When it comes to the wide receiver position for fantasy football entering the 2020 NFL season, there's quite a bit of change to contend with. Only it's not so much with the wideouts themselves as it is who will be throwing them the ball.
As many as a dozen teams could have a different starting quarterback compared to who was under center to start the 2019 season. With that much turnover, it's no surprise that elite options like Chris Godwin and Mike Evans fall into this group as well as established veterans such as T.Y. Hilton, Keenan Allen, A.J. Green, and Julian Edelman, and even up-and-comers like DJ Moore and Terry McLaurin.
How quickly each wideout gets on the same page with their signal-caller will be critical to their success, but who he is can't be overlooked either. That's why Godwin and Evans remain near the top of these ranks. Tampa Bay's dynamic duo may have been catching passes from a former Heisman Trophy winner but now they get to work with the GOAT.
A couple of significant trades also went down around the time of the draft and their impact will be felt at wide receiver as well. DeAndre Hopkins is now in Arizona with Houston acquiring Brandin Cooks from the Rams. A big upgrade for Kyler Murray and the Cardinals' passing attack, Hopkins has slipped a few spots in the rankings because of the uncertainty surrounding his role in Kliff Kingsbury's offense. On the other side, Cooks has landed in a great spot and gets a big QB upgrade in swapping Jared Goff for Deshaun Watson. But it's still a new situation/offense and Cooks' concussion issues have kept him off of the field for extended stretches. Additionally, Stefon Diggs went from Minnesota to Buffalo. Josh Allen has a bigger arm than Kirk Cousins, but does that mean Diggs will be a more productive target?
While it may take some getting used to the new QB-WR combinations around the league, the good news for all of the NFL's signal-callers is something fantasy owners can take advantage of as well — there is no lack of options at the wide receiver position. Maybe these rankings below can help you sort through them as you prepare for your fantasy draft.