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The top 50 wide receivers in standard leagues for Week 1

OBJ and Antonio Brown switched teams, marking just a couple of the big transactions this offseason that shook up fantasy football. We break down the 50 best wide receivers for standard leagues heading into Week 1.

Cleveland Browns wide receiver Odell Beckham Jr. catches a pass with one hand during warmups prior to a preseason game against the Indianapolis Colts at Lucas Oil Stadium on August 17, 2019 in Indianapolis, Indiana. Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

Wide receiver should continue to be a very deep position in 2019 fantasy football. Along with the 10 or so “elite” options there are plenty of lower ranked players who could not only take a jump into the top 10, but they could also help you win your daily fantasy contest when the price is right.

The most important change for 2019 has Odell Beckham Jr. now paired with Baker Mayfield and company in Cleveland. Along with Jarvis Landry, the duo will cause defenses headaches throughout the season. The bizarre Antonio Brown show hit the road and landed in Oakland. We’ll all be watching to see if he is still a top 5 wide receiver. Andrew Luck’s retirement makes all of Indianapolis’ receiving options less desirable, but keep in mind T.Y. Hilton had a very respectable season with Jacoby Brissett under center last season. Josh Gordon and Tyreek Hill both had their offseason issues, however they are both week 1 starters.

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Other than A.J. Green’s foot issue which will likely keep him out the first 3-4 games, it’s a fairly clean injury report to start the season. Keep an eye on Robby Anderson’s calf. It doesn’t appear it will cost him a game, but anything that could affect his speed may be reason enough to bump him down a few spots in the rankings.

Chris Godwin may not be a household name yet and that is why he has some sleeper appeal in Week 1. The San Francisco pass rush improved in the offseason, but with Nick Bosa questionable it could be a week or two before we see that unit at full force. Digging a little further, Dede Westbrook has a fine matchup against the Kansas City Chiefs. If Nick Foles is an upgrade at quarterback then Westbrook stands to benefit in an otherwise uninspiring receiving corps. Finally, avoiding Mike Williams is a wise move in Week 1. The Los Angeles Chargers offensive line isn’t the teams strong point which could lead to more short passes for Keenan Allen and Hunter Henry.

Wide Receiver standard rankings, Week 1

Rk Player Team Opp
Rk Player Team Opp
1 DeAndre Hopkins HOU @ New Orleans
2 Odell Beckham Jr. CLE vs Tennessee
3 Davante Adams GB @ Chicago
4 Mike Evans TB vs San Francisco
5 Tyreek Hill KC @ Jacksonville
6 Julio Jones ATL @ Minnesota
7 Michael Thomas NO vs Houston
8 JuJu Smith-Schuster PIT @ New England
9 Keenan Allen LAC vs Indianapolis
10 Stefon Diggs MIN vs Atlanta
11 Amari Cooper DAL vs New York Giants
12 Antonio Brown OAK vs Denver
13 Adam Thielen MIN vs Atlanta
14 T.Y. Hilton IND @ Los Angeles Chargers
15 Julian Edelman NE vs Pittsburgh
16 Brandin Cooks LAR @ Carolina
17 Tyler Lockett SEA vs Cincinatti
18 Robert Woods LAR @ Carolina
19 Cooper Kupp LAR @ Carolina
20 Alshon Jeffery PHI vs. Washington
21 Allen Robinson CHI vs Green Bay
22 Kenny Golladay DET @ Arizona
23 Josh Gordon NE vs Pittsburgh
24 Chris Godwin TB vs San Francisco
25 Calvin Ridley ATL @ Minnesota
26 DJ Moore CAR vs Los Angeles Rams
27 Will Fuller HOU @ New Orleans
28 Mike Williams LAC vs. Indianapolis
29 Tyler Boyd CIN @ Seattle
30 Jarvis Landry CLE vs Tennessee
31 Larry Fitzgerald ARI vs Detroit
32 Dante Pettis SF @ Tampa Bay
33 Christian Kirk ARI vs Detroit
34 Emmanuel Sanders DEN @ Oakland
35 Robby Anderson NYJ vs. Buffalo
36 Corey Davis TEN @ Cleveland
37 DeSean Jackson PHI vs Washington
38 Dede Westbrook JAC vs Kansas Chiefs
39 Marvin Jones Jr. DET @ Arizona
40 Marquez Valdez-Scantling GB @ Chicago
41 John Brown BUF @ New York Jets
42 Sammy Watkins KC @ Jacksonville
43 Jamison Crowder NYJ vs Buffalo
44 Curtis Samuel CAR vs Los Angeles Rams
45 Marquise Brown BAL @ Miami
46 Nelson Agholor PHI vs Washington
47 Donte Moncrief PIT @ New England
48 Geronimo Allison GB @ Chicago
49 Anthony Miller CHI vs Green Bay
50 Tyrell Williams OAK vs Denver