Best Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings 2020
Here are my Best Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings 2020. In this post I will detail why I ranked every wide receiver in the order that I did. Wide receivers can be a little more tricky to draft compared to running backs. I am here to make your fantasy receiver selections crystal clear. Next to the player’s name are my 2020 projections.
1 . Mike Evans – 103 receptions. 1,420 yards. 14 TDs. (277.5 Fantasy Points)
2019 Stats: 13 games. 118 targets. 67 receptions. 1,157 yards. 8 TDs.
Mike Evans stats will increase because Tom Brady is throwing him the ball now instead of Jameis Winston. He has had 1,000 yards every year he has been in the league with below average QB play. The NFC South is still terrible on defense. Bruce Arians and Byron Leftwich love to throw the ball. Evans being a tall X receiver means he will get short, intermediate and deep balls as well as targets in the redzone. Sign me up!
2. Julio Jones – 104 receptions. 1,430 yards. 9 TDs. (249 Fantasy Points)
2019 Stats: 16 games. 157 targets. 99 receptions. 1,394 yards. 6 TDs.
Julio and Matt Ryan continue to dominate the NFL. Austin Hooper’s departure frees up 75 receptions and 6 TDs. Julio just cannot be stopped.
3. Michael Thomas – 120 receptions. 1,383 yards. 8 TDs. (246.3 Fantasy Points)
2019 Stats: 16 games. 185 targets. 149 receptions. 1,725 yards. 9 TDs.
2019 was a record breaking season for Michael Thomas. Stability is a huge advantage for anyone and Michael Thomas has that with Drew Brees and Sean Payton. Manny Sanders and a healthier Kamara will steal a bit from him but he should still put up great numbers.
4. Cooper Kupp – 108 receptions. 1,202 yards. 10 TDs. (234.2 Fantasy Points)
2019 Stats: 16 games. 134 targets. 94 receptions. 1,161 yards. 10 TDs.
Bromance at its finest. Goff and Kupp are meant for each other. Kupp was one of three players to have at least 10 touchdown receptions in 2019. Kupp is also Goff’s man on third down and when the defense is in man coverage.
5. Davante Adams – 102 receptions. 1,294 yards. 8 TDs. (228.4 Fantasy Points)
2019 Stats: 12 games. 127 targets. 83 receptions. 997 yards. 5 TDs.
An injury in 2019 cost him 4 games. One of the most underrated receivers in the game will look to bounce back in a big way. Adams is able to beat man coverage often and on third down he is the go to guy. It is easy to see why he is Aaron’s favorite receiver and number 1 option.
6. DeAndre Hopkins – 95 receptions. 1,150 yards. 10 TDs. (222.5 Fantasy Points)
2019 Stats: 15 games. 150 targets. 104 receptions. 1,165 yards. 7 TDs.
Nuk should thrive in the desert. The Cards are a pass happy offense but they do have some mouths to feed. Nonetheless, expect a lot of spectacular plays from one of the best in the game. Nuk is another guy who is used between the 20s and also when they get into the redzone.
7. Chris Godwin – 92 receptions. 1,321 yards. 7 TDs. (220.1 Fantasy Points)
2019 Stats: 14 games. 121 targets. 86 receptions. 1,333 yards. 9 TDs.
Expect Tom Brady to keep Godwin ascending in his young career. Godwin often draws the number 2 corner because Mike Evans is on the opposite side and that is an advantage for the Bucs.
8. Kenny Golladay – 75 receptions. 1,219 yards. 10 TDs. (219.4 Fantasy Points)
2019 Stats: 16 games. 116 targets. 65 receptions. 1,190 yards. 11 TDs.
Kenny G is a rising star. He uses his size well to box out defenders and win the 50/50 balls. The best part is that he has a QB in Matt Stafford that will just throw it up to him no matter what. If Stafford can stay healthy all year, they should put up solid numbers together.
9. Adam Thielen – 99 receptions. 1,252 yards. 7 TDs. (216.7 Fantasy Points)
2019 Stats: 10 games. 48 targets. 30 receptions. 418 yards. 6 TDs.
Thielen only played 10 games last season. Six more games and no Stefon Diggs should mean a big year for Thielen. He is a very tough WR to guard man to man. Easily Cousins main man.
10. Amari Cooper – 82 receptions. 1,202 yards. 9 TDs. (215.2 Fantasy Points)
2019 Stats: 16 games. 119 targets. 79 receptions. 1,189 yards. 8 TDs.
Coop and Dak are becoming one of the best QB-WR duos in the NFL. New Head Coach Mike McCarthy will only add to the production in Big D. Coop gets short, intermediate and deep routes. He also is the go to guy on 3rd down or against man coverage.
11. Tyreek Hill – 81 receptions. 1,231 yards. 8 TDs. (211.6 Fantasy Points)
2019 Stats: 12 games. 89 targets. 58 receptions. 860 yards. 7 TDs.
Hill missed 4 games in 2019. He is the best playmaker on one of the best offenses in the league. His ability to run after the catch makes him so special but he is also a great deep threat. Oh yea, has the best QB in football right now.
12. Courtland Sutton – 75 receptions. 1,188 yards. 9 TDs. (210.3 Fantasy Points)
2019 Stats: 16 games. 124 targets. 72 receptions. 1,112 yards. 6 TDs.
Sutton is making a name for himself as a WR1 in the NFL. He lines up outside as well as inside. Throw it up to him and watch how he is able to high point over the defender and come down with the catch. With Drew Locke under center, Sutton should build off of a strong 2019 campaign.
13. Odell Beckham – 89 receptions. 1,213 yards. 7 TDs. (207.8 Fantasy Points)
2019 Stats: 16 games. 133 targets. 74 receptions. 1,035 yards. 4 TDs.
A new offense should have Beckham making more explosive plays down the field. Expect the chemistry between him and Baker Mayfield to grow now that they have been through a season together.
14. AJ Green – 81 receptions. 1,167 yards. 8 TDs. (205.2 Fantasy Points)
2019 Stats: Did not play
Welcome back AJ Green and welcome new rookie QB Joe Burrow. Expect him to transition back into the WR1 the Bengals are use to.
15. Juju Smith-Schuster – 84 receptions. 1,129 yards. 8 TDs. (202.9 Fantasy Points)
2019 Stats: 12 games. 70 targets. 42 receptions. 552 yards. 3 TDs.
Juju really really missed Big Ben in 2019. Having him back should bring back the production in a big way. Ben allows Juju to go make plays because he is not scared to throw it up to him in 1 on 1 situations. The former USC Trojan should be in store for a good year coming up.
16. Calvin Ridley – 79 receptions. 1,093 yards. 9 TDs. (202.8 Fantasy Points)
2019 Stats: 13 games. 93 targets. 63 receptions. 866 yards. 7 TDs.
Look for Ridley to continue making big plays down the field. No Austin Hooper opens up much more for the 3rd year receiver. When defenses put so much attention on stopping Julio, Ridley has the ability to make them pay.
17. Will Fuller – 70 receptions. 1,057 yards. 8 TDs. (201.7 Fantasy Points)
2019 Stats: 11 games. 71 targets. 49 receptions. 670 yards. 3 TDs.
This will be the year Will Fuller finally stays healthy! The former first round pick with blazing speed will take the NFL by storm with his big play ability. Look for him and Deshaun Watson to connect on quite a few deep shots as they usually do.
18. Devante Parker – 77 receptions. 1,180 yards. 8 TDs. (201.5 Fantasy Points)
2019 Stats: 16 games. 128 targets. 72 receptions. 1,202 yards. 9 TDs.
Devante Parker finally showcased his talents in 2019. He was able to win on the outside in 1 on 1 situations. In addition, he can go up and high point the 50/50 balls. Tua Tagovailoa is his new QB and expect him to look for Parker often by default because the Dolphins do not have much else.
19. DJ Chark – 77 receptions. 1,083 yards. 9 TDs. (200.8 Fantasy Points)
2019 Stats: 15 games. 118 targets. 73 receptions. 1,008 yards. 8 TDs.
Chark will be used all over the field and he is also the Jags only redzone threat. He had a good sophomore campaign and should produce again in his 3rd season.
20. Stefon Diggs – 80 receptions. 1,089 yards. 7 TDs. (190.9 Fantasy Points)
2019 Stats: 15 games. 94 targets. 63 receptions. 1,130 yards. 6 TDs.
Diggs has had a change of scenery after being traded to Buffalo where he will team up with Josh Allen. Allen is still progressing but now he has a WR1. Diggs should be the first read on 3rd downs and against man coverage. Also expect the two to link up on a few deep shots.
21. AJ Brown – 66 receptions. 1,139 yards. 7 TDs. (188.9 Fantasy Points)
2019 Stats: 16 games. 84 targets. 52 receptions. 1,051 yards. 8 TDs.
AJ Brown was a stud as a rookie in 2019. Ryan Tannehill did not take over as the starter until Week 7 last season so expect these two to be in rhythm from the start of 2020.
22. Jarvis Landry – 82 receptions. 1,082 yards. 6 TDs. (185.2 Fantasy Points)
2019 Stats: 16 games. 138 targets. 83 receptions. 1,174 yards. 6 TDs.
Jarvis Landry might be Baker Mayfield’s favorite target believe it or not. Will we see if that changes with a new coaching staff but nonetheless, we know what to expect from Juice.
23. Tyler Lockett – 79 receptions. 1,033 yards. 7 TDs. (184.8 Fantasy Points)
2019 Stats: 16 games. 110 targets. 82 receptions. 1,057 yards. 8 TDs.
Lockett is as steady as it gets. Lockett and Russell Wilson have such a great connection, especially when the play breaks down and Russ starts scrambling. Lockett should have the same role and see similar production as he did in 2019.
24. Allen Robinson – 88 receptions. 1,039 yards. 6 TDs. (183.9 Fantasy Points)
2019 Stats: 16 games. 154 targets. 98 receptions. 1,147 yards. 7 TDs.
Allen Robinson turned into a very viable option for the Bears. He can win against man coverage or make the tough catch with defenders in good position. Another respectable season should be in store no matter who the Bears QB is.
25. DJ Moore – 87 receptions. 1,097 yards. 5 TDs. (183.2 Fantasy Points)
2019 Stats: 15 games. 135 targets. 87 receptions. 1,175 yards. 4 TDs.
Moore is a player coming into his own. His knack is route running and with Joe Brady now in Carolina he should be utilized well. The only concern is the number of touchdowns because Moore does not get a ton of redzone targets or deep shots. Nonetheless, Moore should be a steady eddy all year.
26. Michael Gallup – 73 receptions. 1,157 yards. 5 TDs. (182.2 Fantasy Points)
2019 Stats: 14 games. 113 targets. 66 receptions. 1,107 yards. 6 TDs.
Gallup is almost the ideal WR2. While Amari Cooper draws most of the attention, Gallup is able to take advantage of the opposite corner. The Cowboys already have a top 3 passing offense statistically so there is plenty to go around.
27. Robert Woods – 93 receptions. 1,044 yards. 4 TDs. (174.9 Fantasy Points)
2019 Stats: 15 games. 139 targets. 90 receptions. 1,134 yards. 2 TDs.
Woods is like a fine wine. He is getting better with age. Woods typically makes his money sneaking underneath the defense or crossing over the middle and picking up yards after the catch. Going into his 8th season, expect Woods to have a solid season.
28. Brandin Cooks – 79 receptions. 1,032 yards. 5 TDs. (172.7 Fantasy Points)
2019 Stats: 14 games. 72 targets. 42 receptions. 583 yards. 2 TDs.
Cooks has found a new home in Houston. This will be his 4th team but whenever healthy, Cooks has always been consistent wherever he has been.
29. Keenan Allen – 88 receptions. 984 yards. 5 TDs. (172.4 Fantasy Points)
2019 Stats: 16 games. 149 targets. 104 receptions. 1,199 yards. 6 TDs.
Keenan Allen is one of the best route runners in the NFL. However, losing Phillip Rivers is going to hurt Allen because they had such a great chemistry.
30. DK Metcalf – 63 receptions. 885 yards. 8 TDs. (168 Fantasy Points)
2019 Stats: 16 games. 100 targets. 58 receptions. 900 yards. 7 TDs.
Metcalf burst onto the scene in 2019. He was able to win 1 on 1 situations especially on the long throws. Expect his 2020 campaign to be another solid season.
31. TY Hilton – 82 receptions. 1,089 yards. 3 TDs. (167.9 Fantasy Points)
2019 Stats: 10 games. 68 targets. 45 receptions. 501 yards. 5 TDs.
TY Hilton’s biggest issue is staying healthy this season. Having Phillip Rivers will be a boost for Hilton’s production. Just look at Keenan Allen to see how Rivers favors slot receivers.
32. Sterling Shepard – 78 receptions. 909 yards. 6 TDs. (165.9 Fantasy Points)
2019 Stats: 10 games. 83 targets. 57 receptions. 576 yards. 3 TDs.
Sterling Shepard is going into his 5th year in the NFL and with the Giants. He will be Daniel Jones top option at WR. Working mainly from the slot, Shepard does his damage in the middle of the defense on short and intermediate routes. Nothing too flashy but above average numbers.
33. Jerry Jeudy – 67 receptions. 880 yards. 7 TDs. (163.5 Fantasy Points)
Jeudy was widely regarded as one of the best WRs in the deep 2020 draft class. His potential is through the roof because he is an excellent route runner and outstanding after the catch. I do not think he will disappoint in his debut season.
34. Marvin Jones – 64 receptions. 892 yards. 7 TDs. (163.2 Fantasy Points)
2019 Stats: 13 games. 91 targets. 62 receptions. 779 yards. 9 TDs.
Marv has a very healthy yards per catch average throughout his career. He typically goes over the middle on intermediate routes like skinny posts and digs or high points the deep 50/50 passes. Going into his 8th season, not much will change for Marv so expect more of the same.
35. Tyler Boyd – 78 receptions. 989 yards. 4 TDs. (161.9 Fantasy Points)
2019 Stats: 16 games. 148 targets. 90 receptions. 1,046 yards. 5 TDs.
While AJ Green was sidelined with an injury, Tyler Boyd was the Bengals leading WR in 2019. Expect Boyd to take a slight step back in his 5th year now that Green is back.
36. Terry McLaruin – 68 receptions. 964 yards. 5 TDs. (160.4 Fantasy Points)
2019 Stats: 14 games. 93 targets. 58 receptions. 919 yards. 7 TDs.
McLaurin is the best player on one of the worst offenses in the league which was the case last season. However, there is a new coaching staff in Washington and a new offensive scheme. McLaruin has the ability to win against man coverage or run past the defense for big gains. Hopefully the new offense will allow McLaurin to thrive.
37. John Brown – 63 receptions. 919 yards. 6 TDs. (159. 4 Fantasy Points)
2019 Stats: 15 games. 115 targets. 72 receptions. 1,060 yards. 6 TDs.
In 2019, John Brown had a career season as the Bills WR1. However, with the arrival of Stefon Diggs, he takes a step back into the WR2 role. Brown should still put up decent numbers as a deep threat down the field and not having to face every team’s number 1 cover guy.
38. Julian Edelman – 85 receptions. 927 yards. 4 TDs. (159.2 Fantasy Points)
2019 Stats: 16 games. 153 targets. 100 receptions. 1,117 yards. 6 TDs.
We know what to expect from Edelman. However, no Tom Brady, aka Edelman’s best friend, is going to hurt Edelman’s production.
39. CeeDee Lamb – 69 receptions. 813 yards. 7 TDs. (157.8 Fantasy Points)
Dallas was sure happy to have Lamb fall to them in the draft. The Cowboys might have the best trio of WRs in the NFL if Lamb is as good as advertised.
40. Henry Ruggs – 55 receptions. 935 yards. 6 TDs. (157 Fantasy Points)
Ruggs was the first WR taken in the 2020 NFL Draft. The Bama product has elite speed and adds a serious deep threat to the Raiders offense.
41. Michael Pittman Jr. – 57 receptions. 867 yards. 6 TDs. (151.2 Fantasy Points)
Pittman provides a big target for new Colts QB Phillip Rivers. Do you remember back when Rivers had Vincent Jackson? We might see the youngster go up top and make some nice plays.
42. Mike Williams – 58 receptions. 791 yards. 7 TDs. (150.1 Fantasy Points)
2019 Stats: 15 games. 90 targets. 49 receptions. 1,001 yards. 2 TDs.
Unfortunately, the former first round pick has not been able to stay healthy for a full season. However, in 2018 he caught 10 TDs and in 2019 he had over 1,000 yards in which both cases he had less than 50 receptions on the season. Quite impressive. Losing Phillip Rivers hurts but we will see if Mike Will can continue to produce.
43. Larry Fitzgerald – 71 receptions. 779 yards. 6 TDs. (149.4 Fantasy Points)
2019 Stats: 16 games. 109 targets. 75 receptions. 804 yards. 4 TDs.
Fitz is just going to keep producing no matter his age. Expect the usual as he tries to polish up his resume for the Hall of Fame.
44. Deebo Samuel – 68 receptions. 911 yards. 4 TDs. (149.1 Fantasy Points)
2019 Stats: 15 games. 81 targets. 57 receptions. 802 yards. 3 TDs.
Deebo had a solid rookie season in 2019. Technically the 49ers WR1 but probably not the main threat over George Kittle. The 49ers did not re-sign Manny Sanders but did draft a rookie in the first round so do not expect a huge boost for Samuel.
45. Alshon Jeffery – 64 receptions. 803 yards. 6 TDs. (148.3 Fantasy Points)
2019 Stats: 10 games. 73 targets. 43 receptions. 490 yards. 4 TDs.
Alshon Jeffery has only played 16 games once in the last 5 seasons. When both are playing, Wentz and Jeffery have above average chemistry so they will try to get that going in 2020.
46. Golden Tate – 72 receptions. 830 yards. 4 TDs. (143 Fantasy Points)
2019 Stats: 11 games. 85 targets. 49 receptions. 676 yards. 6 TDs.
The veteran WR is going into his 11th season. Throughout his entire career he has shown that he can get catches and yards but low TD numbers.
47. Marquise Brown – 57 receptions. 774 yards. 4 TDs. (129.9 Fantasy Points)
2019 Stats: 14 games. 71 targets. 46 receptions. 584 yards. 7 TDs.
Hollywood Brown missed two games as a rookie but he was still able to showcase his big play ability. With the Ravens run first offense, Brown’s production and role will be similar to 2019.
48. Darius Slayton – 51 receptions. 714 yards. 5 TDs. (126.9 Fantasy Points)
2019 Stats: 14 games. 84 targets. 48 receptions. 740 yards. 8 TDs.
Slayton was the Giants big play WR who had a surprising 8 TDs last season. Slayton did not have a lot of opportunities but was able to capitalize on the ones he had. He does not have high expectations but he could surprise some people.
49. Emmanuel Sanders – 64 receptions. 706 yards. 4 TDs. (126.6 Fantasy Points)
2019 Stats: 17 games. 97 targets. 66 receptions. 869 yards. 5 TDs.
Manny Sanders joins the New Orleans Saints high potent offense after playing for two different teams during the 2019 season. The veteran WR is going into his 11th year but should prove to be a consistent threat as always.
50. Jamison Crowder – 72 receptions. 772 yards. 2 TDs. (125.2 Fantasy Points)
2019 Stats: 16 games. 122 targets. 78 receptions. 833 yards. 6 TDs.
Crowder is strictly a slot WR who makes a living over the middle. The Jets lost Robby Anderson but added Perriman and drafted rookie Denzel Mims so Crowder will continue to work underneath the defense.
Claypool has a nice fit in Pittsburgh. Big Ben is going to love his size and ability to win 50/50 passes. Do not be shocked by his ability to make highlight catches.