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Ranking the fantasy WRs by tier

By Jeff Ratcliffe
Aug 16, 2017

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EAST RUTHERFORD, NJ - AUGUST 11: Odell Beckham Jr. #13 of the New York Giants talks with Antonio Brown #84 of the Pittsburgh Steelers before an NFL preseason game at MetLife Stadium on August 11, 2017 in East Rutherford, New Jersey. (Photo by Rich Schultz/Getty Images)

Wide receiver is extremely deep this season. As you’ll see in the tiers below, there are a lot of strong options who will likely come off the board in the first four rounds. The good news is that you’ll still have plenty of upside options in the middle and later rounds.

With the quarterback tiers and running back tiers in the books, let’s get into the receivers. Please note that these tiers are for standard leagues. Players with a value upgrade in PPR formats are indicated.

▲ = PPR Upgrade

Tier 1 – Round 1

Antonio Brown
Julio Jones
Odell Beckham Jr.

The Big 3 are about as safe as it gets at any position this season. You’re likely looking at picks 3-5 in most drafts this year. Brown offers a massive floor and ceiling combination that’s simply unparalleled in the league today. Jones could certainly threaten for the league lead in targets yet again, but he’s just a tick behind Brown. An argument could be made for Beckham as the No. 2 option, especially in standard scoring. His ceiling rivals Brown’s, though he isn’t likely to see as much target volume.

Tier 2 – Rounds 1-2

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