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Pre-draft wide receiver rankings for 2021 fantasy football

Free agency has shuffled the rankings around before we hit the NFL Draft. See where your favorite players have landed.

Justin Jefferson #18 of the Minnesota Vikings catches a pass against Rashard Robinson #38 of the Dallas Cowboys in the fourth quarter during their game at U.S. Bank Stadium on November 22, 2020 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Stephen Maturen/Getty Images

The 2021 NFL Draft is on the horizon while free agency has gone through its initial burst. That brings us to our next fantasy rankings update. We’ll take into account all of the signings, but will continue to steer clear of ranking rookies. These are based on .5 PPR scoring.

There has been plenty of wide receiver movement this offseason, with Kenny Golladay landing with the Giants as the biggest move. His fantasy upside doesn’t get a huge bump in New York, but there is room for upside if the team and Daniel Jones can take a step forward offensively.

Corey Davis parlayed his strong 2020 into a nice contract with the Jets and whoever they have at quarterback in 2021. Will Fuller’s upside in Miami also depends on the the Dolphins young quarterback Tua Tagovaila. Curtis Samuel will join Terry McLaurin and Ryan Fitzpatrick in Washington for what should be an inconsistent, but high-upside fantasy spot. The Patriots brought in Nelson Agholor and Kendrick Bourne, but we’ll need to see that offense get more pass friendly before looking at either in fantasy.

We had T.Y. Hilton and JuJu Smith-Schuster stick with their respective teams, likely keeping their fantasy upside somewhat depressed compared to what a new team might have brought. And there were a lot of other moves involving third and fourth string receivers to shift them around in the rankings.

2021 Wide Receiver Rankings

Rk Name Tm
Rk Name Tm
1 Tyreek Hill KC
2 Stefon Diggs BUF
3 DeAndre Hopkins ARI
4 Davante Adams GB
5 Calvin Ridley ATL
6 D.K. Metcalf SEA
7 Justin Jefferson MIN
8 Keenan Allen LAC
9 Chris Godwin TB
10 Terry McLaurin WAS
11 A.J. Brown TEN
12 Allen Robinson II CHI
13 Julio Jones TEN
14 Mike Evans TB
15 Michael Thomas NO
16 CeeDee Lamb DAL
17 Robert Woods LAR
18 D.J. Moore CAR
19 Amari Cooper DAL
20 Adam Thielen MIN
21 Cooper Kupp LAR
22 Kenny Golladay NYG
23 D.J. Chark Jr. JAC
24 Diontae Johnson PIT
25 Tee Higgins CIN
26 Brandon Aiyuk SF
27 Tyler Lockett SEA
28 Odell Beckham Jr. CLE
29 Courtland Sutton DEN
30 Chase Claypool PIT
31 JuJu Smith-Schuster PIT
32 Ja'Marr Chase CIN
33 Will Fuller V MIA
34 Robby Anderson CAR
35 Brandin Cooks HOU
36 Tyler Boyd CIN
37 Curtis Samuel WAS
38 Deebo Samuel SF
39 Jerry Jeudy DEN
40 Jarvis Landry CLE
41 Marquise Brown BAL
42 DeVante Parker MIA
43 Michael Pittman Jr. IND
44 DeVonta Smith PHI
45 T.Y. Hilton IND
46 Laviska Shenault Jr. JAC
47 Michael Gallup DAL
48 Mecole Hardman KC
49 Corey Davis NYJ
50 Mike Williams LAC
51 Marvin Jones Jr. JAC
52 Antonio Brown TB
53 John Brown LV
54 Henry Ruggs III LV
55 Jalen Reagor PHI
56 Jaylen Waddle MIA
57 Cole Beasley BUF
58 Nelson Agholor NE
59 Darnell Mooney CHI
60 Jamison Crowder NYJ
61 Christian Kirk ARI
62 Parris Campbell IND
63 Sterling Shepard NYG
64 Darius Slayton NYG
65 Rashod Bateman BAL
66 Denzel Mims NYJ
67 Josh Reynolds TEN
68 Breshad Perriman DET
69 Emmanuel Sanders BUF
70 Elijah Moore NYJ
71 Tim Patrick DEN
72 Tyrell Williams DET
73 Jalen Guyton LAC
74 Gabriel Davis BUF
75 Bryan Edwards LV
76 Allen Lazard GB
77 KJ Hamler DEN
78 Rondale Moore ARI
79 Marquez Valdes-Scantling GB
80 Sammy Watkins BAL
81 James Washington PIT
82 A.J. Green ARI
83 Jakobi Meyers NE
84 Tre'Quan Smith NO
85 Russell Gage ATL
86 Terrace Marshall Jr. CAR
87 Preston Williams MIA
88 Dez Fitzpatrick TEN
89 Anthony Miller CHI
90 Randall Cobb HOU
91 Quintez Cephus DET
92 Amon-Ra St. Brown DET
93 Amari Rodgers GB
94 Rashard Higgins CLE
95 Hunter Renfrow LV
96 Kendrick Bourne NE
97 Keke Coutee HOU
98 Zach Pascal IND
99 Cam Sims WAS
100 DeSean Jackson LAR
101 Scotty Miller TB
102 Tyler Johnson TB
103 Tyron Johnson LAC
104 Kadarius Toney NYG
105 Dyami Brown WAS
106 D'Wayne Eskridge SEA
107 Keelan Cole Sr. NYJ
108 N'Keal Harry NE
109 David Moore CAR
110 Tylan Wallace BAL
111 Cornell Powell KC
112 Tutu Atwell LAR
113 Collin Johnson JAC
114 Nico Collins HOU
115 Cordarrelle Patterson ATL
116 Lynn Bowden Jr. MIA
117 Van Jefferson LAR
118 Travis Fulgham PHI
119 Demarcus Robinson KC
120 Byron Pringle KC
121 Andy Isabella ARI
122 Donovan Peoples-Jones CLE
123 Devin Duvernay BAL
124 Anthony Schwartz CLE
125 Josh Palmer LAC
126 Ihmir Smith-Marsette MIN
127 John Ross NYG
128 Auden Tate CIN
129 Greg Ward PHI