Fantasy Football WR Rankings

1.
Davante Adams
Healthy
Height / Weight
6'1" / 215 lbs.
Date of Birth (Age)
12/24/1992 (27)
RECEIVING RUSHING FANTASY
SEASON TEAM REC TGTS YDS TD LNG YDS/TGT YDS/REC ATT YDS AVG TD FPTS/G FPTS
2018 GB 111 169 1,386 13 57 8.2 12.5 0 0 0.0 0 14.6 218.6
2019 GB 83 127 997 5 58 7.9 12.0 0 0 0.0 0 10.8 129.7
2020 GB 98 152 1,258 12 0 8.3 12.8 0 0 0.0 0 12.2 195.8

Davante Adam’s 2019 campaign was derailed due to injury after Week 4, in which he posted 10 receptions for 180 yards. Once Adams returned from injury, from Week 9-16, he posted 127.6 fantasy points, which ranked 6th among WRs in PPR scoring. Despite missing 4 games, among WRs, Adams finished tied-12th in receptions (83), tied-2nd in Red Zone Targets (23), and 3rd in total Target Share with a 30.3% Target Share. Even in a season haunted by a turf toe injury, Adams maintained his elite-level of play and is primed for a massive rebound season in 2020.

Green Bay elected not to draft a complimentary WR in the 2020 NFL Draft, leaving Adams as Aaron Rodgers’ number 1 weapon. Adams thrives when handling the bulk of the workload in the passing game. The addition of free-agent WR Devin Funchess does not impact Adam’s fantasy production; having another suitable WR on the outside should allow Adams to dominate various areas of the field. Adam’s touchdown numbers dropped in 2019, after finishing with double-digit touchdowns from 2016-18, so getting into the end zone more in 2020 should be high on his priorities. Adams is one of the most reliable pass-catchers in the league, hauling in over 70 receptions in 4-straight seasons. I expect Adam’s to return to his 2018 form (WR2 in PPR), continuing to command a massive target share for the Packers, with a serious chance of finishing 2020 as a top-2 fantasy WR. Michael Thomas is the only wide receiver I would consider drafting before Adams in fantasy this season.

Packers 2019 Target Distribution
2019 Game Logs
WEEK OPP FPTS PERFORMANCE
1 @CHI 3.6
 
2 MIN 10.6
 
3 @SF 13.8
 
4 PHI 18.0
 
5
 
6
 
7
 
8
 
9 @LAC 4.1
 
10 CAR 11.8
 
11
 
12 @SF 12.3
 
13 @NYG 18.4
 
14 WAS 4.1
 
15 CHI 16.3
 
16 @MIN 9.6
 
17 @DET 15.3
 

2.
Michael Thomas
Healthy
Height / Weight
6'3" / 212 lbs.
Date of Birth (Age)
3/3/1993 (27)
RECEIVING RUSHING FANTASY
SEASON TEAM REC TGTS YDS TD LNG YDS/TGT YDS/REC ATT YDS AVG TD FPTS/G FPTS
2018 NO 125 147 1,405 9 72 9.6 11.2 0 0 0.0 0 11.9 190.5
2019 NO 149 185 1,725 9 49 9.3 11.6 1 -9 -9.0 0 14.1 225.6
2020 NO 144 163 1,378 9 0 8.5 9.6 2 0 0.0 0 12.0 191.8

Now widely regarded as the best wide receiver in football, Thomas comes off a historic 2019 campaign in which he set an all-time NFL record with 149 receptions. Additionally, Thomas led the league with 1,725 receiving yards and 26 red-zone targets.

No position player offers a higher floor that Thomas, who exceeded double-digit targets in 12-of-16 games and whose quietest performance (Week 13) still resulted in six grabs and 10-plus PPR points. The main catalyst for Thomas's production is his elite hands, which resulted in a league-best 94.9% True Catch Rate- the highest of his career to date.

Still just 27, Thomas is just about to enter his prime and remains one of the most secure options in all of fantasy football with QB Drew Brees at the helm of the Saints' high-octane attack. While scooping up running backs early in fantasy drafts remains a viable strategy, targeting the best wideout in the game offers the safest return-on-investment of any first-rounder. Whether it's dynasty, redraft, standard, or PPR, Michael Thomas should be a top-10 selection in every fantasy football league.

Saints 2019 Target Distribution
2019 Game Logs
WEEK OPP FPTS PERFORMANCE
1 MIN 0.7
 
2 @LAR 8.9
 
3 @NYJ 9.9
 
4 DAL 9.5
 
5 TB 30.2
 
6 @JAX 8.9
 
7 @CHI 13.1
 
8 ARI 16.3
 
9
 
10 ATL 15.2
 
11 @TB 17.4
 
12 CAR 16.1
 
13 @ATL 4.8
 
14 SF 19.4
 
15 IND 18.8
 
16 @TEN 19.6
 
17 @CAR 3.7
 

3.
Tyreek Hill
Healthy
Height / Weight
5'10" / 185 lbs.
Date of Birth (Age)
3/1/1994 (26)
RECEIVING RUSHING FANTASY
SEASON TEAM REC TGTS YDS TD LNG YDS/TGT YDS/REC ATT YDS AVG TD FPTS/G FPTS
2018 KC 87 137 1,479 12 75 10.8 17.0 22 151 6.9 1 15.1 241.0
2019 KC 58 89 860 7 57 9.7 14.8 8 23 2.9 0 10.9 130.3
2020 KC 85 129 1,237 8 0 9.6 14.6 15 109 7.3 1 11.7 186.6

Perhaps no player in the NFL offers the week-to-week explosive potential that Tyreek Hill brings to the table. A threat to score each and every time he touches the ball, Hill battled injuries last season but still managed to put up a 51/844/7 line in the 10 games he was healthy. That's an 82/1,350/11 pace over a full 16-game slate.As one of the premier deep threats in the NFL, Hill warrants a ton of respect from defensive backs. Per Fantasy Data's Advanced Efficiency Metrics, Hill was third in the league with an average of 1.97 yards of separation per target. With a healthy Patrick Mahomes under center and the addition of first-round stud RB Clyde Edwards-Helaire, Kansas City's offense only looks that much more potent and that should provide even more downfield big-play opportunities for Hill. In addition to his immense ceiling, Hill has an extremely high floor. He's certainly in the conversation to be a top-5 fantasy wideout regardless of format. That makes Hill an intriguing target in the second round and one that offers league-winning upside.

Chiefs 2019 Target Distribution
2019 Game Logs
WEEK OPP FPTS PERFORMANCE
1 @JAX 2.1
 
2 HOU 2.5
 
3 TEN 19.4
 
4 SF 10.5
 
5
 
6 HOU 20.0
 
7 @DEN 13.4
 
8 GB 8.1
 
9 MIN 20.5
 
10 @TEN 22.0
 
11 @LAC 0.0
 
12
 
13 LV 5.1
 
14 @NE 7.0
 
15 DEN 18.8
 
16 @CHI 7.2
 
17 LAC 6.1
 

4.
Julio Jones
Healthy
Height / Weight
6'3" / 220 lbs.
Date of Birth (Age)
2/8/1989 (31)
RECEIVING RUSHING FANTASY
SEASON TEAM REC TGTS YDS TD LNG YDS/TGT YDS/REC ATT YDS AVG TD FPTS/G FPTS
2018 ATL 113 170 1,677 8 58 9.9 14.8 2 12 6.0 0 13.3 212.9
2019 ATL 99 157 1,394 6 54 8.9 14.1 2 -3 -1.5 0 11.7 175.1
2020 ATL 104 161 1,443 7 0 9.0 13.9 2 13 6.5 0 11.6 185.6

Few players can offer the consistency that Julio Jones brings to the table. In each of the past six seasons, Jones has finished as a top-7 fantasy wideout while averaging 104 receptions and 1,565 yards. Selecting Jones in the first or second round has been a winning formula for a long time and there are no indications that that trend will end any time soon.

About the only thing that has plagued Jones has been lack of touchdowns. Only once in his storied career has he surpassed double-digit scores, but that could change in 2020. TE Austin Hooper, who joined the Cleveland Browns via free agency, is vacating a whopping 18 red-zone targets, which were two more than Jones commanded all season. New tight end Hayden Hurst will certainly factor in but the 6-foot-3 Jones should see a significant increase in red-zone targets, which should help boost those scoring numbers.

The Falcons also play an appealing schedule for wideouts, with six games against the defensive-challenged NFC South and also includes tilts against Detroit and Minnesota squads that ranked in the top 7 of fantasy points allowed to wideouts. It gets even better during the fantasy playoffs as Jones gets matchups with the Saints and two games against Tampa Bay to close out the season.

Falcons 2019 Target Distribution
2019 Game Logs
WEEK OPP FPTS PERFORMANCE
1 @MIN 9.1
 
2 PHI 22.6
 
3 @IND 18.8
 
4 TEN 5.3
 
5 @HOU 4.2
 
6 @ARI 10.8
 
7 LAR 9.3
 
8 SEA 15.2
 
9
 
10 @NO 7.9
 
11 @CAR 8.7
 
12 TB 6.8
 
13
 
14 CAR 6.6
 
15 @SF 25.4
 
16 JAX 16.6
 
17 @TB 7.8
 

5.
Mike Evans
Mike Evans WR 5
Height / Weight
6'5" / 231 lbs.
Date of Birth (Age)
8/21/1993 (26)
RECEIVING RUSHING FANTASY
SEASON TEAM REC TGTS YDS TD LNG YDS/TGT YDS/REC ATT YDS AVG TD FPTS/G FPTS
2018 TB 86 139 1,524 8 72 11.0 17.7 0 0 0.0 1 12.8 204.4
2019 TB 67 118 1,157 8 67 9.8 17.3 0 0 0.0 0 12.7 165.7
2020 TB 89 132 1,361 8 0 10.3 15.3 0 0 0.0 0 11.5 184.1

Hyping up Tom Brady's next Randy Moss has been an annual tradition in fantasy football. It's also been a losing strategy as the Patriots failed to ever develop that elite outside threat. But now removed from New England and in Tampa, Brady finally has that type of talent in Mike Evans, a physical freak (6-5, 230) who has surpassed 1,000 receiving yards in each of his six NFL seasons and averaged eight touchdowns annually.

With Brady under center in place of Jameis Winston, Evans should see improved placement and accuracy. While Winston threw an NFL-worst 49 interceptable passes, Brady mustered only 17. Bruce Arians is an aggressive coach and while the Bucs won't have to be playing from behind quite as much, Arians will allow Brady the freedom to challenge defenders in tight windows and jump balls.

This should be extremely beneficial for Evans, who ranked 10th in the league last season with 28 contested targets but came down with only nine of those throws. With Chris Godwin emerging as one of the most dangerous inside receivers in the game, Evans should see more one-on-one coverage opportunities, and combined with Brady's touch and timing is going to have some monster games en route to another WR1 season.

Buccaneers 2019 Target Distribution
2019 Game Logs
WEEK OPP FPTS PERFORMANCE
1 SF 2.8
 
2 @CAR 6.1
 
3 NYG 37.0
 
4 @LAR 14.9
 
5 @NO 0.0
 
6 CAR 11.6
 
7
 
8 @TEN 31.8
 
9 @SEA 24.0
 
10 ARI 8.2
 
11 NO 6.9
 
12 @ATL 5.0
 
13 @JAX 5.3
 
14 IND 12.1
 
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16
 
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