2019 Fantasy Football WR Rankings: PPR, Standard, Half PPR

Jul 11, 2019 07:30 PM EDT
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  • See our experts' 2019 fantasy football rankings of the top wide receivers in PPR, standard and half PPR.

Preparation for the 2019 fantasy football season is in full swing and our experts Sean Koerner, Matthew Freedman and Chris Raybon are keeping their rankings up to date so you can draft confidently. You’ll find their consensus top wide receivers for PPR, standard and half PPR formats below.

You can also use our Fantasy Football Draft Kit to generate customized cheat sheets featuring the most recent rankings for your league’s settings.


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2019 Fantasy Football WR Rankings: PPR

1. DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texas

You hardly see any debate as to who the top QB/RB/TE is heading into 2019. That’s not the case for WR.

Some days I wake up leaning Hopkins, other days I lean Davante Adams. The fact is, you really can’t go wrong with either. Both are truly elite WRs who have proven to be QB-proof.

It’s easy to forget, but Hopkins still put up elite WR1 numbers with Tom Savage and T.J. Yates throwing him the ball in 2017 — a feat that made Hopkins an instant fantasy football legend in my book. Sean Koerner

2. Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers

Again, you can’t really wrong with Hopkins or Adams, although it’s worth noting that Aaron Rodgers played hurt last season, throwing only 25 touchdown passes, and Adams still managed to tie Hopkins in fantasy points.

Credit: Brad Rempel-USA TODAY Sports. Pictured: Davante Adams

You have to imagine that Rodgers’ TD passes will only go up, meaning the rise in tide will lift all boats, giving Adams even more touchdown potential. — Koerner

3. JuJu Smith-Schuster, Pittsburgh Steelers

No single receiver will be able to replace what Antonio Brown brought to the Steelers offense. And while we do have three games of evidence that Smith-Schuster is plenty capable of producing at a high level without AB, his days of consistently seeing single coverage are likely over: Brown (168 targets) and Smith-Schuster (166) were already two of only five receivers with more than 160 targets last season, so there’s a scenario in which JuJu could be less efficient on a very similar workload.

Still, this worst-case scenario will likely yield more than enough targets for Smith-Schuster to work as a WR1 in fantasy football. Ian Hartitz

4. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons

Jones’ current streak of five consecutive seasons with at least 1,400 yards is unmatched in the history of the NFL, and his status as the yearly favorite to lead the league in receiving yards gives him arguably fantasy football’s highest floor at wide receiver.

The Falcons managed to feed him eight touchdowns after his streak of seven scoreless games to start 2018. Carrying that hot streak into 2019 could help produce yet another top-five fantasy finish for one of the best receivers to ever play the position. Hartitz

5. Odell Beckham Jr., Cleveland Browns

The Browns have their first true No. 1 outside receiver since prime Josh Gordon.

Beckham has played in just 59-of-80 (74%) potential games since entering the league in 2014, but he’s still established himself as one of the best to play the position through his first five seasons: OBJ’s average of 92.8 receiving yards per game trails only Julio Jones (96.7) among all wide receivers in NFL history. Some even believe that OBJ is the NFL’s best active receiver, and he’s ranked among the league’s top-five fantasy options whenever he’s been healthy enough to suit up.

If Baker Mayfield is as good as everyone thinks he is, just imagine what one of the most talented receivers in league history will look like as his No. 1 receiver. Hartitz


See the rest of our experts’ PPR rankings for wide receivers in our Fantasy Football Draft Kit.


2019 Fantasy Football WR Rankings: Standard

  1. DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans
  2. Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers
  3. JuJu Smith-Schuster, Pittsburgh Steelers
  4. Odell Beckham Jr., Cleveland Browns
  5. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons

See the rest of our experts’ standard rankings for wide receivers in our Fantasy Football Draft Kit.


2019 Fantasy Football WR Rankings: Half PPR

  1. DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans
  2. Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers
  3. JuJu Smith-Schuster, Pittsburgh Steelers
  4. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
  5. Odell Beckham Jr., Cleveland Browns

See the rest of our experts’ half PPR rankings for wide receivers in our Fantasy Football Draft Kit.


Meet Our Fantasy Football Rankings Experts

Sean Koerner is The Action Network’s Director of Predictive Analytics and was the No. 1 in-season FantasyPros ranker from 2015 to 2017.

Chris Raybon is a Senior Editor at The Action Network and a co-host of “I’ll Take That Bet” on ESPN+. He’s watched every play of every NFL game since 2010.

Matthew Freedman is the Editor-in-Chief of fantasy content for The Action Network and FantasyLabs.

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