Not only is it odd to see such a small number of wide receivers on our list, but to see not a single one with 10 fantasy points in standard formats.
It’s especially odd considering we have Jordy Nelson, Julian Edelman, T.Y. Hilton and Randall Cobb.
Every one of these teams is pretty good at stopping No. 1 wide receivers. The least effective one, according to Football Outsiders’ Defense-adjusted Value Over Average, is Green Bay. But they aren’t that bad — 14th-best with a -1.50% DVOA — and Seahawks No. 1 Jermaine Kearse isn’t as dominant as the No. 1s we listed above.
It’ll be interesting to see which of these receivers makes a mockery of the projections. Somebody is going to do it. Nelson is probably my top consideration. He’s just that good. Hilton and Cobb are small, fast receivers who can pose matchup problems.
Ricardo Lockette and Donte Moncrief have serious upside. They get few opportunities per game to take advantage but are each a touchdown waiting to happen.