).
  5. Jordy Nelson (Packers) – 152 targets, 97 receptions for 1,257 yards and 14 touchdowns (2016).
  6. Allen Robinson (Jaguars) – 150 targets, 73 receptions for 883 yards and 6 touchdowns. Moon Man expects him to drop in drafts and finish as a top ten wr once again in 2017.
  7. Michael Thomas (New Orleans Saints). Pencil this stud in just dont draft him higher than round 2.
  8. A.J. Green (Bengals) – 100 targets for 10 games including 66 receptions totalling 964 yards with 4 touchdowns (2016).
  9. Alshon Jeffery (Eagles). Alshon will finally produce in the first half of a season. The Wentz factor is huge here. The Eagles will be airing the ball out and Alshon will see 125+ targets easily.
  10. T.Y. Hilton (Colts) – 155 targets, 95 receptions for 1,448 yards and 6 touchdowns (2016).
  11. Jarvis Landry (Dolphins).
  12. Dez Bryant (Cowboys).
  13. Brandon Marshall (New York Giants).
  14. DeAndre Hopkins (Texans) – 151 targets, 78 receptions for 954 yards and 4 touchdowns (2016).
  15. Davante Adams (Green Bay Packers).
  16. Doug Baldwin (Seattle Seahawks).
  17. Terrelle Pryor (Redskins).
  18. Larry Fitzgerald (Arizona Cardinals).
  19. Michael Crabtree (Oakland Raiders).
  20. Corey Davis (Titans).
  21. Amari Cooper (Oakland Raiders).
  22. Brandin Cooks (Patriots).
  23. Martavius Bryant (Steelers).
  24. Golden Tate (Detroit Lions).
  25. Demaryius Thomas (Denver Broncos).
  26. Kelvin Benjamin (Panthers).
  27. Julian Eldeman (New England Patriots) – 160 targets!??
  28. Donte Moncrief (Indianapolis Colts).
  29. Cameron Meredith (Bears).
  30. Tyreek Hill (Chiefs).
  31. Desean Jackson (Buccaneers).
  32. Sterling Shepard (Giants).
  33. Sammy Watkins (Bills).
  34. Emmanuel Sanders (Denver Broncos).
  35. Willie Snead (Saints).
  36. Eric Decker (New York Jets).
  37. Stephon Diggs (Minnesota Vikings).
  38. Mike Williams (Chargers).
  39. Jamison Crowder (Redskins).
  40. Adam Thielen (Vikings).
  41. Tyrell Williams (Chargers).
  42. Marvin Jones (Detroit Lions).
  43. Randall Cobb (Packers).
  44. Corey Coleman (Cleveland Browns).
  45. John Ross (Bengals).
  46. Rishard Matthews (Tennessee Titans).
  47. Devante Parker (Dolphins).
  48. Jeremy Maclin (Kansas City Chiefs).
  49. Kamar Aiken (Colts).
  50. Marqise Lee (Jaguars).
  51. Kenny Stills (Dolphins).
  52. Jordan Matthews (Philadelphia Eagles).
  53. Allen Hurns (Jaguars).
  54. Pierre Garcon (49ers).
  55. Tavon Austin (Rams).
  56. Mohamed Sanu (Falcons).
  57. John Brown (Arizona Cardinals).
  58. Keenan Allen (Chargers).
  59. Kenny Britt (Cleveland).
  60. Will Fuller (Houston Texans).
  61. Paul Richardson (Seahawks).
  62. J.J. Nelson (Arizona Cardinals).
  63. Tyler Lockett (Seahawks).
  64. Ted Ginn Jr. (Saints).
  65. Travis Benjamin (San Diego Chargers).
  66. Robert Woods (Rams).
  67. Markus Wheaton (Bears).
  68. Brandon Coleman (Saints).
  69. Mike Wallace (Ravens).
  70. Jared Abbrederris (Detroit Lions).
  71. Jeremy Kerley (49ers).
  72. Sammie Coates (Pittsburgh Steelers).
  73. Curtis Samuel (Carolina Panthers).
  74. Robbie Anderson (Jets).
  75. Andre Holmes (Bills).
  76. Cole Beasley (Dallas Cowboys).
  77. Devin Funchess (Carolina Panthers).
  78. Quincy Enunwa (Jets).
  79. Josh Gordon (TBT).
  80. Chris Hogan (Patriots).
  81. Cordarrelle Patterson (Raiders).
  82. Malcolm Mitchell (Patriots).
  83. Eli Rogers (Steelers).
  84. Tyler Boyd (Cincinnati Bengals).
  85. Vincent Jackson (TBT).
  86. Terrence Williams (Dallas Cowboys).
  87. Brandon LaFell (Cincinnati Bengals).
  88. Kendall Wright (Chicago Bears).
  89. Braxton Miller (Houston Texans).
  90. Tajae Sharpe (Titans).
  91. Torrey Smith (Eagles).
  92. Laquon Treadwell (Vikings).
  93. Zay Jones (Buffalo).
  94. Kevin White (Bears).
  95. Dontrelle Inman (Chargers).
  96. Phillip Dorsett (Indianapolis Colts).
  97. Justin Hardy (Falcons).
  98. Josh Huff (Philadelphia Eagles).
  99. Chad Williams (Arizona Cardinals).
  100. Juju Smith-Schuster (Steelers).
  101. Corey Brown (Buffalo).
  102. Jermaine Kearse (Seattle Seahawks).
  103. Anquan Boldin (TBT).
  104. Rashard Higgins (Browns).
  105. Amara Darboh (Seahawks).
  106. Josh Reynolds (Rams).
  107. Jaelen Strong (Houston Texans).
  108. Josh Doctson (Redskins).
  109. Cooper Kupp (Rams).
  110. Darrius Heyward-Bey (Pittsburgh Steelers).
  111. Steve Smith Sr. (Ravens).
  112. Michael Floyd (TBT).
  113. Dorial Green-Beckam (Eagles).
  114. Danny Amendola (New England Patriots).
  115. Adam Humphries (Buccaneers).
  116. Seth Roberts (Oakland Raiders).
  117. Kenny Golladay (Lions).
  118. David Moore (Seahawks).
  119. Chris Godwin (Buccaneers).
  120. Ryan Switzer (Cowboys).
  121. Andre Roberts (Falcons).
  122. Deangelo Yancy (Green Bay).
  123. Carlos Henderson (Denver).
  124. Pharoh Cooper (Rams).
  125. Isiah Mckenzie (Denver).
  126. TommyLee Lewis (Saints).
  127. Taywan Taylor (Titans).
  128. Jehu Chesson (Chiefs).
  129. Dede Westbrook (Jaguars).
  130. Josh Malone (Bengals).
  131. Aldrick Robinson (49ers).
  132. Stacy Coley (Miami).
  133. Noah Brown (Ohio State).
  134. Isiah Ford (Dolphins).
  135. Malachi Dupre (Green Bay).
  136. Albert Wilson (Kansas City Chiefs).
  137. Chris Conley (Chiefs).
  138. Ardarius Stewart (Jets).
  139. Trent Taylor (49ers).
  140. Quinton Patton (Jets).
  141. Marquise Goodwin (49ers).
  142. Mack Hollins (Eagles).
  143. Robert Davis (Redskins).
  144. Demarcus Ayers (Steelers).
  145. Charles Johnson (Panthers).
  146. Jeremy Butler (Bills).
  147. Shelton Gibson (Eagles).
  148. Brandon Tate (Bills).
  149. Leonte Caroo (Dolphins).
  150. Rodney Adams (Vikings).
  151. Justin Hunter (Steelers).
  152. Chad Hansen (Jets).
  153. Corey Washington (Bills).
  154. Russell Shepard (Carolina).
  155. Victor Cruz (Chicago Bears).
  156. Charone Peake (New York Jets).

As Always,

(Teams Going Off + Thoughts Flexed In) = Combination Lineups

May the Fantasy Force Be With You.

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