Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings
Top 21 WRs (Full PPR Season Long Leagues)
1. Michael Thomas (Saints) – Fantasy friends need not worry about his targets in 2020. Thomas is likely to regress negatively, could still finish as the number 1 overall receiver and that’s with 148 targets. Thomas saw a whopping 185 targets last season. The previous three seasons he saw 147, 149 and 121 his rookie year. Antonio Brown who? Thomas has started his career as such:
2016: 15 games played catching 92 balls for 1,137 yards and 9 touchdowns.
2017: 16 games played catching 104 balls for 1,245 yards and 5 touchdowns.
2018: 16 games played catching 125 balls for 1,405 yards and 9 touchdowns.
2019: 16 games played catching 149 balls for 1,725 yards and 9 touchdowns.
2020: Hopefully 16 games played(fukn covid19 pandemic, smh).
Projection : 148 targets, 126 receptions for 1,415 yards and 10 touchdowns.
Michael Thomas has started his career on a sick run in fantasy football. He may improve on AB’s run of 6 straight 100+ reception seasons from 2013-2018. It’ll be tough to produce double digit touchdowns as often as AB did though. The Saints offense utilizes every body under the sun in the redzone. Basically Thomas is the model of consistency and still has room to grow as a player.
2. Davante Adams (Packers) – I think drafting Adams as the number 2 wide receiver is risky. He has yet to play a full season in his 6 year career and Matt LaFleur tends to have offensive shenanigans. The Packer’s current offense limits Davante’s upside. Aaron Rodgers and Adams ability to get open keep him relevant in the top tier of wrs. The upside argument is Adams crushed it in only 12 games in 2019. I already have Adams on a NFFC Cutline Championship team and I feel okay about it. I like getting a few shares of Adams in 2020, especially if he falls outside of the first round.
3. Chris Godwin (Buccaneers) – In twenty years of watching Tom Brady I’ve noticed he targets slot receivers, running backs and Gronk. I believe Chris Godwin to be better than Julian Eldeman and Brady to be better than Winston. Godwin proved he is a key player in Bruce Arian/Byron Leftwich’s offense. He will remain a steady key even with the adjustments made to suit Brady’s strengths.
4. Julio Jones (Falcons) – Julio has finished 3rd, 4th, 7th, 6th, 6th and 6th amongst receivers the last 6 seasons. In year one with offensive coordinator Dirk Koeter Julio saw 157 targets in 15 games. He may be aging and annoying with a weekly questionable designation but Julio is a safe bet to finish in the top 7 wrs at year’s end. I have shares of Julio but am not all in. He is still liable for low floor stretches with boom weeks.
5. Tyreek Hill (Chiefs) – Hill is a top 3 wide receiver in best ball leagues but his weekly volatility makes him risky this high in season long leagues. Hill is unique when analyzing the elite receivers. The Chiefs have Mecole Hardman entering his second season and Clyde Edwards-Helaire via a 1st round draft pick. For Hill to break the top 5 in fantasy or finish third like he did in 2018. One must believe Mahomes will have a season similar to 2018. I’m all for shares of Hill while fully understanding the risk. I’d rather take Hill in round 2 and wait on a running back I value in rounds 3 and 4.
6. Allen Robinson (Bears)
7. Mike Evans (Buccaneers)
8. Adam Thielen (Vikings)
9. DeAndre Hopkins (Cardinals)
10. JuJu Smith Schuster (Steelers)
11. Cooper Kupp (Rams)
12. Kenny Golladay (Lions)
13. Robert Woods (Rams)
14. Amari Cooper (Cowboys)
15. Odell Beckham Jr. (Browns)
16. Tyler Lockett (Seahawks)
17. D.J. Moore (Panthers)
18. A.J. Brown (Titans)
19. Calvin Ridley (Falcons)
20. Courtland Sutton (Broncos)
21. D.K. Metcalf (Seahawks)
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