Every year, there are random players that come out of nowhere to put up excellent stats. Last year, Tyler Boyd (Bengals), Tyler Lockett (Seahawks), and Kenny Golladay (Lions) all emerged as quality WR2 candidates and some weeks, they even served as WR1s. These were players who were not high on the fantasy radar, yet they are now expected to go in the top half of most fantasy drafts. These types of sleepers can become critical pickups midseason, and that’s one of the reasons why it’s not too risky to avoid the top-tier receivers and target RBs early on in drafts.Of course, there is still plenty of top-tier talent to go around at the position, and the returns of A.J. Green (Bengals) and Odell Beckham Jr. (Giants) will make the WR1 tier extraordinarily strong. Landing a guy like that in the first two rounds can make a massive difference. So long as you’re loading up at RB and WR, you should have a chance for a solid team.Early 2019 Fantasy Football Rankings: WRsThese rankings are for standard leagues.1DeAndre Hopkins, Texans2Tyreek Hill, Chiefs3Antonio Brown, Steelers4Davante Adams, Packers5Michael Thomas, Saints6Odell Beckham Jr., Giants7Julio Jones, Falcons8Adam Thielen, Vikings9JuJu Smith-Schuster, Steelers10Mike Evans, Buccaneers11Keenan Allen, Chargers12A.J. Green, Bengals13T.Y. Hilton, Colts14Amari Cooper, Cowboys15Robert Woods, Rams16Kenny Golladay, Lions17Brandin Cooks, Rams18Doug Baldwin, Seahawks19Alshon Jeffery, Eagles20Stefon Diggs, Vikings21Cooper Kupp, Rams22Corey Davis, Titans23Calvin Ridley, Falcons24Will Fuller, Texans25Sammy Watkins, Chiefs26Julian Edelman, Patriots27Allen Robinson, Bears28D.J. Moore, Panthers29Tyler Lockett, Seahawks30Jarvis Landry, Browns31Tyler Boyd, Bengals32Robby Anderson, Jets33Marvin Jones, Lions34Mike Williams, Chargers35Chris Godwin, Buccaneers36Dante Pettis, 49ers EARLY 2019 FANTASY RANKINGS:Quarterback | Running back | Tight end | D/ST | Kicker After years of seeing Antonio Brown at the top of our fantasy football WR rankings, we’re making a change for 2019 (well, at least in our “too-early” rankings). Brown is still among the best wide receivers in the NFL, but some other top candidates in high-powered offenses are making a push to be the first WR off the board in 2019 fantasy drafts.But we’re getting ahead of ourselves a bit. After all, a lot could happen between now and Week 1, including Brown changing uniforms. Receiver is one of the deepest and most volatile positions, so expect plenty of player movement throughout the offseason.