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The Top 10 Wide Receivers For Your PPR Fantasy Football Team

The season is now on its way! In a few months, every fantasy football fanatic will be glued to their electronic devices trying to build the best fantasy football team. For many it will be scouting for the best players at wide receiver in a PPR league. Make sure you check out the player’s history with the quarterback, as those are the ones who get more targets.

In a PPR format, this is one key ingredient every fantasy owner needs to watch as obviously the more receptions they get, the more points us owners get! Here is a list of the best options out there to build a strong receiving corps on your team.

10. Jarvis Landry, Dolphins– Landry pulled in 110 receptions 1,157 yards, and four TD’s last season. Although the amount of touchdowns Landry received may not be appealing to the eye, Tannehill targeted him 165 times during the season. Landry finished sixth in targets and fourth in receptions. Landry’s production should only get better as both him and Tannehill progress as young players.

Landry is the number one receiver in Miami and with an improved offensive line, Tannehill should have more time to throw the ball.

Projected Round – Third

9. Alshon Jeffery, Bears– Jeffery had a rough season last year mostly due to injuries. Jeffery was only able to play in nine games but still managed to put up 54 receptions, 807 receiving yards, and four TD’s. Jeffery is the best receiver on the Bears and is Cutler’s favorite target. His 6’3” frame gets him many red zone looks and with a speedy and healthy Kevin White making his debut, it should take some pressure of Jeffery.

Projected Round – Third

8.  Allen Robinson, Jaguars– Jaguars wide receiver Allen Robinson took fantasy leagues by storm last season. Many people didn’t think anything of the second year receiver, which is why he made many owners who drafted him very happy and people who got him in free agency even happier. Last year Robinson had 80 receptions for 1,400 yards and 14 TD’s. He also was targeted over 150 times by Bortles. If both he and Bortles play like they did last year, expect even more for the young talented player.

Projected Round – Third, possibly Second

7. Demaryius Thomas, Broncos– Thomas was at one point one of the most dominant fantasy football players in the NFL. With the fall-off of last season and then the retirement of Peyton Manning, Thomas draft stock falls a little. Now throwing the ball to the talented receiver is either Mark Sanchez or the rookie Paxton Lynch. Either way, these quarterbacks might have only a small impact on the receiver’s season.Even with a struggling Peyton Manning and Brock Osweiler throwing him the ball, Thomas still managed 105 receptions for 1,304 yards and six touchdowns. Thomas is great regardless.

Projected Round – Second

6. Jordy Nelson, Packers– Nelson missed the entire season last year with a torn ACL. This is obviously something to watch out for, but his quarterback is still Aaron Rodgers. These two have great chemsitry and Nelson is definitely Rodgers’ go-to guy. Without Nelson in the lineup, the Packers offense was one of the worst it had been in years. Owners should expect a bounce-back season for Rodgers and good production from Nelson.

Projected Round – Second

5. A.J. Green, Bengals– Green had another solid year and still showed he is Dalton’s favorite target. Green received 132 targets catching 86 of those. He also managed 1,297 yards and 10 TD’s. Green is always a number one receiver on any PPR team. With the emergence of Tyler Eifert, it takes a lot of pressure off the star Bengals receiver, especially in the red zone.

Look for Green to get many targets this season. He may even add on a few more TD’s with teams now worrying about Eifert in the red zone.

Projected Round – Second

4. DeAndre Hopkins, Texans– Hopkins had a stellar season last year. Even with his terrible quarterbacks, Hopkins still brought in 1,521 yards and 11 TD’s. Hopkins was also targeted 192 times, catching 111 of those. The fourth year player now has a pretty decent quarterback in the newly acquired Osweiler. IF Osweiler plays the way he did for Denver, Hopkins should have an even better year. Plus the Texans drafted Will Fuller out of Notre Dame and Braxton Miller out of Ohio State. These two rookies have the talent to take some pressure off of the star receiver.

Projected Round – Second, possibly First

3. Odell Beckham Jr., Giants– Odell Beckham Jr. has emerged as one of the best over his first two seasons. Since Victor Cruz has been injury prone over the last two seasons, Beckham has taken over the number one role in New York. He has become Eli Manning’s favorite target, catching 96 balls on 159 targets. Manning obviously looks his way whenever he gets the chance, allowing Beckham to rack in 13 TD’s and 1,450 yards. Beckham has great speed, route running ability, and as we have all seen, hands.

Projected Round – First

2. Julio Jones, Falcons– Jones led the league in targets, yards, and tied Antonio Brown for the most receptions by a receiver last season. Jones is clearly Matt Ryan’s favorite receiver and he is one of the best in the NFL. Jones always finds a way to get open and has great play-making ability. Jones also was targeted over 200 times by Ryan in just one season, which is ridiculous for any receiver and is one most PPR owners would like to see.

Look for the same production this between the two, after all Jones has been targeted 368 times over just the last two seasons.

Projected Round – First

1.  Antonio Brown, Steelers– Brown is a no brainer for the top option in a PPR league for the receiver position. Over the course of his last three seasons, Brown has been targeted by Ben Roethlisberger 542 times, catching 375 of those passes. Brown has shown he is the best receiver in the NFL over the last three years and every year, he just gets better. It probably wouldn’t surprise most people if he broke the single-season receptions record of 143, set by Marvin Harrison in 2002. Brown will have another great year on a very powerful offense where teams also have to worry about running back Le’veon Bell.

Projected Round – Early to middle First

All in all, these receivers proved that they deserve to be top options at wide receiver in fantasy football. Many of them are repeat players in the top ten and while some are new, they have the talent to help carry your team to victory.
Remember to aim for guys who will receive many targets in a PPR league, as obviously they will get the most receptions. Fantasy football season is just around the corner and will be here quicker than you think.