From Weeks 2-13, spanning 10 games, Calvin racked up 100 yards receiving and/or one touchdown nine times.
3. Speaking of consistent … the Bengals’ A.J. Green (98 catches, 1,426 yards, 11 TDs) tallied 100 yards receiving in five straight games last season (Weeks 6-10). And for 2012-13, Green never endured more than two games without registering double-digit fantasy points (standard-scoring leagues).
4. Antonio Brown (110 catches, 1,499 yards, eight TDs last year) may be a tad high for No. 7, considering the Steelers bolstered their receiving corps during the offseason (Lance Moore, Darrius Heyward-Bey, rookie Martavis Bryant).
That aside, it’s hard to discredit an under-26 stud who attracted nine-plus targets 12 times last year — his first campaign without Mike Wallace.
6. If you take away his Thanksgiving clunker against the Lions (two catches, 14 yards), Packers wideout Jordy Nelson averaged seven catches, 10.1 targets, 114 yards and 0.86 TDs on the road last season.
As a rookie, Patterson (45 catches, 469 yards, four TDs) rolled for nine TDs … without really possessing a full grasp of the Vikings offense.
2. We’re taking a small leap of faith on Percy Harvin at No. 30. He’s a known injury risk and has never racked up double-digit touchdowns in a single campaign.
3. Julian Edelman (105 catches, 1,056 yards, six TDs) will likely garner a top-20 ranking with Points Per Reception rankings later in the summer. But for this countdown, there’s some non-PPR trepidation about a guy who totaled only 18 catches, 181 yards and zero TDs from Weeks 5-11 last year (six games).
4. By my count, the Jaguars’ Cecil Shorts (66 catchs, 777 yards, three TDs) was one of only nine wideouts to collect double-digit targets in nine or more games last year (regular season).