NFL Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?  

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List Rules Vote up the most accomplished wide receivers in the NFL for the 2016-2017 season.

Catching a football sounds easy, but imagine running across the field with full gear and an elite defender guarding you every step of the way. In order to be one of the best wide receivers in the NFL, players must learn their routes, lose their defenders, and most importantly, not drop the ball. Also known as the fastest and most agile players in the league, these are the best wide receivers in the NFL right now in 2016-2017.  

When fans discuss the best wide receivers in football, players like the New York Giants' Odell Beckham Jr. and the Pittsburgh Steelers' Antonio Brown are usually in the mix. In the 2016-2017 season, the Indianapolis Colts' T.Y. Hilton leads the league in receiving yards, while Atlanta Falcon Julio Jones has the best average with 100.6 yards per game. However, Green Bay Packer Jordy Nelson is the touchdown leader among WRs with 14. 

Vote for who you think are the best current NFL wide receivers. Even if the player is a rookie or a veteran, just vote up the WRs who are currently playing well in the league. Feel free to add other great wide receivers missing from the list. 

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Antonio Brown is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?

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933 425
Julio Jones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
Julio Jones Atlanta Falcons

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544 375
DeAndre Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
DeAndre Hopkins Houston Texans

4
662 476
Odell Beckham Jr. is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
Odell Beckham Jr. New York Giants

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466 349
A. J. Green is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
Jose Youngs added A. J. Green Cincinnati Bengals

6
471 370
Larry Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
Larry Fitzgerald Arizona Cardinals

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252 183
Michael Thomas is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
Michael Thomas New Orleans Saints

8
306 246
Mike Evans is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
Mike Evans Tampa Bay Buccaneers

9
300 243
Jarvis Landry is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
Jarvis Landry Miami Dolphins

10
204 150
Tyreek Hill is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
Lucinda Gonzalez added Tyreek Hill Kansas City Chiefs

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264 211
Adam Thielen is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
Lucinda Gonzalez added Adam Thielen Minnesota Vikings

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222 170
Keenan Allen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
Lucinda Gonzalez added Keenan Allen San Diego Chargers

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214 166
JuJu Smith-Schuster is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
Joshua Ford added JuJu Smith-Schuster

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222 179
Brandin Cooks is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
Brandin Cooks New Orleans Saints

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149 110
Alshon Jeffery is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
Lucinda Gonzalez added Alshon Jeffery Chicago Bears - Philadelphia Eagles

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67 24
stephon digs is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
Machedelic added stephon digs

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218 184
T. Y. Hilton is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
T. Y. Hilton Indianapolis Colts

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332 310
Jordy Nelson is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
Jordy Nelson Green Bay Packers

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249 224
Doug Baldwin is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
Doug Baldwin Seattle Seahawks

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241 218
Julian Edelman is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
Julian Edelman New England Patriots

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137 109
Davante Adams is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
Lucinda Gonzalez added Davante Adams Green Bay Packers

The Best Wide Receivers of All Time

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223 215
Amari Cooper is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
Amari Cooper Oakland Raiders

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291 328
Dez Bryant is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
Dez Bryant Dallas Cowboys

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160 170
Demaryius Thomas is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
Demaryius Thomas Denver Broncos

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32 12
Stefon Diggs is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
ben385 added Stefon Diggs

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54 42
Rob Gronkowski is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
1519606619160 added Rob Gronkowski New England Patriots

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136 146
Golden Tate is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
Golden Tate Detroit Lions

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147 160
Emmanuel Sanders is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
Emmanuel Sanders Denver Broncos

The Best NFL Running Backs of All Time

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82 95
Marvin Jones Jr. is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
Lucinda Gonzalez added Marvin Jones Jr. Detroit Lions

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28 33
Jason Witten is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
1519606619160 added Jason Witten Dallas Cowboys

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89 130
Tyler Lockett is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
unfitbiscuit added Tyler Lockett

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1 3
Damiere Byrd is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
1523848886841 added Damiere Byrd

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97 154
DeSean Jackson is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
DeSean Jackson Washington Redskins

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92 156
Kelvin Benjamin is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
Kelvin Benjamin Carolina Panthers

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60 107
Chris Hogan is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
1510591293690 added Chris Hogan Miami Dolphins

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51 99
Cooper Kupp is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
Joshua Ford added Cooper Kupp

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13 43
Chris Godwin is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
jaydub17 added Chris Godwin Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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70 152
Mike Wallace is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
Mike Wallace Baltimore Ravens

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66 155
Terrelle Pryor Sr. is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
Terrelle Pryor Sr. Cleveland Browns

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53 138
Pierre Garçon is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
Pierre Garçon Washington Redskins

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48 143
Jordan Matthews is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
Jordan Matthews Philadelphia Eagles

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32 113
Paul Richardson is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
unfitbiscuit added Paul Richardson

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14 69
Kenny Golladay is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
bigbankcj1 added Kenny Golladay

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36 141
Tyrell Williams is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
Tyrell Williams San Diego Chargers