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Rookie wide receiver dynasty rankings for 2020 fantasy football

We rank top rookie wide receivers for dynasty leagues in 2020.

Jerry Jeudy #4 of the Alabama Crimson Tide fails to pull in this reception as he is defended by Ray Buford Jr. #1 of the New Mexico State Aggies at Bryant-Denny Stadium on September 07, 2019 in Tuscaloosa, Alabama. Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images

Rookies this season will get a crash course in the NFL with a shortened off season and no preseason games due to Covid-19. Thankfully, this season is full of strong rookie dynasty picks and a slower than normal ramp up to the season won’t be as impactful for their longterm success.

As you know, this draft was especially robust in wide receiver talent, giving us dynasty leaguers a good chance to stock up future studs. Hopefully we will reap our rewards sooner than later, but wide receivers can take a while to get up to speed with the NFL, even if they are extremely talents.

So far we’ve only had one significant rookie receiver land on the Covid-19 injury list. Rookie Justin Jefferson out of LSU has either been in close contact with someone with Covid-19 or has it himself. We always want rookies to get as much time in training camp as possible and this season it is even more critical. Keep an eye on Jefferson’s status.

Tier 1

No receiver landed in a spot you would automatically consider them as the No. 1 receiver, which in some ways helps us draft without putting too much emphasis on their workload in Week 1. My No. 1 receiver coming into the draft was CeeDee Lamb and landing in Dallas, where you can feel good about his future quarterback play, is a strong spot. Yes, Amari Cooper is there, but Lamb is too talented to be second fiddle for too long and Cooper’s contract lets Dallas out sooner than later if they want.

Tier 2

Jerry Jeudy would have been in Tier 1 if we knew Drew Lock was going to pan out, but that’s still an open question. Jeudy’s ability isn’t in question and he should become the No. 1 target, even with Courtland Sutton there, so I’m still on board and think Lock has a decent chance of being above average.

Justin Jefferson is a player who landed in a spot he should quickly see useful targets, as Stefon Diggs left a big hole in the Vikings offense. His ability coupled with Kirk Cousins and a strong spot in the offense, pushed him ahead of Henry Ruggs. Ruggs has a ton of talent and I think he turns out to be a high-upside player, but I’d like for him to have a better quarterback. As it is, he comes in as my fourth receiver.

Dynasty Rookie Wide Receiver Rankings

Rank Player Age Team
Rank Player Age Team
1 Ja'Marr Chase 21 CIN
2 DeVonta Smith 22 PHI
3 Jaylen Waddle 22 MIA
4 Elijah Moore 21 NYJ
5 Terrace Marshall 21 CAR
6 Rondale Moore 21 ARI
7 Rashod Bateman 21 BAL
8 Kadarius Toney 22 NYG
9 Amon-Ra St. Brown 21 DET
10 Amari Rodgers 21 GB
11 Dyami Brown 21 WAS
12 Dez Fitzpatrick 23 TEN
13 D'Wayne Eskridge 24 SEA
14 Josh Palmer 21 LAC
15 Nico Collins 22 HOU
16 Cornell Powell 23 KC
17 Anthony Schwartz 21 CLE
18 Jaelon Darden 22 TB
19 Tylan Wallace 22 BAL
20 Tutu Atwell 21 LAR