Complete 2015 Projections

The default order for player projections is based on ESPN.com's recommended draft rankings, which take into account projected total points as well as upside and risk.

Position: ALL | QB | RB | WR | TE | D/ST | K | FLEX
     
PROJECTED 2015 SEASON STATS
46. DeVante Parker, Mia WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2014 Statistics------------------
2015 Projections84.65475514.0400099
2015 Outlook: Terrific after the catch, Parker (6-3, 209, 4.4 speed) was arguably the FBS's most efficient WR in 2014 (19.9 yards per reception), but he missed six games with a foot injury. It's fair to expect the former Louisville standout -- whom the Dolphins took No. 14 overall in April's draft -- to be heavily involved near the goal line, as he's the tallest WR in Miami's rotation by 3 inches. Out of the gate, he'll need to fend off Kenny Stills and Greg Jennings for targets. But Miami again promises to run a lot of three-WR sets, and Parker is easily its top talent at the position. With Ryan Tannehill at QB, Parker has WR2 upside.
47. Cody Latimer, Den WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2014 Statistics422311.500001
2015 Projections81.95269013.3500099
2015 Outlook: Latimer was limited to 35 snaps as a rookie, but he shouldn't be overlooked as a fantasy option in Year 2. Buried on Denver's depth chart last season, Latimer is now the heavy favorite to replace Wes Welker in three-wide sets. There's certainly a lot to like when you combine Peyton Manning with Latimer's 6-foot-2, 215-pound frame, 4.4 wheels and exceptional hands. One possible concern: playing time, as new head coach Gary Kubiak has a history of keeping his second TE busy. But Latimer is one injury away from WR3 status, so the 22-year-old should be owned in all formats.
48. Donte Moncrief, Ind WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2014 Statistics493244413.93417056
2015 Projections76.14764413.75744098
2015 Outlook: Moncrief paced Colts wideouts with 190 snaps during the final four weeks of his rookie season, but he converted those into just eight receptions, 54 yards and no scores on 15 targets. The struggles don't come as a huge surprise: Moncrief was considered a raw prospect when chosen in the third round of the 2014 draft. With decent size (6-2, 221) and 4.4 speed, Moncrief has a bright future, but his short-term ceiling took a hit when Indianapolis signed Andre Johnson and drafted Phillip Dorsett. Still, the Colts score a lot of points, meaning Moncrief is the rare WR handcuff worth stashing on your bench.
49. Steve Smith, FA WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2014 Statistics------------------
2015 Projections------------------
2015 Outlook: Smith's age is certain to scare away some fantasy owners on draft day, but the 36-year-old proved impervious to the norms of aging last season, catching 79 balls for 1,065 yards and six touchdowns. And don't expect Smith's numbers to decline much with new offensive coordinator Marc Trestman in town; Trestman has a reputation for heavily featuring his offensive starters. Now that Torrey Smith resides in San Francisco, Steve Smith looks to be a good bet to outperform his late-round average draft position.
50. Victor Cruz, NYG WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2014 Statistics412333714.7100037
2015 Projections845472713.5400096
2015 Outlook: A fantasy star in both 2011 and 2012, Cruz put up back-to-back 80-catch, 1,000-yard seasons. But during the past two years, injuries have limited him to a total of 96 receptions for 1,335 yards. Cruz's 2015 status is in serious question too as he recovers from a torn patellar tendon, which cost him all but six games last season. When healthy, Cruz has WR3 upside, but that's where his ceiling ends now that Odell Beckham Jr. is locked in as Eli Manning's go-to target. Even if Cruz gets back onto the field this season, it's unlikely he'll be operating at his pre-injury level. He's worth no more than a late-round flier.
51. Anquan Boldin, SF WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2014 Statistics13083106212.85140130
2015 Projections94.26377612.3300095
2015 Outlook: Every year we anticipate Boldin's inevitable decline, and every year he defies the odds. His consistency has been something to marvel at: In 2014, he caught 83 of 121 targets for 1,062 yards and five touchdowns. The year before, he hauled in 85 of 123 targets for 1,179 yards and seven touchdowns. What's more, the 34-year-old handled an amazing 90 percent of the 49ers' offensive snaps last season -- his highest total since 2010. Even with Torrey Smith in the fold, Boldin enters 2015 as Colin Kaepernick's top target, which gives him a decent chance to outperform this ranking.
52. John Brown, Ari WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2014 Statistics1034869614.553-6094
2015 Projections80.54968814.04426094
2015 Outlook: Brown entered the league a bit older than most rookies (he turned 25 this year), and the team's 2014 third-round pick didn't waste any time working his way into a significant offensive role. Brown hauled in 48 passes for 696 yards and five touchdowns -- all while playing 10 games with the likes of Drew Stanton and Ryan Lindley throwing him passes. Often compared to T.Y. Hilton because of his slight frame (5-10, 179) and elite wheels (4.34 40), Brown figures to be better in 2015 with a healthy Carson Palmer back. He'll be third in line for targets, which should translate to borderline WR5 production.
53. Malcom Floyd, SD WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2014 Statistics915285616.56000116
2015 Projections64.54068017.0400092
2015 Outlook: Annually underrated because of durability concerns, Floyd has appeared in 16 regular-season games just twice in his 11 NFL seasons. One of those came in 2014, when he finished as fantasy's No. 29 wide receiver. He has now ranked in the top 35 in four of the past five seasons, and he's done it by being one of the NFL's most polished deep threats. According to PFF's metrics, Floyd owns the position's third-highest average depth of target (16.9 yards), second-highest yards per target (10.7) and fourth-best drop rate (2.5 percent) since 2007. Snag him late and hope he can stay healthy.
54. Doug Baldwin, Sea WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2014 Statistics986682512.5318094
2015 Projections704965713.44215090
2015 Outlook: In the 11 weeks following Seattle's trade of Percy Harvin, Baldwin hauled in 50 passes for 638 yards and 3 TDs, ranking as fantasy's No. 32 wide receiver. In total for 2014, the 26-year-old Stanford grad set a career high with 825 receiving yards thanks to his good hands (ninth in catch rate) and sneaky open-field ability (28th in yards after the catch). But because of his size (5-10, 189), Baldwin's scoring chances will be limited as he assumes a possession role in the Seahawks' offense. There isn't a ton of upside here, especially with Jimmy Graham now in the mix.
55. Dorial Green-Beckham, Ten WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2014 Statistics------------------
2015 Projections80.24564114.2400088
2015 Outlook: A massive target at 6-foot-5, 237 pounds, Green-Beckham was born to catch touchdowns at the NFL level. Of course, his off-field issues are a major concern; he was dismissed by Missouri and sat out the entire 2014 season. Selected by Tennessee in the second round of this year's draft, Green-Beckham will play significant snaps as one of Marcus Mariota's top targets. There won't be many touchdowns to go around in Tennessee this year, but it's a sure bet that Green-Beckham will be heavily involved near the goal line. As long as he stays out of trouble, he'll always be a candidate for 6 to 8 TDs, which gives DGB some breakout potential.
56. Brian Quick, StL WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2014 Statistics392537515.0300053
2015 Projections73.24462914.3400086
2015 Outlook: Quick was well on his way to a breakout year in the 2014 season before suffering a season-ending shoulder injury in Week 8. He ranked as fantasy's No. 20 WR in terms of points per game during the first six weeks -- despite a majority of his targets coming from Austin Davis. (True story: Quick's 98 career targets have been delivered by Davis, Sam Bradford, Kellen Clemens and Shaun Hill.) Whether or not you believe in Nick Foles as the Rams' QB of the present, Quick still has size (6-3, 218) and youth (he's just 26) on his side. Entering the year as St. Louis' No. 1 WR, he's worth a bench spot.
57. Terrance Williams, Dal WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2014 Statistics643762116.88000103
2015 Projections53.83355616.8500085
2015 Outlook: It's not often that a second-year receiver catches eight touchdowns (11 including the playoffs) and is considered a fantasy disappointment, but that's the case with Williams. The 2013 third-round pick scored six of his touchdowns during the first seven weeks of the season and finished tied for 77th in targets at the position. Williams fell behind Cole Beasley on the totem pole following the team's Week 11 bye and eclipsed four targets in a game only once the rest of the season. Unlikely to be any higher than fourth in line for targets and a guaranteed victim of touchdown regression, Williams is a name to avoid on draft day.
58. Marqise Lee, Jac WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2014 Statistics683742211.4139043
2015 Projections885462811.63424082
2015 Outlook: An explosive athlete on a team badly in need of playmakers on the outside, Lee filtered in and out of the Jaguars' starting lineup during his 2014 rookie season. Durability will remain a concern with the 6-foot, 192-pound Lee; he's missed time with hamstring, knee and ankle injuries over the past two years. He finished last season with 37 catches, 422 yards and one touchdown, and although he's in the catbird seat for a starting gig opposite Allen Robinson, this isn't an offense that will allow many TD opportunities. Lee is no more than a speculative bench stash.
59. Pierre Garcon, Wsh WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2014 Statistics1056875211.1300085
2015 Projections76.75064612.9300082
2015 Outlook: One year after racking up 1,346 yards and 5 TDs on an NFL-high 113 receptions, Garcon saw his production fall off a cliff in 2014. A decline was expected with head coach Jay Gruden and wide receivers DeSean Jackson and Andre Roberts added to the mix. But the extent of Garcon's fantasy irrelevance was a little shocking. He was barely a top-55 fantasy receiver last season, hauling in 68 passes for 752 yards and three touchdowns. Don't expect much better this season with Garcon again playing second fiddle to D-Jax.
60. Marvin Jones, Cin WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2014 Statistics0000.000000
2015 Projections77.14761113.03530082
2015 Outlook: Jones, who missed the entire 2014 season with foot and ankle injuries, is the favorite to start opposite A.J. Green this year. The Cal product defied logic in 2013 by scoring 10 touchdowns on only 51 receptions while operating in a situational capacity. He's obviously not a realistic candidate to have a repeat performance in OC Hue Jackson's run-heavy system, but Jones has the ability to become a reliable second target for Andy Dalton. Considering that Mohamed Sanu produced a top-40 fantasy season in his place, Jones is worth a look as your fifth receiver.