Chris Conley & Albert Wilson
Unlike West and Ware, Conley and Wilson were not asked to step in for the focal point of the offensive. The rookie out of Georgia and the second year man from Georgia State made notable contributions nonetheless.
Wilson, having shown some potential last season, was expected to have a bigger year. And while he wasn’t breaking records or making SportsCenter on a weekly basis, when all was said and done he had roughly doubled his production from last season. After having 16 reception for 260 yards and no touchdowns in 2014, Wilson hauled in 38 balls for 451 yards and two touchdowns in 2015. Conley’s rookie numbers were 17 receptions for 199 yards and a touchdown.
Their receiving yardage accounted for the third and fifth-most on team respectively. Wilson’s yardage came in behind only Jeremy Maclin and Travis Kelce.
But it is what these two did in the postseason that really earned them a place on this list.
Though Conley had only one reception in the Wild Card game, it was the Chiefs only receiving touchdown. He then proceeded to haul in five of the nine passes thrown his way in the Divisional round – his highest number of targets, and second highest number of receptions, all season. Not a bad time to peak.
And when Maclin was out against the Patriots, Wilson became Alex Smith’s go to receiver. Wilson’s 11 targets were the most of any Chief on the day. He also tied with Conley for second most passes caught – only one behind Kelce.
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