2019 Rankings: Top 100 Wide Receivers for the 2019 Fantasy Football Season (Updated)

Good tidings fantasy footballers! I wrote up the Wide Receiver Rankings earlier this summer. You can find those in-depth writeups HERE. However, a lot has changed since then. I have now updated the rankings after breaking down preseason action and all of the moving parts within NFL rosters. I will highlight a few of the changes at the bottom of this article.

Wide receiver rankings are based on PPR scoring.

 

Rank Player Change Tier
1 DeAndre Hopkins 0 1
2 Davante Adams 0 1
3 Julio Jones 0 1
4 Tyreek Hill 1 2
5 Michael Thomas -1 2
6 Juju Smith-Schuster 1 2
7 Odell Beckham Jr. -1 2
8 Mike Evans 1 2
9 Keenan Allen 3 2
10 Antonio Brown -2 3
11 Adam Thielen 0 3
12 Amari Cooper 1 3
13 Stefon Diggs 2 3
14 T.Y. Hilton -4 3
15 Brandin Cooks 1 3
16 Robert Woods 2 3
17 Julian Edelman 0 3
18 Tyler Lockett 3 4
19 Kenny Golladay 0 4
20 Chris Godwin 4 4
21 Tyler Boyd 7 4
22 Alshon Jeffery -2 4
23 Cooper Kupp -1 4
24 Calvin Ridley -1 5
25 A.J. Green -11 5
26 Allen Robinson 0 5
27 Jarvis Landry 0 5
28 D.J. Moore -3 5
29 Mike Williams 1 5
30 Robby Anderson -1 6
31 Marvin Jones 0 6
32 Will Fuller 1 6
33 Sterling Shepard -1 6
34 Josh Gordon N/A 6
35 Sammy Watkins 0 6
36 Larry Fitzgerald 0 6
37 Dede Westbrook 5 6
38 Dante Pettis -2 6
39 Corey Davis -2 6
40 Courtland Sutton 0 6
41 Christian Kirk -3 7
42 Geronimo Allison 1 7
43 Curtis Samuel -1 7
44 DeSean Jackson 2 7
45 Athony Miller 0 7
46 Emmanuel Sanders 4 7
47 Michael Gallup 4 7
48 Keke Coutee -5 7
49 Marquez Valdes-Scantling 3 8
50 Donte Moncrief 6 8
51 Golden Tate -13 8
52 Jamison Crowder 3 8
53 John Brown 1 8
54 James Washinton -3 8
55 Tyrell Williams -3 8
56 John Brown -1 8
57 DaeSean Hamilton -3 8
58 Adam Humphries 9 9
59 Mohamed Sanu 1 9
60 Albert Wilson 1 9
61 Tre’Quan Smith 8 9
62 Marquise Goodwin 2 9
63 D.K. Metcalf -4 9
64 Deebo Samuel 6 10
65 N’Keal Harry -16 10
66 Quincy Enunwa -1 10
67 Devin Funchess -19 10
68 Mecole Hardman 9 10
69 Devante Parker -6 10
70 Marquise Brown 2 10
71 Zay Jones 4 10
72 Parris Campbell -6 10
73 Randall Cobb 6 10
74 Trey Quinn 15 11
75 Robert Foster -13 11
76 Taylor Gabriel -2 11
77 Ted Ginn Jr. 4 11
78 Nelson Agholor 0 11
79 Andy Isabella 3 11
80 A.J. Brown -4 11
81 Marquise Lee -14 11
82 Cole Beasley 14 12
83 D.j. Chark 4 12
84 David Moore -13 12
85 Rashard Higgins N/A 12
86 John Ross -6 12
87 Paul Richardson -3 12
88 Danny Amendola 2 12
89 Willie Snead 2 12
90 Antonio Callaway -17 13
91 J.J. Arcega-Whiteside 3 13
92 Josh Doctson -9 13
93 Philip Dorsett -8 13
94 Josh Reynolds -6 13
95 Keelan Cole -2 13
96 Miles Boykin N/A 13
97 Jalen Hurd N/A 13
98 Equanimeous St. Brown -12 13
99 Chris Conley -2 13
100 Hunter Renfrow N/A 13

Breakdown

 

  • Tyreek Hill has jumped up to the fourth spot simply based on the offensive potential of the Chiefs. I was a bit low on him in my initial rankings. He has seemed to evade any further trouble and if he can avoid any other incidents, he will easily be in the top-five conversation by the end of the year, barring injury.

 

  • Michael Thomas is an animal and has the potential to be the best wide receiver in the league. But with Drew Brees another year older and the signing of Latavius Murray, the Saints will once again lean heavily on the run. This means limited catches for Thomas. However, he is still a very nice receiver to snag on draft day.

 

  • Odell Beckham Jr. has hit an injury snag to start the season. His hip injury does not seem like something that will hinder him from being active week one. He had problems with injuries last year and let’s hope that isn’t the case this year. It is certainly a situation to monitor.

 

  • Antonio Brown has had quite an eventful preseason. First, it started with the frostbitten feet, which seemed to be healed now. Then, it was the issue with the helmet grievance. We don’t even know if Brown will play week one because he can’t find a helmet he likes. Issues like this and the Raiders’ questionable offensive line bump Brown down into tier three.

 

  • After the retirement of Andrew Luck, many people have jumped ship on the Colts’ offense. I do not think they are as bad off as it seems. They have one of the best offensive lines in the NFL and a quarterback that sat behind Luck and Tom Brady. In 2017 Jacoby Brissett started 15 games. Brissett had almost the same QB rating (8.9) as Luck (9.2) when targeting Hilton. Hilton certainly moves down but can remain a top-15 receiver.

 

  • With the announcement that A.J. Green may not be ready until week three (at best), Tyler Boyd is shooting up draft boards. We saw what he could do last year without Green and it seems he may have usurped the top receiver spot in Cincinnati.

 

  • Golden Tate was suspended for four games due to the PED violation. That leaves Sterling Shepard and Evan Engram as the only viable receivers for the Giants. Shepard has been battling a broken finger but seems to be all systems go for week one.

 

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Aaron Rader

Aaron grew up in Northwest Georgia, and is a lifetime Atlanta sports fan. He graduated with a Bachelor of Communications from Kennesaw State University, and has long been a lover of the sports industry. Avid fantasy player, lover of podcasts, and always happy to give start/sit advice.

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Comments


Chucky

With the uncertainty of OBJ’s injury and the four game suspension to Antonio Callaway, can Rishard Higgins make his mark?

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