Week 14 Rankings (2020): Top 50 Wide Receivers

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by Will Overton  

In a lot of leagues this week starts the fantasy playoffs, if it doesn’t then it’s probably the last week of the regular season and playoff spots are on the line. Either way there is little room for error. If you’re looking for help with lineup decisions here is my contribution with my Top 50 Wide Receivers of the week:

  1. Davante Adams – Green Bay Packers @ Detroit 
  2. DK Metcalf – Seattle Seahawks vs. NY Jets
  3. Tyreek Hill – Kansas City Chiefs @ Miami 
  4. A.J. Brown – Tennessee Titans @ Jacksonville
  5. Keenan Allen – Los Angeles Chargers vs. Atlanta 
  6. Deandre Hopkins – Arizona Cardinals @ NY Giants 
  7. Calvin Ridley – Atlanta Falcons @ LA Chargers 
  8. Tyler Lockett – Seattle Seahawks vs. NY Jets
  9. Stefon Diggs – Buffalo Bills vs. Pittsburgh 
  10. Julio Jones – Atlanta Falcons @ LA Chargers
  11. Justin Jefferson – Minnesota Vikings @ Tampa Bay 
  12. Michael Thomas – New Orleans Saints @ Philadelphia
  13. Adam Thielen – Minnesota Vikings @ Tampa Bay 
  14. Allen Robinson – Chicago Bears vs. Houston 
  15. Chris Godwin – Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Minnesota
  16. Terry McLaurin – Washington Football @ San Francisco
  17. Mike Evans – Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Minnesota
  18. Diontae Johnson – Pittsburgh Steelers @ Buffalo  
  19. Robby Anderson – Carolina Panthers vs. Denver
  20. Cooper Kupp – Los Angeles Rams vs, New England 
  21. Deebo Samuel – San Francisco 49ers vs. Washington
  22. Robert Woods – Los Angeles Rams vs. New England 
  23. Brandin Cooks – Houston Texans @ Chicago  
  24. D.J. Chark – Jacksonville Jaguars vs. Tennessee
  25. Chase Claypool – Pittsburgh Steelers @ Buffalo 
  26. Corey Davis – Tennessee Titans @ Jacksonville  
  27. Amari Cooper – Dallas Cowboys @ Cincinnati 
  28. DaVante Parker – Miami Dolphins vs. Kansas City 
  29. Brandon Aiyuk – San Francisco 49ers vs. Washington 
  30. Marvin Jones – Detroit Lions vs. Green Bay 
  31. Cole Beasley – Buffalo Bills vs. Pittsburgh
  32. JuJu Smith-Schuster – Pittsburgh Steelers @ Buffalo  
  33. Jarvis Landry – Cleveland Browns vs. Baltimore 
  34. T.Y. Hilton – Indianapolis Colts @ Las Vegas
  35. Antonio Brown – Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Minnesota
  36. Jamison Crowder – New York Jets @ Seattle 
  37. Tee Higgins – Cincinnati Bengals vs. Dallas 
  38. Sterling Shepherd – New York Giants vs. Arizona 
  39. Mike Williams – Los Angeles Chargers vs. Atlanta   
  40. Keke Coutee – Houston Texans @ Chicago
  41. Ceedee Lamb – Dallas Cowboys @ Cincinnati
  42. Michael Pittman Jr. – Indianapolis Colts @ Las Vegas 
  43. Tyler Boyd – Cincinnati Bengals vs. Dallas 
  44. Tim Patrick – Denver Broncos @ Carolina 
  45. Marquise Brown – Baltimore Ravens @ Cleveland 
  46. Allen Lazard – Green Bay Packers @ Detroit
  47. Anthony Miller – Chicago Bears vs. Houston
  48. Christian Kirk – Arizona Cardinals @ NY Giants 
  49. Denzel Mims – New York Jets @ Seattle 
  50. Nelson Agholor – Las Vegas Raiders vs. Indianapolis 

Thoughts:

  • While Calvin Ridley hasn’t been able to keep up the pace he set with 4 TD in the first two games of the season, he’s taken a nice step forward this season. Ridley has caught five or more passes in all but one game, not counting the one he missed and one he got injured in, and he has reached the endzone three times in his last six games too. This week’s matchup with the Chargers is primed for Ridley to put up another solid WR1 performance.
  • My moving of Justin Jefferson up above Adam Thielen in this list is not a slight on Thielen whatsoever. You just can’t deny the incredible fantasy upside of Jefferson. The rookie wideout has four TD in his last three games and has 16 catches in his last two times out on the field. Jefferson is such an incredible mix of deep play potential and red zone catching is scary when you think about what the ceiling might end up being for this guy.
  • It looks like it might be the Robby Anderson show this Sunday for the Carolina Panthers against the Denver Broncos. D.J. Moore is still battling through an ankle injury, though making good progress, but both he and Curtis Samuel ended up on the COVID list on Monday. This doesn’t guarantee Moore and Samuel miss the game, but as of now it’s very up in the air. Anderson has slowed a bit since his hot start, but he seemed to be picking up steam again when he was on the field two weeks ago.
  • The move to the IR for John Brown seems to have created quite the fantasy opportunity for Cole Beasley. Three games ago Beasley put up 11 catches and 109 yards with a TD and now this past game he had nine catches and 130 yards with another TD grab. Beasley was largely a safety valve with Brown on the field, but when Brown has been out he has shown more. This week’s matchup with Pittsburgh will be a lot tougher of a spot to shine in, but he’s clearly going to get looks.
  •  It was clear that the suspension of Will Fuller was going to open up the door for someone else to step up in Houston, two guys answered the call though. Keke Coutee led the team with eight catches and 141 yards, while Chad Hansen had five catches and 101 yards. We’ve seen flashes of potential from Coutee in the past with a checkered injury history, which is why he cracks this list and not Hansen. Coutee would probably be even higher, but there is concern about inconsistency in targets among the receivers in Houston, so I’d like to see more before he bumps higher up.

Make sure to check out all of our Week 14 rankings:

Quarterbacks
Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends
Kickers
Defenses



5 COMMENTS

  1. Hey Prof, big playoff weekend here and I have a lot of tough decisions for my .5 ppr matchup. Pick 2 RB 2 WR and 1 Flex:

    RBs: CEH, Hunt, Dobbins
    WRs: Ridley, AB, Crowder, Shepard, Lazard

    Kinda like Lazard this week.

    Thanks!

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