Wide Receiver

*** Rankings below based on 0.5 PPR leagues

Tier 1

1. Davante Adams, GB
2. Tyreek Hill, KC
3. Stefon Diggs, BUF
4. Calvin Ridley, ATL
5. DeAndre Hopkins, ARI


6. DK Metcalf, SEA
7. Justin Jefferson, MIN
8. Keenan Allen, LAC
9. A.J. Brown, TEN
10. Terry McLaurin, WAS
11. Allen Robinson II, CHI


12. CeeDee Lamb, DAL
13. Mike Evans, TB
14. Robert Woods, LAR
15. Amari Cooper, DAL
16. Chris Godwin, TB
17. Diontae Johnson, PIT
18. D.J. Moore, CAR
19. Julio Jones, TEN
20. Cooper Kupp, LAR
21. Adam Thielen, MIN


22. Tyler Lockett, SEA
23. Tee Higgins, CIN
24. Brandon Aiyuk, SF

25. Tyler Boyd, CIN


26. Courtland Sutton, DEN

27. Kenny Golladay, NYG

28. Odell Beckham Jr., CLE
29. JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT
30. Robby Anderson, CAR
31. Chase Claypool, PIT

32. Ja'Marr Chase, CIN

33. Jerry Jeudy, DEN
34. Curtis Samuel, WAS

35. Michael Gallup, DAL

36. Corey Davis, NYJ

37. Deebo Samuel, SF
38. Jarvis Landry, CLE

39. Marvin Jones, JAC


40. Brandin Cooks, HOU

41. Will Fuller V, MIA

42. DJ Chark, JAC
43. Laviska Shenault Jr., JAC
44. DeVonta Smith, PHI
45. Elijah Moore, NYJ



46. Antonio Brown, TB
47. DeVante Parker, MIA
48. Jaylen Waddle, MIA
49. Michael Pittman Jr., IND
50. Michael Thomas, NO
51. Mike Williams, LAC
52. Darnell Mooney, CHI
53. Mecole Hardman, KC

54. Marquez Calloway, NO
55. Marquise Brown, BAL
56. T.Y. Hilton, IND
57. Cole Beasley, BUF
58. Nelson Agholor, NE


Draft Strategy:

With wide receiver remaining as deep as ever with quality starting options, my suggestion would be to focus your efforts on securing your top running back first, as long as you have access to a tier 1 or 2 RB. I would also take Travis Kelce at tight end before selecting the top WR on the board here, just due to positional scarcity. It’s fine if the first WR you select comes from tier 3 (but not below there), provided that your prior picks are dedicated to securing the RB spots or a top 3 TE. In case the draft board breaks so that you draft a WR within the top 2 tiers, no problem, but make sure to take care of RB at the very least. As you’ve noticed, I haven’t mentioned QB yet here. You should prioritize your top WR over your top QB, for the same reason RB should be prioritized over WR…positional scarcity. Re-emphasizing this word so you keep it top of mind!

As a goal, aim to take your top WR among tiers 1 through 3, with your second WR coming no later than tier 4. Tiers 5-6 provide solid WR3 / flex options. For the rest of your bench (i.e. WR4 / WR5), roll the dice on upside plays. There are plenty of options in the later rounds. And as mentioned in the RB piece, run some mock drafts with a WR as your first round pick, and compare your roster against a mock with a RB as your top selection. What you’ll notice is that the dropoff at WR with your RB-first roster will be lower than the dropoff at RB with your WR-first roster. WR is such a deep position, that you can be just fine without the highest echelon of the position.