Check out Kevin Hanson's top 75 wide receivers for Week 1 of the 2019 season.

By Kevin Hanson
September 05, 2019

Kevin Hanson joins SI for the 2019 season. His fantasy rankings have placed him in the Top 20 in each of the past two seasons among all the industry experts tracked by FantasyPros.com, and he has been in the Top 25 in six of the past eight years.

Check out more of Kevin’s rankings: QB, RB, TE, flex, DST and kicker.

The long wait is almost over—Week 1 kicks off in just hours.

In addition to positional and flex rankings, I will highlight a player at each position that I like or dislike for the given week.

With the Kansas City Chiefs coming to town, the Jacksonville Jaguars' passing offense could outperform their season-long averages in the opener as they attempt to keep up with the high-octane Chiefs offense.

Early on, new Jaguars quarterback Nick Foles and Dede Westbrook have established strong chemistry and offensive coordinator John DeFilippo has called Westbrook the “best route runner he’s ever been around.”

Last season, the Chiefs allowed the ninth-most fantasy points to opposing wide receivers. Westbrook was drafted outside the top 30 wide receivers in most leagues, but he’s inside my top-24 wideouts as a solid WR2 for Week 1.

Sit Robby Anderson vs. Buffalo

A lot of the top receivers have difficult matchups—Julio Jones (Xavier Rhodes), DeAndre Hopkins (Marshon Lattimore), Tyreek Hill (Jalen Ramsey), etc. But those elite receivers are must-start options every week.

On the other hand, New York Jets wide receiver Robby Anderson is typically a WR3 in a normal matchup and a WR2 in good ones. This week, however, Anderson draws a tough matchup against Tre’Davious White and falls outside my top-36 wide receivers for Week 1.

Even though he scored in both of his games against the Bills last season, White is one of the league’s better young corners and will likely shadow Anderson, making things more difficult for Anderson on Sunday. Overall, the Bills allowed the fifth-fewest fantasy points to opposing wide receivers in 2018.

Below are my fantasy football wide receiver rankings for Week 1 (half-PPR scoring):

• WR1: DeAndre Hopkins, HOU @ NO
• WR2: Michael Thomas, NO vs HOU
• WR3: Odell Beckham Jr., CLE vs TEN
• WR4: Davante Adams, GB @ CHI
• WR5: Mike Evans, TB vs SF
• WR6: JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT @ NE
• WR7: Julio Jones, ATL @ MIN
• WR8: Tyreek Hill, KC @ JAC
• WR9: Adam Thielen, MIN vs ATL
• WR10: Keenan Allen, LAC vs IND
• WR11: Amari Cooper, DAL vs NYG
• WR12: Julian Edelman, NE vs PIT
• WR13: Chris Godwin, TB vs SF
• WR14: Kenny Golladay, DET @ ARI
• WR15: Tyler Lockett, SEA vs CIN
• WR16: Stefon Diggs, MIN vs ATL
• WR17: Brandin Cooks, LAR @ CAR
• WR18: Tyler Boyd, CIN @ SEA
• WR19: Allen Robinson, CHI vs GB
• WR20: Robert Woods, LAR @ CAR
• WR21: T.Y. Hilton, IND @ LAC
• WR22: Cooper Kupp, LAR @ CAR
• WR23: Dede Westbrook, JAC vs KC
• WR24: D.J. Moore, CAR vs LAR
• WR25: Alshon Jeffery, PHI vs WAS
• WR26: Mike Williams, LAC vs IND
• WR27: Josh Gordon, NE vs PIT
• WR28: Marvin Jones, DET @ ARI
• WR29: Tyrell Williams, OAK vs DEN
• WR30: Sterling Shepard, NYG @ DAL
• WR31: Calvin Ridley, ATL @ MIN
• WR32: Will Fuller, HOU @ NO
• WR33: Curtis Samuel, CAR vs LAR
• WR34: Jarvis Landry, CLE vs TEN
• WR35: Dante Pettis, SF @ TB
• WR36: Christian Kirk, ARI vs DET
• WR37: Larry Fitzgerald, ARI vs DET
• WR38: Corey Davis, TEN @ CLE
• WR39: Robby Anderson, NYJ vs BUF
• WR40: Sammy Watkins, KC @ JAC
• WR41: DeSean Jackson, PHI vs WAS
• WR42: Emmanuel Sanders, DEN @ OAK
• WR43: Geronimo Allison, GB @ CHI
• WR44: Courtland Sutton, DEN @ OAK
• WR45: Jamison Crowder, NYJ vs BUF
• WR46: Donte Moncrief, PIT @ NE
• WR47: Michael Gallup, DAL vs NYG
• WR48: Anthony Miller, CHI vs GB
• WR49: John Brown, BUF @ NYJ
• WR50: Keke Coutee, HOU @ NO
• WR51: Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB @ CHI
• WR52: Hunter Renfrow, OAK vs DEN
• WR53: James Washington, PIT @ NE
• WR54: Albert Wilson, MIA vs BAL
• WR55: Marquise Goodwin, SF @ TB
• WR56: Tre'Quan Smith, NO vs HOU
• WR57: Mohamed Sanu, ATL @ MIN
• WR58: Zay Jones, BUF @ NYJ
• WR59: Adam Humphries, TEN @ CLE
• WR60: Kenny Stills, HOU @ NO
• WR61: Devante Parker, MIA vs BAL
• WR62: Deebo Samuel, SF @ TB
• WR63: Taylor Gabriel, CHI vs GB
• WR64: Devin Funchess, IND @ LAC
• WR65: DaeSean Hamilton, DEN @ OAK
• WR66: Ted Ginn, NO vs HOU
• WR67: Quincy Enunwa, NYJ vs BUF
• WR68: Rashard Higgins, CLE vs TEN
• WR69: Cole Beasley, BUF @ NYJ
• WR70: D.K. Metcalf, SEA vs CIN
• WR71: Trey Quinn, WAS @ PHI
• WR72: John Ross, CIN @ SEA
• WR73: Danny Amendola, DET @ ARI
• WR74: Miles Boykin, BAL @ MIA
• WR75: D.J. Chark, JAC vs KC

Below are my rankings for those in non-PPR formats:

• WR1: DeAndre Hopkins, HOU @ NO
• WR2: Odell Beckham Jr., CLE vs TEN
• WR3: Michael Thomas, NO vs HOU
• WR4: Mike Evans, TB vs SF
• WR5: Davante Adams, GB @ CHI
• WR6: JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT @ NE
• WR7: Julio Jones, ATL @ MIN
• WR8: Tyreek Hill, KC @ JAC
• WR9: Adam Thielen, MIN vs ATL
• WR10: Keenan Allen, LAC vs IND
• WR11: Amari Cooper, DAL vs NYG
• WR12: Tyler Lockett, SEA vs CIN
• WR13: Chris Godwin, TB vs SF
• WR14: Kenny Golladay, DET @ ARI
• WR15: Julian Edelman, NE vs PIT
• WR16: Brandin Cooks, LAR @ CAR
• WR17: Stefon Diggs, MIN vs ATL
• WR18: Allen Robinson, CHI vs GB
• WR19: Tyler Boyd, CIN @ SEA
• WR20: T.Y. Hilton, IND @ LAC
• WR21: Robert Woods, LAR @ CAR
• WR22: Cooper Kupp, LAR @ CAR
• WR23: Josh Gordon, NE vs PIT
• WR24: Mike Williams, LAC vs IND
• WR25: D.J. Moore, CAR vs LAR
• WR26: Alshon Jeffery, PHI vs WAS
• WR27: Marvin Jones, DET @ ARI
• WR28: Dede Westbrook, JAC vs KC
• WR29: Tyrell Williams, OAK vs DEN
• WR30: Calvin Ridley, ATL @ MIN
• WR31: Will Fuller, HOU @ NO
• WR32: Sterling Shepard, NYG @ DAL
• WR33: Curtis Samuel, CAR vs LAR
• WR34: Dante Pettis, SF @ TB
• WR35: Robby Anderson, NYJ vs BUF
• WR36: Jarvis Landry, CLE vs TEN
• WR37: Christian Kirk, ARI vs DET
• WR38: DeSean Jackson, PHI vs WAS
• WR39: Sammy Watkins, KC @ JAC
• WR40: Corey Davis, TEN @ CLE
• WR41: Larry Fitzgerald, ARI vs DET
• WR42: Emmanuel Sanders, DEN @ OAK
• WR43: Courtland Sutton, DEN @ OAK
• WR44: Geronimo Allison, GB @ CHI
• WR45: Michael Gallup, DAL vs NYG
• WR46: John Brown, BUF @ NYJ
• WR47: Donte Moncrief, PIT @ NE
• WR48: Anthony Miller, CHI vs GB
• WR49: Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB @ CHI
• WR50: Jamison Crowder, NYJ vs BUF
• WR51: Marquise Goodwin, SF @ TB
• WR52: Keke Coutee, HOU @ NO
• WR53: James Washington, PIT @ NE
• WR54: Tre'Quan Smith, NO vs HOU
• WR55: Albert Wilson, MIA vs BAL
• WR56: Hunter Renfrow, OAK vs DEN
• WR57: Mohamed Sanu, ATL @ MIN
• WR58: Zay Jones, BUF @ NYJ
• WR59: Kenny Stills, HOU @ NO
• WR60: Adam Humphries, TEN @ CLE
• WR61: Devante Parker, MIA vs BAL
• WR62: Ted Ginn, NO vs HOU
• WR63: Devin Funchess, IND @ LAC
• WR64: Deebo Samuel, SF @ TB
• WR65: D.K. Metcalf, SEA vs CIN
• WR66: Taylor Gabriel, CHI vs GB
• WR67: Rashard Higgins, CLE vs TEN
• WR68: Quincy Enunwa, NYJ vs BUF
• WR69: DaeSean Hamilton, DEN @ OAK
• WR70: John Ross, CIN @ SEA
• WR71: Cole Beasley, BUF @ NYJ
• WR72: Miles Boykin, BAL @ MIA
• WR73: Trey Quinn, WAS @ PHI
• WR74: D.J. Chark, JAC vs KC
• WR75: Danny Amendola, DET @ ARI

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