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Top 25 WR fantasy football rankings for 2023 NFL playoff best ball

We go over the top wide receivers for 2023 NFL playoff best ball.

Tyreek Hill #10 of the Miami Dolphins runs for yards during a game against the Dallas Cowboys at Hard Rock Stadium on December 24, 2023 in Miami Gardens, Florida. The Dolphins defeated the Cowboys 22-20. Photo by Stacy Revere/Getty Images

The NFL playoffs are around the corner and a new opportunity arises for those that enjoy fantasy football. Playoff fantasy football gives you a clean slate with a new opportunity to build a squad of players that are either already in the playoffs or likely to make it. Drafts start as early as Week 17, but create an added wrinkle where you may end up drafting players that don’t end up making the playoffs.

One of the main differences for playoff fantasy football is that the rules can vary depending on the platform you use. You may be on one platform that is best ball scoring, and you draft and then find out if you won at the end of the playoffs. Others are similar to season-long leagues where you set a lineup each week, and it is survive and advance.

As much as you likely debated over rankings ahead of the season, fantasy playoffs are a little different. Garnering zeros in the first round is not how to win your league so you have to not only think about teams that won’t have a first round bye, but also teams that are likely to make it further in the playoffs.

As we head into Week 17, the Ravens, 49ers, Eagles, Lions, Dolphins, and Cowboys are all in the playoffs, while the Buccaneers, Browns, Chiefs, Seahawks and Bills are very close to clinching a playoff berth. The Rams, Jaguars, and Colts are also close, but when drafting at this point, it’s probably best to play it as safe as possible.

When looking at wide receivers, it’s hard to look past Miami Dolphins wideout Tyreek Hill. He has thrown his name into the MVP conversation and has proven that when he is healthy, there is likely not a better wide receiver in the league. Hill leads the position with 1,641 yards, 217 ahead of CeeDee Lamb, who has the second-most. If Miami beats the Baltimore Ravens in Week 17, they will head into the final week of the season, sitting with the No. 1 seed. If they secure it, Hill would get a first-round bye, so if you’re in a survive and advance type of league, make sure to have depth with a lot of upside in case Hill takes a zero in the first week of the playoffs.

Deebo Samuel is in a similar boat. He has stayed healthy this season and has finally had the season that was expected of his versatility. Samuel heads into Week 17 with 834 yards and six touchdowns on 53 receptions while adding 179 yards and five touchdowns on the ground over 13 games. He has as much upside as anyone, but the concern is that the San Francisco 49ers are currently the favorites to win the NFC and earn its No. 1 seed. This would be another scenario where your top wide receiver could be getting a goose-egg in the first round, but has upside the rest of the way if you are in those weekly leagues.

WR Playoff Rankings 2024

RK Name Team Pos
RK Name Team Pos
1 Tyreek Hill MIA WR
2 CeeDee Lamb DAL WR
3 Deebo Samuel SF WR
4 A.J. Brown PHI WR
5 Amon-Ra St. Brown DET WR
6 Amari Cooper CLE WR
7 Brandon Aiyuk SF WR
8 DeVonta Smith PHI WR
9 Zay Flowers BAL WR
10 Rashee Rice KC WR
11 Jaylen Waddle MIA WR
12 Odell Beckham Jr. BAL WR
13 Brandin Cooks DAL WR
14 Elijah Moore CLE WR
15 Rashod Bateman BAL WR
16 Jameson Williams DET WR
17 Kalif Raymond DET WR
18 Michael Gallup DAL WR
19 Justin Watson KC WR
20 Nelson Agholor BAL WR
21 Josh Reynolds DET WR
22 Cedrick Wilson Jr. MIA WR
23 Quez Watkins PHI WR
24 Cedric Tillman CLE WR
25 Kadarius Toney KC WR