Fantasy Football Week 1 WR Rankings: DeAndre Hopkins’ Tough Debut

Fantasy Football WR Rankings Week 1

Getty Wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins #10 of the Arizona Cardinals

Welcome to our Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings for Week 1 of the 2020 NFL regular season. In this week’s column, we discuss JuJu Smith-Schuster’s return to fantasy relevance. Plus, DeAndre Hopkins’ not-so-friendly Arizona Cardinals debut.

* If you’re looking for more information on how to best set your lineup this coming week check out our Week 1 WR Start ‘Em, Sit ‘Em

Reminder: These rankings are based on full-PPR scoring formats.

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Wide Receiver Outlook Week 1

To call JuJu Smith-Schuster‘s (WR6) 2019 campaign a disappointment would be putting it lightly. A year removed from ranking top-six league-wide in both receptions and yards, Smith-Schuster plummeted to WR62 in fantasy points per game (9.4) last year. However, a slew of injuries and catching passes from the likes of Mason Rudolph and Duck Hodges will do that to a player’s production.

Not only is JuJu a full go now, but so is his quarterback, Ben Roethlisberger, who returns from a surgically repaired elbow. Smith-Schuster faces off against the New York Giants in Week 1, who last season allowed the sixth-most fantasy points to receivers. Their secondary will also be without DeAndre Baker, Sam Beal and Xavier McKinney when they take the field on Monday night.

If you drafted DeAndre Hopkins (WR12) you’re not sitting him, nor should you, as Nuk averaged the fifth-most points in PPR-scoring formats a season ago. However, fantasy owners are met with a less than desirable Week 1 matchup for their star receiver.

The 49ers surrendered the 11th-fewest fantasy points to wideouts last season and allowed the fourth-fewest yards per game to the position. Not to mention, there are plenty of mouths to feed in the Arizona offense, potentially eating into Hopkins’ typical volume.

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Week 1 Fantasy Rankings: Wide Receiver 

  1. [QBs | RBs | WRs | TEs | Flex | DEF | Ks]
    • Matchup: Great l Avg l Tough
  1. # Wide Receivers TEAM Opp.

    1

    Michael Thomas NO

    vs. TB

    2

    Davante Adams GB

    @ MIN

    3

    Chris Godwin TB 

    @ NO

    4

    Tyreek Hill KC

    vs. HOU

    5

    Julio Jones ATL

    vs. SEA

    6

    J. Smith-Schuster PIT

    @ NYG

    7

    Adam Thielen MIN

    vs. GB

    8

    Mike Evans TB Q

    @ NO

    9

    Amari Cooper DAL

    @ LAR

    10

    Kenny Golladay DET O

    vs. CHI

    11

    Allen Robinson CHI

    @ DET

    12

    DeAndre Hopkins ARI

    @ SF

    13

    Cooper Kupp LAR

    vs. DAL

    14

    D.J. Moore CAR

    vs. LV

    15

    Keenan Allen LAC

    @ CIN

    16

    Calvin Ridley ATL

    vs. SEA

    17

    Odell Beckham Jr. CLE

    @ BAL

    18

    Stefon Diggs BUF

    vs. NYJ

    19

    A.J. Brown TEN

    @ DEN

    20

    Terry McLaurin WAS

    vs. PHI

    21

    Julian Edelman NE

    vs. MIA

    22

    Robert Woods LAR

    vs. DAL

    23

    D.K. Metcalf SEA

    @ ATL

    24

    Courtland Sutton DEN O

    vs. TEN

    25

    Tyler Lockett SEA

    @ ATL

    26

    D.J. Chark JAC

    vs. IND

    27

    Anthony Miller CHI

    @ DET

    28

    Deebo Samuel SF IR

    vs. ARI

    29

    T.Y. Hilton IND

    @ JAC

    30

    Tyler Boyd CIN

    vs. LAC

    31

    Jarvis Landry CLE

    @ BAL

    32

    Michael Gallup DAL

    @ LAR

    33

    DeVante Parker MIA

    @ NE

    34

    Jamison Crowder NYJ

    @ BUF

    35

    A.J. Green CIN

    vs. LAC

    36

    Marquise Brown BAL

    vs. CLE

    37

    Will Fuller HOU

    @ KC

    38

    Diontae Johnson PIT

    @ NYG

    39

    Sterling Shepard NYG

    vs. PIT

    40

    John Brown BUF

    vs. NYJ

    41

    Brandin Cooks HOU

    @ KC

    42

    Darius Slayton NYG

    vs. PIT

    43

    Marvin Jones DET

    vs. CHI

    44

    Emmanuel Sanders NO

    vs. TB

    45

    Christian Kirk ARI

    @ SF

    46

    Henry Ruggs III LV

    @ CAR

    47

    Golden Tate NYG

    vs. PIT

    48

    Parris Campbell IND

    @ JAC

    49

    Jerry Jeudy DEN

    vs. TEN

    50

    CeeDee Lamb DAL

    @ LAR

    51

    Robby Anderson CAR

    vs. LV

    52

    Mecole Hardman KC

    vs. HOU

    53

    DeSean Jackson PHI

    @ WAS

    54

    Preston Williams MIA

    @ NE

    55

    Mike Williams LAC Q

    @ CIN

    56

    N’Keal Harry NE Q

    vs. MIA

    57

    Sammy Watkins KC

    vs. HOU

    58

    Larry Fitzgerald ARI

    @ SF

    59

    Steven Sims Jr, WAS

    vs. PHI

    60

    Breshad Perriman NYJ

    @ BUF

    61

    Justin Jefferson MIN

    vs. GB

    62

    Allen Lazard GB

    @ MIN

    63

    Randall Cobb HOU

    @ KC

    64

    Michael Pittman Jr. IND

    @ JAC

    65

    Hunter Renfrow LV

    @ CAR

    66

    Dede Westbrook JAC

    vs. IND

    67

    Brandon Aiyuk SF

    vs. ARI

    68

    Cole Beasley BUF

    vs. NYJ

    69

    Bryan Edwards LV

    @ CAR

    70

    Curtis Samuel CAR

    vs. LV

    71

    Laviska Shenault Jr. JAC

    vs. IND

    72

    Corey Davis TEN

    @ DEN

    73

    KJ Hamler DEN

    vs. TEN

    74

    James Washington PIT

    @ NYG

    75

    Danny Amendola DET

    vs. CHI

    76

    Van Jefferson LAR

    vs. DAL

    77

    Denzel Mims NYJ

    @ BUF

    78

    John Ross CIN

    vs. LAC

    79

    Russell Gage ATL

    vs. SEA

    80

    Chase Claypool PIT

    @ NYG

    81

    Tee Higgins CIN

    vs. LAC

    82

    A. Gandy-Golden WAS

    vs. PHI

    83

    Josh Reynolds LAR

    vs. DAL

    84

    Adam Humphries TEN

    @ DEN

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