Poll: Which NFC WR will score the most fantasy points in 2015?

Going into the 2015 season, my top-two fantasy wide receivers play in the AFC -- Pittsburgh's Antonio and Denver's Demaryius Thomas.

After that, the next five wide receivers in my rankings all play in the NFC and you could certainly make a case for any of them to be the most productive NFC wide receiver.

The gap in my 2015 fantasy wide receiver projections between Brown (239.0 fantasy points) and Thomas (218.5) is larger than the gap between Dez Bryant (WR3, 218.4) and Odell Beckham (WR7, 201.9).

Bryant set a three-year low in targets (136), but he had a career-high 16 touchdowns. In fact, only Marshawn Lynch (56) has scored more touchdowns than Bryant (50) over the past four seasons. It's unclear if Bryant and the Cowboys will reach a long-term deal prior to the July 15th deadline, but I expect Bryant to be there Week 1 under his franchise tag (if they don't) and he's a lock for 85-plus catches, 1,200-plus yards and double-digit touchdowns in 2015.

Atlanta's Julio Jones finished with 104 catches for 1,593 yards, both of which shattered his previous career highs, and six touchdowns in 2014. His TD/G rate has dipped to 0.4/G over the past two seasons (compared to 0.62/G in his first two seasons), but I expect that rate to bounce back given his size and athleticism. Jones is now the clear No. 1 receiver in Atlanta ahead of Roddy White.

No NFC wide receiver scored more fantasy points than Green Bay's Jordy Nelson last season. The only receiver to score more fantasy points than Nelson last season was Brown. With the league's best quarterback (Aaron Rodgers) throwing his passes, Nelson posted a career-best 98/1,519/13 line last season and has averaged 1,210 yards and 10.75 touchdowns over the past four years.

Detroit's Calvin Johnson has a total of six 200-yard games in his career -- more than any other player. While he still has as much potential as any receiver to take over a given game, he has missed a total of five games in 2013 and 2014. With five consecutive 1,000-yard seasons, however, Megatron has averaged a stat line of 90/1,467/11 during that span and still has WR1 potential if he can stay healthy for 16 games.

What New York's Odell Beckham did over the final nine games (81/1,199/9) was better than what most receivers did over 16 games last season. ODB's combination of hands, route-running ability, speed and elusiveness makes him nearly impossible to cover especially in today's age of offense-friendly rules, but he will receive more attention from opposing defenses this year and Victor Cruz is expected back in Week 1.

Even after these five NFC wide receivers, three of the next four in my rankings (Mike Evans, Randall Cobb and Alshon Jeffery) also play in the NFC and are 25 years old or younger.

Of the top NFC wide receivers, which one will score the most fantasy points in 2015?



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