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What is better, Christmas Season or Fantasy Football season? I guess the correct answer is Fantasy Football during the Christmas season but the excitement for fantasy football is huge this year. Importantly, fantasy football cannot start without talking about the wide receiver position. Here I will explain my fantasy football wide receiver rankings and compare them to Matthew Berry, a well-known fantasy football analyst.

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Ranking Every Wide Reciever From 1-30

GamingToday RankingESPN ADPESPN: Matthew Berry's Ranking
1. Davante Adams8.21
2. Tyreek Hill10.32
3. Stefon Diggs12.53
4. DeAndre Hopkins174
5. DK Metcalf19.46
6. Calvin Ridley20.95
7. Justin Jefferson24.411
8. AJ Brown25.68
9. Keenan Allen 30.87
10. Terry McLaurin31.59
11. Mike Evans36.614
12. CeeDee Lamb41.716
13. Allen Robinson II36.610
14. Amari Cooper42.612
15. Robert Woods44.013
16. Julio Jones43.915
17. DJ Moore59.618
18. Chris Godwin59.120
19. Tyler Lockett54.125
20. Adam Thielen46.219
21. Dionte Johnson59.617
22. Cooper Kupp60.221
23. Ja'Marr Chase66.123
24. Odell Beckham Jr.74.334
25. JuJu Smith-Schuster75.431
26. Kenny Golladay68.626
27. Brandon Aiyuk71.827
28. Chase Claypool81.233
29. Robby Anderson90.729
30. Courtland Sutton79.624

Credit: to ESPN’s Matthew Berry for his wide receiver rankings

Wide Receivers: Stock Up

CeeDee Lamb

Former first-round pick who dawns the number of past Dallas Cowboys greats; Dez Bryant and Michael Irvin. Lamb is an incredible talent who showed incredible talent last year prior to Dak Prescott’s injury. Prescott was on his way to the most passing yards in the NFL by a longshot. I will bet on Lamb’s talent as well as the high-octane Cowboys offense.

  • I have Lamb ranked just outside the top 10 of wide receivers and even higher than his running mate, Amari Cooper.

Cooper Kupp

Out goes Jared Goff and in through that door comes Matthew Stafford. What a joy this combination should be. Kupp has already put up huge numbers despite having a below-average quarterback behind center. Stafford is considered a top 10 quarterback on talent alone. In 2019, Kupp had 1,161 yards, 10 touchdowns, and 134 targets. We have seen Kupp as the top receiver on this offense, it is possible he does it again.

  • Kupp is currently ranked 21 on my big board, could easily be in the top 20.

The “Do Not” Draft List

Kenny Golladay

If you are looking for a wide receiver who is always injured and has a quarterback who does not push the ball downfield, you have your guy. I don’t want anyone on the Giants and I especially don’t want Golladay. He is already battling a hamstring injury. Story of his career.

  • His current ADP is 68.6, even if he is available at 80, I would prefer to draft a Jerry Jeudy, Robby Anderson, or Tee Higgins.

Tyler Boyd

So many mouths to feed in Cincinnati, I can’t imagine they have three roster-able wide receivers. Ja’Marr Chase will be the best receiver on the team. I would much prefer Tee Higgins over Boyd. This is a lose-lose for Tyler Boyd in Cincinnati.

Julio Jones

Everyone will surely be down my throat for this one. Julio Jones is one of the best receivers of the past 10 years. However, he has been often injured the last few years and is getting older quickly. Even if he does avoid injury, father time is undefeated. He could be losing a step. There are better options in the top 15.

Michael Thomas

This one is easy. Unless you are in a keeper format, Michael Thomas is undraftable. He is starting the year on the PUP list (physically unable to perform) and had another ankle surgery. This is the same injury that only let him start in 5 games last year. Wouldn’t touch him.

Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Sleeper Picks

Jerry Jeudy

Extremely talented player. Jeudy is in his second year and impressed a lot of people last year. Expect Jeudy to get plenty of run as their most important offensive piece. His average draft slot is 96.0.

Will Fuller

Not ranked on my board, mostly because of injuries. Will Fuller is an incredible talent. When he is healthy, he is a bonafide top 10 fantasy wide receiver. Unfortunately, he is never healthy. Fuller will need to stay healthy in Miami, even if Tua Tagovailoa isn’t the best quarterback option.

  • Fuller’s ADP (Average Draft Position) is 96.9 on ESPN. He is being undervalued for sure.

Michael Gallup

If there is a team that can make three receivers fantasy studs, it is the Dallas Cowboys. Gallup has a ton of talent as well and his offense slings the ball better than any in the league. Gallup’s ADP is 110.2, this is a bargain. If there were an injury to the two ahead, he is likely a top 13 receiver.

Deebo Samuel

Anyone else ready for the Trey Lance show? Jimmy Garopollo will not be the starting quarterback, despite what they are saying to the media. Lance is my pick to win rookie of the year and Deebo Samuel has shown excellent production in the past. His ADP is just behind Gallup at 111.2, tons of value in that area.

About the Author
Erich Richter

Erich Richter

Erich is a New York-based writer and gambling expert specializing in the sports industry. His work is featured in numerous publications. Erich is a diehard Mets, Giants, and Knicks fan (it’s been tough). Twitter: @erichterrr

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