Best Wide Receivers 2020 Hierarchy
These are the best Wide Receivers 2020. This list is based off the overall talent of each player while also considering their projected performance for the upcoming season. To no surprise this list includes each player on my list of best wide receivers in the NFL as well as one of the best Wide Receivers ever.
From left to right: Michael Thomas, Julio Jones, Deandre Hopkins and Davante Adams.
If I were to do anything to this tier it would be to have Michael Thomas and Julio Jones in their own tier. I think Hopkins and Adams will put up equally impressive statlines, but it is Thomas and Jones who should be considered the best in terms of talent.
From left to right: Keenan Allen, Tyreek Hill, Mike Evans, Chris Godwin and Kenny Golladay.
Keenan Allen is an elite route runner, but will have a new Quarterback throwing him the football. I was very close to putting Tyreek Hill, the fastest NFL player in the above tier. I love Mike Evans and Chris Godwin, but there a lot of mouths to feed in Tampa with the expectation that they are a much more efficient offense. That in turn will lead to less airing it out in Jameis fashion. Kenny Golladay to me is the next big thing at Wide Receiver. He dominated with Matthew Stafford and was equally impressive with the lackluster QBs throwing to him for the remainder of the 8 weeks last season.
From left to right: Amari Cooper, Odell Beckham, Juju Smith-Schuster, D.J. Moore, Courtland Sutton and A.J. Green.
I could easily see any of these guys in this tier in the consensus top 10 for Wide Receiver stats. Amari Cooper will go into his 2nd season in Dallas. He had freakish performances last season, but for ever great game had 1 or 2 dud games. Odell Beckham also goes into the 2nd season with a new team, and if healthy should build a nice rapport with Baker. Two seasons ago Juju was a unanimous top 10 WR. Going into 2020 he has Ben Roethlisberger returning and should be healed from his nagging injuries. D.J. Moore broke out last season, but has a new QB at the helm. Sutton has built a nice rapport with Drew Lock, but Jerry Jeudy and KJ. Hamler join the receiving corp who will compete for targets. Who knows with A.J. Green who hasn’t played a single game over the past 2 seasons.
From left to right: A.J. Brown, Allen Robinson, Adam Thielen, Stefon Diggs, Tyler Lockett, D.K. Metcalf and Cooper Kupp.
I think the most hate will be for including Stefon Diggs in this tier. My reasoning lies with his new situation. I like the talent of Josh Allen, but is not as accurate as Kirk Cousins. Allen Robinson and Diggs would be the two players I would most likely move up a tier. I think Lockett and Metcalf will be very close in terms of stats.
From left to right: T.Y. Hilton, Calvin Ridley, Devante Parker, Robert Woods, D.J. Chark, Terry Mclaurin, Julian Edelman and Jarvis Landry.
Again, this is where it gets very tough. T.Y. Hilton has been injured and who knows if he can return to his old self. Julian Edelman no longer has Tom Brady and I think that will hurt his production a lot. All of these other players are potential superstars with an extremely high upside, but still don’t have the body of work to have them in the elite category.
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