Simon Bruty/SI
By Michael Beller
August 05, 2014

Receivers are today what running backs were 10 years ago. Savvy owners will be investing early picks in receivers where they used to grab running backs, as wideouts have become more reliable.

Times have changed, and you don’t want to be behind the curve. Expect 10 receivers to come off the board within your draft’s first 25 picks.

POSITION PRIMERS: QB | RB | WR | TE | K | DST

Find all our wide receiver fantasy rankings -- as well as stat projections -- below. The rankings are based on standard-scoring leagues, awarding one point for 10 rushing and receiving yards, one point for 25 passing yards, six points for rushing and receiving touchdowns, and four points for passing touchdowns.

FANTASY FOOTBALL POSITION RANKINGS AND PROJECTIONS:

 

Player

team

bye

VALUE

REC

REC yds

TDs

tier

1

Calvin Johnson

DET

9

$50

92

1,621

13

1

2

Demaryius Thomas

DEN

4

$42

93

1,534

13

1

3

Brandon Marshall

CHI

9

$39

96

1,225

13

1

4

A.J. Green

CIN

4

$38

95

1,324

11

1

5

Dez Bryant

DAL

11

$38

90

1,289

12

1

6

Julio Jones

ATL

9

$37

88

1,414

10

1

7

Jordy Nelson

GB

9

$37

84

1,345

11

1

8

Alshon Jeffery

CHI

9

$34

81

1,362

9

2

9

Antonio Brown

PIT

12

$33

95

1,421

7

2

10

Randall Cobb

GB

9

$31

89

1,254

8

2

11

Vincent Jackson

TB

7

$28

77

1,223

8

3

12

Larry Fitzgerald

ARI

4

$28

88

1,144

9

3

13

Pierre Garcon

WAS

10

$26

89

1,189

8

3

14

Keenan Allen

SD

10

$24

84

1,224

7

3

15

Andre Johnson

HOU

10

$24

85

1,210

7

3

16

Wes Welker

DEN

4

$20

90

1,027

8

4

17

Victor Cruz

NYG

8

$19

86

1,203

7

4

18

Michael Crabtree

SF

8

$17

80

1,183

7

4

19

Roddy White

ATL

9

$17

82

1,153

7

4

20

DeSean Jackson

WAS

10

$16

70

1,089

7

4

21

Kendall Wright

TEN

9

$14

90

1,146

6

4

22

Torrey Smith

BAL

11

$13

73

1,080

7

4

23

Percy Harvin

SEA

4

$11

68

1,052

7

5

24

Jeremy Maclin

PHI

7

$10

72

1,010

7

5

25

Michael Floyd

ARI

4

$9

78

1,121

6

5

26

Julian Edelman

NE

10

$8

80

920

7

5

27

Cordarrelle Patterson

MIN

10

$7

65

994

6

5

28

Marques Colston

NO

6

$7

77

955

7

5

29

Mike Wallace

MIA

5

$7

74

1,009

6

5

30

Reggie Wayne

IND

10

$7

80

1,024

6

5

31

Emmanuel Sanders

DEN

4

$7

68

943

7

5

32

T.Y. Hilton

IND

10

$6

80

1,013

6

6

33

Eric Decker

NYJ

11

$6

84

1,002

6

6

34

Terrance Williams

DAL

11

$5

65

950

7

6

35

Cecil Shorts

JAC

11

$5

77

933

6

6

36

Sammy Watkins

BUF

9

$5

55

917

6

6

37

Golden Tate

DET

9

$5

70

985

5

6

38

Hakeem Nicks

IND

10

$5

59

901

6

6

39

DeAndre Hopkins

HOU

10

$4

63

888

6

7

40

Riley Cooper

PHI

7

$3

54

845

6

7

41

Brandin Cooks

NO

6

$3

67

856

5

7

42

James Jones

OAK

5

$3

61

824

5

7

43

Mike Evans

TB

7

$3

64

817

6

7

44

Dwayne Bowe

KC

6

$3

62

884

5

7

45

Anquan Boldin

SF

8

$3

68

833

6

7

46

Justin Hunter

TEN

9

$3

58

789

7

7

47

Josh Gordon

CLE

4

$3

60

990

5

7

48

Jarrett Boykin

GB

9

$2

57

784

7

7

49

Marvin Jones

CIN

4

$2

53

732

7

7

50

Greg Jennings

MIN

10

$2

68

832

5

7

51

Brian Hartline

MIA

5

$2

70

983

4

7

52

Markus Wheaton

PIT

12

$2

60

743

6

7

53

Kenny Stills

NO

6

$2

54

844

5

7

54

Tavon Austin

STL

4

$2

50

730

5

7

55

Rueben Randle

NYG

8

$2

54

770

5

7

56

Kelvin Benjamin

CAR

12

$2

60

742

5

8

57

Jordan Matthews

PHI

7

$2

54

756

5

8

58

Danny Amendola

NE

10

$2

60

742

5

8

59

Steve Smith

BAL

11

$2

58

730

5

8

60

Steve Johnson

SF

8

$2

55

761

4

8

61

Aaron Dobson

NE

10

$2

58

813

4

8

62

Cody Latimer

DEN

4

$2

49

740

5

8

63

Odell Beckham Jr.

NYG

8

$2

44

727

4

8

64

Rod Streater

OAK

5

$2

50

700

5

8

65

Brandon LaFell

NE

10

$2

52

716

4

8

66

Robert Woods

BUF

9

$2

60

746

4

8

67

Miles Austin

CLE

4

$2

46

712

4

8

68

Denarius Moore

OAK

5

$1

45

695

4

9

69

Harry Douglas

ATL

9

$1

53

672

4

9

70

Doug Baldwin

SEA

4

$1

45

700

4

9

71

Marqise Lee

JAC

11

$1

42

750

3

9

72

Andrew Hawkins

CLE

4

$1

53

634

4

9

73

Dexter McCluster

TEN

9

$1

40

627

3

9

74

Mike Williams

BUF

9

$1

50

670

4

9

75

Kenbrell Thompkins

NE

10

$1

44

435

5

9

76

Jerricho Cotchery

CAR

12

$1

50

750

2

9

77

Malcom Floyd

SD

10

$1

45

668

3

10

78

Kenny Britt

STL

4

$1

40

622

3

10

79

Nate Washington

TEN

9

$1

40

700

2

10

80

Marlon Brown

BAL

11

$1

43

422

4

10

81

Chris Givens

STL

4

$1

46

600

2

10

82

Jeremy Kerley

NYJ

9

$1

38

507

3

10

83

Jerick McKinnon

MIN

10

$1

45

559

3

10

84

Jerrel Jernigan

NYG

8

$1

39

427

3

10

85

Da'Rick Rogers

IND

10

$1

29

342

2

10

86

Andre Roberts

WAS

10

$1

40

357

4

10

87

Jermaine Kearse

SEA

4

$1

50

534

4

10

88

Davante Adams

GB

9

$1

30

329

3

10

89

Nate Burleson

CLE

4

$1

45

472

3

10

90

Donnie Avery

KC

6

$1

47

439

4

10

91

Eddie Royal

SD

10

$1

38

417

3

10

92

Mohamed Sanu

CIN

4

$1

48

423

4

10

93

Darrius Heyward-Bey

PIT

12

$1

23

260

2

10

94

Lance Moore

PIT

12

$1

23

260

2

10

95

Martavis Bryant

PIT

12

$1

25

325

2

10

96

Allen Robinson

JAC

11

$1

22

289

2

10

97

Jacoby Jones

BAL

11

$1

37

400

1

10

98

Brian Quick

STL

4

$1

24

311

2

10

99

Ace Sanders

JAC

11

$1

25

305

2

10

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