Ranking the Packers’ wide receivers for fantasy football in 2020.
You’re in the mid-to-late rounds of your fantasy football draft and need some more depth at the wide receiver position. Many Green Bay Packers pass-catchers are still on the board.
The Packers should have an offense that puts up points again this season and has no trouble moving the ball. But which receiver should you take?
Here are my rankings for the Packers’ top six receivers for fantasy football in 2020.
1. Davante Adams
No introduction needed.
In his last fully-healthy season, Adams finished as the No. 2 wide receiver in PPR scoring. He’s going to dominate the targets and is one of the best receivers in the NFL. Adams is a first-round pick in fantasy.
2. Allen Lazard
Of the wideouts not named Davante Adams, Allen Lazard is likely the safest choice. Lazard had double-digit PPR points on three occasions last season and finished with at least seven points in seven games. Hardly dominant fantasy numbers, but he should provide some level of consistency.
Lazard has more familiarity in the scheme, has built a connection with Aaron Rodgers, and the Packers are going to need him.
3. Marquez Valdes-Scantling
If Marquez Valdes-Scantling can get back to his best, he could be a late-round sleeper and will jump ahead of Lazard in these rankings.
It was tough to trust MVS in fantasy last season due to his inconsistent performances, but he did show his potential in this offense with two 20-plus-point games in the first half of the season. After ankle and knee injuries limited Valdes-Scantling in the second half of 2019, he’s been impressive at training camp.
Here’s an interesting note from Aaron Nagler of Cheesehead TV following Saturday’s practice:
"“Not only has the third year wide out had a good start to camp but he’s put together two very strong practices, with today’s outing featuring a number of catches over the deep middle of the field in team work. It’s slowly becoming clear MVS is capable of being more than just a deep threat.”"
MVS is worth drafting late on. He could slip under the radar but has the potential to be one of Rodgers’ top targets.
4. Equanimeous St. Brown
It’s difficult to predict the season Equanimeous St. Brown will have. He’s got the talent to become a key contributor in this offense, but there’s a lot of uncertainty about that. EQ will compete with Lazard and MVS for snaps. He will have a role to play, there’s no doubt about that, but will the third-year receiver become a reliable fantasy player?
It’s worth adding St. Brown in the later rounds as a flyer.
5. Reggie Begelton
A CFL star last season, Reggie Begelton has reportedly been impressive at training camp so far. Begelton has increased his chances of making the 53-man roster and he could have a role to play on offense this season, but it will be tough to put up consistent fantasy points with the other receivers ahead of him on the depth chart.
6. Jake Kumerow
Unlikely to make a consistent impact in the regular season barring injuries, Jake Kumerow should go undrafted. But if the other receivers struggle, he could be a player to watch.