Top 10 Wide Receivers for 2017
1. Julio Jones – Atlanta Falcons
Jones has turned out to be a star in the NFL. The Falcons have done a great job recognizing what he can do on the field. He’s not just a receiver but he can also handle the run game. The Falcons find and create ways to get him the ball. Jones can certainty help the Falcons get back to the Super Bowl this year within their high powered offense.
2. Antonio Brown – Pittsburgh Steelers
Brown was a sixth round pick out of Central Michigan. The last four years Brown has posted huge numbers (481 catches for 6,315 yards with 43 touchdowns). He has the ability to take over games having big play after big play. Brown has quickly become one of the best deep threats in the NFL with great hands.
3. Odell Beckham Jr. – New York Giants
Beckham has bursted onto the scene as one of the most electrifying receivers in the NFL. He’s put up big numbers year after year including double digit touchdowns in each season. He’s a rare talent and now has a strong receiving corps at his side. Beckham will have no trouble getting paid after this season
4. Amari Cooper – Oakland Raiders
Cooper was drafted out of Alabama in 2015 and has panned out for the Raiders. Amari Cooper has a rising star quarterback in Derek Carr. Carr was playing at an MVP level before getting injured last season. With the addition of Beast Mode and a healthy Carr, watch out for Cooper in 2017.
5. A.J Green – Cincinnati Bengals
Green played in only 10 games last season and failed to be a 1,000 yard receiver. He finished the season with only 964 yards. The Bengals drafted John Ross which will take pressure off of Green. Expect Green to be at full strength and put up big numbers each week.
6. Mike Evans – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Evans has great size and strength. The Bucs try to get Evans involved in any way that they can. Evans and Winston have great chemistry together. The Bucs also have DeSean Jackson to take some double teams away from Evans.
7. Jordy Nelson – Green Bay Packers
During the 2016 season Nelson caught 97 passes for 1,257 yards and 14 touchdowns. With Aaron Rodgers at the helm of the Packers offense expect a lot of big plays from Nelson. The Packers don’t have a foundational running game so they will rely heavily on the passing game.
8. T.Y. Hilton – Indianapolis Colts
Hilton led the NFL in receiving yards with 1,448 in 2016. He still has some good years left and the Colts will rely on him heavily. Hilton will try to defend his title at the top of the list receiving yards.
9. Brandin Cooks – New England Patriots
Cooks was traded to the defending champs. He’ll join Tom Brady and a high powered offense in New England. Cooks is one of the leagues top deep threats.
10. Dez Bryant – Dallas Cowboys
Bryant was limited to 50 catches in 13 games last season. He’ll have to play a big role in order to get his team back to the Divisional round.