2020 Fantasy Football Rankings: Wide Receivers 41-60


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2020 Fantasy Football Rankings - Wide Receivers (Sept. 8):
Top 10 | 11-20 | 21-40 | 41-60 | 61-100


Other Positions: QB | RB | TE | Top 250 | Sleepers | Busts

  1. Jarvis Landry, WR, Browns. Bye: 9.
    Thanks to Odell Beckham Jr.’s sports hernia, Jarvis Landry was the Browns’ top receiver last year. Landry caught 83 passes for 1,174 yards and six touchdowns. Landry figures to have another solid season in 2020, especially if Baker Mayfield bounces back under a better coaching staff. However, he could miss some time with a hip injury.

    Projected 2020 Fantasy Stats: 75 catches. 1,010 yards. 6 total TDs.
    Projected 2020 Fantasy Points: 137.
    Projected 2020 PPR Fantasy Points: 212.

  2. Anthony Miller, WR, Bears. Bye: 11.
    JUNE 26 UPDATE: Bears receiving coach Mike Furrey talked up Anthony Miller’s enhanced preparation schedule, citing that it was the catalyst for his improvement at the end of last season. Miller had a very strong surge at the end of 2019, so if Furrey is correct, that’ll carry over into this year. Miller’s ADP is currently 12.06, making him a great bargain in the double-digit rounds.

    Anthony Miller struggled early in 2019, but quickly caught fire toward the end of the season. He routinely saw a large number of targets each week, so perhaps that will carry over into 2020. Nick Foles being under center should help Miller.

    Projected 2020 Fantasy Stats: 84 catches. 990 yards. 6 total TDs.
    Projected 2020 Fantasy Points: 135.
    Projected 2020 PPR Fantasy Points: 219.

  3. Preston Williams, WR, Dolphins. Bye: 11.
    AUG. 25 UPDATE: Preston Williams has been impressive in training camp, per Adam Beasley of the Miami Herald. Williams thrived in last year’s camp, as well as the early parts of the season, but he was lost to a torn ACL. Williams could make a big leap in his second year.

    Preston Williams showed lots of promise in his upstart rookie campaign. He caught 32 passes for 428 yards and three touchdowns in just eight games. Williams has tons of talent and could make a big leap in 2020.

    Projected 2020 Fantasy Stats: 69 catches. 920 yards. 7 total TDs.
    Projected 2020 Fantasy Points: 134.
    Projected 2020 PPR Fantasy Points: 203.



  4. Brandin Cooks, WR, Texans. Bye: 8.
    Brandin Cooks a diminished role with the Rams last year, particularly late in the year when Tyler Higbee was being used more often. It’s tough to get behind Cooks as a solid option in 2020, even if he’s with a better quarterback now in Houston.

    Projected 2020 Fantasy Stats: 70 catches. 980 yards. 6 total TDs.
    Projected 2020 Fantasy Points: 134.
    Projected 2020 PPR Fantasy Points: 204.

  5. Breshad Perriman, WR, Jets. Bye: 11.
    Breshad Perriman was considered a first-round bust. And then the end of the 2019 season happened. Perriman finally emerged as the dominant receiver Ozzie Newsome envisioned when he spent a first-round pick on him. Whether this was a fluke or not remains to be seen. Perriman has a chance to continue his high level of play into 2020, as he’ll be one of the top receivers on the Jets’ roster. The problem is that Adam Gase will be coaching him. As we’ve seen, Gase is toxic to fantasy outputs.

    Projected 2020 Fantasy Stats: 63 catches. 970 yards. 6 total TDs.
    Projected 2020 Fantasy Points: 133.
    Projected 2020 PPR Fantasy Points: 196.

  6. Justin Jefferson, WR, Vikings. Bye: 7.
    Justin Jefferson is an outstanding receiver who fits well into Minnesota’s offense. If he starts immediately in the slot, his fantasy production in his rookie season should be very high. He should be the No. 2 option in the passing game in 2020.

    Projected 2020 Fantasy Stats: 68 catches. 900 yards. 7 total TDs.
    Projected 2020 Fantasy Points: 132.
    Projected 2020 PPR Fantasy Points: 200.



  7. Michael Gallup, WR, Cowboys. Bye: 10.
    Michael Gallup was just an inconsistent deep threat as a rookie, but he made huge strides in his second season to become a more complete receiver. Gallup should continue to improve, but his targets will drop because of CeeDee Lamb’s arrival.

    Projected 2020 Fantasy Stats: 56 catches. 860 yards. 6 total TDs.
    Projected 2020 Fantasy Points: 132.
    Projected 2020 PPR Fantasy Points: 188.

  8. Golden Tate, WR, Giants. Bye: 11.
    Golden Tate developed a strong rapport with Daniel Jones, as he caught 49 passes for 676 yards and six touchdowns despite missing five games. Tate once again projects as a solid fantasy option in 2020, especially with Jones gaining more experience.

    Projected 2020 Fantasy Stats: 70 catches. 930 yards. 6 total TDs.
    Projected 2020 Fantasy Points: 129.
    Projected 2020 PPR Fantasy Points: 199.

  9. Hunter Renfrow, WR, Raiders. Bye: 6.
    Hunter Renfrow was just a fifth-round rookie last year, and yet he developed a great rapport with Derek Carr to close out the year. In his final two games, when he returned from an injury, he caught a combined 13 passes for 209 yards and two touchdowns.

    Projected 2020 Fantasy Stats: 78 catches. 930 yards. 6 total TDs.
    Projected 2020 Fantasy Points: 129.
    Projected 2020 PPR Fantasy Points: 207.



  10. John Brown, WR, Bills. Bye: 11.
    John Brown was once just a deep threat, but he evolved into a much more polished receiver this past season. He caught 72 passes for 1,060 yards and six touchdowns, numbers that would be better had Josh Allen not commanded usage as a scrambler. Brown should continue to be a potent threat in Buffalo’s offense, but his fantasy upside has been curbed by the Stefon Diggs trade.

    Projected 2020 Fantasy Stats: 67 catches. 990 total yards. 5 total TDs.
    Projected 2020 Fantasy Points: 129.
    Projected 2020 PPR Fantasy Points: 196.

  11. Alshon Jeffery, WR, Eagles. Bye: 9.
    JULY 15 UPDATE: Alshon Jeffery is “almost certain” to begin the year on the PUP list, according to Jimmy Kempski of Philly Voice. This isn’t too much of a surprise, but it’s still a negative for Jeffery that there continues to be a growing sentiment that he’ll miss the first six weeks of the season.

    JUNE 18 UPDATE: Alshon Jeffery has no timetable to return from his Lisfranc injury, according to Doug Pederson. This is far from a surprise, as Jeffery has been struggling with injuries his entire career. Lisfranc injuries are problematic, making Jeffery very risky.

    Alshon Jeffery has immense issues staying healthy. He played just 10 games last year, and he wasn’t 100 percent in a couple of other contests in which he suited up. Jeffery will be a viable WR2 if healthy, but he’s difficult to trust.

    Projected 2020 Fantasy Stats: 60 catches. 770 yards. 6 total TDs.
    Projected 2020 Fantasy Points: 128.
    Projected 2020 PPR Fantasy Points: 188.

  12. James Washington, WR, Steelers. Bye: 8.
    James Washington disappointed as a rookie, but worked hard in the offseason and emerged as a potent downfield threat in his sophomore campaign. Washington caught 44 passes for 735 yards and three touchdowns. His numbers would’ve been much better had he been paired with a better quarterback. Perhaps that’ll be the case in 2020 if Ben Roethlisberger can stay healthy.

    Projected 2020 Fantasy Stats: 60 catches. 980 yards. 5 total TDs.
    Projected 2020 Fantasy Points: 128.
    Projected 2020 PPR Fantasy Points: 188.



  13. Kenny Stills, WR, Texans. Bye: 8.
    Kenny Stills was an inconsistent producer this past season, doing more when Will Fuller was out of the lineup. DeAndre Hopkins’ departure and Fuller’s dubious injury history means Stills will have more decent opportunities in 2020.

    Projected 2020 Fantasy Stats: 66 catches. 910 yards. 6 total TDs.
    Projected 2020 Fantasy Points: 127.
    Projected 2020 PPR Fantasy Points: 193.

  14. Sterling Shepard, WR, Giants. Bye: 11.
    Sterling Shepard is not a big-play threat, but he’s a steady option who catches five or six passes each week. He’s much better in PPR formats.

    Projected 2020 Fantasy Stats: 81 catches. 960 yards. 5 total TDs.
    Projected 2020 Fantasy Points: 126.
    Projected 2020 PPR Fantasy Points: 207.

  15. Jalen Reagor, WR, Eagles. Bye: 9.
    Jalen Reagor is raw, but he has great upside with his speed and downfield play-making ability. Plus, he’ll be playing with Carson Wentz, so there’s potential for a big rookie season if he can develop quickly.

    Projected 2020 Fantasy Stats: 46 catches. 740 yards. 6 total TDs.
    Projected 2020 Fantasy Points: 125.
    Projected 2020 PPR Fantasy Points: 171.

  16. Laviska Shenault, WR, Jaguars. Bye: 7.
    AUG. 15 UPDATE: Laviska Shenault has been a major standout in training camp thus far, with Gardner Minshew calling him a “freak.”This is hardly a surprise, as Shenault would’ve been a top-15 draft choice if it weren’t for injury concerns. Despite being a rookie, Shenault makes for a high-upside sleeper in the final rounds.

    Laviska Shenault was once considered a top-10 prospect, but injuries derailed his draft stock. If he can stay healthy, he can become a dominant receiver, especially in 2021 if Trevor Lawrence joins the team.

    Projected 2020 Fantasy Stats: 50 catches. 750 yards. 5 total TDs.
    Projected 2020 Fantasy Points: 125.
    Projected 2020 PPR Fantasy Points: 175.

  17. Robby Anderson, WR, Panthers. Bye: 13.
    Robby Anderson signed with the Panthers, where he’ll play in a crowded receiving corps comprised of D.J. Moore and Curtis Samuel. Don’t forget about Christian McCaffrey either, as he’ll continue to see most of the targets. This was not an ideal fit for Anderson.

    Projected 2020 Fantasy Stats: 60 catches. 880 yards. 6 total TDs.
    Projected 2020 Fantasy Points: 124.
    Projected 2020 PPR Fantasy Points: 184.

  18. Steven Sims Jr., WR, Redskins. Bye: 8.
    AUG. 19 UPDATE: Steven Sims is running as a starter receiver alongside Terry McLaurin in Redskins’ training camp. I was glad to see this news, as Sims is listed in my 2020 Fantasy Football Sleepers page. Sims is being undrafted in most fantasy drafts/mocks, but he possesses nice upside as a final-round flier.

    Steven Sims was seen as a dynamic return specialist to start the year, but he developed as a receiver to close out the season. Check out his stat lines in his final four games: 4-40 (7 targets), 5-45-1, 6-64-2 and 5-81-1. He saw 36 targets in that span. Sims is legit, and I’m excited for his 2020 outlook.

    Projected 2020 Fantasy Stats: 73 catches. 880 yards. 7 total TDs.
    Projected 2020 Fantasy Points: 124.
    Projected 2020 PPR Fantasy Points: 197.

  19. Brandon Aiyuk, WR, 49ers. Bye: 11.
    The 49ers traded up for Brandon Aiyuk, but I’m not in love with his fantasy outlook. He’ll be playing in a run-heavy offense, and he’ll be behind George Kittle and Deebo Samuel in the target pecking order.

    Projected 2020 Fantasy Stats: 55 catches. 730 yards. 6 total TDs.
    Projected 2020 Fantasy Points: 124.
    Projected 2020 PPR Fantasy Points: 179.

  20. Auden Tate, WR, Bengals. Bye: 9.
    AUG. 25 UPDATE: Auden Tate has been the MVP in Bengals’ training camp thus far, per an ESPN report. This comes with an asterisk because A.J. Green has dealt with a hamstring, but Tate could be an underrated late-round flier.

    Auden Tate had some solid PPR performances at some stages last year, but was ultimately betrayed by bad quarterbacking. A.J. Green’s return and Tee Higgins’ presence kills Tate’s value, unfortunately.

    Projected 2020 Fantasy Stats: 64 catches. 920 yards. 5 total TDs.
    Projected 2020 Fantasy Points: 122.
    Projected 2020 PPR Fantasy Points: 186.


2020 Fantasy Football Rankings - Wide Receivers (Sept. 8):
Top 10 | 11-20 | 21-40 | 41-60 | 61-100


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