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Mike Tagliere’s Early 2020 Fantasy Football Rankings: Wide Receivers

by Mike Tagliere | @MikeTagliereNFL | Featured Writer
Jun 10, 2020

Michael Thomas is likely the No. 1 receiver on everyone’s board

The NFL schedule has been released. The draft is over. Most of the top-tier free agents have signed. It’s getting closer to that time of the year we all know and love. Fantasy football draft season. Projections aren’t something that happen overnight. It’s a tedious process where I do everything manually. I already had rankings put together, but once you do projections, you must move certain players.

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That process has begun, and it’s shifted plenty of players around. Because of that, I wanted to share some early 2020 fantasy football rankings with you. Today, it’ll be wide receivers. Should you take them early? Last year, it was the running backs who offered the most value, while some top-tier wide receivers were considered busts. Because of that, running backs are dominating the early portions of drafts. Should they? No matter which route you take, here’s how I currently value them.

Here are the links to the other positions:
Quarterback Rankings and Tiers
Running Back Rankings and Tiers
Tight End Rankings and Tiers

The Can’t Miss Tier

1. Michael Thomas (NO)
2. Davante Adams (GB)
3. Julio Jones (ATL)

Might Be a Bumpy Ride but You’ll Live With it

4. Tyreek Hill (KC)
5. DeAndre Hopkins (ARI)

Highly Targeted Slot Machines

6. Chris Godwin (TB)
7. JuJu Smith-Schuster (PIT)

The 1A/1B Receivers

8. Odell Beckham Jr. (CLE)
9. Kenny Golladay (DET)
11. Amari Cooper (DAL)
12. Mike Evans (TB)
13. Calvin Ridley (ATL)

High Volume in Bad Offense

10. Allen Robinson (CHI)
14. D.J. Moore (CAR)
15. Adam Thielen (MIN)

115-Targets Should Be A Lock

16. Tyler Lockett (SEA)
17. Cooper Kupp (LAR)
18. Robert Woods (LAR)
20. Terry McLaurin (WAS)

Do They Take the Next Step Tier

19. A.J. Brown (TEN)
21. Deebo Samuel (SF)
23. D.K. Metcalf (SEA)
24. D.J. Chark (JAX)

More Competition for Targets in 2020

22. A.J. Green (CIN)
25. DeVante Parker (MIA)
26. Courtland Sutton (DEN)
27. T.Y. Hilton (IND)

Proven Vets with Lower Ceiling

28. Keenan Allen (LAC)
29. Jarvis Landry (CLE)
30. Tyler Boyd (CIN)

Boom or Bust WR3 Options

31. Brandin Cooks (HOU)
32. Will Fuller (HOU)
35. Michael Gallup (DAL)
37. Marvin Jones (DET)

Proven Producers in Different Situations

33. Julian Edelman (NE)
34. Stefon Diggs (BUF)

Emerging Talent

36. Diontae Johnson (PIT)
38. Christian Kirk (ARI)
39. Marquise Brown (BAL)
41. Jerry Jeudy (DEN)
42. Henry Ruggs (LV)
43. CeeDee Lamb (DAL)

Targets Will Be There but Not Exciting

40. Sterling Shepard (NYG)
44. Jamison Crowder (NYJ)
45. Alshon Jeffery (PHI)

High-Round Talent That’s Disappointed

46. Mike Williams (LAC)
47. Anthony Miller (CHI)

Too Many Mouths to Be Consistent

48. Darius Slayton (NYG)
49. John Brown (BUF)
50. Robby Anderson (CAR)

If They Get Targets, They’ll Produce

51. Preston Williams (MIA)
52. Mecole Hardman (KC)
53. Justin Jefferson (MIN)

Oldies Who Can Contribute

54. DeSean Jackson (PHI)
55. Golden Tate (NYG)

They Haven’t Panned Out but Things Change Quickly

56. Sammy Watkins (KC)
57. Corey Davis (TEN)
58. Curtis Samuel (CAR)
60. Breshad Perriman (NYJ)

Hidden Gems with Eight-Plus Touchdown Upside?

59. Michael Pittman (IND)
62. Allen Lazard (GB)
63. Denzel Mims (NYJ)
64. Jalen Reagor (PHI)

Boring but Solid Floor Bye Week Options

61. Cole Beasley (BUF)
65. Emmanuel Sanders (NO)
66. Dede Westbrook (JAX)
68. Hunter Renfrow (LV)
69. Larry Fitzgerald (ARI)
73. Randall Cobb (HOU)
74. Danny Amendola (DET)
75. Russell Gage (ATL)

Should Have a Larger Role in 2020

70. Parris Campbell (IND)
71. N’Keal Harry (NE)



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Mike Tagliere is a featured writer at FantasyPros. For more from Mike, check out his archive and follow him @MikeTagliereNFL.