Week 7 Rankings (2020): Top 50 Wide Receivers

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by Will Overton

We made it through a week with no unexpected game postponements or schedule changes, so cheers to that! Now as we enter Week 7 let’s hope we can keep the momentum going and get another full week of games. Here is my breakdown of the top wide receivers of the week as the schedule stands right now:

  1. Julio Jones – Atlanta Falcons vs. Detroit
  2. DeAndre Hopkins – Arizona Cardinals vs. Seattle  
  3. Davante Adams – Green Bay Packers @ Houston
  4. Kenny Golladay – Detroit Lions @ Atlanta
  5. Tyreek Hill – Kansas City Chiefs @ Denver
  6. Calvin Ridley – Atlanta Falcons vs. Detroit  
  7. Michael Thomas – New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina
  8. DK Metcalf – Seattle Seahawks @ Arizona
  9. Keenan Allen – Los Angeles Chargers vs. Jacksonville
  10. Stefon Diggs – Buffalo Bills @ NY Jets
  11. Tyler Lockett – Seattle Seahawks @ Arizona
  12. Chris Godwin – Tampa Bay Buccaneers @ Las Vegas
  13. Terry McLaurin – Washington Football vs. Dallas  
  14. A.J. Brown – Tennessee Titans vs. Pittsburgh
  15. Will Fuller – Houston Texans vs. Green Bay
  16. Odell Beckham Jr – Cleveland Browns @ Cincinnati
  17. Jamison Crowder – New York Jets vs. Buffalo 
  18. D.J. Chark Jr – Jacksonville Jaguars @ LA Chargers
  19. Mike Evans – Tampa Bay Buccaneers vs. Green Bay   
  20. Amari Cooper – Dallas Cowboys @ Washington
  21. Allen Robinson – Chicago Bears @ LA Rams
  22. Robby Anderson – Carolina Panthers @ New Orleans
  23. Cooper Kupp – Los Angeles Rams vs. Chicago
  24. D.J. Moore – Carolina Panthers @ New Orleans
  25. Tee Higgins – Cincinnati Bengals vs. Cleveland
  26. Robert Woods – Los Angeles Rams vs. Chicago
  27. CeeDee Lamb – Dallas Cowboys @ Washington
  28. Darius Slayton – New York Giants @ Philadelphia
  29. Diontae Johnson – Pittsburgh Steelers @ Tennessee
  30. Tyler Boyd – Cincinnati Bengals vs. Cleveland  
  31. Chase Claypool – Pittsburgh Steelers @ Tennessee
  32. John Brown – Buffalo Bills @ NY Jets  
  33. Christian Kirk – Arizona Cardinals vs. Seattle
  34. JuJu Smith-Schuster – Pittsburgh Steelers @ Tennessee
  35. Mike Williams – Los Angeles Chargers vs. Jacksonville
  36. Michael Gallup – Dallas Cowboys @ Washington
  37. Deebo Samuel – San  Francisco 49ers @ New England
  38. Jerry Jeudy – Denver Broncos vs. Kansas City  
  39. Travis Fulgham – Philadelphia Eagles vs. NY Giants
  40. Brandin Cooks – Houston Texans vs Green Bay 
  41. Tim Patrick – Denver Broncos vs. Kansas City
  42. Jarvis Landry – Cleveland Browns @ Cincinnati
  43. Marvin Jones – Detroit Lions @ Atlanta
  44. A.J. Green – Cincinnati Bengals vs. Cleveland
  45. Keelan Cole – Jacksonville Jaguars @ LA Chargers
  46. Emmanuel Sanders – New Orleans Saints vs. Carolina
  47. Julian Edelman – New England Patriots vs. San Francisco
  48. Leviska Shenault – Jacksonville Jaguars @ LA Chargers 
  49. Russell Gage – Atlanta Falcons vs. Detroit
  50. Golden Tate – New York Giants @ Philadelphia 

Thoughts:

  • What a difference Julio Jones makes in the Atlanta Falcons offense. The Falcons put up 40 points last Sunday and Jones did more than his part with eight catches, 137 yards and 2 TD. Not only does Jones benefit his owners and those who own Matt Ryan, he also helps Calvin Ridley by taking some of the pressure off of him. I fully expect another Falcons shootout against the Lions this week with two good offenses and bad defenses going head to head.
  • Another guy I’m happy to see on the field again is A.J. Brown, who is hitting his stride now that he’s fully healthy. Brown has found the endzone three times in the two games that he’s been back for since missing three weeks. The Titans are looking to throw the ball more this year, and now that Corey Davis is out Brown is the go to guy. I don’t like this matchup, but even with the tough Steelers secondary on tap he’s someone you want to play.
  • The Dallas offense seemed to hit a snag in their first week with Andy Dalton as the starting QB, but I haven’t lost faith just yet. Dalton has one game under his belt now and has hopefully shaken off the cobwebs at this point. Washington is a sneaky tough matchup for Dallas, but their talent should be able to make some headway. Amari Cooper and CeeDee Lamb both saw plenty of looks from Dalton on Monday Night, but I am more worried about Michael Gallup who got a bit more lost in the mix.
  • As much as I think Tyler Boyd is one of the more underrated wide receivers in fantasy, I had to crown a new number one in Cincinnati this week. Tee Higgins was great once again with six catches for 125 yards and while he didn’t score a TD, he’s consistently looked at more than anyone in the red zone. We even saw an old school A.J. Green performance this past Sunday with eight catches and 96 yards, but I am not buying into that as much after so many dud games to start the season.
  • If it wasn’t already clear to you before last Sunday, it should now be obvious that JuJu Smith-Schuster is no longer an auto start and feels more like a flex play if anything. Even with Diontae Johnson out and the team scoring 38 points all Smith-Schuster could muster was two catches and six yards. If Johnson is back he’s still the guy I want in Pittsburgh the most, but Chase Claypool has passed Smith-Schuster at this point too with a nice follow up to his week five breakout game.
  • It looked like we we’re getting awfully close to the version of Deebo Samuel that got us all so excited last season on Sunday against the Rams as he caught six passes for 66 yards and a TD. It’s worth noting that the 49ers main runner Raheem Mostert went down again and Samuel would often get some work out of the backfield during last season too and they may be inclined to get him some looks in that way again if he’s truly 100% healthy. Samuel is a high upside playmaker each week and while he’s going to have some duds, which hurts his ranking, he will have some monster games too.

Make sure to check out all of our Week 7 rankings:

Quarterbacks
Running Backs
Wide Receivers
Tight Ends
Kickers
Defenses

6 COMMENTS

  1. Hello Professor,

    Half ppr

    Got offered Adams, Rodgers for my Hopkins.

    I have minshew at qb and Herbert on bench.

    Should I do the trade or hold for now ?
    Thank You

    • Davante Adams isn’t much of a “downgrade” from Hopkins and Rodgers is certainly an upgrade at QB. I’d pull the trigger

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