Dynasty Consensus Ranks: WRs

It’s the off-season, time to take stock of our teams, players and plans for future fantasy football glory. This off-season, the Music City Drive In NFL Team is here to help. If you’ve been following along with the Happy Hour Podcast, you know we’re tackling our consensus Top 10s at QB, RB, WR and TE this March. Each Friday, in conjunction with our weekly panel discussion, we’ll be releasing the Top 10 right here. The panel of voters is Jason Astarita (@astataritajason), John Hamelers (@iheartcaravans), Ricky Valero (@rickyvalero_) and Matthew Fox (@knighthawk7734).

Here’s the process: each panelist submits a list of their Top 10. Each player is scored according to position, from 10 points to 1 point. Then the scores of each are added to determine a Top 10, with the highest score possible being 40 points. Below is the Top 10 along with some analysis and score information.

No. 1 Justin Jefferson, Minnesota Vikings
Total Score
: 33
First Place Votes: 2
About: Jefferson burst onto the scene as a rookie with 88 receptions for 1,400 yards and seven touchdowns. He followed that up with 108 receptions for 1,616 yards and 10 touchdowns. He just keeps getting better and figures to continue to be a huge part of the Vikings’ offense. He narrowly tops this list.

No. 2 Ja’Marr Chase, Cincinnati Bengals (TIE)
Total Score
: 30
Highest Placement: No. 2
About: Chase was the top wide receiver selection in the 2021 draft and looked it with Joe Burrow and the Bengals. He was explosive, tallying 1,455 yards and 13 touchdowns. Those that snagged Chase atop rookie drafts last year should be pumped.

No. 2 CeeDee Lamb, Dallas Cowboys (TIE)
Total Score
: 30
Highest Placement: No. 2
About: Lamb is the other receiver tied for the second spot. He was the darling of the 2020 draft class of receivers, though Jefferson has produced the gaudier numbers. But we’ve seen flashes from Lamb, who also has 153 receptions for 2,037 yards and 11 touchdowns. With Amari Cooper in Cleveland, Lamb seems poised to break even bigger in year three.

No. 4 Deebo Samuel, San Francisco 49ers
Total Score
: 24
First Place Votes: 10
About: Samuel has become a rock-solid piece of the 49ers offense. In year three, he took a huge leap, catching 77 passes for 1,405 yards and six touchdowns. He also added eight rushing touchdowns. That dual-threat ability in this offense figures to keep his value high no matter the quarterback production. That’s why at least one voter had him all the way u1p at No. 1.

No. 5 Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams
Total Score
: 19
Highest Placement: No. 3
About: Kupp had the best season ever for a receiver in 2021, one that culminated in him winning a Super Bowl and Super Bowl MVP. He caught 145 passes for 1,947 yards and 16 touchdowns. His pairing with Matthew Stafford figures to keep him high up on the fantasy charts, even with added competition.

No. 6 A.J. Brown, Tennessee Titans
Total Score:
18
Highest Placement: No. 3
About: For most of his career, Brown has been the king of efficiency. While that slipped some in 2021, he’s still been good enough to be a solid selection in the Top 10. Brown has 185 receptions for 2,995 yards and 24 touchdowns in three seasons on just 295 targets. If he ever gets a bump in volume, look out.

No. 7 Davante Adams, Las Vegas Raiders
Total Score:
16
First Place Votes: 1
About: Adams’ trade from Aaron Rodgers and Green Bay to Derek Carr and the Raiders is still sending shockwaves throughout the NFL and its fans, but his talent speaks for itself. Adams is older, which is sometimes a knock in dynasty, but his 669 receptions for 8,121 yards and 73 touchdowns speak for themselves. He got one first place vote, but only half the panel voted for Adams. It will be interesting to see how he finishes in his first year as a Raider.

No. 8 Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs
Total Score
: 12
Highest Placement: No. 4
About: Hill is an explosive player who is the key cog in an explosive pass offense, led by Patrick Mahomes. He’s sometimes boom-bust during seasons, but his 479 receptions for 6,630 yards and 56 touchdowns are eye-popping stats. Hill feels like one of the safer plays on the list due to his offense while still having a high ceiling.

No. 9 Diontae Johnson, Pittsburgh Steelers (TIE)
Total Score
: 10
Highest Placement: No. 5
About: Johnson has seen his targets, receptions and yardage increase in each of his three seasons. Thought the Steelers’ offense is in transition, his place as the top pass catcher doesn’t figure to change. He cracked 100 receptions and 1,100 yards last season, catching eight touchdowns. He’s about to become Mitch Trubisky’s best friend.

No. 9 Jaylen Waddle, Miami Dolphins (TIE)
Total Score:
10
Highest Placement: No. 7
About: Waddle had one of the best receiver seasons in 2021 as a rookie despite an up-and-down offense. He had 104 receptions for 1,015 yards. He seems to be PPR gold and was one of the only receivers on the back half of this list to appear for all four rankers.

Matthew Fox is a graduate of the Radio, Television and Film program at Biola University, and a giant nerd. He spends his free time watching movies, TV, and obsessing about football. He is a member of the FSWA. You can find him @knighthawk7734 on Twitter and as co-host of the Fantasy Football Roundtable Podcast.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Create a website or blog at WordPress.com

Up ↑

%d bloggers like this: