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The Grueling Truth - Where Legends Speak / Fantasy football 2021 wide receiver rankings: Top 100

Fantasy football 2021 wide receiver rankings: Top 100

Fantasy football wide receiver rankings for 2021
Publish Date: 05/23/2021
Fact checked by: Mike Goodpaster

Many dynasty fantasy football leagues already had their active phases of the offseason, but most normal leagues start picking up speed in July and August. Youโ€™ve come to the right place if youโ€™re looking for a second opinion on available wide receivers. This list focuses on standard leagues, but Iโ€™ll write a ranking for points per reception (PPR) leagues later this spring.

Iโ€™ve placed the wide receivers into nine tiers. Readers can use these tiers to get a feel for the general groups I lump fantasy players in. The tiers should serve as a more accurate measuring stick for players than the individual rankings.

Iโ€™ll continue consistently releasing fantasy rankings throughout the spring and summer. Check my profile for all of the other articles.


Tier 1: First-Round Fantasy Options

1. Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs

2. Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers

3. Stefon Diggs, Buffalo Bills

4. D.K. Metcalf, Seattle Seahawks

Tier 2: Second-Round Fantasy Options

5. Calvin Ridley, Atlanta Falcons

6. Amari Cooper, Dallas Cowboys

7. A.J. Brown, Tennessee Titans

8. DeAndre Hopkins, Arizona Cardinals

9. Justin Jefferson, Minnesota Vikings

10. Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints

Tier 3: Third-Round Fantasy Options

11. Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

12. Adam Thielen, Minnesota Vikings

13. Allen Robinson, Chicago Bears

14. Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks

15. Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

16. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons

17. Terry McLaurin, Washington Football Team

Tier 4: Legitimate WR2 Fantasy Options

18. Robert Woods, Los Angeles Rams

19. CeeDee Lamb, Dallas Cowboys

20. Kenny Golladay, New York Giants

21. Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers

22. D.J. Moore, Carolina Panthers

23. Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams

24. Brandon Aiyuk, San Francisco 49ers

Tier 5: Potential WR2 Options

25. Ja’Marr Chase, Cincinnati Bengals*

26. Odell Beckham Jr., Cleveland Browns

27. Courtland Sutton, Denver Broncos

28. Tee Higgins, Cincinnati Bengals

29. Chase Claypool, Pittsburgh Steelers

30. DJ Chark, Jacksonville Jaguars

31. Curtis Samuel, Washington Football Team

32. JuJu Smith-Schuster, Pittsburgh Steelers

33. Jarvis Landry, Cleveland Browns

Tier 6: Quality WR3 Options

34. Corey Davis, New York Jets

35. DeVonta Smith, Philadelphia Eagles*

36. Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati Bengals

37. Robby Anderson, Carolina Panthers

38. Diontae Johnson, Pittsburgh Steelers

39. Brandin Cooks, Houston Texans

40. DeVante Parker, Miami Dolphins

41. Jaylen Waddle, Miami Dolphins*

42. Deebo Samuel, San Francisco 49ers

43. Jerry Jeudy, Denver Broncos

44. Will Fuller V, Miami Dolphins

45. Marvin Jones, Jacksonville Jaguars

46. Marquise Brown, Baltimore Ravens

Tier 7: Occasional Flex/Quality Bench Options

47. Cole Beasley, Buffalo Bills

48. Mike Williams, Los Angeles Chargers

49. Rashod Bateman, Baltimore Ravens*

50. Laviska Shenault Jr., Jacksonville Jaguars

51. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts

52. Michael Gallup, Dallas Cowboys

53. John Brown, Las Vegas Raiders

54. Antonio Brown, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

55. Darius Slayton, New York Giants

56. Nelson Agholor, New England Patriots

57. Amon-Ra St. Brown, Detroit Lions*

58. Michael Pittman Jr., Indianapolis Colts

59. Emmanuel Sanders, Buffalo Bills

60. Darnell Mooney, Chicago Bears

61. Denzel Mims, New York Jets

62. Mecole Hardman, Kansas City Chiefs

63. Sterling Shepard, New York Giants

64. Josh Reynolds, Tennessee Titans

65. Christian Kirk, Arizona Cardinals

66. Russell Gage, Atlanta Falcons

67. Tre’Quan Smith, New Orleans Saints

68. Allen Lazard, Green Bay Packers

69. Hunter Renfrow, Las Vegas Raiders

70. Gabriel Davis, Buffalo Bills

71. Tyrell Williams, Detroit Lions

72. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Green Bay Packers

Tier 8: Risky/Breakout Options

73. Jalen Reagor, Philadelphia Eagles

74. Terrace Marshall Jr., Carolina Panthers*

75. Jakobi Meyers, New England Patriots

76. Henry Ruggs III, Las Vegas Raiders

77. KJ Hamler, Denver Broncos

78. Zach Pascal, Indianapolis Colts

79. Scotty Miller, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

80. Rondale Moore, Arizona Cardinals*

81. Breshad Perriman, Detroit Lions

82. Tim Patrick, Denver Broncos

83. Kendrick Bourne, New England Patriots

84. Elijah Moore, New York Jets*

Tier 9: Priority Free Agents

85. Sammy Watkins, Baltimore Ravens

86. Randall Cobb, Houston Texans

87. A.J. Green, Arizona Cardinals

88. Jamison Crowder, New York Jets

89. James Washington, Pittsburgh Steelers

90. Kadarius Toney, New York Giants*

91. DeSean Jackson, Los Angeles Rams

92. Rashard Higgins, Cleveland Browns

93. Amari Rodgers, Green Bay Packers*

94. Anthony Miller, Chicago Bears

95. D’Wayne Eskridge, Seattle Seahawks*

96. Van Jefferson, Los Angeles Rams

97. Demarcus Robinson, Kansas City Chiefs

98. Nico Collins, Houston Texans*

99. Cornell Powell, Kansas City Chiefs*

100. Dyami Brown, Washington Football Team*

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