NFL Fantasy Preview: Ranking the WRs
By Outer Banks Voice on September 10, 2020
Top 10 Wide Receivers
In this final installment of our 2020 Fantasy Football preview, we look at the wide receivers, often the most valuable players on any team — real or Fantasy.
By Aaron Jurkowitz | Outer Banks Voice
Allen Robinson (nfl.com)
- Allen Robinson (Bears): Robinson is one of the most underrated wide receivers in the league and should continue to be. Last year with the highly questionable Mitchell Trubisky as his quarterback, Robinson had 98 receptions for 1,147 receiving yards and 7 touchdowns.
DJ Moore (nfl.com)
- DJ Moore (Panthers): Moore had a great year last year with QB’s like Kyle Allen throwing to him, catching 87 passes for 1,175 yards. This year with Teddy Bridgewater running the show, he can have a great year.
Cooper Kupp (therams.com)
- Cooper Kupp (Rams): Kupp caught 94 passes for 10 TDs last season. And while I think Cam Akers and Darrell Henderson are a solid running back duo, the Rams will still be a pass first team which means he’ll have a similar year this season.
Chris Godwin (buccaneers.com)
- Chris Godwin (Bucs): Godwin was a lot of people’s breakout candidate last year and he proved all those people right. This season, Tom Brady will target him more than Mike Evans because the main part of Evan’s game is going deep and Brady’s arm isn’t what it used to be.
Kenny Golladay (detroitlions.com)
- Kenny Golladay (Lions:): Golladay led the NFL in receiving touchdowns last year with 11 and only had Quarterback Matt Stafford for 8 games. With Stafford back and hopefully able to stay on the field, Golladay will have a monster year.
Davante Adams (packers.com)
- Davante Adams (Packers): Adams put up good stats last year with 997 receiving yards in 12 games. This year, if he stays healthy, he will have a huge year. He is by far the best wide receiver the Packers have, so look for Aaron Rodgers to target him a lot.
Tyreek Hill (nfl.com)
- Tyreek Hill (Chiefs): Hill had a down year last year with of an injury that kept him sidelined for part of the season. Yes, the Chiefs have a ton of weapons but that won’t stop the speed burner him from having a great year on the receiving end of Patrick Mahomes’ tosses.
Deandre Hopkins (nfl.com)
- Deandre Hopkins (Cardinals): D-Hop is going to have a lot of catches next year in Kliff Kingsbury’s air raid offense with Kyler Murray throwing him passes. And he will remain among one of the best wide receivers in the league this year.
Julio Jones (atlantafalcons.com)
- Julio Jones (Falcons): I personally think Jones is the best wide receiver in the league and he will put up crazy stats again this year. In the last 6 years Jones has amassed a total of 9,388 receiving yards in addition to 37 touchdowns.
Michael Thomas (neworleanssaints.com)
- Michael Thomas (Saints): Last season, Thomas broke Marvin Harrison’s record for most receptions in a single season in NFL history with 149. And while that might be hard to repeat, he is a good bet to once again lead the league in catches.
Marquise Brown (Ravens): As a Raven fan, I fully expect Hollywood to break out this year and maybe even exceed 1,000 receiving yards. He put on some muscle this offseason, so this year he can hopefully be more durable as well.
Will Fuller (Texans): If Fuller can stay healthy this year, and that is a big if, he will be a top 10 fantasy wide receiver this year. Last year he had a game where he had 14 catches for 217 yards and 3 touchdowns, which shows what he’s capable of.
Darius Slayton (Giants): Slayton had a very underrated rookie year and I believe he could have a great sophomore year and will be the Giants’ leading receiver.
Avoid on Draft Day
DJ Chark (Jaguars): Chark had a good year last year, getting over 1,000 receiving yards. But expect him to regress this year, in part because of the bad team around him.
Juju Smith-Schuster (Steelers): Juju had a down year, and yes, it is partly because Big Ben was injured. But I think it has to do a lot with the fact that Antonio Brown is no longer there which means Juju is getting all the attention from the defensive backs.
Steffon Diggs (Bills): This has nothing to do with Diggs himself, just the quarterback who he is now playing with. Last year, according to Pro Football Focus Josh Allen completed just 24% and had a 64 Passer Rating on balls thrown at least 20 yard. Which just so happens to be Diggs’ specialty.