Projecting the NFL’s Receiving Leaders in 2016

June 8, 2016   ·     ·   Jump to comments

The NFL has continued to evolve into a pass-happy attack that spreads defenses thin with remarkable athletes playing wide receiver. Offensive efficiency is at an all-time high, and defenses have been scrambling to find solutions in the last five years. In the meantime, the NFL’s leading receivers have amassed staggering numbers.
The 2016 season will likely be the same. Twenty-six receivers accumulated at least 1,000 receiving yards in 2015, and it’s possible even more will break the milestone this year. After digging through the numbers, depth charts and offseason transactions, we’ve projected the NFL’s leading receivers in 2016, with some hesitency given to players returning from major injury.
Some talented playmakers will see increased statistics, while others may not have the same opportunities to produce. Every situation is unique, and injuries can quickly alter how many targets will go to a receiver. We’ve done our best to project who will e...

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