NFL Receiving Leaders 2020 : DeAndre Hopkins Leads the list of most yards by NFL Receiving Players

Ashish Priyadarshi
|Published 24/12/2020

NFL Receiving Leaders 2020: Wide receivers are cashing in big this year. Here’s a look at the top 5 receiving leaders so far.

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NFL Receiving Leaders 2020:

#1. DeAndre Hopkins: Arizona Cardinals, 1,324 Yards

Hopkins remains an elite force in the league after being traded to the Cardinals this year. He clearly took advantage of his situation, turning the Cardinals passing attack into a legitimate force.

Hopkins adds on six touchdowns to his stat-line and has 103 receptions so far, second place in the league. Of course, the highlight of his season was his game winner against the Buffalo Bills.

Hopkins is averaging the second most receiving yards per game in his career (94.6) and has posted a career best 74.6 catch percentage this year.

#2. Travis Kelce: Kansas City Chiefs, 1,318 Yards

The fact that Kelce is second place in receiving yards as a tight end is a testament to the kind of season he’s had. Kelce has been the biggest threat in the Chiefs’ passing attack and is having himself a historic season.

He has 98 receptions on the year and 10 touchdowns to boot, tied for 5th in the league. Kelce has quickly established himself as the best tight end in the league and this year proves that.

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#3. Stefon Diggs: Buffalo Bills, 1,314 Yards

Diggs has quickly become a revelation for the Buffalo Bills. Buffalo currently owns the second best record in the AFC at 11-3 and a large part of that is because Diggs has emerged as a dangerous threat at the receiving position.

Diggs currently leads the NFL in receptions, 111, and targets, 147, making for an absurd year. Diggs has also found the end-zone five times this year and his 93.9 reception yards per game is fourth in the NFL.

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#4. DK Metcalf: Seattle Seahawks, 1,223 Yards

Metcalf continues his absolutely dominating second season as he pulls in at fourth place on this list. Metcalf is having quite the breakout season, and it’s a delight for Seattle fans to see.

With 10 touchdowns on the year, he’s tied with Kelce for 5th in the league and his 16.5 yards per catch is second in the league. With Wilson throwing the ball, Metcalf has emerged as one of the best deep threats in the league and it’s given the Seahawks a dangerous passing attack.

#5. Tyreek Hill: Kansas City Chiefs, 1,211 Yards

Another Chiefs player on this list. Hill is perhaps the fastest player in the league and his speed has translated into several big plays for Kansas City this season.

That speed has also found its way into the end-zone an incredible 15 times, the best mark in the league right now. Hill has proven to everyone around him that he is more than just a speedster, as he has racked in 83 receptions on 129 targets.

Hill and Kelce form a dynamic receiving duo for the Chiefs as combined they have 25 total touchdowns. That just goes to show the incredible talent this Chiefs roster possesses.

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Ashish Priyadarshi

Ashish Priyadarshi

Ashish Priyadarshi is The SportsRush's content manager and editor. Ashish freelanced for 1 year in the NFL division before taking on an editorial role in the company. He then tacked on managing content while adding on a writing role in the NBA division. Ashish has been closely following the NFL and NBA since the 2012 season when the Patriots lost the Super Bowl and Derrick Rose was at the height of his powers. Since then, Ashish has focused on honing his knowledge for both leagues in, even writing crossover pieces. In his free time, Ashish is an avid basketball player, he loves to watch movies and TV shows, immersing himself in the cinematic world. Ashish studies computer science and data science at the University of Wisconsin-Madison and would love to mesh his love for sports with his technical skills.

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