Your WR top 80 6.0 is here! Now we not only have to deal with injuries, we have to account for COVID inactives and postponements. Some shuffling in the top 12 but until the injured elites return, tier 1 remains a two man show.

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?”

  Tier 1  
1 DeAndre HopkinsARI 
2 Tyreek HillKC 
  Tier 2  
3+4Stefon DiggsBUFAt the point there are few WRs I feel safer about and I’m as shocked as you
4+7Amari CooperDAL 
5-1Calvin RidleyATLWoof on the 0-fer but Julio’s setback means top 5 production continues
6-1Tyler LockettSEA 
7-4Davante AdamsGBVery close to returning week 4 and will likely go back to 12 targets per game right away
8+4Michael ThomasNOShould be back week 5
9 D.K. MetcalfSEAOne of the few WRs where I can excuse lesser volume
10+5Allen RobinsonCHI4th in NFL in targets
  Tier 3  
11+9Adam ThielenMINOnly 1 week without a score, but also only 1 week with double digit targets
12+2Keenan AllenLACHerbert only has eyes for Keenan
13+4Mike EvansTBGold for now, but Godwin complicates things  
14+5Terry McLaurinWASBack on track week 4, but this offense has a scary floor any given week
15-7Kenny GolladayDETDetroit’s unquestioned alpha and premium TD scorer
16+5Will FullerHOUWhen active, Fuller is as reliable as anyone; 16ppg over his 3 healthy games
  Tier 4  
17-11Robert WoodsLARRams passing volume just not quite what is has been
18-8Juju Smith-SchusterPITUpon second thought, the volume for JuJu really should knock him down a peg or two
19-1Tyler BoydCINRight now, the WR1 on the Bengals
20-7Julio JonesATLSuffered a setback/new hamstring injury week 4
21+4CeeDee LambDALThe second option for Mr. 500 yards Dak Prescott
22 Cooper KuppLARSee Woods, Robert
23 Chris GodwinTBWaiting on some positive updates about the hammy
  Tier 5  
24 DeVante ParkerMIASeparating from the rest of Miami’s WRs and may get Tua soon
25+1Diontae JohnsonPITShould be back and ready to roll week 5
26+3A.J. BrownTENWhispers he could be ready week 5
27+3Odell Beckham Jr.CLE
An amazing spike week but still only 8 targets and needed a shootout
28+3Robby AndersonCAR2 out of 4 weeks in double digit targets, top 10 in targets on the season
29-13D.J. MooreCARI’m making the difficult move to view him as the WR2 on his own team
30+5Justin JeffersonMIN 
31+1D.J. CharkJACFinally the boom game, and the 9 targets was nice. Needs to continue
  Tier 6  
32-5Michael GallupDALSeems to be forgotten in Dallas but the offense should present some spike weeks
33+15Deebo SamuelSFPerhaps he was eased in, but saw only 4 opportunities to Aiyuk’s 6
34+15Russell GageATL 
35+10Laviska Shenault JrJACIt’s coming in a steady stream but on pace for 116 opportunities as a rookie; best game in week 4.
36+11Hunter RenfrowLVLast man standing in the LV WR room is worth something
37-1Brandon AiyukSFClearly explosive but we’re waiting on volume and Deebo is back
38-5Julian EdelmanNEFloor shown to be very low in the new Patriots offense
39-5Marquise BrownBALGreat talent, but for fantasy volume is an issue
40+19Tee HigginsCIN
Waiting one more week for the huge leap but if he’s the WR2 in Cincinnati, bank on WR3 value going forward
41-4Sammy WatkinsKCPretty consistently seeing 7-8 targets a game in the best offense 
  Tier 7 
42-14A.J. GreenCIN 
43-11Jerry JeudyDENQB concerns abound but without Fant there’s just no one really left
44-4T.Y. HiltonINDI can’t endorse any Colts pass catchers at the moment
45-5Brandin CooksHOUHoping the coaching change elevates this passing game
46-4Randall CobbHOUSee Cooks, Brandin
47+9Marquez Valdes-ScantlingGBGets a bump as the only outside compliment but still the third option at best behind Adams and Jones
48-5Darius SlaytonNYG 
49-5Jarvis LandryCLECleveland can barely support 1 fantasy WR
50+17Jamison CrowderNYJThe only sign of life in New York
  Tier 8  
51+11John BrownBUFA quality depth piece but Buffalo is all Diggs all the time
52 Tre’Quan SmithNOHas filled in admirably but back to waiver fodder once Michael Thomas is back
53-8Mike WilliamsLACInjured again
54NRScotty MillerTBBig play threat has earned a role maybe even when Godwin returns
55+9Mecole HardmanKCBack to back TD games but still 4th in the target tree; still a worthwile desperation start
56-8Jalen ReagorPHIOnce active should walk into massive targets
57-15Preston WilliamsMIADying inside as I slide him down the rankings
58+7Emmanuel SandersNODespite a 9 target outing, his role in the offense likely isn’t reliable for fantasy
59+1Gabriel DavisBUFNeeds an injury in front to really pop, but a servicable depth piece
60-7Corey DavisTEN 
61-10Marvin JonesDETFading into obscurity
62-5Henry Ruggs IIILVReal life and fantasy football teams need him back on the field
63-5Bryan EdwardsLVSee Ruggs, Henry III
  Tier 9  
64+12Greg WardPHIAt one point prior to week 4 was the only WR on the 53 man roster practicing
65-2James WashingtonPIT 
66 N’Keal HarryNEI guess we needed Stidham to unlock Harry’s potential
67+1Chase ClaypoolPITUpside but role is unclear
68+1Curtis SamuelCAR 
69NRIsaiah FordMIACreeping into relevance with 21 targets over the last 3 weeks; manning the slot for MIA
  Tier 10  
70-9Andy IsabellaARI 
71-16DeSean JacksonPHIAs expected he’s sidelined with soft tissue woes
72 Golden TateNYG 
73NRDarnell MooneyCHIFoles gave him 9 targets and his deep speed matches well with the new QB
74 Cole BeasleyBUF 
75 Christian KirkARI 
76NRTim PatrickDENProbably the third option behind Jeudy and Gordon in the passing game until further notice
77NRJustin WatsonTBThe short term answer at slot for Tom Brady and the Bucs
78-7Keelan ColeJAC 
79 Miles BoykinBAL 
80 Olamide ZaccheausATLStays relevant for now with Julio out again

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