2017 Fantasy Football Rankings: Fantasy Football WR Rankings- Updated: Sunday, July 16th
Scoring: These rankings are based on standard-scoring formats -- one point per 10 rushing yards, six points per rushing touchdown plus one point per 10 receiving yards and six points per receiving touchdown.
Here are our wide receivers 26-115 in our rankings:
26. Jarvis Landry, Miami Dolphins
Over the past two seasons, Landry has a total of 205 receptions for 2,295 yards and eight touchdowns in addition to 22 rush attempts for 128 yards and a touchdown and has finished as a top-20 fantasy wide receiver in back-to-back seasons. That's the good news. The bad news? Starting on Oct. 9th, the Dolphins gave Jay Ajayi double-digit carries over the final 12 games. Here are Landry's per-game numbers before Oct. 9th: 7.75/93.75/0.25 on 11.25 targets per game. Here they are on or after Oct. 9th: 5.25/63.42/0.25 on 7.17 targets per game. With the Dolphins becoming a run-first team, I'd expect Landry's per-game targets to be closer to 7.17 than 11.25 going forward.
27. Donte Moncrief, Indianapolis Colts
Missing seven games in 2016, Moncrief didn't have the breakout that many (including myself) expected as he finished with 30 catches for 307 yards and seven touchdowns. With a tantalizing combination of size (6-2, 220) and 4.4 speed, Moncrief could break out in his age-24 season provided he can stay healthy.
28. Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs
With the ability to take it to the house on any play, Hill scored 12 touchdowns -- six receiving, three rushing and three returns -- despite getting only 61 receptions and 24 carries. The release of Jeremy Maclin this offseason should lead to a significant increase in opportunities for the explosive offensive weapon.
29. Martavis Bryant, Pittsburgh Steelers
Playing only 21 games in three seasons and none last year due to suspension, skepticism about his ability to stay on the field (or off suspension) would be natural. That said, the big-play receiver has averaged 17.29 Y/R and scored on one out of every 5.43 receptions in his young career. In addition, Bryant has added 10 pounds of muscle this offseason as the 6-foot-4 wideout is now up to 225 pounds. If (a big if) he can stay clean, he could be a steal for fantasy owners.
30. Pierre Garcon, San Francisco 49ers
Garcon is coming off his second career 1,000-yard season (79/1,041/3) and he could be in store for a bigger season in San Francisco with limited competition for targets. Garcon had 113 catches on 181 targets in 2013 when Kyle Shanahan was his coordinator in Washington.
31. Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Vikings
Diggs had a few monster games -- back-to-back 13-catch games to start November and two separate 160-yard performances including his 13/164 outing on Nov. 13th. The Vikings should run the ball more often in 2017 than they did last year, but Diggs is clearly the team's best fantasy option at wide receiver with a WR2/3 outlook for 2017.
32. DeSean Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Signing a three-year free-agent deal this offseason with the Buccaneers, Jackson posted a 56/1,005/4 slash line with Washington last season. Likely to score more touchdowns in 2017, D-Jax may not significantly exceed his receptions or yards in 2017 with Mike Evans as the team's clear No. 1 receiver. With a 17.7 career Y/A average, the explosive wideout will likely have his share of big games with a few duds thrown in.
33. DeVante Parker, Miami Dolphins
Preseason expectations were unfortunately greater than his actual production in 2016. Coaches, players and reporters have generally talked Parker up all offseason, which can be summed up by the offensive coordinator's 2017 expectations for him: "Gigantic year." While passing game volume is a concern, it wouldn't surprise me if Parker outscored Landry in non-PPR formats this season.
34. Willie Snead, New Orleans Saints
Drew Brees spreads the ball around, but the loss of Brandin Cooks moves Snead up a notch in the pecking order for targets. Even with Cooks on the roster, Snead has a total of 141 catches and 1,879 yards in his two seasons.
35. Brandon Marshall, New York Giants
Changing teams with plans to play two more seasons, Marshall will still play half of his football games at MetLife Stadium. After a 109/1,502/14 season in 2015, Marshall disappointed fantasy owners with only 59 catches for 788 yards and three touchdowns. While he gets a quarterback upgrade with Eli Manning, he's clearly the No. 2 receiver to Odell Beckham and the team has a talented young WR3 in Sterling Shepard.
36. Jamison Crowder, Washington Redskins
In the middle of the season, Crowder had a five-game stretch where he finished with 100-plus yards and/or scored a touchdown in all five games. In fact, all three of his 100-yard games occurred during that stretch. Given the changes to the receiving corps in free agency, Crowder should remain just as involved in the passing game as he was last season with the potential to improve on last year's overall numbers (67/847/7).
37. Jeremy Maclin, Baltimore Ravens
Last season was a year to forget for Maclin (and his fantasy owners). Before last season, however, Maclin had 85-plus catches and 1,000-plus yards in each of his previous two seasons. Given the departure of targets from last year's squad, Maclin could bounce back in a big way with good health.
38. Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina Panthers
After missing all of 2015 due to an ACL injury, Benjamin started last season strong (13/199/3 in his first two games), but he finished the year overall with less production (63/941/7) than his rookie numbers (73/1,008/9). On a positive note, Benjamin is another year removed from his ACL injury, but the big receiver was a "little heavy" this spring.
39. Eric Decker, Tennessee Titans
Released by the Jets, Decker has 1,000-plus yards and double-digit touchdowns in three of his previous four seasons before missing 13 games last season. Signing a one-year deal with the Titans, he further boosts Marcus Mariota's fantasy outlook for 2017, but there are now quite a few mouths to feed in the passing game even though the Titans are a run-first team.
40. Corey Coleman, Cleveland Browns
Injuries kept Coleman from making the impact that fantasy owners had hoped to get from the first receiver selected in the 2016 NFL Draft. Meanwhile, Hue Jackson hopes to have Coleman (hamstring) back when training camp starts. If Coleman can (get and) stay healthy, there's some breakout potential in his sophomore campaign.
41. Cameron Meredith, Chicago Bears
A thumb injury will sideline Meredith for the rest of the offseason program, but he is expected to be ready for the start of training camp. When given an opportunity, Meredith had several productive outings including four 100-yard games. With Alshon Jeffery now in Philadelphia and a spotty durability track record of former first-rounder Kevin White, Meredith is likely to lead the Bears receiving corps in targets and fantasy production.
42. Quincy Enunwa, New York Jets
In a breakout season, Enunwa had 58 catches for 857 yards and four touchdowns in 2016 and finished as a top-45 fantasy receiver in both standard- and PPR-scoring formats. By default, Enunwa moves into the team's No. 1 receiver role with the team cutting Marshall and Decker this offseason. The quarterback situation is a mess, but the Jets should be trailing (and therefore throwing) often.
43. Mike Wallace, Baltimore Ravens
Fantasy owners don't get excited when they draft 60 Minutes, but perhaps they should. Even though Wallace had his first 1,000-yard season since 2011, he has finished as a top-30 fantasy wide receiver (standard scoring) in seven of eight seasons since entering the league in 2009.
44. Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers
Now behind Jordy Nelson and Davante Adams in the targets pecking order, Cobb posted a career-low 10.2 Y/R in 2016 and averaged only 46.9 receiving yards per game, the lowest since his rookie season. From Week 5 to 11 when Aaron Rodgers averaged 45 pass attempts per game (out of necessity), Cobb finished as a top-36 fantasy wide receiver in five of six games. Outside of the six-game stretch when the Packers went 1-5, however, Cobb failed to finish as a top-30 fantasy wide receiver in any week.
45. John Brown, Arizona Cardinals
Brown's production was nearly cut in half (39/517/2 in 2016 vs. 65/1,003/7 in 2015) in large part due to medical issues. Brown had a cyst on his spine drained and is poised for a bounce-back season. Quarterback Carson Palmer said that Brown is "heavier, he’s stronger. He looks more explosive than he did last year."
46. Kenny Britt, Cleveland Browns
Despite quarterback and offensive concerns with the Rams, Britt posted his first-ever 1,000-yard season with a 68/1,002/5 stat line in 2016. Even though Britt is going into his ninth season, the veteran receiver is still only 28 years old (turns 29 in September). Britt will have to deal with questionable quarterback play once again, but it's possible that he approaches his 2016 numbers once again.
47. Corey Davis, Tennessee Titans
What's not to like about Davis as a prospect? Of course, ankle surgery sidelined him for offseason workouts and he played against a lower level of collegiate competition at Western Michigan, but Davis has all of the physical tools to develop into an elite receiver at the next level. Highly prolific in college, the 6-foot-3 wideout had 1,400-plus yards and 12-plus touchdowns in each of the past three seasons. Unfortunately, targets may be less plentiful than one would expect for a top-five selection.
48. Jordan Matthews, Philadelphia Eagles
Following his Week 1 performance (7/114/1), it was all downhill from there last season. While he missed two games, Matthews posted career lows in yards (804) and touchdowns (three). The good news is that Carson Wentz is going into his second season; the bad news is that there is much more competition for targets with Alshon Jeffery and Torrey Smith joining the roster in free agency.
49. Rishard Matthews, Tennessee Titans
In his first season with the Titans, Matthews set career highs of 65 catches, 945 yards and nine touchdowns and all three of his 100-yard games occurred over the final six games of the year. Top-15 numbers (like last year) will be out of reach in Tennessee's run-first offense with the addition of Corey Davis and Eric Decker.
50. Adam Thielen, Minnesota Vikings
Thielen shattered previous career highs with 69 catches for 967 yards and five touchdowns. Even with the team using a first-round pick on Laquon Treadwell in the 2016 NFL Draft, Thielen should continue to be the second-most productive wide receiver on the team behind Stefon Diggs.
Here are the best of the rest:
51. Tyrell Williams, Los Angeles Chargers
52. Josh Doctson, Washington Redskins
53. Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks
54. Sterling Shepard, New York Giants
55. Kevin White, Chicago Bears
56. Zay Jones, Buffalo Bills
57. Marvin Jones, Detroit Lions
58. Breshad Perriman, Baltimore Ravens
59. Ted Ginn, New Orleans Saints
60. Kenny Stills, Miami Dolphins
61. Mike Williams, Los Angeles Chargers
62. Chris Conley, Kansas City Chiefs
63. Robert Woods, Los Angeles Rams
64. Tavon Austin, Los Angeles Rams
65. J.J. Nelson, Arizona Cardinals
66. Marqise Lee, Jacksonville Jaguars
67. Cole Beasley, Dallas Cowboys
68. Robby Anderson, New York Jets
69. Taylor Gabriel, Atlanta Falcons
70. John Ross, Cincinnati Bengals
71. Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams
72. Malcolm Mitchell, New England Patriots
73. Mohamed Sanu, Atlanta Falcons
74. Allen Hurns, Jacksonville Jaguars
75. Chris Hogan, New England Patriots
76. Travis Benjamin, Los Angeles Chargers
77. Laquon Treadwell, Minnesota Vikings
78. Dontrelle Inman, Los Angeles Chargers
79. Tajae Sharpe, Tennessee Titans
80. Will Fuller, Houston Texans
81. Curtis Samuel, Carolina Panthers
82. JuJu Smith-Schuster, Pittsburgh Steelers
83. Terrance Williams, Dallas Cowboys
84. Taywan Taylor, Tennessee Titans
85. Torrey Smith, Philadelphia Eagles
86. Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati Bengals
87. Eli Rogers, Pittsburgh Steelers
88. Devin Funchess, Carolina Panthers
89. Kendall Wright, Chicago Bears
90. Paul Richardson, Seattle Seahawks
91. Kamar Aiken, Indianapolis Colts
92. Jeremy Kerley, San Francisco 49ers
93. Phillip Dorsett, Indianapolis Colts
94. ArDarius Stewart, New York Jets
95. Brandon LaFell, Cincinnati Bengals
96. Carlos Henderson, Denver Broncos
97. Ricardo Louis, Cleveland Browns
98. Chad Williams, Arizona Cardinals
99. Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
100. Chad Hansen, New York Jets
101. Albert Wilson, Kansas City Chiefs
102. Aldrick Robinson, San Francisco 49ers
103. Brian Quick, Washington Redskins
104. Marquise Goodwin, San Francisco 49ers
105. Andre Holmes, Buffalo Bills
106. Adam Humphries, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
107. Markus Wheaton, Chicago Bears
108. Brandon Coleman, New Orleans Saints
109. Jermaine Kearse, Seattle Seahawks
110. Braxton Miller, Houston Texans
111. Kenny Golladay, Detroit Lions
112. Ryan Switzer, Dallas Cowboys
113. T.J. Jones, Detroit Lions
114. Sammie Coates, Pittsburgh Steelers
115. Michael Floyd, Minnesota Vikings
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