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’s playoffs may start in fantasy leagues. Owners may have a few wide receivers on their roster that they have been flipping between all season. Deciding between them could be the difference between winning and losing this week. For owners who have to stream a wide receiver this week, it may be difficult to choose who to put into your lineup.
For those who are not in playoffs yet, there is little time left during the fantasy football regular season. Every game that’s left is more important than the last to guarantee a spot in the fantasy football playoffs. Here are wide receiver rankings for Week 13 of the 2020 NFL Season.
*Ratings are subject to change due to injury reports or possible move to reserve/COVID-19 list*
(Check out the 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. They 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 the 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 Detroit Lions||WR1|
|Must Start||D.K. Metcalf||vs New York Jets||WR2|
|Must Start||Keenan Allen||vs Atlanta Falcons||WR3|
|Must Start||Tyreek Hill||vs Miami Dolphins||WR4|
|Must Start||Allen Robinson||vs Houston Texans||WR5|
|Starting WR1||Michael Thomas||vs Philadelphia Eagles||WR6|
|Starting WR1||Diontae Johnson||vs Buffalo Bills||WR7|
|Starting WR1||Terry McLaurin||vs San Fransisco 49ers||WR8|
|Starting WR1||Julio Jones||vs Los Angeles Chargers||WR9|
|High WR2||A.J. Brown||vs Jacksonville Jaguars||WR10|
|High End WR2||DeAndre Hopkins||vs New York Giants||WR11|
|High End WR2||Stefon Diggs||vs Pittsburgh Steelers||WR12|
|Starting WR2||Chris Godwin||vs Minnesota Vikings||WR13|
|Starting WR2||JuJu Smith-Schuster||vs Buffalo Bills||WR14|
|Starting WR2||Corey Davis||vs Jacksonville Jaguars||WR15|
|Starting WR2||Calvin Ridley||vs Los Angeles Chargers||WR16|
|Starting WR2||*Mike Evans||vs Minnesota Vikings||WR17|
|Starting WR2||Robby Anderson||vs Denver Broncos||WR18|
|Starting WR2||Brandon Aiyuk||vs Washington Football Team||WR19|
|Starting WR2||Justin Jefferson||vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers||WR20|
|Low WR2||*D.J. Moore||vs Denver Broncos||WR21|
|Low WR2||*Kenny Golladay||vs Green Bay Packers||WR22|
|Low WR2||Antonio Brown||vs Minnesota Vikings||WR23|
|Low WR2||*Brandin Cooks||vs Chicago Bears||WR25|
|Low WR2||Adam Thielen||vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers||WR26|
|Low WR2||Cooper Kupp||vs New England Patriots||WR27|
|Low WR2||Tyler Lockett||vs New York Jets||WR28|
|Low WR2||Devante Parker||vs Kansas City Chiefs||WR29|
|Low WR2||Chase Claypool||vs Buffalo Bills||WR30|
|Low WR2||Amari Cooper||vs Cincinatti Bengals||WR31|
|Flex||Deebo Samuel||vs Washington Football Team||WR32|
|Flex||Robert Woods||vs New England Patriots||WR33|
|Flex||*Curtis Samuel||vs Denver Broncos||WR34|
|Flex||Tee Higgins||vs Dallas Cowboys||WR35|
|Flex||D.J. Chark||vs Tennessee Titans||WR37|
|Deep League Flex||Mike Williams||vs Atlanta Falcons||WR37|
|Deep League Flex||T.Y. Hilton||vs Las Vegas Raiders||WR38|
|Deep League Flex||Tyler Boyd||vs Dallas Cowboys||WR39|
|Deep League Flex||Jerry Jeudy||vs Carolina Panthers||WR40|
|Deep League Flex||Jamison Crowder||vs Seattle Seahawks||WR41|
|Deep League Flex||CeeDee Lamb||vs Cincinatti Bengals||WR42|
|Deep League Flex||Jarvis Landry||vs Baltimore Ravens||WR43|
|Deep League Flex||Sterling Shepard||vs Cincinnati Bengals||WR44|
|Deep League Flex||Collin Johnson||vs Tennessee Titans||WR45|
|Deep League Flex||Michael Pittman Jr.||vs Las Vegas Raiders||WR46|
|Deep League Flex||Marquise “Hollywood” Brown||vs Cleveland Browns||WR47|
|Deep League Flex||Nelson Agholor||vs Indianapolis Colts||WR48|
|Upside Players||Darnell Mooney||vs Houston Texans||WR49|
|Upside Player||Breshad Perriman||vs Seattle Seahawks||WR50|
|Upside Player||Christian Kirk||vs New York Giants||WR51|
|Upside Player||Allen Lazard||vs Detroit Lions||WR52|
|Upside Player||Keke Coutee||vs Chicago Bears||WR53|
|Upside Player||Michael Gallup||vs Cincinatti Bengals||WR54|
|Upside Player||Jalen Reagor||vs New Orleans Saints||WR55|
|INACTIVE||Denzel Mims||vs Seattle Seahawks||OUT|
|Upside Player||Marquez Valdes-Scantling||vs Detroit Lions||WR56|
|Leave on the Bench||Cole Beasley||vs Pittsburgh Steelers||WR57|
|Leave on the Bench||Hunter Renfrow||vs Indianapolis Colts||WR58|
|Leave on the Bench||Jakobi Meyers||vs Los Angeles Rams||WR59|
|Leave on the Bench||A.J. Green||vs Dallas Cowboys||WR60|
|Leave on the Bench||Marvin Jones Jr.||vs Green Bay Packers||WR61|
|Leave on the Bench||Henry Ruggs||vs Indianapolis Colts||WR62|
|Leave on the Bench||Tim Patrick||vs Carolina Panthers||WR63|
|Leave on the Bench||Darius Slayton||vs Arizona Cardinals||WR64|
|Leave on the Bench||Sammy Watkins||vs Miami Dolphins||WR65|
|Leave on the Bench||Laviska Shenault Jr.||vs Tennessee Titans||WR66|
|Leave on the Bench||Greg Ward||vs New Orleans Saints||WR67|
|Leave on the Bench||Josh Reynolds||vs New England Patriots||WR68|
|Leave on the Bench||Zach Pascal||vs Las Vegas Raiders||WR69|
|Leave in the Bench||K.J. Hamler||vs Carolina Panthers||WR70|
|Leave on the Bench||Demarcus Robinson||vs Miami Dolphins||WR71|
|Leave on the Bench||Larry Fitzgerald||vs Miami Dolphins||WR72|
|Leave on the Bench||Travis Fulgham||vs New Orleans Saints||WR73|
|Leave on the Bench||Damiere Byrd||vs Los Angeles Rams||WR74|
|Leave on the Bench||Emmanuel Sanders||vs Philadelphia Eagles||WR75|
|Leave on the Bench||Rashard Higgins||vs Baltimore Ravens||WR76|
|Leave on the Bench||Golden Tate||vs Arizona Cardinals||WR77|
|Leave on the Bench||Gabriel Davis||vs Pittsburgh Steelers||WR78|
Possible Changes that can occur before Sunday
WR17 Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Mike Evans was limited during practice on Wednesday and missed on Thursday this week. It could be precautionary for his hamstring, but this is something to pay attention to before Sunday. If Evans does not suit up Chris Godwin becomes WR11 on the week between DeAndre Hopkins and Stefon Diggs. While Antonio Brown moves up to WR18 between Robby Anderson and Brandon Aiyuk.
WR21 D.J. Moore, Carolina Panthers
Last weekend news broke that eight Carolina Panthers were added to the Reserve/COVID-19 list. One of those players happened to be D.J. Moore. If he is not activated Roddy Anderson will stay in the same place while Curtis Samuel will move up to WR29 between Tyler Lockett and Chase Claypool.
WR22 Kenny Golladay, Detroit Lions
Kenny Golladay hasn’t played since Week 8 due to a hip issue. If he misses Week 14 against the Green Bay Packers, Marvin Jones Jr. will become WR50 between Darnell Mooney and Breshad Perriman. He is not a great option this week if Golladay is out because of the likely Jaire Alexander shadow.
WR24 Brandin Cooks, Houston Texans
Last week against the Indianapolis Colts Brandin Cooks suffers a concussion. This was a scary moment during the game because Cooks has an extensive history of concussions during his career. If Cooks were to miss this week’s game against the Chicago Bears, Keke Coutee would become the Texan’s number one receiver and WR49 between Darnell Mooney and Breshad Perriman.
WR34 Curtis Samuel, Carolina Panthers
Along with D.J. Moore, Curtis Samuel was also added to the COVID-19 reserve list last weekend. If Samuel cannot suit up Robby Anderson and D.J. Moore should retain their rankings. But the Panthers running backs may see more work and Mike Davis may get the touches if McCaffrey and Samuel are both out.