The Highlights

  • Sean Koerner has been the No. 1 in-season FantasyPros ranker for three straight seasons, and Matthew Freedman was No. 6 last year.
  • Below the rankings are blurbs for every player in our expert consensus top 200.
  • Koerner is high on Demaryius Thomas, Freedman likes Alshon Jeffery, and Chris Raybon is bullish on Josh Gordon.

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Fantasy Football WR Rankings (Updated 7/11)

NOTE: Rankings are intended for PPR formats and are updated frequently.
SK = Sean Koerner; CR = Chris Raybon; MF = Matthew Freedman.


1. Antonio Brown, Steelers

Top-three PPR wideout every year since 2013. – Raybon

2. DeAndre Hopkins, Texans

Trails only Randy MossA.J. Green and Larry Fitzgeraldwith his career-opening five-year stretch of 413 receptions, 5,865 yards and 36 touchdowns. – Freedman

Ranking in targets the past three seasons: No. 1, No. 7, No. 3. – Raybon

3. Odell Beckham Jr., Giants

Ninety-plus catches, 1,300-plus yards and double-digit touchdowns in each of first three seasons, and 2017 full-season pace was 101-1,208-12. – Raybon

4. Julio Jones, Falcons

All-time NFL leader with 95.3 receiving yards per game. – Freedman

Has 1,400+ receiving yards for four years and counting; 3-of-27 touchdown conversion rate in the red zone over the past two seasons is a cause for concern but also leaves room for massive upside. – Raybon 

5. Michael Thomas, Saints

Leads all receivers in NFL history with 196 receptions in his first two seasons. – Freedman

Double-digit PPR points in 29 of 34 career games (including playoffs). – Raybon

6 (tie). Keenan Allen, Chargers

His 7.0 receptions per game since 2015 trail only Antonio Brown. – Raybon 

Was overrated last year with a 31% air-yard market share that ranked outside of the top 20. – Freedman

6 (tie). A.J. Green, Bengals

Top-five talent coming off a 1,000-yard, eight-touchdown ‘bad season’ in which he led the NFL with a 46% air-yard market share. – Freedman

Averaged 67.4 receiving yards per game in 2017, his first year under 80 since 2011; will rebound if free-agent tackle Cordy Glenn and rookie first-round center Billy Price give pressure-adverse Andy Dalton more time to throw. – Raybon

8. Davante Adams, Packers

Managed to put up WR1 numbers in the eight games Brett Hundley started last season; the sky is the limit to what he can do in a full season as Aaron Rodgers‘ No. 1 weapon. – Koerner

His 5.3-61.9-0.67 line with Brett Hundley would have still landed him among the top 12 wideouts in PPR points per game. – Raybon

9. Mike Evans, Buccaneers

One of three players in NFL history (along with Randy Mossand A.J. Green) to open his career with four straight 1,000-yard receiving campaigns. – Freedman

His 4.6-65.5-0.35 line over his past 20 games makes him more WR2 than WR1, but 6-foot-5, 230-pound size has led to two 12-touchdown campaigns in four years and leaves his WR1 upside intact. – Raybon 

10. Doug Baldwin, Seahawks

Seattle nostalgically wants to commit more to the run, but Baldwin finished between WR8 and WR14 in each of the past three seasons and could eclipse career-high 125 targets after the team substituted replacement-level talent for Jimmy Graham and Paul Richardson– Raybon

 


11. Adam Thielen, Vikings

Finished as the WR8 in 2017 despite scoring only four touchdowns and gets an upgrade at quarterback with Kirk Cousins– Freedman

12. Tyreek Hill, Chiefs

Has averaged 5.0 receptions, 79.3 scrimmage yards and 0.7 all-purpose touchdowns per game since stealing the No. 1 role from an injured Jeremy Maclin in November 2016. – Freedman

Speed freak who’s averaged 5.0 receptions per game over his last 23 and has scored 16 of 20 career touchdowns from 30+ yards out; Patrick Mahomes and Sammy Watkins widen his potential range of outcomes. – Raybon 

13 (tie). Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals

Has more receptions (325) over the past three years than any player not named Antonio Brown (343). – Freedman

13 (tie). Amari Cooper, Raiders

A combination of better health and more creative usage could lead to a bounce-back campaign; has lined up in the slot frequently during OTAs after finishing third in slot yards per route run in 2017 (min. 90 slot routes, PFF). – Raybon

15. T.Y. Hilton, Colts

Was neutralized by double-coverage and Jacoby Brissett in 2017 en route to five-year low 57-966-4 line; moves up once we gain more confidence that Andrew Luck can still throw the deep ball at a high level. – Raybon

16. Josh Gordon, Browns

I’m fine with chasing 2013’s 87-1,646-9 ceiling when he managed a 1,000-yard 16-game pace last season despite being able to reel in only 43% of DeShone Kizer’s adventures. – Raybon

17. Stefon Diggs, Vikings

Has missed 2-3 games in each of his three seasons, but he has put together back-to-back top-14 finishes in wide receiver PPR points per game and gets an upgrade at quarterback. – Raybon

18. Allen Robinson, Bears

Dark horse to lead the NFL in targets if new offensive coordinator Matt Nagy takes the training wheels off Mitchell Trubisky; Robinson’s 2015 (151-80-1,400-14) and 2016 (150-73-883-6) seasons with Blake Bortles serve as a good indication of his ceiling and floor. – Raybon

19. Golden Tate, Lions

The definition of a fantasy WR2 has 90-92 catches and WR12 (2017), WR17 (2016), and WR24 (2015) finishes over the past three seasons as Matthew Stafford’s go-to chain mover. – Raybon

20. Brandin Cooks, Rams

Joins Antonio Brown and Larry Fitzgerald as one of just three players with 1,000 yards and six touchdowns receiving in each of the past three seasons. – Freedman

21. Alshon Jeffery, Eagles

Has averaged 1,021.8 yards and 6.4 touchdowns per season over the past half decade despite missing 11 games and catching the supermajority of his passes from the unholy quintet of Jay CutlerJosh McCownJimmy ClausenBrian Hoyer and Matt Barkley– Freedman

22. JuJu Smith-Schuster, Steelers

Ranked 12th among wide receivers in PPR points per game (14.7) despite being a rookie and fighting for scraps behind Antonio Brown and Le’Veon Bell– Raybon

23. Marvin Jones, Lions

Looked like a star down the stretch in 2017, going for 85 or more yards in eight of his last 11 games while being targeted a would-be career-high 7.4 times per game. – Raybon

24. Demaryius Thomas, Broncos

Entering his age-31 season with nagging injuries and declining production in three straight seasons, Thomas is best thought of as a high-volume possession receiver; I’d prefer him as my fantasy WR3 rather than WR2. – Raybon

25. Robby Anderson, Jets

Faces very little competition for targets and has shown the ability to put up numbers no matter who is under center. – Koerner

26. Randall Cobb, Packers

Hauled in 6.0 catches on 9.0 targets per game in Aaron Rodgers’ five full games and is the favorite to finish second on the team in catches with Jordy Nelson gone. – Raybon

27. Jarvis Landry, Browns

Has been a target monster his entire career but that will change with the Browns and is a significant blow to his value in PPR. – Koerner

28. Chris Hogan, Patriots

Had at least four catches and 60 yards in 6-of-8 games before injuring his shoulder in Week 8 last year, and the departure of Brandin Cooks and his 1,759 air yards (sixth in NFL) could lead to more downfield targets. – Raybon

29 (tie). Sammy Watkins, Chiefs

Just 25 years old and has been a fantasy-usable receiver despite spending three years in Buffalo before being traded to a new team last year right before the season started. – Freedman

29 (tie). Pierre Garcon, 49ers

Has more competition for targets than when he averaged 8.3 per game last season, but still likely to have a high-volume role in a Kyle Shanahan offense catching passes from Jimmy Garoppolo– Raybon

31. Michael Crabtree, Ravens

Of the 37 wide receivers with at least 250 targets since 2015, Crabtree ranks last in yards per target (6.49); of the 36 quarterbacks with at least 500 attempts since 2015, Joe Flacco ranks last in yards per attempt (6.27). – Raybon

32. Emmanuel Sanders, Broncos

At 31 years of age, Sanders has seen his per-game production plummet for three years straight; he moves up if he looks like his old explosive self in the preseason. – Raybon

33. Julian Edelman, Patriots

Returning from an ACL tear and suspended for the first four games of the year but Tom Brady’s No. 1 wide receiver for the past half decade. – Freedman

34. Devin Funchess, Panthers

Legitimately improved his skills in 2017 but commanded only 6.0 targets per game in the seven games Greg Olsen played compared to 7.8 in the nine he missed. – Raybon

35. Corey Davis, Titans

Injuries forced him to miss valuable chemistry-building time with Marcus Mariota during the preseason and limited his effectiveness for most of the regular season; showed promise down the stretch and is likely to break out in Year 2. – Raybon

Was hamstrung with injuries last year but is a collegiate producer ready for a second-season breakout in a new pass-oriented offense. – Freedman

36. Cooper Kupp, Rams

Averaged 6.0 receptions for 98.7 yards with Robert Woods out but only 3.7 for 46.8 when Woods played; his 23 red-zone targets (tied for third in NFL) were somewhat misleading as only seven came inside the 10. – Raybon

37 (tie). DeVante Parker, Dolphins

The good news is he set career highs in per-game catches (4.4) and yards (51.5) in 2017; the bad news is it all came without Ryan Tannehill– Raybon

37 (tie). Marquise Goodwin, 49ers

Managed 15.1 PPR points per game in Jimmy Garoppolo’s five starts last year but will lose targets to a returning Pierre Garcon and rookie Dante Pettis– Freedman

37 (tie). Robert Woods, Rams

Might not be even the second-best wide receiver on the Rams. – Freedman

40 (tie). Jamison Crowder, Redskins

Sneaky volume upside given Alex Smith’s propensity to throw short and only into open windows — Smith has ranked outside the top 30 in average target depth for five straight seasons and was second-to-last in rate of tight window throws in 2017 (12.7%; Next Gen Stats); Crowder ranked No. 14 in average target separation (3.2; Next Gen Stats) last season while working at an average depth of 7.9 yards. – Raybon

Will suffer from the development of Josh Doctson, arrival of Paul Richardson and Trey Quinn, and departure of Kirk Cousins– Freedman

40 (tie). Will Fuller V, Texans

The 2016 first-rounder has averaged 7.6 PPR points per game in 20 career games without Deshaun Watson but — small sample alert! — 21.0 in four games with Watson. – Raybon

42. Nelson Agholor, Eagles

Managed 12.0 PPR points per game in 13 games with Carson Wentz in last year’s breakout campaign. – Freedman

43. Sterling Shepard, Giants

Will be squeezed by the return of Odell Beckham Jr., development of Evan Engram, addition of Saquon Barkley, and mediocrity of Eli Manning– Freedman

44 (tie). Rishard Matthews, Titans

Entering his age-29 season without a 1,000-yard campaign to his name. – Freedman

44 (tie). Kelvin Benjamin, Bills

Michael Crabtree arbitrage. – Raybon

46. Jordy Nelson, Raiders

Has slowed down but over the past two years still had 20 touchdowns in his 21 games with a healthy, competent quarterback (. . . who just happened to be Aaron Rodgers). – Freedman

47. Kenny Stills, Dolphins

Boom-or-bust deep-ball specialist with the potential for career-high targets sans Jarvis Landry– Freedman

48. Kenny Golladay, Lions

Has ability to be team’s No. 1 receiver by end of season. – Freedman

49. Marqise Lee, Jaguars

Underachieving and undersized so-called No. 1 receiver with eight scrimmage touchdowns in four years. – Freedman

50. Allen Hurns, Cowboys

Going from one run-first offense without a No. 1 wide receiver to another. – Freedman

51. Tyrell Williams, Chargers

Hunter Henry’s season-ending injury and Mike Williams‘ averages of 9.5 yards per game and 8.6 yards per catch as a rookie leave the door open for Tyrell to play as the No. 2 receiver. – Raybon

52. Tyler Lockett, Seahawks

Slated for career-high targets without the departed Paul Richardson– Freedman

53. DeSean Jackson, Buccaneers

Has 1,000 scrimmage yards in 7-of-10 NFL seasons but had a team-worst quarterback-receiver mark of 5.77 adjusted yards per attempt with Jameis Winston last year. – Freedman

54. Josh Doctson, Redskins

Was supposed to be good but has averaged 2.2 catches per game and caught just 44% of his targets in two seasons. – Raybon

55. Paul Richardson, Redskins

Decent shot at leading the Redskins in air yards, but his floor is in the 2017 Terrelle Pryor range if Alex Smith reverts to his old risk-averse self. – Raybon

56. Ted Ginn Jr., Saints

Field-stretching complementary receiver with 50.3 receptions, 825 scrimmage yards and six touchdowns per year over the past three seasons. – Freedman

57. Dez Bryant, Free Agent

X-throwing problem child with position-high 73 touchdowns receiving since 2010 rookie season. – Freedman

58. Mohamed Sanu, Falcons

Improved from WR52 in 2016 to WR30 in 2017, but first-round pick Calvin Ridley is more of a threat to his target share than gadget player/situational deep threat Taylor Gabriel was. – Raybon

59. Martavis Bryant, Raiders

Boom-or-bust receiver with top-10 upside in make-or-break year. – Freedman

Suspension rumors now look unfounded, but it’s concerning that Bryant’s yards per reception have gone from 21.1 to 15.1 to 12.1 in his three pro seasons, especially since he’s now paired with the quickest quarterback to get rid of the ball in 2017. – Raybon

60. D.J. Moore, Panthers

Percy Harvin-level athlete with the thick body, outstanding college production and first-year potential of Hakeem Nicks– Freedman

61. Cameron Meredith, Saints

Missed 2017 with an ACL tear but in 2016 averaged 14.0 PPR points per game in 12 starts as the leading receiver for the Bears. – Freedman

62. Chris Godwin, Buccaneers

Averaged more than two yards per target more than both Mike Evans and DeSean Jackson in his rookie year; coaches have already begun talking him up as a starter in Year 2. – Raybon

63. Dante Pettis, 49ers

Second-round speedster drafted to be the T.Y. Hilton to Jimmy Garoppolo’s metaphorical Andrew Luck– Freedman

64. Anthony Miller, Bears

Expected to contribute immediately in the slot in Matt Nagy’s offense with upside for more; reminds some of Antonio Brown.  – Raybon

65. Christian Kirk, Cardinals

Athletic and versatile rookie receiver who will study the ways of the force under Grand Master Jedi Larry Fitzgerald– Freedman

66 (tie). Jermaine Kearse, Jets

League-average roster clogger coming off his most productive season. – Freedman

66 (tie). Calvin Ridley, Falcons

First-round rookie with concerns about age, college production, size, athleticism, and NFL opportunity. – Freedman

66 (tie). Mike Williams, Chargers

First-round second-year red-zone threat with Mike Evans upside and Kevin White downside. – Freedman

69. Courtland Sutton, Broncos

No. 3 receiver with immediate No. 1 upside behind old and slowing wideouts. – Freedman

70. Mike Wallace, Eagles

A less-washed version of Torrey Smith; could benefit from single coverage in a potent offense. – Raybon

71 (tie). Terrance Williams, Cowboys

Has averaged 12.2 PPR points per game in 10 Dez Bryant-less appearances since 2013 rookie season (and 12.6 in three such outings with quarterback Dak Prescott). – Freedman

71 (tie). Donte Moncrief, Jaguars

Ill-equipped post-Allen Robinson franchise rebound. – Freedman

73. Dede Westbrook, Jaguars

Über-talented speedster with No. 1 ability but stuck in a run-first offense with a shot-put quarterback. – Freedman

74. Danny Amendola, Dolphins

Could inherit a high-volume workload à la Jarvis Landry — he averaged 5.5 catches per game in three seasons before joining the Patriots — but if he got that workload he’d break into thousands of pieces. – Raybon

75. James Washington, Steelers

The Steelers tend to hit on wide receivers in the draft more often than not; Washington could inherit Martavis Bryant’s old role by simply beating out perennial strugglers Justin Hunter and Darrius Heyward-Bey. – Raybon

76. Michael Gallup, Cowboys

Above-average rookie receiver in size and athleticism with near-elite college production on a team with many available targets. – Freedman

77. Albert Wilson, Dolphins

Was brought in to help replace the 100+ targets that Jarvis Landry left behind; his ability to line up both in the slot and outside should allow him to see enough snaps to keep an eye on. – Koerner

78. John Brown, Ravens

Shell of self the past two seasons with just 836 scrimmage yards in 25 games but has league-winning potential if his sickle-cell issues can be managed. – Freedman

Hopefully the change of scenery in Baltimore can get his career back on track; he’s in a good situation to become fantasy-relevant again if he can stay on the field. – Koerner

79. Jordan Matthews, Patriots

Not as bad as he looked last year in Buffalo, where wide receivers go to die; his slot prowess may come in handy with Julian Edelman suspended and Danny Amendola gone. – Raybon

80 (tie). Geronimo Allison, Packers

The favorite for Aaron Rodgers’ No. 3 wide receiver duties should always be on the radar, but Allison will be pushed by rookie J’Mon Moore. – Raybon

80 (tie). Brandon LaFell, Bengals

A.J. Green insurance with 14.6 PPR points per game in six starts without the No. 1 receiver over the past two years. – Freedman

Doesn’t offer much upside and is only staying relevant due to none of the younger wide receivers on the Bengals stepping up; look for John Ross to eventually come into his own and push him out of fantasy consideration. – Koerner

82 (tie). Tre’Quan Smith, Saints

Ready to follow in the footsteps of Michael Thomas, Marques Colston, Brandin Cooks and Kenny Stills as a first-year contributor for head coach Sean Payton. – Freedman

82 (tie). Quincy Enunwa, Jets

Big-bodied red-zone receiver with the best quarterbacks he’s ever had in Josh McCown and Sam Darnold. – Freedman

84. John Ross, Bengals

Scored literally -0.8 fantasy points last year as a rookie but has elite athleticism and first-round pedigree. – Freedman

85. Cole Beasley, Cowboys

Has averaged 11.1 PPR points per game in 10 games without Dez Bryant over the last half decade (and 16.5 in three with Dak Prescott at quarterback). – Freedman

Used to 55-ish targets per year with the Chiefs, will now fight Danny Amendola, Leonte Carroo and Jakeem Grant for Jarvis Landry’s discarded slot scraps. – Freedman

86. Zay Jones, Bills

After a disappointing rookie season and a bizarre off-the-field incident, many will write him off, but he has a ton of talent and plays for a team with no choice but to stick with him. – Koerner

Exposed as a rookie, literally. – Freedman

87. Travis Benjamin, Chargers

Best-ball target; splash plays will be there, but they’ll be impossible to predict. – Raybon

88 (tie). Keelan Cole, Jaguars

Led Jags last year with 748 yards receiving, which they ‘rewarded’ by re-signing Marqise Lee, signing Donte Moncrief, and drafting D.J. Chark. – Freedman

The Jaguars wide receiver depth chart is wide open and Cole was the WR10 in Weeks 11-16 last season (granted, Allen Robinson was long gone and Allen Hurns was also unavailable). – Koerner

88 (tie). Terrelle Pryor, Jets

High-upside 29-year-old in-process project player with one volume-fueled successful season and countless shattered mirrors in his history. – Freedman

90 (tie). Ryan Grant, Colts

Never forget: The Ravens thought (think?) he’s better than Michael Crabtree. – Raybon

90 (tie). Brice Butler, Cardinals

The 6-foot-3, 220-pounder has averaged 8.8 yards per target in his career and is a dark horse to earn the No. 2 role in Arizona. – Raybon

N/R. Willie Snead, Ravens

Snead joins a Ravens team with a fairly thin depth chart at wide receiver; if oft-injured John Brown were to ever go down he’d very likely become their No. 2. – Koerner

Slot-only receiver with uncertain skill, unknown future usage and a massive drop in quarterback quality. – Freedman

N/R. Brandon Marshall, Seahawks

Has caught 47.8% of his targets over the past two years and (after his Seattle stint ends in ruin) will star on Broadway in the role of Fantine. – Freedman

He appeared to be well past his prime for the Giants last year before suffering a season-ending ankle injury. – Koerner

Washed. – Raybon

N/R. J.J. Nelson, Cardinals

Volatile speedster with 19.1 PPR points per game in his seven outings with a receiving score over the past two years. – Freedman

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Jay Biggerstaff – USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Antonio Brown

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