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Silva's Best-Ball WR Rankings

by Evan Silva
Updated On: October 4, 2018, 4:04 pm ET



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1. Antonio Brown – Top-3 fantasy WR 4 straight years. Led NFL in receiving yards (1,533) in ’17.
2. Julio Jones – Ranked 2nd in receiving yards (1,444) but only 3 TDs. Positive regression coming.
3. Odell Beckham – Turned in 3 straight top-5 fantasy WR finishes before injury-ruined 2017.
4. DeAndre Hopkins – Overall WR1 in PPG during Deshaun Watson’s Weeks 2-8 run as starter.
5. Michael Thomas – Third in NFL in catches (104) but only 5 TDs. Positive regression candidate.
6. Keenan Allen – Catch machine finally played in all 16 games. Finished WR3 in PPR & non-PPR.
7. Mike Evans – Only 3 WRs have topped 300 catches/4,500 yards by age 24: Fitz, Moss, Evans.
8. A.J. Green – AJG has finished as a top-12 fantasy WR in PPR points per game in 7/7 seasons.
9. Davante AdamsAaron Rodgers’ new No. 1 receiver has back-to-back top-15 fantasy years.
10. Doug Baldwin – Top-15 WR 3 straight years. Jimmy Graham & Paul Richardson likely to leave.
11. Tyreek Hill – Broke out for WR5 (non-PPR) and WR8 (PPR) finishes. New quarterback in K.C.
12. Brandin CooksJulian Edelman (ACL) returns as Cooks enters second year with Tom Brady.
13. Adam Thielen – Finished 8th in NFL in catches (91), 5th in receiving yards (1,276). QB uncertain.
14. Marvin Jones – 8th in NFL in Air Yards (1,624). Has become an elite contested-catch receiver.
15. Amari Cooper – Despite down ‘17, set for target-monster usage if Michael Crabtree gets cut.
16. Alshon Jeffery – Year 2 with Carson Wentz. Including playoffs, scored 10 TDs in last 12 games.
17. Stefon Diggs – Diggs finished WR14 and WR12 in PPR points per game the past two seasons.
18. T.Y. Hilton – If Andrew Luck’s shoulder is healthy, Hilton could be one of 2018’s biggest steals.
19. Golden Tate – Has 90+ catches in 4 straight years. WR17 and WR12 in PPR last two seasons.
20. Larry Fitzgerald – 100+ catches in 3 straight years. Quarterback situation is a major concern.
21. JuJu Smith-Schuster – Beat out Martavis Bryant & averaged 11.6 yards per target at age 20/21.
22. Jordy Nelson – 18 straight games below 80 yards. Per PFF, 45th of 45 WRs in yards/route run.
23. Dez Bryant – Future in Dallas seems murky. Stats and tape show Bryant has clearly lost a step.
24. Devin Funchess – Contract year after breakout season (63/840/8). Carolina likely to add WRs.
25. Robert Woods – Last year’s PPR WR19 in points per game. Would help if Sammy Watkins left.
26. Nelson Agholor – Breakout slot WR’s usage should grow. Eagles manufacture him touches.
27. Jamison Crowder – Set career high in targets (103) despite hamstring woes. Skins No. 1 WR.
28. Cooper Kupp – Finished top 5 in RZ targets (23), led Rams in receiving yards (869) as rookie.
29. Demaryius Thomas – Turned 30 in December. 5-year 1,000-yard streak was snapped in ’17.
30. Emmanuel Sanders – High ankle sprain, bad QB play led to Sanders’ worst season in Denver.
31. Allen Robinson – Tore ACL last Week 1. Now a free agent at age 24. Landing spot is critical.
32. Pierre Garcon – The early favorite to lead Garoppolo-quarterbacked passing game in targets.
33. Josh Gordon – Flashed elite ability in five 2017 appearances. Reliability remains a concern.
34. Will Fuller – In Deshaun Watson’s Weeks 2-8 starts, Fuller was overall WR2 in points/game.
35. Sammy Watkins -- Free agent. Leap of faith. Never gelled with Jared Goff after August trade.
36. Jarvis Landry – Led NFL in catches (112) in ’17. Trade to Cleveland torpedoes his fantasy stock.
37. Corey Davis – 2017 top-5 pick will be popular breakout candidate in promising Titans offense.
38. DeVante Parker – If Jarvis Landry leaves, buy-low target after underwhelming third season.
39. Robby Anderson – 2017 breakout WR has significant off-the-field and quarterback concerns.
40. Julian Edelman – Tore ACL on August 25. 32 in May. Still good bet for prominent role in slot.
41. Marquise Goodwin – Big-play speedster finished top ten in Air Yards, but role will decrease.
42. Martavis Bryant – Got beaten out by JuJu Smith-Schuster. 2018 will be Bryant’s contract year.
43. Kenny Stills – Quietly 9th in NFL in Air Yards last year. 161 targets open with Jarvis Landry gone.
44. Sterling Shepard – Targets will take hit with OBJ back. Should still be safe as Giants No. 2 WR.
45. DeSean Jackson – Intriguing late-round buy-back target after slow first season in Tampa Bay.
46. Chris Hogan – Last year’s PPR WR10 before Week 8 shoulder injury. Edelman’s return hurts.
47. Ted Ginn – Last year’s WR34 (PPR) and WR36 (non-PPR) always a compelling best-ball target.
48. Mohamed Sanu – Career-high 67 catches in ’17. Never eclipsed 800 yards through 6 seasons.
49. Michael Crabtree – 8+ TDs in 3 straight years, but reports indicate Crabtree could still be cut.
50. Marqise Lee – Free agent battled high ankle sprain in ’17. Landing spot will determine outlook.


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Evan Silva
Evan Silva is a senior football editor for Rotoworld.com. He can be found on Twitter .