Your WR top 80 8.0 is here! We’re getting some studs back playing on the field, so that’s a bonus to the upper tier. As a rule, injuries will always bump guys down. I am generally pessimistic that players will return on time at full strength without a setback. 

This list is not league or format specific, but it is based on 2020 rest-of-season 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   DeAndre Hopkins ARI  
2 +4 Davante Adams GB Back, healthy and saw 10 targets; game on
3 -1 Tyreek Hill KC  
    Tier 2    
4 -1 Calvin Ridley ATL  
5 -1 Stefon Diggs BUF  
6 +14 Julio Jones ATL Welcome back
7   Michael Thomas NO  
8 -3 Adam Thielen MIN Touchdown machine but any given week isn’t the WR1 on his own team
9 -1 D.K. Metcalf SEA  
    Tier 3    
10 +6 Will Fuller HOU This is what we all dreamed could happen
11 -1 Tyler Lockett SEA  
12 -1 Kenny Golladay DET A TD or 100 yards in every game this season
13 -4 Amari Cooper DAL Dalton might cause more of a drop than previously anticipated
14 +4 A.J. Brown TEN He’s 100% back and it’s glorious
15 -3 Mike Evans TB Week 6 was the valley game I knew was coming, with Godwin healthy could happen more often
16 -3 Allen Robinson CHI  
17 +2 Keenan Allen LAC  
    Tier 4    
18 -3 Robert Woods LAR The TDs are hitting but overall volume capping upside
19 -5 Robby Anderson CAR  
20 +2 Terry McLaurin WAS Still put up 7-74 on 12 targets against a sneaky good D
21 +4 Chris Godwin TB The Bucs offense just doesn’t want to play fast and loose, Brady wants to control games
22 -5 CeeDee Lamb DAL It’s one game, but Dalton not looking like the solution for Dak’s absence
23 +10 Justin Jefferson MIN Trading off with Adam Thielen but three 100 yard games in the last 4
24 +5 Tee Higgins CIN 3 weeks in a row on the rise
25 -4 Tyler Boyd CIN  
    Tier 5    
26 +4 Brandin Cooks HOU The Texans have no choice but to try and trade scores every game
27 -4 Diontae Johnson PIT  
28 -4 Cooper Kupp LAR  
29 +3 D.J. Moore CAR Popped back into our hearts with 11 targets; was it because Samuel was out?
30 -4 DeVante Parker MIA  
31 +10 Chase Claypool PIT Could be the WR1 in Pitt but for now, moved him up to second place
32 -5 Odell Beckham CLE  
33 -5 Juju Smith-Schuster PIT  
34 -3 Jamison Crowder NYJ Still a WR3 but this team is caving in fast
35   Deebo Samuel SF  
36 +4 Mike Williams LAC Herbert is unlocking this offense, but week to week liable to have a 1-12-0 line
    Tier 6    
37 -1 Brandon Aiyuk SF  
38 -4 Laviska Shenault Jr JAC  
39 +3 Henry Ruggs III LV  
40 -3 DJ Chark JAC  
41 -3 Michael Gallup DAL  
42 -3 Marquise Brown BAL  
43 +12 A.J. Green CIN A week of relevance, perhaps to drum up trade interest?
44 +15 Jalen Reagor PHI Was hoping he’d get activated off IR this week; should walk into a feature role
45 -1 Darius Slayton NYG  
    Tier 7    
46 +31 Tim Patrick DEN 15 targets over the last 2 games turned into 10-214-1 and there’s not much competition
47 -2 Russell Gage ATL  
48 -2 Jerry Jeudy DEN  
49 +27 Cole Beasley BUF On a career high pace in 2020
50 -3 Julian Edelman NE A poor man’s Cole Beasley now
51 +2 Preston Williams MIA Another TD and he’s still barely a fantasy starter
52 -3 Emmanuel Sanders NO  
53 +14 Travis Fulgham PHI Making a case to remain involved even with a healthy WR group
    Tier 8    
54 -3 Randall Cobb HOU  
55 -3 Marquez Valdes-Scantling GB  
56 -13 Jarvis Landry CLE One game over 6 targets, two games over 50 yards
57 -7 TY Hilton IND Production has completely evaporated
58 -4 Hunter Renfrow LV  
59 NR Demarcus Robinson KC Could be relevant while Sammy Watkins is out
60 -4 John Brown BUF  
61 +2 Christian Kirk ARI Signs of life on MNF
62 -13 Sammy Watkins KC  
    Tier 9    
63 -3 Gabriel Davis BUF  
64 -3 Darnell Mooney CHI  
65 -7 Mecole Hardman KC Probably needs a Hill injury to become relevant
66 -2 Corey Davis TEN Off COVID list, but what’s his role upon return?
67 -2 Marvin Jones DET  
68 -2 Bryan Edwards LV  
69 NR Denzel Mims NYJ Could provide a spark once he returns and Gase is fired
    Tier 10    
70 -1 James Washington PIT  
71 -14 Tre’Quan Smith NO Loses any real appeal with Thomas back
72 -1 Curtis Samuel CAR  
73 NR Breshad Perriman NYJ Just throw darts at NYJ pass catchers if you’re desperate
74 -1 Andy Isabella ARI  
75 -1 DeSean Jackson PHI  
76 -1 Golden Tate NYG  
77 NR Tyler Johnson TB 1 target, 1 touchdown on Sunday; a good stash if an injury happens to Godwin or Evans
78 NR Marcus Johnson IND Came out of nowhere to lead the team with 8 targets and a 5-105 line
79 -1 Keelan Cole JAC  
80 NR Cedrick Wilson DAL On the fantasy radar; stash if anyone ahead gets injured

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  1. Shopgurrrl says:

    Is it worth pursuing Lamb in a trade at this point? How big a hit do you see his value taking ROS?

    • Shopgurrrl says:

      Also wondering about Claypool ROS with Diontae back. Would you still be looking to buy?

      • al_FF_red

        al_FF_red says:

        I’d wanna get Claypool but the role is a bit uncertain. He’s still a WR3 range for me

    • al_FF_red

      al_FF_red says:

      Oh yeah I’d def want to get Lamb if there was any discount. Talent finds a way and he’s got loads of it. Plus DAL still gonna have to throw a ton

  2. Steve Stevenson says:

    Dynasty, std scoring, top 3 of this group for next yr and beyond?

    Higgins, Ruggs, Aiyuk, Shenault, Reagor

    • al_FF_red

      al_FF_red says:

      Reagor, Higgins, Shenault

  3. scoboticus says:

    DJ Moore is tough to trust right now. Is there a chance he could retake the top spot in Carolina? Does it not matter because it’s Carolina? Cooks and Higgins on the WW.

    • al_FF_red

      al_FF_red says:

      Can’t drop DJM but I’d pick up Higgins with his upside or Cooks if you can drop another guy

  4. Mahomies says:

    You forgot to put Antonio brown in your tier 2 zzzzz the hype train is ridiculous right now

    • The Harrow says:

      that’s probably why not there. the large r word you mentioned.

      • al_FF_red

        al_FF_red says:

        Hahahahaha lets get him signed on a team and active on a Sunday first

  5. Hamtime says:

    I know this is a WR column, but I’ve been holding onto ogzibo on IR (deep league). Will he be relevant or am I better of getting Sony Michel on my IR slot

    • Hamtime says:

      Mims available too

      • al_FF_red

        al_FF_red says:

        Add Mims or Sony

        No reason for Jax to go away from Jrob

  6. toolshed says:

    Would you speculate and add antonio brown if you had room? Would you cut somebody like Josh kelly for him to make room? My team has been decimated by injuries and while it is a long shot, I am looking for anyone who may help. Thx

    • al_FF_red

      al_FF_red says:

      Nah keep Kelley… here’s who I dropped to add AB in a league – Mo Alie Cox.

      Don’t drop anyone of startable value

  7. Skufer says:

    Drake and Taylor for Hill and Freeman. Full PPR league?

    • al_FF_red

      al_FF_red says:

      I think I’d want Hill if you could spare the RB depth

  8. Mo says:

    Should I trade c.cupp for Michael Thomas

    • al_FF_red

      al_FF_red says:

      No, unless you just have to have production now

      Even then I’d try to get someone better than Kupp

  9. Eddie says:

    Do i dare say the name…… Antonio Brown

    Would you drop cam akers or dobbins for him I’m tempted to pick him up. Seattle is an option and if he has russel throwing to him he could be a steal

    • Eddie says:

      he’s eligible to play in 2 weeks do u think he will be fantasy relevant?

      • al_FF_red

        al_FF_red says:

        I wouldn’t add AB unless it’s dropping a totally useles guy

        For instance I dropped Mo AlieCox for him

        Dobbins could blow up with Ingram out. Akers is one good game from a jump in use/value. AB will be the 3rd option on SEA… don’t fall for the name. Guy hasn’t played in almost 2 years. It’s hard to come back and be dominant. Ask Gronk

  10. Russowl says:

    10 team 10 point bonus at 100 rushing or receiving yards non ppr
    Would you drop Antonio brown for Christian Kirk or Gio Bernard or hold

    Qb- Herbert, Dalton
    Wr-Julio ,scary terry ,obj,d.parker,e.sanders, Antonio brown
    Rb-mike Davis , j. Taylor ,a.gibson,d Swift ,L.Bell,Lindsay
    IR-nick Chubb ,Goedert

    • Russowl says:

      Dillon and ty hilton also available
      Antonio Brown to visit Buccaneers tomorrow both sides want to get a deal done

  11. TheIlluminatty says:

    Al ;

    My current RB’s are Aaron Jones, Dalvin Cooks, Monty, and James Robinson, Chase Edmonds . Currently have Calvin Ridley as one of my WR, along with Robert Woods, DJ Moore.

    My question is;

    Would you trade James Robinson for Julio Jones? *(FULL PPR) * Would it be a problem starting both Ridley and Julio week to week?

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