WR Rankings 2017 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings Projected Rounds: 1. Antonio Brown, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers: Round 1, 2. A.J. Green, WR, Cincinnati Bengals: Round 1, 3. Julio Jones, WR, Atlanta Falcons: Round 1, 4. Odell Beckham Jr., WR, New York Giants: Round 1, 5. Mike Evans, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers: Round 1, 6. Dez Bryant, WR, Dallas Cowboys: Round 1, 7. DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Houston Texans: Round 1, 8. Michael Thomas, WR, New Orleans Saints: Round 1, 9. Amari Cooper, WR, Oakland Raiders: Round 1, 10. Jordy Nelson, WR, Green Bay Packers: Round 1, 11. Sammy Watkins, WR, Buffalo Bills: Round 2, 12. T.Y. Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts: Round 2, 13. Brandon Marshall, WR, New York Giants: Round 2, 14. Brandin Cooks, WR, New England Patriots: Round 2, 15. Alshon Jeffery, WR, Philadelphia Eagles: Round 3, 16. Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Carolina Panthers: Round 3, 17. Tyreke Hill, WR, Kansas City Chiefs: Round 4, 18. Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Arizona Cardinals: Round 4, 19. Jarvis Landry, WR, Miami Dolphins: Round 4, 20. Doug Baldwin, WR, Seattle Seahawks: Round 4, 21. Demaryius Thomas, WR, Denver Broncos: Round 4, 22. Terrell Pryor, WR, Washington Redskins: Round 5, 23. Allen Robinson, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars: Round 5, 24. Keenan Allen, WR, Los Angeles Chargers: Round 5, 25. Corey Coleman, WR, Cleveland Browns: Round 5, 26. Davante Adams, WR, Green Bay Packers: Round 5, 27. Stefon Diggs, WR, Minnesota Vikings: Round 6, 28. Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Denver Broncos: Round 7, 29. Julian Edelman, WR, New England Patriots: Round 7, 30. Michael Crabtree, WR, Oakland Raiders: Round 7, 31. Golden Tate, WR, Detroit Lions: Round 7, 32. Marvin Jones, WR, Detroit Lions: Round 7, 33. Donte Moncrief, WR, Indianapolis Colts: Round 8, 34. Tyler Lockett, WR, Seattle Seahawks: Round 8, 35. Tyler Boyd, WR, Cincinnati Bengals: Round 9, 36. Randall Cobb, WR, Green Bay Packers: Round 9, 37. Kenny Britt, WR, Cleveland Browns: Round 10, 38. Corey Davis, WR, Tennessee Titans: Round 11, 39. John Ross, WR, Cincinnati Bengals: Round 11, 40. Mike Williams, WR, Los Angeles Chargers: Round 11


2017 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings





Jason Bantle follow @jasonwbantle Last Updated: May 22, 2017.



  1. Antonio Brown, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers

    Antonio Brown has had 100 receptions in each of the last four seasons. Brown is a safe bet to dominate in Fantasy leagues once again.



  2. A.J. Green, WR, Cincinnati Bengals

    Teams will not be able to double team A.J. Green anymore. Cincinnati will probably use three wide receiver sets on third and long with Tyler Boyd or Brandon LaFell next to him with John Ross in the slot. LaFell had a decent season, but Boyd could easily jump him this year. My point is, with all the depth the Bengals have at receiver, Green will bounce back to his 2015 form after struggling in 2016 while dealing with an injury.



  3. Julio Jones, WR, Atlanta Falcons

    Julio Jones led the NFL in receiving yards in 2015 and was second in receiving yards in 2016. Jones did not dominate from a PPR standpoint like he did in 2015, but he's a safe security blanket if you are looking for a receiver in the first round.



  4. Odell Beckham Jr., WR, New York Giants

    Odell Beckham Jr. should get a lot of action as a #1 target this year. Odell Beckham Jr. has 3 seasons with 91 receptions or more with a minimum of 1,000 receiving yards, and 10 receiving touchdowns. That makes OBJ one of the safer picks in Fantasy due to his consistency. Having Brandon marshall and Evan Engram next to him will make him even more lethal.



  5. Mike Evans, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

    Mike Evans went from 74 receptions in Winston's rookie season to 96. With Vincent Jackson injured he had 9 more receiving touchdowns despite facing double teams and triple teams on a weekly basis. With the additions of DeSean Jackson, O.J. Howard, and Chris Godwin teams no longer have the luxury to double team Evans which is why Mike Evans may go off and potentially eclipse 100 receptions in 2017.




  6. Dez Bryant, WR, Dallas Cowboys

    Dez Bryant rebounded under Dak Prescott last season after an injury riddled 2015 campaign. I think he can get back to being that guy who had 88 receptions and over 1,000 receiving yards a season right before Tony Romo peaked with Prescott getting more experience next season.



  7. DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Houston Texans

    Deshaun Watson was my favorite quarterback in what was a terrible draft for quarterbacks. That's why I can see Hopkins rebounding and posting 2015 numbers the quicker Watson starts. Hopkins and Lamar Miller are the two security blankets on the Texans offense.



  8. Michael Thomas, WR, New Orleans Saints

    With Brandin Cooks gone, Michael Thomas is due for a huge season. He is a bigger body than Cooks and will get the same amount of targets that Cooks got with Brandin Cooks in New England.



  9. Amari Cooper, WR, Oakland Raiders

    Cooper has had at least 72 receptions and 1,000 receiving yards in both of his first two seasons with Derek Carr and the Oakland Raiders. I think Cooper could potentially end up wtih 10 receiving touchdowns along with those numbers if he's healthy, and really take off this season. As long as Carr and Cooper remain teammates, the Raiders' passing attack has potential to become the best in the entire NFL once Brady retires.



  10. Jordy Nelson, WR, Green Bay Packers

    Jordy Nelson had a monster season in 2016 with 97 receptions and 14 receiving touchdowns. He nearly matched his production from Green Bay's 2014 season where he had 98 receptions, 1,519 receiving yards, and 13 receiving touchdowns. Nelson is back folks, and as long as he can stay healthy, he's a top 10 wide receiver in Fantasy.




  11. Sammy Watkins, WR, Buffalo Bills

    Sammy Watkins took that next step during his second season with 60 receptions, 1,047 receiving yards, and 9 receiving touchdowns. Injuries prevented Watkins from breaking out last year and now Watkins enters a contract year after Buffalo chose not to give Watkins a fifth-year player option. That is enough fuel to fire up Sammy Watkins for what may be his best career season with 67 receptions, 1,100 receiving yards, and 10 receiving touchdowns potentially.



  12. T.Y. Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts

    Hilton may be smaller than most of Luck's receivers. Having nearly 100 receptions and being Andrew Luck's go-to-guy makes Hilton a candidate for a rebound season. With Dwayne Allen gone, Hilton may get more targets as a result, but Donte Moncrief enters a contract year too so keep an eye out on that.



  13. Brandon Marshall, WR, New York Giants

    Brandon Marshall regressed in a contract year with the New York Jets. He should do better next to Odell Beckham Jr. He gives Eli a second receiver to throw to and there will be weeks where Marshall makes the big play if Odell doesn't step up. I think that makes the Giants more lethal on offense.



  14. Brandin Cooks, WR, New England Patriots

    New England gave up a first round pick for Brandin Cooks. He gives Brady another target to throw to and with teams eyeing on Julian Edelman and Chris Hogan, Brady can turn to Brandin Cooks plus you got Danny Amendola and Malcolm Mitchell for depth. Brady has a lot of receivers, but the addition of Cooks makes him my favorite wide receiver for New England.



  15. Alshon Jeffery, WR, Philadelphia Eagles

    Alshon Jeffery is going to a team that has an offensive minded coach. He's also on a one-year prove it deal which is why he may benefit from being the featured wide receiver in Philadelphia's offense.




  16. Kelvin Benjamin, WR, Carolina Panthers

    Kelvin Benjamin stayed healthy in 2016. He's the one wide receiver Cam Newton can depend on.



  17. Tyreek Hill, WR, Kansas City Chiefs

    Tyreek Hill was huge for the Chiefs last year. You can argue he's the #1 target over Jeremy Maclin at this point.



  18. Larry Fitzgerald, WR, Arizona Cardinals

    Larry Fitzgerald is Arizona's best receiver. Carson Palmer lost Michael Floyd so Fitzgerald will get some receptions and play up to his potential as a top 20 receiver.



  19. Jarvis Landry, WR, Miami Dolphins

    Miami has their #1 receiver. His name is Jarvis Landry. Landry is Ryan Tannehill's biggest asset in the passing game so expect another dominant season from him.



  20. Doug Baldwin, WR, Seattle Seahawks

    Doug Baldwin is Russell Wilson's #1 target by a stretch at this point. Baldwin is a pretty reliable fantasy option at this point.




  21. Demaryius Thomas, WR, Denver Broncos

    Demaryius Thomas is a top 10 receiver when he has a legit quarterback throwing to him. Since Denver's quarterback situation is in a bit of a limbo, Thomas is now a middle of the pack guy until that gets resolved.



  22. Terrell Pryor, WR, Washington Redskins

    Last year Pryor did well in Cleveland. He could take off with a competent quarterback like Kirk Cousins or he could do so bad that he validates why he was the most overpaid receiver in Free Agency. It's too early to say at this point.



  23. Allen Robinson, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars

    Allen Robinson still made plays at times even when Blake Bortles threw into coverage. Robinson is the one receiver on Jacksonville that makes Bortles play better than he actually is at quarterback sometimes. Bortles put up a lot of his best numbers in garbage time, and if Jacksonville gets behind by a lot early, we will see Robinson post meaningless stats in garbage time too.



  24. Keenan Allen, WR, Los Angeles Chargers

    Keenan Allen can be a reliable #1 target when he's healthy. Allen is injury prone too. If Allen goes down again, Mike Williams will take over as the go-to-guy on the Chargers for Philip Rivers.



  25. Corey Coleman, WR, Cleveland Browns

    Corey Coleman didn't due much as a rookie, but that was due to injuries. He doesn't have Pryor playing next to him and with the addition of Kenny Britt as well as the departure of Gary Barnidge at tight end, we will see Corey Coleman more involved in the offense this season if he remains healthy.




  26. Davante Adams, WR, Green Bay Packers

    Davante Adams stepped up at times in 2016. You can now make a case that Adams is the second best wide receiver behind Jordy Nelson. Adams finally played up to his potential after two bad years. Adams was Derek Carr's biggest asset at Fresno State and after two rough years with the Packers he finally took his game to the next level. I expect more of the same from Adams in 2017 because he may do well in a contract year.



  27. Stefon Diggs, WR, Minnesota Vikings

    Stefon Diggs led Minnesota in receptions for the second year in a row. Diggs is a player to keep an eye on.



  28. Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Denver Broncos

    Emmanuel Sanders is a good complimentary receiver. He should still have top 30 production this season with the Denver broncos.



  29. Julian Edelman, WR, New England Patriots

    Edelman was Brady's biggest asset last year with Gronkowski injured and you have to give him credit for that clutch catch in Super Bowl 51. I get that, but at the same time Gronkowski is back plus the Patriots added Dwayne Allen as a second tight end plus they also traded for Brandin Cooks which technically makes Edelman Brady's fourth best logic.



  30. Michael Crabtree, WR, Oakland Raiders

    Crabtree had 85 receptions and 9 receiving touchdowns in 2015. He had 4 more receptions in 2016 doing very well next to Amari Cooper in Oakland.




  31. Golden Tate, WR, Detroit Lions

    Golden Tate and Marvin Jones compliment each other perfectly. Jones began the year better, but Tate finished out the season on a higher note.



  32. Marvin Jones, WR, Detroit Lions

    Golden Tate and Marvin Jones compliment each other perfectly. Jones began the year better, but Tate finished out the season on a higher note.



  33. Donte Moncrief, WR, Indianapolis Colts

    Moncrief enters a contract year. That's one reason why he may breakout in 2017.



  34. Tyler Lockett, WR, Seattle Seahawks

    Tyler Lockett is a great option. He went from being a slot receiver to a #2 receiver on the outside. Lockett is a solid #2 option that you can get late in the draft.



  35. Tyler Boyd, WR, Cincinnati Bengals

    I think Tyler Boyd will beat out Brandon LaFell for a #2 receiver job. That's why I'm still somewhat optimistic about Boyd this upcoming season.




  36. Randall Cobb, WR, Green Bay Packers

    Randall Cobb is a top 40 receiver. His play declined in 2016 after a breakout year, but he still shows the ability to contribute at times.



  37. Kenny Britt, WR, Cleveland Browns

    Britt had over 1,000 receiving yards with the Rams quarterbacks. He may do worse when you consider how dire Cleveland's situation at quarterback is.



  38. Corey Davis, WR, Tennessee Titans

    Davis will be Mariota's best target long-term. He should have success during his rookie season.



  39. John Ross, WR, Cincinnati Bengals

    John Ross is a great slot receiver. He may be a slot receiver at best, but he takes pressure off of A.J. Green for the next four years and potentially five years if the Bengals use a fifth year player option on him because Ross has deadly speed.



  40. Mike Williams, WR, Los Angeles Chargers

    Mike Williams could end up doing big things as a rookie. He's a talented receiver, but the big question is if he starts right away with all their depth at wide receiver.



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