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2020 Fantasy Football Rankings: Paddi’s top 75 wide receivers

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The wide receivers you need to win your league.

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I took some heat after my running back rankings came out last week, after predicting Nick Chubb would see a dropoff in 2020. But as a resilient fantasy analyst, I’m back for more punishment with my wide receiver rankings. The receiver position is absolutely stacked this year, with current ADPs showing you can get legitimate WR1 candidates in Rounds 4 and 5. In drafts, I’ve rarely picked a receiver before Round 3 this season, preferring to get my stud running backs (knowing I can fill up on receiving talent later on). This year also has plenty of high pedigree ‘prove-it’ guys with low ADPs who can be had in the latter rounds of redraft leagues, so there is value throughout the draft at the receiver position this year.

Note: I’ve based these rankings on a PPR scoring system.

2020 Redraft WR Rankings

Rank Name Team Bye Comments
Rank Name Team Bye Comments
1 Michael Thomas NO 6 Even with any kind of decline on last year's record numbers, Thomas remains my number 1 for 2020
2 Tyreek Hill KC 10 Hill can push Thomas for the number 1 spot with a fulll 16 game season
3 Davante Adams GB 5 With no competition, Adams will see 150 targets in 2020
4 Julio Jones ATL 10 Julio remains a fantasy stud and a top 5 receiver for 2020
5 Chris Godwin TB 13 Godwin is the perfect foil for Brady and will eat as his go to receiver
6 Kenny Golladay DET 5 Golladay establishes himself as a fantasy stud with a full season catching passes from Stafford
7 DeAndre Hopkins ARI 8 A new offense for Hopkins and a slight decrease in output in Arizona
8 Cooper Kupp LAR 9 Kupp remains the Rams number 1 and Goff's top target
9 Adam Thielen MIN 7 A target hog with Diggs out the door
10 Allen Robinson II CHI 11 Another top10 season for Robinson in a contract year in Chicago
11 Keenan Allen LAC 10 Still so underrated but a nailed on top-12 receiver
12 Mike Evans TB 13 Plenty of big plays for Evans to exploit, but less volume than Godwin
13 JuJu Smith-Schuster PIT 8 Bounce back year for JuJu with a returning Ben Roethlisberger
14 DJ Moore CAR 13 A career year ahead for Moore who's fantasy stock continues to rise
15 Amari Cooper DAL 10 I'm plotting a slight regression for Cooper despite the high-powered offense in Dallas
16 Robert Woods LAR 9 Super consistent and could go even higher if he can secure more red zone looks after just 3 touchdowns in 2019
17 Odell Beckham Jr. CLE 9 This is the year Beckham returns to the WR1 conversation
18 Calvin Ridley ATL 10 Ridley sees an increased role in the league's highest volume passing offense
19 Tyler Lockett SEA 6 Lockett and Wilson's connection continues to see him as the their leading receiver
20 Terry McLaurin WAS 8 Scary Terry gets all the targets in Washington in his second season
21 A.J. Green CIN 9 The sky's the limit for a healthy Green with a new quarterback throwing to him
22 A.J. Brown TEN 7 Brown continues where he left off after a stellar rookie season
23 Courtland Sutton DEN 8 Sutton may see pressure from Jeudy as he progresses but will be Lock's go to guy overall
24 DK Metcalf SEA 6 Metcalf pushes for his first 1000 yards season as a top WR2 option
25 Jarvis Landry CLE 9 Landry is fantasy's Mr Consistent and the ultimate flex option
26 DJ Chark Jr. JAX 7 Lost his way in the second half of his breakout year but still the top receiving option in the Jags' offense
27 T.Y. Hilton IND 7 Health is always a concern, despite being the Colts' number one receiver
28 Stefon Diggs BUF 11 Love the player, hate the fit with Josh Allen. 1000 yards is his limit in Buffalo
29 Brandin Cooks HOU 8 A great spot for Cooks and a chance to see career numbers in the Texans' offense
30 DeVante Parker MIA 11 Parker doesn't repeat the breakout numbers of 2019 in what could be an even worse Dolphins offense
31 Michael Gallup DAL 10 With more mouths to feed, Gallup sees a slight drop in production this year
32 Tyler Boyd CIN 9 A super consistent WR2 option with WR1 upside if Green goes down again
33 Marquise Brown BAL 8 Boom or bust candidate but primed for more work if the Ravens throw the ball more in 2020
34 Marvin Jones Jr. DET 5 One of the best mid-round options. Super consistent with WR1 upside in any given week
35 Jamison Crowder NYJ 11 A breakout year ahead for Crowder who will see his first 1000-yard season
36 Julian Edelman NE 6 Like he was for Brady, Edelman will be Cam Newton's safety valve
37 Sterling Shepard NYG 11 A healthy Shepard will get fed by Daniel Jones and lead the Giants in receiving
38 Will Fuller HOU 8 Will we ever see a healthy season from Fuller? WR1 upside but he can't be trusted to be on the field consistently
39 Christian Kirk ARI 8 Kirk's potential breakout took a hit with the Hopkins trade but he still holds good flex appeal
40 Justin Jefferson MIN 7 My top rated rookie has an open door to 100+ targets in his first season
41 Emmanuel Sanders NO 6 The evergreen Sanders is a legitimate second receiver option for Drew Brees
42 CeeDee Lamb DAL 10 Love the potential and think Lamb will see plenty of work in his rookie year
43 Darius Slayton NYG 11 Found a role as a rookie and should grow in year 2 as the Giants' deep threat
44 Jerry Jeudy DEN 8 Great situation for Jeudy to be the WR2 in Denver and grow with Drew Lock
45 Diontae Johnson PIT 8 Johnson secures the number 2 role behind JuJu pushes over to 100 targets in 2020
46 Sammy Watkins KC 10 What is Watkins' fantasy value? WR1 upside but it only happens twice a year
47 Michael Pittman Jr. IND 7 A big receiver with a quarterback who likes to throw it up. I like Pittman's upside as a rookie
48 Cole Beasley BUF 11 Has the connection with Josh Allen and those 70 receptions make a difference in fantasy
49 Deebo Samuel SF 11 Likely to start the season on the PUP list. A stash to help you out later on
50 Mecole Hardman KC 10 Similar to Watkins, the upside is through the roof but target consistency is not there yet
51 Henry Ruggs LV 6 Like With Stefon Diggs, I love the player but hate the fit with Carr. Still loads of upside to be the WR1 for the Raiders
52 Anthony Miller CHI 11 With some more consistency at QB, Miller can be a solid WR2/Flex option
53 Curtis Samuel CAR 13 Can Samuel turn targets into fantasy production? I'm not convinced with Teddy at QB
54 Dede Westbrook JAX 7 Saw over 100 targets in 2019 and should see similar agan this year
55 John Brown BUF 11 Targets take a hit with the Diggs trade, but will always be a deep threat and will see less coverage this year
56 Mike Williams LAC 10 With some positive touchdown regression, Williams can be fantasy relevant. His round 14 ADP is a potential steal
57 Preston Williams MIA 11 Can Williams return to his pre-ACL form on a Dolphins team lacking options?
58 Jalen Reagor PHI 9 Reagor has every chance to take the number one spot in the Eagles' receiving corps
59 Golden Tate NYG 11 A solid option in the Giants passing game. High floor but low ceiling.
60 N'Keal Harry NE 6 Harry can establish himself in year 2 in a low energy Patriots receiving room
61 Allen Lazard GB 5 Someone has to catch the passes Rodgers can't force to Davante Adams
62 Larry Fitzgerald ARI 8 If Larry legend is playing, he'll see targets and put up flex position numbers
63 Brandon Aiyuk SF 11 Will look to get on the field early thanks to Samuel's injury. I trust Shanahan to find a way to get him touches
64 Alshon Jeffery PHI 9 Likely to start the season on the PUP list. Some upside if he can get back on the field later in the season.
65 Breshad Perriman NYJ 11 The move to the Jets is uninspiring but he had some good upside at the end of last year with the Bucs
66 Robby Anderson CAR 13 The deep threat moves to play with a conservative QB. Not loving Robby's upside in Carolina
67 Hunter Renfrow LV 6 With all the options added to the Raiders' passing game, Renfrow is a bit part player in 2020
68 Corey Davis TEN 7 Playing for his future in 2020, Davis is a buy-low candidate with a lot to prove
69 DeSean Jackson PHI 9 The archetypal deep threat, but is there anything left in the tank after an injury-hit 2019?
70 Chris Conley JAX 7 Saw a slight resurgence in 2019 and can push for WR2 targets in 2020
71 Denzel Mims NYJ 11 Good opportunity to get on the field early and build a rapport with Darnold
72 Tyrell Williams LV 6 Disappointing 2019 season and the additional options may push Williams down the depth chart
73 Danny Amendola DET 5 Stafford's safety valve and a healthy season could see Amendola be a consistent flex option
74 Tee Higgins CIN 9 Like the landing spot to grow with Burrow, but likely to be down the depth chart in year 1
75 Parris Campbell IND 7 After missing most of his rookie season, Campbell is a late-round dart throw to bounce back in year 2