The top tabs are going to be important for making sure you are viewing the data you want to see. The stats will stay the same, unless you flip between per game and totals, but scoring will change things up. Each site is going to have different scoring, and it has more of an effect on the players who generate a lot of receptions. That is because receptions are weighed differently in each scoring format. So fantasy scores and rankings between each team’s set of wide receivers will be different for each scoring format selected. The weekly slider can help you change and look at specific weeks to see what teams are scoring the most or least in a given span of games.
Each team you will see an offensive rating and the amount of games they have played so far for that given season. The offensive rating is based on our formula for an entire team’s offense, so you can see if the wide receivers are a part of their strengths or not. The fantasy points per game or overall fantasy points scored by wide receivers will be ranked from best to worst. You can also see what teams are dominating in fantasy points while in the red zone. The red zone fantasy points just show points scored within the opponent’s 20-yard line.
When looking at the stats scored by wide receivers, they are broken up into rushing and receiving stats. While team’s receivers will mostly be generating fantasy points through the air, some teams will run the ball a bit with their wideouts. On this page, you can see how many of the overall passing targets are going to wide receivers. After that see what teams are generating the most yards, and touchdowns. All of these stats are going to equal fantasy points. 100+ yard games can equal bonuses in certain scoring formats.
What Are The Important Stats For High Scoring Wide Receivers?
Volume stats are extremely important for wide receivers when it comes to fantasy points scored. When you sort by targets, you are going to notice that a lot of the top fantasy scoring groups of wide receivers are going to be up there. There might be a few exceptions because that team didn’t score as many receiving touchdowns, but because of the targets being so high, receptions and receiving yards are going to follow. When you look at the lower volume receiving cores, you are not going to see a ton of fantasy production. There might be some outliers where a team is just super efficient on lower targets posting touchdowns and going for larger yards per reception numbers.
In PPR scoring formats, and even Half-PPR formats, the receptions are going to be key to production, and this one is very consistent with little room for outliers. You are goin going to see lower fantasy points with receptions, compared to teams who rack them up. While in standard formats receptions do not count, they still correlate with higher fantasy point teams. It is pretty simple, as receivers have to catch the ball to generate yards and touchdowns. Touchdowns and yards are the obvious culprits for producing fantasy points. Where rushing stats are not high enough to have any sort of correlation with higher ranking receiving cores.
Scoring Formats Can Change The Outcomes Of Wide Receiver Scoring
When you flip through the scoring formats, you are going to see movement within the rankings. Starting with standard scoring, you are looking at simply the amount of yards and touchdowns produced and that is what equals the fantasy points. So those teams that are on the lower side despite having a lot of receptions are going to be ranked lower. However, when you flip through the other settings, they are likely going to rise because they are going to average things out with having a good amount of receptions. Yards and touchdowns become much more weighted in standards formats.
If you are flipping through the daily fantasy sites, it is important to know the scoring differences. It is Half PPR for FanDuel and Yahoo, while DraftKings is full PPR. draftkings also has the 100+ yard receiving bonus, which is going to give you a few extra points when your receiver crosses that mark. Between the different sites, you are going to have receivers scoring more fantasy points on draftkings in comparison to Yahoo or fanduel. Different types of wide receivers are also going to have more weight. On fanduel and Yahoo the touchdowns are slightly more important where on draftkings a nine catch day for 100 yards is going to be a solid day at the office.
Outside Factors Of Fantasy Wide Receiver Scoring
There are going to be various reasons as to why teams are scoring more or less fantasy points with their wide receivers. How targets are spread out is going to be a big one. A quarterback might be looking more towards his tight ends and running backs, or just spreading out targets in general which keeps them at an average mark. If a team is more run heavy as well, they are going to struggle to keep up with volume in comparison to the rest of their league. Because volume is important for fantasy football and wide receivers in particular, the way an offense is run and spread out is going to be important. When we look at the top teams, a lot of the targets are going to those wide receivers, making it easier on them to produce. Teams are also just not equipped to put up fantasy points with their wide receivers, because they are not very good. We have seen some teams desperately need a rebuild in the wide receiver department.
Injuries are always going to play a factor in fantasy scoring. If a leading wide receiver goes down, then it is going to leave some of the rest of the wideouts a bit thin, and therefor fantasy scoring might go down. Some teams are better equipped to deal with injuries than others, but whenever a top wide receiver goes down, it is not going to be good. Now a quarterback going down can also cause wide receivers to struggle in scoring. We saw that last year with the Steelers, as Mason Rudolph was nowhere near NFL ready to help produce on the offensive side, and everyone suffered because of it. Even some starting quarterbacks are on the lesser side, and make it tougher for wide receivers to score fantasy points.
Scheduling is going to be a small factor in fantasy wide receiver scoring. A team with a tough strength of schedule against passing defenses might have some reflection of that in the fantasy points scored column. Playing within a division like the NFC North, you have six games against some of the top corners in the game, as well as overall defenses. This means that about 40% of your games are going to already be against tougher pass defenses. There will likely be a few tougher opponents outside of the division, and this can put a cap on fantasy scoring. Now if it works the other way, then fantasy points could be on the higher side if they have a weaker division or out of division schedule to deal with.
Top Wide Receiver Cores
Looking at some of the top scoring fantasy teams at wide receiver, they all have elite receiving cores, which makes it no surprise to see them at the top. Because of how good they are, they are also going to see extra volume as well. Some of the top wide receiving cores out there belong to a lot of NFC teams. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers have one of the more star studded wide receiving cores in the league right now. Mike Evans has been one of the top wide receivers over the last few seasons, and is going for another 1,000 yard season. His partner in crime, Chris Godwin has blossomed into one of the better receivers in the game. The two of them together have made it tough on opposing secondaries to contain both of them at the same time.
The Atlanta Falcons have had one of the high flying passing offenses over the last decade, and partly because Julio Jones has been a top five wideout during that time period, and Matt Ryan has been airing it out. However they are a strong core overall with Calvin Ridley. He is a wideout out of Alabama, and has produced in his first few NFL seasons. They also have some good depth with Russell Gage. Staying in the NFC still, the Dallas Cowboys have quickly loaded up on the offensive side. Amari Cooper is signed to a long term deal now, and Michael Gallup really evolved in his first few seasons. The Cowboys also drafted CeeDee Lamb to add to this receiving core.
Out in the NFC West there are a few strong receiving cores, with the Cardinals and the Rams. Arizona traded for DeAndre Hopkins this offseason, and that adds to a team with Christian Kirk and Larry Fitzgerald already. With a young Kyler Murray at center, you couldn’t ask for a better core around him. The Rams have Robert Woods and Cooper Kupp to use, but also Josh Reynolds gives them a nice depth piece. They have been one of the higher scoring receiving cores in the game. A team with a lot of burners is the Kansas City Chiefs. Tyreek Hill is one of the top receivers in the game, but they have great pieces around him with Sammy Watkins and Mecole Hardman.