WR Rankings

2017 Wide Receiver Rankings

Updated June 6th, 2017
  1. Antonio Brown, PIT – Brown remains the most consistent fantasy threat regardless of position.
  2. Julio Jones, ATL – Atlanta will likely operate just like it did last year. Expect similar numbers
  3. Mike Evans, TB – He and Winston have both continued their upward trajectory, but a repeat of last year would mean a top 3 finish.
  4. Odell Beckham Jr., NYG – Beckham struggled early to hit his stride, but expect the best when the season starts.
  5. T.Y. Hilton, IND – In PPR leagues, Hilton is hard to argue against. Will continue to see high volume targets.
  6. Jordy Nelson, GB – Owners who ignored the season ending injury in 2015 were rewarded with 1200 yards and a league leading 14 TDs. He’s back.
  7. A.J. Green, CIN – Green is a matchup nightmare for any DB in the league, expect him to push a top 5 pace as long as he’s healthy.
  8. Michael Thomas, NO – With Cooks off to New England, the ultra talented Thomas is in line for 150+ targets
  9. Dez Bryant, DAL – Bryant’s health has been in question over the past two seasons, but expect a return to 1100 yards and 10+ TDs.
  10. Amari Cooper, OAK – Coopers fortunes depend on how quickly Carr returns to form, but expect a high volume of catches for PPR value regardless.
  11. Doug Baldwin, SEA – Wilson wasn’t himself last year and still Baldwin was a fringe WR1,  he may not have top 5 ceiling but he’ll put up points.
  12. DeAndre Hopkins, HOU – Hopkins is stuck in WR purgatory until Houston can find someone to throw him the football. Should be top 10 if Watson comes out slinging.
  13. Alshon Jeffrey, PHI – Philly signed Jeffrey to be it’s primary red zone target and to stretch the field. May be light on yards (900-1000) but 8-11 TDs.
  14. Allen Robinson, JAC – Jacksonville will continue to chase in games and Robinson will continue to see 140-160 targets.
  15. Sammy Watkins, BUF – Watkins hasn’t been right for Buffalo for some time, but when he’s on the field he’s a man amongst boys.
  16. Brandin Cooks, NE – To anyone salivating over Brady to Cooks, temper your expectations. Brady throws to the open man, meaning occasionally empty box scores.
  17. Demaryius Thomas, DEN – Thomas is kind of the forgotten man when it comes to the second tier of wideouts. But his talent continues to overcome a lack of skill at QB
  18. Davante Adams, GB – Adams is expected to slide into the WR2 role for GB meaning 1,000 yards and 8 TDs is a reasonable floor.
  19. Keenan Allen, LAC – Allen’s skill isn’t the question. If he’s healthy (and that’s a big “if”) he and Rivers should connect for a lot of big plays.
  20. Terrelle Pryor, WAS – Drafting Pryor is a crap shoot; that being said I believe that he has real talent catching the football.
  21. Michael Crabtree, OAK – Oakland is likely going to have to beat teams through the air again, and Crabtree showed he can produce.
  22. Jarvis Landry, MIA – Landry’s value comes from being targeted north of 125 times a year, expect a top 15 PPR season.
  23. Emmanuel Sanders, DEN – Sanders is a safe bet to repeat the 75-90 receptions and 1,000 yards despite the QB
  24. Golden Tate, DET – With Tate occupying the slot, he’ll see the high volume attention he’s gotten used to in Detroit.
  25. Julian Edelman, NE – Edelman continues to be Brady’s favorite target, and the addition of Cooks won’t change that much.
  26. Larry Fitzgerald, ARI – Fitzy may be nearing the end of his hall of fame career, but the guy can still play and Palmer has to throw it to SOMEbody
  27. Donte Moncrief, IND – Moncrief figures to see more passes thrown his way this year, but the risk is that he’s not as good as his pedigree.
  28. Stefon Diggs, MIN – Diggs quietly had a fantastic season for Minnesota, and a second year with Bradford should only improve his numbers.
  29. Tyreek Hill, KC – With Maclin being cut, Hill figures to be the Chiefs main target. While he could wilt under the pressure, I expect a great season.
  30. DeSean Jackson, TB – Jackson still has the speed to be a tough matchup over the top, and Winston sure can  sling it.
  31. Kelvin Benjamin, CAR – Will he and Newton finally have a full season together? If they do, watch out.
  32. Jamison Crowder, WAS – Crowder and Pryor look on paper like they can cooexist. Washington will likely throw the ball a lot as well.
  33. Martavis Bryant, PIT – Only god know’s what Bryant is going to offer after missing last season, but he’ll certainly have space to work.
  34. Brandon Marshall, NYG – Marshall should immediately be option #2 in Big Blue. While he won’t approach 80+ receptions, 10 TDs could be possible.
  35. Eric Decker, NYJ – Decker is returning from an injury but will be asked to slot into the WR1 role for the rudderless Jets.
  36. Willie Snead, NO – The talent is there for Snead, but the results haven’t been seen yet. Maybe with Cooks gone he’ll explode into the top 20.
  37. Corey Davis, TEN – The Titans are going to attempt to get the uber-talented Davis involved early, expect early returns on this pick.
  38. Rishard Matthews, TEN – Unlike Davis, who should patrol the sideline and deep routes, Matthews figures to be a high volume PPR contributor.
  39. Pierre Garcon, SF – Garcon is one of those players who refuses to disappear, but his numbers will take a hit in the SF offense.
  40. Devante Parker, MIA – Sources out of Miami are confident that this is the year that Parker breaks out; I’ll believe it when I see it.
  41. Corey Coleman, CLE – Coleman could be a garbage time superstar as Cleveland projects to be below average on DEF again.
  42. Cameron Meredith, CHI – With Kevin White still not 100% it looks like Meredith is the only real pass catcher the Bears have.
  43. Kenny Britt, CLE – Britt revived his career last year, but with change at QB, his contributions will be spotty.
  44. Randall Cobb, GB – While cobb has finally been passed up on the depth chart, GB’s high flying attack should provide opportunities.
  45. Jordan Matthews, PHI – The arrival of Alshon Jeffrey bumps Matthews down the list, but he’ll still be a complimentary piece of the offense.
  46. Adam Thielen, MIN – If Thielen can approach 100 targets again, he’ll be a safe bet to outperform his ADP.
  47. Mike Wallace, BAL – Steve Smith is gone and Wallace figures to inherit some of his targets; his ceiling is WR 25.
  48. John Brown, ARI – Brown has shown flashes but hasn’t put it all together just yet. It could be too late as Palmer’s career wanes.
  49. Tyrell Williams, LAC – With Allen healthy, Williams could see more space but less targets. 1,000 yards and 8 TDs isn’t a stretch.
  50. Breshard Perriman, BAL – A full season chasing down Flacco bombs could have Perriman knocking on fantasy relevance quickly.
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