Your WR top 80 3.0 is here! Now we have some real live NFL data to help make adjustments. Some players were removed due to injury or ineffectiveness, and some new faces have forced their way onto the scene.

This list is not league or format specific, but it is based on 2020 projection only. When thinking through tiers and rankings I asked myself simply – “all things considered who would I rather have on my roster?”

Rank Change Name Team Notes
    Tier 1    
1 +1 Davante Adams GB 200 targets is in play
2 +2 DeAndre Hopkins ARI Still the same target hog in an offense that will pass more than Houston did
3   Julio Jones ATL  
    Tier 2    
4 +1 Chris Godwin TB  
5 +3 Tyreek Hill KC All systems go now that the hammy is fine
    Tier 3    
6 +1 D.J. Moore CAR  
7 +3 Robert Woods LAR On pace for everything I thought, except a TD bump. Patience
8   Juju Smith-Schuster PIT Big fantasy game but only 6 targets to Diontae Johnson’s 10
    Tier 4    
9 -8 Michael Thomas NO High ankle and could be weeks; managers will have to weather the storm
10 +8 Adam Thielen MIN Clear alpha for now and Minnesota won’t be able to manage close defensive games
11 +2 Allen Robinson CHI  
12   Terry McLaurin WAS WFT ran 15 more plays than their 2019 average, good for their WR1
13 +2 Calvin Ridley ATL Every Falcons game will be a barn burner
    Tier 5    
14   Odell Beckham Jr. CLE A lot of concerns with this offense but 9 targets keeps him afloat
15 -9 Kenny Golladay DET Surprising late injury caused him to miss week 1, could it linger?
16 -5 Mike Evans TB Soft tissue injures to start the season are a big problem
17   Keenan Allen LAC  
18 +1 Amari Cooper DAL 14 targets was a pleasant surprise for those who took the plunge; 81 yards wasn’t
19 +9 Will Fuller HOU Targeted like Hopkins used to be, and delivered all over the field
20 +2 A.J. Green CIN Healthy and led Bengals in targets; should’ve had the game winner (push off penalty)
21 +4 D.K. Metcalf SEA If Seattle’s defense doesn’t allow them to grind out games DK will smash weekly
22 -7 A.J. Brown TEN Very ugly game flow on the road week 1 and conceded targets to Corey Davis
    Tier 6    
23 -2 Tyler Lockett SEA Will be a PPR stalwart
24 -3 Cooper Kupp LAR Usage concerns are valid: Rams had 36 rushing attempts and Kupp only 5 targets
25 -2 TY Hilton IND  
26 -2 Michael Gallup DAL  
27 -1 Tyler Boyd CIN Mildly concerning debut but hopefully the offense gets rolling
28 +4 Stefon Diggs BUF Least discussed week 1 shock was Josh Allen’s 46 attempts, 9 of which went to Diggs
29 +11 Diontae Johnson PIT 10 targets on top of Big Ben’s praise has my attention
30 +12 Marquise Brown BAL Showed us he doesn’t need volume to produce on this elite offense
31 +5 DeVante Parker MIA Already injured
32 -2 Henry Ruggs III LV  
33 -5 D.J. Chark JAC I had volume concerns and 3 targets week 1 doesn’t help that
34 -5 Preston Williams MIA Parker got injured but led the team in targets, picking up where he left off in 2019
35 +18 Darius Slayton NYG I was wrong about his ability to command WR1 targets and NYG will throw a lot
    Tier 7    
36 +9 CeeDee Lamb DAL Second on team in targets
37 -4 Courtland Sutton DEN Already injured, Lock did Lock things which won’t make me bullish on this offense
38 -4 Jarvis Landry CLE  
39 -8 Julian Edelman NE Volume will be lacking compared to years prior
40 -2 Marvin Jones DET Didn’t pop in his audition without Golladay
41 -6 Jalen Reagor PHI One big play, still optimistic that he was healthy and played 60% of snaps
42 -3 Brandin Cooks HOU  
43 +4 Laviska Shenault Jr. JAC Versatile weapon saw 2 carries and 4 targets and got into the endzone
44 +6 Jamison Crowder NYJ Looks like a PPR steal at least until Mims shows up
45 -8 DeSean Jackson PHI OL problems will make it hard for him to get deep shot but he did see 7 targets
    Tier 8    
46 -2 Bryan Edwards LV  
47 -1 Justin Jefferson MIN  
48 +1 Brandon Aiyuk SF Can get a chance to solidify a role if he heals up
49 NR Marquez Valdes-Scantling GB The buzz was real, he played an important field stretcher role in week 1
50 +6 John Brown BUF Saw more looks than Diggs; Bills ran most plays in week 1
51 +7 Sammy Watkins KC Classic week 1 Sammy but given the offense he has to get a bump
52 +14 Mike Williams LAC In a surprising twist, was active for week 1
53 +1 Jerry Jeudy DEN  
54 +16 Parris Campbell IND Rivers used all his intermediate options and Campbell was a frequent target
55 +4 Emmanuel Sanders NO Has to get a bump but it’s not as simple as filling in for Michael Thomas
58 -7 N’Keal Harry NE Passing volume could be pretty low in NE but at least he was utilized
    Tier 9    
57 -16 Deebo Samuel SF Setback sent him to IR, may only be rosterable in deep leagues right now
58 NR Russell Gage ATL There will be targets a-plenty in Atlanta but he’s still the third target
59 -2 Curtis Samuel CAR  
60 +12 Robby Anderson CAR The Panthers may have 3 fantasy relevant receivers
61   Tre’Quan Smith NO Major opportunity with Michael Thomas out
62 -11 Sterling Shepard NYG  
63 +12 Anthony Miller CHI  
64 -4 Allen Lazard GB  
65 -13 Golden Tate NYG  
66 -23 Christian Kirk ARI Really starting to write him off
67 -6 Steven Sims WAS  
68 -6 Mecole Hardman KC  
69 -1 James Washington PIT Only 3 targets but made them count with a score
    Tier 10    
70 -15 Michael Pittman Jr IND Rookie off to a slow start
71 -7 Denzel Mims NYJ Needs to be active or will fall off this list
72 -3 John Ross CIN  
73 -2 Van Jefferson LAR  
74 +3 Larry Fitzgerald ARI  
75 NR Demarcus Robinson KC 6 (very inefficient) targets from Mahomes gets him one week in the top 80
76 -2 Miles Boykin BAL  
77 NR Breshad Perriman NYJ He was active, which is a bonus. This offense will have to throw but it won’t be pretty
78   Randall Cobb HOU Primary slot in an offense that will need to throw a lot
79 NR Quintez Cephus DET Team leading 10 targets in Golladay’s absence shows he may be relevant even with a healthy WR room
80 NR Scotty Miller TB His usage will depend on Mike Evans’ health but was a big part of the game plan week 1

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  1. hamtime says:
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    Drop Kirk and/or Aiyuk for Philip Lindsay and/or tre’quan smith?

    • al_FF_red

      al_FF_red says:
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      Im fine dropping Kirk (ineffective) or Lindsay (injured, B back) for Aiyuk (could be featured and gets the Jets)

      Tre’Quan is more of a hope and a prayer… i’d probably do it tbh becuase of the fact he could pop and then you have a useable asset instead of Kirk who evne if he has a good game will never be #1 on his own team and would take multiple weeks of production to be tradable. But i’d personally rather Smith in terms of a guy who could gain a tremendous value in a short period of time

  2. CP says:
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    drop golden tate for MVS or corey davis or hold? thanks!

    • al_FF_red

      al_FF_red says:
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      Drop Tate for either… I think I’d have MVS ranked higher. Not sure Im in on Davis yet

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