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Here’s the LestersLegends’ look at the 2015 NFL rookie wide receiver class.
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1. Amari Cooper, Oakland Raiders
Amari Cooper caught 124 passes last year for 1727 yard and 16 touchdowns for Alabama. He’ll be the number one option for the Raiders and should be targeted early and often by Derek Carr.
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2. Kevin White, Chicago Bears
Kevin White should start opposite of Alshon Jeffery. He caught 109 passes for 1447 yards and 10 touchdowns. Cutler won’t shy away from getting the ball from 6’3″ rookie out of West Virginia.
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3. Nelson Agholor, Philadelphia Eagles
The Eagles have plenty of production up for grabs after Jeremy Maclin and LeSean McCoy moved on. Nelson Agholor should take some of it. He caught 104 passes for 1313 yards and 12 touchdowns for USC last year.
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4. Breshad Perriman, Baltimore Ravens
Breshad Perriman should gobble up some of the targets that were directed at Torrey Smith. He had 1044 yards and nine touchdowns on 50 catches at Central Florida. The big play receiver should be a good fit for Joe Flacco.
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5. DeVante Parker, Miami Dolphins
DeVante Parker could be slow to start the year because of a foot injury, but could finish strong. He had 855 yards and five touchdowns in six games last year for Louisville.
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Julian Edelman
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Here are the Lester’s Legends wide receiver rankings for Super Bowl XLIX.
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1. Julian Edelman, New England Patriots
2. Doug Baldwin, Seattle Seahawks
3. Brandon LaFell, New England Patriots
4. Jermaine Kearse, Seattle Seahawks
5. Danny Amendola, New England Patriots
6. Ricardo Lockette, Seattle Seahawks
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NFL: Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants.
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The 2014 wide receiver draft class was one for the ages. It yielded four high-end dynasty options and a few other solid options.
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1. Odell Beckham, Jr., New York Giants
Odell Beckham, Jr.  had 1,305 yards and 12 touchdowns in 12 games. His jaw-dropping catches made him a human highlight reel. Not only is he the top in his class, he’s already among the top in the league. ODB averaged 123.3 yards with 11 touchdowns in the final 10 games of the year. He’s locked in with Eli Manning, which should make a sophomore slump unlikely.
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2. Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Mike Evans had 1,051 yards and 12 touchdowns despite alternating between Mike Glennon and Josh McCown. Evans is likely to get a quarterback upgrade in the 2015 NFL Draft. He averaged 76.1 yards per game with 12 touchdowns in the final 12 games of the season. At 6’5″ he will continue to be a nightmare to cover, particularly in the red zone.
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3. Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina Panthers 
Kelvin Benjamin quickly built a strong rapport with Cam Newton. He had 1,008 yards and nine touchdowns, which ordinarily would have him ranked number one on this list. That just speaks to how deep this draft class is. Benjamin had 75 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the playoff loss to the Seattle Seahawks. Benjamin also stands 6’5″.
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4. Sammy Watkins, Buffalo Bills
Sammy Watkins was my preseason favorite from this class, but quarterback play hurt him. He still finished with 982 yards and six touchdowns. Assuming he gets better QB play Watkins should take a step forward. He’s further proof of the depth of this class.
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5. Jordan Matthews, Philadelphia Eagles
Jordan Matthews finished with 872 yards and eight touchdowns. He averaged 66.6 yards and 0.7 touchdowns in the final nine games of the season. He’s in a great spot in one of the most explosive offenses.
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6. Brandin Cooks, New Orleans Saints
Brandin Cooks finished with 550 yards and three touchdowns in 10 games. He averaged 68 yards and 0.5 touchdowns in the final four games of the year. He should take a step forward next year with Drew Brees.
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7. Martavis Bryant, Pittsburgh Steelers
8. Jarvis Landry, Miami Dolphins
9. Donte Moncrief, Indianapolis Colts
9. John Brown, Arizona Cardinals
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T.Y. Hilton
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Here are the Lester’s Legends wide receiver rankings for the AFC and NFC Conference Championship Games of the 2014-15 NFL Playoffs.
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1. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts
T.Y. Hilton averaged 96.1 yards in the first 14 games of the regular season. He is averaging 87.5 yards in two playoff wins over the Cincinnati Bengals and the Denver Broncos. Hilton was limited to 24 yards in the first meeting with the New England Patriots.
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2. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers
Jordy Nelson averaged 94.9 yards and 0.8 touchdowns during the regular season. He was held to 22 yards in the playoff win over the Dallas Cowboys. He did have nine catches for 83 yards in the first meeting with the Seattle Seahawks, but they are playing a tough brand of football right now.
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3. Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers
Randall Cobb averaged 80.4 yards and 0.8 touchdowns per game during the regular season. He had 116 yards against the Cowboys. Cobb had 58 yards and a touchdown against the Seahawks in Week 1. Facing Seattle limits his value.
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4. Julian Edelman, New England Patriots
Julian Edelman averaged 69.4 yards and 0.3 touchdowns per game on the  year. He caught eight passes for 74 yards in the playoff win over the Baltimore Ravens. He also threw a long touchdown pass. Edelman had 81 total yards in the first meeting with the Indianapolis Colts.
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5. Doug Baldwin, Seattle Seahawks
Doug Baldwin averaged 51.6 yards per game during the regular season. He had 38 yards and a touchdown in the playoff win against the Carolina Panthers. He had just 14 yards in the first meeting with the Packers.
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6. Brandon LaFell, New England Patriots
7. Jermaine Kearse, Seattle Seahawks
8. Danny Amendola, New England Patriots
9. Hakeem Nicks, Indianapolis Colts
10. Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers
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Demaryius Thomas stiff arm
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Here are the Lester’s Legends wide receiver rankings for the divisional round of the NFL Playoffs.
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1. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
Demaryius Thomas averaged 101.2 yards and 0.7 touchdowns per game in the regular season. Thomas had 48 yards in the first meeting with the Indianapolis Colts. The Colts allowed 1.7 passing touchdowns per game.
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2. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
Dez Bryant averaged 82.5 yards per game and led the league with 16 touchdowns, including 12 in the final nine games of the regular season. Dez had 48 yards in the playoff win over the Detroit Lions. He faces the Green Bay Packers. The Packers have allowed 1.6 passing touchdowns per game.
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3. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers
Jordy Nelson averaged 94.9 yards and 0.8 touchdowns during the regular season. He faces the Dallas Cowboys. The Boys allowed 251.9 passing yards per game.
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4. Emmanuel Sanders, Denver Broncos
Emmanuel Sanders averaged 87.8 yards and 0.6 touchdowns per game. Sanders had 77 yards in the first game against the Colts.
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5. Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers
Randall Cobb averaged 80.4 yards and 0.8 touchdowns per game. He’s also a solid play against the Cowboys.
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6. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts
T.Y. Hilton averaged 96.1 yards in the first 14 games of the regular season. He had 103 yards in the playoff win over the Cincinnati Bengals. Hilton had 41 yards in the regular season meeting with the Denver Broncos.
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7. Julian Edelman, New England Patriots

Julian Edelman averaged 69.4 yards and 0.3 touchdowns per game, but I suspect Tom Brady will lean heavily on Edelman against the Baltimore Ravens. He averaged 114.5 yards and a touchdown in the final two games of the regular season.
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8. Brandon LaFell, New England Patriots
Brandon LaFell averaged 69.8 yards and 0.5 touchdowns in the final 13 games of the regular season.
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9. Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens
Torrey Smith averaged just 47.9 yards per game, but scored 11 touchdowns on the year. He continued his scoring spree in the playoff win over the Pittsburgh Steelers with 28 yards and a touchdown. He faces the New England Patriots. The Pats allowed 1.5 passing touchdowns per game.
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10. Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina Panthers
Kelvin Benjamin averaged 63 yards and 0.6 yards per game during the regular season. He had 33 yards in the playoff win over the Arizona Cardinals. Benjamin has a tough matchup against the Seattle Seahawks and the Legion of Boom.
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11. Steve Smith, Baltimore Ravens
Steve Smith averaged 66.6 yards and 0.4 touchdowns per game. He stepped it up in the win over the Steelers with 101 yards. He try to stay hot against New England, but he could be seeing plenty of Darrelle Revis.
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12. Terrance Williams , Dallas Cowboys
Terrance Williams had 92 yards and a pair of touchdowns against the Lions. I’m expecting a quieter day against the Packers.
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13. Doug Baldwin, Seattle Seahawks
Doug Baldwin averaged 51.6 yards per game during the regular season. He’s not a strong play against the Carolina Panthers.
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Antonio Brown
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Here are the Lester’s Legends fantasy football wide receiver rankings for the Wild Card Round.
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1. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers
Antonio Brown led the NFL with 1,698 yards and finished second with 13 touchdowns. He averaged 117 yards and 0.5 touchdowns in two meetings with the Baltimore Ravens. Brown had at least 90 yards in 13 games.
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2. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
Dez Bryant averaged 82.5 yards per game and led the league with 16 touchdowns. He scored six touchdowns in the final three games and 12 in the final nine games. A tough matchup against the Detroit Lions keeps him out of the top spot.
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3. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions
Calvin Johnson averaged 99.8 yards and a touchdown in the past five games. He should be busy against the Dallas Cowboys. The Boys allowed 251.9 passing yards per game.
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4. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals
A.J. Green averaged 80.1 yards and 0.5 touchdowns per game. He was held without a catch in Week 16, but finished with eight receptions for 82 yards. He’s a solid option against the Indianapolis Colts. Indy allowed 1.7 touchdown passes per game.
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5. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts
T.Y. Hilton averaged 96.1 yards in his first 14 games before a hamstring injury forced him to miss one game and be limited in the season finale. He should be ready to roll against the Cincinnati Bengals. Hilton had 107 yards against them in the first meeting.
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6. Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina Panthers
Kelvin Benjamin averaged 63 yards and 0.6 yards in a sensational rookie year that was overshadowed by Odell Beckham, Jr. and Mike Evans. Unlike those phenoms, Benjamin is still playing. He faces the Arizona Cardinals. The Cards ranked 29th in the league with 259.5 passing yards per game.
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7. Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens
Torrey Smith averaged just 47.9 yards per game, but scored 11 touchdowns on the year, including one in Week 9 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. He scored three times in the last two games.
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8. Golden Tate, Detroit Lions
Golden Tate averaged 83.2 yards per game. He took a back seat when Megatron returned, but he’s still a dangerous weapon.
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9. Steve Smith, Baltimore Ravens
Steve Smith averaged 66.6 yards and 0.4 touchdowns per game. He averaged 53.5 yards in two meetings with Pittsburgh.
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10. Michael Floyd, Arizona Cardinals
Michael Floyd averaged 52.6 yards and 0.4 touchdowns per game. He finished the year with 153 yards and a pair of touchdowns. He has the potential for a big game, but the Cardinals’ passing attack is suspect.
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NFL: Dallas Cowboys at New York Giants.
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With another exciting week of football under our belts, here are the Lester’s Legends 2014 Week 17 fantasy football wide receiver rankings.
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1. Odell Beckham, Jr., New York Giants
Odell Beckham, Jr. is averaging 101.8 yards and a touchdown per game. He’s averaging 131.4 yards and 1.6 touchdowns in his past five games. He should rip into the Philadelphia Eagles’ secondary. Philly has allowed 253.9 yards and 1.9 touchdowns per game.
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2. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
Dez Bryant is averaging 81.4 yards and 0.9 touchdowns per game. He has 10 touchdowns in the past eight games, including a score in the first meeting with the Washington Redskins.
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3. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions
Calvin Johnson is averaging 115 yards and 0.8 touchdowns in his past four games. He had 82 yards in the first meeting with the Green Bay Packers. Look for more in the season finale.
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4. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
Demaryius Thomas is averaging 100.3 yards and 0.7 touchdowns per game. He had 108 yards in the first meeting with the Oakland Raiders.
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5. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers
Antonio Brown is averaging 104.7 yards and 0.8 touchdowns per game. There has not been a steadier receiver this year. Brown had 117 yards in the first meeting with the Cincinnati Bengals.
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6. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers
Jordy Nelson is averaging 95.5 yards and 0.9 touchdowns this year. He faces the Detroit Lions at home. Nelson is averaging 116.4 yards and 1.3 touchdowns in seven home starts.
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7. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
Julio Jones is averaging 109.6 yards and 0.4 touchdowns per game. He had 107 yards in his return from a hip injury. Jones faces the Carolina Panthers. The Panthers have allowed 25 passing touchdowns on the year.
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8. Alshon Jeffery, Chicago Bears
Alshon Jeffery is averaging 73.3 yards and 0.7 touchdowns. He has seven touchdowns in his past six games, including 135 yards and a score in the first meeting with the Minnesota Vikings.
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9. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals
A.J. Green is averaging 79.9 yards and 0.5 touchdowns on the year. He exploded for 224 yards and a touchdown in the first meeting with the Pittsburgh Steelers. Monitor his arm injury.
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10. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts
T.Y. Hilton is averaging 96.1 yards and 0.5 touchdowns. Monitor his hamstring. If he can go, he’s a great start against the Tennessee Titans. Hilton had 105 yards against them in the first meeting.
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11. Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Mike Evans is averaging 71.2 yards and 0.8 touchdowns per game. He’ll finish a strong rookie season against the New Orleans Saints. The Saints have allowed 261.5 passing yards per game.
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12. Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers
Randall Cobb is averaging 80.5 yards and 0.7 touchdowns per game. Look for a solid game against the Lions.
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13. Emmanuel Sanders, Denver Broncos
Emmanuel Sanders is averaging 88.7 yards and 0.6 touchdowns. He had 67 yards and a pair of touchdowns in the first meeting with Oakland.
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14. Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia Eagles
Jeremy Maclin is averaging 84.6 yards and 0.7 touchdowns per game. He’ll closeout his breakout campaign against the Giants.
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15. Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina Panthers
Kelvin Benjamin is averaging 66.6 yards and 0.6 touchdowns per game. He had 109 yards and a touchdown in the first meeting with Atlanta. Benjamin faces the Falcons on the road. He has scored seven touchdowns in seven away games.
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The Next Batch
16. Golden Tate, Detroit Lions at Green Bay Packers
17. DeSean Jackson, Washington Redskins vs. Dallas Cowboys
18. Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. New Orleans Saints
19. Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints at Tampa Bay Buccaneers
20. Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens vs. Cleveland Browns
21. Mike Wallace, Miami Dolphins vs. New York Jets
22. Josh Gordon, Cleveland Browns at Baltimore Ravens
23. Sammy Watkins, Buffalo Bills at New England Patriots
24. DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
25. Andre Johnson, Houston Texans vs. Jacksonville Jaguars
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