Top Fantasy Football Wide Receivers 2020
I promise you will not find a more accurate and in depth fantasy wide receiver list on the internet. This top fantasy football wide receivers 2020 best half PPR guide is going help you immensly.
I have done research on every offensive personnel and offensive play caller in the NFL prior to writing this post.
I have also kicked it up one more notch by researching all of the defenses in the NFL. I know which teams will be playing from behind more likely than not in 2020.
This means those teams will be forced to throw the football a lot which all means more points for certain wide receivers.
Lastly, I have labeled which week 14, 15 and 16 game match-ups each wide receiver will have this season in the pros and cons section.
This is important because some games will be obvious shoot outs and you will want those wide receivers on your team during the fantasy playoff run.
***Still Finishing up this list. Should be complete in the next day or so***
1 . Michael Thomas (295 Points)
2020 Projections = 130 catches for 1,400 yards and 12 touchdowns. Good for around 295 points.
Thomas is the safest wide receiver to draft in fantasy. It used to be Julio Jones but Thomas has passed Julio in that regard.
I still believe Julio is the best wide receiver in the NFL but Thomas and Brees have a special connection that is going to generate more points then Matt Ryan and Julio Jones will create in 2020.
Even with Bree’s weaker arm, I don’t anticipate Brees having any problems with his accuracy in short to mid range throws.
Thomas is such a big body that he is going to come down with any ball that Brees throws.
With all of this said, Thomas will not be on my team in 2020. I don’t draft Wide receivers in my 1st or 2nd rounds.
Go running backs and win your fantasy leagues. It’s very hard to win your fantasy league with bad running backs.
2. Adam Thielen (265 Points)
2020 Projections = 110 catches for 1,400 yards and 12 touchdowns. Good for around 265 points.
Thielen had the injury bug last season but was hot out of the gates before the injury occurred. He should have another great season if he stays healthy.
It’s kind of hard to tell how great his season will be.
He is one of the safest WR’s to draft because Kirk Cousins loves him and he is a really good WR.
The Vikings should have a really good run game this year so this should prevent a lot of double teams from opposing safeties.
However, the loss of Stefon Diggs is something to Monitor. I do like the 1st round draft selection of WR Justin Jefferson out of LSU in the 2020 Draft.
I think between Kubiak, Cousins and Thielen’s talent, that worst case he gets 85 receptions for 1,100 yards and 8 touchdowns. That’s a great floor.
That would have been good for 12 best fantasy WR last season. I do think that Thielin does much better then that.
I think he finally gets 10 touchdowns in a season and gets over 100 receptions for 1,300 yards. Historically that would put Thielin in the top 7 fantasy WR’s.
I won’t be drafting Thielin in 2020 just because I usually take 4 straight running backs based off of my proven fantasy draft strategy.
But if you want to draft low floor players that are sure bets at every pick, then Thielin is your guy in the late 2nd round or early 3rd round.
3. Kenny Golladay (255 Points)
2020 Projections = 80 catches for 1,350 yards and 14 touchdowns. Good for around 255 points.
Kenny Golladay or Kenny G as I call him is going to be a top 5 wide receiver this season.
Everyone, including myself, thought that Kenny G’s fantasy value was finished half way through the season in 2019 when Stafford was put on IR.
That didn’t happen. Kenny G was still able to finish 6th best in fantasy at the WR position.
He did this with 2 no name QB’s throwing him the ball. Kenny G is not only a good receiver but he makes incredible catches.
He is great at going up in the air to get the ball. This makes him incredibly valuable in the redzone.
I do think that the Lions will be behind in games a good portion of the 2020 season because this defense’s front 7 is not very good.
So Stafford and the Lions should be in high scoring games and be forced to continuously throw the football late in games.
Worst case scenario is that Kenny G is the 10th best WR in 2020.
I really do think that Kenny G is more of a top 5 wide receiver because a lot of past great WR’s blast off in their 3rd or 4th season and this is Kenny G’s 4th season.
Kenny is being drafted around 23rd overall in fantasy Mock Drafts. I actually am not opposed in drafting Kenny that high but only if a quality running back is not there. I would still probably draft a running back in round 2 over a receiver.
But hey, you will not go wrong with Kenny G.
4. Tyreek Hill (250 Points)
2020 Projections = 85 catches for 1,400 yards and 11 Touchdowns with 50 yards rushing. Good for around 250 points.
So I think Patty Mahomes throws for 45 passing touchdowns this season. Those 45 touchdowns will be to a lot of different players but i think that Hill and Kelce will get most of them.
This means I think that Hill will get close to the numbers he got in 2018. I think around 1,400 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns.
This will be good for a top 5 WR finish in 2020.
I normally say don’t draft WR’s in the first 2 rounds but if Hill was there for me in the 2nd round, I would have to think a couple of times before passing on him.
I still will take a RB but I couldn’t fault you for taking Tyreek either.
5. Mike Evans (250 Points)
2020 Projections = 85 catches for 1,200 yards and 15 touchdowns. Good for around 260 points.
I think Mike Evans gets to 15 receiving touchdowns this season. Tom finally gets a big and tall body wide receiver in Mike Evans.
He hasn’t had this type of receiver since Randy Moss.
I don’t think Evans will get a lot of catches or receiving yards that he has gotten in years past.
I will say Evans gets 1,050 receiving yards on 75 receptions and 15 touchdowns worst case scenario.
His average draft position is around 20. That is a good spot to take him. He will be very reliable for you this season.
6. Davante Adams (250 Points)
2020 Projections = 105 catches for 1,300 yards receiving and 12 touchdowns. Good for around 250 points.
It’s pretty much a tie between Adams and Michael Thomas as to who will be the safest wide receiver to draft in 2020.
There was a lack of targets to Adams in Matt LaFleur’s offense in the beginning of the season in 2019.
Then Adams and Rodgers got on target, literally, but then Adams got hurt shortly there after.
When Adams came back from injury, he returned to form and still managed to have 997 yards receiving off of 83 receptions and 5 touchdowns in 12 games.
He most likely would have finished the season as the #2 fantasy WR if he wasn’t hurt.
In 2020, I like Rodgers and Adams to hit it off from the start. I do think Rodgers will play angry and be more focused than ever before by pushing LaFleur to make sure LaFleur’s offensive scheme works in 2020.
Adams is also the only reliable WR on the roster.
Adams will definitely get doubled team but if the Packers are able to run the ball as well as LaFleur would like to then this will allow Adams to have great one on one matchups.
The Packers run defense looks to be bad in 2020 again so this means that the Packers will probably be in close match-ups all season and potentially be playing from behind a lot.
This means that they would have to spread the formation and throw more which would favor Adams.
There is no situation that scares me from drafting Adams unless Rodgers gets so upset with LaFleur that he basically checks out and isn’t able to focus during games.
It could happen but Rodgers is a pro and cares about doing well for his team mates.
In terms of Fantasy, I never draft a WR in the 1st round but if Adams fell to me at 10, 11 or 12th overall I might seriously consider taking him this year.
However, I still would likely take a running back. Build your stable
7. Cooper Kupp (245 Points)
2020 Projections = 105 catches for 1,300 yards and 11 touchdowns. Good for around 245 points.
Receivers usually break out in their 3rd or 4th seasons.
Kupp really broke out in his 3rd season last year with over a 1,000 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns.
I think this trend continues in 2020. I think he posts similar numbers.
Kupp is clearly Goff’s favorite receiver and they have great chemistry together.
They are definitely in a bromance.
Kupp would be a homerun WR to pick up in the 3rd round of your fantasy draft.
8. Julio Jones (240 Points)
2020 Projections = 90 catches for 1,350 yards and 10 touchdowns. Good for around 240 points.
Let’s keep this one short and sweet. Julio Jones’ worst fantasy finish among receivers in the last 5 seasons has been 6th.
He is the safest and reliable pick to get you around 15 points every week.
Matt Ryan overly favors Julio compared to Calvin Ridley.
I think this will finally be the year that Ridley gets more targets but it won’t be enough to stop Julio from producing.
If anything it might help boost Matt Ryan’s and Julio’s stats. Julio is well worth the draft pick, wherever you take him.
9. AJ Green (235 Points)
2020 Projections = 90 catches for 1,200 yards and 12 touchdowns. Good for around 235 points.
If Joe Burrow is going to throw for around 4,000 yards and 27 touchdowns then Green is going to get 1200 yards and 12 touchdowns.
I think this happens for sure. The only way this doesn’t happen is if Green gets injured.
Green hasn’t had a QB like Burrow in his career. They could be crazy good together.
Green is being drafted around the 4th and 5th round.
People are really sleeping on him because of his injuries and overall uncertainty surrounding the Bengals.
Head Coach Zac Taylor just put all of that to bed by saying that Green will be a “huge” part of this Bengals offense in 2020.
The Bengals should be in a lot of shoot outs in 2020. With Burrow at QB, that only means great things for Green.
I say take a chance on Green if he falls to you in the 5th round.
10. Chris Godwin (235 Points)
2020 Projections = 100 catches for 1,250 yards and 10 touchdowns. Good for around 240 points.
A lot of people are taking Godwin ahead of Evans in their fantasy drafts.
I can understand why becaues Godwin will definitely have more recptions than Evans this year.
However, the touchdowns should lean in favor of Evans. I think its pretty much a wash between the 2 of them.
I would go with Evans. Evans has the bigger ceiling with more touchdown potential.
11. DeVante Parker (235 Points)
2020 Projections = 85 catches for 1,300 yards and 11 touchdowns. Good for around 235 points.
In Chan Gailey’s offenses there has been a heavy amount of targets going to 1 wide receiver.
Parker has to be this go to wide receiver in 2020. I like Parker’s QB situation too. Fitzpatrick and him had a pretty good connection last season.
I think if Tua starts at some point in the season that Parker and Tua will have a good connection too.
The Dolphins did get a little bit better on the defensive side of the ball but I don’t think it will make a huge impact.
This Dolphins team will most likely be in a lot of high scoring games. This all bodes well for Parker to have a great season.
Parker also got into a twitter beef with Michael Thomas this Summer. Parker has a lot to prove and I think he has a pretty good season.
12. Allen Robinson (230 Points)
2020 Projections = 100 catches for 1,200 yards and 10 touchdowns. Good for around 230 points.
Robinson was a stud last year. He showed why he was worth so much money to Chicago.
He made incredible catches and created separation from defensive backs. Nagy really gave him a shot at being the true #1 WR and it worked really well, even with Trubisky as QB.
He played well with different quarterbacks too. If Nick Foles becomes QB then Robinson should have another great season.
If it is Trubisky, you just don’t know what you are going to get.
Regardless, I think Foles gets a chance to start and take over this job at some point during the season so there is hope for Robinson.
He has been mocked around the end of the 3rd round right now. That makes him the 12th best WR according to public consensus.
Robinson will only be 27 years old this season so its hard to imagine that he doesn’t put up great numbers again this season.
I do think Foles takes over this job by the midway point of the season. This makes me believe that Robinson would finish as a top 15 wide receiver in fantasy in 2020.
I always take 4 straight RB’s in my fantasy drafts so i won’t be taking Robinson but if he fell to me in the 4th round then I might actually consider taking him.
He would be an investment because I don’t know how many points he will get with Mitch at QB.
But by week 8 I think he and Foles has a great connection that should get you a lot of fantasy points down the stretch of your fantasy season and playoffs.
If you take WR’s early or in the 3rd round then Robinson should be a relatively safe pick for you.
13. Calvin Ridley (220 Points)
2020 Projections = 80 catches for 1,150 yards and 11 Touchdowns with 30 yards rushing. Good for around 220 points.
Dirk Koetter, the offensive coordinator says that Ridley needs to work on his route running in order to take the next step.
Ridley is an extremely hard worker and his wide receiver coach in 2018 said that Ridley burned out by the end of 2018 because he was working too hard.
Koetter also mentioned that he needed to call more plays for Ridley in the 2nd half of last season.
Koetter did and Ridley put up great numbers but then had an injury that sidelined him for the final couple of games in 2019.
Matt Ryan also needs to trust Ridley more in order for Ridley to have better production.
Traditionally, the 3rd season in the NFL is where RB’s and WR’s have a break out year or even their best season.
This is Ridley’s 3rd year. If Ridley stays healthy, I see no reason for him to make the splash into the top 10 fantasy WR’s in 2020.
I also think that the Falcons defense is nothing special and will be giving up points in 2020.
This will lead to more shootouts.
Not necessarily that the Falcons will be down a lot in games this season but that they will be in high scoring affairs.
All of these insights strongly point to Ridley having his first 1,000 yard receiving season and for him to get back into double digit touchdowns like his rookie season.
Ridley will be a steal if you can get him in your 4th round. Don’t be afraid to draft him in your 3rd round either.
14. Deandre Hopkins (220 Points)
2020 Projections = 100 catches for 1,100 yards and 10 touchdowns. Good for around 220 points.
Everyone is super quick to jump all over Hopkins.
I think there is a good reason to do so too. I am still on the fence of whether or not he will light the league up.
This offense has a lot of weapons and Kyler only threw for 20 passing touchdowns last season.
Kingsbury also likes to spread the ball around. I don’t think Hopkins will have monster numbers in 2020.
Hopkins’ average draft position is around 10th overall.
If you have read a lot of my posts then you know by now that I never take wide receivers in the 1st or 2nd round.
Same goes for Hopkins. I think his best case scenario would be 12 touchdowns, 100 catches for 1,100 yards.
That will be good for around 220 fantasy points.
You can easily get a running back who will get around 270 fantasy points at 10th overall.
Wide receivers are not worth spending high draft picks on.
15. Odell Beckham Jr. (220 Points)
2020 Projections = 90 catches for 1,150 yards and 10 touchdowns. Good for around 220 points.
If OBJ is healthy then I like him to be the Adam Theilen of this Stefanski offense.
Mayfield has better rapport with Landry than OBJ but I still like OBJ to have a really good season in 2020.
Even with OBJ hurt last season, he still had 1,000 receiving yards and 4 touchdowns.
I think in this new offense OBJ can definitely get to around 1,200 yards on 85 catches and get close to 10 touchdowns.
This would be good for around 220 fantasy points.
This would put OBJ in the top 10 fantasy wide receivers for 2020.
I don’t know, there is just something about great players not staying quiet for long.
I think this applies to OBJ in 2020.
OBJ is being drafted around the late 2nd to early 3rd round.
If he falls to you in the early 4th round then you should be pretty happy.
I would draft OBJ if he fell to me in the 4th round but not in the 3rd. I am taking running backs until the cows come home.
16. Amari Cooper (215 Points)
2020 Projections = 80 catches for 1,150 yards and 10 touchdowns. Good for around 215 points.
I think this is the year Cooper finally gets 10 receiving touchdowns.
There is no way a receiver as talented and hard working as Cooper doesn’t get 10 receiving touchdowns in a season his entire career.
This west coast offense that McCarthy will implement will help Cooper get to 10 touchdowns in 2020.
Cooper is also a lock for 1,000 or more receiving yards and 75 catches as his past years have shown.
Add 10 touchdowns and he becomes a borderline top 8 wide receiver with around 220 fantasy points in half PPR leagues.
If you don’t have a running back that you love in the early 3rd round then Cooper will be a safe play.
17. Jarvis Landry (215 Points)
2020 Projections = 95 catches for 1,200 yards and 8 touchdowns. Good for around 215 Points.
I like Jarvis a lot this season. He had the best rapport with Mayfield out of the other receivers in Cleveland in 2019.
Also, in Stefanski’s offense, they hardly ever throw to a 3rd wide receiver.
This means that Landry and OBJ will dominate the targets thrown by Mayfield.
I like Landry to easily get to 80 receptions for over 1,000 yards and close to 8 touchdowns.
He should get close to 190 points.
If that holds true then he will be a top 15 fantasy wide receiver in the NFL.
He is currently being drafted around the 6th round and that would be a great value pick for any fantasy owner.
18. DJ Moore (215 Points)
2020 Projections = 100 catches for 1,200 yards and 8 touchdowns. Good for around 215 points.
DJ is the best WR on this roster.
Last year he finished as the 18th best WR in Half PPR fantasy leagues.
DJ was able to do that with 3 different starting QB’s.
DJ plays really hard and doesn’t lack any confidence. This is exactly what you want from a wide receiver and especially one that the Panthers drafted in the first round in 2018.
DJ is also both quick and fast. Last year he had 1,100 yards receiving and 4 touchdowns. If he had 8 touchdowns then he would have been the 6th best fantasy WR last year.
In Offensive Coordinator Joe Brady’s quick passing game offense and excellent passing offense at that, I think DJ has a breakout 3rd year.
I think he will have a 100 receptions, 1,200 yards receiving and 8 touchdowns.
The Panthers will be behind a lot this year and will be forced to throw the ball.
DJ is going to benefit a lot from this.
Wide Receivers also tend to break out in their 3rd or 4th season. This will be DJ’s 3rd season. Don’t be afraid to draft DJ in the 4th round. He won’t disappoint you.
19. DJ Chark (210 Points)
2020 Projections = 80 catches for 1,100 yards and 10 touchdowns. Good for around 210 points.
This is the guy to look for come draft time. Jay Gruden has had nothing but amazing things to say about Chark.
The Jaguars coaching staff have publicly said that Chark wants to be great and that he puts in the work to be great as well.
Minshew also has great chemistry with Chark and is easily his favorite target on the roster.
Let’s also consider that the Jaguars will probably be playing from behind more often then not this upcoming season.
That means that this team will have to throw the ball a lot.
New offensive coordinator Jay Gruden already likes to throw the ball a lot and has talked about lining Chark up outside as well as in the slot.
I think Chark makes the leap this year as a top 15 WR in the NFL.
As of now Chark’s average draft position (ADP) in mock drafts has been in the 5th round. You would get a really good WR in the 5th round if Chark is available for you.
20. Tyler Lockett (210 Points)
2020 Projections = 85 catches for 1,100 yards and 10 touchdowns. Good for around 210 points.
Lockett is the clear #1 WR on this team.
I think he has another 1,000 yard receiving year and 10 touchdowns to boot.
They could sign Antonio Brown but he isn’t eligible until week 9.
They are thinking of signing Josh Gordon again but he proved to be no threat to Lockett during the 2019 season.
Lockett is QB Russell Wilson’s most reliable receiver.
Lockett is being drafted around the early 5th round. I think that is a great time to draft either your first or second wide receiver.
As long as Russell is the quarterback, somebody will benefit.
Dk Metcalf doesn’t have reliable hands and that is why Russell was lobbying for them to sign Antonio Brown.
If Russell had faith or thought Metcalf was the next Mike Evans or Julio Jones then he wouldn’t be asking for wide receiver help.
Lockett is his main guy and will be a safe lock for 80 catches, 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns. Book it.
21. Robert Woods (210 Points)
2020 Projections = 90 catches for 1,200 yards and 8 touchdowns. Good for around 210 points.
Woods is clearly Goff’s #2 favorite WR. I like Woods.
If he had a couple more touchdowns last season than he would have been a great fantasy receiver.
He is currently going in the 5th round of fantasy drafts.
I think Woods finds the end zone more in 2020. I think he also gets around 85 catches again and 1,000 yards receiving.
He no longer has to compete with Brandin Cooks for targets. Josh Reynolds should have a really good season too so maybe Reynolds could be the guy to come on strong.
Goff also really likes the tight end Higbee.
I don’t know about drafting Woods so high. My gut tells me he will have a solid year but there are a lot of questions to be answered.
I guess the safest thing to rely on is that the Rams defense is not going to be good this season.
So the Rams will have to throw a lot and that means Woods, Higbee and Kupp will all benefit from this. It’s a toss up in my opinion on drafting him in your 5th round.
22. Marquise Brown (200 Points)
2020 Projection = 75 catches for 1,050 yards and 10 touchdowns. Good for around 200 points.
Brown said this off season is the year to bet on him exploding as a fantasy wide receiver.
I actually really like the idea of Brown having a nice season in 2020.
The key for him is to stay healthy. He has elite quickness and speed to have great numbers. He is also being drafted around the 5th round and 6th round of fantasy mock drafts.
I really like the value of drafting Brown at that spot. I think he easily becomes a top 18 fantasy WR by year’s end with the ability to become a potential top 12 wide receiver.
He had 46 catches for 584 yards and 7 touchdowns last season in 11 starts. That was only his rookie season in which he wasn’t 100% for most of it.
I think Brown’s worst case numbers are 60 catches for 950 yards and 8 touchdowns. This would be good enough to be around the 17th best fantasy wide receiver in the NFL.
However, I think Brown easily beats these numbers due to Greg Roman throwing more screen passes in 2020 and how Brown really excelled in college with screen passes.
Those will be easy points for Brown to get you week in and week out.
One would assume that there will be a lot of play action bombs to Brown this season too.
I would be shocked if Brown isn’t in the top 15 of wide receivers at season’s end.
23. Marvin Jones (200 Points)
2020 Projections = 80 catches for 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns. Good for around 200 points.
I like Marvin to have a good season in 2020. I remember when he left Cincinnati a couple years ago.
Jones said then that he thought of himself as a top wide receiver in the league and didn’t have a chance to show it with the Bengals.
I found this pretty amusing as a Steelers fan but Marvin has proved me wrong.
Marvin is a lot better WR then I gave him credit for in the past.
He will be 30 years old this season but I know Marvin’s work ethic is still very high.
If Stafford is healthy the entire season then I think Marvin has a chance to get to 1,000 yards receiving and 10 touchdowns in 2020.
Of Course that is his ceiling but his floor isn’t far off from those numbers.
Marvin is currently being drafted around the 8th or 9th round.
I think that is a perfect time to draft him.
He could easily be your 2nd WR or even your flex player. He should be a safe bet for your fantasy team in 2020.
24. Will Fuller (195 Points)
2020 Projections = 80 catches for 1,100 yards and 9 touchdowns. good for around 195 points.
This is the guy worth noting out of this receiving corps.
He is the receiver that has been with Watson the longest now and is also the most talented. He was the 1st round pick for the Texans a couple year back.
However, he hasn’t played more then 11 games in the past 3 seasons.
He is extremely unreliable but when he plays he is definitely exciting to watch.
He is one of the fastest receivers in the NFL. Overall, I am not drafting him this year.
There are a lot of quality wide receivers that do not have an injury history as bad as Fuller.
If he is healthy all year then he could have a breakout year but that is a really big if.
25. Courtland Sutton (190 Points)
2020 Projections = 70 catches for 1,100 and 8 touchdowns. Good for around 190 points.
This is going to be Sutton’s 3rd season in the NFL. The 3rd seasons, for WR’s and RB’s, are usually their breakout seasons.
I am on the fence with Sutton. I think he is easily a top talent at WR in the NFL but with Pat Shurmur calling the plays and the additions of Juedy and Hamler at WR make me nervous about Sutton’s fantasy ceiling.
Especially taking him in the early 4th round.
I don’t think QB Drew Lock will throw for 30 touchdowns so that probably means between that Sutton, Juedy, Hamler and Fant, will only get around 6 touchdowns each.
Now maybe Sutton takes 2 from Fant and that gives him 8 touchdowns with about 80 receptions for a 1,200 yard season.
That would put him in the top 15 of fantasy WR’s most likely in 2020.
However, that projection is my ceiling for Sutton and that is a risk I am not willing to put a ton of faith in during this 2020 season under Pat Shurmur.
26. Tyler Boyd (190 points)
2020 Projections = 80 catches for 1,000 yards and 8 touchdowns. Good for around 190 points.
Tyler Boyd is very talented. I really like Boyd to have around 1,000 yards receiving and 8 touchdowns with Joe Burrow this season.
I really like Boyd a lot if AJ Green stay healthy. I obviously like Boyd a lot if Green isn’t healthy.
Boyd is being drafted around the 6th and 7th round.
I know that there are a lot of weapons on this offense but if Joe Burrow is going to flirt with 30 passing touchdowns and 4,000 yards then Boyd has to get close to the numbers I mentioned above.
I don’t see Burrow throwing for less than 4,000 yards and 25 touchdowns in 2020.
Since I feel so strongly about this, I feel strongly that Boyd will have a great season. Boyd should finish as a top 20 receiver in 2020.
27. Ceedee Lamb (190 Points)
2020 Projections = 80 catches for 1,050 yards receiving and 8 touchdowns. Good for around 190 points.
Ceedee Lamb is currently being drafted around the 10th round in most fantasy drafts. I think that is around the time to draft him.
The Packers will be throwing the ball more this season. They will have more west coast offensive schemes and concepts in this offense.
This means short and quick passes. Lamb has probably more reliable hands than Amari Cooper.
Lamb will definitely get you a lot of points off of catches alone.
I think Prescott throws for close to 4,500 yards and 30+ touchdowns.
If that holds true then Lamb will be getting a 1,000 yard season and around 8 touchdowns.
That would be a great pick in the 10th round of your fantasy draft.
Don’t be afraid of Gallup either, Gallup doesn’t have reliable hands.
Prescott knows this, Moore knows this and so does Jerry Jones.
That’s why Jones took a wide receiver in the 1st round. Take Lamb and don’t look back.
28. AJ Brown (185 Points)
2020 Projections = 60 catches for 1,100 yards and 8 touchdowns. Good for around 185 points.
AJ had an amazing rookie year. He and Tannehill had great chemistry.
AJ is definitely worth his average draft position of late 3rd round or early 4th round. He is probably the 2nd most gifted WR in the NFL behind Julio Jones.
I know that the Titans will run the ball a ton and that Brown will probably only have around 100 targets but he’s still worth it in my opinion.
Whenever Brown touches the ball he is electric.
His fantasy floor is probably 7 points a game but then he will have multiple 20 point games for you this season.
I would pass on Brown as your #1 WR. I think there are safer and more reliable WR’s around where he is being drafted.
29. Julian Edelman (180 Points)
2020 Projections = 90 catches for 1,000 yards and 6 touchdowns. Good for around 175 points.
The Patriots have a lot tougher schedule than the cupcake schedule they had last year. What does this mean?
This means they will be in a lot more high scoring games which means they will probably have to throw the ball a lot.
This is the only Patriot player I would bank on to be a great fantasy player this year.
The 2019 Super Bowl MVP is the real deal. A lot of people sleep on him and this makes him fall in fantasy drafts.
If Julian is available to you in the 5th round you should definitely consider taking him as your 2nd WR or even your 1st WR on your team.
Even with Cam Newton at QB, Edelman will have a solid year.
30. Justin Jefferson (180 Points)
2020 Projections = 65 catches for 950 yards and 8 touchdowns. Good for around 180 points.
I am very high on Jefferson. I think he is very polished and very smart as well. He looked like he knew exactly what coverage’s defenses played last season.
He was very smooth in finding the open spots in the defense. I think he and Kirk Cousins should hit it off really well.
I also think that he has a very high floor as well. I think Cousins throws for 28 passing touchdowns in 2020 and that 12 of them will go to Thielin.
I don’t love Obisi Johnson or Tajae Sharpe to have more then 6 combined.
This should give Jefferson around 8. Jefferson is being drafted around the 13th and 14th rounds.
I think Jefferson easily finishes as a top 25 fantasy WR in 2020.
He is going to easily start day 1 for the Vikings and has nobody behind him that can even compete with him.
I would probably reach for Jefferson in the 11th round because I have a feeling this is the obvious late round WR that everybody will be eyeing to take.
31. Emmanual Sanders (175 Points)
2020 Projections = 85 catches for 900 yards and 7 touchdowns. Good for around 175 points.
Sanders will be 33 years old this season.
The Saints have a pretty old team in general. Sanders is being drafted around the 8th round in fantasy drafts.
I think this is a little too high for me to take Sanders.
I know Sanders looks pretty good with the Saints because the Saints lacked a true #2 receiver last season and now Sanders fits that mold.
However, Sanders has never had a lot of touchdowns and has played with Big Ben and Peyton Manning.
He has only ever had over 80 receptions in a season once.
I think I can get better value in the 8th, 9th and 10th round from other receivers.
I think Sanders gets 85 receptions for 900 yards and 7 touchdowns in 2020.
32. Stefon Diggs (175 Points)
2020 Projections = 70 catches for 1,000 yards and 7 touchdowns. Good for around 175 points.
I will not be drafting any Bills WR’s this year.
Diggs has never outperformed his preseason projections.
You can blame it on Kirk Cousins or the Vikings OC but I don’t think Diggs will ever break into the upper echelon of top 5 NFL WR’s.
He’s a very good NFL WR but his fantasy potential took a major hit when he got traded to buffalo with Josh Allen’s abysmal 58% completion percentage.
The projections above are his best scenario stats. It’s best to not draft him this season.
33. DK Metcalf (170 Points)
2020 Projections = 65 catches for 950 yards and 8 touchdowns. Good for around 170 points.
Metcalf only caught 58% of the ball thrown to him. That is really bad since Russell Wilson is one of the most accurate QB’s in the NFL.
You can see it during games too that Metcalf doesn’t have sure hands.
He is constantly double catching and gripping the football.
I have never seen anybody’s hands get tremendously better once they have made it to the NFL.
Metcalf is going around the 46th overall pick in mock drafts.
I would stay away from him.
I think Pete Carroll and John Schneider are going to get Russell some help at wide receiver before then trade deadline.
There are too many risks with Metcalf and Russell Wilson knows it.
That is why Russell keeps lobbying for Antonio Brown because if Metcalf was the next Mike Evans than Russell wouldn’t be looking for wide receiver help.
Lockett will definitely finish with more points.
34. Henry Ruggs III (170 Points)
2020 Projections = 65 catches for 900 yards and 7 touchdowns with 75 yards rushing. Good for around 170 points.
Maybe I am overthinking this but after doing my research on this entire organization, I think I might actually pass on Ruggs III.
I want to draft him because I know he is a super special talent but I don’t think he will put up monster numbers.
The reason is two-fold. The first reason is that the Raiders are looking to run the ball a lot in 2020.
Gruden loves to play smash mouth football and sprinkle in some play action passes. The other reason is that the Raiders have a ton of weapons this season.
Carr loves to throw to the WR Hunter Renfrow and the tight end Darren Waller.
They also drafted Lynn Bowden Jr. who will definitely get a lot of touches. So those are 3 guys and I didn’t even mention Tyrell Williams.
So I don’t know. Maybe the Raiders phase Williams out a little bit and then Ruggs III takes a lot of his snaps.
It’s not a great feeling. Ruggs III will definitely flash big time in a couple games this season but you just don’t know which games those will be.
He is being drafted in the 14th round of fantasy drafts and I think I am going to pass on him. I would much rather have the rookie Justin Jefferson in Minnesota due to the lack of competition from other wide receivers on the Vikings’ roster.
35. Juju Smith-Schuster (165 points)
2020 Projections = 70 catches for 850 yards and 8 touchdowns. Good for around 165 Points.
I really don’t know what to make of Juju this season. I don’t think the Steelers will be throwing the ball a lot in 2020.
The Steelers defense is so good that they will probably be running the ball and protecting leads in the 4th quarter a lot this season.
Juju is obviously the #1 WR on the team but there are a lot of options for Ben to throw to this season. Ben also likes to spread the ball around to different players.
I think Juju is actually somebody I am not going to be drafting this season.
I think there is limited opportunity due to the added playmakers in Eric Ebron and rookie wide receiver Chase Claypool.
Now throw in WR’s James Washington and Diontae Johnson and i just don’t see how Juju has a lot of receptions in 2020. This is a really tough call to make but I would suggest not drafting Juju in 2020 and this is coming from a die hard Steelers fan.
36. Deebo Samuel (160 Points)
2020 Projections = 70 catches for 900 passing yards and 6 touchdowns. Good for around 160 points.
Deebo will probably miss the first 3 to 4 weeks of the season due to a Jones fracture in his foot.
These injuries have a high risk of re-injury due to the limited amount of blood flow to the foot.
The 49ers have some good receiving options so I doubt they rush Samuel back. However, once he comes back, he is for sure their #1 receiver.
The only bad thing about all of this is that head coach Kyle Shanahan loves to spread the ball around in the passing game.
No one receiver had more than 5 receiving touchdowns last season for the 49ers and Jimmy G threw for 27 touchdowns.
Jimmy G might throw for 30 this season but that would be his ceiling.
I seriously doubt that Deebo gets more than 8 touchdowns this season. So even if he was healthy, I would say Deebo gets around 70 catches for 1,000 yards and 7 touchdowns.
He might add 1 rushing touchdown and also around 150 rushing yards too. This would be good for around 24th best wide receiver in fantasy.
Ironically, he is being drafted as around the 24th best wide receiver.
I am going to have to pass on Deebo for a couple reasons. The first one being that Jimmy G and Shanahan aren’t going to be forcing the ball to 1 player on this offense.
Even though Deebo is the clear #1 option at WR, this doesn’t mean he will get the lions share of targets.
The stats above are also probably his best case scenario. That’s not a great ceiling.
Lastly, who knows how this Jones fracture plays out. There is a high chance of him reinjuring it or for it to bother him as the season goes on.
All of these factors are too risky for me to draft Deebo.
Dark Horse Pick
Terry McLaurin (185 Points)
2020 Projections with Alex Smith = 70 catches for 1,050 yards and 8 touchdowns. Good for around 185 points.
Things just got really interesting now that Alex Smith is participating in practice.
I think this is a true quarterback competition in Washington D.C.
If they really give Alex Smith a shot to start over Dwayne Haskins than I actually really like drafting McLaurin.
Haskins is super inaccurate and if he starts than there is no reason having McLaurin on your team.
However, if Alex Smith starts most of this season than McLaurin should have a pretty good year.
This is something to definitely keep an eye on.
Do Not Draft List
DeSean Jackson/Alshon Jeffery/Jalen Reagor (170 Points)
2020 Projections for DeSean Jackson = 55 catches for 950 yards and 8 touchdowns. Good for around 170 points.
There really isn’t any reason to draft any of these 3 players. Even in Wentz’s best year in 2017, no Eagles WR had more than 65 catches.
Wentz loves to throw to his tight end Zach Ertz. This offense will also look to spread the ball around to a lot of different players in general.
I think the only wide receiver that has any fantasy up side would be DeSean Jackson.
This offense will be very similar to both Kyle Shanahan’s pre snap motion and Andy Reid’s play calling.
This means that the Eagles will have a steady running game that mixes in play action throws to quick routes.
Then out of nowhere they will try and take a shot to Jackson or potentially the rookie Reagor.
I lean going with Jackson over Reagor. Jackson still has plenty in the tank and I think he can get close to 8 touchdowns this season.
Golden Tate/Darius Slayton/Sterling Shepherd
2020 Projections for each WR = I don’t think any of these WR’s get past 170 fantasy points in 2020.
Jason Garrett likes to push the ball down the field. I also think the Giants will give up a lot of points this season so they will have to throw the ball a lot.
There is not a wide receiver that I like over the other on this Giants roster.
I’m not drafting any of these players either. I’m not sold on Daniel Jones and he has also shown inconsistent decision making and accuracy.
If I had to pick one of the 3 it would Sterling Shepherd because they just paid him a lot money so that makes it look like they could feature him in 2020.
Slayton has the deep threat potential but I think his numbers were a little high last year because Tate didn’t play that much and Shepherd was hurt here and there too.
I would just stay away from drafting these 3 players.
Overall, there are better and more reliable options from round 9 through 12 in receivers.
Keenan Allen (165 Points)
2020 Projections = 80 cataches for 850 yards and 7 touchdowns. Good for around 165 points.
I really love Keenan compared to most other NFL wide receivers.
But poor Keenan, he won’t have a passing quarterback unless they trade for one this season, which isn’t going to happen. Don’t draft Keenan.
Mike Williams (150 Points)
2020 Projections = 60 catches for 750 yards and 7 touchdowns. Good for around 150 points.
Same story as Keenan Allen.
Tyrell Williams (120 Points)
2020 Projections = 55 catches for 600 receiving yards for 6 touchdowns. Good for around 120 points.
I anticipate that Carr and Mariota will throw close to 30 passing touchdowns in 2020. If that holds true then Tyrell has to get at least 7 of them.
Even if he gets 8 touchdowns, he isn’t worth drafting because he has never recorded 70 catches in a season and probably won’t this season either.
The Raiders drafted 3 receivers and Darren Waller and Hunter Renfrow also have great chemistry with Carr.
I’m going to pass on Williams this season.
Lynn Bowden Jr.
Jon Gruden is pretty gitty about this kid. Bowden Jr. is a jack of all trades player. I even think he has played a little bit of quarterback in his playing career.
He will be featured everywhere in this offense and I would expect him to get around 12 touches a game by the middle of the season.
Right before the middle of the season is when you need to consider poaching him off of the waiver wires.
Jerry Juedy (155 Points)
2020 Projections = 60 catches for 800 yards and 8 touchdowns. Good for around 155 points.
I’m not drafting Juedy this season.
I think he is an incredible talent and I loved watching him at Alabama but Sutton is the number 1, Hamler is a great #3 and Pat Shurmur is the play caller.
Those are all 3 big reasons not to draft Juedy on your team this season.
Sammy Watkins (140 Points)
2020 Projections = 60 catches for 750 yards and 6 touchdowns. Good for around 140 points.
There are so many weapons for Patty Mahomes to throw the ball to. Sammy Watkins only had 50 receptions last season and 3 touchdowns.
I think all of his touchdowns were in week 1 against the Jags too.
Watkins is projected to be taken in the 10th or 11th round. That would be a terrible selection.
You have no idea if Watkins will be a guy that Reid focuses to get the ball to each week.
You really don’t know who is going to get the ball any given week.
There are a lot more predictable and just as talented WR’s in the 10th and 11th round. Don’t draft Watkins.
Not Worth Projecting.
Hardman isn’t somebody I would draft either. There are literally 6 amazing receiving options on the Chiefs.
You will never know when Hardman gets his 20 point games.
Hardman will have 3 really good games in 2020 but trying to figure out which games those will be will make him not worth having on your fantasy team.
Don’t draft Hardman.
Christian Kirk/Larry Fitzgerald (140 Points)
2020 Projections for each WR = 60 catches for 750 yards and 6 touchdowns. Good for around 140 points.
Kirk was somewhat of a disappointment in 2019. He had a lot of drops and didn’t capitalize off of his promising rookie season.
I think there are too many weapons around Kyler Murray that Kirk’s upside is very limited.
I don’t think Murray is quite there yet as a pure passer either. I only see Kirk’s best case scenario being 80 catches for 850 yards receiving and 7 touchdowns.
That will be good for around 30th best wide receiver in fantasy.
I don’t love that value at around the 8th round which is where Kirk is being mock drafted at. There are better options.
Larry Fitz, I think this might be his last season.
I think he gets around the same stats as Kirk. Somewhere around 800 yards receiving and 6 touchdowns.
Fitz is being drafted around the 15th round.
I actually like taking Fitz around this time.
He would be a great 4th or 5th string option to have when you think the Cardinals will be in shootouts.
Diontae Johnson (165 Points)
2020 Projections = 70 catches for 850 yards and 8 touchdowns. Good for around 165 points.
A lot of people are high on Diontae this season. I can understand why but the Steelers team in 2020 doesn’t look great for his potential.
The Steelers defense looks to be really good this season. This means the Steelers probably wont need to throw the ball that much in 2020.
They should rely heavily on the run game and protect leads in the 4th quarter.
Now add in a better receiving tight end and a 2nd round rookie wide receiver and you will start to question when will Diontae get a lot of targets.
The answer is that he probably won’t get a ton of targets this season. The projections above are definitely near his best case scenario numbers.
I’m not drafting Diontae this season.
Jamison Crowder (165 Points)
2020 Projections = 85 catches 900 yards and 6 touchdowns. Good for around 165 points.
Crowder is Darnolds man crush.
Darnold targeted Crowder an absurd amount of the time last year.
This was probably due to the Jets having a really untalented receiving group last season. In 2020, this offense has a little more promise.
Although the O-line looks to be better, it’s still a big if and is a risk to bet on.
Regardless, the Jets will probably be behind in a lot of games this year or in high scoring games so they will be throwing the ball.
Gase loves throwing the ball and Darnold loves throwing to Crowder.
I would definitely consider drafting Crowder. Crowder is projected to be drafted around the 12th round.
That would be a perfect time to take him. Great value for Crowder in the 12th round.
Crowder is the only receiver on the team that has rapport with Darnold and knows the playbook in the weird Covid-19 off season.
This is a good bet to play on.
With Robbie Anderson departed, it looks like Perriman will have a chance to be the #1 WR in NY. Well, not exactly.
Perriman had a good couple of games late in the season for the Buccaneers when Mike Evans was injured.
So much that now he has a chance to make a name for himself with the Jets.
However, the Jets drafted Denzel Mims and Sam Darnold has always enjoyed throwing to Chris Herndon and Jamison Crowder.
I like Perriman but I wouldn’t draft him with so many question marks on this Jets team. Same advice would go for Denzel Mims here too.
John Brown (140 Points)
2020 Projections = 60 catches for 750 yards and 6 touchdowns. Good for around 140 points.
John Brown had a nice fantasy year in 2019 and finished 19th amongst all WR’s.
The addition of Stefon Diggs will definitely hurt Brown’s fantasy stock.
Diggs became vocal in Minnesota when he was not getting enough targets his way.
Diggs will command his share of targets from a QB that isn’t very accurate to begin with.
I don’t see Brown having a chance to shine this year. Don’t bother drafting Brown.
TY Hilton (160 Points)
2020 Projections = 70 catches for 900 yards and 6 touchdowns. Good for around 160 points.
TY Hilton is 30 years old and turns 31 in November.
He has missed 8 games the past 2 seasons.
It’s hard to really believe that he is able to stay healthy the entire season.
It always feels like he misses a game or is on the injury report.
He plays injured most of all his seasons in the league.
TY has also never scored more than 7 touchdowns in the NFL.
I think Philip Rivers throws 28 touchdowns this year and I think TY gets 6 of those 28.
I also think that TY misses at least 3 games this season and will only end up with around 70 catches for 900 yards.
I think Rivers shares the ball with all of the receivers on the team.
I am going to stay away from TY this year as well because people are drafting him in the 4th round of fantasy drafts right now.
This is WAY too high to be taking a chance on TY Hilton.
Brandin Cooks (150 Points)
2020 Projections = 65 catches for 850 yards and 7 touchdowns. Good for around 150 points.
The Texans receiving corps is either old or injury prone.
Cooks is a little bit of both. He has struggled with around 5 concussions in his career.
His play has considerably declined. I am not taking a chance on Cooks this year.
He also doesn’t have the best of hands.
The only bright spot for Cooks is that, according to Bill Belichick, he is an extremely hard worker.
I think Cooks has a nice little year for him but not worthy of my fantasy team. I will project 900 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns.