Fantasy Football 2021 Wide Receiver Rankings

Davante Adams proved in 2020 to be theĀ most reliable touchdown threat in the fantasy game, reeling in 18 touchdowns in just 14 games played. He was held out of the end zone in just three of his 14 starts, while posting multiple scores on five different occasions. Only Stefon Diggs, Deandre Hopkins and Allen Robinson saw more than Adams’ 148 targets last season and with Aaron Rodgers looking to run it back in Green Bay, a repeat year as the top wideout in fantasy is well within reach.

Despite this effusive praise for Adams, the first tier contains 12 studs who all could find a path to the overall top spot and even though I’m more likely to snare a running back or tight end with a first round pick, I’d like to leave the draft with two receivers from this elite tier.

ADP Targets

Among the elite, Chris Godwin (46.1) and DJ Moore (63.0) leap off the page as values at the top end of the position. Godwin has scored 23 times over 42 games since 2018 while averaging 5 catches for 72 yards per game over that span. Moore has returned back-to-back 1100 yard seasons playing with a myriad of mediocre quarterbacks and while Sam Darnold hasn’t necessarily done anything to separate himself from that description, he certainly has a bigger arm than Teddy B.

Digging a little deeper, both Diontae Johnson (51.3) and Chase Claypool (66.8) in Pittsburgh make for fine draft day selections… Antonio Brown (86.9) showed an improved comfort with Tom Brady late in season and during the playoffs and will benefit from a full year in the system if he can keep his head on the field… Jerry Jeudy (77.8) is the receiver you want in Denver… Michael Pittman (102.6) flashed elite after-the-catch ability last season and could make a leap.

In the end game, everyone forgets about Marvin Jones Jr. (133.4) and he just continues to put up numbers… I guess I’m back on board with Sammy Watkins (200+) one more time if he’s the only healthy WR for Lamar…. Marquez Callaway (148.1) is sure to shoot up draft boards after his pre-season heroics, but he’ll still represent a discount as the top target in New Orleans (at least for now)… Take a shot on Quez Watkins (200+) with your last pick, you’ll know if the Eagles offense has any juice real quick.

Top 100 Wide Receiver Rankings

Tier 1
1Davante AdamsGB
2Tyreek HillKC
3DeAndre HopkinsARI
4Stefon DiggsBUF
5Calvin RidleyATL
6D.K. MetcalfSEA
7Allen Robinson IICHI
8Justin JeffersonMIN
9Chris GodwinTB
10A.J. BrownTEN
11D.J. MooreCAR
12Terry McLaurinWAS
Tier 2
13Julio JonesTEN
14Keenan AllenLAC
15Diontae JohnsonPIT
16Robert WoodsLAR
17Mike EvansTB
18Tyler LockettSEA
19CeeDee LambDAL
20Brandon AiyukSF
21Cooper KuppLAR
22Chase ClaypoolPIT
23Amari CooperDAL
Tier 3
24Jerry JeudyDEN
25Kenny GolladayNYG
26Adam ThielenMIN
27Tee HigginsCIN
28JuJu Smith-SchusterPIT
29Ja'Marr ChaseCIN
30Deebo SamuelSF
31Courtland SuttonDEN
32Odell Beckham Jr.CLE
33Mike WilliamsLAC
34Antonio BrownTB
35Will Fuller VMIA
36Robby AndersonCAR
37Tyler BoydCIN
38Laviska Shenault Jr.JAC
Tier 4
39D.J. Chark Jr.JAC
40Corey DavisNYJ
41Michael GallupDAL
42DeVonta SmithPHI
43Randall CobbGB
44Emmanuel SandersBUF
45Michael ThomasNO
46Jarvis LandryCLE
47Curtis SamuelWAS
48Michael Pittman Jr.IND
49DeVante ParkerMIA
50Jalen ReagorPHI
51Marquise BrownBAL
52Brandin CooksHOU
53Elijah MooreNYJ
54Marvin Jones Jr.JAC
55Mecole HardmanKC
56Jaylen WaddleMIA
57Darnell MooneyCHI
58Marquez CallawayNO
Tier 5
59Bryan EdwardsLV
60Cole BeasleyBUF
61T.Y. HiltonIND
62Henry Ruggs IIILV
63Nelson AgholorNE
64Quez WatkinsPHI
65Tim PatrickDEN
66Travis FulghamPHI
67Russell GageATL
68Jamison CrowderNYJ
69Sterling ShepardNYG
70John BrownLV
71Rashod BatemanBAL
72A.J. GreenARI
73Tre'Quan SmithNO
74Christian KirkARI
75Gabriel DavisBUF
76Parris CampbellIND
77Breshad PerrimanDET
78Rondale MooreARI
79Darius SlaytonNYG
80Jakobi MeyersNE
81Allen LazardGB
82Denzel MimsNYJ
83Marquez Valdes-ScantlingGB
84Amon-Ra St. BrownDET
85Sammy WatkinsBAL
86Josh ReynoldsTEN
87Terrace Marshall Jr.CAR
88Anthony MillerHOU
89KJ HamlerDEN
90Van JeffersonLAR
91Hunter RenfrowLV
92DeSean JacksonLAR
93Tyrell WilliamsDET
94Kadarius ToneyNYG
95James WashingtonPIT
96Tutu AtwellLAR
97Amari RodgersGB
98Dyami BrownWAS
99Rashard HigginsCLE
100Preston WilliamsMIA
101Kendrick BourneNE
102Zach PascalIND
103Keke CouteeHOU
104Nico CollinsHOU
105Quintez CephusDET
106N'Keal HarryNE
107Tyron JohnsonLAC
108Keelan Cole Sr.NYJ
109Scotty MillerTB
110Donovan Peoples-JonesCLE
111Andy IsabellaARI
112Greg WardPHI
113D'Wayne EskridgeSEA
114Miles BoykinBAL
115Josh PalmerLAC

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *