NFL fantasy preview: Wide receivers

Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions is the unquestioned No. 1 receiver in fantasy football this...

Calvin Johnson of the Detroit Lions is the unquestioned No. 1 receiver in fantasy football this season, even though his TD totals dipped last year. (Reuters)

DAN BILICKI, QMI Agency

, Last Updated: 6:48 PM ET

Wideouts are the hardest position to project because they are at a position that is entirely dependent on another — quarterback. A good QB can make or break a good WR and an injury to a QB can destroy the team around him. It’s also a very deep position, with many good options outside the top 60.

1. Calvin Johnson DET

1964 yards, 5 TDs, 220 points.

He’s the cream of the crop and you can expect that fluky low TD total to increase this season.

2. A.J. Green CIN

1350 yards, 11 TDs, 202 points.

Topped his already great rookie season by finishing as the No. 4 fantasy WR in 2012.

3. Dez Bryant DAL

1382 yards, 12 TDs, 207 points.

Broke out as an elite WR and has looked dynamite in camp and pre-season play.

4. Brandon Marshall CHI

1508 yards, 11 TDs, 216 points.

I wouldn’t worry about the Bears spreading the ball. He’s always going to be the No. 1 option.


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