Dynasty and Keeper Wide Receivers for 2014

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Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Keepers for 2014

We are going to take a look at some of the more popular keeper names for wide receivers in fantasy football. This will be based on PPR leagues, but it will work for standard scoring leagues as well.

 

Top Tier 2013: Rank / Points / PPG

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Demaryius Thomas, Den WR

1

337

21.1

Antonio Brown, Pit WR

2

329.9

20.6

Josh Gordon, Cle WR

3

329.4

20.6

A.J. Green, Cin WR

4

324.6

20.3

Brandon Marshall, Chi WR

5

323.5

20.2

Calvin Johnson, Det WR

6

321.2

20.1

Dez Bryant, Dal WR

7

304.4

19.0

 

Stock Up

Josh Gordon - He began the season with a two-game suspension and still finished in the top three in points. Gordon did it all without the luxury of a steady QB that could get him the ball consistently. Look for the Browns to build around him heading into next year.

Update July 5th: with the recent news of Josh Gordon's off the field issues, he will most likely be missing the entire 2014 NFL season unfortunately. He can be ignored in all formats.

Stock Down

Brandon Marshall- This has absolutely nothing to do with Marshall’s physical ability, but is rather  due to the fact that Alshon Jeffery has emerged as a legitimate threat to be the team’s WR1A. Marshall's future targets will now begin to decrease—but at what rate? We will have to wait and see.

 

Second Tier 2013: Rank / Points / PPG

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Eric Decker, Den WR

8

294.8

18.4

Andre Johnson, Hou WR

9

294.7

18.4

Alshon Jeffery, Chi WR

10

292.6

18.3

Pierre Garcon, Wsh WR

11

292.5

18.3

DeSean Jackson, Phi WR

12

284.4

17.8

Stock Up

Alshon Jeffery - As stated above, Jeffery really broke out in 2013. Finishing the season with 1421 yards and 7 TDs, it’s safe to say those numbers are only going to increase.

Pierre Garcon - I wonder how many people had Garcon leading the league in receptions (113) before the 2013 season began? I’m willing to assume that number was rather small. The offensive focal point of the Washington Redskins, Garcon should only build on those numbers, while upping his TD rate in 2014.

Stock Down

Andre Johnson - For about three years, now everyone has been calling for the decline of Andre Johnson; those people are still waiting. Even though he still managed to put up some great numbers (especially Week 9), there comes a point where one has to try to sell high before all the value disappears. Johnson will be 33 by the time next season starts. While still capable of putting up some decent numbers, don’t lock him in as a top-10 WR again.

 

Third Tier 2013: Rank / Points / PPG

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Jordy Nelson, GB WR

13

279.4

17.5

Julian Edelman, NE WR

14

263.7

16.5

Vincent Jackson, TB WR

15

254.4

15.9

Anquan Boldin, SF WR

16

249

15.6

Larry Fitzgerald, Ari WR

17

242.2

15.1

T.Y. Hilton, Ind WR

18

235.9

14.7

Keenan Allen, SD WR

19

234.6

14.7

Stock Up

Keenan Allen - Weren't rookie WRs supposed to struggle adjusting to the NFL? I guess that myth is now dead—at least for Allen. Keep in mind that he had all of three receptions through the first three weeks, yet he finished with 71-1046-8. This should only be the beginning of a great career for Allen.

Stock Down

Anquan Boldin- Similar to Andre Johnson, this is strictly a probability assessment. Not only will Boldin turn 34 next season, but he is also a free agent. His success next year and beyond will have a lot to do with what team he decides to sign with.

 

Fourth Tier 2013: Rank / Points / PPG

Kendall Wright, Ten WR

20

219.9

13.7

Mike Wallace, Mia WR

21

211.3

13.2

Torrey Smith, Bal WR

22

209.8

13.1

Wes Welker, Den WR

23

208.8

13.1

Harry Douglas, Atl WR

24

208.7

13.0

Brian Hartline, Mia WR

25

207.6

13.0

Victor Cruz, NYG WR

26

206.8

12.9

Marques Colston, NO WR

27

205.3

12.8

Michael Floyd, Ari WR

28

205.1

12.8

Riley Cooper, Phi WR

29

193.3

12.1

Golden Tate, Sea WR

30

192.9

12.1

Marvin Jones, Cin WR

31

191.7

12.0

Emmanuel Sanders, Pit WR

32

181.5

11.3

Nate Washington, Ten WR

33

176.9

11.1

Rod Streater, Oak WR

34

175.5

11.0

Greg Jennings, Min WR

35

175.4

11.0

Jerricho Cotchery, Pit WR

36

168.7

10.5

Cecil Shorts*, Jac WR

37

164.7

10.3

Stock Up

Victor Cruz - 2013 was pretty much a waste of a season for every member of the New York Giants. Even in a down year, Cruz still managed 73-998-4. His previous two years, he had combined for over 2,500 yards and 19 TDs. Look for a bounce-back year for Cruz in 2014.

Torrey Smith - Another victim of a down year, Smith didn’t quite live up to the hype that followed him coming into the 2013 season. With that said, he did manage to record a respectable line of 65-1128-4. The Baltimore Ravens at times struggled to find ways to get Smith involved in their offense. With a whole year of being the #1 WR under his belt, look for Smith to really get it going in 2014.

Stock Down

Harry Douglas - This past season was easily the most productive of Douglas’s career. While some may look at him as a late bloomer, we have to keep in mind that the Falcons were decimated by injuries to their WRs. Julio Jones missed most of the year with a foot fracture, while Roddy White played hurt almost all year. Both Jones and White are expected to be fully healthy entering the 2014 season, meaning Douglas will return to a diminished role.

 

Fifth Tier 2013: Rank / Points / PPG

Cordarrelle Patterson, Min WR

37

164.7

10.3

James Jones, GB WR

39

162.7

10.2

Steve Smith, Car WR

40

162.5

10.2

Doug Baldwin, Sea WR

41

158.4

9.9

Eddie Royal, SD WR

42

158.2

9.9

Roddy White, Atl WR

43

156.1

9.8

Hakeem Nicks, NYG WR

44

154.6

9.7

Dwayne Bowe, KC WR

45

154.3

9.6

Terrance Williams, Dal WR

46

149

9.3

Denarius Moore, Oak WR

47

148.5

9.3

Jarrett Boykin, GB WR

48

147.1

9.2

Brandon LaFell, Car WR

49

146.2

9.1

DeAndre Hopkins, Hou WR

50

145.2

9.1

Stock Up

Terrance Williams - When Miles Austin went down with an injury, Williams showed flashes of what can be expected of him when given the opportunity. Williams scored a TD in five of six games in Weeks 5-10. He had a quiet second half of the season, especially when Austin returned. Rumors are already swirling about Austin being on his way out of Dallas, which leaves Williams to be the starting WR next to Dez Bryant.

Cordarrelle Patterson - Barely used throughout the first half of the season, Patterson came on strong at the end. He managed to score TDs every way imaginable (rushing, returning, receiving). With a new offensive coordinator in Norv Turner, look for Patterson to be a central point in the Minnesota Vikings passing game for years to come.

Stock Down

Eddie Royal - Royal basically had a two-game stretch that saw him reel in five TDs to begin the year. Besides those weeks, Royal was nothing more than an average WR. With the emergence of Keenan Allen, Royal has now fallen back in the pecking order on the San Diego Chargers offense. There isn’t much to be excited about here.

 

Sixth Tier 2013: Rank / Points / PPG

Marlon Brown, Bal WR

50

145.2

9.1

Rueben Randle, NYG WR

52

139.1

8.7

Danny Amendola, NE WR

53

138.4

8.7

Tavon Austin, StL WR

54

133.9

8.4

Steve Johnson, Buf WR

55

133.7

8.4

Jerome Simpson, Min WR

56

132.6

8.3

Kenny Stills, NO WR

57

130.1

8.1

Dexter McCluster, KC WR

58

128.6

8.0

Ted Ginn, Car WR

59

124.5

7.8

Robert Woods, Buf WR

60

120.3

7.5

Julio Jones, Atl WR

61

118.7

7.4

Aaron Dobson, NE WR

62

115.9

7.2

Jeremy Kerley, NYJ WR

63

114.4

7.2

Donnie Avery, KC WR

64

113.2

7.1

Ace Sanders, Jac WR

65

112.6

7.0

Randall Cobb, GB WR

66

112.1

7.0

Reggie Wayne, Ind WR

67

105.8

6.6

Kenbrell Thompkins, NE WR

68

105.6

6.6

Mohamed Sanu, Cin WR

69

105.1

6.6

Jacoby Jones, Bal WR

70

103.5

6.5

Greg Little, Cle WR

71

102.5

6.4

Andre Roberts, Ari WR

72

102.1

6.4

Austin Pettis, StL WR

73

101.9

6.4

Rishard Matthews, Mia WR

74

100.8

6.3

Stock Up

Julio Jones and Randall Cobb - Both of these explosive players were unable to play a full season due to injures. Both are expected to be fully healthy heading into next year and should be back to their 2012 selves—if not better.

Tavon Austin - It was an up-and-down year for the St. Louis Rams first-round pick. Even though Austin showed some flare with some explosive plays, there was more disappointment than joy in his first year. The hope is that the game will now slow down for Austin in his second year, and that the Rams will find ways of getting him more involved in an offense that badly needs a consistent pass catcher.

Stock Down

Reggie Wayne - Wayne suffered a terrible ACL tear in Week 7 and missed the remainder of the season. On top of having to rehabilitate because of his injury, Wayne will turn 36 next season. I don’t know how many WRs can comeback from an ACL tear and be successful at that age. His best days are long gone.

 

Wait & See Tier 2013

These are names that did not rank among the top scorers of this past season. Every name here either had his season cut short, or did not start to begin the year. A unique group, the aforementioned list is filled with interesting names to keep an eye on. Though talented, each of these players has a bunch of variables (health, opportunity, off-field issues) that would best be served with a wait-and-see approach.


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