Top 500 College Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Seasons of All-Time

We released the Top 300 Quarterback Seasons in history and the Top 500 Running Back Seasons in history within the last couple weeks. Now we’re ready to showcase the Top 500 College Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Seasons since 1980!

Randy Moss comes in at number 11. Dez Bryant, Tavon Austin, Torry Holt, Nate Burleson, and so many other great players make this list – but the #1 player (also 6th!) is Troy Edwards from Louisiana Tech!

One of the most surprising things was the number of prior-decade seasons that ranked really high, despite the recent trend of passing offenses in the last 7-8 seasons.

How the List was Created

We compiled all of the data from 1980 up through the 2021 season for wide receivers – inclusive of rushing data. 

We then used a formula to calculate fantasy points based on their actual numbers. 

The wide receivers are sorted by fantasy points per game to minimize the impact of the number of games played in a season. We did set a minimum number of games to filter out some players that may have only played 5 games in a season. 

The Scoring System

Rushing Yards: 1 point for every 10 yards

Rushing Touchdowns: 6 points

Receiving Yards: 1 points for every 10 yards

Receptions: 0.5 PPR

Receiving Touchdowns: 6 points

*Players were ranked by fantasy points per game with some other qualifiers

Who is the Real WRU?

Personally, the “Position U” claim has become extremely annoying as every school claims to be “WRU” or “LBU” etc. At CFBDynasty, we’re always in favor of letting the data do the talking. 

Of the top 500 college fantasy wide receiver seasons since 1980, here are the top schools:

What do you think!?

Have some ideas or questions? Want to view the data differently?

We’d love to hear from you! Feel free to reach out with any feedback with comments on the post, comments on the YouTube video, tweet us, or email me brian@cfbdynasty.com. Enjoy!

Where to Watch/Listen

Follow Us!

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.