Your WR top 80 4.0 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   Davante Adams GB His hamstring injury appears minor, was held out of week 2 as a precaution in a blowout
2   DeAndre Hopkins ARI Leads NFL in targets
3   Julio Jones ATL May have tweaked a hamstring in week 2; assuming all is well for now
    Tier 2    
4 +1 Tyreek Hill KC All systems go now that the hammy is fine
5 -1 Chris Godwin TB Already announced back for week 3
6   D.J. Moore CAR Tied for 4th in targets but it hasn’t shown up in the stats just yet
7   Robert Woods LAR On pace for everything I thought, except a TD bump. Patience.
8 +1 Michael Thomas NO Will miss 3-4 weeks
9 +2 Allen Robinson CHI  
10 +2 Terry McLaurin WAS Week 2 is the Terry we thought we were getting
11 +2 Calvin Ridley ATL Not ready to say he’s the alpha in Atlanta but what a start
12 -2 Adam Thielen MIN  
13 +3 Mike Evans TB 7-104-1 on 10 targets is a good way to start
    Tier 3    
14 -6 Juju Smith-Schuster PIT Volume not what it should be for a WR1
15 +6 D.K. Metcalf SEA I want any piece of the Seahawks right now and Metcalf is their most explosive player
16 -2 Odell Beckham Jr. CLE A lot of concerns with this offense but 9 targets keeps him afloat
17 -2 Kenny Golladay DET Surprising late injury caused him to miss week 1, could it linger?
18 +5 Tyler Lockett SEA Less upside than Metcalf but Seattle is letting it all hang out and I want in
19 -2 Keenan Allen LAC Targets are there, and Herbert should push the ball more than Taylor
20 -2 Amari Cooper DAL  
21 +7 Stefon Diggs BUF Bills firing on all cylinders and Diggs is on an early pace for career high in targets
    Tier 4    
22 -2 A.J. Green CIN Tons of targets but production not there
23 +6 Diontae Johnson PIT 2nd in the NFL in targets one of the biggest shocks of the early season
24 -2 A.J. Brown TEN Multi-week injury a real bummer
25 -1 Cooper Kupp LAR 11 targets through 2 games is what he used to get in one week
26 -1 T.Y. Hilton IND  
27   Tyler Boyd CIN  
28 -9 Will Fuller HOU Soft tissue injury, rinse and repeat
29 +1 Marquise Brown BAL Showed us he doesn’t need volume to produce; elite offense
30 +9 Julian Edelman NE Pats are chameleons on offense; unclear what weeks will be pass or run heavy
31   DeVante Parker MIA  
    Tier 5    
32 +28 Robby Anderson CAR Didn’t see it coming but he’s the #2 in Carolina
33 +3 CeeDee Lamb DAL May have already passed Michael Gallup
34 +11 DeSean Jackson PHI Leading team in targets through 2 weeks
35 -3 Henry Ruggs III LV  
36 +6 Brandin Cooks HOU Will assume alpha role if Fuller misses time
37 -4 D.J. Chark JAC Currently 4th on Jacksonville in targets
38 -4 Preston Williams MIA Week 2 was extremely disappointing
39 -4 Darius Slayton NYG  
40 -14 Michael Gallup DAL So good in 2019 but has clearly taken a backseat
    Tier 6    
41 -3 Jarvis Landry CLE  
42 -1 Jalen Reagor PHI Increased snap percentage shows the rookie is trending up
43 -3 Marvin Jones DET  
44 +15 Tre’Quan Smith NO Currently leading New Orleans in targets and yards at halftime
45 -2 Laviska Shenault Jr JAC Continues to be used creatively; would love to see 5 carries + 5 receptions weekly
46 +12 Russell Gage ATL A legitimate part of an incredibly high volume offense
47 NR Corey Davis TEN This year’s DeVante Parker?
    Tier 7    
48 +30 Randall Cobb HOU Primary slot in an offense that will need to throw a lot
49 -3 Marquez Valdes-Scantling GB  
50 -4 Bryan Edwards LV  
51 -4 Justin Jefferson MIN  
52 -4 Brandon Aiyuk SF  
53 +5 N’Keal Harry NE NE wants to get him the ball; led Pats in targets week 2 with 12
54 -4 John Brown BUF  
55 -4 Sammy Watkins KC  
56 -4 Mike Williams LAC  
57 -4 Jerry Jeudy DEN Jeudy could be the WR1 in Denver with Courtland Sutton out
58 +10 Mecole Hardman KC If Sammy misses time will be fantasy relevant
    Tier 8    
59 NR K.J. Hamler DEN Sutton’s injury opens up plenty of targets; Hamler saw 7 in his first game
60 -16 Jamison Crowder NYJ  
61 -4 Deebo Samuel SF  
62 -3 Curtis Samuel CAR  
63 NR Keelan Cole JAC Team leader in targets after 2 weeks; one of the better UDFA rookie seasons in 2018
64 -2 Sterling Shepard NYG  
    Tier 9    
65 -2 Anthony Miller CHI  
66 -11 Emmanuel Sanders NO Just not really used even with MT out
67 -3 Allen Lazard GB  
68 -2 Christian Kirk ARI  
69   James Washington PIT  
70   Michael Pittman Jr IND  
71 +2 Van Jefferson LAR  
72 NR Chase Claypool PIT If he overtakes Washington could be an upside desperation spot start type WR
    Tier 10    
73 +1 Larry Fitzgerald ARI Useful just no real upside
74 -9 Golden Tate NYG  
75 -4 Denzel Mims NYJ If he every gets healthy could be the Jets’ WR1 immediately
76 NR Darnell Mooney CHI Seems to have leapfrogged Anthony Miller
77 NR Chris Hogan NYJ I hate this offense, but right now he’s the top target
78 -2 Miles Boykin BAL  
79   Quintez Cephus DET  
80 NR Isaiah Ford MIA If he can secure a slot role, there is fantasy relevant potential

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  1. RicoSuave says:
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    Thanks for the ROS rankings al_FF_red!

    12 team PPR…

    who do you think is going to be more relevant going forward?

    Hardman, Keelan Cole, KJ Hamler

    Thanks

    • al_FF_red

      al_FF_red says:
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      Hamler

      Cole is fun but I think it ends up Shenault & Chark top 2

      Hardman is still a dream right now

  2. Nightpandas says:
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    Gibson too much to give up for Robbie Anderson?

    14 team std
    Start 2 rb 2 wr 1 flex
    I’ve got
    Ekeler Drake Kelley Mackinnon Gibson AP Kerryon
    Kupp MVS Hardman Reagor AJ Brown (inj)

    • al_FF_red

      al_FF_red says:
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      I’d keep Gibson & waiver hunt for a spot start WR

      or at least get a top 24 WR for Gibson … in a dynasty I just sent Golladay for Gibson and a 1st rd pick

      • al_FF_red

        al_FF_red says:
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        Or lien send Drake for a bigger WR and keep Gib

  3. scoboticus says:
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    Since I now have 3 tier 2 wide receivers, I’m dropping Fuller and let him be someone else’s problem.

    • Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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      neat. for who since you likely wanted somebody to ask

  4. jake says:
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    8 team league, no flex, my RBs are Jacobs and Kamara and I’ve been sitting Aaron Jones. Worth it to trade Jones and Tyler Boyd for McCaffery and JuJu. Juju would would start over Amari Cooper(I have Golladay and Ridley already). So really gives me more top depth. Worth doing or why mess with a good thing??

    • al_FF_red

      al_FF_red says:
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      I wouldn’t acquire CMC with those RBs. You’re in good shape

  5. Hitzone says:
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    10 team ppr

    Trade my miles sanders/Keenan Allen/swift for Cooper/Moore/Josh Kelley

    • al_FF_red

      al_FF_red says:
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      Think I like your current side. Sanders is the best player of the 6

  6. Hamtime says:
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    1. Would you drop cohen or freeman for hamler or Cobb?
    2. Would you drop cohen, freeman, trequan for Herbert (1qb 14m league w stafford as primary)

    • al_FF_red

      al_FF_red says:
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      I’d drop Cohen for anyone. I’m assuming freeman is Devonta? So maybe hold him and see what happens in NY but I’m not optimistic

      Def pick up Hamler to see how he’s used. He def could pop…

      I wouldnt roster Herbert in 1QB unless it’s like 16+ teams

  7. JC says:
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    12 team, h2h, Standard scoring league where we only play 1 QB, 2 RBs, 2 WRs, 1 Flex, 1 TE. Off to 2-0 start which helps me look longer term. Cook and Taylor on byes week #7.

    Dak
    Cook, Taylor
    Julio, Golladay
    Montgomery
    Higbee
    Bench: Kelley, Mattison, Cohen
    AJ Green, Lazard, Slayton

    Drop Cohen for Gaskin, Shenault, Hamler, Henderson, Gesicki, Gage?

    • al_FF_red

      al_FF_red says:
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      Id drop Cohen for literally any of those, but in order:

      Henderson
      Shenault
      Gage
      Hamler
      Gaskin
      Gesicki

  8. Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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    cephus (golladay probably back soon) and ford and c.samuel (and esp b.edwards) over sims?

    • al_FF_red

      al_FF_red says:
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      Sims is the 3rd option in a bad passing attack… borderline un-rosterable imo

      Ford and CSam over Sims… Cephus probably a non-factor w/ Golladay back

      • al_FF_red

        al_FF_red says:
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        Probably shoulda left Cephus off the list tbh, but were splitting hairs at WR79

        • Mantis Tobaggan MD says:
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          i’d still want sims more than b-edwards (barely used at all, even WITH ruggs being mostly hurt since middle of week 1). cephus will have value if/when golladay not back yet (he’s probably back by sunday). i’d bet money that sims ends season with more value from week 3 till end of year though than ford (no bet if either gets injured, or if haskins gets injured)

          – i’m seeing c.samuel might get rushing work till CMC is back, if that’s at all true i’d agree on c-sam being better than sims though.

  9. hamtime says:
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    Trade my M Davis for Sammy Watkins?

    • al_FF_red

      al_FF_red says:
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      I wouldnt

      Watkins in concussion protocol

  10. chisoxx22 says:
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    10 team, 1pt ppr, standard roster dynasty.

    I drafted Shenault with 4.09 and have a trade offer for him of:

    2021 2nd rd pick
    (2) 2021 3rd rd picks For Shenault.

    How do you feel about him long term? I feel its good value over what i spent, my other wr are:

    Allen, Woods, Boyd, Lockette, Lamb Watkins, DJAX, Tate

    • Chisoxx_22 says:
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      Edit** 2021 2nd rd, 3rd and a 2022 3rd

    • al_FF_red

      al_FF_red says:
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      That feels like the equivalent of 3 bench guys for a starter

      Shenault has looked like what we thought he could be early on and I wouldn’t send for that package unless you just were super depleted in picks. Even then try for a 2021 2nd and 2022 1st

  11. Chisoxx_22 says:
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    Would you move Lamb for 2 2021 1sts.( 1 is likely to be 1.01).

  12. hamtime says:
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    14m league

    1. would you bench hollywood (tough matchup) or julio (hammy) this week and start mike davis
    2. is tre’quan droppable after this week? looking for a more ROS WR. is this hamler or cobb?

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