Kyle Yates’s Top-50 Wide Receiver Rankings (2021 Fantasy Football)
Kyle Yates is back with his top-50 wide receiver rankings to help you prepare for your fantasy football season.
ADP – Average Draft Position
Chris Godwin (TB)
While Godwin’s production certainly wasn’t the same in 2020 as it was with Jameis Winston in 2019, he was still one of the most consistent options for your fantasy lineup last season. He did have some peak games here or there, but otherwise there were only one or two performances where he hurt your lineup. Looking to 2021, it’s certainly still a very loaded offense around him – which puts a cap on his overall ceiling – but he’s still going to be one of the safest bets you can make in fantasy this year. You’ll know exactly what you’re going to get from him week after week and he does come with some upside that can push your team over the top to a victory. The casual fantasy player might be scared off because of how many other mouths there are to feed in this offense, but Godwin should be one of the top options yet again. He can be viewed as a high-end WR2. My Very Early Projection: 90-1210-8 receiving.
Mike Evans (TB)
What Evans has done throughout his career is no small feat. In his seven seasons in the NFL, Evans has never finished with less than 1,000 receiving yards in any given year. With that being said, he’s a roller coaster to have on your fantasy football roster. Last season, Evans had numerous games where he only had one to three receptions, but he was able to come down with a touchdown on several occasions to save his fantasy output. Evans brings some massive upside based on his size, skillset, and talent. However, fantasy managers need consistency from their WRs if they’re being drafted at a premium price. There’s a possibility that we see Evans move up into the top-12 WRs in ADP by the time draft season rolls around. He’ll provide you with some of those week-winning performances, but that’s too steep of a price for me to get on board with that unpredictability. My Very Early Projection: 70-973-9 receiving.
Corey Davis (NYJ)
Well, it finally happened, folks! Corey Davis finally put together a solid season-long fantasy performance! While it wasn’t a dominant performance by any means, Davis showed enough flashes to indicate that he could get the job done if he were in a more pass-happy offense. Now, Davis lands in New York in an offense that figures to still be in some negative game-scripts, which will certainly lead to more pass attempts. He has some other competition for targets on this roster and a rookie QB to deal with, but he should establish himself as the WR1 in this offense sooner than later. If Zach Wilson learns to trust Davis, we could see him soak up targets right away. He’s a solid addition to your roster this off-season. My Very Early Projection: 76-1086-5 receiving.
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