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Non-PPR wide receiver rankings in 2020 fantasy football (8/28 update)

Can anyone knock Michael Thomas off his best fantasy football receiver hill in 2020? We rank wide receivers in fantasy football.

Julio Jones #11 of the Atlanta Falcons looks on during the first half of a game against the Jacksonville Jaguars at Mercedes-Benz Stadium on December 22, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia. Photo by Carmen Mandato/Getty Images

August 28th update: With just two weeks until the season opener between the Chiefs and Texans, your fantasy football drafts are closing in fast. So far, knocking on wood while crossing my fingers, no prominent wide receivers have gone down with season-ending injuries in training camp. That will likely change, as it always seems to happen, but we haven’t had to make any drastic changes in the rankings.

There are injuries though and they will impact rankings, especially as we get closer to Week 1. Some of the more prominent players have been Tyrell Williams, Mike Williams, A.J. Green, Brandon Aiyuk, and Deebo Samuel. Thankfully, the majority of these injuries shouldn’t linger too far into the season, if at all.

Jalen Reagor, Jerry Jeudy, Chase Claypool, Joe Reed, Keelan Cole, Parris Campbell, Van Jefferson, and Auden Tate have been too good in training camp not to give them a slight bump.

Check out our printable drafting tiers!


The NFL season is fast approaching. With no preseason games and limited media coverage due to Covid-19, it is going to be tougher to evaluate camp battles, but it’s never been that easy either. That makes fantasy football draft preparations a little different than in recent seasons.

Below you will find our wide receiver Standard (non-PPR) fantasy football rankings. Training camp is meaningful and what we learn over the next 20-plus days will help us rank these players more accurately. But, the bulk of evaluation has been done already.

Many default settings on fantasy football platforms are no longer non-PPR, but it is still an often used scoring type. Deep threat receivers usually get a bump in non-PPR while slot receivers often get knocked down. Of course, some receivers can do it all and they are useful across all formats.

Tier 1

This tier is fluid, but elite. I have Tyreek Hill, Michael Thomas and Davante Adams and that’s it. Hill is a great Non-PPR receiver, as he has the highest yardage and touchdown upside due to his speed and the ability of Patrick Mahomes to get him the ball. Thomas is still safer, but Hill has upside coming out his ears.

Tier 2

The Julio Jones to Adam Thielen tier is brimming with talent and Top 5 upside. Thielen is probably the most out of place on the list after his injury riddled 2019, but with Stefon Diggs gone, he’s very much Davante Adams-lite. His target share should be incredible. Julio Jones is always a candidate to give you a No. 1 finish, but he’s been steadily finishing around fifth in wide receiver fantasy points due to his trouble putting up double-digit touchdowns. The duo of Chris Godwin and Mike Evans should be more efficient with Tom Brady in tow and efficiency is what we’re looking for in non-PPR leagues.

Tier 3

The third tier is still very much a safe drafting area, but with slightly more risk. This is a big tier that goes from 10th ranked Odell Beckham Jr. to 25th ranked D.J. Chark. This is likely the tier I’ll get one or two receivers from as I’ll take running backs early. Some of my favorite players from this tier are Robert Woods, Marquise Brown, DeVante Parker and D.K. Metcalf. I can see them inching up the rankings during training camp.

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