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. 

 Tier 1
1Michael ThomasNOThe surest thing at WR
2Davante AdamsGBIn position to lead the league in targets
3Julio JonesATLMr. Consistency shouldn’t be discounted in redraft
 Tier 2
4Chris GodwinTBPPR monster with Brady
5DeAndre HopkinsARIHe’s still the same guy
6Tyreek HillKCNot quite the target hog to be higher
7Kenny GolladayDETDarkhorse for the WR1 due to touchdown equity
 Tier 3
8D.J. MooreCAR135 targets at age 22 is incredible, due for TD progression
9Juju Smith-SchusterPITBig Ben will bring JJSS back to the top
10Robert WoodsLAR269 targets + >250 yds rushing last 2 years, just needs to find more paydirt
11Allen RobinsonCHI3rd in the league in targets in 2019, a true alpha in a sad offense
12Terry McLaurinWASSuperb rookie season and thin competition projects sophomore success
13Mike EvansTBOffensive context takes a hit with Brady but still rock solid
14Odell Beckham Jr.CLEOffense may limit upside but should see a bounce back
 Tier 4
15Calvin RidleyATLThe WR2 in Atlanta has a chance to finish as a fantasy WR1
16Adam ThielenMINAge 30 season and lost a coverage magnet in Diggs
17Keenan AllenLACNo Rivers hurts Allen’s floor but averaged 148 targets each of last 3 seasons
18Amari CooperDALMore competition for targets after his best pro season in 2019
19A.J. BrownTENVolume only limits full season upside, still a week winning WR2
 Tier 5
20Cooper KuppLARUsage less certain than past seasons with team possibly using different personnel
21Tyler LockettSEARock solid PPR WR2
22A.J. GreenCINAlready catching passes from Joe Burrow, I think he’s still the alpha in Cincy
23T.Y. HiltonINDAlready injured but ADP is great for 120 targets
24Michael GallupDALBetter than you think as a sophomore, more targets per game than Cooper
25D.K. MetcalfSEA100 targets a rookie is special
26Tyler BoydCINEasy WR2 upside with Burrow
27DeVante ParkerMIANo reason to think Parker won’t produce again
 Tier 6
28Will FullerHOUWhen on the field no doubt WR2, still valuable to win weekly matchups
29Jalen ReagorPHIRookie receiver with easiest path to 100 targets
30Henry Ruggs IIILVNot an alpha in college but word from Vegas is they’ll feature him
31Stefon DiggsBUFShould lead Bills in receiving but ceiling feels limited
32Courtland SuttonDENLock is a drag, added 2 WRs and his “breakout” was only WR28 in points per game
33Jarvis LandryCLEHip surgery recovery clouding status, likely solid WR2 without much upside
34D.J. CharkJACWill return to low volume deep threat with addition of Shenault
35Julian EdelmanNEShould be startable in PPR, uncertainty about what offense will look like
 Tier 7
36Marvin JonesDETWR21 in points per game a year ago but Father Time is knocking
37Brandin CooksHOUIf not for concussions, a good bet to finish as a WR2
38Diontae JohnsonPITShould flourish in year 2 but still second option behind JuJu
39Preston WilliamsMIARookie season pace was top 20 of the last two decades
40Deebo SamuelSFFoot injury very concerning for 2020 production
41Marquise BrownBALLow volume attack, but week winning potential
42DeSean JacksonPHIAs long as he suits up, have to respect the fact he’s teams WR1
43Christian KirkARIClear second option, volume decrase and wasn’t efficient in 2019
44Mike WilliamsLACExcellent at what he does, but 2-3 deep shots a game won’t help in most leagues
45Justin JeffersonMINImmediate role as a rookie makes him a flex play out of the gate
46Brandon AiyukSFWith Deebo questionable he can seize a meaningful role week 1
47N’Keal HarryNESophomore breakout very possible, Cam can feed his type
48CeeDee LambDALThird in line for targets, in redraft can offer WR3 weeks
49Bryan EdwardsLVWith word of a week 1 starting role, worth a pick in this range
 Tier 8
50Sterling ShepardNYGSneaky bet for 130 targets, PPR value
51Jamison CrowderNYJEmpty volume but PPR relevant
52Golden TateNYGQuality player but needs a lot of volume
53Darius SlaytonNYGProduction excellent as rookie but will decrease with increased competition
54Laviska Shenault JrJACChance at most targets on the team
54Jerry JeudyDENGreat talent with uncertain role and offense
55Michael Pittman JrINDCould play a significant role right away but still run first offense
57John BrownBUFDespite a wonderful 2019, Buffalo paid a 1st for Diggs to be their top WR
 Tier 9
58Sammy WatkinsKCMercurial wideout hasn’t been startable for three years… but Mahomes
59Denzel MimsNYJPotential to be an alpha target by the end of the year
60Curtis SamuelCARPassing game as a whole due for a bump, intriguing upside at cost
61Jalen HurdSFUnique hybrid player, opportunity to solidify targets with Deebo out to start
62Emmanuel SandersNOHe will have some nice games but third option at best
63Allen LazardGBLikely the WR2 in GB but that role hasn’t been useful for years
64Steven SimsWASWashington’s second WR will be useful
65Antonio Gandy-GoldenWASSee Sims, Steven
66Mecole HardmanKCNeeds an injury to be startable in most leagues
67Mohamed SanuNEDarkhorse to be NE’s WR2
68James WashingtonPITMostly deep threat, but non-zero chance he is the actual WR2 for Pittsburgh
69John RossCINWith A.J. Green back he’s a third option, big play potential on a team that will throw plenty
70Parris CampbellINDLate round flier gaining steam with TY Hilton ailing
 Tier 10
71Josh ReynoldsLARNew role as the third option on the pass heaviest team from a year ago
72Robby AndersonCARMore important in real life as deep threat than fantasy
73Tee HigginsCINFirst year outlook is iffy given established WR corps
74TreQuan SmithNOA cheaper version of Mecole Hardman
75J.J. Arcega-WhitesidePHINew life as a sophomore and depleted WR corps
76Miles BoykinBALFront runner to be Jackson’s secondary receiver, has awesome physical attributes
77Anthony MillerCHIBehind a truly dominant stud, passing game can’t support two fantasy relevant WRs
78Devin DuvernayBALSecond WR up for grabs, coming off impressive 106 catch Sr. season
79Larry FitzgeraldARIStill worth a look as slot option in high octane passing attack
80Dede WestbrookJACWill look to hold off Shenault as the intermediate target hog

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