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NFL Wide Receiver Power Rankings 2024

Frank AmmiranteSenior Sports Writer
@FAmmiranteTFJ
Last Updated: Apr 4, 2024

On this page, you’ll find my power rankings of the Top 50 wide receivers in the league. This is not a fantasy rank, nor is it just an order of the players with the best statistics.

The ranks take into account each player’s age and skillset, giving bonus points to those who have been able to produce despite erratic quarterback play.

So without further ado, let’s get right into the top 50 wide receiver power rankings for 2024 NFL season.

NFL Wide Receiver Power Rankings

RankWide ReceiverTeam
1Justin JeffersonMinnesota Vikings
2Tyreek HillMiami Dolphins
3CeeDee LambDallas Cowboys
4Ja'Marr ChaseCincinnati Bengals
5A.J. BrownPhiladelphia Eagles
6Garrett WilsonNew York Jets
7Amon-Ra St. BrownDetroit Lions
8Marvin Harrison Jr.Projected Top 5 Pick
9Davante AdamsLas Vegas Raiders
10Stefon DiggsHouston Texans
11Brandon AiyukSan Francisco 49ers
12DJ MooreChicago Bears
13Mike EvansTampa Bay Buccaneers
14Chris OlaveNew Orleans Saints
15Drake LondonAtlanta Falcons
16DeVonta SmithPhiladelphia Eagles
17Puka NacuaLos Angeles Rams
18Malik NabersProjected Top 7 Pick
19Amari CooperCleveland Browns
20Michael Pittman Jr.Indianapolis Colts
21Jaylen WaddleMiami Dolphins
22Nico CollinsHouston Texans
23Tee HigginsCincinnati Bengals
24Keenan AllenChicago Bears
25Cooper KuppLos Angeles Rams
26Deebo SamuelSan Francisco 49ers
27DK MetcalfSeattle Seahawks
28Rome OdunzeProjected Top 10 Pick
29Terry McLaurinWashington Commanders
30DeAndre HopkinsTennessee Titans
31Diontae JohnsonCarolina Panthers
32Calvin RidleyTennessee Titans
33Rashee Rice Kansas City Chiefs
34Zay FlowersBaltimore Ravens
35Tank DellHouston Texans
36Jayden ReedGreen Bay Packers
37George PickensPittsburgh Steelers
38Chris GodwinTampa Bay Buccaneers
39Christian KirkJacksonville Jaguars
40Jaxon Smith-NjigbaSeattle Seahawks
41Courtland SuttonDenver Broncos
42Marquise BrownKansas City Chiefs
43Christian WatsonGreen Bay Packers
44Tyler LockettSeattle Seahawks
45Jakobi MeyersLas Vegas Raiders
46Jordan AddisonMinnesota Vikings
47Dontayvion WicksGreen Bay Packers
48Gabe DavisJacksonville Jaguars
49Jerry JeudyCleveland Browns
50Mike WilliamsNew York Jets

NFL Wide Receiver Power Rankings are updated as of March 28, 2024.

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50. Mike Williams, New York Jets

Mike Williams is lower on this list because he’s coming off a torn ACL. We’ll have to see how the deep threat looks in his first year on the Jets.

49. Jerry Jeudy, Cleveland Browns

Jerry Jeudy has had a disappointing career, but perhaps a change of scenery will result in a breakout. The former first-rounder has strong separation skills.


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48. Gabe Davis, Jacksonville Jaguars

Gabe Davis has more real-life than fantasy value because he’s a legitimate deep threat who can take the top off the opposing defense, helping to stretch the field and open up space for his teammates.

47. Dontayvion Wicks, Green Bay Packers

Dontayvion Wicks had an impressive rookie season, especially for a player with 5th round draft capital, racking up 581 yards and four touchdowns.

46. Jordan Addison, Minnesota Vikings

Jordan Addison had a solid rookie season, but profiles more as a secondary option instead of a potential WR1 that went in the first round.

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45. Jakobi Meyers, Las Vegas Raiders

Jakobi Meyers was able to put up 807 yards and eight touchdowns in his first year in Vegas, despite erratic quarterback play.

44. Tyler Lockett, Seattle Mariners

Tyler Lockett is a consistent deep threat, but he’s now entering his age-32 season. This feels like the year where he’ll be the WR3 on his own team.

43. Christian Watson, Green Bay Packers

Christian Watson has dealt with injuries, but there’s a high ceiling here for this explosive deep threat. It wouldn’t shock me to see him bounce back in 2024.

42. Marquise Brown, Kansas City Chiefs

Marquise Brown has shown the ability to earn targets at a high rate. It will be exciting to watch the former Raven go to work with Patrick Mahomes.

41. Courtland Sutton, Denver Broncos

Courtland Sutton is an excellent red zone weapon who can make spectacular contested catches. We’re looking at one of the most underrated wideouts in the league.

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40. Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Seattle Seahawks

Jaxon Smith-Njigba had a disappointing rookie season, but it’s clear that he was misused by former offensive coordinator Shane Waldron, who had him running routes too close to the line of scrimmage.

39. Christian Kirk, Jacksonville Jaguars

Christian Kirk is an underrated receiver who can earn targets at a high rate over the middle of the field. The former Cardinal is one of the better WR2 options in the league.

38. Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Chris Godwin was misused in 2023, operating more on the perimeter than previous seasons. With Godwin expected to move back into the slot more in 2024, look for improved production.

37. George Pickens, Pittsburgh Steelers

George Pickens is kind of like a younger Courtland Sutton — a big-bodied wideout who can make plays downfield despite defenders draped all over him.

36. Jayden Reed, Green Bay Packers

Jayden Reed had an impressive rookie season, looking like a weapon out of the slot for the Packers. But Green Bay likes to rotate their group of wideouts quite often, limiting Reed’s upside for the foreseeable future.

35. Tank Dell, Houston Texans

Tank Dell is an explosive young player who just put up 709 yards and seven touchdowns in 11 games as a rookie, but he’s lower on this list because he’s coming off a broken fibula.

34. Zay Flowers, Baltimore Ravens

Zay Flowers put up 858 yards as a rookie in what is still a run-heavy offense, but he profiles more as a WR2 who can make big plays out of the slot, which limits his upside.

33. Rashee Rice, Kansas City Chiefs

Rashee Rice emerged as a dependable option for Patrick Mahomes in his rookie season. The second-year wideout mostly wins over the middle out of the slot, so it’ll be interesting to see if he can evolve as a player.

32. Calvin Ridley, Tennessee Titans

Calvin Ridley is higher than you may expect because he was misused in Jacksonville. The Jaguars kept Ridley on the perimeter as a deep threat too often. Expect Brian Callahan to use him more effectively with a more diverse route tree that better suits his talents in Tennessee.

31. Diontae Johnson, Carolina Panthers

Diontae Johnson has demonstrated the ability to earn targets at a high rate while separating from opposing defenders with excellent route-running skills. Expect a big season as Bryce Young’s new top option with Dave Canales as the first-year play-caller.

NFL Wide Receiver Power Rankings 30-21

30. DeAndre Hopkins, Tennessee Titans

DeAndre Hopkins was still able to put up 1,057 yards despite playing in a run-heavy offense with a rookie quarterback under center. Even at 32 years old, Hopkins can still make an impact on the perimeter.

29. Terry McLaurin, Washington Commanders

Terry McLaurin has been held back by poor quarterback play throughout his career. Luckily, the Commanders are expected to take one with the second overall pick, helping out their clinical route runner on the perimeter.

28. Rome Odunze, Projected Top 10 Pick

Rome Odunze has excellent ball skills with the ability to make big plays despite a lack of top-end speed. This is a rookie with great size, profiling as a future number one wideout, perhaps immediately.

27. DK Metcalf, Seattle Seahawks

DK Metcalf has all the tools to become an elite receiver, but he hasn’t been able to put it altogether just yet, which is why he’s lower on this list.

26. Deebo Samuel, San Francisco 49ers

Deebo Samuel is a playmaker, but he’s a bit lower on this list because he’s consistently dealt with injuries throughout his career. Plus, Deebo isn’t as good vs man coverage as others on this list.

25. Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams

Cooper Kupp is now entering his age-31 season coming off a pair of injury-plagued seasons, but he’s still able to make a major impact with Matthew Stafford and Sean McVay.

24. Keenan Allen, Chicago Bears

Keenan Allen continues to earn targets at a high rate despite turning 31 years old. The veteran wideout will provide an excellent safety valve for rookie Caleb Williams in Chicago.

23. Tee Higgins, Cincinnati Bengals

Tee Higgins has the ability to become a number one wideout, boasting good size, contested-catch skills, and deep threat ability. Perhaps we need to see a change of scenery for Higgins to truly flourish.

22. Nico Collins, Houston Texans

Nico Collins broke out in 2023, putting up 1,297 yards and eight touchdowns in his first season with C.J. Stroud. At 6-foot-4 with downfield ability, Collins has huge upside.

21. Jaylen Waddle, Miami Dolphins

Jaylen Waddle was disappointing in 2023, but he’s still got elite speed with the ability to take it to the house on any given play. The best is yet to come with Waddle.

NFL Wide Receiver Power Rankings 20-11

20. Michael Pittman Jr, Indianapolis Colts

Michael Pittman Jr. turned in a fantastic season with Gardner Minshew under center, hauling in 109 receptions for 1,152 yards. This is a dependable possession receiver with terrific size.

19. Amari Cooper, Cleveland Browns

Amari Cooper was able to put forth a career year with 1,250 yards in only 15 games despite playing with a number of quarterbacks. Now entering his age-30 season, Cooper can still beat man coverage with terrific route-running skills.

18. Malik Nabers, Projected Top 7 Pick

Malik Nabers has the potential to be an elite separator at the professional level. The former LSU standout is projected to make an immediate impact wherever he lands.

17. Puka Nacua, Los Angeles Rams

Puka Nacua put up 1,486 yards as a rookie, but we have to remember that he’s in an excellent scheme that perfectly fits his talents, playing with a quarterback in Matthew Stafford, who brings out the best in his wideouts.

16. DeVonta Smith, Philadelphia Eagles

DeVonta Smith has put up consecutive 1,000-yard seasons despite playing in an offense that leans more towards the run. Smith would be putting much more gaudy numbers if he were in a pass-heavy scheme.

15. Drake London, Atlanta Falcons

Drake London has been held back by a run-heavy scheme and poor quarterbacks, but the 6-foot-4 wideout has still been able to put up 800+ yards each year. Now with Kirk Cousins, watch how London takes off in 2024.

14. Chris Olave, New Orleans Saints

Chris Olave has the ability to win at all levels of the field, but the Saints continue to foolishly miscast him merely as a deep threat. Hopefully, New Orleans can get Olave more involved underneath because this is an excellent separator.

13. Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Mike Evans showed immediate chemistry with Baker Mayfield, putting up 1,255 yards and 13 touchdowns. The veteran wideout is among the most consistent players in the NFL.

12. DJ Moore, Chicago Bears

DJ Moore was able to put up 1,364 yards and eight touchdowns in his first year with the Bears. This is a top wideout who can earn targets at a high rate and make big plays downfield or after the catch.

11. Brandon Aiyuk, San Francisco 49ers

Brandon Aiyuk is able to beat man coverage at a high rate, coming off a highly efficient season despite playing in a run-heavy offense. If we see a change of scenery, Aiyuk can really take his game to new heights.

NFL Wide Receiver Power Rankings 10-1

10. Stefon Diggs, Buffalo Bills

Stefon Diggs had a poor finish to his season, but this is still a top route-runner with an elite track record. I’m not ready to say that Diggs is in his declining phase just yet.

9. Davante Adams, Las Vegas Raiders

Davante Adams is now 32 years old, but there’s not many players who can lose their defenders like he can. The elite separation skills should allow for another strong year despite the advanced age.

8. Marvin Harrison Jr, Projected Top 5 Pick

Marvin Harrison Jr. is widely considered to be the best receiver prospect since Ja’Marr Chase. With an elite track record in college, this high volume target-earner with NFL bloodlines is likely to be an immediate star.

7. Amon-Ra St. Brown, Detroit Lions

Amon-Ra St. Brown has started to evolve from a high-volume slot receiver into an impact player in the red zone, hitting pay dirt 10 times last season.

6. Garrett Wilson, New York Jets

Garrett Wilson has shown the ability to become a superstar wideout. The former Ohio State standout has been held back by atrocious quarterback play. The sky is the limit with Aaron Rodgers in 2024.

5. A.J. Brown, Philadelphia Eagles

A.J. Brown is a physical specimen with the ability to lead the NFL in receiving yards and touchdowns. Just imagine what his numbers would look like in a more pass-heavy offense.

4. Ja’Marr Chase, Cincinnati Bengals

Ja’Marr Chase was held back because Joe Burrow had an injury-plagued 2023 season. If Burrow can stay healthy, Chase has the ability to ascend to number one on this list — this is the complete package.

3. CeeDee Lamb, Dallas Cowboys

CeeDee Lamb just put up 1,749 yards and 12 touchdowns, demonstrating that he can make big plays while earning targets at a high rate all over the field.

2. Tyreek Hill, Miami Dolphins

The most explosive player in football has shown no signs of slowing down, even at 30 years old, coming off another huge year with 1,799 yards.

1. Justin Jefferson, Minnesota Vikings

Justin Jefferson can win at every level of the field, earning targets, racking up yards after the catch, and making big plays downfield. The Vikings superstar could be held back by quarterback play (Sam Darnold or rookie QB), but the skills are too good to bump him down.

Author

Frank Ammirante

Frank Ammirante is a Senior Sports Writer at The Game Day. Previously, he wrote for 4for4 Football and RotoBaller. Frank is a member of the Fantasy Sports Writer's Association while maintaining an active presence within the community. He has competed in industry contests like the Scott Fish Bowl, The Great Fantasy Baseball Invitational, and more. Frank will be making his debut in Tout Wars this year. He's got a diverse sporting background, but specializes in football and baseball.

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