Ranking wide receivers for dynasty leagues is trickier. You have to look at not only where players are right now, but where they might be five years from now – and who’ll be throwing to them.

With the current group of wide receivers, there are a bunch of very productive players who are in the their late 20s: Davante Adams, DeAndre Hopkins, Keenan Allen. But DK Metcalf, while not as proven, is putting up big numbers and is five years younger than those guys. And it looks like Metcalf will be catching passes from Russell Wilson for the foreseeable future. So if I were walking into a dynasty draft today, Metcalf would be the first receiver I would choose.

Michael Thomas, at this point in time, is the most intriguing question mark in the top 10. He’s proven he can catch a ton of balls. He averaged over 9 receptions per game last year. But he’s been hurt for most of this year, and there seems to be some kind of issue or dispute behind the scenes with Thomas and the Saints. They sat him down for a game after he punched a teammate at a practice.

Thomas is also working with a quarterback who’s in the last half season of his career. The offense might be noticeably different next year (though I will concede that Thomas was very productive in 2019 when they had Teddy Bridgewater at quarterback).

Keenan Allen is only a year older than Thomas and has been putting up some Thomas-like catch numbers for the Chargers. He’ll be working with Justin Herbert for the next bunch of years. So if I were drafting today, I would select Allen before Thomas.

On the rankings below, I’m assuming PPR scoring, and I’m working under the assumption that teams can keep players indefinitely.

With dynasty rankings, I hit a different position each Saturday, rotating between the four major positions. The final column shows where the player ranked when I last checked in with wide receivers four weeks ago.

To see previous player lists, use the “Past Issues” navigation tool at the top of the page.

Next week: Quarterbacks.

1.SEADK Metcalf 224
2.GBDavante Adams271
3.ARIDeAndre Hopkins285
4.LACKeenan Allen2829
5.KCTyreek Hill263
6.NOMichael Thomas272
7.BUFStefon Diggs2612
8.WASTerry McLaurin 2411
9.TBChris Godwin246
10.TENA.J. Brown 2313
11.PIT• Chase Claypool2243
12.DETKenny Golladay267
13.SEATyler Lockett279
14.ATLCalvin Ridley2510
15.MIN• Justin Jefferson2118
16.DALAmari Cooper268
17.LARCooper Kupp2714
18.TBMike Evans2616
19.LARRobert Woods2821
20.DAL• CeeDee Lamb2119
21.CIN• Tee Higgins2135
22.PHITravis Fulgham24--
23.CHIAllen Robinson2620
24.SFDeebo Samuel 2417
25.SF• Brandon Aiyuk2232
26.MINAdam Thielen2924
27.CINTyler Boyd2527
28.JACDJ Chark2315
29.CARDJ Moore2326
30.PITJuJu Smith-Schuster2323
31.BALMarquise Brown 2325
32.MIADeVante Parker2733
33.ATLJulio Jones3128
34.KCMecole Hardman 2231
35.CARRobby Anderson2740
36.CLEJarvis Landry2745
37.PITDiontae Johnson 2444
38.DEN• Jerry Jeudy2130
39.PHI• Jalen Reagor2138
40.LV• Henry Ruggs2147
41.HOUWill Fuller2637
42.DENCourtland Sutton2434
43.NYJJamison Crowder2736
44.CLEOdell Beckham2722
45.JAC• Laviska Shenault2152
46.NYGDarius Slayton 2348
47.GBAllen Lazard2441
48.ARIChristian Kirk2361
49.LACMike Williams2546
50.CHI• Darnell Mooney2259
51.DALMichael Gallup2442
52.TBAntonio Brown3165
53.BUF• Gabriel Davis2151
54.NYGSterling Shepard2654
55.TENCorey Davis2562
56.DETMarvin Jones3056
57.KCSammy Watkins2760
58.INDParris Campbell 2239
59.HOUBrandin Cooks2675
60.IND• Michael Pittman2250
61.MIAPreston Williams2366
62.LACJalen Guyton2394
63.NYJ• Denzel Mims2273
64.CARCurtis Samuel2379
65.NOTreQuan Smith2455
66.INDZach Pascal2587
67.LV• Bryan Edwards2157
68.CINA.J. Green3164
69.NEN'Keal Harry 2249
70.NOEmmanuel Sanders3367
71.BAL• Devin Duvernay2281
72.INDT.Y. Hilton3053
73.BUFCole Beasley3188
74.TBScotty Miller2290
75.LVHunter Renfrow 2463
76.NEDamiere Byrd2778
77.PITJames Washington2471
78.WASSteven Sims2376
79.BUFJohn Brown3069
80.LAR• Van Jefferson2374
81.NEJakobi Meyers23--
82.ATLRussell Gage2458
83.NYJBreshad Perriman2670
84.CLERashard Higgins25--
85.DEN• KJ Hamler2089
86.HOURandall Cobb2968
87.TB• Tyler Johnson2185
88.NEJulian Edelman3465
89.CHIAnthony Miller2577
90.GBMarquez Valdes-Scantling2572
91.BALMiles Boykin 2386
92.NYGGolden Tate3180
93.ARIAndy Isabella 2283
94.LVNelson Agholor27--
95.PHIGreg Ward2482
96.JACKeelan Cole2792
97.TENAdam Humphries2798
98.NOMarquez Callaway22--
99.DET• Quintez Cephus2295
100.SEADavid Moore25--

—Ian Allan