2011 Fantasy Football Rankings: Wide Receivers

The upcoming weekend is a big one in the world of fantasy football, coinciding with the third and most telling week of preseason action. We've knocked out our Quarterback and Running back rankings, and we're going to help you get ready for the weekend with our third installment of fantasy football position rankings, this time focusing on the wide receivers.

Tier 1

1. Andre Johnson

2. Roddy White

3. Calvin Johnson

4. Hakeem Nicks

5. Larry Fitzgerald

6. Greg Jennings

7. Reggie Wayne

8. Mike Wallace

Tier 2

9. Vincent Jackson

10. DeSean Jackson

11. Dwayne Bowe

12. Dez Bryant

13. Kenny Britt

14. Miles Austin

15. Santonio Holmes

16. Marques Colston

17. Brandon Marshall

18. Brandon Lloyd

19. Steve Johnson

Tier 3

20. Percy Harvin

21. Anquan Boldin

22. Wes Welker

23. Mike Williams (TB)

24. Jeremy Maclin

25. Mario Manningham
26. Chad Ochocinco
27. Sidney Rice

Tier 4
28. Santana Moss
29. Pierre Garcon
30. Austin Collie
31. Mike Sims-Walker
32. Mike Thomas
33. Steve Smith (CAR)
34. A.J. Green
35. Michael Crabtree
36. Robert Meachem
37. Julio Jones
38. Braylon Edwards

Tier 5
39. Malcolm Floyd
40. Roy Williams
41. Johnny Knox
42. Lee Evans
43. Jordy Nelson
44. James Jones
45. Jerome Simpson
46. Jacoby Ford
47. Plaxico Burress
48. Hines Ward
49. Davone Bess
50. Danny Amendola
51. Deion Branch
52. Derrick Mason
53. Donald Driver
54. Lance Moore
55. Steve Breaston
56. Emmanuel Sanders
57. Kevin Walter
58. Nate Burleson
59. Steve Smith (PHI)
60. Mike Williams (SEA)
61. Andre Roberts
62. Arrelious Benn
63. Jason Hill
64. Eddie Royal

For the wide receiver group, our tiers are expanded as there is only a slight difference between many of the players in the talent pool. The lesson here, as always, is get at least one guy in the top tier. If you are yourself with a top tier quarterback, running back, wide receiver, and tight end in the first four or five rounds, you'll be in good shape no matter how the rest of the draft shakes out.