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?”

Rank Change Name Team Notes
    Tier 1    
1   DeAndre Hopkins ARI  
2   Tyreek Hill KC  
    Tier 2    
3 +4 Stefon Diggs BUF At the point there are few WRs I feel safer about and I’m as shocked as you
4 +7 Amari Cooper DAL  
5 -1 Calvin Ridley ATL Woof on the 0-fer but Julio’s setback means top 5 production continues
6 -1 Tyler Lockett SEA  
7 -4 Davante Adams GB Very close to returning week 4 and will likely go back to 12 targets per game right away
8 +4 Michael Thomas NO Should be back week 5
9   D.K. Metcalf SEA One of the few WRs where I can excuse lesser volume
10 +5 Allen Robinson CHI 4th in NFL in targets
    Tier 3    
11 +9 Adam Thielen MIN Only 1 week without a score, but also only 1 week with double digit targets
12 +2 Keenan Allen LAC Herbert only has eyes for Keenan
13 +4 Mike Evans TB Gold for now, but Godwin complicates things  
14 +5 Terry McLaurin WAS Back on track week 4, but this offense has a scary floor any given week
15 -7 Kenny Golladay DET Detroit’s unquestioned alpha and premium TD scorer
16 +5 Will Fuller HOU When active, Fuller is as reliable as anyone; 16ppg over his 3 healthy games
    Tier 4    
17 -11 Robert Woods LAR Rams passing volume just not quite what is has been
18 -8 Juju Smith-Schuster PIT Upon second thought, the volume for JuJu really should knock him down a peg or two
19 -1 Tyler Boyd CIN Right now, the WR1 on the Bengals
20 -7 Julio Jones ATL Suffered a setback/new hamstring injury week 4
21 +4 CeeDee Lamb DAL The second option for Mr. 500 yards Dak Prescott
22   Cooper Kupp LAR See Woods, Robert
23   Chris Godwin TB Waiting on some positive updates about the hammy
    Tier 5    
24   DeVante Parker MIA Separating from the rest of Miami’s WRs and may get Tua soon
25 +1 Diontae Johnson PIT Should be back and ready to roll week 5
26 +3 A.J. Brown TEN Whispers he could be ready week 5
27 +3 Odell Beckham Jr. CLE
An amazing spike week but still only 8 targets and needed a shootout
28 +3 Robby Anderson CAR 2 out of 4 weeks in double digit targets, top 10 in targets on the season
29 -13 D.J. Moore CAR I’m making the difficult move to view him as the WR2 on his own team
30 +5 Justin Jefferson MIN  
31 +1 D.J. Chark JAC Finally the boom game, and the 9 targets was nice. Needs to continue
    Tier 6    
32 -5 Michael Gallup DAL Seems to be forgotten in Dallas but the offense should present some spike weeks
33 +15 Deebo Samuel SF Perhaps he was eased in, but saw only 4 opportunities to Aiyuk’s 6
34 +15 Russell Gage ATL  
35 +10 Laviska Shenault Jr JAC It’s coming in a steady stream but on pace for 116 opportunities as a rookie; best game in week 4.
36 +11 Hunter Renfrow LV Last man standing in the LV WR room is worth something
37 -1 Brandon Aiyuk SF Clearly explosive but we’re waiting on volume and Deebo is back
38 -5 Julian Edelman NE Floor shown to be very low in the new Patriots offense
39 -5 Marquise Brown BAL Great talent, but for fantasy volume is an issue
40 +19 Tee Higgins CIN
Waiting one more week for the huge leap but if he’s the WR2 in Cincinnati, bank on WR3 value going forward
41 -4 Sammy Watkins KC Pretty consistently seeing 7-8 targets a game in the best offense 
    Tier 7  
 
42 -14 A.J. Green CIN  
43 -11 Jerry Jeudy DEN QB concerns abound but without Fant there’s just no one really left
44 -4 T.Y. Hilton IND I can’t endorse any Colts pass catchers at the moment
45 -5 Brandin Cooks HOU Hoping the coaching change elevates this passing game
46 -4 Randall Cobb HOU See Cooks, Brandin
47 +9 Marquez Valdes-Scantling GB Gets a bump as the only outside compliment but still the third option at best behind Adams and Jones
48 -5 Darius Slayton NYG  
49 -5 Jarvis Landry CLE Cleveland can barely support 1 fantasy WR
50 +17 Jamison Crowder NYJ The only sign of life in New York
    Tier 8    
51 +11 John Brown BUF A quality depth piece but Buffalo is all Diggs all the time
52   Tre’Quan Smith NO Has filled in admirably but back to waiver fodder once Michael Thomas is back
53 -8 Mike Williams LAC Injured again
54 NR Scotty Miller TB Big play threat has earned a role maybe even when Godwin returns
55 +9 Mecole Hardman KC Back to back TD games but still 4th in the target tree; still a worthwile desperation start
56 -8 Jalen Reagor PHI Once active should walk into massive targets
57 -15 Preston Williams MIA Dying inside as I slide him down the rankings
58 +7 Emmanuel Sanders NO Despite a 9 target outing, his role in the offense likely isn’t reliable for fantasy
59 +1 Gabriel Davis BUF Needs an injury in front to really pop, but a servicable depth piece
60 -7 Corey Davis TEN  
61 -10 Marvin Jones DET Fading into obscurity
62 -5 Henry Ruggs III LV Real life and fantasy football teams need him back on the field
63 -5 Bryan Edwards LV See Ruggs, Henry III
    Tier 9    
64 +12 Greg Ward PHI At one point prior to week 4 was the only WR on the 53 man roster practicing
65 -2 James Washington PIT  
66   N’Keal Harry NE I guess we needed Stidham to unlock Harry’s potential
67 +1 Chase Claypool PIT Upside but role is unclear
68 +1 Curtis Samuel CAR  
69 NR Isaiah Ford MIA Creeping into relevance with 21 targets over the last 3 weeks; manning the slot for MIA
    Tier 10    
70 -9 Andy Isabella ARI  
71 -16 DeSean Jackson PHI As expected he’s sidelined with soft tissue woes
72   Golden Tate NYG  
73 NR Darnell Mooney CHI Foles gave him 9 targets and his deep speed matches well with the new QB
74   Cole Beasley BUF  
75   Christian Kirk ARI  
76 NR Tim Patrick DEN Probably the third option behind Jeudy and Gordon in the passing game until further notice
77 NR Justin Watson TB The short term answer at slot for Tom Brady and the Bucs
78 -7 Keelan Cole JAC  
79   Miles Boykin BAL  
80   Olamide Zaccheaus ATL Stays relevant for now with Julio out again

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  1. JC says:
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    I have Wire and Trade questions for you below.
    Having WR issues but do not want to panic hurting playoff run. Context: 4-0 in my 12 team, standard scoring league.
    My team:

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

    Wire:
    1. I have one open slot so a freebie once players unlock tonight. Who do I target?
    2. Tiring of AJ and Slayton. Swap one or both out for waiver darts?

    Trade offers:
    3. His Waller and Boyd for my Monty
    4. His Waller and Crowder for my Monty
    5. His Waller, Boyd and Hines for my Monty and Higbee
    5. His Waller, Crowder and Hines for my Monty and Higbee
    6. His Waller and Lockett for my Taylor and Higbee

    Please rank top two deals or would you hold?
    Thanks!

  2. hamtime says:
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    14m league

    Have Kirk on my bench and feel sick about it. Would you rather take a risk on someone like Keyshawn Vaughn, Mike Williams, David Moore, Ford, Cobb?

    Any reason why Zach pascal isn’t on here?

    • And Now the Jon Lovitz Dancers! says:
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      i’d think no worse than at least 78th, arguably higher than j-wash, b.edwards, boykin, zacc, isabella anyway.

  3. MK says:
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    Looking for some trade advise: am in a 12-team, 2QB league and have Brees, Carr, Mayfield. Would you accept Julio and Rodgers for DK and Carr? My WR depth isn’t amazing so have DK, Fuller, AJ Green, Jeudy to fill three spots. Its an obvious yes if Julio is back and producing at 80%+ in reasonable time, but…who knows?

    RBs are Henry, Sanders, CMC/Davis (via trade), and Edmonds if that helps round it out.

  4. otisP says:
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    Thinking of targeting D’Andre Swift for some RB depth and I like his upside potential for the rest of the year. My current RBs are CMC, James Connor, Kareem Hunt, and Philip Lindsay. Do you think Swift has more upside the rest of the season than Lindsay and if so, would a trade offer of Lindsay and one of Jarvis Landry/Darius Slayton for Swift and one of Mecole Hardman/Deebo Samuel make sense?

    Thanks!

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