Your WR top 80 5.0 is here! Injuries to the top wideouts have caused quite a shift in the landscape. Now that about a quarter of the fantasy regular season is in the books, some big tier jumps and falls have taken place as I am now putting more weight into current events and waving goodbye to my off season beliefs.

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 +1 DeAndre Hopkins ARI I wouldn’t want any other guy as my WR1 right now
2 +2 Tyreek Hill KC With the injuries to the consistent studs, Hill rises to top tier
    Tier 2    
3 -2 Davante Adams GB Rare alpha WR but soft tissue injuries linger; could be back week 4 but tentative
4 +7 Calvin Ridley ATL Was producing with Julio and now is clearly the main guy in A-town
5 +13 Tyler Lockett SEA Seattle a fantasy bonanza and Lockett the target leader 
6 +1 Robert Woods LAR After two tough matchups where he still got in the zone, back to back cupcakes up
7 +14 Stefon Diggs BUF I can’t believe it but Josh Allen to Diggs is a match made in heaven
8 +10 Kenny Golladay DET Came back with a bang and should elevate the entire offense
9 +7 D.K. Metcalf SEA I want any piece of the Seahawks right now and Metcalf is their most explosive player
10 +4 JuJu Smith-Schuster PIT I have volume concerns but he’s Ben’s favorite endzone target
11 +9 Amari Cooper DAL The touchdowns will come but he’s seeing awesome targets in an elite offense
    Tier 3    
12 -4 Michael Thomas NO Will miss 2-4 more weeks
13 -10 Julio Jones ATL Julio usually toughs it out but we’ll have to keep an eye on his hamstring
14 +5 Keenan Allen LAC Herbert may be the best thing to happen to Allen; looking like a draft day steal
15 -6 Allen Robinson CHI Nick Foles should help Robinson but the context stinks
16 -10 D.J. Moore CAR The offense isn’t clicking and Robby Anderson is more of a threat than projected
17 -4 Mike Evans TB With Godwin out he should see more volume but this isn’t the Winston offense
18 +9 Tyler Boyd CIN We could be witnessing a passing of the torch in Cincy
19 -9 Terry McLaurin WAS My confidence in Haskins is waning and McLaurin’s ceiling is hindered as a result
20 -8 Adam Thielen MIN He will continue to be reliable but I doubt the ceiling
    Tier 4    
21 +7 Will Fuller HOU Came back without missing a beat; being used in the old Hopkins role
22 +3 Cooper Kupp LAR Came back in a big way week 3 and has two soft matchups on tap
23 -17 Chris Godwin TB Aggravated his hamstring, which could mean a lengthy absence
24 +7 DeVante Parker MIA Re-established as the WR1 in Miami
25 +8 CeeDee Lamb DAL  
26 -3 Diontae Johnson PIT Could miss time with a concussion but is an ascending talent
27 +14 Michael Gallup DAL Back on the map but still seems like third in line
28 -6 A.J. Green CIN Did his inefficiency cause his status to slip?
29 -5 A.J. Brown TEN Hard to bump him with timetable still unknown
    Tier 5    
30 -14 Odell Beckham CLE The Browns are just unlikely to sustain a top passing offense
31 +1 Robby Anderson CAR Didn’t see it coming but he’s the #2 in Carolina
32 +5 D.J. Chark JAC Was 4th in Jacksonville targets before injury
33 -3 Julian Edelman NE  
34 -5 Marquise Brown BAL  
35 +16 Justin Jefferson MIN Minnesota has fed 2 WRs before, this could be the start of consistent production
36 +16 Brandon Aiyuk SF The seal has been broken on this dynamic speedster
    Tier 6    
37 +18 Sammy Watkins KC The targets are consistent for now and it’s the Chiefs
38 +29 Allen Lazard GB The biggest riser with Adams out; he’s the WR I’d want if not for #17
39 -13 T.Y. Hilton IND Indy wont force the ball into the air unless provoked
40 -4 Brandin Cooks HOU  
41 +7 Randall Cobb HOU Primary slot in an offense that will need to throw a lot
42 -4 Preston Williams MIA Finally got in the end zone but the targets aren’t there
43 -4 Darius Slayton NYG This New York offense only slightly better than the Jets
44 -3 Jarvis Landry CLE  
    Tier 7    
45 +11 Mike Williams LAC Herbert offers some exciting upside for all Chargers; first game was all Allen though
46 -1 Laviska Shenault Jr JAC Has shown playmaking ability but needs the volume to be a star in our game
47 NR Hunter Renfrow LV With the top 2 receivers in Vegas hurting, Renfrow should be a PPR asset
48 -5 Jalen Reagor PHI A premium stash if you can wait on the injury
49 +12 Deebo Samuel SF Should be back no later than week 5
50 -4 Russell Gage ATL  
51 -8 Marvin Jones DET  
52 -8 Tre’Quan Smith NO Useful piece as long as Thomas is out
53 -6 Corey Davis TEN His chance to establish a role is dwindling; Titans just put up 31 points and he went 5-69-0
54 +3 Jerry Jeudy DEN Functioned primarily out of the slot so far; QB concerns
    Tier 8    
55 -21 DeSean Jackson PHI Another injury leaves the Eagles cupboard bare once again
56 -7 Marquez Valdes-Scantling GB Week to week variance, but probably a low volume option in GB
57 -22 Henry Ruggs III LV Whispers of a multi-week injury throw cold water on the exciting rookie
58 -8 Bryan Edwards LV Has shown promise, but now injured
    Tier 9    
59 NR Tee Higgins CIN 9 targets in week 3 puts him on the map in this extremely high volume attack
60 NR Gabriel Davis BUF The Bills’ new WR2 would be fantasy relevant if John Brown misses time
61 NR Andy Isabella ARI 2 very nice touchdowns in week 3 could be the beginning of his breakout
62 -8 John Brown BUF Injured with a calf strain and history of nagging soft tissue ailments
63 +6 James Washington PIT Washington or Claypool are both worth a stash while Johnson is out
64 -6 Mecole Hardman KC  
65 +1 Emmanuel Sanders NO  
    Tier 10    
66 -13 N’Keal Harry NE We may look back on week 2 being the anomaly rather than the trend
67 -7 Jamison Crowder NYJ I have no interest in this offense; Crowder’s timetable is uncertain
68 +4 Chase Claypool PIT Targets are open as long as Johnson is out
69 -7 Curtis Samuel CAR Got some extra looks out of the backfield but not exciting for fantasy
70 -11 K.J. Hamler DEN  
71 -8 Keelan Cole JAC  
72 +2 Golden Tate NYG  
73 -8 Anthony Miller CHI  
74 NR Cole Beasley BUF With John Brown out, he can offer a PPR floor
75 -7 Christian Kirk ARI Still clinging to hope if he returns strong from his injury
76 NR Greg Ward PHI Relevant as long as he’s the de facto WR1 in Philadelphia
77 -7 Michael Pittman Jr IND  
78 -7 Van Jefferson LAR  
79 -1 Miles Boykin BAL Emerging as a weekly piece of this offense
80 NR Olamide Zaccheaus ATL With the Falcons sustaining multiple injuries, he becomes next in line for production

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  1. YoYo says:
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    So Chris Godwin was dropped in my league for some reason. I’ve got $180/$200 of my FAAB left. Would you use it all?

    • al_FF_red

      al_FF_red says:
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      LOL any cost

      • al_FF_red

        al_FF_red says:
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        I mean I guess within reason but I’d bid the absolute max you can handle depending on if you have $0 adds or not…

        Put it this way, you will not find a better waiver add ROS

        I’d spend what I needed and then just be real proactive about stashes so you dont have to bid with the rest of those jokers

  2. scoboticus says:
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    Any buy-low opportunities in the Tier 2 section?

  3. Hamtime says:
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    1. Preston for hobbins if looking for a RB?

    2. Who’s a reasonable high end RB you think i can get for either Preston or Hollywood?

    • The Harrow says:
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      same way i’m seeing p-will dropped in some 12’ers is how you saw dobbins (probably what hobbins means) dropped. from this you aren’t getting any “high end RB” by trading p-will. people will likely respond with “if i want p-will i’ll just wait a few days-a week and FA him when you drop him”. i know that’s exactly what i’d tell you if you say tried trading p-will to me for say drake.

  4. Nick says:
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    Michael Thomas is out 2-4 weeks?? I thought he just returned to practice today.

    • The Harrow says:
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      he may have meant all the way back, high ankle’s don’t usually allow people to just come back this fast and be what they were before if he plays this week.

  5. Running On Empty says:
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    Ack. Lazard out a month plus with surgery . . . you think Valdes-Scantling steps up? Or would you rather grab a guy like Cobb. (Or just hold Lazard?)

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