There are many great receivers in the Madden Madness league, but this list will rank what I expect to be the top 5 receivers this season when it is all said and done.
#5. Laviska Shenault (JAX)
After scoring over 19 touchdowns and amassing 81 catches last season, Shenault is off to a fast start in 2021, becoming the focal point of a well-rounded and high octane Jaguars passing attack. With defenses having to key in on outside threats D.J Chark and Michael Gallup, Shenault has been able to feast from the slot, becoming a reliable security blanket for Gardner Minshew. Look for Shenault to continue to come into his own as the Jaguars look to make a super bowl appearance this year.
#4. Henry Ruggs III (LV)
After being picked 12th overall in the 2020 draft, Ruggs immediately stepped into the #1 receiver role in Las Vegas, becoming Derek Carr's favorite deep threat. Ruggs has picked up from where he left off last season, averaging over 25 yards per catch and racking up 6 touchdowns over 3 games. Rumors are that the Vegas GM has put Ruggs on the trade block, however, looking to improve a suspect defense. Traded or not, Ruggs will continue to shred defenses down the field with his blazing speed.
#3. Marquise Brown (BAL)
Brown absolutely lit up defenses in his second year in Baltimore, benefiting form Tyree Jackson's big arm to the tune of 1920 yards and 23 touchdowns. While he's off to a slower start this season, it's clear he's the main option in Baltimore, possessing a similar skill set to Ruggs that starts with his undeniable speed. As the Ravens look to move farther in the playoffs this year following a wild card exit in 2020, their chances will hinge on Brown and his ability to take the top off the defense, helping other Ravens get open.
#2. Stefon Diggs (BUF)
Perhaps no receiver is more important to their team than Diggs is to the Bills. In 2020, he led the league in catches and was third in yards and touchdowns, dominating opponents from the slot. After a relative dud in the 2021 opener, Diggs is back to his ways from the year before, leading the league in catches once again as of this writing. With the Bills off to a rocky 2-2 start, Josh Allen will need Diggs to recreate his performance from the 2020 playoffs, where he scored in all 3 games and caught 6 touchdowns, to have a shot to defend their super bowl crown.
#1. Jalen Reagor (PHI)
Like Ruggs, Reagor came into the league his rookie season and immediately became Carson Wentz's favorite target, putting up a record breaking 2107 yards and 34(!) touchdowns. Known for his speed, Reagor was able to routinely get behind cover 3 defenses and into the end zone. Though he's off to a slow start in 2021, 2 fair sim games have limited Reagor's opportunities. As the Eagles begin to play user games, look for Reagor to continue to burn defenses with his 95 speed and new superstar abilities.
Honorable Mentions: Ceedee Lamb (DAL), Tyreek Hill (KC), Julio Jones (ATL), Chris Godwin (TB), D.J Chark (JAX)