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Top 5 Receiving Cores in the NFL
This is a breakdown of our 5 best receiving cores in the league right now. It’s based on Chemistry, Effectiveness, and stats. These 5 receiving cores are:
1. Denver Broncos
WR’s: Demaryius Thomas, Wes Welker, Emmanuel Sanders TE: Julius Thomas
This Receiving Corps may be the best one Manning has had since he’s been in Denver and with a superstar receiver in Demaryius Thomas it has given Peyton his best target since Reggie Wayne. The emergence of Emmanuel Sanders has helped ease the loss of Wes Welker and thus this offense hasn’t skipped a beat.
2. Indianapolis Colts
WR’s: Reggie Wayne, T.Y. Hilton, Hakeem Nicks TE: Coby Fleener, Dwayne Allen
2014 may Andrew Luck’s best year yet, and with TY Hilton getting better as Andrew grows as a QB and time goes on this will be a tandem to watch. The addition of Hakeem Nicks will enable Hilton to work his magic on intermediate or deep routes, while Reggie Wayne has found his comfort zone after a devastating ACL injury which caused him to miss 9 games last season. The tight end duo of Dwayne Allen and Coby Fleener has made this offense around Luck even more lethal. Overall this receiving core may be the reason to pick Indy as a dark horse to represent the AFC in Super Bowl 49
3. Chicago Bears
WR’s: Brandon Marshall, Alshon Jeffry, Marquess Wilson TE: Martellous Bennett
Chicago’s Receivers may be number 1 on this list if Jay Cutler was more consistent and not so streaky and inconsistent in 2014. Marshall and Jeffry’s Deep threat and red zone ability alone is scary for defenses. Marquess Wilson the 6’4 receiver is in his second year and adds more height and danger towards opposing defenses, While Martellous Bennett stretches the middle of the field.
4. Atlanta Falcons
WR’s: Roddy White, Julio Jones, Harry Douglas TE: Levine Toilolo
The injury bug hit this team harder than a Tsunami at Niagara falls and thus mainly has led to a disappointing 2014 season. Jones was on a record breaking pace before breaking his foot last season, but has still remained Matt Ryan’s go-to-guy. Roddy nagging injuries caused him to have a below average season. Harry Douglas had a career year in 2013 becoming Matt Ryan’s only reliable target during the absences of White and Jones, He stepped up and at times showed talent that Atlanta knew he had when they drafted him in 2008, but his 2014 has been marred by injuries . Second year tight end Levine Toilolo has big shoes to fill after the retirement of the great Tony Gonzalez, but has worked out as planned his targets are few and far in between.
5. Washington Redskins
WR’s: DeSean Jackson, Pierre Garcon, Andre Roberts TE: Jordan Reed
Robert Griffin has missed a good portion of the season with a broken ankle, but Cousins and McCoy have found ways to get these weapons they have the football. Garcon may still be the go-to-guy but Jackson is still getting his targets down the field, Andre Roberts has been their check down receiver in the slot. Jordan Reed’s ability to get down the field and get open may puzzle defenses, and may get him more catches down the stretch.