2018 Fantasy Football Rankings: Wide Receivers




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2018 Fantasy Football Rankings - Wide Receivers (June 23):
Top 10 | 11-20 | 21-40 | 41-60 | 61-100


  1. Antonio Brown, WR, Steelers. Bye: 7.
    Antonio Brown has now gone five consecutive years with 100 receptions or more. He caught 101 balls for 1,533 yards and nine touchdowns in 2017 despite missing the final two-and-a-half games. Brown will continue to be the top receiver in fantasy and real life.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 121 catches. 1,630 yards. 12 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 250.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 371.

  2. DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Texans. Bye: 10.
    It's amazing that DeAndre Hopkins was able to be so productive despite Tom Savage and T.J. Yates throwing the ball to him in the second half of the season. Hopkins caught 96 passes for 1,378 yards and 13 touchdowns in 15 games. Imagine how much better he'll be with Deshaun Watson in 2018!

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 108 catches. 1,520 yards. 13 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 245.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 353.





  3. Odell Beckham, WR, Giants. Bye: 9.
    Odell Beckham Jr. registered at least 1,300 yards in each of his first three seasons. Unfortunately for him, 2017 was a nightmare. He suffered multiple injuries, including a broken ankle that knocked him out for the season in Week 5. Beckham should bounce back next year, and he could post his best stats ever, considering that teams will now have to focus on stopping Saquon Barkley.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 104 catches. 1,510 yards. 13 total TD.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 244.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 348.

  4. Julio Jones, WR, Falcons. Bye: 8.
    Julio Jones scored three touchdowns in 2017, which ruined his fantasy season; he caught 88 balls for 1,444 yards otherwise. Jones was thrown to in the end zone 18 times this past season, so this result was a bit fluky. Then again, I can't exactly have faith in the incompetent Steve Sarkisian turning things around for Jones, but he's still a WR1, obviously.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 92 catches. 1,470 yards. 6 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 203.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 295.



  5. Michael Thomas, WR, Saints. Bye: 6.
    JUNE 8 UPDATE: Michael Thomas has been looking like a "freak" in OTAs, according to Nick Underhill of the Advocate. This isn't a surprise by any means, but it's a great sign that Thomas has been taking his career seriously, unlike some other very talented players. Thomas should be one of the top fantasy receivers this season.

    Despite Drew Brees' declining stats, Michael Thomas still had a prolific year, catching 104 passes for 1,245 yards and five touchdowns. His scoring figure was down from nine in 2016, so that could correct itself potentially. Thomas should continue to be a WR1.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 99 catches. 1,310 yards. 8 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 199.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 298.

  6. Keenan Allen, WR, Chargers. Bye: 8.
    Keenan Allen got off to a slow start this past season, but exploded down the stretch. He caught at least five passes every single game beginning in Week 11. Finally able to stay healthy, Allen showed that he can be a dominant receiver in the NFL. He'll be a top wideout again if he can avoid injuries once again.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 107 catches. 1,410 yards. 7 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 198.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 305.



  7. Davante Adams, WR, Packers. Bye: 7.
    Davante Adams has emerged as Green Bay's No. 1 receiver. Proving that he's not just a byproduct of Aaron Rodgers, Adams was a big-time producer even when Brett Hundley started. Now with Rodgers back, and also Jordy Nelson gone, the sky is the limit for Adams' 2018 potential.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 86 catches. 1,150 yards. 12 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 197.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 203.

  8. A.J. Green, WR, Bengals. Bye: 9.
    A.J. Green hasn't eclipsed 1,100 receiving yards or double-digit touchdowns in the past two years. Injuries in 2016 and horrible blocking in 2017 were responsible for Green's regression. The Bengals have improved their offensive line a bit, so Green could go back to his old self in 2018.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 83 catches. 1,180 yards. 9 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 187.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 270.

  9. Mike Evans, WR, Buccaneers. Bye: 5.
    JUNE 23 UPDATE: Jameis Winston has been suspended for three games. Mike Evans should be fine with Ryan Fitzpatrick at the helm, but he should be getting a slight downgrade in the rankings.

    Mike Evans had a very disappointing year, yet he still eclipsed 1,000 yards and scored five touchdowns. Evans looked like he wasn't trying half the time, but he finished strong - 16 catches, 241 yards in his final three games - and so he could be a bounce back next year as a buy-low option.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 88 catches. 1,220 yards. 8 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 175.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 263.

  10. Tyreek Hill, WR, Chiefs. Bye: 12.
    Tyreek Hill was mostly a gadget player as a rookie, but he took off in 2017. Emerging as a dynamic, big-play threat, Hill caught 75 passes for 1,183 yards and seven touchdowns. His potential will be greater now that the talented Patrick Mahomes has replaced Alex Smith at quarterback.

    Projected 2018 Fantasy Stats: 80 catches. 1,170 yards. 8 total TDs.
    Projected 2018 Fantasy Points: 175.
    Projected 2018 PPR Fantasy Points: 255.


2018 Fantasy Football Rankings - Wide Receivers (June 23):
Top 10 | 11-20 | 21-40 | 41-60 | 61-100






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