Week 2 Rankings (2020): Top 50 Wide Receivers

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by Will Overton

Oh my was it good to have football back on TV on Sunday. Even my beloved Lions losing the way they always lose couldn’t steal my joy. Now for fantasy football owners we face the post week one struggle of not overreacting while not underreacting to things we should have taken away from the games:

  1. DaVante Adams – Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit 
  2. DeAndre Hopkins – Arizona Cardinals vs. Washington 
  3. Julio Jones – Atlanta Falcons @ Dallas 
  4. Tyreek Hill – Kansas City Chiefs @ LA Chargers 
  5. Chris Godwin – Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina 
  6. Adam Thielen – Minnesota Vikings @ Indianapolis 
  7. JuJu Smith-Schuster – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Denver 
  8. Amari Cooper – Dallas Cowboys vs. Atlanta 
  9. Allen Robinson – Chicago Bears vs. NY Giants 
  10. A.J. Brown – Tennessee Titans vs. Jacksonville 
  11. Kenny Golladay – Detroit Lions @ Green Bay 
  12. Mike Evans – Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Carolina 
  13. Terry McLaurin – Washington Football @ Arizona 
  14. Calvin Ridley – Atlanta Falcons @ Dallas 
  15. D.J. Moore – Carolina Panthers @ Tampa Bay 
  16. Odell Beckham Jr – Cleveland Browns vs. Cincinnati 
  17. Robert Woods – Los Angeles Rams @ Philadelphia 
  18. D.K. Metcalf – Seattle Seahawks vs. New England 
  19. D.J. Chark Jr – Jacksonville Jaguars @ Tennessee 
  20. Courtland Sutton – Denver Broncos @ Pittsburgh 
  21. Tyler Lockett – Seattle Seahawks vs. New England 
  22. Cooper Kupp – Los Angeles Rams @ Philadelphia 
  23. A.J. Green – Cincinnati Bengals @ Cleveland 
  24. Keenan Allen – Los Angeles Chargers vs. New Orleans 
  25. Will Fuller – Houston Texans vs. Baltimore 
  26. TY Hilton – Indianapolis Colts vs. Minnesota 
  27. Michael Gallup – Dallas Cowboys vs. Atlanta 
  28. Marquise Brown – Baltimore Ravens @ Houston 
  29. Stefon Diggs – Buffalo Bills @ Miami 
  30. CeeDee Lamb – Dallas Cowboys vs. Atlanta 
  31. Jarvis Landry – Cleveland Browns vs. Cincinnati 
  32. Marvin Jones – Detroit Lions @ Green Bay 
  33. Julian Edelman – New England Patriots @ Seattle 
  34. John Brown – Buffalo Bills @ Miami 
  35. Tyler Boyd – Cincinnati Bengals @ Cleveland 
  36. Jamison Crowder – New York Jets vs. San Francisco 
  37. Darius Slayton – New York Giants @ Chicago 
  38. Emmanuel Sanders – New Orleans Saints @ Las Vegas 
  39. Diontae Johnson – Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Denver 
  40. Anthony Miller – Chicago Bears vs. NY Giants 
  41. Robby Anderson – Carolina Panthers @ Tampa Bay 
  42. Jerry Jeudy – Denver Broncos @ Pittsburgh 
  43. Mike Williams – Los Angeles Chargers vs. Kansas City
  44. Henry Ruggs III – Las Vegas Raiders vs. New Orleans 
  45. Allen Lazard – Green Bay Packers vs. Detroit 
  46. Preston Williams – Miami Dolphins vs. Buffalo 
  47. Sammy Watkins – Kansas City Chiefs @ LA Chargers 
  48. Parris Campbell – Indianapolis Colts vs. Minnesota 
  49. Desean Jackson – Philadelphia Eagles vs. LA Rams 
  50. Corey Davis – Tennessee Titans vs. Jacksonville
  51. The Green Bay Packers were a well oiled machine on Sunday against the Minnesota Vikings and what do they have for an encore? The Detroit Lions who are very banged up in the secondary. I don’t know if we can expect the kind of efficiency we saw from the passing game on Sunday all season, but it’s clear that DaVante Adams is going to be an elite option every single week. It’s also clear that Allen Lazard is the number two and he does make an intriguing flex play against the Lions.
  52. One thing I thought to be true going into week one that seems to have helped up is that the Falcons are going to get passed on a lot. The Seahawks have a great passing attack, but I think there are going to be lots of teams that look great against Atlanta. Amari Cooper is a surefire WR1 and while CeeDee Lamb is still a couple spots behind Michael Gallup, I don’t know how long that’ll be the case because Lamb is the real deal.
  53. On the flipside of that coin, the Falcons are going to be in a lot of shootouts because of their secondary woes. This is good news for the owners of Julio Jones and Calvin Ridley, who both had 12 targets last week and who are both going to likely be top options week in and week out. Just missing the cut this week is Russell Gage who also had 12 targets, but I want to see if he’s going to consistently get 6+ targets before moving him up into the top 50.
  54. A few guys with big week ones are going head to head this week and I’ll be watching closely to see what they do. Both Will Fuller and Marquise Brown are up slightly in this week’s rankings, but I want to see more. We know both guys are capable of popping off for big games, but we’ve also seen them disappear as well. Both are being counted on to be the number one receiver for their teams this year and it’ll be interesting to see if they can consistently be a WR2 in fantasy or if they’ll always be that flex play that you kind of hold your breath on because you know there are two drastically different outcomes possible.
  55. Another guy I want to watch closely this week is Darius Slayton. I wasn’t one who bought all the way into the preseason buzz for Slayton, but after watching him on Monday Night my opinion is starting to shift. I’m curious to see how often he draws Kyle Fuller in coverage this week against the Bears and what he does in this game as a follow up to his big week one.
  56. One stat line that flew a little bit under the radar for me on Sunday was that of Mike Williams who we weren’t even sure until day of whether he was going to play or not. Williams did play and while his four catches for 69 yards is a solid effort, it isn’t totally eye popping. It is interesting to note that he led all Chargers receivers in targets with nine. Williams is in his fourth season and while some of the buzz about a breakout has definitely started to wane, I still think it’s possible that he could emerge as the Chargers best receiver before the end of the year.

Make sure to check out all of our Week 2 rankings:

Quarterbacks
Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends
Kickers
Defenses



6 COMMENTS

  1. Do you guys not answer questions anymore? I asked a question yesterday at 11:30 in the morning and it never got answered. Should I go to another site for questions? What a let down..

    • Mike, I apologize for your frustration. We do the best we can, but sometimes answering questions does take time. Life isn’t normal right now, and we are all working on schedules that aren’t normal. I’m catching up on all of them now and should be around going forward

  2. FULL PPR. Need 1 WR from this group: Mar. Brown ( Hollywood) , K. Allen or Fuller… Need 1 Flex from one of those guys or RB Ma. Brown. Thank you.

  3. With Godwin probably out this week who would you pick to fill he’s spot? PPR
    Akers
    Chase Edmonds
    Parris Champbell
    Scotty Miller
    Payton Barber

    That’s the best I have.

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