Picks For Fantasy Football Wide Receivers
As Fantasy Football managers look ahead to the 2021 NFL regular season, we’re running through the best options at each position. We have already covered the best Fantasy Football quarterback picks as well as the 5 best Fantasy Football running backs.
It’s the turn of wide receivers. Wide receiver fantasy production is reliant on scheme and quarterback, but the best WRs tend to set themselves apart from their mediocre counterparts. The top fantasy scorers in 2020 were mainly familiar names on high-octane offenses.
5 of the best picks for Fantasy Football wide receivers
Here are the five best fantasy football wide receivers for the 2021 regular season…
The Rams got a marked upgrade at quarterback. Matthew Stafford elevates LA from mid-tier team to Super Bowl contenders. This offense should be one of the best in the NFL in 2021, and Robert Woods stands to be one of the main beneficiaries.
Woods was only 13th in total fantasy points last season, but that should change in 2021. Stafford will go to Woods often. He can be a dark horse fantasy star in the upcoming season – he might not be a big name, but he’s a talent, and can thrive with Stafford in the Rams’ offensive scheme.
DeAndre Hopkins didn’t light up NFL Fantasy leaderboards in 2020. We got a taster of his chemistry with Cardinals phenom Kyler Murray, though, and that’s enough to make Hopkins a premium option for the 2021 campaign.
It would be foolish to write these Cardinals off. They were in the playoff mix deep into last season, and it’s reasonable to expect another postseason push in the 2021 regular season.
Six touchdowns was Hopkins’ lowest tally since 2016. An improvement in that area, and he could quickly be viewed as one of the top three or four fantasy wide receivers again.
As Josh Allen ascended to an MVP level, Stefon Diggs reasserted his position among the elite wide receivers. Diggs ranked third in total fantasy points last season despite finishing with only eight total touchdowns.
His role won’t change in 2021. The telepathic understanding between Allen and Diggs was a joy to watch. He led the league in targets and receiving yards, a feat which could well be achieved again.
Buffalo’s offense will rank among the best in the league next season. As long as Allen remains healthy, Diggs is a great fantasy option.
Davante Adams and Aaron Rodgers were one of the NFL’s best partnerships in 2020. That relationship will continue to flourish in 2021, though Green Bay will hope to have more offensive weapons for Rodgers to work with. This could hamper Adams’ fantasy production.
Adams led the NFL in fantasy points per game. He scored three touchdowns more than anyone else. Rodgers’ MVP campaign was built on his relationship with his number one receiver, who perhaps doesn’t get the love he deserves among the game’s best pass catchers.
The Packers receiver is as close to a sure thing as it gets. Be wary of the downside, though, if the Packers bring in another top receiver.
They might have lost the Super Bowl, but the Chiefs are in no position to panic. Patrick Mahomes, Travis Kelce and Tyreek Hill are all returning in 2021. Kansas City is expected to once again lead the league in offense.
Hill was second in touchdowns and points last season. He topped the fantasy points leaderboard in 2018, too.
There’s no reason to expect any drop in production. If anything, reinforcements to the offensive line could result in more targets for Hill down field.