This year more than ever it has been difficult to make decisions about fantasy football lineups because of injuries, byes, and Covid-19 concerns. This week fantasy starters like Tyreek Hill, Julio Jones, and Amari Cooper have byes. It could be difficult to decide who is best streamer to replace one of them in your lineup. Your roster could also have two wide receivers with similar value. Deciding between the two could be the difference between winning and losing this week.
With so little time left during the fantasy football regular season every game that’s left is more important than the last to guarantee yourself a spot in your leagues fantasy football playoffs. Here are my wide receiver rankings for Week 10 of the 2020 NFL Season
*Ratings are subject to change due to injury reports or possible move to reserve/COVID-19 list*
(Check out section below for details on players already rumored to possibly miss this week and how their replacement options rank for the week)
Must Start- a player who is in your lineup regardless of the matchup or most circumstances. Will likely finish near the top of the league in points that week and in most weeks.
Starting WR1- a player who makes fantasy owners comfortable starting week after week. Regardless of the matchup this player has a high floor.
High WR2- a player who may isn’t likely to carry a lineup that week, but has the ability to have a breakout game and is teetering between WR1 and WR2 category.
Starting WR2- a player who should be started in most lineups and should reach their point projection. This player is started is because of their consistency and moderately high floor
Low WR2- a player who may not be a lock to start for a team every week, but will start more times than not. Their production may not be pretty or win a person their lineup but the production is consistent enough to make a fantasy owner comfortable starting them.
Flex- a player who could float around the territory of being benched, but is started due to potential to play better than their point projection. However this player has the potential to flop and cause a fantasy team to lose if he has a bad game.
Deeper League Flex- a player who has starting value in deeper leagues. There are enough reasons to leave this player on the bench, but their upside makes them an attractive option. Desperate times may call for a player like this to be inserted into starting lineups.
Upside Player- a player who is boom or bust. This player can exceed expectations in a given week or could flop and be the reason why someone lost their fantasy matchup.
Leave on the Bench- a player who should be avoided in all lineups that week. Many times this player could even be left on waivers.
|Must Start||Davante Adams||vs Jacksonville Jaguars||WR1|
|Must Start||D.K. Metcalf||vs Los Angeles Rams||WR2|
|Must Start||Allen Robinson||vs Minnesota Vikings||WR3|
|Must Start||Stefon Diggs||vs Arizona Cardinals||WR4|
|Must Start||Terry McLaurin||vs Detroit Lions||WR5|
|Must Start||DeAndre Hopkins||vs Buffalo Bills||WR6|
|Starting WR1||Michael Thomas||vs San Fransisco 49ers||WR7|
|Starting WR1||Keenan Allen||vs Miami Dolphins||WR8|
|Starting WR1||Robert Woods||vs Seattle Seahawks||WR9|
|Starting WR1||A.J. Brown||vs Indianapolis Colts||WR10|
|High WR2||Brandin Cooks||vs Cleveland Browns||WR11|
|High WR2||Travis Fulgham||vs New York Giants||WR12|
|Starting WR2||Tyler Lockett||vs Los Angeles Rams||WR13|
|Starting WR2||Tyler Boyd||vs Pittsburgh Steelers||WR14|
|Starting WR2||Adam Thielen||vs Chicago Bears||WR15|
|Starting WR2||Cooper Kupp||vs Seattle Seahawks||WR16|
|Starting WR2||Chris Godwin||vs Carolina Panthers||WR17|
|Starting WR2||Jarvis Landry||vs Houston Texans||WR18|
|Starting WR2||Robby Anderson||vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers||WR19|
|Starting WR2||DeVante Parker||vs Los Angeles Chargers||WR20|
|Starting WR2||*Kenny Golladay||vs Washington Football Team||WR21|
|Low WR2||*JuJu Smith-Schuster||vs Cincinnati Bengals||WR22|
|Low WR2||Tee Higgins||vs Pittsburgh Steelers||WR23|
|Low WR2||D.J. Moore||vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers||WR24|
|Low WR2||Justin Jefferson||vs Chicago Bears||WR25|
|Low WR2||Jerry Jeudy||vs Las Vegas Raiders||WR26|
|Low WR2||D.J. Chark||vs Green Bay Packers||WR27|
|Flex||*Diontae Johnson||vs Cincinatti Bengals||WR28|
|Flex||Sterling Shepard||vs Philadelphia Eagles||WR29|
|Flex||Mike Evans||vs Carolina Panthers||WR30|
|Flex||*Chase Claypool||vs Cincinatti Bengals||WR31|
|Flex||John Brown||vs Arizona Cardinals||WR32|
|Flex||Antonio Brown||vs Carolina Panthers||WR33|
|Flex||Nelson Agholor||vs Denver Broncos||WR34|
|Flex||*Deebo Samuel||vs New Orleans Saints||WR35|
|Flex||Christian Kirk||vs Buffalo Bills||WR36|
|Flex||Corey Davis||vs Indianapolis Colts||WR37|
|Flex||Cole Beasley||vs Arizona Cardinals||WR38|
|Flex||Jakobi Meyers||vs Baltimore Ravens||WR39|
|Flex||Brandon Aiyuk||vs New Orleans Saints||WR40|
|Flex||Emmanuel Sanders||vs San Fransisco 49ers||WR41|
|Deep League Flex||Randall Cobb||vs Cleveland Browns||WR42|
|Deep League Flex||Curtis Samuel||vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers||WR43|
|Deep League Flex||Jalen Reagor||vs New York Giants||WR44|
|Deep League Flex||T.Y. Hilton||vs Tennessee Titans||WR45|
|Deep League Flex||*Allen Lazard||vs Jacksonville Jaguars||WR46|
|Deep League Flex||A.J. Green||vs Pittsburgh Steelers||WR47|
|Deep League Flex||Marquise “Hollywood” Brown||vs New England Patriots||WR48|
|Deep League Flex||Rashard Higgins||vs Houston Texans||WR49|
|Deep League Flex||Darnell Mooney||vs Minnesota Vikings||WR50|
|Deep League Flex||Mike Williams||vs Miami Dolphins||WR51|
|Deep League Flex||Marvin Jones Jr.||vs Washington Football Team||WR52|
|Upside Player||K.J. Hamler||vs Las Vegas Raiders||WR52|
|Upside Player||Marquez Valdes Scantling||vs Jackonville Jaguars||WR53|
|Upside Player||Darius Slayton||vs Philadelphia Eagles||WR54|
|Upside Player||Jakeem Grant||vs Los Angles Chargers||WR55|
|Upside Player||Michael Pittman Jr.||vs Tennessee Titans||WR56|
|Leave on the Bench||Hunter Renfrow||vs Denver Broncos||WR57|
|Leave on the Bench||Tim Patrick||vs Las Vegas Raiders||WR58|
|Leave on the Bench||Greg Ward||vs New York Giants||WR59|
|Leave on the Bench||Zach Pascal||vs Tennessee Titans||WR60|
|Leave on the Bench||Larry Fitzgerald||vs Buffalo Bills||WR61|
|Leave on the Bench||Keelan Cole||vs Green Bay Packers||WR62|
|Leave on the Bench||Henry Ruggs III||vs Denver Broncos||WR63|
|Leave on the Bench||Tre’Quan Smith||vs San Fransisco 49ers||WR64|
|Leave on the Bench||David Moore||vs Los Angeles Rams||WR65|
|Leave on the Bench||Laviska Shenault Jr.||vs Green Bay Packers||WR66|
|Leave on the Bench||Richie James Jr.||vs New Orleans Saints||WR67|
|Leave on the Bench||Golden Tate||vs Philadelphia Eagles||WR68|
Possible Changes that can occur before Sunday
WR21 Kenny Golladay, Detroit Lions
This year has been rough on Kenny Golladay. He has missed four of his first eight games due to injury and may miss his fifth this week. Despite missing time he has scored between 14.5 and 17.7 PPR points in every week he is active. But if he were to miss this week Marvin Jones Jr. would bump up to WR39 between Cole Beasley and Jakobi Meyers. Jones has scored 13+ points in the last three weeks but has a rough matchup against Washington in Week 10. Also Marvin Hall is a name to pay attention to in deeper leagues. Hall would bump to WR57 if Golladay missed this week.
Pittsburgh Steeler Wide Receivers: WR22 JuJu Smth-Schuster, WR28 Diontae Johnson, WR31 Chase Claypool
The Pittsburgh Steelers have a plethora of great wide receivers. However if starting quarterback Ben Roethlisberger were to miss Week 10 because he was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list their value would take a huge hit. JuJu Smith-Schuster would drop to WR33 between John Brown and Antonio Brown. Diontae Johnson would drop to WR30 between Sterling Shepard and Mike Evans. Finally Chase Claypool would drop to WR44 between Curtis Samuel and Jalen Reagor. Last season Mason Rudolph developed a relationship with Johnson keeping him relevant in fantasy while Smith-Schuster became borderline droppable during that time. At this point it is unclear how Claypool would play with another quarterback under center but it seems unlikely that this offense can support three fantasy relevant wide receivers with Roethlisberger out and Claypool is the odd man out. Owners of these receivers should check in on Roethlisberger’s status.
WR35 Deebo Samuel, San Fransisco 49ers
Deebo Samuel has finally returned to his form from last season after breaking his foot in the preseason. However he has missed the last two games due to a hamstring issue and being put on the reserve/COVID-19 list. He is likely to return which makes him startable despite Nick Mullens being under center. But if Samuel were to miss this weeks game against the Saints as well Brandon Aiyuk would take his role in the offense and the rankings becoming the new WR35 between Nelson Agholor and Christian Kirk. Richie James who scored 33.4 points against Green Bay last week would fill in for Aiyuk at WR40 between Jakobi Meyers and Emmanuel Sanders. Kyle Shanahan has always had a next man up mentality when it comes to injuries and so do these rankings when it come to San Fransisco 49ers wide receivers.
WR46 Allen Lazard, Green Bay Packers
After scoring 26.4 points Week 3 Allen Lazard was placed on injured reserve because of a core surgery he had shortly afterwards. But with Lazards return looming he may be a late season spark in fantasy lineups. Before he got hurt he looked like the Packers true number two receiver and may be the reason the team didn’t feel comfortable trading for Will Fuller. If he were to return on IR this week against Jacksonville he would be an interesting boom or bust player. However if he were to miss this week as well Marquez Valdes Scantling would take a slight boost to WR49 between Rashard Higgins and Darnell Mooney. Valdes Scantling would only be an option in deep leagues.