2020 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Do Not Draft List

by Dylan Clemons
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Welcome back Fantasy nerds, this is the Fantasy Six Pack 2020 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Do Not Draft List.

This list will consist of wide receivers who I will struggle to draft this Fantasy Football season for a multitude of reasons.

It could be because their ADP is too high, the situation might have gotten worse, or they have just declined as a player. It could also be possible that a player had such a good year the previous season that it could be nearly impossible to repeat it.

Now let's get into some those wide receiver names who I believe will disappoint you if you draft them at their current ADP, in the 2020 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Do Not Draft List.

2020 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Do Not Draft List

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DeAndre Hopkins, Arizona Cardinals (ECR WR5)

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DeAndre Hopkins has been one of the most consistent players at the Wide Receiver position in Fantasy Football for the past six seasons. Hopkins has finished as the WR5 or better four out of the last six years while finishing WR1 in 2018.

However, this year Hopkins is switching teams for the first time in his career after being traded to the Arizona Cardinals this offseason. He will have to learn a completely new offense and create a new connection with second-year quarterback Kyler Murray -- all while having zero preseason snaps together.

As you may know already, Hopkins is very volume dependent. In 2018, when he was the WR1, he saw 163 targets, and last year he saw 150. Looking at the Cardinals' wide receiver target share, Larry Fitzgerald saw 109 targets, Christian Kirk saw 108 targets, and Damiere Byrd had 46. With the Cardinals running well over 60% of their plays with at least three receivers on the field, I look for Hopkins to lose around 20-30 targets this season.

Hopkins right now is going as the 13th player off the board. That is entirely too early for me to pull the trigger on Hopkins. With the wild offseason we’ve had, it's going to be harder on players on new teams to develop relationships with their new teammates.

I have Hopkins as my WR7. I’m drafting Kenny Golladay and Chris Godwin in front of Hopkins this season, who are both going after him in drafts.

Amari Cooper, Dallas Cowboys (ECR WR11)

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Last season Amari Cooper finished as the WR10 in Half point PPR formats. If you look at his numbers, they aren’t bad. He had 79 receptions on 119 targets with 1,189 yards and eight touchdowns. Unfortunately, Cooper still found ways to frustrate his fantasy owners.

Cooper was very boom-or-bust last season. He had nine games where he had over 80 yards receiving. But he also had seven games where he had under 50 yards. Cooper has all the talent in the world, but for some reason, he would just disappear some weeks and be completely non-existent.

Last season we saw second-year receiver Michael Gallup have a breakout season. He finished with 66 receptions for 1,107 yards and six touchdowns. The Cowboys also used the 17th overall pick on CeeDee Lamb, who looked like a stud in the making at Oklahoma. There are a ton of mouths to feed in the Cowboys offense.

With the consistency problems Cooper has had in his career and all the mouths to feed in the Cowboys offense, I’m fading Cooper this draft season. His ADP right now is the 25th player off the board. I have him as my WR16, behind other receivers like D.J. Moore, Adam Thielen, Robert Woods, and Mike Evans.

Cooper Kupp, Los Angelos Rams (ECR WR15)

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In 2018 it looked like Cooper Kupp was on his way to a breakout rookie season. Through 8 games, he had 40 receptions for 566 yards and six touchdowns, before tearing his ACL.

Last season, after coming back from the ACL injury, Kupp didn’t miss a beat in the offense. Through Week 8, Kupp was the WR2 in all of Fantasy Football. As the season progressed, the Rams started running more 12 personal (which means two tight end sets with two receivers). In Weeks 13-17, they ran this formation 34% of the time.

Kupp saw his snaps go down and his Fantasy owners saw his productivity go down. After week eight he was the WR31 in Fantasy Football, a drastic change from the first eight weeks. I expect the Rams to keep running more 12 personal this season, so I am fading Kupp this season.

While our Fantasy Six Pack Rankings have Kupp at WR16, I have him quite a bit further down my rankings at WR24. I have guys such as Tyler Lockett, Calvin Ridley, Terry McLaurin, and D.K. Metcalf over Kupp this season.

Courtland Sutton, Denver Broncos (ECR WR19)

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The Denver Broncos have added a bunch of new toys to this offseason to their offense. They added running back Melvin Gordon to an already good running attack. They also added help for Drew Lock on the outside by adding wide receivers Jerry Judy and K.J. Hamler in the Draft

Courtland Sutton had a breakout season last season. He saw a team-high 126 targets, catching 72 of them for over 1,100 yards and six touchdowns. This offseason the Broncos have added pass-happy Pat Shurmer as their offensive coordinator. As the head coach of the Giants last season, he had the 3rd highest pass player percentage at 64.23%.

By now you’re probably asking yourself, why is Sutton on this list?

Coming into this season the Broncos have what many believe a top-five defense in football. Remember they also still have defensive-minded head coach Vic Fangio. With Fangio as head coach last season the Broncos only threw the ball 57.13% of the time which ranked 24th in the NFL.

Since they have an inexperienced quarterback in Drew Lock, I personally believe that Fangio is going to want to lean on his defense and run the ball with his two really solid running backs. Also, with the other mouths to feed in the wide receiver core this season I believe Sutton will lose targets.

Our Fantasy Six Pack rankings have Sutton as WR19, the same as Fantasy Pros ECR. I have Sutton a little lower at WR23. I will be drafting Tyler Lockett, D.J. Chark, and Terry McLaurin over Sutton for this season.

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