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Fantasy Football Rankings: Top 20 WR

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The NFL season is quickly approaching, which means its time to get prepped for your fantasy drafts to ensure that your team dominates your friends, co-workers, family or whoever else you play with.

The wide receiver position is one that is loaded with talent, and value can be found in the later rounds. But, when it comes to the studs, here are the guys that you're going to want on your team.

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2020 FANTASY FOOTBALL WR RANKINGS: PRESEASON

1. Michael Thomas - New Orleans Saints (ADP: 4.5)

  • 2019 stats: 149 Rec, 1725 Yds, 9 TDs
  • 2019 points: 225.6 (1)

There's really no debate about it, based on sheer volume alone Thomas is the best option at receiver for fantasy football. Even if he can't replicate his record-breaking 2019 season, being Drew Brees No. 1 target means the talented pass-catcher will see plenty of targets each time he takes the field. With his size and skill, that means plenty of fantasy points

2. Julio Jones - Atlanta Falcons (ADP: 14.5)

  • 2019 stats: 99 Rec, 1394 Yds, 6 TDs
  • 2019 points: 175.1 (5)

Jones' projection doesn't put him in second, but that's why projections don't always matter. When healthy, Jones is probably the most dangerous receiver in the game. He'll always be a threat to break out for a huge game, and if not, the targets will always be there. If he can find the end zone more in 2020 he'll make owners even happier.

3. Davante Adams - Green Bay Packers (ADP: 10.0)

  • 2019 stats: 83 Rec, 997 Yds, 5 TDs
  • 2019 points: 129.7 (29)

Adams is somehow still overlooked at times, but he shouldn't be during your fantasy draft. He only played 12 games in 2019, but a full body of work would have put him among the top in the game. As one of the few dependable options for Aaron Rodgers, he'll have plenty of chance to put up big points all season long.

 

4. DeAndre Hopkins - Arizona Cardinals (ADP: 16.0)

  • 2019 stats: 104 Rec, 1165 Yds, 7 TDs
  • 2019 points: 165.5 (9)

Hopkins has been a symbol of consistency for fantasy owners over the years despite not having much stability at the quarterback position before Deshaun Watson. Now in Arizona, Hopkins seems primed for a strong season. Kyler Murray can sling the football and Kliff Kingsbury loves to throw it. The projections are down on Hopkins, but you shouldn't be.

5. Tyreek Hill - Kansas City Chiefs (ADP: 11.5)

  • 2019 stats: 58 Rec, 860 Yds, 7 TDs
  • 2019 points: 130.3 (28)

Hill will continue to put up big numbers in 2020 largely due to his ability to create a big play on any snap. Having Patrick Mahomes as his quarterback helps as well. He may not have as many receptions as others, but he can put up 10 points for your team on one play, something not many can do.

6. Chris Godwin - Tampa Bay Buccaneers (ADP: 19.0)

  • 2019 stats: 86 Rec, 1333 Yds, 9 TDs
  • 2019 points: 190.1 (2)

Chris Godwin put together a career-year in 2019 and now has Tom Brady as his quarterback. His ability to make plays down the field is great, but intermediate routes will earn him more looks with Brady -- who is not as wild as Jameis Winston -- under center.

7. Amari Cooper - Dallas Cowboys (ADP: 28.0)

  • 2019 stats: 79 Rec, 1189 Yds, 9 TDs
  • 2019 points: 167.5 (7)

Cooper does have to share targets with Michael Gallup and CeeDee Lamb, but the added depth to the receiver group in Dallas may actually help him. More bodies to cover means less double coverage and more opportunities for the No. 1 pass-catcher for the Cowboys.

8. Kenny Golladay - Detroit Lions (ADP: 23.0)

  • 2019 stats: 65 Rec, 1190 Yds, 11 TDs
  • 2019 points: 183.0 (3)

Golladay led the NFC in receiving touchdowns in 2019, and even if he doesn't reach that mark again in 2020, he's clearly become Matt Stafford's go-to option in an offense that loves to throw the football,

9. Adam Theilen - Minnesota Vikings (ADP: 40.5)

  • 2019 stats: 30 Rec, 418 Yds, 6 TDs
  • 2019 points: 84.4 (56)

Theilen missed six games in 2019, which makes his production look a little less appetizing. However, he's shown in the past that he's a reliable target with receptions, yards and touchdowns. While Stefon Diggs' departure may create some tougher coverage, it also means more targets for Kirk Cousins' favorite weapon.

10. D.J. Moore - Carolina Panthers (ADP: 41.0)

  • 2019 stats: 87 Rec, 1175 Yds, 4 TDs
  • 2019 points: 143.5 (21)

Moore finished just outside the top 20 in points during the 2019 season, but his numbers were a large improvement over last season. Additionally, he did nearly all of that with Kyle Allen under center. Now, he's the No. 1 wide receiver for Teddy Bridgewater in a new offense in Carolina. Things should go well for the former Terp.

11. Mike Evans - Tampa Bay Buccaneers (23.5)

  • 2019 stats: 67 rec, 1157 Yds, 8 TDs
  • 2019 points: 165.7 (8)

12. JuJu Smith-Schuster - Pittsburgh Steelers (31.5)

  • 2019 stats: 42 rec, 552 Yds, 3 TDs
  • 2019 points: 71.2 (66)

13. Courtland Sutton - Denver Broncos (50.0)

  • 2019 stats: 72 rec, 1112 Yds, 6 TDs
  • 2019 points: 150.4 (17)

14. Odell Beckham Jr. - Cleveland Browns (29.5)

  • 2019 stats: 74 rec, 1035 Yds, 4 TDs
  • 2019 points: 127.3 (31)

15. Allen Robinson II - Chicago Bears (39.0)

  • 2019 stats: 98 rec, 1147 Yds, 7 TDs
  • 2019 points: 156.9 (12)

16. Cooper Kupp - Los Angeles Rams (34.5)

  • 2019 stats: 94 rec, 1161 Yds, 10 TDs
  • 2019 points: 176.5 (4)

17. T.Y Hilton - Indianapolis Colts (63.0)

  • 2019 stats: 41 rec, 501 Yds, 5 TDs
  • 2019 points: 80.1 (58)

18. Keenan Allen - Los Angeles Chargers (51.5)

  • 2019 stats: 104 rec, 1199 Yds, 6 TDs
  • 2019 points: 157.5 (11)

19. A.J. Brown - Tennessee Titans (35.0)

  • 2019 stats: 52 rec, 1051 Yds, 8 TDs
  • 2019 points: 165.1 (10)

20. Terry McLaurin - Washington Football Team (62.5)

  • 2019 stats: 58 rec, 919 Yds, 7 TDs
  • 2019 points: 133.9 (24)

All stats via FantasyPros

Preseason rankings: Quarterbacks | Running Backs | Wide Receivers | Tight Ends | Defense/Special Teams | Top Rookies | 10 sleepers and breakouts | Tips for a perfect draft | Players to avoid drafting early