1.  
WR  NO
Rec
119
Rec Yds
1433
Rec TD
8
Rec Avg
12.0
Rush Att
1
Rush Yds
5
Rush TD
0
Rush Avg
5.0
After smashing the catch-percentage record in 2018, Thomas took down bigger prey last year, breaking Marvin Harrison's single-season receptions record and winning Offensive Player of the Year in the process. Thomas maintained his otherworldly catch rate (80.5 percent, second all time only to his 2018 mark) and averaged 9.3 YPT, eighth among the league's 30 100-target WRs, despite playing six games with a backup QB and seeing a massive bump in targets (185, 1st). Thomas' 1,725 receiving yards were also good for seventh in the record book. At 6-3, 212, Thomas has excellent size, runs precise routes and might have the best hands in the league. His rapport with Drew Brees is off the charts, and no player is more reliable at catching short passes and moving the chains. Thomas also led the league in red-zone targets (26) and scored nine times (T-4th), but he doesn't have deep speed (4.57 40) and isn't likely to make the big play - only three catches of 40-plus yards last year and seven in his four-year career. Despite leading the NFL in targets by a wide margin - he had 28 more than No. 2 Julio Jones - Thomas was merely tied for ninth in catches of 20 or more yards (17). Thomas' average depth of target (aDOT) was 8.1 yards (24th), and his 11.6 YPC ranked 23rd among 30 100-target WRs. Bottom line, with Drew Brees set to return in 2020, Thomas is arguably the safest pick on the draft board. He's 27, has missed only one game in his career (in 2016) and relies on short receptions from the NFL's all-time leader in completion percentage.
2.  
WR  KC
Rec
80
Rec Yds
1253
Rec TD
8
Rec Avg
15.7
Rush Att
16
Rush Yds
88
Rush TD
1
Rush Avg
5.5
The good news was Hill wasn't suspended last year. The bad - he missed nearly five games with a shoulder injury and had to play without superstar quarterback Patrick Mahomes for two and a half more when he returned. When he played, Hill was his usual superstar self, averaging 9.7 YPT and catching six passes of 40-plus yards on only 89 targets. At 5-10, 185, Hill is small but blazingly fast - 4.24 40 at his pro day - and as dangerous as anyone in the league in open space. He was rarely used in the red zone (seven targets in 11 full games), but he still scored seven times, thanks to his deep-ball prowess and ability after the catch. It's almost unfair one of the league's fastest and most agile receivers would be paired with the quarterback who has the biggest arm and is the best at keeping his focus downfield while escaping the pass rush. Moreover, Hill usually supplements his production with rushing stats, but last year had only 23 yards on eight carries after hurting his shoulder Week 1. With a clean bill of health, don't be surprised if he's more involved again on gadget plays. The only question for Hill at this point is volume. All-world tight end Travis Kelce is still there, Sammy Watkins restructured his contract to stick around and fellow speedster Mecole Hardman could see his role grow. But even on a modest (for his talent) 137 targets in 2018, Hill was the league's WR1 in non-PPR.
3.  
WR  CLE
Rec
86
Rec Yds
1265
Rec TD
8
Rec Avg
14.7
Rush Att
4
Rush Yds
24
Rush TD
0
Rush Avg
6.0
Beckham played 16 games for the first time since 2016, but he wasn't at full capacity for many of them, as he battled a core muscle injury that eventually required surgical repair in January. It didn't help that the team and offense were dysfunctional, and the quarterback play surprisingly subpar. Beckham's per-play numbers were pedestrian as a result - 7.8 YPT, only three catches of 40-plus yards on 133 targets, and four touchdowns. Despite his one-handed catching ability, vertical leap and body control, Beckham saw only 14 red-zone looks, and only five of those were from inside the five. At 5-11, 198, Beckham has average size, and his timed combine speed (4.43) was good but nothing special. Beckham seems to play faster in pads, and when healthy has been one of the most dangerous open-field runners in the league. He's expected to be completely healthy for the start of training camp, and he's still only 27, but given his multi-year health issues, quarterback Baker Mayfield's struggles behind a weak offensive line and bad management from the GM down, there's plenty of risk to match the enormous upside. One bright spot is new coach Kevin Stefanski taking over for Freddie Kitchens. Last year's offensive coordinator in Minnesota, Stefanski is likely to bring a Kyle Shanahan-style rushing offense to Cleveland, which, if successful, could generate more downfield looks to Beckham off play-action. While he could have more competition for targets - Jarvis Landry will be back, Kareem Hunt is around for a full season and new tight end Austin Hooper will see work - a healthy Beckham should still be the primary playmaker and top dog.
4.  
WR  TB
Rec
91
Rec Yds
1273
Rec TD
8
Rec Avg
14.0
Rush Att
4
Rush Yds
21
Rush TD
0
Rush Avg
5.3
Godwin had a monster season in every respect despite missing the final two games of 2019 with a hamstring injury. On only 121 targets, he put up an 86-1,333-9 line, leading 100-target receivers with 11.0 YPT. (Kenny Golladay was a distant second at 10.3). Godwin didn't catch many deep balls (three grabs of 40-plus), but he led the league with 25 catches of 20 or more yards in only 14 games. And while he also didn't see much red-zone work (14 targets, T-21st), he was tied for fourth with 10 inside-the-10 targets. As a result, only Golladay and Cooper Kupp caught more touchdowns. At 6-1, 209, Godwin is big for the slot, where he usually lines up, and he has good speed (4.42 40). He's also quick, explosive and has excellent hands (one drop last year). The biggest issue for Godwin is Tom Brady replacing the erratic but highly productive Jameis Winston. While Winston led the NFL with 30 interceptions, he also had 33 TDs and 5,109 yards, making him an ideal option for his receivers' fantasy output, despite being far less than that for the Buccaneers. While Brady in his age-43 season will make fewer mistakes and likely lean heavily on Godwin out of the slot, he'll also take fewer risks, which likely means fewer big plays for both Godwin and co-No. 1 Mike Evans. Moreover, should un-retired tight end Rob Gronkowski stay healthy, he'll siphon some of last year's targets from the wide receivers, particularly in the red zone. But coach Bruce Arians will almost certainly have a more open attack than last year's receiver-depleted Patriots, and a prime-age, 24-yearold Godwin should be in line for another big season, especially if Brady defaults to short, quick throws like he did the last few years.
5.  
WR  GB
Rec
95
Rec Yds
1174
Rec TD
10
Rec Avg
12.4
Rush Att
0
Rush Yds
0
Rush TD
0
Rush Avg
0.0
Despite missing four games with a toe injury, Adams was more or less himself last year, with numbers that prorate to 111-1,329-7 on 169 targets over a full season. His touchdowns dipped, but over his last eight games, including the playoffs, he scored seven times. Adams has never been especially efficient, and last year was no exception - 12.0 YPC and 7.9 YPT. At 6-1, 215, Adams is stoutly built, runs good routes and has a great rapport with Aaron Rodgers. In fact, Adams is the only target Rodgers has seemed to trust since Jordy Nelson left town three years ago. But Adams uncharacteristically had eight drops last year (in 12 games), and with his modest speed (4.56 40) he's not a major threat to stretch the field - only 12 catches of 20-plus and two for more than 40 yards last year. The Packers lack wideout depth beyond Adams, so he'll be the unquestioned top target again, and at age 27, he's still squarely in his prime and virtually certain to get a large share of the red-zone work. Rodgers isn't what he once was, but he's still well above the threshold for supporting one of the league's top fantasy receivers.
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