2016 Top 24 Wide Receivers Overall: Who Will Repeat in 2017?

As Jacob Rickrode (@ClutchFantasy) has shown, year after year the same wide receivers finish in the top 24 in PPR scoring. Largely, they do at least. I promise to stop stealing Jacob’s hard work shortly. But he’s also shown that on average there are 3 receivers that fall out of the top 24 every season. In 2015, that number spiked to 7.  

With that in mind, fatalist that I am, I decided to determine who exactly from last seasons top 24 scorers will not repeat the feat in 2017. One item of note. Because this is based on total scoring and not based on per game scoring, A.J. Green finished outside of the top 24 last season. 

Because I am very creative, I came up with some amazing designations for last year’s top 24 to denote if they will finish in the top 24 in the 2017 season. (Please don’t try this at home; I am a professional)

  • Locks to Repeat
  • Likely Safe
  • The Patriot Way
  • Last in
  • Outside of the top 24

Below are the top 24 scorers from 2016. Entering this exercise I assumed certain players would not repeat, while others I felt should have no issues doing so. In the end, though, I did my best to allow the data determine who I concluded would ultimately not turn in a top 24 season in 2017.

Tomorrow, I’ll give you my list of wide receivers I feel are “Locks to Repeat” and “Likely Safe”. After that, we’ll review the “Patriot Way” and “Last In”. This brief series will conclude with the wide receivers who I believe will fall “Outside of the Top 24” in 2017.

Player Overall 2016 PPR Scoring Finish
Antonio Brown 1
Jordy Nelson 2
Mike Evans 3
Odell Beckham Jr. 4
TY Hilton 5
Julio Jones 6
Michael Thomas 7
Doug Baldwin 8
Larry Fitzgerald 9
Davante Adams 10
Brandin Cooks 11
Michael Crabtree 12
Jarvis Landry 12
Julian Edelman 14
Demaryius Thomas 15
Amari Cooper 16
Golden Tate 17
Tyrell Williams 18
Rishard Matthews 19
Emmanuel Sanders 20
Terrelle Pryor 21
Pierre Garcon 22
Tyreek Hill 23
Mike Wallace 24

 

 

 

 

 

smanila

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