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  • Dynasty Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Tier Rankings for 2024

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    Wide Receivers are the kings of offensive dynasty fantasy football. There are so many talented players in the position, but how do they stack up? Dynasty Wide Receivers are typically the most played position in fantasy football, so let’s dive deep into our dynasty Wide Receiver Rankings!


    Our own amazing Britney Foxworth ranked her top 12 WRs a few weeks ago, here. We will go deeper here, while also adding some changes near the top! Below are 12 tiers with various styles of players. Mid-to-low-tier WRs can explode and take your team from good to a juggernaut. These rankings are very flexible, age matters in dynasty, so some top-15 redraft players are not in the top 36 WRs.

    It should be noted that there are some cases where I have a player a little higher or lower than their bucket, but they do still fit in this range generally and in “perceived value”. The hope here is to show value on WRs to give an edge on startups and in trades. Within each tier, players have been ranked in my order of preference and player ranking, but those are high variance due to player (you!) preferences and team needs.

     

    Check out more of our 2024 Dynasty Fantasy Football Tiers

     

    Now on to the dynasty WR rankings breakdown!

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    The Young elites

    1. Justin Jefferson

    2. Ja’Marr Chase

    3. CeeDee Lamb

    These dudes are the cream of the crop. Some of the most talented WRs in the league and they are all young. Chase and Lamb have great QB play, while Jefferson has dominated with solid QB play, which he hopes to maintain. In addition to being 3 of the 5-6 best WRs in the game, they are young. Jefferson and Lamb will be 25 throughout next season, while Chase will be 24. 

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    The game changers 

    4. Amon-Ra St. Brown

    5. A.J. Brown

    6. Chris Olave

    7. Tyreek Hill

    8. Brandon Aiyuk

    In the end, these 5 are all an elite QB away from joining tier 1. There are other factors, Hill’s age, Aiyuk’s target competition, St. Brown facing a scheme drop-off, etc. All 5 ended up in as WR16 or better this season. Their numbers should be sustainable too, as all but Aiyuk were top 13 in targets too. These players are dynamic and dominant talents, though none play similarly, which is neat as heck!

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    Young talents with a QB question or an established WR1

    9. Jaylen Waddle

    10. Jaxon Smith-Njigba

    11. Puka Nacua

    12. Garrett Wilson

    Three former first-round picks and Nacua in this tier. There are multiple players who set rookie records here (Nacua broke Waddle’s reception record), and a former rookie of the year! Then there is JSN, a fundamentals machine with juice, which showed improvement almost every week. Wilson has a massive QB question with old, injured Aaron Rodgers, while the others have elite players around them and their own potential QB turnover/tumult.

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    Young talents with a QB question or established WR1, part 2

    13. Michael Pittman Jr

    14. D.J. Moore

    15. Zay Flowers

    16. DeVonta Smith

    17. Drake London

    Pittman, Moore, and Smith each finished the year as top 20 WRs despite QB questions. The trio is dealing with inaccurate/injured QBs but still can produce WR1 seasons. Flowers and London have great talent, but both are fighting for targets with a great receiving TE and a great run game. All but Flowers have QB questions, whether it be accuracy, health, or who they even are, but with the right guy they can explode.

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    Studs who are Boom or Bust

    18. Nico Collins

    19. D.K. Metcalf

    20. Tee Higgins

    21. Deebo Samuel

    These players all have the ability to be the overall WR1 on any given week. They also may finish with 3 points. Collins gets to the top of the tier by having the best QB (factoring in Higgins may leave in free agency), youngest (only by a few months on Higgins, but still), having the least target competition, and being the least known commodity. Each of the other 3 has a teammate in the top 10 of this list, lowering their ceilings. 

    A quick break! From here on out, the dynasty WR tiers get a bit dicey. The next two tiers could easily be flipped, but it depends on the team build. We have older, more dominant players for today and some promising young talent. If you want to win a chip in 2024 or even 2025, grab the next tier! If you are building for 2026 and beyond, trade the next group for the younger guys (maybe even with a pick)!

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    The old guard

    22. Stefon Diggs

    23. Davante Adams

    24. Mike Evans

    25. Amari Cooper

    Davante Adams and Mike Evans continue to dominate, both finishing as WR1s. Stefon Diggs also was a top 12 WR, though he was absurdly cold to end the year with only 2 of his last 8 games being within the top 45(!!!) WRs. This stretch feels like an outlier, but he no longer is the consistent WR1 threat he had been with Buffalo. Amari Cooper had only 3 WR1 weeks, so he may be on the decline (though one was a record-setting day).

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    Talented first and second-year guys we want to see more consistency from (or to get a QB)

    26. Rashee Rice

    27. Jordan Addison

    28. Jahan Dotson

    29. Jayden Reed

    30. George Pickens

    31. Tank Dell

    32. Josh Downs

    Here we have a bunch of young players who have flashed legitimate (team) WR1 flashes but also have at least one good-to-great target with them. All are great talents, but we need a bit more before vaulting them into higher tiers. Rice seems the best bet to ascend as he is paired with Patrick Mahomes. Addison, Dotson, and Pickens do not have their long-term QB on the roster, while Jayden Reed and Tank Dell seem to have a superstar throwing passes, while Downs hopefully (from a Colts’ fan perspective) has that as well. 

    Another quick break! The margin between the rest of these dynasty WR tiers is razor-thin and really comes down to preference and need. I mentioned earlier that these buckets are not necessarily how I would rank them, 1-63, and this is really where that shows.

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    Perennial WR2s with WR1 upside

    33. Chris Godwin

    34. Calvin Ridley

    35. Terry McLaurin

    36. Diontae Johnson

    37. Christian Kirk

    Chris Godwin, Calvin Ridley, and Terry McLaurin have finished between WR14 and 32 (Half-PPR) in almost every full season they have played. The outliers are a top 4 overall finish for each of Godwin and Ridley. Johnson has a WR1 and WR2 season, with some bad injury and TD luck mixed in. Christian Kirk has had two solid years with Trevor Lawrence, though 2022 was far better. 

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    The older guard

    38. Cooper Kupp

    39. Keenan Allen

    40. DeAndre Hopkins

    These three may end up in Canton but are currently towards the end of their careers. Kupp still has WR1 potential in LA, but Puka Nacua has overtaken the top role. Keenan Allen was spectacular with Justin Herbert but might be a cap casualty. Nuk Hopkins finished as a WR2, doing much better with rookie Will Levis. Kupp and Allen have massive injury concerns, while Hopkins has become boom or bust. 

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    What do we do with these guys?

    41. Courtland Sutton

    42. Marquise (Hollywood) Brown

    43. Christian Watson

    44. Jameson Williams

    45. Jerry Jeudy

    46. Jakobi Meyers

    47. Tyler Lockett

    48. Mike Williams

    49. Treylon Burks

    This bucket is full of injured and inconsistent players and guys who may switch teams after struggling this season. Calvin Ridley was rusty as he returned to action, but the talent is real. He is one I have higher than this rank, but the bucket feels fair. Jameson Williams, Christian Watson, and Treylon Burks are immensely talented and have flashes, but have been injured often and have so many mental lapses. If any of them figure it out, they have top 18 potential. 

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    Can they be a real WR2?

    50. Rashid Shaheed

    51. Elijah Moore

    52. Romeo Doubs

    53. Khalil Shakir

    54. Demario Douglas

    An interesting bucket of players with vastly different skill sets. All are currently a team’s WR2, but will that stay true? Will they improve enough to maintain those roles and produce with some consistency? 

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    Talented rookies yet to show out

    55. Cedric Tillman

    56. Quentin Johnston

    57. Jonathan Mingo

    58. Dontayvion Wicks

    59. Michael Wilson

    60. Marvin Mims

    61. Jalin Hyatt

    62. Trey Palmer

    63. Tyler Scott

    Not a lot of analysis here, but just some rookies to remember in your leagues! They are all talented players who could break into WR2 roles as early as this season. Tillman, Scott, and Metchie are my favorites as I had a top 40 grade on each player as a prospect, though they (as all of these players) needed time to develop. As low as I was on Quentin Johnston, don’t give up on him yet. He is paired with a top 5 (2 to me, but not relevant here) QB and does have great traits, plus he won’t fetch anything helpful in trades.


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    That will do it for my Dynasty WR tiers breakdown, thank you for reading! WRs are my favorite position to watch, scout, and trade with on this side of the ball, so I hope you enjoyed it and took some information from it! You can find my other work on my IDP Guys Author Page, and feel free to reach out to me directly @JoeLow63 on X, where you can also find and follow @IDPGuys!

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