Points per reception leagues, or PPR leagues, are the new trend in fantasy football. With standard leagues being mocked as old fashioned and not hard enough, many commissioners are changing their settings to either half PPR (half a point per catch) or full PPR (one point per catch). It is important to stay current, so in order to make sure that you don’t fall behind in your fantasy leagues, we broke down the best fantasy WR values in PPR.
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Julian Edelman – Patriots: Though he doesn’t put up much production in terms of scoring, Edelman is a fantastic option in PPR leagues. The sneaky slot weapon has been flying under the radar because he may not have his QB in Tom Brady for the first four games of the season. His non-flashy playing style doesn’t grab headlines, but Edelman will put up points even with Garoppolo throwing to him. A quick, over-the-middle, reliable receiver is a young quarterback’s dream, so expect Edelman to get a steady diet of 7 or more receptions per game, while earning consistent PPR points.
Golden Tate – Lions: After a breakout year in Detroit last season, Tate has fallen to the back of peoples’ minds in 2015. He didn’t score much, but did rack up 1,300 yards on 99 receptions. Calvin Johnson should be healthier this year, but he still isn’t what he used to be. Tate is a more than reliable flex in PPR leagues as he possesses fantastic ability to put up big reception numbers.
Jarvis Landry – Dolphins: Landry had solid production in standard leagues in 2014, but didn’t wow anybody with his 758 yards and five scores. In PPR leagues, however, he was much more impressive, ranking 14th in the league with 84 receptions. Now entering his sophomore season, Landry should be more accustomed to the league and will be catching passes from an always improving Ryan Tannehill, who’s primed for a breakout. Look for Landry to be a sneaky pick in PPR leagues once again.
Nelson Agholor – Eagles: A very versatile receiver out of USC, Agholor looks to take the role that Jeremy Maclin filled before he left for Kansas City. With Sam Bradford now tossing the ball in Philly, the rookie will be in line for plenty of targets all over the field. Chip Kelly’s fast paced offense is a fantastic catalyst for receivers in PPR leagues because it promotes a high volume of plays, meaning more opportunities to catch passes. Look for Agholor as an early bench option.
Keenan Allen – Chargers: With a newly improved offensive line and a boosted running game with the addition of Melvin Gordon, the Chargers offense should be revitalized in the upcoming season. Allen was one of the most disappointing busts last year, but he should bounce back and step back into WR fantasy news. He showed what he can do during his rookie year, and will put up similar production this year as a quick, reliable, go to receiver for Phillip Rivers. Dump off options and guys who can run short over the middle routes always provide reliable reception numbers, so look for Allen in PPR drafts.
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