The self-confessed fantasy degenerate is back, this time looking at the wide receivers I just can’t seem to stay away from in the mocks and league drafts I’m completing. I’m starting to build a stable of wide receivers that I’ve fallen for in fantasy in 2020 as I love the combination of the value and upside they offer for my teams for the upcoming season. You can find who my guys are at the running back and quarterback positions by following the links.
(Note: Current ADP is from fantasyfootballcalculator.com and is based on PPR leagues)
Tyreek Hill, Kansas City Chiefs (ADP 1.11)
The receiver position is so stacked this year, it almost feels criminal to draft one early this year when there’s so much value later on. However, I’ve been getting a lot of Tyreek Hill early in Round 2 and since I have him as my WR1 in fantasy this year, I’m all about that value and I’m pulling the trigger on Cheetah. Hill missed four games with a chest injury he suffered in Week 1 but got straight back on the horse when he returned in Week 5 with 80 receiving yards and two touchdowns. Though his total 188 points for the season meant he finished outside the top-25 at the position, his 16.8 points per game were good enough to be the WR7. If we see a season of full health for Hill in 2020, there’s no reason he cannot reproduce his WR1 status from 2018 in the league’s most explosive offense.
Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers (ADP 5.07)
This is insane value for last year’s WR7 who has three-consecutive 1,000 yard seasons and will see north of 140 targets again in 2020. OK so Philip Rivers left for the Colts, but a number one receiver in his prime is still getting all the looks and Allen is a nailed on top-12 receiver this upcoming season, be it with Tyrod Taylor or when the reigns are handed over to Justin Herbert.
Brandin Cooks, Houston Texans (ADP 7.04)
I love this trade for Cooks as he steps into a pass happy offense that has the 150 targets left behind from the DeAndre Hopkins trade to the Cardinals for him to step into. Before a down season in 2019 as the Rams suffered a Super Bowl hangover, Cooks had four consecutive 1,000 yard seasons (for three different teams), and he’s still only 26. The concussions he’s suffered a concern, but he’s only missed two games since his rookie season and has the potential with Deshaun Watson, to establish himself in the league’s top echelon of receivers.
Jamison Crowder, New York Jets (ADP 10.06)
Getting a team’s WR1 this late in drafts in a total steal in my opinion and Crowder is a perfect flex starter with WR2 upside. He led the Jets in targets, receptions, receiving yards and touchdowns and will again be Sam Darnold’s top target in 2020. If we get a full 16 games from Darnold, I expect Crowder to have a career year and break 1,000 yards for the first time, which can push him into the top-25 fantasy receivers in 2020.