Dynasty WR Fantasy Football Rankings 2021: Top Long-Term Wide Receiver Draft Picks

Marcus Mosher ranks his top dynasty WR fantasy football rankings heading into the 2021 season. Which wide receivers have more value if you can keep them for multiple years?

Considering age, skills and system, Marcus ranks the top 127 wide receivers for 2021 fantasy football dynasty leagues.


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Fantasy Football WR Rankings 2021 Dynasty: League Settings

  • Lineup: 1 QB, 2 RB, 3 WR, 1 TE, 1 RB/WR/TE Flex, 1 PK, 1 DT
  • 0.5 PPR scoring
    • 1 point per 10 Rush/Receiving yards
    • 4 pts Pass TD
    • -1 pt Interception
    • 6 points all other TDs

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Dynasty WR Fantasy Football Rankings 2021

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RankNameTeamAge
1DK MetcalfSEA23
2Justin JeffersonMIN21
3CeeDee LambDAL22
4Tyreek HillKCC27
5AJ BrownTEN23
6Davante AdamsGBP28
7Ja'Marr ChaseCIN21
8Stefon DiggsBUF27
9Calvin RidleyATL26
10DeAndre HopkinsARI29
11DJ MooreCAR24
12Amari CooperDAL26
13Chris GodwinTBB25
14Michael ThomasNOS28
15Mike EvansTBB27
16Terry McLaurinWAS25
17Tee HigginsCIN22
18Allen RobinsonCHI27
19Brandon AiyukSFO23
20Keenan AllenLAC29
21Kenny GolladayNYG27
22Jerry JeudyDEN22
23Chase ClaypoolPIT22
24DeVonta SmithPHI22
25Courtland SuttonDEN25
26Jaylen WaddleMIA22
27JuJu Smith-SchusterPIT24
28Cooper KuppLAR27
29Diontae JohnsonPIT24
30DJ CharkJAC24
31Tyler BoydCIN26
32Odell BeckhamCLE28
33Rashod BatemanBAL21
34Deebo SamuelSFO25
35Robert WoodsLAR29
36Laviska ShenaultJAC22
37Julio JonesTEN32
38Will FullerMIA27
39Tyler LockettSEA28
40Terrace MarshallCAR21
41Michael PittmanIND23
42Michael GallupDAL25
43Adam ThielenMIN30
44Elijah MooreNYJ21
45Jalen ReagorPHI22
46Corey DavisNYJ26
47Curtis SamuelWAS24
48Robby AndersonCAR28
49Brandin CooksHOU27
50Marquise BrownBAL24
51Jarvis LandryCLE28
52Denzel MimsNYJ23
53DeVante ParkerMIA28
54Gabriel DavisBUF22
55Kadarius ToneyNYG22
56Henry RuggsLVR22
57Mike WilliamsLAC26
58Rondale MooreARI21
59Bryan EdwardsLVR22
60Darnell MooneyCHI23
61Christian KirkARI24
62Marvin JonesJAC31
63Sterling ShepardNYG28
64Dyami BrownWAS21
65Mecole HardmanKCC23
66Antonio BrownTBB32
67Donovan Peoples-JonesCLE22
68KJ HamlerDEN21
69Darius SlaytonNYG24
70Parris CampbellIND23
71TY HiltonIND31
72Jamison CrowderNYJ27
73Amari RodgersGBP21
74Van JeffersonLAR24
75Cole BeasleyBUF32
76Allen LazardGBP25
77Preston WilliamsMIA24
78Jakobi MeyersNEP24
79Nelson AgholorNEP28
80Sammy WatkinsBAL27
81James WashingtonPIT25
82Anthony MillerCHI26
83AJ GreenARI32
84Tyler JohnsonTBB22
85Marquez Valdes-ScantlingGBP26
86Josh ReynoldsTEN26
87Devin DuvernayBAL23
88Tim PatrickDEN27
89Nico CollinsHOU22
90Amon-Ra St. BrownDET21
91N'Keal HarryNEP23
92D'Wayne EskridgeSEA24
93Russell GageATL25
94John BrownLVR31
95Lynn BowdenMIA23
96Tylan WallaceBAL22
97Quintez CephusDET23
98Tre'Quan SmithNOS25
99Miles BoykinBAL24
100Kendrick BourneNEP25
101Breshad PerrimanDET27
102Josh PalmerLAC21
103Tutu AtwellLAR21
104Emmanuel SandersBUF34
105Collin JohnsonJAC23
106Scott MillerTBB23
107Travis FulghamPHI25
108Dez FitzpatrickTEN23
109Keelan ColeNYJ28
110Rashard HigginsCLE26
111Hunter RenfrowLVR25
112Tyrell WilliamsDET29
113Anthony SchwartzCLE20
114Antonio Gandy-GoldenWAS23
115Ihmir Smith-MarsetteMIN21
116Keke CouteeHOU24
117Demarcus RobinsonKCC26
118Seth WilliamsDEN21
119Cam SimsWAS25
120Byron PringleKCC27
121Simi FehokoDAL23
122DeSean JacksonLAR34
123Cornell PowellKCC23
124Tamorrion TerrySEA23
125Cedrick WilsonDAL25
126Greg WardPHI25
127John RossNYG25

Dynasty WR Fantasy Football Rankings: Breakdown

The deepest position in fantasy football, wide receiver, is littered with players who could easily finish No. 1 in scoring in any given season. And unlike running backs, wide receivers tend to hold their value much longer, as we’ve seen players dominate into the early 30s, such as Julio Jones and A.J. Green as of late. 

Atop our dynasty rankings are several receivers under the age of 24, including DK Metcalf at No. 1. Paired with a great quarterback in Russell Wilson, Metcalf has already totaled over 2,200 yards and 17 touchdowns in his first two seasons with the Seahawks. At age 23, he’s only going to get better. 

While Metcalf is our No. 1 receiver, there isn’t much separating him from others in the highest tier. The top of the position includes other young, talented receivers, including Justin Jefferson, CeeDee Lamb and A.J. Brown. Considering how little difference there is between the top receivers, grab your favorite or cheapest option in your dynasty leagues. 

One of the most challenging parts of dynasty football is deciding when to move on from “older” receivers. A good example is DeAndre Hopkins, who just turned 29 years old. He posted another 1,400-yard receiving season in 2020, but when will the inevitable dropoff come? This year? In 2022? Later than that? Value can be had with older receivers as traditionally, dynasty players overrate and overvalue youth. Don’t be afraid to acquire and “rent” older, elite receivers such as Hopkins, Jones and Keenan Allen.

The position is also loaded with players with enormous upside who could easily slide into our top-10 ranks by this time next season. One such player is Chase Claypool, who dominated as a rookie in Pittsburgh’s offense. The former Notre Dame receiver scored 11 touchdowns and totaled nearly 900 yards from scrimmage. While there are a lot of mouths to feed in that offense, Claypool’s talent is obvious. He is a solid WR2 option in dynasty leagues right now with a ceiling much higher than that. 

As a general strategy, it’s wise to load up on young receivers in great offenses. Elite receivers can maintain their value for a decade and sometimes longer. They are the most stable assets in dynasty football and should be prioritized that way.

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