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McFarland: 2021 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings & Tiers

Dec 20, 2020; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) runs with the ball during the third quarter against the Chicago Bears at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn-USA TODAY Sports

Every fantasy player knows how integral ranking players is to fantasy football preparation. Many, though, don't know that grouping them into tiers is crucial to identifying the value you might be leaving in the draft room. For example, if you're on the clock and looking at several quarterbacks in the same tier, it could make sense to wait for a round — someone equally as worthy will probably be available with your next pick.


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Tiers also help group players with similar expectations based on upside and floor. Most importantly, we don't want to pay more than the next drafter for a similar player.

ADP = PPR (Fantasy Pros based on ESPN, Fantrax, MFL and RTSports)

Last updated: Sep. 2, 2021 / Find additional positional rankings here.

TIER 1: THE BIG THREE

Rank Player Team ADP
1 Davante Adams Packers 6
2 Tyreek Hill Chiefs 12
3 Stefon Diggs Bills 14

An argument exists for each of these options as the No. 1 overall fantasy wide receiver. Draft them in the first round with confidence.

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