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2014 Fantasy Draft Top 60 Wide Receivers: Calvin 'Megatron' Johnson is No. 1

Calvin 'Megatron' Johnson is the No. 1 wide receiver going into the 2014 fantasy footbal draft
Calvin 'Megatron' Johnson is the No. 1 wide receiver going into the 2014 fantasy footbal draft
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The Detroit Lions Calvin Johnson (aka "Megratron") returns for the second year in a row as the No. 1 wide receiver in the fantasy football draft.

Megatron earned the top spot despite finishing third behind Cleveland's Josh Gordon and Pittsburgh's Antonio Brown in receiving yards. (Gordon is still waiting to hear from the NFL on how long his suspension will be for violating the league's substance abuse policy and Brown finished just seven yards ahead of Johnson though Megatron missed two games last year due to injuries.)

In his first appearance in a preseason game last Friday night, Johnson caught two passes for 27 yards in a 13-12 Detroit home win over Jacksonville. He'll be ready for the season opener against the New York Giants and, based on his career numbers, Megatron should be good for 14 touchdown catches and 1,500 receiving yards in 2014.

While Johnson looks like a solid 1st round pick in the 2014 fantasy football draft, the No. 2 wide receiver - Demaryius Thomas of Denver - may have to wait until the 2nd round to be selected. Thomas was 62 receiving yards behind Johnson last year but finished with 14 touchdowns to Megatron's 12. With Eric Decker gone, Broncos quarterback Peyton Manning may throw more passes to Thomas.

The team with the most highly-regarded pair of wide receivers is the Chicago Bears. Brandon Marshall comes into the draft ranked No. 5 and Alshon Jeffery is No. 8. The Buffalo defense has a real challenge when they play in the Bears home opener on September 7th.

Here are the top 60 wide receivers available for the 2014 fantasy football draft.

  1. Calvin Johnson, Detroit Lions
  2. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
  3. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
  4. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals
  5. Brandon Marshall, Chicago Bears
  6. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
  7. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers
  8. Alshon Jeffery, Chicago Bears
  9. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers
  10. Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers
  11. Vincent Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  12. Andre Johnson, Houston Texans
  13. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals
  14. Pierre Garcon, Washignton
  15. Keenan Allen, San Diego Chargers
  16. Victor Cruz, New York Giants
  17. Roddy White, Atlanta Falcons
  18. DeSean Jackson, Washignton
  19. Wes Welker, Denver Broncos
  20. Percy Harvin, Seattle Seahawks
  21. Michael Crabtree, San Francisco 49ers
  22. Cordarrelle Patterson, Minnesota Vikings
  23. Michael Floyd, Arizona Cardinals
  24. Julian Edelman, New England Patriots
  25. Jeremy Maclin, Philadelphia Eagles
  26. Reggie Wayne, Indianapolis Colts
  27. Marques Colston, New Orleans Saints
  28. Sammy Watkins, Buffalo Bills
  29. Kendall Wright, Tennessee Titans
  30. Emmanuel Sanders, Denver Broncos
  31. Mike Wallace, Miami Dolphins
  32. Golden Tate, Detroit Lions
  33. Eric Decker, New York Jets
  34. Cecil Shorts, Jacksonville Jaguars
  35. Terrance Williams, Dallas Cowboys
  36. Anquan Boldin, San Francisco 49ers
  37. DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans
  38. Riley Cooper, Philadelphia Eagles
  39. Danny Amendola, New England Patriots
  40. Dwayne Bowe, Kansas City Chiefs
  41. Hakeem Nicks, Indianapolis Colts
  42. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts
  43. Greg Jennings, Minnesota Vikings
  44. Torrey Smith, Baltimore Ravens
  45. Steve Smith, Baltimore Ravens
  46. Justin Hunter, Tennessee Titans
  47. James Jones, Oakland Raiders
  48. Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  49. Rueben Randle, New York Giants
  50. Tavon Austin, St. Louis Rams
  51. Steve Johnson, San Francisco 49ers
  52. Jarrett Boykin, Green Bay Packers
  53. Brandin Cooks, New Orleans Saints
  54. Andrew Hawkins, Cleveland Browns
  55. Brandon LaFell, New England Patriots
  56. Doug Baldwin, Seattle Seahawks
  57. Denarius Moore, Oakland Raiders
  58. Markus Wheaton, Pittsburgh Steelers
  59. Kenny Stills, New Orleans Saints
  60. Aaron Dobson, New England Patriots

SLEEPER PICK: Cordarrelle Patterson of the Minnesota Vikings

IF the quarterback situation is settled in Minnesota and the offense is playing well under Norv Turner's new scheme, then Patterson could emerge as a solid No. 2 starter at wide receiver for a sly fantasy football owner.

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