Week 1 Fantasy WR Rankings: Should-starts, sleepers, potential busts at large receiver

Fortunately, a lot of the large receivers on the prime of our season-long rankings could be thought-about comparatively positive issues. This entire “no preseason” deal actually has us scratching our heads once we get right down to the WR3 and flex vary of our rankings, although. How a lot of a job will rookies play in Week 1? What about guys on new groups? And what about these groups that appear like they’ve six WRs that would matter however none that may for positive (we’re you, Raiders)? Greater than in years previous, Week 1 rankings are a guessing recreation, however we would prefer to suppose we’re good guessers.

In fact, we do not know every part. Close to the highest, there’s cause to fret about DeAndre Hopkins, solely when serious about Week 1. The 49ers have a fantastic protection and Hopkins is on a brand new group. We assume he’ll nonetheless ball out, and that is why he is in our top-10, and also you’re by no means going to take a seat him Week 1, so that is most likely a moot dialogue level. However nonetheless, there’s extra danger related there than we’re used to with Hopkins. 

WEEK 1 STANDARD RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Working again | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker

Then we get into the center of the rankings and all of it looks like a crapshoot. We do not know for positive whether or not Stefon Diggs will instantly outproduce John Brown in Buffalo. We do not know for positive if Brandin Cooks is wholesome sufficient to matter for the Texans in Week 1. We do not know for positive whether or not Cam Newton’s lack of accuracy can be an enormous hit to the worth of Julian Edelman. The most effective we will do early on right here is wager on the expertise and manufacturing that we already know.

WEEK 1 PPR RANKINGS:
Quarterback | Working again | Large receiver | Tight finish | D/ST | Kicker

You will not discover any rookie WRs as even WR3s in our rankings for this week despite the fact that a couple of may get away early like Marquise Brown and Terry McLaurin did a yr in the past. With a bizarre offseason and restricted constructive experiences about rookie WRs claiming jobs outright, it most likely is smart to wager on the gamers that appear extra like positive issues to open the season.

Additionally remember the fact that with no preseason, we now have much less grasp of gamers’ true recreation healths than regular. A.J. Inexperienced has been hampered for weeks by harm, however it’s not apparent whether or not it is one thing he can play by means of in a Week 1 recreation. There are ripple results to each unsure harm like that. If Inexperienced is out or restricted, you have to play Tyler Boyd in opposition to the Chargers, but when Inexperienced is comparatively helpful, Boyd turns into much less so. Talking of the Chargers, we already know Mike Williams is banged up, and there is nothing concrete to inform us which wideout will produce reverse Keenan Allen, if any. Possibly deep-leaguers ought to take an opportunity on Jalen Guyton or Joe Reed, however it’s anybody’s guess on that. 

In case you did not determine it out already, the theme of Week 1 in 2020 greater than most years is uncertainty. Large receiver has change into such a productive fantasy place lately that you need to have three WRs in your roster who will put up factors in Week 1. Whereas it is perhaps onerous to foretell precisely which three, your finest wager is to go together with the blokes who’ve finished it earlier than and who’ve quarterbacks which are reliable. None of them ought to completely bust.

Word: We’ll proceed to replace our WR rankings all through the week, so test again for the most recent motion and particular person participant evaluation. 

Week 1 Fantasy WR Rankings (Commonplace)

These rankings are for non-PPR leagues

Rank
Participant
1
Michael Thomas, NO vs. TB
2
Tyreek Hill, KC vs. HOU
three
Julio Jones, ATL vs. SEA
four
Davante Adams, GB @ MIN
5
Chris Godwin, TB @ NO
6
DeAndre Hopkins, ARZ @ SF
7
Cooper Kupp, LAR vs. DAL
eight
Amari Cooper, DAL @ LAR
9
Mike Evans, TB @ NO
10
Tyler Lockett, SEA @ ATL
11
JuJu Smith-Schuster, PIT @ NYG
12
Allen Robinson, CHI @ DET
13
Odell Beckham Jr., CLE @ BAL
14
Kenny Golladay, DET vs. CHI
15
Keenan Allen, LAC @ CIN
16
Adam Thielen, MIN vs. GB
17
Courtland Sutton, DEN vs. TEN
18
A.J. Brown, TEN @ DEN
19
DJ Chark, JAX vs. IND
20
T.Y. Hilton, IND @ JAX
21
D.J. Moore, CAR vs. LV
22
Robert Woods, LAR vs. DAL
23
DeVante Parker, MIA @ NE
24
Stefon Diggs, BUF vs. NYJ
25
Calvin Ridley, ATL vs. SEA
26
DK Metcalf, SEA @ ATL
27
Terry McLaurin, WAS vs. PHI
28
Will Fuller V, HOU @ KC
29
Marquise Brown, BAL vs. CLE
30
Jarvis Landry, CLE @ BAL
31
Emmanuel Sanders, NO vs. TB
32
Brandin Cooks, HOU @ KC
33
Julian Edelman, NE vs. MIA
34
Tyler Boyd, CIN vs. LAC
35
DeSean Jackson, PHI @ WAS
36
John Brown, BUF vs. NYJ
37
Deebo Samuel, SF vs. ARZ
38
Michael Gallup, DAL @ LAR
39
A.J. Inexperienced, CIN vs. LAC
40
Golden Tate, NYG vs. PIT
41
Mike Williams, LAC @ CIN
42
Marvin Jones, DET vs. CHI
43
Diontae Johnson, PIT @ NYG
44
Darius Slayton, NYG vs. PIT
45
Jamison Crowder, NYJ @ BUF
46
Henry Ruggs III, LV @ CAR
47
Christian Kirk, ARZ @ SF
48
Anthony Miller, CHI @ DET
49
Mecole Hardman, KC vs. HOU
50
CeeDee Lamb, DAL @ LAR
51
Jerry Jeudy, DEN vs. TEN
52
Sterling Shepard, NYG vs. PIT
53
N’Keal Harry, NE vs. MIA
54
Allen Lazard, GB @ MIN
55
Preston Williams, MIA @ NE
56
Michael Pittman Jr., IND @ JAX
57
Curtis Samuel, CAR vs. LV
58
Josh Reynolds, LAR vs. DAL
59
Robby Anderson, CAR vs. LV
60
Sammy Watkins, KC vs. HOU
61
Parris Campbell, IND @ JAX
62
Larry Fitzgerald, ARZ @ SF
63
Dede Westbrook, JAX vs. IND
64
Justin Jefferson, MIN vs. GB
65
Kendrick Bourne, SF vs. ARZ
66
Trent Taylor, SF vs. ARZ
67
Breshad Perriman, NYJ @ BUF
68
Alshon Jeffery, PHI @ WAS
69
Brandon Aiyuk, SF vs. ARZ
70
Hunter Renfrow, LV @ CAR
71
Randall Cobb, HOU @ KC
72
Bryan Edwards, LV @ CAR
73
James Washington, PIT @ NYG
74
Corey Davis, TEN @ DEN
75
Tee Higgins, CIN vs. LAC
76
Cole Beasley, BUF vs. NYJ
77
Denzel Mims, NYJ @ BUF
78
Kenny Stills, HOU @ KC
79
Olabisi Johnson, MIN vs. GB
80
Devin Duvernay, BAL vs. CLE
81
Jalen Guyton, LAC @ CIN
82
Miles Boykin, BAL vs. CLE
83
Danny Amendola, DET vs. CHI
84
Laviska Shenault Jr., JAX vs. IND
85
Steven Sims, WAS vs. PHI
86
J.J. Arcega-Whiteside, PHI @ WAS
87
Russell Gage, ATL vs. SEA
88
KJ Hamler, DEN vs. TEN
89
Tre’Quan Smith, NO vs. TB
90
John Ross III, CIN vs. LAC
91
Van Jefferson, LAR vs. DAL
92
Marquez Valdes-Scantling, GB @ MIN
93
Nelson Agholor, LV @ CAR
94
Zach Pascal, IND @ JAX
95
Trey Quinn, WAS vs. PHI
96
Tajae Sharpe, MIN vs. GB
97
Chase Claypool, PIT @ NYG
98
Joe Reed, LAC @ CIN

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