Ranking players gets harder in dynasty leagues, with more variables to consider. In general, you’re looking not just at the current season, but considering how productive the player will be in upcoming seasons – and how long each player can be expected to remain a difference maker at his position.

At wide receiver, Tyreek Hill and Davante Adams would be my first choices if looking at just the 2021 season, but there are a host of other receivers who are also good and a lot younger. Justin Jefferson, DK Metcalf, DJ Moore (pictured) and CeeDee Lamb get in the conversation, I think.

At 28, Adams is the oldest of these receivers, and there’s the added dynamic of trying to cobble together a stab at what he might be in the future. Aaron Rodgers probably won’t be back in Green Bay, so very unlikely that tandem stays together. And Adams is in the final year of his contract – he might not be back with the Packers either.

Hill is 27, which is hardly ancient, but his game is built around insane speed. Is he going to remain a transcendent player into this 30s? Maybe (I think Hill is the conversation to be the first wide receiver chosen in a dynasty draft) but I’m ranking him below a couple of receives who are 4-5 years younger.

In this exercise, I might be overrating the younger players. With the way teams and offenses change, guys who seem like top-5 receivers today can turn into top-30 receivers in a hurry. With Jefferson, for example, it might not be long before Minnesota has a new offense and a new quarterback. With Metcalf, perhaps he’s catching passes from a new quarterback next year (considering the rumors that Russell Wilson wants out of Seattle). And DJ Moore might not look nearly as good next year in Carolina after offensive coordinator Joe Brady leaves to take a head coaching job.

But this is my stab at it. It’s not scientifically put together. I’ve got a list of all the receivers, and I just spent about an hour going over it, moving guys up or down based on what feels right.

Rankings assume a 12-team dynasty league using PPR scoring. When we get 60-70 receivers in, I think it’s in play to start thinking about players who aren’t really factors right now (DJ Chark, Josh Palmer) but who might be good in future seasons. Rookies are tagged by black dots.

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1.MINJustin Jefferson22
2.SEADK Metcalf 23
3.KCTyreek Hill27
4.CARDJ Moore24
5.GBDavante Adams28
6.DALCeeDee Lamb22
7.BUFStefon Diggs27
8.WASTerry McLaurin 25
9.LARCooper Kupp28
10.TENA.J. Brown 24
11.LACMike Williams27
12.ARIDeAndre Hopkins29
13.DALAmari Cooper27
14.SEATyler Lockett29
15.TBChris Godwin25
16.ATLCalvin Ridley26
17.TBMike Evans28
18.SFDeebo Samuel 25
19.CIN• JaMarr Chase21
20.LACKeenan Allen29
21.BALMarquise Brown 24
22.PITDiontae Johnson 25
23.CINTee Higgins22
24.PITChase Claypool23
25.PHI• DeVonta Smith22
26.DENJerry Jeudy22
27.NYJCorey Davis26
28.LARRobert Woods29
29.NOMichael Thomas28
30.CINTyler Boyd26
31.CHIAllen Robinson28
32.INDMichael Pittman24
33.HOUBrandin Cooks28
34.JACLaviska Shenault23
35.CLEOdell Beckham28
36.MIA• Jaylen Waddle22
37.CAR• Terrace Marshall21
38.DENCourtland Sutton26
39.MINAdam Thielen31
40.ARI• Rondale Moore21
41.CHIDarnell Mooney23
42.DALMichael Gallup25
43.NYGKenny Golladay27
44.CARRobby Anderson28
45.NEJakobi Meyers24
46.BUFGabriel Davis22
47.PITJuJu Smith-Schuster24
48.LVHenry Ruggs22
49.TBAntonio Brown33
50.NYGSterling Shepard27
51.CLEJarvis Landry28
52.NYJ• Elijah Moore21
53.JACMarvin Jones31
54.BUFCole Beasley32
55.TENJulio Jones32
56.BUFEmmanuel Sanders34
57.NYG• Kadarius Toney22
58.MIADeVante Parker28
59.BAL• Rashod Bateman21
60.LVHunter Renfrow 25
61.SFBrandon Aiyuk23
62.ARIChristian Kirk24
63.LARVan Jefferson25
64.PHIJalen Reagor22
65.ARIA.J. Green33
66.INDZach Pascal26
67.KCMecole Hardman 23
68.NOMarquez Callaway23
69.WASCurtis Samuel25
70.JACDJ Chark25
71.LAC• Josh Palmer22
72.HOU• Nico Collins22
73.GB• Amari Rodgers22
74.GBMarquez Valdes-Scantling27
75.LVBryan Edwards22
76.WAS• Dyami Brown21
77.SEA• Dee Eskridge24
78.BALSammy Watkins28
79.GBAllen Lazard25
80.CLEDonovan Peoples-Jones22
81.NENelson Agholor28
82.INDParris Campbell 24
83.CLE• Anthony Schwartz21
84.INDT.Y. Hilton31
85.DENTim Patrick27
86.ATLRussell Gage25
87.NEKendrick Bourne26
88.NYJJamison Crowder28
89.MIAWill Fuller27
90.DETTyrell Williams29
91.KCByron Pringle27
92.TBTyler Johnson23
93.MINK.J. Osborn24
94.LARDeSean Jackson34
95.LACJalen Guyton24
96.PHIQuez Watkins23
97.DETQuintez Cephus23
98.SEAFreddie Swain23
99.GBRandall Cobb31
100.CLERashard Higgins27

—Ian Allan