Who Should I Draft?

A.J. Green or Dez Bryant (2015)

A.J. Green
A.J. Green (CIN - WR)
 
Dez Bryant
Dez Bryant (DAL - WR)
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Expert Pick %
100%
8
ECR
2
5
Best Rank
1
12
Worst Rank
7
178.8
Ave Projection
199.5
189.0
Best
207.6
167.0
Worst
189.6
0%
Expert Pick %
100%

No experts recommend A.J. Green over Dez Bryant

 
0%
Expert Pick %
100%
8
ECR
2
5
Best Rank
1
12
Worst Rank
7
9.7
Ave Targets / Game
8.5
116.0
Total Targets
136.0
Green missed 3 games last year and as a result, posted only 69 receptions for 1,041 yards and 6 receiving touchdowns. I expect a rebound year in 2015.

- Derek Lofland, Fantasy Football Maniax

Bryant led the NFL with 16 touchdowns in 2014 and he has scored 41 touchdowns the last three seasons. He has been franchised tagged this off-season while the Cowboys attempt to work out a long-term deal.

- Derek Lofland, Fantasy Football Maniax

Outside of an injured stretch last season he has been one of the most productive players at his position. Don't let that small stretch fool you, AJ Green is a threat to be the top Wide Receiver on a weekly basis.

- Adam Inman, FFLockerRoom

New contract, same old red zone prowess. Bryant is as good of a bet as anyone to score double digit touchdowns.

- Adam Inman, FFLockerRoom

Talent is on par with any WR in the league, but gets dinged by CIN conservative system - reports that Bengals will open it up this year could make Green a draft-day bargain

- Brandon Funston, Yahoo! Sports

Still only 26, has finished 3rd, 5th, 3rd among WRs in fantasy PPG in past 3 seasons, averaging 91 catches, 1,312 rec. yards and 13.7 TDs in that span

- Brandon Funston, Yahoo! Sports

 
With the success of the Dallas rushing game last season, Dez Bryant continued to be limited to 88 receptions last season (12th overall). But when he did catch the football, he made the best of the situation with his league leading receiving touchdowns (16). Bryant is seeking a new contract with more guaranteed money and a long term deal before the July 15th deadline. Running back Joseph Randle is no Demarco Murray, so look for the Dallas offense to make Dez Bryant more of the focal point this season. His fantasy playoff schedule includes a neutral matchup versus Oakland in week 14, a tough matchup at Pittsburgh in week 15, and a neutral matchup versus Cincinnati in week 16.

- Jeff Boggis, Fantasy Football Empire

Green's 2014 was torn down by nagging injuries, yet he still stayed among the top 25. he's sure to bounce back as a top-10 threat at the least in 2015

- Kevin Roberts, Breaking Football

Bryant is a machine and all of that holdout jazz is over with. Draft accordingly.

- Kevin Roberts, Breaking Football

Primed for a big bounce-back after an injury filled, underwhelming 2014 campaign.

- Sablich Brothers, The NY Times

Targets should increase as the Dallas running game returns to earth this year.

- Sablich Brothers, The NY Times

Last of the elite WRs

- Huseyin Aksu, Fantasy Couch

 
I want to put Green higher in the rankings than I have here, but there are just too many high-end possibilities at receiver this season. Green injured his toe early in 2014 and was hurting much of the season and ended up missing three games, as well as playing hurt through many more. We know what Green can do when healthy with back-to-back seasons where he hit 98 receptions 1,350 yards and 11 touchdowns. Those are numbers we can count on from a healthy Green, especially in a contract year.

- Chet Gresham, WalterFootball

Bryant ranked 12th in targets last season but third in fantasy points for wide receivers. His efficiency in the red zone was a big reason for that, as he caught 16 touchdowns. Amazingly, Bryant only had 15 targets inside the red zone last year, which tied him for 18th most for wide receivers, but he still managed eight touchdowns from those 15 targets, which tied him for the second most behind Randall Cobb. It will be tough for Bryant to hit 16 touchdowns again, but with DeMarco Murray gone, the Cowboys' rushing game will be less efficient, and Bryant will again be the best red-zone- - in fact, for any part of the field - option Dallas has. The touchdowns might not hit 16 again, but there is a chance they will, plus we'll also see an uptick in targets receptions and yards.

- Chet Gresham, WalterFootball