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College Fantasy Football 2021 Wide Receiver Rankings

David Bell, Purdue Boilermakers football

David Bell should put up big fantasy numbers as Purdue's No. 1 wide receiver

As we’ve seen both at quarterback and running back already, there is a consensus No. 1 wide receiver in college fantasy football entering the 2021 season with Purdue’s David Bell, who racked up 53 receptions and eight touchdowns in just six games.

A model of consistency, Bell scored at least one touchdown and hit double-digit targets in all but one game in 2020, and averaged 22.8 fantasy points per contest which was among the best in the country. Without former Boilermakers teammate Rondale Moore by his side now, Bell should see the lion’s share of the targets in the Purdue passing game.

Athlon Sports contributor and resident college fantasy football expert Mike Bainbridge (@MBainbridgeCFF) is here to help you prepare for the upcoming college fantasy football draft season with our positional rankings. Below is the scoring system used for these positional rankings.

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25 passing yards = 1 point
Passing TD = 4 points
10 rushing yards = 1 point
Rushing TDs = 6 points
Receptions = 0.5 points per reception
10 receiving yards = 1 point
Receiving TDs = 6 points

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2021 College Fantasy Positional Rankings: QB I RB I WR I TE I DEF I K I Top 200

College Fantasy Football WR Rankings for 2021

RankNameSchool

1

David Bell

Purdue

2

Kayshon Boutte

LSU

3

Khalil Shakir

Boise State

4

Calvin Austin III

Memphis

5

Treylon Burks

Arkansas

6

Jalen Tolbert

South Alabama

7

Drake London

USC

8

Marvin Mims

Oklahoma

9

Jaquarii Roberson

Wake Forest

10

Josh Downs

North Carolina

11

Romeo Doubs

Nevada

12

Reggie Roberson Jr.

SMU

13

Justin Hall

Ball State

14

John Metchie

Alabama

15

Zay Flowers

Boston College

16

Braylon Sanders

Ole Miss

17

Corey Rucker

Arkansas State

18

Jaivon Heiligh

Coastal Carolina

19

Jahan Dotson

Penn State

20

Travell Harris

Washington State

21

Jaden Walley

Mississippi State

22

Garrett Wilson

Ohio State

23

Chris Olave

Ohio State

24

Jyaire Shorter

North Texas

25

Ainias Smith

Texas A&M

26

Kalil Pimpleton

Central Michigan

27

Jalen Cropper

Fresno State

28

Tyrice Richie

Northern Illinois

29

Justyn Ross

Clemson

30

Elijah Canion

Auburn

31

Andrew Parchment

Florida State

32

Jerreth Sterns

WKU

33

Yo'Heinz Tyler

Ball State

34

Mike Harley

Miami (Fla.)

35

Renard Bell

Washington State

36

Ty Fryfogle

Indiana

37

Jaylon Robinson

UCF

38

Chris Autman-Bell

Minnesota

39

Quentin Johnston

TCU

40

Jordan Addison

Pitt

41

Zakhari Franklin

UTSA

42

Ja'Shaun Poke

Kent State

43

Sam Pinckney

Georgia State

44

Jermaine Burton

Georgia

45

Taj Harris

Syracuse

46

Brennan Presley

Oklahoma State

47

Bru McCoy

USC

48

Erik Ezukanma

Texas Tech

49

Isaiah Hamilton

San Jose State

50

Victor Tucker

Charlotte

51

Marcell Barbee

Texas State

52

Dante Wright

Colorado State

53

Bo Melton

Rutgers

54

Isaiah Winstead

Toledo

55

Wan'Dale Robinson

Kentucky

56

Jadan Blue

Temple

57

Xavier Hutchinson

Iowa State

58

Skyy Moore

Western Michigan

59

Jaylen Hall

Western Michigan

60

Emeka Emezie

NC State

61

Keylon Stokes

Tulsa

62

C.J. Johnson

ECU

63

Brad Rozner

Rice

64

Jacob Cowing

UTEP

65

Danny Gray

SMU

66

Kyle Phillips

UCLA

67

Reggie Todd

Troy

68

Jameson Williams

Alabama

69

Deven Thompkins

Utah State

70

Cam Johnson

Vanderbilt

71

Aaron Moore

Old Dominion

72

Jason Brownlee

Southern Miss

73

Cameron Ross

Connecticut

74

Jalen Nailor

Michigan State

75

Jack Sorenson

Miami (Ohio)

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