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Wide receiver rankings for 2020 fantasy football: Post free agency

Can anyone knock Michael Thomas off his best fantasy football receiver hill in 2020?

Wide receiver Stefon Diggs #14 of the Minnesota Vikings warms up prior to the game against the Detroit Lions in the game at U.S. Bank Stadium on December 08, 2019 in Minneapolis, Minnesota. Photo by Hannah Foslien/Getty Images

Free agency is tidying up after it crashed through the NFL window and rearranged the furniture, so it’s time to get you, our loyal reader, some updated fantasy rankings for the 2020 season.

The NFL Draft will move rankings around a bit, as top drafted wide receivers will push out secondary receivers on their new teams. We will of course have a fresh set of rankings after the draft, but for now, check out our post-free agency wide receiver rankings below:

Tier 1

Michael Thomas probably should get his own tier, as he’s unstoppable, so let’s do it. Thomas is your only Tier 1 receiver. That doesn’t make him a lock to break the receptions record again or walk away with the most wide receiver fantasy points, but his consistency and health coupled with Drew Brees and Sean Payton’s offense puts him head and shoulders above the crowd.

Tier 2

Your usual suspects are in Tier 2 with Davante Adams, Tyreek Hill, DeAndre Hopkins, Julio Jones, Amari Cooper, Chris Godwin and Mike Evans all bunched up behind Thomas. All seven of these receivers can make a run at the No. 1 spot as long as they and their quarterbacks can stay healthy.

Free Agency Fallout

DeAndre Hopkins is the best receiver to move to a new team this offseason. It’s still hard to comprehend this move. Odell Beckham Jr. to the Browns was huge, but Hopkins is, without a doubt, a Top-3 receiver and has been for multiple seasons now. Finding a player like Hopkins is nearly impossible and the Cardinals got him for nothing.

With the Texans, he saw a huge target percentage, but also put up big numbers with some of the worst quarterbacks in the league throwing him the ball. He might not see 30 percent of the targets in Kliff Kingsbury’s offense, but he will be the No. 1 target on a team that is going to throw the ball a lot.

Stefon Diggs will be the no-doubt No. 1 in Buffalo, but he’ll also be on a run-first team. Much will depend on Josh Allen, who has shown he can be a good fantasy quarterback due to his rushing ability but he also needs to improve as a passer.

Emmanuel Sanders was a nice get by the Saints, as they had to rely too much on Michael Thomas. This is a great move for the Saints efforts to get another Super Bowl out of Drew Brees, but as the No. 2 receiver in New Orleans, Sanders should also see a nice bump in efficiency and fantasy stats.

Wide receiver rankings for 2020 half PPR fantasy football

Rk Name Tm
Rk Name Tm
1 Davante Adams GB
2 Tyreek Hill KC
3 DeAndre Hopkins ARI
4 Stefon Diggs BUF
5 D.K. Metcalf SEA
6 Calvin Ridley ATL
7 Michael Thomas NO
8 A.J. Brown TEN
9 Allen Robinson II CHI
10 Keenan Allen LAC
11 Chris Godwin TB
12 Julio Jones ATL
13 Justin Jefferson MIN
14 Kenny Golladay DET
15 Mike Evans TB
16 Terry McLaurin WAS
17 Robert Woods LAR
18 Adam Thielen MIN
19 Amari Cooper DAL
20 CeeDee Lamb DAL
21 D.J. Moore CAR
22 Odell Beckham Jr. CLE
23 Tee Higgins CIN
24 Diontae Johnson PIT
25 Cooper Kupp LAR
26 Will Fuller V HOU
27 Tyler Lockett SEA
28 D.J. Chark Jr. JAC
29 Brandon Aiyuk SF
30 Tyler Boyd CIN
31 Courtland Sutton DEN
32 Brandin Cooks HOU
33 JuJu Smith-Schuster PIT
34 Jarvis Landry CLE
35 Jerry Jeudy DEN
36 Deebo Samuel SF
37 Chase Claypool PIT
38 DeVante Parker MIA
39 Robby Anderson CAR
40 Marquise Brown BAL
41 Corey Davis TEN
42 Michael Gallup DAL
43 Michael Pittman Jr. IND
44 Laviska Shenault Jr. JAC
45 Darius Slayton NYG
46 Jamison Crowder NYJ
47 Curtis Samuel CAR
48 T.Y. Hilton IND
49 Sterling Shepard NYG
50 Marvin Jones Jr. DET
51 Christian Kirk ARI
52 John Brown BUF
53 Mike Williams LAC
54 Henry Ruggs III LV
55 Antonio Brown TB
56 Jalen Reagor PHI
57 Parris Campbell IND
58 Mecole Hardman KC
59 Cole Beasley BUF
60 Denzel Mims NYJ
61 Allen Lazard GB
62 Emmanuel Sanders NO
63 Preston Williams MIA
64 Ja'Marr Chase FA
65 Anthony Miller CHI
66 Darnell Mooney CHI
67 A.J. Green CIN
68 Julian Edelman NE
69 Nelson Agholor LV
70 KJ Hamler DEN
71 Devonta Smith FA
72 Russell Gage ATL
73 Sammy Watkins KC
74 Randall Cobb HOU
75 Breshad Perriman NYJ
76 Jakobi Meyers NE
77 James Washington PIT
78 Golden Tate NYG
79 Bryan Edwards LV
80 N'Keal Harry NE
81 Hunter Renfrow LV
82 Marquez Valdes-Scantling GB
83 DeSean Jackson PHI
84 Van Jefferson LAR
85 Tim Patrick DEN
86 Josh Reynolds LAR
87 Jaylen Waddle FA
88 Tre'Quan Smith NO
89 Miles Boykin BAL
90 Keke Coutee HOU
91 Zach Pascal IND
92 Rashard Higgins CLE
93 Andy Isabella ARI
94 Gabriel Davis BUF
95 Tyron Johnson LAC
96 Steven Sims WAS
97 Scotty Miller TB
98 Donovan Peoples-Jones CLE
99 Keelan Cole Sr. JAC
100 Larry Fitzgerald ARI
101 Dede Westbrook JAC
102 Rondale Moore FA
103 John Ross CIN
104 Danny Amendola DET
105 Travis Fulgham PHI
106 Alshon Jeffery PHI
107 Antonio Gandy-Golden WAS
108 Greg Ward PHI
109 Kendrick Bourne SF
110 Quintez Cephus DET
111 Jalen Hurd SF
112 Tyrell Williams LV