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?”
|3||+4||Stefon Diggs||BUF||At the point there are few WRs I feel safer about and I’m as shocked as you|
|5||-1||Calvin Ridley||ATL||Woof on the 0-fer but Julio’s setback means top 5 production continues|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|31||+1||D.J. Chark||JAC||Finally the boom game, and the 9 targets was nice. Needs to continue|
|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|
|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|
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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|64||+12||Greg Ward||PHI||At one point prior to week 4 was the only WR on the 53 man roster practicing|
|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|
|69||NR||Isaiah Ford||MIA||Creeping into relevance with 21 targets over the last 3 weeks; manning the slot for MIA|
|71||-16||DeSean Jackson||PHI||As expected he’s sidelined with soft tissue woes|
|73||NR||Darnell Mooney||CHI||Foles gave him 9 targets and his deep speed matches well with the new QB|
|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|
|80||Olamide Zaccheaus||ATL||Stays relevant for now with Julio out again|
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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.
Cook, Taylor, Montgomery
Bench: Kelley, Gaskin, Mattison, AJ Green, Slayton
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?
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?
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?
i’d think no worse than at least 78th, arguably higher than j-wash, b.edwards, boykin, zacc, isabella anyway.
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.
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?