The use of wide receivers has changed the NFL as it has turned into a passing league. Coaches look to the third and fourth receivers much more now than in years past, and that has changed fantasy football as owners must now have good depth at the position.
Here is a closer look at the top receivers in the game and an updated look at injuries and concerns for teams around the league as the start of the regular season is less than two weeks away.
The biggest concerns in the league are Andre Johnson for Houston as the star receiver is fighting injuries already. Johnson is a top-five receiver, but an injured star doesn't score points for owners when sitting on the bench. Larry Fitzgerald is another player not looking so good this preseason, but his problem is with the quarterback play in Arizona, which is not very good and could hurt his overall numbers in the upcoming season.
The good news is Calvin Johnson looks ready for another big year, and young receivers Julio Jones and A.J. Green are looking to become stars.
Victor Cruz of the NY Giants and Jordy Nelson of Green Bay are looking to prove last season wasn't a fluke, and Percy Harvin is finally looking healthy for the Minnesota Vikings.
The NFL has tremendous depth at wide receiver, and fantasy football owners have several options, even in the later rounds of their draft, making the game even more exciting to play and harder to prepare for. Players all over the globe are waiting for the start of the season and out to prove their the best among family, friends, or total strangers in a game that has exploded in popularity.