WR Tiers and Rankings (Top 75)

WR Tiers and Rankings (Top 75)

I'm back from a bit of a hiatus after spending the past month working on Rotowire's annual NFL preview magazine (shameless plug - link here). I did RB rankings and tiers in early May right after the 2020 NFL Draft, followed by QB rankings and tiers a few days later.

In terms of news, not much has changed over the past month and a half, with the one big exception being Deebo Samuel's Jones fracture — a foot injury that usually requires 8-12 weeks for rehab and recovery. He'll be up against the clock to suit up for Week 1, with multiple injury experts (including Matthew Betz and Edwin Porras) suggesting a quicker return to play likely would correspond with a lower level of performance and/or higher risk of re-injury. 

Samuel, of course, will take a big hit in my rankings, while rookie first-round pick Brandon Aiyuk gets a tiny bump. These rankings are intended for full-PPR, redraft leagues, as the vast majority of drafts taking place right now (mostly best ball) use this format.

(Rankings updated June 30)

Tier 1

1. Michael Thomas

The addition of Emmanuel Sanders and possibility of a healthier Alvin Kamara should allow the Saints to spread the ball around a bit more, but that's not quite enough to push Thomas out of his own tier if we're talking about full-PPR scoring (which we are). His career lows are 92 catches (2016), 121 targets (2016), 1,137 yards (2016), five touchdowns (2017), 69.8

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Jerry Donabedian
Jerry was a 2018 finalist for the FSWA's Player Notes Writer of the Year and DFS Writer of the Year awards. A Baltimore native, Jerry roots for the Ravens and watches "The Wire" in his spare time.
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