2017 Fantasy Football: Wide Receiver Rankings (PPR Scoring)

By John Leinweber
Jul. 19, 2017

Wide Receiver is often the most consistent position in fantasy from a production standpoint. The reason that players like Antonio Brown, Julio Jones, and Odell Beckham Jr. have been first or second round picks in each of the last three seasons is because of their consistent high level of production. However, this doesn’t mean that wide receivers can’t always live up to expectations. I previously wrote an article shown here, that illustrates the issues regarding all receivers going in the third or fourth rounds of drafts, and what is holding them back from being a WR1. Receivers don’t always get the consistent touches that running backs get, so there can be a fairly low floor on a week to week basis. However, overall the numbers wide receivers are expected to produce are often very consistent. The biggest concerns in drafts are navigating injury history, poor Quarterback play, and ultimately finding the diamond in the rough.

*Courtesy of NFLMocks.com

The rankings below are for PPR scoring, which traditionally favor receivers more than running backs. This is because any player who catches a pass automatically receives a point for the receptions, and a point per 10 yards. Even though this rule doesn’t only help out receivers, this position is the primary beneficiary. This will bump up the value of receivers who catch a lot of passes but aren’t big touchdown threats, like Julian Edelman, Jarvis Landry, and Golden Tate. However, this format also decreases the value of big play threats, like Ted Ginn Jr., Kenny Stills, and Marvin Jones. This is all important to take into consideration on draft day, and focus on understanding your league’s rules.

Below are my top 50 receiver rankings for this 2017 fantasy football campaign.

Top 50 Wide Receivers 2017 (PPR Scoring)

  1. Antonio Brown, Pittsburgh Steelers
  2. Julio Jones, Atlanta Falcons
  3. Odell Beckham Jr., New York Giants
  4. A.J. Green, Cincinnati Bengals
  5. Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  6. Jordy Nelson, Green Bay Packers
  7. T.Y. Hilton, Indianapolis Colts
  8. Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints
  9. Dez Bryant, Dallas Cowboys
  10. Amari Cooper, Oakland Raiders
  11. Doug Baldwin, Seattle Seahawks
  12. DeAndre Hopkins, Houston Texans
  13. Jarvis Landry, Miami Dolphins
  14. Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos
  15. Julian Edelman, New England Patriots
  16. Brandin Cooks, New England Patriots
  17. Emmanuel Sanders, Denver Broncos
  18. Golden Tate, Detroit Lions
  19. Michael Crabtree, Oakland Raiders
  20. Alshon Jeffery, Philadelphia Eagles
  21. Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers
  22. Terrelle Pryor Sr., Washington Redskins
  23. Allen Robinson, Jacksonville Jaguars
  24. Davante Adams, Green Bay Packers
  25. Stefon Diggs, Minnesota Vikings
  26. Pierre Garcon, San Francisco 49ers
  27. Larry Fitzgerald, Arizona Cardinals
  28. Sammy Watkins, Buffalo Bills
  29. Jamison Crowder, Washington Redskins
  30. Martavis Bryant, Pittsburgh Steelers
  31. Donte Moncrief, Indianapolis Colts
  32. Mike Wallace, Baltimore Ravens
  33. Jordan Matthews, Philadelphia Eagles
  34. Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs
  35. Brandon Marshall, New York Giants
  36. Willie Snead, New Orleans Saints
  37. Robert Woods, Los Angeles Rams
  38. Kelvin Benjamin, Carolina Panthers
  39. Adam Thielen, Minnesota Vikings
  40. DeSean Jackson, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  41. Eric Decker, Tennessee Titans
  42. Jeremy Maclin, Baltimore Ravens
  43. Cameron Meredith, Chicago Bears
  44. Randall Cobb, Green Bay Packers
  45. Corey Coleman, Cleveland Browns
  46. Zay Jones, Buffalo Bills
  47. DeVante Parker, Miami Dolphins
  48. Corey Davis, Tennessee Titans
  49. Kenny Britt, Cleveland Browns
  50. Kevin White, Chicago Bears
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