2016 Outlook: Ginn caught only 44 passes last year but scored 10 TDs, which tied for 10th in the NFL. His game revolves around the big play: His 16.5-yard average depth of target trailed only that of Sammy Watkins and Malcom Floyd for the NFL lead. But he posted an ugly 47 percent catch rate because of shaky hands (7.4 percent drop rate, tied for fourth worst in the league) and inaccurate throws (32 percent of balls thrown his way were off target, second highest). If Ginn can't beat out Devin Funchess and Corey Brown behind Kelvin Benjamin, he'll struggle to see anything more than the rare deep shot. Aim higher in the mid-to-late rounds.
2016 Outlook: Wright has played a significant role in his four years with the Titans yet has never finished a season better than the No. 30 fantasy receiver. That is somewhat remarkable given that he finished 14th in the league in targets in 2013 (when he caught 94 passes for 1,079 yards but scored just twice). Wright has missed nine games due to injury in his career and has been used almost exclusively as a short-area target out of the slot. His low ceiling is a major concern, but as he enters a contract year in an improving offense, he shouldn't be ignored.
2016 Outlook: Kearse returns to Seattle as a candidate for the No. 2 role behind Doug Baldwin after signing a three-year extension this offseason. Considering the team's defense-first, run-heavy reputation, it may surprise you that Seattle ranked ninth in three-plus-WR sets and third in four-plus sets when passing last season. That will keep Kearse on the field, but the emergence of Tyler Lockett and the return of Jimmy Graham and Paul Richardson provide a significant blow to Kearse's fantasy ceiling. He is a better option for DFS tournaments--with his potential for an occasional big performance--than he is a strong season-long pick.
2016 Outlook: For Cruz, 2011 seems like ages ago. Back then, in his first year on the active roster, he finished as the No. 4 wide receiver in fantasy football. But he hasn't played a game since October 2014, when he tore his patellar tendon against the Eagles. Last year his comeback was derailed by a calf injury, and he missed the whole season. If healthy, Cruz has a shot to work the slot in Ben McAdoo's three-WR scheme, but he is no longer the Giants' top receiver and shouldn't be expected to reach his pre-injury form. Cruz has a WR3 ceiling, but he is too risky an investment before the final rounds of your draft.
2016 Outlook: Mitchell is interesting primarily because of where he landed in the draft. The high-scoring Patriots took him in the fourth round, and Mitchell's versatility (he can play on the perimeter and in the slot) makes him a good fit in their offense. Mitchell helped his stock greatly at the combine: He measured with the biggest hands, ran a 4.45 40-yard dash and posted one of the longest broad jumps. At 24, he is a bit older than most rookies, and at 6 feet and 198 pounds, he is on the small side. If he manages to leap ahead of Chris Hogan, Nate Washington and Danny Amendola for snaps, though, he'll become a must-own player.
2016 Outlook: Wilson is far from the most exciting name in our rankings, but he can't be ignored after being on the field for 80.7 percent of the Chiefs' pass plays when active last season. He was limited to two top-30 fantasy weeks among wide receivers, but he averaged 6.3 yards after the catch (seventh highest in the league). He also didn't get much help from Alex Smith: 29 percent of balls thrown his way were off target (fifth highest). There's not a ton of upside here, but if the 24-year-old can fend off the likes of Chris Conley, Rod Streater and Demarcus Robinson, he should be a name to monitor in deep leagues.
2016 Outlook: Carroo will start his career buried behind Jarvis Landry and DeVante Parker on Miami's depth chart after the Dolphins took him in the third round of April's draft. He doesn't stand out for his size (6 feet, 211 pounds) or speed (4.5 40-yard dash), but he is a well-rounded receiver with solid hands, good routerunning ability and excellent ball skills. Carroo also went deep frequently at Rutgers--he averaged a massive 20.7 yards per reception in 2015. Carroo will have to fight for No. 3 duties with Kenny Stills this season, making him a better dynasty prospect than a short-term fantasy asset.
2016 Outlook: Hardy didn't see the field until Week 8 after the Falcons drafted him in the fourth round, but he went on to catch 21 passes for 194 yards. His 4.56 40-yard time is slow for a wide receiver--especially one who is 5-foot-10 and 192 pounds--but he worked primarily from the slot at East Carolina and played a similar role with the Falcons last season. Atlanta signed Mohamed Sanu to complement Julio Jones, but the former Bengal has been decidedly mediocre in his career. That puts Hardy in position to grab a significant role in the Falcons' offense.
2016 Outlook: It seemed likely that Buffalo would look to upgrade at wide receiver during the offseason, but the team's biggest move was to spend a sixth-round pick on Kolby Listenbee. That puts Woods in position to start opposite Sammy Watkins. Woods has managed at least 80 targets in each of his first three seasons, but he has yet to finish a season better than 46th in fantasy points among WRs. In fact, he has managed only one top-10 fantasy week in his career. Woods is a short-range target who adds very little after the catch and is worth drafting only in the deepest of leagues.
2016 Outlook: Greg Jennings and Rishard Matthews are gone, but Stills' push for playing time won't be any easier with rookie Leonte Carroo joining the Dolphins. Stills is primarily a situational deep threat. His 16.5-yard average depth of target ranked fourth in the league last season, but his 44 percent catch rate was fourth worst. The Dolphins had a third wide receiver on the field on 82 percent of their pass plays last year, which ranked fifth in the league. New head coach Adam Gase has a history of using his personnel similarly, so Stills could see plenty of snaps if he can hold off Carroo.