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Wide Receiver Fantasy Averages By Career Year

For the past 15 years, Wide Receivers have seen an increase in fantasy point average per season up until their 8th NFL season. Career Years 8 through 11 are also very strong, but there are less games played to average so the conclusions are not as reliable. Most receivers still playing after 10+ seasons are talented and getting playing time, so there is not as many backups to bring down the average. The prime fantasy production years for wide receivers is between career year 6 and 8 and years 10 and 11. WRs on average are above the league wide receiver average (3.89) from years 4 through 13, so they are quite productive for a long period of time. Of course, the average by career year is never significantly higher or lower than the league average.

Top 10 Wide Receivers:
The Top 10 fantasy Wide Recievers for each year, over the past 15 years, have maintained a very similar average and point total. Except for career years 1, 8 and 10, there is no drop off in fantasy points until you get beyond career year 12. Career years 3 and 5 are the years when wide receivers have had the most Top 10 seasons, and statistically years 2, 5, 6, 10 and 12 have been the best fantasy years for wide recievers.

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Wide Receiver Fantasy Production by Career Year
Career Year Fantasy Game Average Total Games Averaged
1 3.12 3492
2 3.57 3959
3 3.86 3537
4 3.92 3246
5 4.12 2656
6 4.24 2206
7 4.3 1768
8 4.24 1459
9 4.16 1269
10 4.57 858
11 4.35 701
12 4.13 526
13 4.1 359
14 3.74 221
15 4.02 137
16 2.24 62
17 4.21 35
18 6.53 16
19 3.47 16
20 2.47 32



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Top 10 Wide Receivers Fantasy Production by Career Year
Career Year Fantasy Season Total Average Fantasy Game Average Total Games Averaged
1 125.09 7.82 64
2 131.4 8.32 237
3 126.55 7.91 336
4 130.67 8.09 304
5 141.52 8.62 352
6 134.84 8.4 287
7 128.4 8.02 320
8 123.67 7.77 174
9 134.78 8.32 112
10 167.02 10.44 48
11 127.15 7.95 80
12 149.73 9.36 32
13 114.3 6.96 32
14 122.15 7.26 16



Wide Receivers Entering Their Prime Fantasy Year(s)
   Player    Team Entering Career Year 2016 Total Fantasy Points Projection 2015 Total Fantasy Points
   Amari Cooper [+]    Raiders 2 77.43 89.20
   Devin Funchess [+]    Panthers 2 64.67 53.65
   DeVante Parker [+]    Dolphins 2 58.60 42.70
   Stefon Diggs [+]    Vikings 2 57.50 61.30
   Odell Beckham [+]    Giants 3 132.06 150.80
   Allen Robinson [+]    Jaguars 3 129.74 154.00
   Allen Hurns [+]    Jaguars 3 96.84 111.50
   John Brown [+]    Cardinals 3 96.53 94.35
   Brandin Cooks [+]    Saints 3 94.71 112.80
   Sammy Watkins [+]    Bills 3 85.94 106.45
   Jarvis Landry [+]    Dolphins 3 85.87 105.50
   Jordan Matthews [+]    Eagles 3 79.60 97.85
   Donte Moncrief [+]    Colts 3 79.20 72.65
   Mike Evans [+]    Buccaneers 3 78.97 78.40
   Marvin Jones [+]    Lions 3 65.72 68.10
   DeAndre Hopkins [+]    Texans 4 110.24 142.05
   Markus Wheaton [+]    Steelers 4 62.37 67.45
   Kamar Aiken [+]    Ravens 4 60.76 77.20
   Terrance Williams [+]    Cowboys 4 58.93 60.00
   T.Y. Hilton [+]    Colts 5 85.80 86.20
   Travis Benjamin [+]    Chargers 5 78.88 85.50
   Michael Floyd [+]    Cardinals 5 70.93 78.45
   Cole Beasley [+]    Cowboys 5 63.72 56.80
   Jermaine Kearse [+]    Seahawks 5 61.46 64.25
   Mohamed Sanu [+]    Falcons 5 60.32 38.80
   Alshon Jeffery [+]    Bears 5 59.56 64.35
   Julio Jones [+]    Falcons 6 119.84 141.55
   A.J. Green [+]    Bengals 6 112.30 124.85
   Doug Baldwin [+]    Seahawks 6 110.81 137.45
   Randall Cobb [+]    Packers 6 82.34 82.45
   Antonio Brown [+]    Steelers 7 149.17 160.50
   Eric Decker [+]    Jets 7 104.22 123.35
   Jeremy Maclin [+]    Chiefs 7 90.53 103.50
   Dez Bryant [+]    Cowboys 7 79.98 38.05
   Demaryius Thomas [+]    Broncos 7 79.36 101.20
   Golden Tate [+]    Lions 7 76.89 80.75
   Emmanuel Sanders [+]    Broncos 7 73.83 95.65
   Pierre Garcon [+]    Redskins 9 66.28 74.85
   Brandon Marshall [+]    Jets 11 135.14 159.10