Throughout May, we will be layering in some additional context to go along with the player ranking tables.

After laying the groundwork this offseason with full dynasty player rankings, we are going to break that linear list down a bit into tiers with some added flavor.

You can also check out my full dynasty rookie rankings for those with rookie-only drafts on the horizon, and I have already published Dynasty tiers for quarterbacks, running backs, and tight ends.

Dynasty Fantasy Football Tiers:

Some really quick methodology here if you are new to how I do fantasy tiers.

I make my dynasty tiers based on a blend of age, fantasy performance, career arc, team situation, and fantasy archetype.

There is some overlap to actual player rankings, but these tiers do not specifically follow the rankings, instead following those archetypes.

The purpose of tiers is not to be a carbon copy of player rankings.

The purpose is to spot a potential arbitrage situation and shop in different buckets based on how you are constructing your team in startups as well as looking for trade opportunities.

One final bit of housekeeping here.

Since the wide receiver position is the densest position from a dynasty stance, I will do my best to highlight a number of the players individually, but there just is not enough room to do every single player.

With that in mind, a number of the tiers will be focusing on the tier itself over outright going through each player.

*Player Age = Age on 9/1/2024

Tier 1 Wide Receivers, Dynasty Fantasy Football:

  • Justin Jefferson (Age: 25.2)
  • Ja’Marr Chase (24.5)
  • CeeDee Lamb (25.4)

We are starting with the elite tier of wideouts who are at the apex of their careers.

Justin Jefferson remains a premier talent at this position.

Even with missing seven games last season due to a hamstring issue, Jefferson managed to go over 1,000 yards receiving for the fourth consecutive season.

No player in league history has more receiving yards through four years of their career than Jefferson.

In 2023, he averaged 107.4 receiving yards per game, which was second in the NFL behind Tyreek Hill.

If you want to split hairs and bump Ja’Marr Chase over Jefferson based on his attachment to Joe Burrow while Jefferson makes a transition post-Kirk Cousins, I will not overly push back.

Jefferson has just 58 career targets from non-Cousins passers to this point while Jefferson was outside of the top-20 scorers in three of his five games without Cousins last season.

While we are hoping that J.J. McCarthy can be more efficient than the gaggle of backups  Minnesota trotted out a year ago after Cousins went down, Burrow does provide a cozy blanket for Chase through a Dynasty lens.

Chase has yet to cash in a WR1 overall scoring season like the other two wideouts here, but he has the best quarterback attachment as noted plus added upside that we still have not gotten his best for a full campaign.

While Chase may not have a WR1 overall trophy yet, he does have the highest-scoring game for any wide receiver since he entered the league. He also has the second-highest-scoring game for any wideout over that span as well.

Chase’s full game is still coming on, something I believe that continue in 2024.

Chase has increased his slot rate each year in the league.

With Tyler Boyd now gone and the Bengals having several bigger bodies at wide receiver, I believe we will see Chase’s slot rate rise again this season, giving him even more access to receptions after he already has averaged 7.3 and 6.3 catches per game the past two seasons.

The Cowboys have unlocked CeeDee Lamb’s complete game.

Lamb ended last season as the WR1 in overall points in all formats.

His targets, catches, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns have all gone up from the season prior in each of his years in the league.

If he tops them all again in 2024, he will have a monster season since he is coming off a major campaign.

Lamb led the NFL with 135 receptions last season, turning those into 1,749 yards and 12 touchdowns, adding a rushing touchdown to his totals.

Lamb accounted for 29.9% of the team targets (fourth in the NFL), 31.5% of the receptions (first), and 37.5% of the receiving yards (third).

Tier 2 Wide Receivers, Dynasty Fantasy Football:

  • Amon-Ra St. Brown (24.9)
  • Puka Nacua (23.3)
  • A.J. Brown (27.2)

This group is just a stone’s throw away from the top tier.

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