Way-Too-Early 2021 Fantasy Football WR Rankings

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The start of the 2021 fantasy football season—and the kick-off of fantasy draft season—is still months away, but it's never too early to look ahead and get a jump on the rest of your league research-wise. Now that NFL free agency has slowed to a standstill and the 2021 NFL Draft is less than a month away, it's a great time to reassess the baseline value of fantasy players at every position for the upcoming campaign.

Below is my list of the top 60 wide receivers, in order, for the 2021 fantasy season. Rookies are included even though the draft hasn't happened yet, so some projection is taking place and that is reflected in both the rankings of the rookie pass-catchers and the veterans who might lose some target share to them.

All of my rankings reflect the order in which I would draft a player right now in full-point PPR leagues with otherwise default scoring. If you have any specific questions or want to know more about what I think of certain players, feel free to hit me up on Twitter (@JaimeEisner) or Instagram (@JaimeEisnerTDN). I’d be happy to chat with you!

Other RankingsQB | RB | TE

  1. Davante Adams (WR - GB)
  2. Tyreek Hill (WR - KC)
  3. Stefon Diggs (WR - BUF)
  4. DeAndre Hopkins (WR - ARI)
  5. A.J. Brown (WR - TEN)
  6. Keenan Allen (WR - LAC)
  7. D.K. Metcalf (WR - SEA)
  8. Calvin Ridley (WR - ATL)
  9. Justin Jefferson (WR - MIN)
  10. Mike Evans (WR - TB)
  11. Allen Robinson (WR - CHI)
  12. Julio Jones (WR - ATL)
  13. Robert Woods (WR - LAR)
  14. Michael Thomas (WR - NO)
  15. Chris Godwin (WR - TB)
  16. Terry McLaurin (WR - WSH)
  17. Amari Cooper (WR - DAL)
  18. Adam Thielen (WR - MIN)
  19. Kenny Golladay (WR - NYG)
  20. Diontae Johnson (WR - PIT)
  21. Tyler Boyd (WR - CIN)
  22. CeeDee Lamb (WR - DAL)
  23. Cooper Kupp (WR - LAR)
  24. Brandon Aiyuk (WR - SF)
  25. Tyler Lockett (WR - SEA)
  26. D.J. Moore (WR - CAR)
  27. Tee Higgins (WR - CIN)
  28. JuJu Smith-Schuster (WR - PIT)
  29. Chase Claypool (WR - PIT)
  30. Will Fuller (WR - MIA)
  31. Robby Anderson (WR - CAR)
  32. Deebo Samuel (WR - SF)
  33. Antonio Brown (WR - FA)
  34. D.J. Chark (WR - JAX)
  35. Ja’Marr Chase (WR - TBD*)
  36. Odell Beckham Jr. (WR - CLE)
  37. Courtland Sutton (WR - DEN)
  38. Brandin Cooks (WR - HOU)
  39. Curtis Samuel (WR - WSH)
  40. DeVonta Smith (WR - TBD*)
  41. Jaylen Waddle (WR - TBD*)
  42. Corey Davis (WR - NYJ)
  43. DeVante Parker (WR - MIA)
  44. T.Y. Hilton (WR - IND)
  45. Marvin Jones (WR - JAX)
  46. John Brown (WR - LV)
  47. Jarvis Landry (WR - CLE)
  48. Marquise Brown (WR - BAL)
  49. Sterling Shepard (WR - NYG)
  50. Michael Gallup (WR - DAL)
  51. Cole Beasley (WR - BUF)
  52. Terrace Marshall Jr. (WR - TBD*)
  53. Laviska Shenault (WR - JAX)
  54. Rashod Bateman (WR - TBD*)
  55. Josh Reynolds (WR - TEN)
  56. Jerry Jeudy (WR - DEN)
  57. Jamison Crowder (WR - NYJ)
  58. Mike Williams (WR - LAC)
  59. Darnell Mooney (WR - CHI)
  60. Jalen Reagor (WR - PHI)

Written By:

Jaime Eisner

Managing Editor

Managing Editor of The Draft Network. He’s a former editor for Sports Illustrated, FanRag Sports and Arizona Sports. He’s the co-host of the TDN Fantasy Podcast and has an extensive background covering fantasy sports and sports betting.

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