Top 80 Wide Receivers For 2020

Aaron Rader ranks his top 80 wide receivers for fantasy football drafts.

Tier 7: The Rookie(s)


61. CeeDee Lamb, (Dallas Cowboys)- There were few draft picks I loved more than the Cowboys getting Lamb at the 17th pick overall. He is a dangerous weapon to an already loaded offense. He is projected to work primarily out of the slot, leaving Gallup and Cooper to operate on the outside. Lamb will drag the targets down of Cooper and Gallup but with a shortened offseason, it is tough to gauge the immediate impact of Lamb to start the season.


62. Jalen Reagor, (Philadelphia Eagles)- Reagor’s opportunity will all be dependent on the health of Jeffery and Jackson, which we know is shaky at best. In this offense, given the opportunity, Reagor could finish as the best rookie receiver.


63. Justin Jefferson, (Minnesota Vikings)- Jefferson quietly has one of the best situations to make an immediate impact of any rookie WR. Now that Diggs is in Buffalo, the Vikings need someone to step in opposite Thielen. We saw Thielen and Diggs flourish together in this offense and now Jefferson has the chance to find that same success.


64. Jerry Jeudy, (Denver Broncos)- I had Jeudy as the top receiver in his draft class but I do not think he has the best situation for fantasy purposes. The volume simply is not there and he will be competing with Noah Fant, Courtland Sutton, DaeSean Hamilton, and Melvin Gordon III for target-share.


65. Brandon Aiyuk, (San Francisco 49ers)- Aiyuk has the kind of big-play potential that the 49ers need. With the departure of Sanders and Goodwin, coupled with the news that Deebo Samuel could miss some time, Aiyuk could immediately be thrust into opportunity.


66. Michael Pittman Jr., (Indianapolis Colts)- Early reports are that Pittman Jr. will be thrust into two-WR sets as early as the first game. Pittman is a big-bodied and physical receiver who gives the Colts something they have been lacking. He could be an immediate factor, especially in the red-zone.


67. Denzel Mims, (New York Jets)-The Jets view Mims as the receiver of the future and someone they want to grow with Sam Darnold for years. He may not outproduce Perriman or Crowder at first but he is the most talented receiver on the roster by a mile. He could be an immediate red-zone threat for the Jets.


Tier 8: Bad News Bears


68. Hunter Renfrow, (Las Vegas Raiders)- A fan-favorite, Renfrow had some nice games to close out the season last year. He simply is not talented enough to be a viable fantasy option. He should be a solid and reliable target in real-life football but nothing more than a desperation flex-play in fantasy.


69. Larry Fitzgerald, (Arizona Cardinals)- It is hard to remember an NFL season that did not involve Fitz. Amazingly, he had 109 targets last season but that number should drop tremendously with Hopkins arriving. He will still be a trusted target for Kyler Murray and a reliable factor out of the slot.


70. Randall Cobb, (Houston Texans)- Cobb should take over the slot role for the Texans and with the injury history of Cooks and Fuller, he could come into big usage at some point during the season.


71. Cole Beasley, (Buffalo Bills)- It may come as a shock that Beasley finished as the WR34 last year. It is an even bigger shock that he had 106 targets. There just simply aren’t enough passes to go around to support three receivers in this offense. Beasley is the most likely candidate to take a step back.


72. James Washington, (Pittsburgh Steelers)- You may be surprised to learn that Washington led the Steelers in receiving yards last season. However, Washington is clearly behind JuJu and Johnson in terms of talent. He will also be competing with newly drafted Chase Claypool for the third WR job.


73. Corey Davis, (Tennessee Titans)- We watched A.J. Brown become last season what we hoped Davis could become.  Going into the last year on his rookie deal, Davis has something to prove and perhaps with a full season of Ryan Tannehill under center, he will find more success.


74. John Ross, (Cincinnati Bengals)- We have waited for Ross to live up to the hype for a few seasons. There is no question he is talented and is incredibly fast but he is not consistent. His big-play potential is the only thing keeping him inside the top-75 on this list.


75. Danny Amendola, (Detroit Lions)- Amendola saw 97 targets last season and has one of the best floors in PPR in this range. At a minimum, he will be a serviceable bye week filler.


76. Miles Boykin, (Baltimore Ravens)- Boykin is a starting receiver on this team but that does not mean much when he is competing with Marquise Brown, Devin Duvernay, and Mark Andrews for targets on a run-first team.


77. Josh Reynolds, (Los Angeles Rams)- Reynolds will probably be a nonfactor unless there is an injury to Kupp or Woods but could have significant value in this offense under those circumstances.


78. Tyrell Williams, (Las Vegas Raiders)- He has fallen mighty hard from where he was in his Charger days. Once looked at as a great dynasty pick, Williams will now be competing for a roster spot. He could still find a place in this offense due to the lack of experience but it will be a longshot.


79. Kenny Stills, (Houston Texans)- Similarly to Fuller, Stills is a boom-or-bust type player. If Fuller goes down, which is highly likely, Stills could step in and be extremely valuable.


80. Steven Sims, (Washington Redskins)- In the final four games of last season, sims had 20 receptions on 36 targets, 230 receiving yards and four touchdown grabs. There is an opportunity to be had behind McLaurin and Sims could be the guy to solidify himself in the pecking order.


Photos courtesy of Icon Sportswire / Adapted by Justin Paradis (@freshmeatcomm on Twitter)

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