2016 Outlook: Coates basically redshirted as a rookie, playing in just six games and catching only one pass. But his snap count is sure to rise this season with Martavis Bryant facing a season-long suspension. Coates stands 6-foot-1, weighs 212 pounds, sports 4.43 speed and displayed impressive playmaking ability at Auburn. Even if Coates doesn't pass the underwhelming Markus Wheaton, he should be heavily involved as Pittsburgh's No. 3 WR. Considering the Steelers' recent success in developing mid-to-late-round receivers, Coates stands out as a high-ceiling target during the late stages of your draft.
2016 Outlook: Agholor struggled as a rookie after the Eagles drafted him with the 20th pick. He missed three games because of a shin injury and wasn't a significant threat when healthy. Part of that was due to circumstance: With Jordan Matthews working out of the slot, Agholor played on the outside and ran more than three-quarters of his routes against a lineup of standout corners that included Patrick Peterson, Darrelle Revis and Malcolm Butler. Agholor isn't big, but he showed some burst after the catch. As a probable starter in Doug Pederson's new offense, he is a post-hype sleeper worth monitoring.
2016 Outlook: Strong played sparingly as a rookie but provided some optimism that he can develop into a contributor at the NFL level. The third-round pick was targeted on 26 of his 294 snaps and caught 14 passes for 161 yards and three touchdowns. He is still a bit raw at age 22, but he stands 6-foot-2 and weighs 217 pounds, and Houston's upgrade to Brock Osweiler at QB will help his efficiency. Of course, the team's decision to draft both Will Fuller and Braxton Miller wasn't exactly a vote of confidence for Strong, and he will struggle to earn consistent snaps this season.
2016 Outlook: Adams appeared to be a lock for a breakout campaign after Jordy Nelson tore his ACL in the preseason. Instead, the team's 2014 second-round pick was a major bust, missing three games due to injury, dropping six passes and averaging a miserable 5.4 yards per target. Only five WRs have more drops since he entered the league. Green Bay's reliance on three-WR sets benefits Adams, but his inefficiency makes him far from a lock to beat out Ty Montgomery, Jeff Janis and Jared Abbrederis for snaps. There is some appeal for any WR in an Aaron Rodgers offense, but Adams' floor is extremely low.
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: 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: 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: 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: 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.