2021 Fantasy Football Rankings: Wide Receivers




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2021 Fantasy Football Rankings - Wide Receivers (Jan. 11):
Top 10 | 11-20 | 21-40 | 41-60 | 61-100


Other Positions: QB | RB | TE

  1. Tyreek Hill 2021 Fantasy Football Wide Receivers Tyreek Hill, WR, Chiefs. Bye: 10.
    Tyreek Hill missed four-and-a-half games in 2019, which is why he caught just 58 passes for 860 yards and seven touchdowns. Hill had a huge 2020 season by managing to stay on the field. There's no reason for him to slow down this year.

    Projected 2021 Fantasy Stats: 95 catches. 1,370 yards. 15 total TDs.
    Projected 2021 Fantasy Points: 237.
    Projected 2021 PPR Fantasy Points: 332.

  2. Davante Adams 2021 Fantasy Football Wide Receivers Davante Adams, WR, Packers. Bye: 0.
    Aaron Rodgers was out for blood this year after his team drafted Jordan Love. This allowed Davante Adams to have his best year yet in 2020. He's locked in as a first-round pick.

    Projected 2021 Fantasy Stats: 108 catches. 1,330 yards. 15 total TDs.
    Projected 2021 Fantasy Points: 233.
    Projected 2021 PPR Fantasy Points: 341.



  3. Michael Thomas Michael Thomas, WR, Saints. Bye: 0.
    Michael Thomas is the best receiver in the NFL right now, but he was dragged down by Drew Brees' injury as well as his own absences in 2020. As long as Drew Brees returns in 2021, Thomas will have a strong rebound campaign.

    Projected 2021 Fantasy Stats: 135 catches. 1,630 yards. 9 total TDs.
    Projected 2021 Fantasy Points: 227.
    Projected 2021 PPR Fantasy Points: 362.

  4. DeAndre Hopkins DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Cardinals. Bye: 0. Fantasy Football PPR Plus
    DeAndre Hopkins was a PPR monster with a reception count in the 110s in his first year as a Cardinal. However, his touchdown count was the lowest since 2016, as Kyler Murray ran in one too many scores. Hopkins is a better option in PPR formats for this reason.

    Projected 2021 Fantasy Stats: 114 catches. 1,410 yards. 9 total TDs.
    Projected 2021 Fantasy Points: 205.
    Projected 2021 PPR Fantasy Points: 319.



  5. D.K. Metcalf D.K. Metcalf, WR, Seahawks. Bye: 0.
    It could be argued that D.K. Metcalf is the best receiver in the NFL right now. If the Seahawks allow Russell Wilson to cook for a full year, Metcalf has the potential to be the top fantasy producer at the position.

    Projected 2021 Fantasy Stats: 86 catches. 1,320 yards. 12 total TDs.
    Projected 2021 Fantasy Points: 204.
    Projected 2021 PPR Fantasy Points: 290.

  6. Stefon Diggs Stefon Diggs, WR, Bills. Bye: 0.
    Stefon Diggs went from a mediocre quarterback in Kirk Cousins to a Pro Bowler in Josh Allen. The results were astonishing, as Diggs crossed the 120-catch barrier. He'll continue to be a WR1 in 2021.

    Projected 2021 Fantasy Stats: 115 catches. 1,390 yards. 9 total TDs.
    Projected 2021 Fantasy Points: 203.
    Projected 2021 PPR Fantasy Points: 318.



  7. Julio Jones Julio Jones, WR, Falcons. Bye: 0.
    Julio Jones turns 32 this offseason, but he should still have a couple of elite years remaining in the tank. Jones missed lots of action last year, but he had played 14-plus games every year before that since 2013.

    Projected 2021 Fantasy Stats: 97 catches. 1,340 yards. 8 total TDs.
    Projected 2021 Fantasy Points: 202.
    Projected 2021 PPR Fantasy Points: 299.

  8. Calvin Ridley Calvin Ridley, WR, Falcons. Bye: 0.
    Calvin Ridley was better when Julio Jones was on the field, as he took advantage of No. 2 cornerbacks. He was inconsistent when Jones as absent, which was about half the year.

    Projected 2021 Fantasy Stats: 88 catches. 1,330 yards. 11 total TDs.
    Projected 2021 Fantasy Points: 199.
    Projected 2021 PPR Fantasy Points: 287.

  9. Mike Evans Mike Evans, WR, Buccaneers. Bye: 0.
    Mike Evans saw his yardage total drop with Tom Brady, but he also had a career-high touchdown number. This wasn't a surprise because Brady didn't have to throw in a deficit as much as Jameis Winston did.

    Projected 2021 Fantasy Stats: 70 catches. 1,050 yards. 13 total TDs.
    Projected 2021 Fantasy Points: 198.
    Projected 2021 PPR Fantasy Points: 268.

  10. Kenny Golladay Kenny Golladay, WR, Lions. Bye: 0.
    Kenny Golladay posted 65 receptions for 1,190 yards and 11 touchdowns in 2019, but keep in mind that he played without Matthew Stafford for half the year. Stafford was mostly healthy in 2020, but Golladay wasn't, as he played just a handful of games. One of these years, both will be on the field for 16 games, and they'll post great numbers.

    Projected 2021 Fantasy Stats: 77 catches. 1,270 yards. 10 total TDs.
    Projected 2021 Fantasy Points: 197.
    Projected 2021 PPR Fantasy Points: 276.


2021 Fantasy Football Rankings - Wide Receivers (Jan. 11):
Top 10 | 11-20 | 21-40 | 41-60 | 61-100


Other Positions: QB | RB | TE



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