Sep 14, 2015; Atlanta, GA, USA; Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Julio Jones (11) catches a touchdown pass past Philadelphia Eagles defensive back Byron Maxwell (31) in the second quarter at the Georgia Dome. Mandatory Credit: Jason Getz-USA TODAY Sports
Wide Receiver: Julio Jones, A.J. Green
Jones shares the league lead in receiving yards with Antonio Brown after racking up 478 receiving yards in his first four games. Although the Falcons’ receiver was essentially a non-factor in the Falcons’ Week 4 victory over the Texans, he was easily the NFL’s most dominant receiver through the first three weeks. Jones also has four touchdown catches, tied for second in the league only behind Larry Fitzgerald. Plus, Julio Jones has helped the Falcons jump out to a 4-0 record. Jones is balling out right now, and he is playing well enough that it’s hard to make an argument that he isn’t the NFL’s best receiver in 2015.
Sep 27, 2015; Baltimore, MD, USA; Cincinnati Bengals wide receiver A.J. Green (18) catches a pass for a touchdown during the fourth quarter against the Baltimore Ravens at M&T Bank Stadium. Cincinnati Bengals defeated Baltimore Ravens 28-24. Mandatory Credit: Tommy Gilligan-USA TODAY Sports
Green earns the nod over Brown and Fitzgerald due to both his utter dominance in Cincinnati’s Week 3 win in Baltimore and his consistency. The Bengals’ top pass-catcher has recorded 417 receiving yards–good for fourth in the NFL–and averages a league-high 16.7 yards per catch among receivers with at least 20 catches. Green went off in Baltimore, catching 10 passes for 227 yards and two touchdowns–including the game-winner–in perhaps the most impressive performance by a receiver all year long. But even with over 220 of his yards coming in one week, Green has still been consistent. In the only week he recorded less than 50 yards receiving, Green still managed to make an impact, scoring a touchdown in the Bengals’ victory over the San Diego Chargers. Despite the fact that Green has only recorded one 100-yard game, he willed his team to victory in Week 3 and has made Andy Dalton look like one of the NFL’s best quarterbacks in the league, despite sharing targets with several quality pass-catchers around him. And it doesn’t hurt that his Bengals are 4-0 for the first time since 2005.
Runners-up: Antonio Brown, Larry Fitzgerald, Brandon Marshall
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