Fantasy Football Rankings: Top 30 Wide Receivers

Welcome to Part Three of a five-part series ranking the best NFL players from a fantasy football point of view. Next, for the wide receivers.

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30. Allen Robinson, Chicago Bears

The leading wideout on the Bears should benefit from both the Jordan Howard trade and Mitchell Trubisky’s rising skill level.

29. Emmanuel Sanders, Denver Broncos

Sanders is a terrific receiver, but he’s stuck getting passes from Joe Flacco, which definitely hurts his value.

28. Robby Anderson, New York Jets

All signs point to Anderson being poised for a big year and an uptick in action after he made just nine starts last year.

27. Tyler Boyd, Cincinnati Bengals

A.J. Green’s injury coupled with Boyd’s skill make the young wideout an enticing fantasy selection.

26. Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Godwin played terrific football last year as the WR3 in Tampa. But with Adam Humphries gone, Godwin’s value rises even more.

25. Alshon Jeffery, Philadelphia Eagles

Jeffery is never a receiver everyone tries to snag early in the draft, but he’s the top wide receiver catching passes from Carson Wentz, which helps.

24. Calvin Ridley, Atlanta Falcons

Ridley is stuck behind Julio Jones but he still manages to make big plays as he catches passes from Matt Ryan.

23. Sammy Watkins, Kansas City Chiefs

Tyreek Hill will play this season, but Sammy Watkins is still poised for a big year with the  uncertainty at running back.

22. Kenny Golladay, Detroit Lions

Golladay appears poised to take the No. 1 wideout role in Detroit, which can only improve is value.

21. Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams

If Kupp can stay healthy after his torn ACL last season, he should be able to have another great season.

20. Robert Woods, Los Angeles Rams

It may be a crowded receiver room in Los Angeles, but Woods has proven that he can be valuable no matter this situation.

19. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals

Health is key for A.J. Green, who has consistently been a strong and reliable wide receiver to draft.

18. Jarvis Landry, Cleveland Browns

Landry’s value took a hit with the Odell Beckham, Jr. trade, but he’s still a terrific receiver who should be on your radar.

17. Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks

Doug Baldwin is gone, leaving Russell Wilson with Lockett as his primary target. Expect a breakout year from him.

16. Julian Edelman, New England Patriots

Edelman should be recovered from his hand injury by season start, and with him being Tom Brady’s favorite target, he’ll be busy this season.

15. Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Vikings

Diggs is already a great receiver, but his value could rise even more if Kirk Cousins can improve his play this season.

14. Brandin Cooks, Los Angeles Rams

Cooks is the leader of the Rams’ receiver trio, and he, too, is poised for a big season in 2019 with the reigning NFC champs.

13. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts

Hilton has always been a reliable receiver and Luck’s favorite target. He’ll fit the same definition in 2019.

12. Amari Cooper, Dallas Cowboys

Cooper’s skill was a surprise when he was traded to Dallas. There’s no reason his value should drop entering 2019, but rather it will rise.

11. Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Mike Evans has what it takes to be a top five receiver, but he’s not there yet. Maybe catching passes from a devoted Jameis Winston will help this season.

10. Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs

Hill is in the clear. He’s good to go for all 16 games. The speedy threat will make all fantasy owners happy they drafted him.

9. Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers

Melvin Gordon’s potential holdout only helps Allen, who is already one of the league’s best wideouts and easily a fantasy favorite.

8. Odell Beckham, Jr., Cleveland Browns

It’s quite a nice upgrade and boost in value when you go from catching passes from Eli Manning to catching them from Baker Mayfield.

7. Adam Thielen, Minnesota Vikings

Thielen has been a fantasy football beast for a while now, and his value will only rise as Kirk Cousins plays better.

6. Antonio Brown, Oakland Raiders

Brown’s value drops a bit with the trade, and he’ll be someone to monitor. Will the change of scenery be good, or was he better in Pittsburgh’s system?

5. Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers

Some people have Adams at No. 1, but right now it’s safe to put him at No. 5. He could very well prove me wrong this season, though.

4. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons

Jones says he’s going for 3,000 yards this season. But even if he falls 1,000 shy, he’ll still be one of the best wide receivers in the league.

3. JuJu Smith-Schuster, Pittsburgh Steelers

With Antonio Brown gone, the sky is the limit for Smith-Schuster, who impressed in the backup role last season and will do so again as a starter.

2. Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints

With a hefty new extension, Thomas should be ready to prove he is worth is money as he battles for a bid to be named the league’s MVP.

1. DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans

There’s not much to be said about Hopkins other than that he’s the best wide receiver in the NFL, so draft him if you can. End of story.

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