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2021 Fantasy Football WR Consistency Ratings: Find potential sleepers, busts in wide receiver rankings

2021 fantasy consistency ratings wr 2021 Fantasy Football WR Consistency Ratings: Find potential sleepers, busts in wide receiver rankings2021 Fantasy Football WR Consistency Ratings: Find potential sleepers, busts in wide receiver rankings

If you play in a one-on-one fantasy football league – and almost everyone does – then you know the pain of winning by 60 one week and losing by two the next. Of course, it’s good that your team is on the way to this big win, but in the end, you’d happily trade most of those extra 60 points for just three the following week. After all, a 2-0 record is better than 1-1, and having consistently strong players is better than having a bunch of all-or-nothing guys. No position has more up or down candidates than WR, which is why wide receiver rankings vary so much from year to year and site to site.

There are many factors beyond our control that affect a player’s performance. Injuries can happen at any time, and we know bad weather conditions and adverse clashes are always looming. One thing we have a say in is how we build our teams, and we can choose to try to take consistency into account when making decisions during the draft.

At, we’ve spent years trying to help fantasy owners be more consistent with our “Clutch Report” section. There you can determine the “Clutch Factor” (CF) that a player must exceed each week to win a “Clutch Game”. This calculation is based on the number of teams and the scoring format. For example, in 12-team PPR formats, an RB must earn more than 11 Fantastic Points each week to win a “Clutch Game”.

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A player’s regularity rate is called his “Clutch Rating” (CR). A very consistent player will register an RC over 70 percent. The best of the best will normally have an RC between 80 and 90 percent.

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Based on previous seasons, we identify players who seem underrated when you consider their overall consistency. They might not be the top scorers, but their ability to dodge bad games is key to achieving victories. On the flip side, we’re also trying to spot potentially overvalued players that fit the boom-or-bust mold. Here’s a look at my top 36 ranking for the WRs heading into the 2021 season.

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Fantasy WR 2021 consistency ratings, rankings

Rank Stage Sub level Player Team
1 WR1 A Tyreek Hill KC
2 WR1 A Calvin ridley ATL
3 WR1 A Davante Adams FR
4 WR1 A Stefon Diggs BUF
5 WR1 B ByAndré Hopkins ARI
6 WR1 B DK Metcalf SEA
7 WR1 B Allen Robinson SPEND
8 WR1 B Keenan Allen LAKE
9 WR1 B AJ Brown TEN
ten WR1 B Terry mclaurin HAS BEEN
11 WR1 B Chris Godwin TB
12 WR1 B Lamb CeeDee OF
13 WR2 A Justin jefferson MIN
14 WR2 A Mike evans TB
15 WR2 A Amari Cooper OF
16 WR2 B Kenny golladay NYG
17 WR2 B Adam thielen MIN
18 WR2 B jones of july TEN
19 WR2 B Robert woods THE
20 WR2 B Cooper Kupp THE
21 WR2 B Dj moore AUTO
22 WR2 B Diontae Johnson PIT
23 WR2 B Michael thomas NO
24 WR2 B JuJu Smith-Schuster PIT
25 WR3 A Tyler boyd GIN
26 WR3 A Odell beckham KEY
27 WR3 A Jamar chase GIN
28 WR3 A Tyler lockett SEA
29 WR3 B Brandon Aïyuk SF
30 WR3 B Courtland sutton THE
31 WR3 B Brandin cooks HOU
32 WR3 B Jarvis landry KEY
33 WR3 B Deebo Samuel SF
34 WR3 B Higgins T-shirt GIN
35 WR3 B John brown LV
36 WR3 B Russell gage ATL

A WR1A rating means that I would expect this receiver to record a CR of 80% or more this year. Four receivers – Tyreek Hill, Calvin Ridley, Davante Adams and Stefon Diggs – are currently expected to reach that level. In fact, all four have the potential to be even higher than 85 percent, which they all accomplished last season. The eight remaining “WR1s” are all classified WR1B. This means that I would expect their respective CRs to be over 70 percent. Obviously, the top ranked guys like DeAndre Hopkins and DK Metcalf are expected to earn a lot more than a 70% CR, but likely won’t go over 80%. The lower ranked wide receivers could certainly surpass this mark as well, but the lower ranking means there is less likelihood of that happening.

WR2A receptors have been shown to be consistent in the past and are expected to continue to have an RC of around 65-70% this season. The WR2B level is a collection of wide receptors that have the potential to gain over 60% CR. Michael Thomas is lower than he has been in the past due to his left ankle surgery which will likely keep him out until mid-late October. However, a lot of people pass him on until he becomes available as WR3, which is a perfect place to catch him and hide him for the second half of the season.

The WR3 group of As and B is made up of receivers that I think will gain a 50-60% CR. Some are young receivers from last year, like Brandon Aiyuk and Tee Higgins. Others are veterans who are losing their top status, like Jarvis Landry and Brandin Cooks.

Let’s take a look at a few of these large receptors and see which ones are undervalued or overvalued based on their current ADPs.

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Undervalued: Russell Gage, Falcons

Gage is probably nowhere near the top 75 in most rankings – except mine, of course. Gage quietly finished last year with a 71 percent CR in the past seven games. The combination of Calvin Ridley, Gage and Kyle Pitts will always be deadly. Gage’s current ADP is WR63. So take it as your WR6 or 7 and you could start it up as your flex every week.

Overrated: Tyler Lockett, Seahawks

Here’s what you get with Lockett: Strengths and Poor Consistency! The past year has been devastating for the owners of Lockett. After a 100 percent CR in his first three games, Lockett had a 38 percent CR in the last 13. Surprisingly, he finished the year eighth in total points. Please do not write on the basis of the total number of points. He’s a good choice in WR3, but you can’t count on him more than that.

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Consistency is the key to winning, well, consistently in fantasy football. Factoring this into your decisions on Draft Day can help you avoid a season of ups and downs. Being in the top three in total doesn’t make sense if you’re 6-8 or even 7-7 in the regular season, so look for guys who can put you over the top week after week.

For more consistency reports to help you prepare your draft, head over to Amazon and pick up the award-winning Fantasy Football 2021 Consistency Guide. You can also follow me on Twitter @bob_lung.

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