Top 75 Dynasty WR Rankings for 2019 Fantasy Football
Wide receivers are a mercurial sort. A change in QB, an addition to the roster, a new coach and all of a sudden their roles turn upside down. Maybe this provides some reasoning as to why we see the same names grouped near the top year over year in relation to other positions. The very top few are the only ones whose targets remain offense agnostic. For everyone else, it’s a mad rat race for whoever can gain more of his QB’s favor the fastest during the course of the year. Still, using situation, future team contracts, and offensive schemes we can attempt to predict where the dominoes will fall come the end of the 2019 season. Read below to find out where your guys stand on the Dynasty WR Rankings.
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The Commanders 1-9
The nine receivers at the top of this group are guys that year in, year out consistently demand targets. As volume drives fantasy production more than any other variable, these guys manage to maintain that volume. No changes in their organization or changes to their team situation affect their roles. They are the focus of their offenses every week. The elite of the elite, guys like Deandre Hopkins, Odell Beckham Jr., Michael Thomas, Antonio Brown, and Juju Smith-Schuster headline the top of our dynasty WR rankings.
Just Missed the Cut 11-17
Just below the top group is a compilation of extremely valuable wideouts who just barely miss the “elite” category cutoff. Brandin Cooks, Adam Thielen, Stefon Diggs, and Kenny Golladay comprise some of the big names of this group. These guys should be thought of as low end WR1s on teams with strengths at other position groups or top level WR2s on championship rosters. Most of these guys will retain or increase in value for the foreseeable future.
Best of the Rest 18-27
Like the group before them, these guys just miss out on the WR1 elite level status. The difference between this group and the last is that these guys lack the WR1 upside still found in the “Just Missed the Cut Tier.” Still very valuable assets, strong teams can be made with stacking these guys and going run heavy in a startup for example. Cooper Kupp, Tyler Lockett, Robert Woods, and Tyler Boyd headline these guys. Every receiver in this group with the exception of Edelman due to age is still worth a first round pick plus in dynasty rookie drafts.
Upside Plays 29-34
Jarvis Landry, Keke Coutee, Dede Westbrook, and Sammy Watkins define a group with values that are difficult to pinpoint. Although WR2 ceilings are a distinct possibility for members of this tier there is an unpredictable nature to them. Whether it be how Odell affects Landry, or if Coutee can stay healthy, or if Watkins can fulfill the “Tyreek” role the question marks surrounding these players should urge you to rely on them to be no more than baseline WR3 values on your team. Things will move rapidly for this group in-season with either an exponential increase in value on the horizon or the exact opposite.
Solid if Unspectacular 35-60
Receivers in this range can be counted on to contribute to your dynasty team in a meaningful way but not a consistent one. A splash play from Will Fuller or Marquise Brown will dazzle but injuries will become a factor. Playing time may be inconsistent for rookies in this group as they develop and roles will be constantly in flux. Think of WR’s in this range as a first man up “break glass” type player. Possession types like Quincy Enunwa and Sterling Shepard also populate this section of our dynasty WR rankings
The Rest 61-75
Bench players only. These players won’t likely command enough volume to be relevant. The younger ones in this range make for interesting pickups, but you shouldn’t be relying upon them to win you games.
Top 75 Dynasty WR Rankings
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Agree with these tiered dynasty WR rankings? Vehemently disagree? Let me know on twitter @EtanMozia
Etan Mozia has been involved with sports as a whole for over two decades and has written about athletics in some capacity since 2005. Focused primarily on the NFL and EPL, Etan has seen his work featured on sites like FantasyPros, Advanced Sports Logic, and FFD260 among others. Currently, his work is housed on FantraxHQ and FantasyPros. An avid lover of dynasty leagues specifically, you can also listen to him on his podcast, The Dynasty Diagnostic (@DynoDiagnostic), as he breaks down rosters and provides pertinent and practical advice for dynasty squads looking to give their team an edge. Follow him on twitter @EtanMozia.
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