The NFL Draft is now over, so now fans can look ahead to their fantasy football drafts. The following rankings will help fantasy football players have a good idea of who to target in their draft and when they should target them. These rankings are best used for standard scoring leagues and will be updated sporadically before the season starts. Here are the 2019 fantasy football wide receiver rankings.
Note: Tyreek Hill will be left off these rankings until more news comes out concerning his playing status for the 2019 season.
Wide Receiver Rankings: 1-10
1. DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans
Hopkins has been one of the best receivers in the league the last few seasons. Last season, he finished as the fourth-best fantasy wide receiver. With Deshaun Watson’s development, his value has increased. It should be another great year for Hopkins.
2. Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers
Green Bay has Davante Adams and then a lot of young receivers. He will be targeted heavily by Aaron Rodgers this season. Last year, he had his best year yet and ranked third among wide receivers. With a new offense and a possibly refreshed Rodgers, Adams should be poised for a good year.
3. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
The only thing Jones is limited by is his ability to find the end zone. He still ranked fifth last season for wide receivers. Matt Ryan had a big season last year and that should continue, which is great news for Jones.
4. Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints
While Drew Brees won’t be playing at a high level forever, it looks like Thomas will be great for the foreseeable future. In the 2018 season, Thomas finished as the eighth best receiver. With the addition of Jared Cook to the offense, Thomas could see less double teams.
5. Odell Beckham Jr., Cleveland Browns
Beckham might have a new team, but he’ll still be productive if he can stay on the field. He played 12 games last season and ranked 16th at the end of the season. If you use his per game average of 12.8 points per game, he would’ve ranked sixth. With a full season and a better quarterback, Beckham should move back into the top-five.
6. Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs
Hill is not suspended like most people thought he would be. The speedster has always been a fantasy asset and with Mahomes entering his second year as the starter, Hill should finish in the top 10 yet again.
7. JuJu Smith-Schuster, Pittsburgh Steelers
Without Antonio Brown on the team, Smith-Schuster is going to get a lot more targets. Considering he still got enough targets to score the ninth most points for a wide receiver last season, Smith-Schuster should jump up a couple of spots this season.
8. Antonio Brown, Oakland Raiders
Oakland has a new number one receiver. Brown has had his fair share of off-the-field drama, but had the second-most points for a receiver last season. There will be some limitations for Brown, as Derek Carr couldn’t effectively use Amari Cooper, but Brown has a heap of talent and will make the most of the situation.
9. Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Despite the quarterbacks being shuffled last season, Evans ranked sixth for wide receivers last season. With Bruce Arians working with Jameis Winston, Evans’ production should be great, but also more consistent.
10. Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers
Last year, Allen scored the 14th most fantasy points for a wide receiver. With Rivers back and talent around him, Allen should be able to have a season that is similar in production.
Wide Receiver Rankings: 11-20
11. Adam Thielen, Minnesota Vikings
Minnesota had two great receivers last season in Thielen and Stefon Diggs. Thielen ranked in the top 10 last season, but the production could be a little more spread out this season. Thielen runs great routes and will get open, making him a valuable asset for fantasy football and real football teams alike.
12. Amari Cooper, Dallas Cowboys
If anyone was wondering what a change of scenery can do for a player, Cooper answered that. He wasn’t great for the Raiders, but after being traded to the Cowboys, he took off. Now that he is familiarized with the Cowboys’ system, Cooper’s production should increase.
13. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals
Green has battled injuries in the last few seasons, but looks to be healthy heading into the year. With a new offensive system, Green’s production should increase. His per-game average of 11.5 from last season would put him right around the top 10 for wide receivers. Green will miss some early games with an ankle injury, resulting in a drop in these rankings.
14. Brandin Cooks, Los Angeles Rams
Cooks’ speed is a real asset for an offense and he proved that again last season, ranking 14th for wide receivers. With another year of Sean McVay and Jared Goff, Cooks should be all set for the 2019 season.
15. Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Vikings
While Thielen got a lot of the headlines last season, Diggs put up numbers as well. He ranked 12th for receivers last season. He and Thielen are as good of a duo as there is in the NFL and both will produce.
16. Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks
With Doug Baldwin’s retirement, Lockett is the sure-fire number one option for the passing attack. He finished with the 11th most fantasy points with Baldwin on the roster last season. He’ll get more targets this season.
17. Robert Woods, Los Angeles Rams
Woods had a surprisingly good season, ranking 10th for receivers. There will be some games he won’t produce, as other targets for the Rams will produce, but over the season he should rank fairly highly again this year.
18. Kenny Golladay, Detroit Lions
Matthew Stafford has a new favorite receiver and it’s Golladay. He finished just outside the top 20 receivers last year and with Golden Tate in New York for a full season, it is time for Golladay to step up even more.
19. Alshon Jeffery, Philadelphia Eagles
While Jeffery hasn’t produced up to his talent level over the last few seasons, he has been a solid target. The problem is that Carson Wentz locks in on tight end Zach Ertz. Jeffery is still a solid WR2 option, but his ceiling is limited with Wentz at quarterback.
20. Julian Edelman, New England Patriots
With Rob Gronkowski retired, Tom Brady is going to have to look at Edelman early and often this season. He was the 23rd ranked receiver last season in just 12 games played.
Wide Receiver Rankings: 21-30
21. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts
With Andrew Luck retiring, Hilton’s fantasy value has plummeted. He is still worth a look as a WR2 or flex option, but likely will produce a lot less than last season. Hilton will have some big plays, but might have some games where he has only a few catches.
22. Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams
Kupp was on his way to being a top 10 receiver last season before tearing his ACL. If he is healthy, he could be on the same trajectory.
23. Jarvis Landry, Cleveland Browns
Landry finished last season ranked 22nd for fantasy receivers. He will likely drop a little bit due to Beckham’s projected production.
24. Mike Williams, Los Angeles Chargers
Although he was boom or bust last season, Williams finished 20th in points. This season he should be more consistent, but may not have as many big games.
25. Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Godwin ranked 25th for wide receivers last season and now DeSean Jackson is in Philly, so he could get more opportunity this year.
26. Allen Robinson, Chicago Bears
Chicago’s offense had some explosive games thanks to Mitch Trubisky’s development. If he can develop further, Robinson should be able to move into the top 25 for receivers this season.
27. Sammy Watkins, Kansas City Chiefs
Mahomes’ second target will produce a lot this season, even with Hill not being suspended. Teams will try to contain Hill and Travis Kelce, which will leave Watkins open. He is worth a look to play weekly based on matchups.
28. D.J. Moore, Carolina Panthers
Devin Funchess is now a Colt, which opens up possibilities for D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel. Moore outperformed Samuel last season, even though it was close, and was a first round pick, so they’ll likely make him the number one option at receiver.
29. Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati Bengals
With A.J. Green injured, Boyd stepped up and finished 17th for receivers last season. If Green stays healthy, Boyd will not be able to get to number 17 again, but will still be productive.
30. Emmanuel Sanders, Denver Broncos
Denver now has Joe Flacco at quarterback, so look for Sanders to have more big plays, but to be less consistent. Last season he ranked 24th for fantasy receivers.