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Week 13 Fantasy Football Rankings: WR

by Patrick Daugherty
Updated On: December 6, 2020, 11:57 am ET

Adam Thielen returns from the COVID-19 list to a golden matchup in the Jaguars while A.J. Brown looks to stay scorching vs. Cleveland. 

Other positions: Quarterback | Running Back | Tight End/Kickers/Defense

Updated 12/6 at 12:00 PM ET. Removed Isaiah Coulter

Week 13 Receivers 

RK

Player

Opp

1

Davante Adams

PHI

2

Tyreek Hill

DEN

3

DK Metcalf

NYG

4

Adam Thielen

JAC

5

A.J. Brown

CLE

6

Keenan Allen

NE

7

Calvin Ridley

NO

8

Stefon Diggs

@SF

9

Terry McLaurin

@PIT

10

Justin Jefferson

JAC

11

Allen Robinson

DET

12

Julio Jones

NO

13

Michael Thomas

@ATL

14

Robert Woods

@ARI

15

DeAndre Hopkins

LA

16

Brandin Cooks

IND

17

Diontae Johnson

WAS

18

DeVante Parker

CIN

19

Chase Claypool

WAS

20

Tyler Lockett

NYG

21

Cooper Kupp

@ARI

22

Amari Cooper

@BAL

23

JuJu Smith-Schuster

WAS

24

Deebo Samuel

BUF

25

Michael Pittman

@HOU

26

Jarvis Landry

@TEN

27

Marvin Jones

@CHI

28

Brandon Aiyuk

BUF

29

D.J. Chark

@MIN

30

CeeDee Lamb

@BAL

31

Sterling Shepard

@SEA

32

Jerry Jeudy

@KC

33

Tyler Boyd

@MIA

34

Jakobi Meyers

@LAC

35

Mike Williams

NE

36

Corey Davis

CLE

37

Christian Kirk

LA

38

Nelson Agholor

@NYJ

39

Marquise Brown

DAL

40

Tee Higgins

@MIA

41

Breshad Perriman

LV

42

Sammy Watkins

DEN

43

Jalen Reagor

@GB

44

T.Y. Hilton

@HOU

45

Cole Beasley

@SF

46

Keelan Cole

@MIN

47

Denzel Mims

LV

48

Gabriel Davis

@SF

49

Tim Patrick

@KC

50

Kendrick Bourne

BUF

51

Damiere Byrd

@LAC

52

K.J. Hamler

@KC

53

Jamison Crowder

LV

54

Michael Gallup

@BAL

55

Darius Slayton

@SEA

56

Keke Coutee

IND

57

Marquez Valdes-Scantling

PHI

58

Josh Reynolds

@ARI

59

Allen Lazard

PHI

60

Russell Gage

NO

61

Anthony Miller

DET

62

Darnell Mooney

DET

63

Mecole Hardman

DEN

64

Henry Ruggs

@NYJ

65

Adam Humphries

CLE

66

Emmanuel Sanders

@ATL

67

Travis Fulgham

@GB

68

Laviska Shenault

@MIN

 

WR Notes: Tyreek Hill’s 269 yards against the Bucs were the 14th most all time. His 55-yard effort against the Broncos earlier this season can be thrown out. Non-offensive dominance in bad weather conditions limited the Chiefs’ passing plays. … DK Metcalf feels increasingly unguardable, though Jalen Ramsey got him good three weeks ago. New York’s James Bradberry is a stiff Week 13 test. … This feels too high for Adam Thielen in his return from COVID-19, it’s just that … there literally is not a single concerning thing about his matchup. Already truly terrible, injury is aligning to make the Jaguars’ defense historically bad down the stretch. … Calvin Ridley’s final rankings resting place will depend on Julio Jones’ (hamstring) status, as usual. Jones seemed somewhat close to suiting up last Sunday. He will probably be out there against New Orleans. If so, he will mix in on the WR1/2 borderline as he once again works to prove his health. Ridley will be in the WR8-10 range. Without Julio, the volume would be voluminous to get Ridley into the top five even in a bad matchup. … Playing like a tight end from the year 2055, A.J. Brown is simply impossible to bring down. He lacks true WR1 volume, but his Week 13 matchup is where it’s at. The air is where you beat the Browns. The 53.5 over/under is also the week’s highest.    

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The Patriots’ defense is bad, yet it has not been a bonanza for enemy wideouts. Lack of volume has something to do with it, as the Pats’ sluggish style has led to a league low 316 passing attempts against. Stephon Gilmore is also back. This isn’t a layup for Keenan Allen. The floor is just so high. … Stefon Diggs’ usage has been coming more underneath the past few weeks. He’s also been less productive whenever John Brown (ankle) has been sidelined this season. Throw in some Week 13 showdowns with Richard Sherman, and you get a lower-floor, lower-ceiling WR1 than usual. … 5/75 is practically a guarantee for Terry McLaurin. 7/90 usually isn’t far behind. The former seems more likely vs. the Steelers. It’s not a great individual matchup for McLaurin, but he can win any. The real problem is how daunting it is for Alex Smith. … Is this too high for Justin Jefferson? Maybe. I simply have no interest in missing out on his stratospheric upside against a J.V. defense. Even 5-6 targets might be enough for a WR1 effort. … Quiet for most of the past month, DeAndre Hopkins now catches Jalen Ramsey. 5/50 happens in Nuk’s sleep. We take that baseline on the WR1/2 borderline.          

There hasn’t been any real difference between A.J. Brown and Allen Robinson’s usage. If Robinson had more scores, he would be in the WR5-6 range. But he’s in an offense that doesn’t do much scoring. The Lions are a “nice price” matchup. … Even as Taysom Hill turned Week 12 invisible, Michael Thomas still managed 4/50. Hill will be needed to complete more than nine passes vs. a Falcons D Thomas went 9/104 on two weeks ago. … Diontae Johnson isn’t always easy on the eyes. His fantasy case rests on compiling with theoretical big-play potential. Week 12’s 8/46 wouldn’t be out of place against the Football Team’s feisty defense. … Brandin Cooks is now the only show in town for would-be MVP candidate Deshaun Watson. 10-12 targets could be his new weekly baseline instead of 8-10. Behind Cooks, Keke Coutee should almost immediately slot into 5-6 looks. Fifth-round rookie Isaiah Coulter offers DFS punt play intrigue on the outside. … DeVante Parker’s Ryan Fitzpatrick chemistry picked up where it left off in Week 12. He’s close to the lone reliable option in Miami’s depleted skill corps. Parker will fade to lower-end WR2 status if Tua Tagovailoa (thumb) is cleared.

Tyler Lockett had 200 yards in Week 7 and 229 yards in five games since. With the Seahawks not cooking as much in the passing game, Lockett is feeling like a high-floor, low-ceiling WR2 behind all-worlder DK Metcalf. … You’re not alone if you’re getting whiplash from the Rams’ receiver usage. Despite unimposing talent, the Cardinals have remained stout against the pass. Robert Woods has traditionally had success vs. Patrick Peterson. He’s also averaging nine targets over the past month. He gets the nod over Cooper Kupp, who is nevertheless a no-shame WR2. … Amari Cooper has predictably stabilized his WR2 floor with Andy Dalton under center. That is probably the most he can hope for vs. the Ravens’ COVID-staggered-but-still-effective defense. … Deebo Samuel has -41 air yards over his past three games but 238 receiving yards. Lol. Now Brandon Aiyuk, who has gone at least 6/75 over his past three games, is off the COVID-19 list. This offense might not feel big enough for the two of them, but it really is. Where else is there for coach Kyle Shanahan to funnel the ball? No play-caller is better at manufacturing touches. He will for both his YAC monster wideouts. 

Jarvis Landry blew his previous 2020 highs out of the water in Week 12. Although not quite the Jaguars, the Titans are another all-systems-go matchup, one with a 53.5 over/under. … A disastrous Week 12 for Michael Pittman still featured nine targets. The Texans are a get-right spot if there ever was one. … Kenny Golladay (hip) still isn’t practicing. Marvin Jones’ volume has been creeping up. Now interim coach Darrell Bevell is talking pushing the pace. This is the safest Jones has been as a WR3 in some time. … The Seahawks seem to be tightening up on defense. The sky is still the limit for Sterling Shepard’s cheap compiling with Colt McCoy under center. McCoy’s presence all but nukes Darius Slayton’s deep game. … Jerry Jeudy has a zero-point floor. This is a ceiling bet in a contest where 14-point ‘dogs Denver will never stop throwing. ... Jakobi Meyers has five receptions in 4-of-5 games. I guess we have to keep the faith for a potential shootout with the Chargers. … Nelson Agholor is finally pushing into real-deal WR4 territory with 15 targets over his past two appearances. … It might be time to stop waiting on Sammy Watkins’ 2020 upside to arrive. … Breshad Perriman and Denzel Mims are both hitting on big plays. They are awful floor bets, though, in this derailed offense. No need to chase Jets points.

Patrick Daugherty
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