1. Calvin Johnson – Lions
Anybody who doesn’t rank Megatron number one is either mentally ill or just trying to be controversial.
2. A.J. Green – Bengals
Many factors here in putting Green at number two. His size, speed, hands, health and new offense are at the top of the list.
3. Brandon Marshall – Bears
Jay Cutler absolutely loves Brandon Marshall to the point that he will never, ever have two “subpar” games in a row. The Bears offense could be the best in all of football too in 2014.
4. Demaryius Thomas – Broncos
One of the best WR’s in the game without a doubt and its really just a matter of opinion on where you slot him in the top five.
5. Dez Bryant – Cowboys
To love Dez Bryant is to hate Dez Bryant. He is one of the most frustrating players to own at times but is so incredibly talented that its ridiculous.
6. Josh Gordon – Browns
I was higher than literally everybody on Gordon going into 2013 but we need to realize that he is still a WR on the Browns. The departure of Chudzinski and the revolving door at QB should tell you to pump the brakes a bit on Gordon right now.
7. Andre Johnson – Texans
Johnson is going to have a lot to prove next year to a new coaching staff and QB. I love it when AJ is playing inspired so I’m betting high on big things out of him in 2014.
8. Julio Jones – Falcons
Modern science is wonderful and I have the utmost faith in the doctors to deliver Julio Jones back to us in even better shape possibly then he left in. Before the knee surgery he likely would have been my #2 WR going into next season.
9. Antonio Brown – Steelers
I was completely wrong about Brown coming into 2013 so I am not going to let history repeat it self next year.
10. Victor Cruz – Giants
Cruz gets one more season before I turn my back on him for good. He is so electric that if the Giants offense can get it together he’s a good bet as a top five Fantasy WR.
11. Randall Cobb – Packers
Cobb is my not so secret crush heading into 2014. I am hoping that many downgrade him because of the time he missed last season. Alas, I will be there to scoop him up in the third round of every draft that he is still available in. Even if I am not in the draft…I’ll literally crash it, scoop him up on my shoulder then feed him bread crumbs like a baby bird. I’ve thought this out people!!
12. Larry Fitzgerald – Cardinals
There are certain players that you just feel comfortable going to war with and Larry Fitzgerald is one of them for me. If I can somehow get him as my WR2, that would be heaven.
13. Julian Edelman – Patriots
Danny Amendola can suck a bag of dicks. There is no way the Patriots can let Edelman go with the shape their receiving corps is in currently. I am banking on Edelman being back as Tom Brady’s slot receiver in 2014.
14. Alshon Jeffery – Bears
The catches this guy makes are breathtaking. It’ll be another year or so before he passes up Brandon Marshall but the time is coming when Jeffery’s a top 5 Fantasy WR.
15. Vincent Jackson – Buccaneers
It comes down to consistency for V-Jax. If he and Mike Glennon can stay consistent in 2014 V-Jax will make many Fantasy owners very happy.
16. Wes Welker – Broncos
With the expected departure of Eric Decker this offseason there will be even more opportunities for Welker in Denver next season. It is worth noting his concussion history though and understanding that if he suffers another one he could miss a fair chunk of the season.
17. Keenan Allen – Chargers
Phillip Rivers top receiver always posts good Fantasy numbers. Allen came on slowly last year but finished the season as a surefire every week starter.
18. Jordy Nelson – Packers
Nelson proved a lot to me last season while Aaron Rodgers was out. Even though the numbers weren’t great he continued to be a focus of the offense and not the one trick pony I had him pegged as the past couple of years.
19. Pierre Garcon – Redskins
Garcon led the NFL in receptions last season but only scored five times. I expect there to be a fair trade off in receptions versus touchdowns for him in 2014.
20. Reggie Wayne – Colts
I am curious on how many people will forget about or underestimate Wayne going into next season. I have made myself a promise that I will not make that mistake and hopefully can get Wayne at a very nice value next season.
21. Roddy White – Falcons
Can we forgive White for completely ruining our seasons last year? I don’t know. The Falcons offense will rebound but White proved to me he isn’t somebody that I can count on as a WR1 or even high end WR2 anymore.
22. DeSean Jackson – Eagles
There isn’t a bigger big play WR in the NFL. But he disappears for games as well when matched up against bigger, stronger cornerbacks.
23. Kendall Wright – Titans
He caught 94 passes last year but only managed two scores. There is no way he is kept out of the endzone this much in 2014.
24. Michael Crabtree – 49ers
I’ll be paying close attention to Crabtree during OTA’s and in training camp. He lost quite a bit of speed coming back from Achilles surgery so quickly last year. I am going to need to see that speed return if I am going to make him a WR2 in 2014.
25. Justin Blackmon – Jaguars
Yeah I am crazy but I am quite sure that Blackmon will be reinstated by the NFL prior to next season. If and when he is reinstated I can absolutely see a monster season by him in an effort to get his career and life back on track.
26. Marques Colston – Saints
He is Old Man River but until the Saints bring in another big receiver he is the best that they’ve got.
27. Torrey Smith – Ravens
He is what we thought he was and that is a big play receiver who can’t be the focal point of a passing game. Still, Smith is a very professional player who will produce at a high end WR3 level for many years to come.
28. Mike Wallace – Dolphins
If Ryan Tannehill can ever find the arm strength on his deep ball, Wallace could have much better numbers then he did in 2013. Everybody in South Florida is hoping for more out of this connection in 2014.
29. Terrence Williams – Cowboys
Williams was Tony Romo’s number two option for most of last season anyway. So the obvious departure of Miles Austin really isn’t a big deal. Williams will be an excellent mid to late round “get” for Fantasy owners next year.
30. T.Y. Hilton – Colts
Nope…not going to do it folks. If you’re thinking of making Hilton your WR2 or god forbid your WR1 you are entering a world of pain. A world of pain.
31. Steve Johnson – Bills
I’m a sucker for players like Stevie Johnson. He is just a grinder who makes tough catches, plays through injuries and is a true professional. There is a spot on my team for Stevie Johnson every year.
32. Sammy Watkins – Rookie (Clemson)
Watkins is as polished a WR as there has been coming out of College in awhile. People will find character flaws with his Marijuana possession charge back in 2012 but this guy in the real deal. It all comes down to what situation he is drafted into but at a minimum he should be looked at as a WR3 in his rookie season.
33. Cordarrelle Patterson – Vikings
The Vikings should be ashamed of themselves for not getting the ball in Patterson’s hands more often in 2013. It is obvious that should not be a problem for the new coaching regime in Minnesota in 2014.
34. Marvin Jones – Bengals
I love Jones in this offense but cannot expect him to out produce his 10 TD’s last season. I’m expecting a fair trade off between TD’s and reception/yards for him in 2014.
35. Dwayne Bowe – Chiefs
Bowe is no longer a top shelf NFL receiver but he’s Alex Smith’s main target in Kansas City for now.
36. Anquan Boldin – Free Agent
Boldin has another year or two in him no matter where he winds up this summer. He’ll likely amass 70+ receptions, 1000+ yards and 6+ TD’s in 2014.
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