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Fantasy Football: Wide receiver depth charts and rankings post 2017 NFL Draft

Good-bye Keenan Allen. Hello Mike Williams. Just kidding, Allen isn’t going anywhere. Man the Chargers are loaded.

NFL: Los Angeles Chargers-Mike Williams Press Conference Kelvin Kuo-USA TODAY Sports

The 2017 NFL draft has come and gone and now it’s time to see how the dust has settled.

Here is the wide receiver depth chart for all 32 teams. The receivers labeled Starters are currently set to be the outside receivers come September. I’ve added Slot to the Backup category simply because most teams run three receivers so all three are valid options. However, on some depth charts, a slot receiver was not specified so the receiver shown is just the next in line.

For each WR, I’ve attached my current fantasy Value in standard leagues: WR1 (top 10), WR2 (11-25), Flex (26-45), Flier (worth a late pick) and Don’t Bother (pretty self explanatory). This value is as the roster currently stands.


WR depth charts

Team Starters Value Slot/Backup Value
Team Starters Value Slot/Backup Value
ARI Larry Fitzgerald Flex J.J. Nelson Flier
John Brown Flier
ATL Julio Jones WR1 Taylor Gabriel Flex
Mohamed Sanu Flier
BAL Mike Wallace Flier Breshad Perriman Flier
Michael Campanaro Don’t Bother
BUF Sammy Watkins WR2 Andre Holmes Don’t Bother
Zay Jones Flier
CAR Kelvin Benjamin Flex Curtis Samuel Flex
Devin Funchess Flier
CHI Kevin White Flier Kendall Wright Flier
Cameron Meredith Flier
CIN A.J. Green WR1 John Ross Flex
Brandon LaFell Don’t Bother
CLE Corey Coleman Flex Rashard Higgins Don’t Bother
Kenny Britt Flier
DAL Dez Bryant WR1 Cole Beasley Flier
Terrance Williams Flier
DEN Demaryius Thomas WR2 Cody Latimer Don’t Bother
Emmanuel Sanders Flex
DET Golden Tate Flex Jared Abbrederis Don’t Bother
Marvin Jones Flier
GB Jordy Nelson WR1 Randall Cobb Flex
Davante Adams WR2
HOU DeAndre Hopkins WR2 Jaelen Strong Don’t Bother
Will Fuller V Flier
IND T.Y. Hilton WR1 Phillip Dorsett Don’t Bother
Donte Moncrief Flex
JAC Allen Robinson Flex Marqise Lee Flier
Allen Hurns Flier
KC Jeremy Maclin Flier Tyreek Hill WR2
Chris Conley Don’t Bother
LAC Keenan Allen WR2 Travis Benjamin Flier
Mike Williams WR2
LAR Tavon Austin Don’t Bother Bradley Marquez Don’t Bother
Robert Woods Don’t Bother
MIA DeVante Parker Flier Jarvis Landry WR2
Kenny Stills Flier
MIN Stefon Diggs Flex Laquon Treadwell Don’t Bother
Adam Thielen Flier
NE Chris Hogan/Malcolm Mitchell Flier Julian Edelman WR2
Brandin Cooks WR2
NO Michael Thomas WR1 Willie Snead Flier
Ted Ginn Jr. Flier
NYG Odell Beckham Jr. WR1 Sterling Shepard Flex
Brandon Marshall Flex
NYJ Eric Decker Flier Charone Peake Don’t Bother
Quincy Enunwa Flier
OAK Amari Cooper WR1 Seth Roberts Don’t Bother
Michael Crabtree WR2
PHI Alshon Jeffery WR2 Jordan Matthews Flex
Torrey Smith Don’t Bother
PIT Antonio Brown WR1 Eli Rogers Don’t Bother
Martavis Bryant Flex
SF Pierre Garcon Flex Jeremy Kerley Flier
Marquise Goodwin Don’t Bother
SEA Doug Baldwin WR2 Tyler Lockett Flier
Jermaine Kearse Don’t Bother
TB Mike Evans WR1 Adam Humphries Don’t Bother
DeSean Jackson Flex
TEN Rishard Matthews Flex Harry Douglas Don’t Bother
Corey Davis WR2
WAS Terrelle Pryor Sr. WR2 Jamison Crowder Flex
Josh Doctson Flier

Quick Thoughts:

  • Expected more of a shake up in my rankings given the influx of receiving talent but not too much changed. The top guys are clearly the top guys and there is definitely some real high-potential guys I currently have ranked as WR2 or even flex options.
  • I think I’ve expressed already my level of excitement towards Corey Davis ending up with the Titans. Still, I can’t get enough of this and his impact on the Titans is big. He immediately bumps Rishard Matthews to a flex option in my book and you can disregard pretty much any other receiver on that team not named Delanie Walker. Davis is going to be the real deal (fingers crossed).
  • There was a small part of me that wanted to put John Ross as a WR2 on the list but the much larger, sane part of me went against that idea. Ross did end up in the perfect location but the speedster won’t have the day one targets that Davis and Mike Williams will have. And even with Williams, he’s a fringe WR2 to me. Keenan Allen is still the head receiver in San Diego Los Angeles and if he can stay healthy, I’d expect him to still receive most of Philip Rivers’ targets.
  • Names to keep eyes out for: ArDarius Stewart (3rd rd pick for Jets), JuJu Smith-Schuster (2nd rd pick for Steelers), Carlos Henderson (3rd rd pick for Broncos), Ryan Switzer (4th rd pick for Cowboys), Kenny Golladay (3rd rd pick for Lions), Cooper Kupp (3rd rd pick for Rams). All these guys are starting a few places down in the depth chart but could see their roles increase given playing time.

Let me know your thoughts on my rankings in the comments!