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 Rankings/Projections > Dynasty Rankings  
Updated: 2/16/17
Doug Orth | Archive | Email |



Considerations for WR
  • Talent
  • Three years of solid (or better) production remaining
  • Age
  • Durability
  • Proven consistency
  • Age/skill of supporting cast
  • Coaching/scheme stability/situation
These rankings are for PPR leagues, where each touchdown is worth six points. I will release my next set of rankings after the NFL Draft and then update the rankings again before the start of the 2017 regular season.

 
Upside = Upside   Risk = Risk
WIDE RECEIVERS
Chg Rank Player Tm Age
  1 Mike Evans TB 23
  2 Odell Beckham Jr. NYG 24
  3 Antonio Brown PIT 28
  4 Julio Jones ATL 28
  5 A.J. Green CIN 28
Tier 2
  6 Amari Cooper OAK 22
  7 T.Y. Hilton IND 27
  8 Michael Thomas NO 22
  9 DeAndre Hopkins HOU 24
  10 Sammy Watkins BUF 23
  11 Dez Bryant DAL 28
Tier 3
  12 Brandin Cooks NO 23
  13 Davante Adams GB 24
  14 Keenan Allen SD 24
  15 Allen Robinson JAC 23
  16 Jarvis Landry MIA 24
  17 Stefon Diggs MIN 23
  18 Jordy Nelson GB 31
  19 Alshon Jeffery CHI 27
  20 DeVante Parker MIA 24
  21 Donte Moncrief IND 23
Tier 4
  22 Demaryius Thomas DEN 29
  23 Julian Edelman NE 30
  24 Doug Baldwin SEA 28
  25 Terrelle Pryor CLE 27
  26 Tyreek Hill KC 23
  27 Corey Coleman CLE 22
  28 Kelvin Benjamin CAR 26
  29 Sterling Shepard NYG 23
  30 Golden Tate DET 28
  31 Michael Crabtree OAK 29
  32 Rishard Matthews TEN 27
  33 Jordan Matthews PHI 24
  34 Emmanuel Sanders DEN 30
  35 Tyrell Williams SD 25
  36 Jeremy Maclin KC 28
Tier 5
  37 Cameron Meredith CHI 24
  38 Josh Doctson WAS 24
  39 Tyler Lockett SEA 24
  40 Randall Cobb GB 26
  41 Eric Decker NYJ 30
  42 Kenny Britt LAR 28
  43 Marqise Lee JAC 25
  44 Will Fuller HOU 22
  45 Jamison Crowder WAS 23
  46 Kenny Stills MIA 26
  47 John Brown ARI 26
  48 DeSean Jackson WAS 30
Tier 6
  49 Malcolm Mitchell NE 24
  50 Laquon Treadwell MIN 21
  51 Kevin White CHI 24
  52 Breshad Perriman BAL 23
  53 Willie Snead NO 24
  54 Brandon Marshall NYJ 33
  55 Adam Thielen MIN 26
  56 Marvin Jones DET 27
  57 Tavon Austin LAR 26
  58 Mike Wallace BAL 30
  59 Larry Fitzgerald ARI 33
Tier 7
  60 Tyler Boyd CIN 22
  61 Braxton Miller HOU 24
  62 Taylor Gabriel ATL 26
  63 Cole Beasley DAL 27
  64 Tajae Sharpe TEN 22
  65 Travis Benjamin SD 27
  66 Mohamed Sanu ATL 27
  67 Martavis Bryant PIT 25
  68 Chris Hogan NE 28
  69 Eli Rogers PIT 24
  70 Allen Hurns JAC 25
  71 Pierre Garcon WAS 30
Tier 8
  72 Quincy Enunwa NYJ 24
  73 Paul Richardson SEA 24
  74 Leonte Carroo MIA 23
  75 Devin Funchess CAR 22
 
COMMENTS
  Mike Evans, TB: Relies almost exclusively on talent at the moment; could be scary if he improves as route-runner.

  Odell Beckham Jr., NYG: Almost singlehandedly carried Giants' offense this season.

  Amari Cooper, OAK: Sky-high ceiling but seems to be Derek Carr's second-favorite target; does new OC change that?

  T.Y. Hilton, IND: Finally put it all together on a consistent basis in 2016.

  DeAndre Hopkins, HOU: Good news: it can't get much worse than last year. Bad news: can Houston upgrade his QB?

  Sammy Watkins, BUF: Top-five talent whose early career has been marred by injuries/run-heavy scheme.

  Brandin Cooks, NO: Emergence of Michael Thomas makes Cooks a high-risk/high-reward proposition.

  Keenan Allen, SD: Has played a total of nine games over last two seasons.

  Allen Robinson, JAC: Blake Bortles' ability to bounce back will determine whether or not he can return to WR1 ranks.

  Stefon Diggs, MIN: Seemed to play through injuries all year; 100-catch threat in quick-hitting offense.

  Jordy Nelson, GB: Elite TD production counterbalanced by likelihood he has 1-2 good/great years left.

  Alshon Jeffery, CHI: Injury risk whose stock could increase greatly if he picks right team in free agency.

  DeVante Parker, MIA: Only needs to prove durability in order to become a low-end WR1.

  Terrelle Pryor, CLE: Should only get better and better as he learns his position and gets better QB play.

  Tyreek Hill, KC: Off-field concern until further notice; on field, primed to become all-purpose weapon Percy Harvin was supposed to be.

  Sterling Shepard, NYG: Only concern about ceiling is Eli Manning's declining play.

  Michael Crabtree, OAK: Likely continued emergence of Amari Cooper figures to eventually reduce his role.

  Rishard Matthews, TEN: Proved breakout campaign in 2015 was no fluke. Appears to be Marcus Mariota's top WR option.

  Tyrell Williams, SD: Keenan Allen's continued durability struggles make him a potential steal in all formats.

  Cameron Meredith, CHI: Hard to ignore what former UDFA did with replacement-level quarterbacking when given his shot.

  Josh Doctson, WAS: Real chance he and Jamison Crowder open 2017 as starters.

  Randall Cobb, GB: QB only seemed to have eyes for Nelson/Adams in 2016; red-zone production has dropped off dramatically.

  Marqise Lee, JAC: Emerged as Jags' most consistent receiver in 2016 after Injury-plagued first two seasons.

  Will Fuller, HOU: Great first month as a rookie before Osweiler's confidence fell off a cliff; drops still an issue.

  Kenny Stills, MIA: Rated here as if he will land with a receiver-needy team in free agency.

  John Brown, ARI: Cards believe they have found source of health issue; stock skyrockets if he can stay healthy.

  Malcolm Mitchell, NE: Should overtake Chris Hogan as top outside threat in 2017.

  Laquon Treadwell, MIN: Way too early to give up on him, but long-term stock took a hit with resignation of OC Norv Turner.

  Kevin White, CHI: Freakish talent who has shown no ability to stay healthy and has long way to go as a route-runner.

  Brandon Marshall, NYJ: Nothing went right in 2016, but advanced age suggests his best years are behind him.

  Tavon Austin, LAR: Will be interesting to see if new staff can find better way to utilize explosive chess piece.

  Larry Fitzgerald, ARI: After flirting briefly with retirement, assumption must be made 2017 season will likely be his last.

  Braxton Miller, HOU: Dynamic talent needs Houston QB (whomever that may be) to trust someone besides TEs.

  Taylor Gabriel, ATL: Emerging deep threat who showed he is more than a vertical receiver as season progressed.

  Martavis Bryant, PIT: Has already displayed immense upside and obvious risk.

  Pierre Garcon, WAS: Likely to leave Washington in free agency; could be new team's No. 1 option for a year or two.

  Paul Richardson, SEA: Finally stayed healthy long enough to display huge upside late in the season.

  Leonte Carroo, MIA: Could get a chance to reach considerable ceiling if Kenny Stills leaves in free agency.

  Devin Funchess, CAR: Still plenty of time to develop, although his first two seasons have been mostly disappointing.


Doug Orth has written for FF Today since 2006 and been featured in USA Today’s Fantasy Football Preview magazine since 2010. He hosted USA Today’s hour-long, pre-kickoff fantasy football internet chat every Sunday in 2012-13 and appears as a guest analyst on a number of national sports radio shows, including Sirius XM’s “Fantasy Drive”. Doug is also a member of the Fantasy Sports Writers Association.