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Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings July (Tiers 4-9) - Best Ball Leagues

Chris Olave - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, NFL Injury News

Many of you have been assembling rosters in best-ball leagues since the initial weeks of the offseason, and participation in this format has intensified as we have progressed through the summer. You are also dedicating your efforts toward draft preparation and roster construction as we rapidly approach the regular season.

Enthusiasm for the best ball format remains enormous as it provides the opportunity to instantly complete all forms of roster management at the conclusion of each draft. However, that aspect of the best-ball draft process should be integrated into your decision-making process during each selection. This is because the absence of a waiver wire elevates the importance of constructing rosters that are designed to minimize the impact of injuries and other challenges that emerge during the season.

The team at RotoBaller has just updated our tiered rankings in the best ball format, which will help you prepare for your upcoming drafts. We are also delivering a detailed analysis of these rankings and this article will examine wide receivers who are contained in tiers 4-9. We will continue to update our rankings throughout the offseason and you can find a full breakdown of Tiers 1-3 here.

Be sure to also check our other Week 14 fantasy football waiver wire pickups articles:


Wide Receiver Best-Ball Rankings

Position Rank PositionTier Player Name Overall Rank
1 1 Justin Jefferson 1
2 1 Ja'Marr Chase 2
3 1 Tyreek Hill 4
4 1 Cooper Kupp 5
5 2 Stefon Diggs 9
6 2 A.J. Brown 10
7 2 CeeDee Lamb 11
8 2 Amon-Ra St. Brown 12
9 2 Davante Adams 15
10 2 Garrett Wilson 17
11 2 Jaylen Waddle 19
12 3 DeVonta Smith 24
13 3 Tee Higgins 25
14 3 DK Metcalf 27
15 4 Chris Olave 30
16 4 Amari Cooper 36
17 4 Keenan Allen 39
18 4 Calvin Ridley 40
19 4 Deebo Samuel 43
20 4 Christian Watson 46
21 5 DJ Moore 49
22 5 Terry McLaurin 51
23 5 DeAndre Hopkins 52
24 5 Drake London 54
25 5 Tyler Lockett 56
26 5 Christian Kirk 57
27 6 Mike Williams 58
28 6 Chris Godwin 61
29 6 Jerry Jeudy 62
30 6 Brandon Aiyuk 64
31 6 Marquise Brown 65
32 6 Jahan Dotson 66
33 6 Jordan Addison 69
34 6 Diontae Johnson 70
35 6 Michael Pittman Jr. 73
36 7 Mike Evans 74
37 7 Jaxon Smith-Njigba 80
38 7 Quentin Johnston 81
39 7 George Pickens 84
40 7 Gabe Davis 87
41 8 Brandin Cooks 90
42 8 Rashod Bateman 92
43 8 Zay Flowers 93
44 8 Kadarius Toney 95
45 8 Treylon Burks 100
46 9 Elijah Moore 110
47 10 JuJu Smith-Schuster 113
48 10 Tyler Boyd 115
49 10 Darnell Mooney 123
50 10 Jonathan Mingo 125
51 10 Michael Thomas 126
52 10 Allen Lazard 127
53 10 Jameson Williams 128
54 10 Jakobi Meyers 129
55 10 Rondale Moore 130
56 10 Adam Thielen 132
57 10 Courtland Sutton 133
58 11 Nico Collins 138
59 11 Skyy Moore 140
60 11 Odell Beckham Jr. 144
61 11 Marvin Mims Jr. 145
62 11 Alec Pierce 147
63 12 Tim Patrick 149
64 12 Donovan Peoples-Jones 150
65 12 Romeo Doubs 151
66 12 Rashee Rice 154
67 12 Jayden Reed 156
68 13 Zay Jones 160
69 13 Rashid Shaheed 163
70 13 Allen Robinson II 169
71 13 DJ Chark Jr. 170
72 13 Josh Downs 177
73 14 Wan'Dale Robinson 178
74 14 John Metchie III 182
75 14 Marquez Valdes-Scantling 183
76 14 Isaiah Hodgins 185
77 14 K.J. Osborn 189
78 14 Khalil Shakir 190
79 14 Hunter Renfrow 192
80 14 Curtis Samuel 197
81 14 Michael Gallup 198
82 15 Chase Claypool 205
83 15 Jalin Hyatt 206
84 15 Mecole Hardman Jr. 213
85 15 Marvin Jones Jr. 217
86 15 Cedric Tillman 220
87 16 Joshua Palmer 224
88 16 Deonte Harty 225
89 16 Terrace Marshall Jr. 229
90 16 Trey Palmer 230
91 16 Tyquan Thornton 231
92 16 Tank Dell 236
93 16 Parris Campbell 240
94 16 Van Jefferson 241
95 16 Russell Gage 242
96 16 Darius Slayton 244


Tier 4

Chris Olave, Amari Cooper, Keenan Allen, Calvin Ridley, Deebo Samuel, Christian Watson

Olave’s ADP has ascended to the threshold of WR1 territory (25/WR13). That is justifiable based on the numbers that he assembled despite a late-season hamstring injury and the constraints of a limited offense in 2022. Olave was leading all rookies in multiple categories from Weeks 1-12, while soaring to 10th overall in both targets (92/8.4 per game) and receiving yards (822/74.7 per game).

Olave was also second in air yards (1,347), and seventh in both yards per route run (2.65), and targets per route run (29.7%), during that span before his aforementioned hamstring issue contributed to declining per-game averages in targets (4.5), receptions (3.5), and receiving yards (47.5) from Weeks 15-17. However, Olave should flourish in a restructured passing attack that will be led by former Raider QB Derek Carr. He should minimally function as a high-end WR2 and could become the most prolific member of his class this season.

36 wide receivers were selected before Cooper during the 2022 draft season following the unexpected trade that sent him from Dallas to Cleveland. However, he easily surpassed those tempered expectations while rising to WR8 from Weeks 1-12. He also finished fifth in air yards (1,172), ninth in targets (93/8.5 per game/26.6% share), 11th in targets per route run (26.7%), and 12th in both receptions (57/5.2 per game) and receiving yards (792/72 per game), while Jacoby Brissett was guiding the Browns’ attack.

Cooper’s per-game averages declined (6.5 targets/3.5 receptions/61.3 yards) while Deshaun Watson was spearheading the offense in Weeks 13-18, although Watson’s protracted absence was a factor in his failure to operate with the same effectiveness that he delivered during his three Pro Bowl seasons (2018-2020). Cooper should function as Cleveland’s most productive receiving option, while Elijah Moore should remain highly involved as the Browns’ WR2.

Speculation emerged during the initial weeks of the offseason surrounding the potential for Allen to relocate to a new environment. This was a byproduct of his contract before Allen signed a new deal that cleared $8.9 million in cap space, which ensured that the 11-year veteran will retain his critical role in the Chargers’ aerial attack. The reconstructed deal also positions Allen to match or surpass the expectations of his current ADP (37/WR16), particularly if he can approach the level of production that he delivered during his final eight games in 2022.

Allen resurfaced following a protracted hamstring injury and skyrocketed into the league lead in both receptions (60/7.5 per game) and red zone targets (15) from Weeks 11-18. He also rose to second in targets (83/10.4 per game), fifth in receiving yards (675/84.4 per game), sixth in yards after catch (243), and ninth in targets per route run (33.5%).

Allen was also fourth in the league over that span with an average of 18.8 points per game. The collective arrival of offensive coordinator Kellen Moore and first-round selection Quentin Johnston should not impede Allen from assembling one more highly-productive season.

Ridley’s ADP has steadily advanced from the bottom of Round 6 (71/WR31) to Round 4 (45/WR19) since he was reinstated by the NFL in March. That eliminated any questions surrounding his availability while lingering concerns about the residual effect of his lengthy absence can be offset by the enticement of his impending opportunity within an emerging offense.

2020 Weeks 1-17 Rec Yards Rec/Gm 100+ 
Stefon Diggs 1,535 95.9 7
DeAndre Hopkins 1,407 87.9 7
Justin Jefferson 1,400 87.5 7
Calvin Ridley 1,374 91.6 8
Davante Adams 1,374 98.1 7
D.K. Metcalf 1,303 81.4 5
Tyreek Hill 1,276 85.1 3
Allen Robinson 1,250 78.1 4


2020 Weeks 1-17 Air Yards AY %
Calvin Ridley 2,018 41.56
D.K. Metcalf 1,768 39.21
Stefon Diggs 1,713 34.24
Tyreek Hill 1,708 35.92
D.J. Moore 1,551 40.76
Jerry Jeudy 1,541 30.64
Allen Robinson 1,454 30.62
Marvin Jones 1,441 30.31


2020 Weeks 1-17 YBC YBC/Rec
Calvin Ridley 1,099 12.2
Stefon Diggs 1,071 8.4
Justin Jefferson 947 10.8
D.K. Metcalf 940 11.3
Allen Robinson 931 9.1
DeAndre Hopkins 873 7.6
Tyreek Hill 842 9.7
D.J. Moore 811 12.3

Ridley’s capabilities were on display during his 2020 breakout season when he skyrocketed to the league lead in air yards (2,018) and yards before the catch (1,099), while eclipsing 100+ yards in a league-best eight games. He also rose to fourth in receiving yards (1,374/91.6 per game) and seventh in targets (143/9.5 per game), while accumulating nine touchdowns, and averaging 18.8 points per game. Ridley will not replicate those numbers but he should ascend into WR1 responsibilities for Jacksonville while operating as a high-end WR2 on your rosters.

Samuel’s statistical eruption in 2021 was fueled by Kyle Shanahan’s decision to deploy him as a multi-purpose resource. This launched Samuel to third with an average of 21.1 points per game. He was also fifth in receiving yards (1,405/87.8 per game), led the league in yards per target (11.6), yards per reception (18.2), and also paced his position in rushing yardage (365/30.4 per game) and rushing touchdowns (eight).

Samuel contended with injuries in 2022 (hamstring/ankle/knee) while his rushing workload was impacted by the arrival of Christian McCaffrey. He also experienced a drop in his average in points per game (13.0), along with his declines in receiving yards (632/48.6 per game), air yards (1,068/419), yards per target (11.6/6.7), aDOT (8.4/4.3), and yards before catch per reception (8.3/2.5).

Samuel should deliver highly productive outings that could be interspersed with other games in which competition for touches will negatively impact his output. However, that will be less problematic in the best ball format.

Watson was limited to an uninspiring 23.6% snap share and 6.1% target share from Weeks 2-9 while averaging just 2.0 targets/1.6 receptions/10.8 receiving yards during those matchups.

However, his target share (22.4%), and snap share (77%) both rose sizably from Weeks 10-18, as Watson averaged 6.4 targets/3.9 receptions/65.4 yards per game during those contests. He also finished eighth with an average of 17.2 points per game and vaulted to the league lead with seven touchdowns. Watson also ascended to second in yards per route run (3.60), sixth in targets per route run (35.6%), and 10th in air yards (788) during that span.

Watson also vaulted to second with an average of 24.9 points per game from Weeks 10-12, while rising to fifth in air yards (346), and sixth in receiving yards (265/88.3 per game). Watson is capable of delivering low-end WR2 production while operating atop Green Bay’s depth chart.


Tier 5

D.J. Moore, Terry McLaurin, DeAndre HopkinsDrake London, Tyler Lockett, Christian Kirk

Moore has been presented with an opportunity to operate with the most talented quarterback of his career after accumulating 5,201 yards (65 per game) during his five-year tenure with Carolina. Moore also finished seventh among all wide receivers in targets (534/8.3 per game), and receiving yards (4.413/69 per game), and 12th in receptions (309/4.8 per game) from 2019-2022.

Moore will operate in an aerial attack that finished 32nd in pass play percentage (43.8%), and attempts per game (22.2) during 2022 but will be unchallenged in his role as Justin Fields’ primary receiver. Fields led all signal callers in rushing yards (1,143) and Chicago will retain a heavy reliance on the run. However, the Bears should also utilize their aerial attack with greater frequency. That would bolster Moore’s chances of delivering a WR2 output, as he will commandeer a sizable percentage of the targets that are distributed by Fields.

McLaurin has accumulated 120+ targets/77+ receptions/1,050+ receiving yards during each of his last three seasons, although his usage and output fluctuated with each transition under center during 2022. He only registered a 16.4% target share with Carson Wentz leading Washington's offense (Weeks 1-6) and was averaging 6.2 targets/3.7 receptions/61.2 yards per game during those matchups.

McLaurin flourished with Taylor Heinicke guiding the attack as his target share improved to 28.4%, while he averaged 8.0 targets/5.6 receptions/80.6 yards per game from Weeks 7-16. McLaurin also ascended to third in yards per route run (3.52), air yards share (43.0%), eighth in receiving yards (725), and 10th in targets per route run (35%).

McLaurin also secured three of his six targets and generated 74 yards in Week 18 during Sam Howell’s lone game as the Commandeers’ starter. Now Howell should spearhead Washington’s reconstructed attack when the regular season launches. Even though Jahan Dotson is a legitimate breakout candidate, McLaurin should operate with a sizable target share. That justifies selecting him near his Round 6 ADP (61/WR26).

Hopkins’ nebulous status has lingered throughout the offseason, but his decision to sign a two-year contract with Tennessee brought a conclusion to the uncertainty. It also positions Hopkins to instantly rise atop the Titans’ depth chart, while seizing the team’s responsibilities as WR1.

Hopkins secured a league-high 48.3% target share during his season debut in Week 7, following the conclusion of his suspension for performance-enhancing substances. He also collected 10+ targets during seven of his nine matchups last season, while Jefferson and Adams were the only wide receivers who accumulated more targets from Weeks 7-16 - when Hopkins was functioning as the Cardinals’ WR1.

Hopkins also ascended to third in receptions (64/7.1 per game), and fourth in targets (96/10.7 per game), during that sequence and was fourth in targets per route run (36.4%), and sixth in air yards (976).

Hopkins will now catapult Treylon Burks for the opportunity to operate with the largest target share among Tennessee’s receiving options and he should supply fantasy managers with low-end WR2 output.

Arthur Smith’s relentless commitment toward operating with a ground-oriented approach fueled the Falcons’ rise to the league lead in rushing attempts (559/32.9 per game), while Atlanta also finished second in run play percentage (55.3%). However, London operates with a cavernous path toward extensive targeting whenever the Falcons utilize their aerial attack.

London finished third among all wide receivers in target share (30.0%) and rose to ninth in targets per route run (29.2%) from Weeks 1-18. His target share also improved to a league-high 33.0% after Desmond Ridder replaced Marcus Mariota under center from Weeks 15-18. London also ascended to second in targets per route run (33.0%), third in yards per route run (3.66), and finished inside the top 10 in targets (36/9.0 per game), receptions (25/6.3 per game), and receiving yards (333/83.3 per game) during that sequence.

London also secured the 11th-highest grade among wide receivers from PFF and the numbers that he attained with Ridder spearheading Atlanta’s offense provide a legitimate reason for optimism that he can minimally function as a WR3 on your rosters.

Even though Lockett will turn 31 in September, he should still be capturing the attention of fantasy managers, due to the consistency and productivity that he continues to deliver. Only seven wide receivers have accumulated more yards since 2018 (5,284/66.1 per game), as Lockett has also generated 1,030+ during each of his last four seasons.

2018-2022 Rec Yards Yards/Gm Rec  Rec/Gm
Davante Adams 6,826 92.2 532 7.2
Tyreek Hill 6.564 85.2 462 6
Stefon Diggs 6,340 80.3 503 6.4
Mike Evans 5,846 76.9 374 4.9
Cooper Kupp 5,460 84 446 6.9
DeAndre Hopkins 5,433 82.3 440 6.7
Amari Cooper 5,333 67.5 392 5
Tyler Lockett 5,284 66.1 396 5
Keenan Allen 5,277 73.3 473 6.6

Lockett is also eighth in receptions (396/5.0 per game) during that span and has also accumulated 45 touchdowns, which is the fourth-highest total among all wide receivers. He has also finished at WR16 or better during each of his last five seasons and was also 16th with an average of 14.8 points per game in 2022.

Seattle secured Jaxon Smith-Njigba in Round 1 of April’s NFL Draft and he will eventually commandeer a substantial role with the Seahawks. However, Lockett is capable of operating as a low-end WR2 once again this season.

Kirk resurfaced in Jacksonville during 2022 and promptly constructed the most productive season of his career. He averaged 14.2 points per game, which represented a rise from his averages during four seasons with Arizona (12.6/10.5/12.9 /10.3).

Kirk also averaged 90 targets (6.4 per game), 59 receptions (4.2 per game), and 726 yards (51.8 per game) during his tenure with the Cardinals before he established career highs in targets (133/7.8 per game), receptions (84/4.9 per game), receiving yards (1,108 65.2 per game), and yards before catch (737) while finishing among the top 15 in each category. He also finished sixth in routes run (572) and tied for eighth in touchdowns (eight).

Kirk will retain a sizable role in Jacksonville’s ascending offense while joining Ridley as Trevor Lawrence’s most targeted and productive receiving options. He is currently being selected as a high-end WR3 and can be targeted once your drafts have entered Round 6.


Tier 6

Mike Williams, Chris GodwinJerry Jeudy, Brandon Aiyuk, Marquise Brown, Jahan Dotson, Jordan Addison, Diontae Johnson, Michael Pittman Jr.

Williams has never been available for all 16 games during any of his six seasons, including the four matchups he missed due to a troublesome ankle in 2022. That contributed to the consistent decline in his numbers when contrasted with his results during the previous season - when Williams secured career highs in targets (129/8.1 per game), red zone targets (23), receptions (76/4.8 per game), receiving yards (1,146/71.6 per game), and air yards (1,497). However, last year’s numbers decreased in each category – (93 targets/7.2 per game), (14 red zone targets), (63 receptions/4.8 per game), (895 receiving yards/68.8 per game), (1,116 air yards).

Johnston looms as a threat to Williams’ target share beyond 2023 although the Chargers’ first-round selection is more likely to impact Josh Palmer’s involvement this season. However, Williams’ track record is laden with health issues, which places you at risk of eventual disappointment if you invest in him at his current ADP (66/WR28).

Godwin made a successful return following his torn ACL during Tampa Bay’s 2022 season opener but promptly encountered a hamstring issue that sidelined him after just 19 snaps. He re-emerged to average 9.9 targets per game from Weeks 4-18, while his 139 targets trailed only Justin Jefferson, Davante Adams, and Tyreek Hill during that span. He also rose to second overall with 101 receptions (7.2 per game) and was third in routes run (488), and ninth in receiving yards (988/70.6 per game).


Weeks 4-18 Targ/Gm Targets Rec Rec/Gm
Justin Jefferson 11.1 155 110 7.9
Davante Adams 10.4 146 83 5.9
Tyreek Hill 10.1 141 98 7
Chris Godwin 9.9 139 101 7.2
CeeDee Lamb 8.7 122 90 6.4
Michael Pittman 8.5 119 82 5.9
Stefon Diggs 9.2 119 81 6.2
D.K. Metcalf 8.3 116 74 5.3
Mike Evans 8.9 116 69 5.3
A.J. Brown 8.1 114 68 4.9

The 27-year-old Godwin now returns to an offense that is undergoing a significant transition that will result in either Baker Mayfield or Kyle Trask emerging as the Buccaneers’ starting signal caller. Both options are uninspiring, although Godwin should lead Tampa Bay's reconstructed attack in targets. That makes him a viable option at his Round 6 ADP.

Jeudy has now ascended among this year’s more intriguing options when your drafts are approaching Round 5, as he is primed to emerge as the most targeted weapon in Sean Payton’s reconstructed offense. This also positions Jeudy to sustain the favorable numbers that he delivered from Weeks 6-18. That included his team-high target share from Weeks 6-8 (26.0%), when he finished ninth in targets (25/8.3 per game)) and 10th in receptions (16/5.3 receptions). Jeudy also operated with a 25.5% target share from Weeks 14-18 while vaulting to fourth in both routes run (201) and receiving yards (458/91.6 per game).

Jeudy will be operating within an arsenal of receiving weaponry that includes Courtland Sutton, Tim Patrick, Greg Dulcich, and second-round selection Marvin Mims Jr. However, Jeudy also possesses the talent to remain atop the depth chart and is capable of building upon the proficiency that he displayed during last season’s statistical surge. That should result in low-end WR2 production for anyone who targets him near his ADP (47/WR20).

Aiyuk finished among the top 25 in targets (114 targets/6.7 per game), receptions (78 receptions/4.6 per game), and receiving yards (1,015/59.7 per game) while securing career-highs in each category. He also established new career bests in red zone targets (15), routes run (487), air yards (1,105), yards before catch 627), yards after catch (388), and touchdowns (eight).

Aiyuk remains capable of exceeding the numbers that he delivered in 2022 due to his exceptional talent and the opportunities to secure separation in an offense that is designed by Kyle Shanahan. Aiyuk will also share touches with Samuel, George Kittle, and Christian McCaffrey, which presents the primary obstacle in his path toward generating the most prolific numbers of his career.

Aiyuk should still maintain a sizable role in Shanahan’s play-calling during the majority of his matchups, which destines him to surpass the expectations of his Round 7 ADP (72/WR30). He could also operate as a high-end WR2 if Samuel and Kittle are unable to avoid health issues.

Arizona’s decision to release Hopkins has also positioned Brown to operate as the Cardinals’ WR1. He functioned effectively in that capacity last season while Hopkins was serving his six-game suspension, as Brown’s 64 targets (10.7 per game) were exceeded only by Cooper Kupp, Tyreek Hill, and Stefon Diggs.

Brown also rose to third in routes run (260), fifth in receptions (43), and seventh in receiving yards (485/80.8 per game) during that sequence, before he was sidelined by a fractured foot in Weeks 7-11. Brown's impending opportunity would be eliciting more interest from fantasy managers if Arizona’s situation at quarterback was more favorable.  

However, it remains uncertain when Kyler Murray will resurface, and the Cardinals' aerial attack might be spearheaded by Colt McCoy or Clayton Tune. The combination of an unsettled situation under center and the deficiencies that will exist in Arizona's offense should encourage you to avoid selecting Brown before Round 7.

Dotson has emerged as a viable breakout candidate after he delivered promising results while contending with a problematic hamstring in 2022. He led Washington in snap share (91.2%), routes run (140), and receiving touchdowns (three), from Weeks 1-3 before sustaining the hamstring injury in Week 4. He later resurfaced to lead the Commanders in targets (26/6.5 per game), receptions (16/4.0 per game), receiving yards (290/72.5 per game), air yards (382), air yards share (36.8%), and yards after catch (83) from Weeks 15-18.

Dotson also tied with Christian Watson for the most touchdowns among all rookies (seven), while also finishing 10th overall in yards before catch per reception (11.0) and 14th in aDOT (13.5) from Weeks 1-18. Dotson is capable of approaching WR2 output during his first year with Eric Bieniemy as Washington’s offensive coordinator. This makes him a strong candidate to outperform the expectations of his Round 8 ADP (91/WR40).

Addison delivered a breakout season at age 18 and also received the prestigious Biletnikoff Award during his two years at Pitt. He then became Caleb Williams’ top receiving option at USC. He was also the only member of this year's rookie class who surpassed 1,000 yards against man coverage according to PFF, while also finishing fourth along newcomers with an average of 3.29 yards per route run. 

Addison later became the beneficiary of an exceptional landing spot during April’s NFL Draft and will now be infused into a Minnesota offense that finished third in both pass play percentage (64.4%) and attempts per game (39.6) during Kevin O’Connell’s first year as head coach. Addison should emerge as an immediate starter for the Vikings and the combination of his refined route running and prowess at exploiting soft spots in zone coverage will propel him to WR3 putout. That makes him an enticing option in Round 8 of your drafts.

Johnson’s 2022 numbers were a frequent source of frustration for fantasy managers who had seized him during Round 4 of 2022 drafts. Johnson did finish sixth in targets (147/8.6 per game) while also rising to third in routes run (594). However, he experienced declines in a collection of other categories when contrasted with the career highs that he accumulated during 2021. That includes his diminished numbers in receptions per game (6.7/5.1), yards per game (72.6/51.9), yards after catch (543/236), receptions of 20+ (14/7), and games of 100+ yards (3/0).

Johnson also failed to generate a touchdown which established unwanted records for the most targets (147), and receptions (86) without producing a score. His disappointing numbers have presented an opportunity to secure Johnson at his diminished ADP, as he is currently being selected in Round 7  (70/WR29).

Pittman exceeded his previous career highs in targets (141/8.8 per game) and receptions (99/6.2 per game) during 2022, but he also experienced declines in a cluster of categories when contrasted with 2021 – including yards per game (63.6/57.8), yards per target (8.4/6.6), yards per reception (12.3/9.3), and aDOT (9.8/6.9).

He remains the unquestioned WR1 for the Colts, although an offseason transformation remains underway in Indianapolis. Shane Steichen will design a restructured offense that will be spearheaded by the team’s first-round selection Anthony Richardson. The timeline for Richardson’s ascension into the starting role is uncertain, although it will fuel a sizable decline in the team’s reliance on their aerial attack, whenever it occurs.

The Colts ranked 10th in both pass play percentage (60.2%) and attempts per game (35.5) last season, and it will be difficult for Pittman to reach last year’s target and yardage totals in Indy’s reshaped offense.


Tier 7-9

Mike Evans, Jaxon Smith-Njigba, Quentin Johnston, George Pickens, Gabe Davis, Brandin Cooks, Rashod BatemanZay Flowers, Kadarius Toney, Treylon Burks, Elijah Moore

The value for wide receivers that are contained in tiers 7-9 could rise or descend due to various factors that might emerge before the conclusion of draft season.


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Arman Tsarukyan Knocks Out Beneil Dariush In 64 Seconds
Jerami Grant15 hours ago

Portland Announces Jerami Grant Is In Concussion Protocol
Kristaps Porzingis15 hours ago

Celtics Optimistic Kristaps Porzingis Will Return This Week
Jalin Turner15 hours ago

Gets Back In The Win Column
Bobby Green15 hours ago

Gets Knocked Out In The First Round
Tyrese Maxey15 hours ago

Returns To Practice Monday
Joel Embiid15 hours ago

Back At Monday's Practice
Punahele Soriano16 hours ago

Dustin Stoltzfus Submits Punahele Soriano
Kelly Oubre16 hours ago

Jr. Set To Return Against Wizards
Punahele Soriano16 hours ago

Loses Back-To-Back Fights
Anthony Edwards16 hours ago

Practices, Could Be Ready Wednesday
Philadelphia Eagles16 hours ago

Shaquille Leonard Signing With Eagles
Tennessee Titans17 hours ago

Jeffery Simmons To Miss A Few Weeks
Derek Carr17 hours ago

In Concussion Protocol And Dealing With Rib Injury
Jackson Holliday17 hours ago

Could Make Opening Day Roster
Corbin Burnes17 hours ago

Padres Interested In Corbin Burnes
Juan Soto17 hours ago

Blue Jays The Favorites To Land Juan Soto
Shohei Ohtani18 hours ago

Braves Still Engaged With Shohei Ohtani?
Jackson Chourio18 hours ago

Record-Breaking Deal With Brewers Becomes Official
Marco Gonzales19 hours ago

Braves Acquire Jarred Kelenic, Marco Gonzales, Evan White
Nathan MacKinnon21 hours ago

Pushes Point Streak To Eight Games
Quinton Byfield21 hours ago

Pots Two Goals Against Colorado
Alex Tuch21 hours ago

Exits With Injury
Artemi Panarin21 hours ago

Amasses Four Points In Sunday's Win
Mats Zuccarello21 hours ago

Shines As Wild Keep Improving
Brad Marchand21 hours ago

Scores First Natural Hat Trick
Victor Wembanyama22 hours ago

Expected To Return On Wednesday
Davion Mitchell22 hours ago

Good To Go Monday
CJ McCollum22 hours ago

Available Again On Monday
Andrew Wiggins1 day ago

Could Be Back Soon
Byron Buxton1 day ago

Fully Recovered From Surgery
Clay Guida2 days ago

Falls To .500 In The UFC
Joaquim Silva2 days ago

Gets Decision Win At UFC Austin
Kelvin Gastelum2 days ago

Submitted In Welterweight Return
Jordan Greenway2 days ago

Won't Play On Sunday
Sean Brady2 days ago

Returns To Win Column
Rob Font2 days ago

1-4 In Last Five Fights After Loss At UFC Austin
Deiveson Figueiredo2 days ago

Wins Bantamweight Debut
Cale Makar2 days ago

Out On Sunday
Cole Sillinger2 days ago

To Miss Another Game
Jonathan Quick2 days ago

Looks For Fifth Consecutive Win On Sunday
Jan Rutta2 days ago

Available Again
Alexander Barabanov2 days ago

Ready For Action Sunday
Travis Boyd3 days ago

Out For Multiple Weeks
Luke Kunin3 days ago

Placed On Injured Reserve
Tyson Barrie3 days ago

Set To Sit As Healthy Scratch
Ilya Samsonov3 days ago

Misses Saturday's Game With Illness
Dylan Larkin3 days ago

Ready To Return On Saturday
Alex Newhook3 days ago

Ruled Out For 10-12 Weeks
Kaapo Kahkonen3 days ago

Makes 44 Saves In Victory
Mikael Granlund3 days ago

Totals Season-High Three Points
Anthony Duclair3 days ago

Scores Two Goals In Victory
Beneil Dariush4 days ago

Arman Tsarukyan A Favorite Over Beneil Dariush At UFC Austin
Beneil Dariush4 days ago

Has A Dangerous Task In Front Of Him
Bobby Green4 days ago

Looking For Third Win In A Row
Jalin Turner4 days ago

A Favorite At UFC Austin
Dustin Stoltzfus4 days ago

In Dire Need Of Victory
Punahele Soriano4 days ago

Looking To Return To Win Column
Joaquim Silva5 days ago

Looking To Return To The Win Column
Clay Guida5 days ago

Set For 36th UFC Fight
Kelvin Gastelum5 days ago

Returns To Welterweight




Calvin Ridley - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, Waiver Wire Pickups

Bengals vs. Jaguars MNF Start 'Em, Sit 'Em - Trevor Lawrence, Travis Etienne Jr., Calvin Ridley, Christian Kirk, Evan Engram, Ja'Marr Chase, Tee Higgins, more

The Week 13 schedule closes out with the Joe Burrow-less Cincinnati Bengals visiting the Trevor Lawrence-led Jacksonville Jaguars. Below you can read our Monday Night Football matchups analysis article for the Bengals vs. Jaguars game to help make any fantasy lineup decisions for both season-long and DFS. This is a matchup of two teams headed in... Read More

David Njoku - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, Waiver Wire Pickups

Biggest Fantasy Football Busts of the Week - Fantasy Outlooks for Justin Herbert, Austin Ekeler, Jahmyr Gibbs, David Njoku

The 13th Sunday of the 2023 NFL season has come and gone. Hopefully, you woke up on Monday morning feeling very good about how your matchup went. However, this week's slate of games was certainly stress-inducing for many fantasy football managers. Part of that stress was caused by a group of players who drastically underachieved... Read More

Dameon Pierce - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, NFL Injury News

Unexpected Boom Performances: Fantasy Football Risers Include Alec Pierce, Ezekiel Elliott, Dameon Pierce, and more

The carousel of injuries continues during this 2023 season. This is said every year, but it feels like there have been more injuries than normal this season. I’m not going to list every nick and bruise suffered by star players this week, but just know there were more than enough. Outside of the injuries though,... Read More

Trevor Lawrence - Fantasy Football Rankings, NFL Injury News, DFS Lineup Picks

NFL DFS Lineup Picks for FanDuel, DraftKings - Bengals vs. Jaguars MNF Showdown

Happy Monday, RotoBallers! We're back with another Monday Night Football showdown article! We have an AFC showdown tonight as the Joe Burrow-less Cincinnati Bengals (5-6) head down to Duval to take on Trevor Lawrence and the Jaguars (8-3). We have been pretty successful so far with these showdown slates and hopefully, that trend continues from... Read More

Evan Engram - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, Waiver Wire Pickups

PrizePicks NFL DFS Prop Picks - Monday Night Football Props for Week 13

Welcome back RotoBallers to our PrizePicks NFL DFS prop picks for the Week 13 Monday Night Football slate – Bengals vs. Jaguars! The 2023 NFL season is well underway, and that means our friends over at PrizePicks have a TON of great DFS plays we can look to take advantage of. Our partners at PrizePicks... Read More

Ezekiel Elliott - Fantasy Football Rankings, Waiver Wire Pickups, NFL Injury News

Week 14 Waiver Wire Rankings - Fantasy Football Pickups Include Ezekiel Elliott, Tyjae Spears, Antonio Gibson, Zay Jones, more

RotoBallers! The NFL season continues to fly by. Week 14 has arrived, and for most fantasy managers, it's the last week of the regular fantasy football season. With it being a vital part of the 2023 season, it's time to scour the waiver wire and add players for that final playoff push. Only two teams... Read More

Tyjae Spears - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, Waiver Wire Pickups

Waiver Wire Express - Week 14 Lightning Round Including Ezekiel Elliott, Keaton Mitchell, Noah Brown, Tyjae Spears

Week 13 was a tough grind for many of you, what with a six-team bye and then several injuries to key players on Sunday. We're heading into our final bye week, with only Arizona and Washington taking off. Set yourself up for playoff success with the waiver wire lightning round heading into Week 14. We're... Read More

Noah Brown - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, Waiver Wire Pickups

Top Fantasy Football Week 14 Waiver Wire Pickups - Antonio Gibson, Ezekiel Elliott, Noah Brown, Joshua Dobbs, Jonathan Mingo, more

Welcome everyone to the fantasy football Week 14 waiver wire! I’m here as always to help you make the best fantasy waiver pickups for Week 14. There are a lot of other quality players to look at adding this week on the waiver wire. This article is challenging to make relevant to all the different... Read More

DeVon Achane - Fantasy Football Rankings, NFL DFS Picks, Injury News

What You Need To Know - Top 10 Running Back Rankings Including Alvin Kamara, Derrick Henry, Christian McCaffrey, and more

Week 13 was easily the most brutal of them all as we were faced with the Baltimore Ravens, Buffalo Bills, Chicago Bears, Las Vegas Raiders, Minnesota Vikings, and New York Giants all on a bye. A lot of fantasy managers were in a bind this week feeling like they were setting incomplete, patchwork lineups with... Read More

Derrick Henry - Fantasy Football Rankings, NFL Injury News, DFS Lineup Picks

Top Fantasy Football Injuries From Sunday: Tank Dell, Derrick Henry, Rhamondre Stevenson, Amari Cooper, and more

The fantasy football playoffs are right around the corner, making key fantasy injuries a big concern heading into next week. Our fantasy football injuries report highlights the banged-up players with fantasy significance and their early status heading into Week 14 as of Monday, December 4, 2023. This article focuses on players who suffered injuries on... Read More

Darren Waller - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, NFL Injury News

Tight Ends Fantasy Football Waiver Wire - Week 14 TE Pickups Include Darren Waller, Isaiah Likely, Tyler Higbee, and More

As we inch closer to the end in fantasy football leagues, getting your roster ready for the final playoff push is paramount. Arizona’s Trey McBride and Washington’s Logan Thomas are the only starting tight ends on bye this week, so most fantasy managers will not be scouring the waiver wire this week for help at... Read More

Tyjae Spears - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, Waiver Wire Pickups

Running Back Waiver Wire Pickups for Week 14: Top Free Agent Adds Include Tyjae Spears, Ezekiel Elliott, Roschon Johnson

We have now progressed into reconstructing rosters and planning lineups for Week 14. The numbers that have been assembled by running backs during the first 13 weeks of the season have fueled a variety of emotions for all fantasy managers. Unfortunately, some of you have been contending with underwhelming results due to injuries, inefficient performances,... Read More

Baker Mayfield - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, Waiver Wire Pickups

Top Week 14 Quarterback Pickups - Best Fantasy QB Adds, Streamers Include Baker Mayfield, Gardner Minshew, and Aidan O'Connell

Week 13 was another average week for quarterback production thanks to several big names being on bye week. We got excellent fantasy performances from Brock Purdy (314 yards and four touchdowns), Geno Smith (334 yards and three touchdowns), and Dak Prescott (299 yards and three touchdowns) with little else. For many, Week 14 represents the... Read More