5. Julio Jones – Calvin Ridley
Both Alabama products are a match made in heaven for Atlanta, and a matchup nightmare for opposing corner backs. Julio Jones is a rare WR with his size. His speed and incredible and hands make him almost uncoverable. The All-Pro WR will be looking to have another great season with Atlanta in 2018. As for Ridley, Atlanta’s first round pick in this years draft should bring speed, with sharp route running and explosiveness off the line. Ridley will most likely draw the third best cornerback and will take advantage with his skill set. Atlanta looks primed to have a high-flying offense, in which Ridley will be a big part of.
4. Antonio Brown – JuJu Smith-Schuster
Brown is arguably the best WR in football. He gets a lot of attention from opposing defenses. Even with talented corners draped over him he still manages to make it look easy. Brown will have another dominant year in 2018, with Smith-Schuster demanding attention after coming off 917 yards and seven TDs last year. Look for him to help open up the offense more for Brown, while improving significantly this year.
3. DeAndre Hopkins – Will Fuller
With Deshaun Watson coming back expect these two WRs to have tremendous numbers in 2018. At just 25 years old, DeAndre Hopkins is one of the most dynamic receivers in the NFL. Last season he led the league in receiving TDs and was named first team All-Pro, even with his QB going down in early November with a torn ACL. 2018 is bright for Hopkins as he looks to add to his impressive resume. Helping him achieve the goals he’s set for himself is where Will Fuller comes in.
Fuller had a good rookie season in 2016 which led to high expectations going into last year, but the injury bug got to him. Fuller’s talent is unquestionable, and him being overlooked is all good news for him. He is going to have the season we thought he would last year. Fuller will be targeted more to make this WR tandem exciting to see come September.
2. Marvin Jones – Golden Tate
The Lions boast the only WRs tandem to both go over 1,000 yards in 2017. As they revitalize their run game, Tate will keep racking up catches and using his skill set to accumulate his YAC. Marvin Jones had his best year in 2017, with his speed and being a constant deep ball threat. 2018 is looking very nice in Matthew Stafford’s eyes. Jones and Tate compliment each other perfectly, which makes them one of the best WR tandems today.
1. Stefon Diggs – Adam Thielen
2017 was quite a ride for the Minnesota Vikings. Watching Stefon Diggs’s play against the New Orleans Saints was destiny. Unfortunately for Viking fans the “Minnesota Miracle” couldn’t get them to the season’s final game. What it did do was just adding to an already long list of amazing plays by Diggs. His future in the NFL is a bright one with new QB Kirk Cousins. The better half of this WR duo would be Adam Thielen, Minnesota man through and through, has went from undrafted to unstoppable. He broke out in 2016 with a little under 1,000 yards. Last year was his real coming out party, setting career bests in receptions and yards 91 and 1,276. With Thielen getting better each year, 2018 just might be best for these two Vikings. Another year playing together along with Cousins under center, sky’s the limit in 2018.