It’s still blazing hot outside but fall is around the corner and that means it’s fantasy draft time! This is the first iteration of my top 80 wide receivers with all the latest updates to this point. 

I plan on updating this list weekly as news comes in and the season approaches then of course each week in-season.  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?”

Some players have notes highlighting a format they may be more suited for. 

Rank Name Team Notes
  Tier 1
1 Michael Thomas NO The surest thing at WR
2 Davante Adams GB In position to lead the league in targets
3 Julio Jones ATL Mr. Consistency shouldn’t be discounted in redraft
  Tier 2
4 Chris Godwin TB PPR monster with Brady
5 DeAndre Hopkins ARI He’s still the same guy
6 Tyreek Hill KC Not quite the target hog to be higher
7 Kenny Golladay DET Darkhorse for the WR1 due to touchdown equity
  Tier 3
8 D.J. Moore CAR 135 targets at age 22 is incredible, due for TD progression
9 Juju Smith-Schuster PIT Big Ben will bring JJSS back to the top
10 Robert Woods LAR 269 targets + >250 yds rushing last 2 years, just needs to find more paydirt
11 Allen Robinson CHI 3rd in the league in targets in 2019, a true alpha in a sad offense
12 Terry McLaurin WAS Superb rookie season and thin competition projects sophomore success
13 Mike Evans TB Offensive context takes a hit with Brady but still rock solid
14 Odell Beckham Jr. CLE Offense may limit upside but should see a bounce back
  Tier 4
15 Calvin Ridley ATL The WR2 in Atlanta has a chance to finish as a fantasy WR1
16 Adam Thielen MIN Age 30 season and lost a coverage magnet in Diggs
17 Keenan Allen LAC No Rivers hurts Allen’s floor but averaged 148 targets each of last 3 seasons
18 Amari Cooper DAL More competition for targets after his best pro season in 2019
19 A.J. Brown TEN Volume only limits full season upside, still a week winning WR2
  Tier 5
20 Cooper Kupp LAR Usage less certain than past seasons with team possibly using different personnel
21 Tyler Lockett SEA Rock solid PPR WR2
22 A.J. Green CIN Already catching passes from Joe Burrow, I think he’s still the alpha in Cincy
23 T.Y. Hilton IND Already injured but ADP is great for 120 targets
24 Michael Gallup DAL Better than you think as a sophomore, more targets per game than Cooper
25 D.K. Metcalf SEA 100 targets a rookie is special
26 Tyler Boyd CIN Easy WR2 upside with Burrow
27 DeVante Parker MIA No reason to think Parker won’t produce again
  Tier 6
28 Will Fuller HOU When on the field no doubt WR2, still valuable to win weekly matchups
29 Jalen Reagor PHI Rookie receiver with easiest path to 100 targets
30 Henry Ruggs III LV Not an alpha in college but word from Vegas is they’ll feature him
31 Stefon Diggs BUF Should lead Bills in receiving but ceiling feels limited
32 Courtland Sutton DEN Lock is a drag, added 2 WRs and his “breakout” was only WR28 in points per game
33 Jarvis Landry CLE Hip surgery recovery clouding status, likely solid WR2 without much upside
34 D.J. Chark JAC Will return to low volume deep threat with addition of Shenault
35 Julian Edelman NE Should be startable in PPR, uncertainty about what offense will look like
  Tier 7
36 Marvin Jones DET WR21 in points per game a year ago but Father Time is knocking
37 Brandin Cooks HOU If not for concussions, a good bet to finish as a WR2
38 Diontae Johnson PIT Should flourish in year 2 but still second option behind JuJu
39 Preston Williams MIA Rookie season pace was top 20 of the last two decades
40 Deebo Samuel SF Foot injury very concerning for 2020 production
41 Marquise Brown BAL Low volume attack, but week winning potential
42 DeSean Jackson PHI As long as he suits up, have to respect the fact he’s teams WR1
43 Christian Kirk ARI Clear second option, volume decrase and wasn’t efficient in 2019
44 Mike Williams LAC Excellent at what he does, but 2-3 deep shots a game won’t help in most leagues
45 Justin Jefferson MIN Immediate role as a rookie makes him a flex play out of the gate
46 Brandon Aiyuk SF With Deebo questionable he can seize a meaningful role week 1
47 N’Keal Harry NE Sophomore breakout very possible, Cam can feed his type
48 CeeDee Lamb DAL Third in line for targets, in redraft can offer WR3 weeks
49 Bryan Edwards LV With word of a week 1 starting role, worth a pick in this range
  Tier 8
50 Sterling Shepard NYG Sneaky bet for 130 targets, PPR value
51 Jamison Crowder NYJ Empty volume but PPR relevant
52 Golden Tate NYG Quality player but needs a lot of volume
53 Darius Slayton NYG Production excellent as rookie but will decrease with increased competition
54 Laviska Shenault Jr JAC Chance at most targets on the team
54 Jerry Jeudy DEN Great talent with uncertain role and offense
55 Michael Pittman Jr IND Could play a significant role right away but still run first offense
57 John Brown BUF Despite a wonderful 2019, Buffalo paid a 1st for Diggs to be their top WR
  Tier 9
58 Sammy Watkins KC Mercurial wideout hasn’t been startable for three years… but Mahomes
59 Denzel Mims NYJ Potential to be an alpha target by the end of the year
60 Curtis Samuel CAR Passing game as a whole due for a bump, intriguing upside at cost
61 Jalen Hurd SF Unique hybrid player, opportunity to solidify targets with Deebo out to start
62 Emmanuel Sanders NO He will have some nice games but third option at best
63 Allen Lazard GB Likely the WR2 in GB but that role hasn’t been useful for years
64 Steven Sims WAS Washington’s second WR will be useful
65 Antonio Gandy-Golden WAS See Sims, Steven
66 Mecole Hardman KC Needs an injury to be startable in most leagues
67 Mohamed Sanu NE Darkhorse to be NE’s WR2
68 James Washington PIT Mostly deep threat, but non-zero chance he is the actual WR2 for Pittsburgh
69 John Ross CIN With A.J. Green back he’s a third option, big play potential on a team that will throw plenty
70 Parris Campbell IND Late round flier gaining steam with TY Hilton ailing
  Tier 10
71 Josh Reynolds LAR New role as the third option on the pass heaviest team from a year ago
72 Robby Anderson CAR More important in real life as deep threat than fantasy
73 Tee Higgins CIN First year outlook is iffy given established WR corps
74 TreQuan Smith NO A cheaper version of Mecole Hardman
75 J.J. Arcega-Whiteside PHI New life as a sophomore and depleted WR corps
76 Miles Boykin BAL Front runner to be Jackson’s secondary receiver, has awesome physical attributes
77 Anthony Miller CHI Behind a truly dominant stud, passing game can’t support two fantasy relevant WRs
78 Devin Duvernay BAL Second WR up for grabs, coming off impressive 106 catch Sr. season
79 Larry Fitzgerald ARI Still worth a look as slot option in high octane passing attack
80 Dede Westbrook JAC Will look to hold off Shenault as the intermediate target hog

Join the conversation on Twitter!

Newest Most Voted
Inline Feedbacks
View all comments
2 years ago

Hey. Big fan of your work. And you are about the only other human i have read or talked too besides myself that has Terry Mac projected top 10. And your 7-12 rankings are whom im targeting besides davante adams.. They actually seem to be all or majority acquirable. I almost exlusively never get a top3 draft pick. Terrible life long luck essentially but its paying off bc i am drafting wr 1st rd…adamz or jones then exkler or drake or.sanders then i pound wr early and often esstentially drafting clear cut.wr 1s. Lots of points and less injuries within the 2-4 wr tier groups. Good day sir.