The Elite of the Elite @ the WR position in fantasy football has to posses 4 things.
- Track record
- 90/1200/10 ability
Unfortunately, there are only 8 of these guys. In order they would include:
1. Antonio Brown
2. Odell Beckham
3. Julio Jones
4. AJ Green
5. Mike Evans
6. Jordy Nelson
7. Michael Thomas
8. Dez Bryant
- Brown is rock solid as long as Ben is healthy, over 100 catches and 1200 yards each of the last 4 seasons.
- Odell, the best is still yet to come and he checks every box each of his first 3 seasons.
- I have Julio 3rd just because of his foot injury history, but physically he's the best WR in football. Plus his QB is playing the best ball of his career.
- AJ Green was on a record pace last year before he left the season with an injury, but all seems to be fine with him. Talent and QB are only a small notch behind Julio.
- Mike Evans is an uncover-able beast and Jameis loves throwing the ball his way. At least 1,200 yards each of the last 2 season, but touchdowns can be a tad inconsistent with Evans.
- Jordy is a stud and Aaron Rodgers is his QB, enough said.
- I'm enamored with Michael Thomas. Size, speed, hands, and QB. The guy has it all. Another bonus, he grabbed 92 catches, 1137 yards, and 9 touchdowns...all with Brandin Cooks on the team. Now he's the lone #1 option in the passing game. Let's hope he doesn't land in sophomore slump territory.
- Dez Bryant is 28, he's been in the league for 7 full season, and while he has the talent, you could make the argument he's peaked. Bryant hasn't "checked all the boxes" since 2014, where he had 88 catches, 1320 yards, and a league leading 16 touchdowns. He's had less than 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns the last 2 seasons, and plays in a ball control offense. Still like him, but that's why he's on the back end of the Elite list.
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