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Top-150 CFB Fantasy WRs

Wednesday, July 12, 2017




1. Richie James (Middle Tennessee)

2. Anthony Miller (Memphis)

3. Courtland Sutton (SMU)

4. Cody Thompson (Toledo)

5. James Washington (Oklahoma State)

6. Michael Gallup (Colorado State)

7. Cedrick Wilson (Boise State)

8. Linell Bonner (Houston)

9. Christian Kirk (Texas A&M)

10. Keke Coutee (Texas Tech)

11. Dante Pettis (Washington)

12. Teddy Veal (Louisiana Tech)

13. N’Keal Harry (Arizona State)

14. Demetris Robertson (Cal)

15. Ervin Phillips (Syracuse) 

16. J’Mon Moore (Missouri)

17. Wyatt Demps (Nevada)

18. Scott Miller (Bowling Green)

19. Jimmy Williams (ECU)

20. Justin Hobbs (Tulsa)

21. Calvin Ridley (Alabama)

22. Steve Ishmael (Syracuse)

23. Cam Phillips (Virginia Tech)

24. Deebo Samuel (South Carolina)

25. Deontay Burnett (USC)

26. Lucky Jackson (Western Kentucky)

27. C.J. Johnson (Wyoming)

28. Tavares Martin (Washington State)

29. Allen Lazard (Iowa State)

30. Ty Lee (Middle Tennessee)

31. Deon Cain (Clemson)

32. Equanimeous St. Brown (Notre Dame)

33. Steven Sims (Kansas)

34. Darren Carrington (Utah)

35. Jeff Badet (Oklahoma)

36. Tre'Quan Smith (UCF)

37. Corey Willis (Central Michigan)

38. Jon’Vea Johnson (Toledo)  

39. Penny Hart (Georgia State)

40. Ahmmon Richards (Miami)

41. Corey Holmes (Purdue)  

42. Nyqwan Murray (Florida State)

43. Devin Duvernay (Texas)

44. Shay Fields (Colorado)

45. Andy Isabella (UMass)

46. Sergio Bailey (Eastern Michigan)

47. Parris Campbell (Ohio State)

48. Flynn Nagel (Northwestern)

49. Jeff Mead (Oklahoma)

50. KeeSean Johnson (Fresno State)

51. Keenen Johnson (Tulsa)

52. Antonio Callaway (Florida)

53. T.J. Rahming (Duke)

54. Isaiah Johnson-Mack (Washington State)

55. Jonathan Duhart (Old Dominion)

56. Dez Fitzpatrick (Louisville)

57. Marquez Valdes-Scantling (South Florida)

58. Allenzae Staggers (Southern Miss)

59. Collin Johnson (Texas)

60. Nacarius Fant (Western Kentucky)

61. Nate Craig-Myers (Auburn)

62. Janarion Grant (Rutgers)

63. DaeSean Hamilton (Penn State)

64. Devonte Boyd (UNLV)

65. Nick Westbrook (Indiana)

66. KaVontae Turpin (TCU)

67. Chico McClatcher (Washington)

68. Emanuel Thompson (Troy)

69. James Gardner (Miami OH)

70. Jazz Peavy (Wisconsin)

71. Austin Proehl (UNC)

72. A.J. Brown (Mississippi)

73. Donald Gray (Mississippi State)

74. Melquise Stovall (California)

75. Jester Weah (Pittsburgh)

76. Charles Nelson (Oregon)

77. Ray-Ray McCloud (Clemson)

78.  Chris Platt (Baylor)

79. Ventell Bryant (Temple)

80. Jacob Sannon (Idaho)

81. Simmie Cobbs (Indiana)

82. Juwan Johnson (Penn State)

83. Jared Cornelius (Arkansas)

84. Dylan Cantrell (Texas Tech)

85. Trishton Jackson (Michigan State)

86. Quadree Henderson (Pittsburgh)

87. Jaylen Smith (Louisville)

88. Jauan Jennings (Tennessee) 

89. Jamal Custis (Syracuse)

90.  John Ursua (Hawaii)

91. David Sills (West Virginia)

92. Tyre Brady (Marshall)

93. DeAndre McNeal (Florida Atlantic) – WR/TE eligible on Fantrax

94. Steven Dunbar (Houston)

95. Andrew Celis (Nevada)

96. Thomas Owens (FIU)

97. James Proche (SMU)

98. Van Jefferson (Mississippi)

99. Taj Williams (TCU)

100. Jalen Guyton (North Texas)

101. Auden Tate (Florida State)

102. Tra’Von Chapman (Akron)

103. Jalen McCleskey (Oklahoma State)

104. Jhamon Ausbon (Texas A&M)

105. Derrick Willies (Texas Tech) 

106. D.J. Chark (LSU)

107. Byron Pringle (Kansas State)

108. Blake Lynch (Baylor)

109. Collin Lisa (UAB)

110. Stanley Morgan (Nebraska)

111. Dillon Mitchell (Oregon)

112. D.J. Moore (Maryland)

113. Marcus Green (UL-Monroe)

114. Rashad Still (Minnesota)

115. LaQuvionte Gonzalez (Kansas)

116. Brendan Cope (Ohio)

117. Jalen Brown (Northwestern)

118. Olabisi Johnson (Colorado State)

119. D.K. Metcalf (Mississippi)

120. Darren Andrews (UCLA)

121. Devin Ross (Colorado)

122. Raelon Singleton (Utah)

123. Jamire Jordan (Fresno State)

124. Devin Gray (Cincinnati)

125. Malik Turner (Illinois)

126. Terry Godwin (Georgia)

127. Austin Wolf (Akron)

128. Jackson Anthrop (Purdue)

129. Jordan Lasley (UCLA)

130. Shun Brown (Arizona)

131. D'Wayne Eskridge (Western Michigan)

132. Olamide Zaccheaus (Virginia)

133. Tyler Vaughns (USC)

134. Brandon Martin (Arkansas)

135. Alfred Smith (Louisiana Tech)

136. Tarik Black (Michigan)

137. Bryan Edwards (South Carolina)

138. Garrett Johnson (Kentucky)

139. Darius Slayton (Auburn)

140. Kerry Thomas (UTSA)

141. Jordan Villamin (Oregon State)

142. Michael Pittman (USC)

143. Austin Conway (Wyoming)

144. Trent Bostick (Charlotte)

145. Cameron Batson (Texas Tech)

146. Matt VandeBerg (Iowa)

147. Corey Lacanaria (Ball State)

148. Doni Dowling (Virginia)

149. Travis Fulgham (Old Dominion)

150. Josh Stewart (UTSA)






  • Kalib Woods (Florida Atlantic) was No. 45 in the last version of these rankings. He's been removed after reports surfaced that FAU will dismiss him. Woods is facing multiple felony charges following an off-campus brawl.


  • Kamrin Solomon, his FAU teammate, was also removed. Solomon was reportedly involved in the fight that has Woods in deep legal trouble. FAU is considering suspending him, which would cripple Solomon's fantasy appeal.


  • I considered Darren Carrington a top-25 receiver earlier this summer. He plummeted down the rankings after getting kicked out of Oregon, but has now vaulted back up to No. 34 after hooking up with Utah as a grad transfer. Heading into OC Troy Taylor's pass-happy, quick-strike system, I consider Carrington a true boom-or-bust fantasy prospect. The Utes have question marks everywhere on offense, but one saving grace there is that Carrington won't be deprived of touches. So long as he stays out of trouble, that is.


  • The biggest winners from those three news items are WR DeAndre McNeal (FAU), Charles Nelson (Oregon) and WR Dillon Mitchell (Oregon). McNeal, who has the added bonus of being WR/TE eligible on Fantrax, is likely to ascend to the No. 1 outside role for the Owls if Woods is indeed booted. And with Carrington gone, Nelson is now WR1 for the Ducks, with Mitchell skipping up to WR2. McNeal and Mitchell are new to the rankings, while Nelson took a healthy jump up the board.


  • I don't consider Carrington's addition to Utah to be a bad thing for Raelon Singleton. Singleton is better suited to play the second-banana role to Carrington in 2017. And as mentioned above, the ball should be in the air plenty for Utah this year.


In early-August, I'll break these rankings into value tiers and provide additional analysis. If you have any fantasy questions in the meantime, get at me on Twitter (@thorku).

Thor Nystrom is a former associate reporter whose writing has been honored by Rolling Stone magazine and The Best American Essays series. Say hi to Rotoworld's college football writer on Twitter @thorku.
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