2018 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: Wide Receiver Tiers 2.0

Note: Draft Season is upon us. For the best draft party, have your draft at B-Dubs! Players receive food and drink specials, plus a free draft kit. Sign up HERE today!

Rankings are cool, but tiers provide context you just can't get from a list of names. 

Here's what tiers can do for you — they sort players based on expected production and projected draft position. This will help you know where all the strengths and drop-offs are within a position. If you're up in your draft and the tiers show several players with a similar expectation, you might choose to fill that position later. If you're up and the tiers show only one player left at the highest possible expectation, you might choose to draft him.

Tiers work great for auctions and drafts alike. They also shouldn't be taken for gospel — mine are below, but you should take them and adjust them to however your little heart desires! 

Putting players in tiers and using that information during a draft is a secret of the pros. It's your turn to do the same. 

Our tiers for quarterback, running back, and tight end have been posted in recent weeks. Here's the latest version of tiers at wide receiver, both in non-PPR and PPR formats:

NON-PPR PPR
ELITE ELITE
ROUND 1 ROUND 1
Antonio Brown Antonio Brown
DeAndre Hopkins DeAndre Hopkins
Odell Beckham Odell Beckham

Julio Jones


NON-PPR PPR
NEAR-ELITE NEAR-ELITE
ROUND 2 ROUND 2
Julio Jones Keenan Allen
A.J. Green A.J. Green
Davante Adams Michael Thomas
Keenan Allen Davante Adams
Michael Thomas Mike Evans
Mike Evans T.Y. Hilton
T.Y. Hilton


NON-PPR PPR
EXCELLENT EXCELLENT
ROUND 3 ROUND 3
Tyreek Hill Tyreek Hill
Amari Cooper Adam Thielen
Demaryius Thomas Amari Cooper

Demaryius Thomas

Larry Fitzgerald

Allen Robinson

Jarvis Landry


NON-PPR PPR
VERY GOOD VERY GOOD
ROUND 4 ROUND 4
Allen Robinson Doug Baldwin
Doug Baldwin Golden Tate
Adam Thielen Stefon Diggs
Josh Gordon Josh Gordon
Stefon Diggs
Larry Fitzgerald
Alshon Jeffery


NON-PPR PPR
NO. 2/UPSIDE NO. 2/UPSIDE
ROUNDS 5, 6 ROUNDS 5, 6
Jarvis Landry Alshon Jeffery
Golden Tate Marvin Jones
Marvin Jones Michael Crabtree
Brandin Cooks Brandin Cooks
Michael Crabtree Julian Edelman
Sammy Watkins JuJu Smith-Schuster
JuJu Smith-Schuster Emmanuel Sanders
Emmanuel Sanders Sammy Watkins
Corey Davis Corey Davis
Julian Edelman Chris Hogan
Chris Hogan


NON-PPR PPR
HIGH-END RESERVES HIGH-END RESERVES
ROUNDS 7, 8 ROUNDS 7, 8
Will Fuller Cooper Kupp
Robby Anderson Will Fuller
Cooper Kupp Robert Woods
Robert Woods Robby Anderson
Kelvin Benjamin Kelvin Benjamin
Nelson Agholor Nelson Agholor
Marquise Goodwin Marquise Goodwin


NON-PPR PPR
MID-END RESERVES MID-END RESERVES
ROUNDS 9, 10 ROUNDS 9, 10
Kenny Stills Kenny Stills
Randall Cobb Randall Cobb
Pierre Garcon Pierre Garcon
Calvin Ridley Calvin Ridley
D.J. Moore D.J. Moore
Allen Hurns Jamison Crowder
Jordy Nelson Jordy Nelson

Allen Hurns

Sterling Shepard

Anthony Miller

Mike Williams

Marqise Lee

Keelan Cole

Devin Funchess


NON-PPR PPR
LATE-ROUND FLIERS LATE-ROUND FLIERS
ROUND 11+ ROUND 11+
Anthony Miller Michael Gallup
Mike Williams Dez Bryant
Devin Funchess Kenny Golladay
Marqise Lee Josh Doctson
Sterling Shepard Tyler Lockett
Jamison Crowder Rishard Matthews
Kenny Golladay DeVante Parker
Dez Bryant

So which running backs do you need to jump all over? Visit SportsLine now to get Fantasy Football cheat sheets from the model that called Alvin Kamara's huge breakout last season and find out.  

Senior Fantasy Writer

Dave Richard has spent nearly his entire career covering the National Football League. Beginning with NFL.com at the boom of the Internet, Richard was that site's first Fantasy Football writer before transitioning... Full Bio

Our Latest Stories
  • NFL: Green Bay Packers at Denver Broncos

    Pre-NFL draft PPR mock

    Our CBS Sports staff recently held a 12-team PPR mock draft, including the incoming rookies,...

  • DENVER BRONCOS VS DENVER BRONCOS, NFL

    Breakouts 1.0

    Jamey Eisenberg gives you his first look at the players he loves in Breakouts 1.0, including...

  • josh-allen-7-1400.jpg

    Sleepers 1.0

    Jamey Eisenberg gives you his Sleepers 1.0 for 2019, which includes guys like Josh Allen, Jimmy...

  • ben-roethlisberger.jpg

    Busts 1.0

    Jamey Eisenberg gives you his Busts 1.0 for 2019, which includes mainstays Patrick Mahomes,...

  • juju-smith-schuster-steelers.jpg

    AFC Fantasy news and notes

    In Part 2 of our Fantasy notebook from the NFL's annual league meetings in Phoenix, Jamey Eisenberg...

  • usatsi-10233902-chris-godwin-bucs-preseason-pregame.jpg

    NFC Fantasy news and notes

    Jamey Eisenberg spent time with several NFC coaches at the NFL's annual league meetings in...