2020 Rankings Breakdown: Wide Receivers

May 13, 2020
2020 Rankings Breakdown: Wide Receivers

We've released our initial rankings for the 2020 fantasy football season. Typically, they require some explanation. Our process is arduous and time-tested, and while it provides a good starting point, these rankings can and will change significantly throughout the spring and summer as injuries occur, camp battles develop, and rookies (or other young players) emerge.

Other Rankings Breakdowns: QB | RB | TE

In this series, I’m going through the initial rankings and explaining my thoughts about each position as a whole. I’ll also discuss why a few specific players are ranked where they are (relative to the average ADP in early best ball drafts). I’ll go over the receiver position in this article.

Early ADP Observations

It looks to me that early drafters are sleeping on the Chicago passing game a bit. Allen Robinson (+8) and Anthony Miller (+10) should experience the best quarterback play of their respective careers, assuming Nick Foles usurps Mitch Trubisky as the starter. Robinson was the No. 7 receiver last season, and that was with Trubisky’s scattershot accuracy. He’s going off the board at WR15, which doesn’t make a whole lot of sense. Miller caught 33 passes in a five-game stretch late in the season and is being drafted about 10 spots lower than his finish last year.

Robert Woods (+7) finished No. 14 last year and No. 10 the year before, and Brandin Cooks is gone, so naturally, Woods is the 20th receiver off the board. He has scored the eighth-most fantasy points in the last two seasons despite catching only eight touchdowns, so he could easily crack the top 10 in 2020 with a bit of positive touchdown regression. He’s an auto-pick in the fourth round.

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