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Top 100 Wide Receiver Rankings for Non-PPR Leagues

While the values in running backs vary a great deal between PPR and Standard scoring formats, the differences at the wide receiver position are more subtle. While there are a few target beasts like Michael Thomas (well, maybe not just like him) and a few deep-ball specialists like A.J. Brown, the roles of most wide receivers aren’t as clear as they once were. You’ll see this as you scan through our Consensus Wide Receiver Rankings for Non-PPR formats. Good receivers are just good receivers and with a few exceptions, you won’t see huge swings in value from PPR to Non-PPR.

Meet the Rankers

Below are the analysts that will be pouring over our Wide Receiver Rankings for the next few months. We’ve included their initials so that you know who is who in the rankings table and also their Twitter handles so you can give them a follow and let them know what you think of their rankings.

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2020 Wide Receiver Rankings for Non-PPR Leagues

Below you’ll find PPR Wide Receiver Rankings from four of our top analysts. They are ranked by the consensus now, but you can also sort by each analyst.

1Michael Thomas11121
2Davante Adams33313
3Tyreek Hill42234
4Julio Jones24545
5Chris Godwin56466
6DeAndre Hopkins65782
7Kenny Golladay78858
8Mike Evans896127
9Allen Robinson131110712
10D.J. Moore117141016
11Cooper Kupp9189179
12Adam Thielen1513171111
13Amari Cooper1620161310
14Calvin Ridley1915131613
15Odell Beckham Jr.1712121423
16JuJu Smith-Schuster141015931
17Robert Woods1221111524
18A.J. Brown1016231821
19Keenan Allen1822182314
19Tyler Lockett2114212019
21Courtland Sutton2017202417
22T.Y. Hilton2426291915
23Terry McLaurin2223222228
24D.K. Metcalf3019252618
25D.J. Chark3130192125
26Stefon Diggs2828242722
27Tyler Boyd2324283730
28Marquise Brown3527322529
29Jarvis Landry3229263527
30Michael Gallup2931313133
30A.J. Green2538333326
32DeVante Parker2644272932
33Marvin Jones2725393040
34Brandin Cooks3439302834
35Julian Edelman3334373236
36Will Fuller3632363935
37Christian Kirk3937343437
38Deebo Samuel4142423820
39Diontae Johnson3736404745
40Sterling Shepard4235464644
41Jamison Crowder4033513654
42Mecole Hardman4848444338
43Darius Slayton4356385139
43John Brown4641435542
45Mike Williams4953414441
46Anthony Miller4743544157
46Emmanuel Sanders3847565843
48Golden Tate4540536148
49Preston Williams5145356455
50Jerry Jeudy4446694250
51Robby Anderson5749485749
52DeSean Jackson5557504060
53Justin Jefferson5852524853
54Henry Ruggs5350624951
55CeeDee Lamb5051615452
56Sammy Watkins5260476946
57Jalen Reagor6259554561
58Alshon Jeffery7473455347
59N'Keal Harry5465665058
60Curtis Samuel6063496359
61Michael Pittman Jr.5954635666
62Allen Lazard6164575964
63Brandon Aiyuk6655745283
64Parris Campbell6369756565
65Corey Davis6767647173
66Breshad Perriman5676686678
67Larry Fitzgerald6579657462
68Denzel Mims8472606075
69Randall Cobb6868797071
70James Washington7081786267
71John Ross8178726763
72Hunter Renfrow8061767274
73Kenny Stills7374717769
74Dede Westbrook64627010368
75Tee Higgins7771678172
76Josh Reynolds8375598376
76Cole Beasley7266837382
78Tyrell Williams697058NR56
79Devin Funchess9958846886
80Mohamed Sanu7877828481
81Tre'Quan Smith8680809777
82Jakobi MeyersNR86859385
83Steven Sims Jr.76NR7776NR
84Marquez Valdes-ScantlingNR8373NR80
85Zach Pascal8884NRNR70
86Josh GordonNR8287NR79
87Russell Gage79NR8882NR
88Chris Conley75NR9085NR
89Danny Amendola71NR8992NR
90Dante PettisNR8586NR84
91Kendrick Bourne89NR8186NR
92Chase Claypool91NR9995NR
92Miles Boykin82NRNR78NR
94Laviska Shenault Jr.93NRNR80NR
95KJ Hamler87NRNR89NR
96J.J. Arcega-WhitesideNRNR10179NR
97Antonio Gandy-Golden94NRNR87NR
98Adam Humphries85NR97NRNR
99Bryan EdwardsNRNR9888NR
100Tyler JohnsonNRNR10091NR
101Albert Wilson97NRNR98NR
102Devin Duvernay98NRNR100NR
103Jalen HurdNRNRNR75NR
104Phillip Dorsett II90NRNRNRNR
104Andy IsabellaNRNRNR90NR
106Auden TateNRNR91NRNR
107Equanimeous St. BrownNRNR92NRNR
107Willie Snead IV92NRNRNRNR
109Marquise GoodwinNRNR93NRNR
110Marqise LeeNRNR94NRNR
110Demarcus RobinsonNRNRNR94NR
112Allen HurnsNRNR95NRNR
112Tajae Sharpe95NRNRNRNR
114Hakeem ButlerNRNR96NRNR
114David Moore96NRNRNRNR
114Trent TaylorNRNRNR96NR
117Ted Ginn Jr.NRNRNR99NR
118Jakeem Grant100NRNRNRNR
119Donovan Peoples-JonesNRNRNR101NR
120Scotty MillerNRNR102NRNR
120Van JeffersonNRNRNR102NR

Breaking Down the Position

Mick Ciallela

In 2019, 55 receivers played at least eight games and averaged double-digit fantasy points per game in PPR leagues. That number dropped to just 16 in standard leagues. However, that does not necessarily mean you have to panic and take a bunch of wide receivers early. When drafting, you must consider marginal cost, specifically as it relates to wide receivers versus running backs. Thomas led the world with 14.1 non-PPR points per game last season. Golden Tate finished 28th at 9.4, a difference of 4.7 points. The only running back within 4.7 points of Christian McCaffrey on a per-game basis was Derrick Henry. Only six running backs were within 4.7 points of Henry. There is a reason running backs are at a premium in non-PPR leagues, and that is because they are worth it.

As productive as the top-tier wide receivers are, I cannot advocate taking them in non-PPR formats. Their stats are much easier to find throughout the draft than those of their counterparts at running back. I have no issue waiting until the middle rounds to select my first wideout in non-PPR leagues. The 2020 season will feature arguably the most talented crop of incoming rookie receivers in NFL history. There was a long-standing theory that stated that receivers did not fully breakout until their third NFL season. However, many a receiver in recent years has hit the ground running into fantasy stardom. A.J. Brown, Terry McLaurin, Deebo Samuel, and DK Metcalf all produced top-30 seasons in standard leagues last year, while a handful of second-year players reached that mark. Several rookies can immediately become startable in fantasy, and most of them currently have a triple-digit ADP.

Nathan Dokken

For Non-PPR leagues, the wide receiver position gets a little dicier. You don’t have to spend early on the volume-based guys like Jarvis Landry. However, you also don’t get the late-round cushion of the Julian Edelman types who might only net 70 yards per week but will haul in 7-8 passes. Guys like Tyreek Hill and Kenny Golladay become even more elite, and the splash-play high-ceiling guys like Marquise Brown and Will Fuller V become more enticing in the middle rounds.

On another note, while this was an incredibly talented rookie crop, the lack of a typical offseason is going to hurt them substantially. They won’t get anywhere near as many reps with their quarterback as normal to perfect their timing. It’s not looking like things will get markedly better any time soon, so I’ll continue to push the rookie receivers down. You don’t often get big seasons from rookie wideouts anyway.

Corbin Young

In PPR leagues, I like to look at wide receivers on teams that might throw a lot. I also try to have a balance of players with high upside like Will Fuller, Mike Williams, and Curtis Samuel. Big play wide receivers like Fuller, Williams, and Samuel are also great non-PPR targets because we’ve seen make explosive plays. There’s usually more wide receivers available on waivers than other positions. Some late round wide receivers I like are Curtis Samuel, N’Keal Harry, Allen Lazard, and Steven Sims Jr.

Taylor Lambert

The beginnings of my drafts each year are uniformly flooded with a mix of running backs and wide receivers. Shining the spotlight on the receiver position specifically, I find that more often than not, the middle rounds of the drafts house my future receiving corps. If the board plays out the right way, my preference is to draft back-to-back members of my backfield in the first two rounds, sneak in another either in the third or the fourth, and then lock-in and assemble a solid group of receivers. When I take this approach, I’m looking at guys like Allen Robinson, D.J. Moore, or with any luck, Kenny Golladay. Outside of my utopian draft scenario, when my plans come crashing down, as they’re liable to do when playing with skilled competitors, I play with a degree of flexibility. If Julio Jones stumbles his way down to the middle of the second round, to hell with a second running back, you’d better believe he’s first in my queue.

My view of receivers shifts depending on the format I’m playing in. When I’m playing PPR, receivers such as Robert Woods and D.J. Moore rise in my rankings due to the volume of receptions I’m projecting them to have. Conversely, the low-catch, high-touchdown guys like Kenny Golladay take a slight dip. While the arrangement of my top-tier guys is reconstructed a bit, it’s the pass-catchers going later in drafts that see the biggest movement. Take Jamison Crowder and Julian Edelman for instance. Crowder is a contender, and arguably the favorite to haul in the most receptions on his team, which in PPR makes him an attractive late-round candidate. In Non-PPR, however, his limited scoring potential hampers him enough for me to consider other options when I see his name nearing the top of the player list in the draft pool.

The one aspect of my gameplay that remains consistent between formats is my predilection for stockpiling receivers and running backs early. This rings even truer in 3WR leagues or leagues that start 2-3 flex spots. Remember kids, draft your multiplayer positions first.

Got a beef with our 2020 Consensus Wide Receiver Rankings? Let our analysts hear it in the comments below!

More 2020 Fantasy Football Rankings:

PPR: QB | RB | WR | TE |

Standard: QB | RB | WR | TE |

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