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2021 Fantasy Football: Week 18 Wide Receiver Rankings

For the first time, we have a Week 18, and that means this is the final wide receiver rankings list for the season. For those who have their championships extended into Week 18, this list will be all you need to take home the trophy.

The final week of the season is always difficult to predict who is going to get playing time and who is going to rest for the playoffs. Good thing I took that into account for you when it comes to this list below.

Just as a reminder this list is based on half PPR scoring.

More Week 18 Rankings: QB | RB | WR | TE 

Week 18 Wide Receiver Notes:

Amon-Ra St. Brown moves into the top-10 for me this week at WR8. He may have won some leagues last week and he is sure to do it again this week against the Packers. The Packers do have a top defense, but after last week’s win against the Vikings, they clinched the number one seed. So, this game has no meaning to the Packers and the starters are likely to be on the bench all game. The Lions on the other hand have nothing to lose and I see St. Brown continued his fantasy dominance this week. It will be smart for the Lions to have the rookie receiver end the season on a high note and get ready for the draft.

Next, I have Michael Pittman Jr. as my WR12 this week. The Colts need to win to have a chance to make the playoffs. Lucky for them, they have the Jaguars this week. If the Jaguars lose they will clinch the number one draft pick for 2022. Not saying they will lose on purpose, but a loss helps them more than a win. The Colts will need a big game out of Pittman if they want to win this one. Last week Jonathan Taylor put the team on his back, and they still ended up losing. I expect Pittman to finish strong against a secondary that will be giving up huge plays all game.

Lastly, I have Hunter Renfrow ranked as my WR17 for the end of the season. This will be a must-watch game. The Raiders will need to win this game to make the playoffs unless the Colts lose, but that is unlikely. Darren Waller is expected to be back, but it will be Renfrow who leads the team in receiving. Since Week 9, Renfrow has only scored in the single digits twice. When it comes to consistency, he is the receiver you will want as your WR2 or flex. He has three touchdowns in the last four weeks and is averaging just under eight targets a game. This game will be a shootout and I expect Derek Carr to look Renfrow’s way all game.

Week 18 Wide Receiver Rankings

1Cooper KuppLARvs. SF
2Deebo SamuelSFat LAR
3Justin JeffersonMINvs. CHI
4Ja'Marr ChaseCINat CLE
5Stefon DiggsBUFvs. NYJ
6Tyreek HillKCat DEN
7A.J. BrownTENat HOU
8Amon-Ra St. BrownDETvs. GB
9Diontae JohnsonPITat BAL
10Keenan AllenLACat LV
11Tee HigginsCINat CLE
12Michael Pittman Jr.INDat JAC
13CeeDee LambDALat PHI
14Jaylen WaddleMIAvs. NE
15D.K. MetcalfSEAat ARI
16Tyler LockettSEAat ARI
17Hunter RenfrowLVvs. LAC
18Mike EvansTBvs. CAR
19Brandin CooksHOUvs. TEN
20Christian KirkARIvs. SEA
21Odell Beckham Jr.LARvs. SF
22Van JeffersonLARvs. SF
23DJ MooreCARat TB
24Amari CooperDALat PHI
25Davante AdamsGBat DET
26Marquise BrownBALvs. PIT
27Brandon AiyukSFat LAR
28Darnell MooneyCHIat MIN
29DeVonta SmithPHIvs. DAL
30Mike WilliamsLACat LV
31Russell GageATLvs. NO
32Chase ClaypoolPITat BAL
33Cordarrelle PattersonATLvs. NO
34Tyler BoydCINat CLE
35Terry McLaurinWASat NYG
36Braxton BerriosNYJat BUF
37Jarvis LandryCLEvs. CIN
38DeVante ParkerMIAvs. NE
39Jakobi MeyersNEat MIA
40A.J. GreenARIvs. SEA
41K.J. OsbornMINvs. CHI
42Kendrick BourneNEat MIA
43Cole BeasleyBUFvs. NYJ
44Cyril Grayson Jr.TBvs. CAR
45Courtland SuttonDENvs. KC
46Gabriel DavisBUFvs. NYJ
47Josh ReynoldsDETvs. GB
48Jerry JeudyDENvs. KC
49Marquez Valdes-ScantlingGBat DET
50Marquez CallawayNOat ATL

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