Ranking fantasy WRs by tier
Wide receiver is extremely top-heavy this season. As you’ll see in the tiers below, there are a lot of strong options who will likely come off the board in the first four rounds. The good news is you’ll still have plenty of upside options in the middle and later rounds.
With the quarterback and running back tiers in the books, let’s get into the receivers. Please note that these tiers are for standard leagues. Players with a value upgrade in PPR formats are indicated.
▲ = PPR Upgrade
Tier 1 – Round 1
Antonio Brown, Steelers
Julio Jones, Falcons
Odell Beckham Jr., Giants
The Big Three are about as safe as it gets at any position this season. There’s a chance these guys could be the first three players taken on draft day, even in standard leagues. Brown offers a massive floor and ceiling combination that’s simply unparalleled in the league today. Jones could certainly threaten for the league lead in targets yet again, but he’s just a tick behind Brown. An argument could be made for Beckham as the No. 2 option, especially in standard scoring. His ceiling rivals Brown’s, though he isn’t likely to see as much target volume.