2020 Fantasy Football Best Ball Underrated Wide Receivers

by Davis Peng
2020 Fantasy Football Best Ball Underrated Wide Receivers

Veteran Fantasy Best Ball players know that wide receiver is the deepest position in fantasy football. However, there needs to be a balance between point consistency and boom potential. Below I'm going to give you some 2020 Fantasy Football Best Ball Underrated Wide Receivers.

There are many players to select who can provide value to your team, and having foresight can pay dividends in Best Ball leagues. If you choose wrong and take the wide receiver position for granted, you will harm your chances of being No. 1 in the league due to being mediocre every week or players dropping a goose egg. The list below will help prevent you from making that wrong decision.

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2020 Fantasy Football Best Ball Underrated Wide Receivers

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Jarvis Landry, Cleveland Browns (ADP 78 - WR33)
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Let's start this list off with someone who is the king of being underrated every year. He has even been caveated as Robin to Odell's Batman.

Jarvis Landry outperformed Odell in nearly every stat line as a wide receiver with almost the same amount of targets, Odell 133 vs. Jarvis 138. For some reason, we are here right now at Jarvis Landry being ADP 78 behind players like Will Fuller (ADP 75), Julian Edelman (ADP 76), Terry Mclaurin (ADP 59).

Let's not get this twisted, I am not saying to take Jarvis ahead of Odell, but Jarvis is a great value.  You cannot beat a 7th to 8th round pick that is putting WR2 numbers every year. In the last five years, Jarvis has averaged 1,000+ yards, and five touchdowns and no less than 80+ catches a season.

Why I'm Buying Landry

Jarvis Landry is a reliable 1B wide receiver that also plays in the slot. He will get all the safety net looks and has the hands to secure most of his targets. He is a significant mismatch who will get one on one coverage; you cannot allow a wide receiver like Jarvis to go to another team and guarantee your opponents a floor of 10 points a week.

As of right now, Jarvis is currently WR 34 off the board but will likely finish ahead of projections.

Marvin Jones Jr., Detroit Lions (ADP 86 - WR38)
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What happens when you get a big arm QB, a bad defense, no run game, and put it all together? You get the shootout sensation known as the Detroit Lions. Marvin Jones luckily is on this team and is one of the few players that shine exceedingly well in Best Ball.

His big games will rocket him off the bench, and his misses generally don't take away from your team. Marvin Jones is most likely to be your 4th receiver on the team, but he can put up weeks to outshine your entire wide receiver corps.

Why I'm Buying Jones Jr.

Finishing last year with 13 total games played and only having Matthew Stafford for 8 of them, Marvin still found a way to get nearly 800 yards and nine touchdowns. For position comparison, Will Fuller, who has never gotten to 700 yards, is being drafted 11 spots ahead of Marvin Jones.

Jamison Crowder, New York Jets (ADP 120 - WR47)
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Jamison Crowder, in my opinion, is the most underrated player in all drafting formats. In his first year as a New York Jet, Jamison Crowder finished with nearly 80 receptions with 122 targets and six touchdowns. This doesn't include Sam Darnold missing three games due to mono.

Adam Gase is notorious for short check downs to his slot wide receivers. To name a few Gase success stories, Wes Welker, Jarvis Landry, Albert Wilson, and now Jamison Crowder.

Why I'm Buying Crowder

Crowder is dynamic, he is No. 15 WR, in yards after the catch, and is going to play in shootout games every week due to the Jets poor defense. Crowder is currently being selected as a WR4/5 but he will finish the end of the year as a consistent WR2/3 giving you weekly solid 10 - 12 points in Half-PPR formats.

Chris Conley, Jacksonville Jaguars (ADP 230 - WR 80)
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Jacksonville has its 2019 primary wide receiver sleeper of the year D.J. Chark but who is the No. 2 guy? People are banking on Dede Westbrook or even rookie Laviska Shenault Jr. but I am banking on Chris Conley to fill this role and produce strong numbers by the end of the season.

A former Kansas City wide receiver, standing 6"3, with good over the top speed. I want to take Chris Conley as one of my final picks because Chris Conley finished with 47 catches on 90 targets with 775 yards and five touchdowns.

Why I'm Buying Conley

This is a big-play guy on a team that will have to throw a ton. Give Minshew an extra year practice as a starter, and we could be in for something special. There is a possibility this year that Jacksonville gives us a sequel to 2015s Allen Robinson and Allen Hurns.

Honorable Mention

Devante Parker, Miami Dolphins (ADP 68 - WR 30)
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Before you say it, I know. Parker is being drafted higher than he has ever been drafted before, and WR 30 is a reasonable price; yes, he could be a one-hit-wonder. All those reasons and more is why Devante Parker sits in my honorable mention portion.

He is currently fluctuating between the wide receiver 26 - 40 in Best Ball picks, going between Round 5 - 8. Parker has shown flashes of being a star wideout that can possibly put up WR1 numbers. Do you want to see Parker be tested? Well, he faced defensive player of the year, Stephen Gilmore, last year and had 137 yards on seven catches.

Why I'm Buying Devante

Coming off a season-high of 72 receptions, 1202 yards, and nine touchdowns in a Brian Flores scheme. There is potential here to snag a WR1 for a varying price of WR2/4. This is the equivalent of picking up Allen Robinson last year at Round 7.

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