Welcome to my 2019 fantasy football positional rankings series. Continuing my series of fantasy football rankings, today I will examine the wide receiver position. This post has been updated slightly as news has changed. You can also check out my QB, RB, TE and K/DST rankings.
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Note: Rankings and references are based on half-PPR scoring with auction values assuming a $200 budget and 12-team league size. Average Draft Positions (ADPs) used are from Fantasy Football Calculator.
With that said, below are my top 70 fantasy wide receivers for the 2019 NFL season.
Scroll down for a chart with each player’s ranking.
1. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons (Bye: 9, Auction: $48)
Averaging more than 100 yards per game in five of the past six seasons, Jones has led the NFL in that category in three of the past four. After turning his 113 receptions into a league-high 1,677 yards last season, Jones is a lock for 1,400-plus yards as long as he stays healthy. Scoreless through last year’s first seven games (53 receptions on 81 targets), Jones managed to score eight touchdowns over the final nine games of the season. With a size-speed profile that should lead to more touchdowns, Jones has scored double-digit touchdowns only once (10, 2012), but I have him projected to lead the NFL in receiving yardage once again.
2. DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans (Bye: 10, Auction: $47)
A career-high catch rate (70.6%) led to career highs in receptions (115) and yards (1,572) last season yet Hopkins has been remarkably consistent over his career despite the team’s poor quarterback play before Deshaun Watson. Hopkins now has at least 95 catches, 1,375 yards and 11 touchdowns in three of his past four season.
3. Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers (Bye: 11, Auction: $47)
Adams set career highs across the board in 2018—111 catches on 169 targets for 1,386 yards and 13 touchdowns. He extended his streak of double-digit touchdowns to three seasons, and Aaron Rodgers’s go-to receiver is a perennial threat to lead the NFL in receiving touchdowns and the position in fantasy points.
4. Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints (Bye: 9, Auction: $44)
Three years into his young career, Thomas has improved each season—92/1,137/9 in 2016, 104/1,245/5 in 2017 and 125/1,405/9 in 2018. Out of the 19 100-catch seasons over the past three years, only Christian McCaffrey (86.3%, 2018) had a better catch rate than Thomas (85.0%) did last year. Now that he’s been made the highest-paid wide receiver in the NFL, we no longer have to worry about a holdout.