Gone with the wind is the NFL off season, camps ended with rookies drawing excitement and the pre season concluded with the leaves changing colors. It is September and Week 1 is upon us. Moon Man has narrowed down the wide receiver position to the “Top 100“. The goal is to rank players according to their value. Consistency is key as Fantasy Football Friends want the least amount of headaches during the season. It is frustrating to have questions lingering weekly around players. If we draft or drafted a player who we can plug in weekly. Knowing what to expect. It alleviates the anxiety and stress of being a fantasy owner. Then the fun begins and ultimately a playoff appearance in our Fantasy Football Leagues.
TOP 100 FANTASY FOOTBALL RANKINGS
- Antonio Brown (Pittsburgh Steelers). The most consistent wide receiver year in and year out.
- Julio Jones (Atlanta Falcons). With coaches planning on increasing his redzone targets yearly. It makes sense for it too finally come to fruition. As annoying as his weekly questionable tags are. Julio is the only wr with tremendous upside no matter his ranking. The guy is a mutant and this could be his 2,000 yard season.
- Jordy Nelson (Green Bay Packers). A double digit touchdown forecast and Aaron Rodger’s favorite target. Jordy is primed for a top 3 finish in standard leagues and a top 6 finish in 1 point ppr leagues.
- A.J. Green (Cincinnati Bengals). Freakishly fluid and the ace in an improved receiving core. The chemistry between Andy Dalton and A.J. should not be overlooked. Consistency is important and he fits the mold. His ceiling is the #2 Fantasy Football WR in 2017.
- Michael Thomas (New Orleans Saints). It is all about upside. Drew Brees may not target the #1 wide receiver as much as other top QBs. But when he likes a player such as the case with former Saint Marques Colston. Drew will divvy out 120+ targets and look to him for situational help come key moments.
- Odell Beckham Jr. (New York Giants). Even before his injury, moon man had OBJ outside the top four. Too many mouths to feed in what should be a potent offense once again. Subtract last season and this is the year OBJ becomes an unselfish player.
- Mike Evans (Tampa Bay Buccaneers). I flip flopped with Evans. Having him as high as #3 and as low as #7. He has touchdown potential and will see double digit targets often. He is a stud without injury worries.
- Brandin Cooks (Patriots). Id imagine when he joined the Patriots. Bill Belichick gave him comfort in the fact that he would be utilized efficiently. Cooks became a streak maniac under Sean Payton and still produced last year in fantasy. Now with Julian Eldeman out. He is the undisputed #1 wr and will see 140+ targets. PPR magnet here with a handful of touchdowns.
- Alshon Jeffery (Philadelphia Eagles). If not for health issues the past season plus a crappy team. Alshon has produced in his career. A notorious second half finisher. Moon Man is higher on Alshon than most experts in 2017. The undisputed #1 wide out on a team that will throw 600+ attempts. This redzone phenom may crack the top 7 by years end in all formats.
- T.Y. Hilton (Indianapolis Colts). All the hate on T.Y. because Andrew Luck may miss week 1 or be on the PUP to start the season. Still, that leaves the second half of the fantasy football season for him to do what he does. Catch long td passes and produce in fantasy. T.Y. is where the iffyness begins for wrs.
- Doug Baldwin (Seattle Seahawks). Inconsistent weekly yet a top performer comes year’s end.
- Amari Cooper (Oakland Raiders). Moon Man is a year 3 believer and the momentum is in Oakland so he gets #12 by default.
- Keenan Allen (Chargers). Who better to be #13 than Keenan Allen. His injury history is long and not all football related. 100+ reception potential in a wide receiver field filled with questions and upside. To take the risk or not to is the question here!
- Terrelle Pryor (Washington Redskins). With 3 drops on 7 targets this preseason. Pryor’s youth at the wide out position is showing. Jay Gruden’s route tree is not just go up and get it routes. Regardless of Pryor dropping on my board as of late. There is too many targets to account for in a pass happy offense. 130+ targets and a good redzone target has Pryor here with upside.
- Dez Bryant ( Dallas Cowboys). Have Fantasy Friends seen the defensive backs that Dez faces this year? It is rough.
- Devante Parker (Dolphins). The Jay Cutler effect and year 3 belief. A true #1 wr with all the skills to succeed. Upside for days!
- Larry Fitzgerald (Arizona Cardinals). A high floor and limited ceiling has Fitz here.
- Brandon Marshall (New York Giants). One of the best redzone targets, historically great 1st years with new teams and a consistent starter per week.
- Demaryius Thomas (Denver Broncos). High floor and a lock for 75+ receptions for 800+ yards and a few touchdowns.
- Davante Adams (Green Bay Packers). Moon Man needs to see another good year and Davante will become a lock in the Fantasy Football World. At 20 he has upside and less risk.
- Tyreek Hill (Chiefs). Targets and Touches galore. It is a matter of him making big play touchdowns or not. Tyreek Hill has struggled as a true wide out this pre season.
- Kelvin Benjamin (Panthers). Cam Newton looks good as does Kelvin. A redzone target with upside.
- DeAndre Hopkins (Houston Texans). Poor Deandre stuck with poor quarterback play. Itll be an up and down season with Hopkins.
- Michael Crabtree (Oakland Raiders). He will be in the top ten weekly in 2017. While other weeks he will be outside the top 24 performers. If not for his redzone prowess. He would be lower.
- Martavis Bryant (Steelers). When he plays, he performs as a Fantasy stud. Upside!
- Allen Robinson (Jacksonville Jaguars). The Jags quarterback inconsistency has A Rob dropping fast. Moon Man wouldn’t be surprised if he outperforms his 26 slot and certainly wouldn’t be surprised if he falls outside the top 35 come year end.
- Golden Tate (Detroit Lions). Jim Bob Cooter worked him into the offense after a devastating start for Fantasy Friends. A good floor with low ceiling.
- Sammy Watkins (Rams). Sammy will have a couple huge weeks in 2017 and a couple zeroes.
- Emmanuel Sanders (Denver Broncos). An underrated player. Sanders is a lock for 1,000 yards and also a lock for poor performances. He will most likely rise in my rankings if he gets off to a fast start.
- Adam Thielen (Vikings). Rounding out the top 30 is last year’s deep sleeper award winner for his position. The man can flat out perform!
- Jeremy Maclin (Baltimore Ravens).
- Kevin White (Bears).
- Jarvis Landry (Miami Dolphins).
- Desean Jackson (Buccaneers).
- Pierre Garcon (49ers).
- Rishard Matthews (Tennessee Titans).
- Marvin Jones (Detroit Lions).
- Stephon Diggs (Minnesota Vikings).
- Jamison Crowder (Redskins).
- Eric Decker (Tennessee Titans).
- Corey Coleman (Cleveland Browns).
- Tyrell Williams (Chargers).
- Randall Cobb (Packers).
- Willie Snead (Saints).
- Kamar Aiken (Colts).
- Jordan Matthews (Buffalo Bills).
- Robbie Anderson (Jets).
- Chris Hogan (Patriots).
- Josh Doctson (Redskins).
- Kenny Golladay (Lions).
- Kendall Wright (Chicago Bears).
- Breshad Perriman (Baltimore Ravens).
- Jaron Brown (Arizona Cardinals).
- Kenny Stills (Dolphins).
- Brandon LaFell (Cincinnati Bengals).
- Donte Moncrief (Indianapolis Colts).
- Mike Wallace (Ravens).
- Corey Davis (Titans).
- Ted Ginn Jr. (Saints).
- Marquise Goodwin (49ers).
- Sterling Shepard (Giants).
- Mohamed Sanu (Falcons).
- Kenny Britt (Cleveland).
- Travis Benjamin (San Diego Chargers).
- Zay Jones (Buffalo).
- Malcolm Mitchell (Patriots).
- Paul Richardson (Seahawks).
- Taylor Gabriel (Atlanta Falcons).
- Tavon Austin (Rams).
- Curtis Samuel (Carolina Panthers).
- Devin Funchess (Carolina Panthers).
- Torrey Smith (Eagles).
- Braxton Miller (Houston Texans).
- J.J. Nelson (Arizona Cardinals).
- Mike Williams (Chargers).
- Cole Beasley (Dallas Cowboys).
- Jaelen Strong (Houston Texans).
- John Brown (Arizona Cardinals).
- Cooper Kupp (Rams).
- Chris Conley (Kansas City Chiefs).
- John Ross (Bengals).
- Tyler Lockett (Seattle Seahawks).
- Brandon Coleman (Saints).
- Jermaine Kearse (New York Jets).
- Geronimo Allison (Green Bay Packers).
- Cordarrelle Patterson (Raiders).
- Tyler Boyd (Cincinnati Bengals).
- Terrence Williams (Dallas Cowboys).
- Ardarius Stewart (Jets).
- Marqise Lee (Jaguars).
- Phillip Dorsett (Indianapolis Colts).
- Allen Hurns (Jaguars).
- TommyLee Lewis (Saints).
- Danny Amendola (New England Patriots).
- Seth Roberts (Oakland Raiders).
- Laquon Treadwell (Vikings).
- Adam Humphries (Buccaneers).
- Andre Holmes (Bills).
- Robert Woods (Rams).
- Markus Wheaton (Bears).
- Eli Rogers (Steelers).
- Jared Abbrederris (Detroit Lions).
- Tajae Sharpe (Tennessee Titans).
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