Top 10 Best Receivers for Fantasy Football 2020
1.Michael Thomas – New Orleans Saints
Michael Thomas set an NFL record with 149 receptions last season. After averaging 1,325 receiving yards over the previous two seasons, he had 1,725 last season. His 185 targets were the most in the NFL since 2015.
2. Devante Adams – Green Bay Packers
Davante Adams finished second among Receivers in PPR in 2018 with 329.6 points (22.1/game). In 2019, a turf toe injury caused him to miss four games resulting in a slightly disappointing fantasy season. He ended up with 212.7 points in 12 games (17.7/game), and a WR23 finish.
3. Julio Jones – Atlanta Falcons
A few seasons regression started to find its way into descriptors when talking abut Julio Jones. He was getting older, seemingly never scored touchdowns, and the Falcons added a route running specialist in Calvin Ridley via the draft. In those two seasons, Julio finished as the WR4 and the WR3, with a combined 599.9 PPR points: 31 games, 212 receptions, 3,071 yards and 14 touchdowns. Last season alone Jones was WR3 with 99 receptions 1394 yards and 6 touchdowns for 274.1 PPR fantasy points.
4. DeAndre Hopkins – Arizona Cardinals
Houston Texans Head Coach/General Manager Bill O’Brian decided to trade WR DeAndre Hopkins to the Arizona Cardinals this offseason. Hopkins was last season’s WR5 with 269.5 fantasy points in what was a down season. Nuk has averaged over 1,200+ yards per season in his 7-year career. The 150 targets last year was his lowest in the past five seasons. He’s been a top-5 fantasy WR in four of the past five seasons.
5. Tyreek Hill – Kansas City Chiefs
Tyreek Hill finished as WR32 a season ago with 188.3 PPR points. It was quite a roller-coaster of a year for Hill and the Kansas City Chiefs. Injured in Week 1, Hill did not see the field again until Week 6. From that point on, Tyreek Hill was the 5th highest scoring Wide Receiver, totaling 184.2 points (16.8 (points/game).
6. Chris Godwin – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
In his third season, Chris Godwin truly delivered on the breakout season anticipated by many. His breakout was anticipated, but his #2 overall fantasy finish at WR was not. In 14 games Godwin finished with 86 catches, 1,333 yards, and 9 TDs for 276.1 PPR points.
7. Kenny Golladay – Detroit Lions
In 2018, second year WR Kenny Golladay had a mini-breakout season finishing as the WR21. In 2019 Kenny G, completed his “third-year” breakout with a bang, finishing as the WR9. The most impressive part of Golladay’s 65 catch, 1,190 yard, 11 touchdown season was he did it without Matthew Stafford for half the season.
8. D.J. Moore – Carolina Panthers
In 15 games a season ago, D.J. Moore posted 230.5 PPR points and a WR16 finish–impressive considering that the majority of his production came with below average replacement Quarterback play. In 2018, Moore finished as WR36 with 157 PPR points.
9. Allen Robinson – Chicago Bears
In 2019, Allen Robinson was once again an elite WR. Robinson finished the year as WR8 with 254.9 PPR points. His 154 targets, and his 98 receptions were both career highs. His 1,147 yards and 7 touchdowns were second only to his 1,400 yard 14 touchdown 2015 season.
10. Odell Beckham Jr. – Cleveland Browns
Injuries hampered Odell Beckham Jr. in 2019. He dealt with groin and hip pain the entire season. The injury clearly played a factor in OBJ’s ability to gain separation from defenders. He finished the season with 74 receptions, 1,035 yards and 4 touchdowns on 133 targets. His 55.6% reception percentage was the lowest of his career. The yards and the touchdowns were also his lowest in any season except for 2017 when he appeared in only 4 games.