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1. Julian Edelman
2. Brandon LaFell
3. Danny Amendola
Obviously, Edelman is one of the best wide receivers in the league. No other receiver in the league could have recovered from the hit Kam Chancellor dished out in the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XLIX nearly as gracefully as Edelman did. He’s no Dez Bryant or A.J. Green in terms of video-game fantasy football production, but drafting Edelman is a good idea. No matter who is playing quarterback for the Patriots, the passing offense will operate through No. 11.
Consider LaFell a serious breakout candidate in 2015. He quietly posted 74 receptions for 953 yards and seven touchdowns last season, and you can bet that he has his sights set on the first 1,000-yard, 10-touchdown campaign of his career this year. Now that he’s tossed that walking boot aside, LaFell is primed to make some serious noise, and as a fantasy football player, you should seriously think about making LaFell your No. 2 wideout.
Amendola endeared himself to all Patriots fans with that unforgettable postseason performance, but his fantasy football value is as a No. 3 receiver, at best. That being said, his proven ability in the Patriots’ offense makes him worth keeping on your bench.
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