Good tidings fantasy footballers! What can I say? The wide receiver position holds a special place in my heart. I have analyzed the data for hours and painstakingly flip-flopped on my decisions time-after-time. But alas, I have made my final rankings. Now let’s get started, shall we?
Wide receiver rankings are based on PPR scoring.
Tier 11: The Point of No Return
81. Ted Ginn Jr., (New Orleans Saints)- Ginn Jr. could start the season as the Saints’ number-two receiver. Even if he does slide down the depth chart, the Saints’ offense offers plenty of upside for fantasy production.
82. Andy Isabella, (Arizona Cardinals)- It will be interesting to see how all of the Cardinals’ wideouts will share the snaps. This is a team that is looking to run 70 plays a game and go five-wide, more often than not. Isabella has as good a chance as any to be involved early on.
83. Josh Doctson, (Washington Redskins)- Doctson is a physical receiver with a good frame but has failed to translate that into valuable production. He has a chance to turn that around this year with a new quarterback at the helm.
84. Paul Richardson, (Washington Redskins)- Richardson has been somewhat forgotten about. Before going down with an injury, he was pulling away as the number one receiver last year. He will push Doctson for the top receiver spot.
85. Phillip Dorsett, (New England Patriots)- Dorsett could be a huge sleeper this year since the Patriots no longer have: Rob Gronkowski, Chris Hogan, or Cordarrelle Patterson. N’Keal Harry figures to be the number one receiver but will take time to get acclimated.
86. Equanimeous St. Brown, (Green Bay Packers)- Any time you can get a piece of a great offense, this late in the draft, it is worth it. He has some competition for the fourth spot on the depth chart, but he could be a valuable commodity with an injury to someone ahead of him.
87. D.J. Chark, (Jacksonville Jaguars)- Chark and Conley should be in a heated battle for the third wide receiver spot. The Jaguars spent a second-round pick on chark, so expect them to give him every chance to succeed.
88. Josh Reynolds, (Los Angeles Rams)- Again, another piece of a great offense. However, Reynolds never got off the ground when given the opportunity last year. He had a few bright spots but should have had more with Kupp lost to injury. It will be tough for Reynolds to get valuable snaps behind the starting guys.
89. Trey Quinn, (Washington Redskins)- Quinn will likely see time in the slot and could push to be the Redskins’ top option in the passing game.
90. Danny Amendola, (Detroit Lions)- Amendola is an excellent late-round PPR target. He has demonstrated the ability to be an effective slot receiver, which Matthew Stafford loves to target.
91. Willie Snead, (Baltimore Ravens)- As I mentioned before, the Ravens do not have many viable options at receiver. Snead could start the season as number one, although that might not mean much with Lamar Jackson as his quarterback.
92. Demaryius Thomas, (New England Patriots)- Thomas is the most experienced receiver on the team. The problem is that he is coming off an Achilles injury. If he can get back on the field, he may have a chance to capture lightning in a bottle.
Tier 12: The Abyss
93. Keelan Cole, (Jacksonville Jaguars)- Cole saw 70 targets last year, but did not do much with them. He now finds himself in a crowded depth chart and will have to prove a ton to move up.
94. J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, (Philadelphia Eagles)- Arcega-Whiteside is waiting in the wings behind the Eagles’ starters. He is a big body that can excel in the red zone. Unfortunately, it will take an injury for him to become relevant.
95. Hakeem Butler, (Arizona Cardinals)- One of the many receivers on the Cardinals’ roster that could see work as early as week one, given the fast-paced offense. It will be a tight race between him and Isabella.
96. Cole Beasley, (Buffalo Bills)- Beasley has been a solid slot option in his career. Sadly, the Bills’ offense does not have enough passing volume to support him and the others ahead of him.
97. Chris Conley, (Jacksonville Jaguars)- Conley had his moments with the Chiefs, but now finds himself in a competition to crack the top-four receivers on the team in Jacksonville.
98. Chris Hogan, (Carolina Panthers)- The run-heavy Panthers will be hard-pressed to support two receivers, much less three. Hogan could transition into a red-zone weapon but not much more.
99. Breshad Perriman, (Tampa Bay Buccaneers)- Perriman could never put it together with the Ravens. Now he gets another chance to prove what he can do. The Bucs should be putting it in the air often and Perriman could find himself being relevant during bye weeks.
100. Demarcus Robinson, (Kansas City Chiefs)- The, “Mr. Irrelevant”, on this list could become very relevant given the chance. He will likely open the season as the Chiefs’ third receiver and would be highly valuable if Sammy Watkins went down. Unfortunately, Mecole Hardman is the much more talented wideout.
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