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

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Updated March 16, 2020 74.8k votes 8.9k voters 56.1k views 53 items

List Rules Vote up the most accomplished wide receivers in the NFL for the 2018-2019 season.

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.  

When fans discuss the best wide receivers in football, players like the Odell Beckham Jr. and DeAndre Hopkins are usually in the mix. In recent years, stars like Michael Thomas, Tyreek Hill, and Mike Evans have all made a name for themselves with their stellar play on the field. 

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

Teams: New Orleans Saints

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Julio Jones is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
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DeAndre Hopkins is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
Wide receiver from Central, South Carolina

Teams: Arizona Cardinals

Age: 23

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Tyreek Hill is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
Lucinda Gonzalez added

Teams: Kansas City Chiefs

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Odell Beckham Jr. is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
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Davante Adams is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
Lucinda Gonzalez added Wide receiver from Palo Alto, California

Teams: Green Bay Packers

Age: 26

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Mike Evans is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
Wide receiver from Galveston, Texas

Teams: Texas A&M Aggies football

Age: 25

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Antonio Brown is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
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Juju Smith-Schuster is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
Joshua Ford added

Teams: Pittsburgh Steelers

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Keenan Allen is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
Lucinda Gonzalez added Keenan Allen Wide receiver from Greensboro, North Carolina

Teams: Los Angeles Chargers

Age: 23

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Stefon Diggs is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
ben385 added Wide receiver from Gaithersburg, Maryland

Teams: Minnesota Vikings

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Adam Thielen is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
Lucinda Gonzalez added Wide receiver from Detroit Lakes, Minnesota

Teams: Minnesota Vikings

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Amari Cooper is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
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Larry Fitzgerald is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
Wide receiver from Minneapolis, Minnesota, United States of America

Teams: Arizona Cardinals

Age: 32

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T. Y. Hilton is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
Wide receiver from Miami Springs, Florida

Teams: Indianapolis Colts

Age: 26

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A. J. Green is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
Jose Youngs added Wide receiver from Summerville, South Carolina

Teams: Cincinnati Bengals

Age: 30

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Jarvis Landry is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
Jarvis Landry

Teams: Cleveland Browns

Age: 26

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Julian Edelman is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
Wide receiver from Redwood City, California

Teams: New England Patriots

Age: 29

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Brandin Cooks is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
Brandin Cooks Wide receiver from Stockton, California

Teams: Los Angeles Rams

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Cooper Kupp is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?

Teams: Los Angeles Rams

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Tyler Lockett is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
unfitbiscuit added Tyler Lockett Wide receiver and Return specialist from Tulsa, Oklahoma

Teams: Seattle Seahawks

Age: 26

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Calvin Ridley is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
TRENT13 added

Teams: Atlanta Falcons

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Chris Godwin is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
TRENT13 added

Teams: Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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Kenny Golladay is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
22sspeer_64 added Wide Receiver from Chicago, Illinois

Teams: Detroit Lions

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Emmanuel Sanders is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Who Is the Best Wide Receiver in the NFL Right Now?
Wide receiver from Bellville, Texas

Teams: Denver Broncos

Age: 31

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