Who are the best receiving duos in the NFL?

Getty Images

A recent edition of PFT Live looked at a perfect question for the slow time of the calendar: Who are the best receiving tandem in the NFL?

Simms and I went through four total rounds of dynamic pass-catching duos, realizing along the way that there are plenty of worthy candidates.

One group has never played together before. Another includes someone who has never played in the NFL.

So who are the best? Drop your own list below, and feel free to chastise us for any we failed to include.

39 responses to “Who are the best receiving duos in the NFL?

  1. Based on stats from last year, Mike Evans and Chris Godwin led the league in yards…. AND MISSED A TOTAL OF FIVE GAMES BETWEEN THEM….AND HAD JAMIES WINSTON THROWING 30 INTS!

    Solid 1A and 1B punch. Pretty much every other team can be described as 1A and blatant 2. Evans and Godwin have different skill sets and both can be a team’s #1 WR.

  2. Dallas has a triple threat in Cooper/Gallup/Cobb
    (… and an offensive line and two tight ends).

    Andy Dalton would be All-Pro with that loaded team.

  3. Obj, Landry, Higgins, Njoku, Hooper, Chubb, and Hunt…now the Browns have to figure out how to get the ball to them. 😢😢😢

  4. Courtland Sutton and Jerry Jeudy (I’m submitting this comment from 3 years in the future)

  5. Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf.

    And please keep sleeping on Davante Adams and Devin Funchess this season.

    Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers are going to make y’all look ignorant.

  6. @Free – I am a Michigan Fan and have also been following Devin Funchess NFL career. Devin is not what you think. Davante is going to have to carry the load again, sorry to say

  7. Larry Fitzy and D’Hopkins come to mind first. I wouldn’t be surprised if Adam Theilen and Justin Jefferson both eclipse 1,000+ yds this season however.

  8. Today…not even close. Hill and Kelce have to be #1. Evrrybody else is vying for 2nd right now

  9. “Soon to be Darren Waller/Henry Ruggs III”

    Probably the most delusional comment of the century. There isn’t even a QB on the Raiders or a top 10 WR in the league, let alone a decent second string WR.

    Nice try Joe.

  10. Sad to see many people don’t know duo means two. Having said that, the best receiving duo will be N’Keal Harry/Julian Edelman.

  11. And furthermore, I’ll take Allen Lazard over most #3 WR’s in the NFL.

    #GoPackGo!💪✊

  12. doctorrustbelt says:
    June 23, 2020 at 12:59 pm
    Dallas has a triple threat in Cooper/Gallup/Cobb
    (… and an offensive line and two tight ends).

    Andy Dalton would be All-Pro with that loaded team.
    —————–
    Cobb is now a Texan, or course. But, the Cowboys do appear to have a decent set of WR’s with Lamb, Cooper and Gallup…

  13. I’m definitely biased but I cannot think of another duo I’d trade Mike Evans and Chris Godwin for.

  14. freefromwhatyouare says:
    June 23, 2020 at 1:17 pm
    Tyler Lockett and D.K. Metcalf.

    And please keep sleeping on Davante Adams and Devin Funchess this season.

    Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers are going to make y’all look ignorant.
    ==========================================

    Love DK and Lock but they’re simply not on the level of Evans/Godwin.

    And DEVIN FUNCHESS?! Yikes.

  15. Crackers n Cheeese says:
    June 23, 2020 at 12:54 pm
    Mahomes and any catcher of the ball!!!

    Crackers n Cheese speaks the Truth

  16. I wouldn’t be surprised if Adam Theilen and Justin Jefferson both eclipse 1,000+ yds this season however.
    ———————————
    I wouldn’t be surprised either, I’d be stone cold stunned! That is unless the Queens trade Cousins in for a new model.

  17. As a Packers fan, I have to come clean and admit it still remains to be Alshon Jeffery and Brandon Marshall.

  18. I think Kupp and Woods might be worthy of a top 5 spot if you mean 2 WRs and not a WR/TE combo.

  19. Tough to beat the WR combo in Tampa.

    And now other NFL fans can see why Vikings fans frequently are forced to shake their heads when reading posts by certain cheesers.

  20. Evans + Godwin
    Julio + Calvin
    Odell and Jarvis
    Hopkins + Larry (thanks to a poster above for pointing this out)

    After this season, we may be hailing a combo of Cooper + Gallup + Lamb

  21. Chris Godwin and Mike Evans hands down.
    They easily top this list.

    Free, as a Packer fan, I appreciate your enthusiasm, but the duo of Adams and Funchess doesn’t even crack the top 10.
    Aaron Rodgers has always been a master of spreading the ball around to all the offense’s skill positions, and if there’s any truth to Matt LaFleur pushing the offense further towards the ground game, I wouldn’t expect Funchess to make a huge impact other than another big veteran target.

    Also, anyone trying to shoehorn a rookie into this conversation is just wasting our time.
    There’s simply no way gauge how these young wideouts will ever adjust to the complexity and speed of the pro game, especially with the truncated offseason.
    There are always several celebrated college WRs that simply never make a dent in the NFL, and I’m quite sure that will be the case again with this draft class.
    For that we’ll have to wait and see.

  22. Devin Funchess? That’s hilarious actually. Maybe if he was the #4 WR.

    Julio and Calvin Ridley. Ridley is under the radar but a total stud.

  23. Keenan Allen is a top 3 wide out in this league but because he plays in the NFL DMZ no one even knows his name. Paired with Williams they are a top 3 duo that no one even knows exists.

    TB duo is I would suggest the tops in the league right now.

  24. Interestingly enough, the WR combo that scored more TDs combined than any other and second only to Godwin/Evans in overall production didn’t even get a mention – Golladay/Jones.

  25. I added Lockett and Metcalf because Simms and Florio left them out of their “draft”. This thread is in reply to their video.

    I also requested that people keep sleeping on Davante and Funchess this season. I never said they were the best WR duo in the league.

    I also said Russell Wilson and Aaron Rodgers will make you all look ignorant this season. I include little Waffle in that group.

    I also said I’d take Allen Lazard over most #3 WR’s in the NFL.

    I stand by ALL my statements as always!

  26. Brian Brennan, Webster Slaughter, Gerald “Icecube” McNeill, Reggie Langhorn, Ozzie Newsome, Earnest Byner..

  27. I’d go DeAndre Hopkins and Larry Fitzgerald as arguably the best WR duo in the NFL, definitely one of the top 3. AZ also had WR Christian Kirk who was a beast last year putting together a Pro Bowl campaign on pace for over 1000+YDs in his 2nd season before he suffered a sprained ankle that caused him to miss 4 weeks. This year I think he gets it done catching 70-80 passes for 1100+ YDs. Andy Isabella is ready to start and step up in a big way next season to, with his elite 4.29 40 speed he’s a real problem on the field and a legit speed/deep threat.

  28. Tampa is loaded and they added Tyler Johnson.

    Stat CeeDee Lamb Jerry Jeudy Tyler Johnson
    PFF receiving grade 91.3 91.0 94.2
    Receptions 127 145 165
    Receiving yards 2,481 2,476 2,478
    Touchdowns 25 24 25
    First downs and touchdowns 92 102 119
    Explosive plays of 15-plus yards57 64 59
    Yards per route run 3.42 3.31 3.50
    Passer rating generated 146.5 131.6 122.5
    Contested-catch rate 44.4% 58.8% 60.4%

  29. We haven’t seen it yet, but Hopkins and Fitz are the duo I’m most interested in watching if we have a season. If we don’t, it will be a shame as Larry is near retirement and Murray needs those reps to continue his development.

Leave a Reply

You must be logged in to leave a comment. Not a member? Register now!

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.