12. Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants
Perhaps the most impressive on either side of the football this season has been New York Giants wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. He has caught 79 passes for 1,120 yards, and 11 touchdowns. In addition to those numbers, he has also made one of the most impressive touchdown grabs that any receiver has ever made in the NFL.
11. DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans
This was the season that former Clemson Tigers wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins overtook Andre Johnson as the Texans’ number one wide receiver. He has put together an amazing line this year, catching 74 passes for 1,205 yards and six touchdowns. Hopkins has a nasty combination of size, speed, route-running, as well as an excellent pair of hands and his potential is through the roof.
10. Emmanuel Sanders, Denver Broncos
The Denver Broncos have put together a lot of explosive talent around Peyton Manning on the offensive side of the football. First-year wide receiver Emmanuel Sanders has been one of his biggest playmakers, and has caught 89 passes for 1,261 yards and seven touchdowns. Denver would still be good without him on the roster, but they wouldn’t be nearly as dangerous as they have been.
9. Golden Tate, Detroit Lions
Golden Tate was an afterthought last season with the Seattle Seahawks, but he has emerged as one of the league’s premier targets this season. He has stepped up in a big way for Detroit this year, and has caught 96 passes for 1,286 yards and four touchdowns. Matthew Stafford has looked at him as a go-to target most of the season, and he is a perfect complement to Calvin Johnson.
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