2018 Fantasy Football Rankings: Wide Receivers 41-60




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2018 Fantasy Football Rankings - Wide Receivers (July 21):
Top 10 | 11-20 | 21-40 | 41-60 | 61-100


  1. Kenny Stills, WR, Dolphins. Bye: 11.
    Kenny Stills was an inconsistent deep threat who became consistent when either Jarvis Landry or DeVante Parker suffered an injury. That's no longer the case because Landry is gone. Stills should have a strong 2018 campaign as a result.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 65 catches. 920 yards. 6 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 128.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 193.

  2. Marquise Goodwin, WR, 49ers. Bye: 11.
    Marquise Goodwin was terrific down the stretch, accumulating at least 68 receiving yards in six of his final eight games. He and Jimmy Garoppolo showed great chemistry together, with Goodwin even posting a 10-114 line against the Titans. Goodwin comes with some risk, however, as he has battled injuries throughout his career. Keep in mind that Pierre Garcon will take some targets away. Still, Goodwin is not a bad option in the double-digit rounds.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 63 catches. 990 yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 128.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 191.





  3. Kevin White, WR, Bears. Bye: 5.
    JUNE 8 UPDATE: Mitchell Trubisky told the media that Kevin White has been "hungry," showing lots of passion. Trubisky also said he "wants to be coached." White's career has been very disappointing for a first-round pick, as it's been laden with injuries and lethargy. However, White seems to be taking his career seriously for the first time, and he's being coached at a high level with Matt Nagy replacing the inept John Fox.

    Kevin White has played in just five of 48 possible games thus far in his career. The Bears are giving White one more chance, and he has been working hard this offseason. Still, it's very difficult to trust him.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 58 catches. 780 yards. 5 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 128.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 186.

  4. Calvin Ridley, WR, Falcons. Bye: 8.
    Calvin Ridley is a precise route-runner who should be able to integrate into an NFL offense quite easily, thanks to the superior coaching he received at Alabama. I don't think I'd draft Ridley before the late rounds, but I could see him ascending into WR2 status if Julio Jones were to suffer an injury.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 60 catches. 840 yards. 6 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 128.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 188.



  5. Dede Westbrook, WR, Jaguars. Bye: 9.
    JUNE 14 UPDATE: Dede Westbrook has been impressive in minicamp thus far, and that includes a nice, back-shoulder catch that he made over Jalen Ramsey on Tuesday. Westbrook is listed in the Fantasy Football Sleepers page.

    I liked Dede Westbrook going into the 2017 season, but he suffered an injury prior to the opener and missed the first 10 weeks. Westbrook was solid when returning to action, catching 27 passes for 339 yards and a touchdown in just seven games. Westbrooks is a very talented receiver with a bright future. His 2018 outlook received a boost when Allen Robinson departed.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 67 catches. 880 yards. 5 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 128.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 195.

  6. Michael Gallup, WR, Cowboys. Bye: 8.
    The Cowboys didn't really have any viable starting receivers on their roster heading into the 2018 NFL Draft - Allen Hurns doesn't count - so Michael Gallup should be able to quickly take hold of a starting job. He's a fantasy receiver I'd be interested in drafting this year, though I'd like to see how he performs in the preseason, just to make sure.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 52 catches. 760 yards. 5 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 126.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 178.



  7. Nelson Agholor, WR, Eagles. Bye: 9.
    Nelson Agholor finally lived up to his first-round billing last year, though Carson Wentz's incredible play certainly helped matters. As long as Wentz is healthy, Agholor will post WR3-caliber numbers, though keep in mind he'll be inconsistent because Wentz tends to spread the ball around.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 68 catches. 830 yards. 7 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 125.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 193.

  8. Sterling Shepard, WR, Giants. Bye: 8.
    Sterling Shepard stepped up in the wake of the injuries to Odell Beckham Jr. and Brandon Marshall, catching 59 passes for 731 yards and two touchdowns in 11 games. Shepard is ready to take the next leap, and he should be able to with Eli Manning playing behind an improved offensive line.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 73 catches. 910 yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 125.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 198.



  9. Kenny Golladay, WR, Lions. Bye: 6.
    JUNE 7 UPDATE: Kenny Golladay has "looked like a veteran" at minicamp, according to the Lions' official Web site. Golladay flashed as a rookie, but didn't get much of a chance because he was behind Golden Tate, Marvin Jones and Eric Ebron in the pecking order. Ebron is gone, so Golladay's outlook is brighter in his second season.

    Kenny Golladay flashed at times as a rookie, but understandably wasn't a consistent option, thanks in part to injuries. He caught 28 passes for 477 yards and three touchdowns despite missing five games. Golladay will be better next year, but will have to fight Golden Tate and Marvin Jones for targets. His stock will increase if one of those receivers gets hurt.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 61 catches. 830 yards. 6 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 124.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 185.

  10. Julian Edelman, WR, Patriots. Bye: 11.
    JULY 4 UPDATE: Julian Edelman attempted to appeal his four-game suspension, but he was denied. Edelman will, in fact, be out until Week 5. There's a chance Edelman could be obtained for value, but his ADP right now is 7.09, which is far too early for someone who a non-elite player who will miss four contests.

    JUNE 8 UPDATE: Julian Edelman is facing a four-game suspension for violating the PED policy. Edelman is appealing. Luckily, this process is occurring well before most fantasy drafts are taking place, so we'll know if he's suspended or not in the near future.

    Julian Edelman missed all of 2017 with a torn ACL. The good news is that he suffered the injury in August, so he'll be 100 percent or close to it by the season opener. Edelman will continue to be a force in PPR leagues, though age (32 in May) is beginning to become a concern.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 67 catches. 740 yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 123.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 190.

  11. DeVante Parker, WR, Dolphins. Bye: 11.
    DeVante Parker was a major disappointment this past season, catching 57 passes for 670 yards and a single touchdown in 13 games. Don't just blame Jay Cutler; there were reports that Parker wasn't trying very hard in practice. It's difficult to trust Parker right now, though he does happen to be a buy-low candidate.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 67 catches. 840 yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 123.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 190.

  12. Chris Godwin, WR, Buccaneers. Bye: 5.
    JUNE 14 UPDATE: Chris Godwin has been one of the standouts for the Buccaneers this spring, according to Rick Stroud of the Tampa Bay Times. Godwin is a nice sleeper in the late rounds, as he could take targets away from the woefully inefficient DeSean Jackson. Godwin, a third-round pick from 2017, caught seven passes for 111 yards and a touchdown in the 2017 finale.

    Chris Godwin had a big performance in the regular-season finale, catching seven passes for 111 yards and a touchdown. Godwin is very talented and has great upside, but he's stuck behind Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson. It would probably be best if Godwin replaced the disappointing Jackson. Perhaps that'll happen at some point in 2018. Godwin has some sleeper potential.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 56 catches. 790 yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 123.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 179.

  13. D.J. Chark, WR, Jaguars. Bye: 9.
    The Jaguars lost their top receiver, Allen Robinson, to free agency. D.J. Chark gets to compete against some mediocre talents at receiver, and he should be able to move up the depth chart quickly. Unfortunately, Blake Bortles' incompetence will prevent Chark from doing great things.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 51 catches. 730 yards. 5 total TD.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 123.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 174.

  14. Randall Cobb, WR, Packers. Bye: 7.
    Randall Cobb caught 66 passes for 653 yards and four touchdowns in 2017. Not impressive. That said, it's important to note what Cobb did with Aaron Rodgers in five games: 30 catches for 302 yards and two touchdowns. If you extrapolate that over 16 games, you get 96 receptions, 966 yards and six touchdowns. Those numbers are fair to project for 2018, though Rodgers is always a risk to get hurt again.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 82 catches. 850 yards. 6 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 121.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 203.

  15. Dante Pettis, WR, 49ers. Bye: 11.
    It's difficult to trust rookie receivers, and Dante Pettis has a couple of solid players ahead of him on the depth chart in Pierre Garcon and Marquise Goodwin. I wouldn't draft him this year.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 55 catches. 710 yards. 5 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 121.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 176.

  16. Chris Hogan, WR, Patriots. Bye: 11.
    Chris Hogan was expected to step up in the wake of Julian Edelman's injury, but that didn't happen. To be fair, he missed half the year with an injury. With Danny Amendola gone, Hogan's 2018 performance should be better.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 53 catches. 730 yards. 6 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 119.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 172.

  17. Rishard Matthews, WR, Titans. Bye: 8.
    Rishard Matthews has been Marcus Mariota's favorite receiver the past two years, though that could change with Corey Davis certain to make great strides this upcoming season. Still, Matthews is relevant and could have a spot on a fantasy roster if the new coaching staff gets Mariota to play better.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 54 catches. 810 yards. 6 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 117.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 171.

  18. Terrelle Pryor, WR, Jets. Bye: 11.
    JUNE 14 UPDATE: Terrelle Pryor's status for training camp is "up in the air" because of ankle surgery. It's disappointing that Pryor hasn't been able to work with Sam Darnold, who seems on track to start Week 1.

    I disliked Terrelle Pryor heading into 2017, but I never imagined that he would do so poorly. Pryor caught just 20 passes in 2017 before he was benched. Pryor had 1,007 yards with the Browns in 2016, so perhaps he can rebound in a better situation next year. The Jets don't seem ideal for Pryor, but keep in mind that he has played well with Josh McCown in the past.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 57 catches. 770 yards. 4 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 117.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 174.

  19. Danny Amendola, WR, Dolphins. Bye: 11.
    Ryan Tannehill to Danny Amendola "is going to be a thing in 2018," according to Armando Salguero of the Miami Herald. Salguero is a top team reporter, and he predicts that Amendola will catch 80-85 passes if he can stay healthy. That last part is the key, as Amendola has been bothered by injuries throughout his career.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 75 catches. 760 yards. 5 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 116.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 191.

  20. Tyler Lockett, WR, Seahawks. Bye: 7.
    Tyler Lockett has great potential, but never has been able to live up to it. He caught 45 passes for 555 yards and two touchdowns. Lockett was targeted frequently in the end zone last year, but he couldn't come up with those receptions. He'll have a chance to perform better with Paul Richardson gone, but I don't have high hopes for him.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 66 catches. 870 yards. 5 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 116.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 182.


2018 Fantasy Football Rankings - Wide Receivers (July 21):
Top 10 | 11-20 | 21-40 | 41-60 | 61-100






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