This week’s edition of offseason notables will cover wide receivers who have found new teams in the offseason, whether it be via trade or free agency. Wide receivers can often determine the success of your fantasy football season, with their ability to put up massive points in any scoring format. However, wide receivers are often at the mercy of their current quarterback, as well as their offensive scheme. I’ll be taking these factors into consideration and highlighting the big names. Below are some names to watch for in 2015 fantasy football season.

Andre Johnson to the Colts

Andre Johnson, formerly one of the best wide receivers in Fantasy Football, has had a rough last few seasons. Injuries and poor quarterback play in Texas combined to see Johnson’s value decline, and Johnson had his first season under 1000 receiving yards last season. Luckily, he has put his past behind him. Johnson finds himself now catching passes from Andrew Luck, a serious upgrade from Schaub/Fitzpatrick. “He’s goofy,” Johnson says of Luck. “Really goofy. But he’s smart as hell. He says, ‘Do this,’ and on the next play I’m wide open.” The Colts have never been shy about airing the ball out with Luck under center. Lining up opposite to Andre Johnson, is T.Y. Hilton – which puts defenses in a dilemma as to who to give priority in coverage. It’s fair to say the Colts fans and Andre Johnson fantasy owners will be hoping to see him fill the shoes that Reggie Wayne left behind.

Brandon Marshall to the Jets

Brandon Marshall, a dominant receiver, especially in PPR scoring formats, arrived in New York Jets training camp this offseason. Coming out of almost nowhere, the Jets snagged up Marshall. They now have Marshall and Decker, with Chan Gailey as the Offensive Coordinator. Gailey has seen success with many teams, we shall see if Gaily can get Geno Smith to make Marshall a regular target. Marshall’s stats are strong, posting 100 catch seasons in both 2012 and 2013. Marshall was also on a eight season streak of having 1,000 reception yards, until he was sidelined by a rib injury in 2014. However, Marshall’s fantasy stock is trending down. While he brings much improvement to a desperate Jets offense, the difference between Cutler and Smith is all in all too great to overcome. A downgrade in quarterbacks will cause Marshall’s production to decline in 2015.

Torrey Smith to the 49ers

Torrey Smith left the Ravens and joined the 49ers, meeting back up with his former teammate, Anquan Boldin. This led some to call the 49ers – “Ravens West” for building a similar roster. Regardless, Torrey Smith still remains to be one of the biggest deep threats in the NFL today. Smith’s fantasy value is predicated on him catching long bombs for touchdowns. Despite finding the endzone 11 times last season, he only had 49 receptions, averaging 15.7 yards per catch. It seems to be boom or bust for Smith, fantasy points-wise. Crabtree is now in Oakland and Smith should see some of those looks, balancing out the work with Boldin. Fantasy value for Smith remains essentially the same. However, just like miners who headed west hoping to get lucky during the Gold Rush of 1849, maybe Smith will be the golden nugget you find for your team if the stars align just right.

Jeremy Maclin to the Chiefs

After an blowing out an ACL in 2013, Jeremy Maclin put up huge numbers in 2014. 85 catches, 1318 yards, and 10 touchdowns to be exact. However, a new contract brings him to Kansas City where Andy Reid has done nothing but kill the value of wide receivers. Under Reid’s tenure, the Chiefs have been dead last in Wide Receiver production for three consecutive seasons. Simply put, this is not a place you want to end up – and probably the reason why Dwayne Bowe left. In 2014, the Chiefs wide receivers finished with zero touchdowns. Yep, nada. And keep in mind, the Chiefs have actually been decent, making the playoffs recently. So as long as Jamaal Charles and Knile Davis are healthy enough to carry the ball, don’t expect big numbers this season from Jeremy Maclin, this just is not the system for him, or any receiver.

Mike Wallace to the Vikings

Mike Wallace joined the Vikings after the Dolphins parted ways with him to create salary cap room. Wallace also wasn’t the best fit in Miami, posting average stats of 67 catches, 862 yards, and 10 touchdowns. Wallace joins quarterback Teddy Bridgewater for his sophomore season in the NFL, as well as Offensive Coordinator Norv Turner – known for his downfield attack approach. This change doesn’t really cause a decline in Wallace’s value, but it doesn’t increase it either. Expect Wallace to have close to his usual season numbers, unless Bridgewater surprises critics and adjusts faster than projected.

Other Notable WR Team Changes

Dwayne Bowe – KC to CLE
Brian Hartline – MIA to CLE
Denarius Moore – OAK to CIN
Kenny Stills – NO to MIA
Eddie Royal – SD to CHI
Percy Harvin – NYJ to BUF
Greg Jennings – MIN to MIA
Leonard Hankerson – WSH to ATL