Packers: Davante Adams cracks top five in 2019 wide receiver rankings
10. Adam Thielen (Minnesota Vikings): Thielen was an absolute force last season and this trend could continue with an increased familiarity with Kirk Cousins and offensive coordinator Kevin Stefanski.
9. A.J. Green (Cincinnati Bengals): The injury history is obviously there with A.J. Green, but at the same time it is hard to find downfield threats with the capacity to outperform Green. The hiring of offensive guru Zac Taylor also has the potential to revitalize the entire Bengals offense.
8. JuJu Smith-Schuster (Pittsburgh Steelers): The Steelers will have a re-energized offense this season and with that comes the potential for “JuJu” to have an All-Pro caliber season. If you are Big Ben’s number one receiver, it’s hard to not crack the top 10 of this list.
7. Keenan Allen (Los Angeles Chargers): Allen has been an under-recognized receiver for a long time, but there is good reason for this to change with the high potential that this Chargers offense has this season.
6. Antonio Brown (Oakland Raiders): Brown was one of this offseason’s most polarizing players, but I still expect him to be a top tier receiver in Oakland. Expect him to be heavily targeted.
5. Davante Adams (Green Bay Packers): Adams is arguably the best red zone receiver in the league. Still, the injury concerns surrounding Adams may limit his success over the course of his career.
4. Odell Beckham Jr. (Cleveland Browns): I am slightly concerned with how Odell will play in a new offense, but he is still upgrading with Baker Mayfield now throwing him the ball. This Browns offense is somewhat reminiscent of the 2013 Broncos in terms of receiving weapons.
3. Michael Thomas (New Orleans Saints): Thomas has been a dominant receiver from the moment he arrived in New Orleans, and it is scary to think he hasn’t even entered his prime yet.
2. Julio Jones (Atlanta Falcons): Jones has been under-utilized in Steve Sarkisian’s offense, but he is still one of the game’s best receivers. Hopefully he gets more involved in the red zone this season.
1. DeAndre Hopkins (Houston Texans): DeAndre Hopkins will only be 27 when the NFL season starts and there is a good chance that we have yet to even see the best of him at this point.
Not to mention, Hopkins already has great chemistry with a rising star at the quarterback position in Deshaun Watson. Hopkins is clearly the league’s top receiver.