2015 Outlook: The Seahawks pounced on Lockett in the third round of this year's draft because they remain in need of a competent replacement for Golden Tate. Lockett, who has 4.4 wheels and reliable hands, enters the NFL after an outstanding senior campaign at Kansas State that saw him post the third-most receiving yards in the FBS (1,515). But his frail frame (5-10, 182) raises concerns in both the durability and TD departments. He'll struggle to find volume in a Seattle offense that promises to revolve around Marshawn Lynch and Jimmy Graham. Lockett's future is bright, but he doesn't hold much fantasy appeal as a rookie.
2015 Outlook: After five years of struggling with injuries, inconsistency and off-field issues in Tennessee, Britt headed to St. Louis last season with hopes of reigniting his career. Quarterback woes certainly didn't make that easy, but Britt seems to be back on track. Appearing in all 16 games for the first time since his rookie season and operating primarily as the club's No. 1 wideout, Britt hauled in 48 passes for 748 yards and three scores. Still in his prime at age 26, Britt is the favorite to enter Week 1 as the starter opposite Brian Quick. But expect him to be limited to bench-level fantasy production in the Rams' run-heavy offense.
2015 Outlook: In a 2014 season highlighted by rookie WRs, none kicked off his career better than the undrafted Hurns. Fantasy's No. 2 scoring WR in Week 1, Hurns hauled in four passes for 110 yards and two touchdowns. Injuries to fellow rookies Allen Robinson and Marqise Lee allowed him to play more than three quarters of the Jags' offensive snaps in 2014, but he managed only four additional touchdowns and eclipsed 70 yards on just one other occasion. Entering 2015 behind Robinson, Lee and possibly Justin Blackmon, Hurns will sneak in the occasional big play and/or touchdown, but he's barely worth a fantasy roster spot.
2015 Outlook: During his first season in Cleveland, Hawkins was on the field for just over 73 percent of the team's pass plays when active and averaged a healthy 6.7 targets per game. The consistent workload (primarily due to Josh Gordon's suspension) resulted in 63 receptions, 824 yards and a pair of TDs. Elite with the ball in his hands, Hawkins is averaging 6.7 yards after the catch per reception since entering the NFL (second overall). At 5-foot-7, 180 pounds, he's not a serious threat for TDs; only two of his 101 targets in 2014 came while he was within six yards of the end zone. Hawkins, now 29, is worth only a bench spot in PPR leagues.
2015 Outlook: The Steelers have done an excellent job developing mid-to-late-round WRs over the past decade, and Coates, a third-round selection in this year's draft, could be next in line. The Auburn speedster provides Ben Roethlisberger with another legitimate field stretcher. While Coates is strong after the catch (nine forced missed tackles on only 34 catches), he had issues actually getting his hands on the ball last season (12.8 percent drop rate, third worst among drafted WRs). Buried behind Antonio Brown, Martavis Bryant and possibly Markus Wheaton, Coates figures to spend his rookie campaign as a situational deep threat.