2020 Wide Receivers Ranking Tiers – So Many Mid & Late-Round Values!

Senior fantasy football expert Dr. Roto orders tight ends in ranked tiers so you can more easily evaluate the talent of available when drafting.

Detroit Lions wide receiver Marvin Jones
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Rankings Tiers by Position: QuarterbacksRunning Backs | Wide Receivers | Tight Ends

As many of you know, I much prefer tiers to straight rankings. I like to look at players in similar ranges, which are based around their ability and upside, to see who is available right before I make a pick. I think this makes for easier drafting and gives you a better idea of where players rank across multiple positions.

Tier 1: Superstars
These are the guys who are expected to make the biggest impact and will be selected in the first or second rounds of most fantasy leagues.

  • Michael Thomas, NO
  • Davante Adams, GB
  • DeAndre Hopkins, AZ
  • Tyreek Hill, KC
  • Julio Jones, ATL
  • Chris Godwin, TB

Tier 2: The Next Best

If you decide to wait until round three or four to take your first receiver, I would be looking at this next group.

  • Amari Cooper, DAL
  • Mike Evans, TB
  • DJ Moore, CAR
  • Allen Robinson. CHI
  • Kenny Golladay, DET
  • Adam Thielen, MIN
  • Odell Beckham Jr., CLE
  • Juju Smith-Schuster, PIT
  • Calvin Ridley, ATL
  • A.J. Brown, TEN
  • Cooper Kupp, LAR
  • Robert Woods, LAR
  • Tyler Lockett, SEA

Tier 3: High Upside Guys

These players have the upside to help you, and you can most likely get them starting in Round 5.

  • T.Y. Hilton, IND
  • Terry McLaurin, WAS
  • D.J. Chark, JAX
  • D.K. Metcalf, SEA
  • Keenan Allen, LAC
  • Courtland Sutton, DEN
  • Stefon Diggs, BUF
  • Marquise Brown, BAL
  • DeVante Parker, MIA
  • Jarvis Landry, CLE
  • Julian Edelman, NE
  • Tyler Boyd, CIN
  • Diontae Johnson, PIT

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Tier 4: Imperfections

These wide receivers have plenty of talent, but they also have something that makes them mildly inconsistent (injuries, quarterback play, snap percentage, coaching staff).

  • Michael Gallup, DAL
  • Will Fuller, HOU
  • Brandin Cooks, HOU
  • A.J. Green, CIN
  • Deebo Samuel, SF
  • Sterling Shepard, NYG
  • Marvin Jones, DET
  • Mike Williams, LAC
  • Alshon Jeffery, PHI
  • John Brown, BUF
  • Breshad Perriman, NYJ
  • DeSean Jackson, PHI
  • Sammy Watkins, KC
  • Jerry Jeudy, DEN
  • Tyrell Williams, LV

Tier 5: PPR Machines

These players have increased value in PPR formats.

  • Jamison Crowder, NYJ
  • Christian Kirk, AZ
  • Larry Fitzgerald, AZ
  • Emmanuel Sanders, NO
  • Golden Tate, NYG
  • Cole Beasley, BUF
  • Anthony Miller, CHI
  • Hunter Renfrow, LV
  • Steven Sims, WAS
  • Randall Cobb, HOU
  • Chris Conley, JAX
  • Danny Amendola, DET
  • Adam Humphries, TB


Tier 6: One Play Away

Players who are one injury away from being stars. They are either WR2 or deeper on the depth chart, but if the WR1 got injured, they could step up and produce serious fantasy numbers.

  • Darius Slayton, NYG
  • Mecole Hardman, KC
  • CeeDee Lamb, DAL
  • Allen Lazard, GB
  • Preston Williams, MIA
  • Curtis Samuel, CAR
  • Justin Jefferson, MIN
  • Robbie Anderson, CAR
  • Jalen Reagor, PHI
  • Kendrick Bourne, SF
  • Tee Higgins, CIN
  • Henry Ruggs III, LV
  • Brandon Aiyuk, SF
  • N’Keal Harry, NE
  • Dede Westbrook, JAX
  • Josh Reynolds, LAR
  • Parris Campbell, IND
  • J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, PHI
  • Laviska Shenault, JAX
  • Devin Duvernay, BAL
  • Michael Pittman Jr., IND

Tier 7: Best of the Rest

Here are some guys worth taking a shot on at the end of your draft.

  • Corey Davis, TEN
  • Mohamed Sanu, NE
  • James Washington, PIT
  • Russell Gage, ATL
  • John Ross, CIN
  • Kenny Stills, HOU
  • Jalen Hurd, SF
  • Denzel Mims, NYJ
  • Van Jefferson, LAR
  • Riley Ridley, CHI
  • Andy Isabella, AZ
  • KJ Hamler, DEN
  • Antonio Gandy-Golden, WAS
  • Trent Taylor, SF
  • Damiere Byrd, NE
  • Bryan Edwards, LV
  • Miles Boykin, BAL
  • Tajae Sharpe, MIN
  • Philip Dorsett, SEA
  • Scotty Miller, TB

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