With season-long fantasy football drafts right around the corner, five of our top NFL writers have compiled their list of top 40 Wide Receivers for the 2019 NFL season. These rankings are based off of standard PPR scoring via DraftKings and can be used as a cheat sheet for your fantasy football drafts. All five writers submitted their top 40 and the composite rankings are listed below. Our writers also provided in-depth analysis for tight ends they found stood out as sleepers or potential busts.


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Here are their rankings:


1) DeAndre Hopkins, Texans
2) Davante Adams, Packers
3) Julio Jones, Falcons
4) Michael Thomas, Saints
5) Odell Beckham Jr., Browns
6) Tyreek Hill, Chiefs
7) JuJu Smith-Schuster, Steelers
8) Antonio Brown, Raiders
9) Mike Evans, Buccaneers
10) T.Y. Hilton, Colts
11) Keenan Allen, Chargers
12) Adam Thielen, Vikings
13) Stefon Diggs, Vikings
14) Amari Cooper, Cowboys
15) Julian Edelman, Patriots
16) Brandin Cooks, Rams
17) Robert Woods, Rams
Woods will never be drafted as a top-12 wide receiver with his lack of touchdown upside, but he has shown the per game consistency to potentially finish inside the top-10. Woods is currently going as WR16 and being drafted in the fifth round, which would be a steal for the WR1 in a Sean McVay offense, but there’s some skepticism of his upside with Brandin Cooks and Cooper Kupp being viable options for Jared Goff and the Rams’ offense. In the seven games Cooks, Kupp and Woods played together, Woods recorded a 24% target share, which totaled close to eight targets per game. The offense has shown the ability to support two productive receivers (Cooks finished a WR13). Even though Woods hasn’t eclipsed more than six touchdowns in a season, he’s averaged just under 25% in target share over the last two seasons and just over eight targets as well as 11.2 PPR points per game, which makes him a high-end WR2 with solid WR1 upside every week. — Reid Fowler (his rank: 14)</em

18) Kenny Golladay, Lions
19) Chris Godwin, Buccaneers
20) Tyler Lockett, Seahawks
Lockett is a guy I feel is being severely under-ranked entering this fantasy season. He put up career numbers in 2018, still with a modest 57-965-10 line. But with Doug Baldwin out of the picture in Seattle, Lockett will now step into the clear-cut WR1 role, and is prime for a breakout season. I consider him a high-end WR2 from a fantasy standpoint in 2019. — Julian Edlow (his rank: 16)

21) Alshon Jeffery, Eagles
22) Mike Williams, Chargers
23) A.J. Green, Bengals (inj.)
24) Calvin Ridley, Falcons
25) Tyler Boyd, Bengals
26) D.J. Moore, Panthers
27) Allen Robinson, Bears
28) Cooper Kupp, Rams
29) Robby Anderson, Jets
30) Jarvis Landry, Browns
31) Will Fuller V, Texans
32) Dante Pettis, 49ers
33) Christian Kirk, Cardinals
While we don’t know exactly what QB Kyler Murray and new coach Kliff Kingsbury will cook up in Arizona, it’s pretty safe to say there will be plenty of throwing the ball involved. Kirk flashed his potential to be the Cardinals’ best receiver with 590 yards and three touchdowns on just 68 targets in his rookie season. He’s a big-play threat with a high ceiling and makes a great add on your depth chart with breakout potential. — Zach Thompson (his rank: 30)

34) Sammy Watkins, Chiefs
35) Marvin Jones Jr., Lions
36) Golden Tate, Giants
37) Corey Davis, Titans
38) N’Keal Harry, Patriots
39) Sterling Shepard, Giants
40) Dede Westbrook, Jaguars

Also receiving votes: Larry Fitzgerald, Cardinals; Geronimo Allison, Packers; Donte Moncrief, Steelers; Curtis Samuel, Panthers; DeSean Jackson, Eagles; Keke Coutee, Texans; David Moore, Seahawks; Devin Funchess, Colts; Courtland Sutton, Broncos


Meet Our Team of Writers

Click on a name to see each of their rankings with additional analysis

Garion Thorne

Zach Thompson

Julian Edlow

Reid T. Fowler

Steve Buchanan


Also check out the rest of our composite rankings

Top 50 Overall

Top 30 Running Backs

Top 20 Quarterbacks

Top 10 Tight Ends


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