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Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings (Tiers 1-3) - Best Ball Leagues

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Some of you have been building rosters in the best-ball format since the initial weeks of the offseason, and participation in this popular format has intensified as we continue our progression toward Week 1. Enthusiasm for these leagues remains enormous for multiple reasons, which includes the ability to complete all forms of roster management immediately upon the conclusion of each draft.

This also ensures the likelihood of being impacted by injuries and other production-inhibiting developments that cannot be offset by roster moves during the season. That aspect of the best-ball format should be integrated into your decision-making process during each draft. It should also incentivize you to develop a flexible plan that addresses any nuances that exist in each league while adapting a fluid approach toward determining each selection.

The team @RotoBaller continues to deliver an enormous collection of resources that are designed to help you construct your rosters in this format, including our non-stop arsenal of news, analysis, and tiered rankings. We also provide breakdowns of our rankings after each update, and this article will focus on wide receivers in Tiers 1-3. We will continually update our rankings in all leagues throughout the offseason, and you can also find the latest fantasy football rankings here.

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Wide Receiver Best-Ball Rankings

Position Rank Position Tier Player Name Overall Rank Overall Tier
1 1 Cooper Kupp 5 1
2 1 Justin Jefferson 7 1
3 1 Ja'Marr Chase 8 1
4 2 Davante Adams 11 2
5 2 Deebo Samuel 12 2
6 2 Stefon Diggs 13 2
7 2 Tyreek Hill 15 2
8 2 A.J. Brown 19 2
9 2 CeeDee Lamb 20 3
10 3 Mike Evans 23 3
11 3 Keenan Allen 27 3
12 3 Tee Higgins 28 3
13 3 Jaylen Waddle 29 4
14 3 Amari Cooper 32 4
15 3 Terry McLaurin 36 4
16 3 Diontae Johnson 39 4
17 3 D.K. Metcalf 41 4
18 3 Michael Pittman Jr. 44 4
19 4 Allen Robinson II 47 4
20 4 DJ Moore 48 4
21 4 Mike Williams 49 4
22 4 Courtland Sutton 50 5
23 4 Chris Godwin 52 5
24 4 Marquise Brown 54 5
25 4 Darnell Mooney 56 5
26 4 Jerry Jeudy 57 5
27 4 Brandin Cooks 60 6
28 4 Adam Thielen 61 6
29 5 JuJu Smith-Schuster 66 6
30 5 DeAndre Hopkins 69 6
31 5 Gabriel Davis 70 6
32 5 DeVonta Smith 73 6
33 5 Elijah Moore 77 7
34 5 Tyler Lockett 81 7
35 5 Rashod Bateman 82 7
36 5 Amon-Ra St. Brown 83 7
37 6 Treylon Burks 88 8
38 6 Michael Thomas 89 8
39 6 Brandon Aiyuk 90 8
40 6 Drake London 91 8
41 6 Hunter Renfrow 98 8
42 6 Russell Gage 100 9
43 6 Garrett Wilson 101 9
44 6 Allen Lazard 104 9
45 7 Michael Gallup 105 9
46 7 Chris Olave 108 9
47 7 Skyy Moore 109 9
48 7 Chase Claypool 112 10
49 7 Christian Kirk 113 10
50 7 Kadarius Toney 114 10
51 7 Robert Woods 116 10
52 8 Jarvis Landry 126 10
53 8 D.J. Chark Jr. 131 10
54 8 Mecole Hardman 134 10
55 8 Corey Davis 136 11
56 8 Jameson Williams 138 11
57 8 Christian Watson 140 11
58 8 Kenny Golladay 142 11
59 8 Jahan Dotson 144 11
60 8 Kendrick Bourne 146 11
61 8 Tyler Boyd 148 12
62 8 Marquez Valdes-Scantling 151 12
63 8 DeVante Parker 153 12
64 8 Tim Patrick 156 12
65 8 Donovan Peoples-Jones 157 12
66 9 George Pickens 164 13
67 9 Jakobi Meyers 166 13
68 9 Van Jefferson 170 13
69 9 Joshua Palmer 171 13
70 9 Rondale Moore 172 13
72 9 Robbie Anderson 176 13
73 9 Alec Pierce 177 13
74 10 Curtis Samuel 186 14
75 10 Jamison Crowder 189 14
76 10 Cedrick Wilson Jr. 191 14
77 10 Odell Beckham Jr. 193 14
78 10 Braxton Berrios 194 14
79 10 K.J. Osborn 195 14
80 10 Velus Jones Jr. 196 14
81 10 David Bell 197 14
82 10 Sterling Shepard 204 15
83 10 Nico Collins 205 15
84 10 Laviska Shenault Jr. 207 15
85 10 A.J. Green 211 15
86 10 Marvin Jones Jr. 212 15
87 10 Jalen Tolbert 214 15
88 10 Nick Westbrook-Ikhine 216 15
89 10 Byron Pringle 219 15
90 10 James Washington 222 16
91 10 Sammy Watkins 223 16
92 10 Marquez Callaway 226 16
93 11 Bryan Edwards 232 16
94 11 KJ Hamler 233 16
95 11 Justyn Ross 235 16
96 11 Isaiah McKenzie 238 16
97 11 Wan'Dale Robinson 241 16
98 11 Josh Gordon 246 16
99 11 Nelson Agholor 248 17
100 11 Romeo Doubs 254 17
101 12 Cole Beasley 255 17
102 12 Will Fuller V 256 17
103 12 Quintez Cephus 257 17
104 12 Tyquan Thornton 259 17
105 12 Darius Slayton 262 18
106 12 D'Wayne Eskridge 263 18
107 12 Julio Jones 267 18
108 12 Parris Campbell 269 18
109 12 T.Y. Hilton 270 18
110 12 Kyle Philips 271 18
111 12 Zay Jones 273 18
112 12 Josh Reynolds 274 18
113 12 Terrace Marshall Jr. 276 18
114 12 Jamal Agnew 277 18
115 12 Jauan Jennings 278 18
116 12 Calvin Austin III 281 18
117 12 Quez Watkins 287 18
118 12 Emmanuel Sanders 293 18
119 12 Dyami Brown 294 18
120 12 Olamide Zaccheaus 297 18
121 13 Randall Cobb 301 19
122 13 Devin Duvernay 304 19
123 13 Laquon Treadwell 311 19
124 13 Anthony Schwartz 312 20
125 13 Ihmir Smith-Marsette 313 20
126 13 Tutu Atwell 314 20
127 13 Rashard Higgins 315 20
128 13 Demarcus Robinson 316 20
129 13 Tyler Johnson 317 20
130 13 Khalil Shakir 318 20
131 13 Danny Gray 319 20
132 13 Zach Pascal 320 20
133 13 Jalen Reagor 321 20
134 13 Juwan Johnson 322 20
135 13 N'Keal Harry 323 20
136 13 Tre'Quan Smith 324 20
137 13 Scotty Miller 344 20
138 13 Amari Rodgers 346 20


Tier 1 - Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings

Cooper Kupp, Justin Jefferson, Ja'Marr Chase 

Kupp’s 2021 regular season was unparalleled, and his achievements have been well-documented. Not only did he commandeer the most targets (191/11.2 per game), receptions (145/8.5 per game), receiving yards (1,947//114.5 per game), and touchdowns (16) among all wide receivers, but Kupp also paced his position in yards per route run (3.09), yards after catch (873), receptions of 20+ yards (30), games with 10+ targets (14), and games with 100+ yards (11).

Matching the results that he attained during his exceptional season will be a daunting task. However, Kupp is primed to operate as Matthew Stafford’s most-targeted weapon, while Allen Robinson and Van Jefferson will reside below him on LA’s depth chart.

Robinson will emerge as a viable WR2 for the Rams, but Kupp will confiscate another massive target share. He has already proven that he can stockpile outstanding numbers in Sean McVay’s attack. That keeps him affixed among your top-two options at wide receiver during upcoming drafts.

Jefferson will enter Week 1 with his own expanding list of impressive numbers, as he has averaged 146 targets (8.8 per game/27.4% share), 98 receptions (5.9 per game), 1,508 receiving yards (91.4 per game), and 1,764 air yards (106.9 per game) during 2020-2021. He has also accumulated the most receiving yards and the second-highest number of air yards during that sequence.

Jefferson also led all receivers in air yards (2,107) and yards before catch (1,134) last season, while finishing second in receiving yards (1,616/95.1 per game), fourth in both targets (167/9.8 per game/28.9% share) and receptions (108/6.4 per game), and seventh in yards after catch (482).

2020-2021 Rec Yards  Yards/Gm Air Yards 
Justin Jefferson 3,016 91.4 3,528
Davante Adams 2,927 97.6 2,916
Cooper Kupp 2,921 91.3 2,471
Stefon Diggs 2,760 83.6 3,540
Tyreek Hill 2,515 78.6 3,325
D.J. Moore 2,350 73.4 3,278
D.K. Metcalf 2,270 68.8 3,404

Jefferson will benefit from continuity at quarterback, following the one-year contract extension that was secured by Kirk Cousins, while Cousins’ former quarterbacks' coach Kevin O’Connell will begin his tenure as head coach. O’Connell was also the offensive coordinator under McVay in 2020-2021 and has stated his plan to use Jefferson in a similar manner to his deployment of Kupp.

Jefferson remains embedded within the elite tier at his position and should be one of the first two receivers to be selected during your drafts.

Chase quickly confirmed his ability to thrive at the NFL level by eclipsing 100 yards and generating a touchdown in Week 1. That provided the consummate career launch to a record-breaking rookie season, in which he skyrocketed to WR5. Chase also finished fourth in receiving yards (1,455/85.6 per game), which was the most yardage that any rookie has generated during the Super Bowl era.

Rookies  Rec Yards  Year 
Ja'Marr Chase 1,455 2021
Justin Jefferson 1,400 2020
Anquan Bolden 1,377 2003
Randy Moss 1,313 1998
Odell Beckham Jr. 1,305 2014
Michael Clayton 1,193 2004
Michael Thomas 1,137 2016

Chase also finished second in yards per target (11.4), yards per reception (18.0), and was third in both yards after catch (651) and touchdowns (13). He was also fifth in yards per route run (2.6), sixth in yards before catch (804), and finished eighth in air yards (1,617).

Chase also erupted for 200+ yards in two contests, and the 266 yards that he stockpiled in Week 17 established a single-game record for rookies. All questions surrounding Cincinnati’s decision to select him fifth overall have been eviscerated, as Chase has seized his place inside the elite tier of receivers.


Tier 2 - Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings

Davante AdamsDeebo Samuel, Stefon DiggsTyreek Hill, A.J. BrownCeeDee Lamb

Adams finished at WR2 during his final season as a Packer. He also established career-highs in receptions (123/7.7 per game), receiving yards (1,553/97.1 per game), first down receptions (84), yards before catch (961), and games of 100+ yards (eight) during 2021. The five-time Pro Bowler also procured the highest grade versus single coverage among all wide receivers in 2020-2021, according to PFF.

However, Adams also rejected the opportunity to extend his tenure in Green Bay for a ninth consecutive season and will now be operating as the primary receiving weapon for Las Vegas.

This has provided Adams with the opportunity to rekindle the collegiate success that he attained with Derek Carr at Fresno State when Adams accumulated 233 receptions, 3,031 yards, and 38 touchdowns (2012-2013). 

The presence of Hunter Renfrow and Darren Waller should discourage defensive coordinators from deploying an overabundance of double coverage on Adams. That sustains his place among the first four receivers that should be selected during your drafts.

Samuel ascended into a multi-purpose resource for San Francisco last season after displaying Tier-2 capabilities as a wide receiver and leading his position in multiple categories as a rusher. Samuel soared to WR3, led all receivers in yards per target (11.6), yards per reception (18.2), was second in yards after catch (768), and finished fourth with an 87.8 yards per game average. He also led all receivers in rushing attempts (59/4.9 per game), rushing yardage (365/30.4 per game), and rushing touchdowns (eight).

Samuel also expressed dissatisfaction with his current contract during the offseason, while issuing a trade request and failing to report for the 49ers’ voluntary team workouts. He has yet to attain an extension, but 49ers’ General Manager John Lynch and Kyle Shanahan should concoct a solution that appeases Samuel, while also allowing the team to maximize his unique talent. This sustains Samuel as a viable option for you to seize during Round 2 of your drafts.

Diggs remains anchored among the top-six wide receivers to target for your rosters, while entering his third season as Josh Allen’s primary receiving weapon. Diggs has collected 330 targets, 230 receptions, 2,760 yards, and a league-high 3,540 air yards during his first two years with Buffalo while averaging 165 targets (10 per game/26.4% share), 115 receptions (7.0 per game), 1380 yards (83.6 per game), and 1,770 air yards during that span. He has also generated 18 touchdowns, including the career-high 10 that he attained last season.

The 28-year-old Diggs also finished second in air yards during 2021 (1,827), and was second in both red-zone targets (34) and targets inside the 10 (14).

2021 Air Yards
Justin Jefferson 2107
Stefon Diggs 1827
D.J. Moore 1727
Terry McLaurin 1717
Cooper Kupp 1666
D.K. Metcalf 1636
Marquise Brown 1622
Ja'Marr Chase 1617
Tyreek Hill 1617


2021 Red Zn Targ
Cooper Kupp 37
Stefon Diggs 34
Davante Adams 27
Chris Godwin 25
Keenan Allen 23
Hunter Renfrow 23
Tyreek Hill 21
Diontae Johnson 21

Cole Beasley and Emmanuel Sanders were extracted from the Bills’ depth chart during the offseason, while former Jet Jamison Crowder was added to operate in the slot. Gabriel Davis should also ascend into WR2 duties for the Bills. However, neither Davis nor Crowder will present a challenge to Diggs’ status as Buffalo’s most critical resource in the team’s aerial attack.

Hill’s accomplishments were enormous during his final five seasons with Kansas City, as he averaged 125 targets (8.3 per game), 84 receptions (5.6 per game), 1,207 receiving yards (80.5 per game), and 10 touchdowns. His numbers also created a significant issue for the Chiefs in their efforts to extend his contract while still adhering to the cap. That challenge intensified after Adams signed his new deal with the Raiders, and the situation culminated with Hill’s trade to Miami.

Hill’s elite level of speed and explosiveness have helped him routinely gain separation while entrenching him among the league’s most effective vertical weapons. Those attributes also incentivized the Dolphins to secure him with a four-year contract extension.

However, the magnitude of his transition from Patrick Mahomes to Tua Tagovailoa cannot be dismissed. This is reflected by his descending ADP, which has dropped 12 slots since he departed from Kansas City (24/WR9). He is still being selected as a low-end WR1, which is now the most reasonable expectation as he operates in Miami’s transformed attack.

Brown has displayed the ability to perform as one of the league’s preeminent receivers during his three seasons with Tennessee. He also missed six games in 2020-2021 (knee/hamstring/chest) while his usage had been intermittent in an offense that failed to rank higher than 30th in pass play percentage during his tenure.

Brown was one of the fourth-year receivers who had been seeking a new contract during the offseason, and an impasse during negotiations eventually compelled the Titans to trade Brown in exchange for Philadelphia’s first and third-round selections in April’s NFL Draft.

He will now resurface in an offense that led the NFL in run play percentage last season (51.2%). However, head coach Nick Sirianni and offensive coordinator Shane Steichen can be expected to increase their reliance on the team’s aerial attack following their investment in Brown. 2021 first-round pick DeVonta Smith looms as a frequent competitor for targets. However, Brown will confiscate the highest share of opportunities and should deliver low-end WR1 production to fantasy managers.

We have already examined several WR1s who have been traded into new environments. We have also reviewed several fourth-year receivers who expressed their desire for new contracts. However, the offseason developments in Dallas have only been favorable for Lamb. The departure of Amari Cooper has eliminated any remaining hurdles that would preclude Lamb from operating as the uncontested WR1 for the Cowboys. 

Cooper’s exodus has also combined with Cedrick Wilson’s relocation to Miami to unleash 165 targets for redistribution. Michael Gallup is recovering from the torn ACL that he suffered in January, which will elevate James Washington and rookie Jalen Tolbert below Lamb on the Cowboys’ depth chart as the season begins.

Lamb already led the Cowboys in target share last season (21.0%), along with total routes (535), receptions (79/4.9 per game), receiving yards (1,102/68.9 per game), air yards (1,207), and a 27% share of air yards. His expanded pathway toward extensive usage and mammoth production has vaulted him among the top-seven options at his position.


Tier 3 - Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings

Mike Evans, Keenan Allen, Tee Higgins, Jaylen WaddleAmari Cooper, Terry McLaurin, Diontae Johnson, D.K. Metcalf, Michael Pittman Jr.,

Evans will enter his ninth season with career averages of 8.7 targets, 5.0 receptions, and 76.2 receiving yards. He has also collected at least 109 targets each year since entering the league (2014), while his ongoing streak of eight consecutive 1,000-yard seasons to start his career is an NFL record. Evans has also established a franchise record with his 75 career touchdowns and has finished among the top-17 in scoring seven times.

Evans completed 2021 at WR9 while accumulating 114 targets (7.1 per game), 74 receptions (4.6 per game), and 1,035 yards (64.7 per game). He also finished second overall in touchdowns (14), which also established a new career-high. Tom Brady’s reemergence under center has solidified Evans’ chances of operating as a WR2 for fantasy managers, with an increasing opportunity to approach WR1 output.

He is primed to begin Week 1 as the Buccaneers’ unequivocal lead receiver if Chris Godwin’s recovery (knee) extends beyond the season opener. A protracted Godwin absence would also combine with Rob Gronkowski’s retirement to present Evans with an enormous pathway to targets.

Allen was sidelined for 23 games during 2015-2016 (ACL/lacerated kidney) but has only missed three matchups since 2017. He has also finished among the top-13 in scoring during each of his last five seasons while averaging 149.6 targets (9.6 per game), 101.8 receptions (6.5 per game), and 1,183.6 receiving yards (75.9 per game) during that span.

2017-2021 Targets  Targ/Gm  Receptions  Rec/Gm 
Keenan Allen 748 9.6 509 6.5
Davante Adams 731  10.3 506 7.1
DeAndre Hopkins 711  9.9 472 6.6
Stefon Diggs 668  8.7 459 6.0
Jarvis Landry 636 8.5 400 5.3
Tyreek Hill 625 8.3 418 5,6
Mike Evans 615 8.1 368 4.8
Cooper Kupp 598 8.4 433 6.1

He also surpassed a 25% target share for a fifth consecutive year in 2021 while collecting 9+ targets in 11 matchups, and finishing eighth overall with 157 (9.8 per game). Allen was also fourth in both routes run (653) and red zone targets (253), sixth in receptions (106/6.6 per game) and first down receptions (66), and also finished seventh overall in yards before catch (801).

Allen turned 30 in April, and his impressive streak of highly productive seasons cannot be sustained indefinitely. However, fantasy managers in the best ball format can focus on his prospects for 2022, as Allen should approach WR1 output once again.

Higgins’ target share improved from 19.0% during his 2020 rookie season to a team-high 23.9% in 2021, even though Chase was infused into Cincinnati’s seventh-ranked passing attack (259 yards per game).

The increased usage fueled a universal rise in Higgins’ numbers during his second season, as he established new career highs in targets (110/7.9 per game), receptions (74/5.3 per game), receiving yards (1,091/77.9 per game), air yards (1,327), yards per target (9.9), and yards per reception (14.7). Higgins was eighth overall in yards before catch (801), ninth in receptions of 20+ (17), and also finished fourth in Football Outsiders’ DVOA (Defense-Adjusted Value Over Average).

Higgins’ target share also rose to 26.6% from Weeks 13-16, and he capitalized by finishing at WR2 during those matchups. He also vaulted to second in receiving yards (469/117.3 per game) and air yards (460), fifth in receptions (28/7 per game), and ninth with a 38.6% share of air yards. Higgins will remain highly involved in the Bengals’ aerial efforts, which makes him worthy of selection in Round 3 of your drafts.

Waddle was the second wide receiver to be selected during the 2021 NFL Draft and finished his first season with more targets than any other member of his rookie class (141/8.8 per game).

Rookies  Targets  Rec Rec Yards
Jaylen Waddle 141 104 1015
Ja'Marr Chase 128 81 1455
Amon-Ra St. Brown 119 90 912
DeVonta Smith 104 64 916
Elijah Moore 77 43 538
Rashod Bateman 68 46 515

That total also placed him 10th overall, while he procured a 24.6% share. He also finished seventh overall with 104 receptions (6.5 per game), which established a new rookie record. Waddle also became just the second wide receiver in NFL history to eclipse 100+.

Waddle also collected 10+ targets in seven different matchups last season, while facing minimal competition from Miami’s other wide receivers. DeVante Parker was second at the position with 40 receptions and was dispatched to New England in April. However, the arrival of Hill will fuel an enormous change to the distribution of targets among the team’s receiving weaponry. Hill should garner a significant share, which should preclude Waddle from reaching his 2021 total. That should compel you to avoid drafting him before his Round 4 ADP (42/WR16).

Cooper will resurface in Cleveland after performing in 56 games with Dallas from 2018-2021. He was in the lineup during 15 matchups last season but did not collect 75 receptions (68/4.5 per game) or reach 1,000 yards (865/57.7 per game) for the first time since 2017. His 6.9 targets per game average were the lowest since 2017 (8.1/7.4/7.1), while his 18.7% share was second to Lamb (21.0%). That was also Cooper’s lowest share since he entered the league in 2015.

He will join Cleveland’s reconstructed passing attack, which does not contain any legitimate challenger to his status as the team’s WR1. The prospects of operating with Deshaun Watson would improve Cooper’s outlook. However, any suspension for Watson would elevate Jacoby Brissett under center, while decreasing the optimism surrounding Cooper’s projected numbers. The Browns have also ranked 27th and 29th in pass play percentage during Kevin Stefanski’s two seasons as head coach, and it is unclear whether they will exceed their 53.1% average during that span.

The contract status of prominent wide receivers has become a frequent topic during the offseason, and McLaurin was among the fourth-year receivers who were pursuing a new deal. His quest eventually culminated with a three-year contract extension in late June.

McLaurin has also contended with recurrent shortcomings at quarterback during his tenure with Washington but has averaged 8.0 targets/5.1 receptions/67.8 receiving yards since 2020. He has also averaged a 25% target share and a 42.3% share of air yards during that span.

The Commanders addressed their issue under center by trading for Carson Wentz – whose career descent has been well-documented. Wentz still represents an upgrade over the previous signal-callers which is a testament to how formidable the hurdle of substandard play under center has been.

The Commanders selected Jahan Dotson during Round 1 of the recent NFL Draft, and the former Nittany Lion will function as Washington’s WR2. However, his presence will not prevent McLaurin from operating as his team’s primary receiving option once again.

Johnson has led Pittsburgh in targets every season since he entered the league (2019). He has also collected 10+ in 22 of his last 31 games, including 12 of Pittsburgh’s matchups last season. Johnson also tied for second among all receivers with a career-best 169 targets (10.6 per game) during 2021, which was the second consecutive year that he has finished among the top-five in targets per game.

2021 Targ/Gm
Cooper Kupp 11.2
Davante Adams 10.6
Diontae Johnson 10.6
Justin Jefferson 9.8
Keenan Allen 9.8
Stefon Diggs 9.6
D.J. Moore 9.6
Tyreek Hill 9.4


2020 Targ/Gm
Davante Adams 10.6
Keenan Allen 10.5
Stefon Diggs 10.4
DeAndre Hopkins 10
Diontae Johnson 9.6
Calvin Ridley 9.5
Allen Robinson 9.4
Tyreek Hill 9

Johnson also finished fifth with a career-high 107 receptions (6.7 per game) last season and surpassed 1,000 yards for the first time in his career (1,161/72.6 per game). Johnson also led the league in total routes run (731), was sixth in yards after catch (527), and completed the year at WR8 in scoring.

Johnson benefitted from Ben Roethlisberger’s penchant for locating him repeatedly, but the Steelers’ transition to a blend of Kenny Pickett and Mitchell Trubisky under center will not alter his status as the Steeler’s primary receiving weapon. However, he might not match last year’s 28.4% target share, as newcomers George Pickens and Calvin Austin III could join Chase Claypool in pilfering opportunities as the season progresses.

Metcalf’s per-game averages in targets, receptions, and receiving yards dropped last season when contrasted with his 2020 numbers (8.1/7.6 targets), (5.2/4.4 receptions), (81.4/56.9 yards). However, that did not deter fantasy managers from drafting him as a WR1 (ADP 31/WR12) before the Seahawks extracted Russell Wilson from their offensive equation.

Now, the discomforting reality of a Seahawks offense being guided by Drew Lock or Geno Smith has sent Metcalf’s draft position into a nosedive (54/WR23), due to the hurdles that inadequate quarterback play will place in Metcalf’s pathway to productivity.

Metcalf is still recovering from surgery on his left foot as he enters the final year of his rookie contract, but Pete Carroll has stated that finalizing an extension is a priority for the team. Metcalf should operate as Seattle’s WR1, although neither Lock nor Smith can be expected to maximize Metcalf’s unique big-play capabilities to the degree that Wilson routinely achieved during his tenure with the Seahawks.

Pittman emerged as the clear WR1 for Indianapolis during his second season while commandeering a 25.8% target share. He was the only Colt to exceed a 15% share, while his percentage placed him 16th among all wide receivers. He also finished 15th overall in receptions (88/5.2 per game) and receiving yards (1,082/63.6 per game), and also averaged 2.06 yards per route run.

Former Falcon Matt Ryan has averaged 4,516 yards during his last 11 seasons, and his insertion under center should allow Pittman to thrive in an aerial attack that does not contain a legitimate challenge to his status as the primary option.

Indianapolis secured Alec Pierce with the 53rd overall pick during April's NFL Draft, and the newcomer could emerge as the WR2 on Indy’s uninspiring depth chart (Parris Campbell/Ashton Dulin/Keke Coutee/Michael Strachan). Pittman should stockpile targets and yardage and is properly placed at his Round 3 ADP (31/WR13).

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Jordan Love17 hours ago

Adds Three More Scores To Recent Rise
Christian Watson17 hours ago

Delivers Huge Night Before Exiting
Courtland Sutton18 hours ago

Scores Ninth Touchdown Of The Year
Jonathan Mingo19 hours ago

Goes For 69 Yards In Week 13 Loss
Puka Nacua19 hours ago

Dominates Despite Injury
Andrew Wiggins19 hours ago

Could Be Back Soon
Ben Simmons19 hours ago

Will Be Re-Evaluated In Two More Weeks
Nico Collins19 hours ago

Explodes For Career-High 191 Receiving Yards
Luke Kennard19 hours ago

Expected To Miss Another 2-3 Weeks
Klay Thompson19 hours ago

Warriors Contract Talks "Dormant"
Matt Ryan19 hours ago

Ruled Out Against Kings
Chuba Hubbard19 hours ago

Scores Twice In Week 13
Trey Murphy19 hours ago

III Removed From Injury Report For Monday
C.J. Stroud19 hours ago

Throws For 274 Yards In Week 13 Win
Chris Duarte22 hours ago

Receives A Questionable Tag For Monday
Obi Toppin22 hours ago

Uncertain Against Celtics On Monday
Byron Buxton23 hours ago

Fully Recovered From Surgery
Tyrese Haliburton23 hours ago

Questionable To Face Celtics
Vaughn Grissom23 hours ago

Will Play Left Field
Kristaps Porzingis23 hours ago

Will Not Suit Up On Monday
Isaac Paredes23 hours ago

Receiving Trade Interest
Shohei Ohtani23 hours ago

Expected To Sign Next Week
Clay Guida24 hours ago

Falls To .500 In The UFC
Joaquim Silva24 hours ago

Gets Decision Win At UFC Austin
Kelvin Gastelum24 hours ago

Submitted In Welterweight Return
Jordan Greenway24 hours ago

Won't Play On Sunday
Sean Brady24 hours ago

Returns To Win Column
Rob Font24 hours ago

1-4 In Last Five Fights After Loss At UFC Austin
Deiveson Figueiredo24 hours ago

Wins Bantamweight Debut
Cale Makar24 hours ago

Out On Sunday
Cole Sillinger1 day ago

To Miss Another Game
Jonathan Quick1 day ago

Looks For Fifth Consecutive Win On Sunday
Jan Rutta1 day ago

Available Again
Alexander Barabanov1 day ago

Ready For Action Sunday
Memphis Grizzlies2 days ago

Jaylen Nowell Moves Into Starting Five
Travis Boyd2 days ago

Out For Multiple Weeks
Juan Soto2 days ago

Blue Jays Are Realistic Suitors For Juan Soto
Luke Kunin2 days ago

Placed On Injured Reserve
Tyson Barrie2 days ago

Set To Sit As Healthy Scratch
Ilya Samsonov2 days ago

Misses Saturday's Game With Illness
Dylan Larkin2 days ago

Ready To Return On Saturday
Alex Newhook2 days ago

Ruled Out For 10-12 Weeks
Emmanuel Clase2 days ago

Cleveland Willing To Trade Emmanuel Clase
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
New York Mets3 days ago

Yoshinobu Yamamoto Is Where Mets' Focus Lies
Beneil Dariush3 days ago

Arman Tsarukyan A Favorite Over Beneil Dariush At UFC Austin
Beneil Dariush3 days ago

Has A Dangerous Task In Front Of Him
Bobby Green3 days ago

Looking For Third Win In A Row
Jalin Turner3 days ago

A Favorite At UFC Austin
Dustin Stoltzfus3 days ago

In Dire Need Of Victory
Punahele Soriano3 days ago

Looking To Return To Win Column
Matt McLain4 days ago

Fully Healed
Shohei Ohtani4 days ago

Wins Most Outstanding Designated Hitter Award
Dylan Cease4 days ago

Cardinals Interested In Dylan Cease
Joaquim Silva4 days ago

Looking To Return To The Win Column
Clay Guida4 days ago

Set For 36th UFC Fight
Kelvin Gastelum4 days ago

Returns To Welterweight
Tyler Glasnow4 days ago

Cubs Have Held Trade Talks On Tyler Glasnow
Sean Brady4 days ago

Looking To Rebound After First Career Loss




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- Noah Brown, Keaton Mitchell, Ezekiel Elliott, Jayden Reed

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

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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