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Pittsburgh Steelers Wide Receiver Antonio Brown. Photo Credit: Brook Ward – Under Creative Commons License

Last week you may have read our comprehensive fantasy football rankings: running back edition, if not you can view them here. But now let’s get into the deepest position for your fantasy draft: Wide Reciever.

2017 Fantasy Football Rankings: Wide Receiver Edition

Most NFL teams carry at least six receivers on their depth chart, while most fantasy owners, in standard formats, carry at least four, and sometimes stockpile up to six or seven. The key is to stockpile with players that you can actually feel comfortable plugging in on any given week.

For example, let’s go back to the 2016 season, week 5. The Pittsburgh Steelers are playing the New York Jets. Straight from his mother’s basement, Sammie Coates takes the field. He has himself a Sunday. Six receptions, 139 yards and two touchdowns later (good enough for 31.9 points) and Sammie Coates is a household name. Every fantasy owner is drooling, patiently¬†waiting on the waiver wire to stake their claim. If you were in a league that had a salary cap, and you wagered to pick up players, you may have bid high to add Coates to your roster, this was the guy to replace Keenan Allen, who screwed you over in the beginning of the season.

Well, the rest of the story is pretty short. After his week 5 explosion, Coates combined for 4.3 points the rest of the way. That can’t even classify as unreliable, it’s just downright nonexistent.

Lucky for you, you don’t have to worry about that happening to you again this year. After hours, nay, months of scouring ADP and player matchups, we have put together an extremely in-depth analysis of the top 40 wide receivers that you should target in your draft. That way you can stockpile your roster for hopefully the entire season.

If you do need to hit the waiver wire, make sure to check SportsAlDente every week for waiver wire pickups, start em sit em advice, etc.

Without further ado:

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