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Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings (Tiers 4-8) - Best Ball Leagues

Drake London - Fantasy Football Rankings, Draft Sleepers, NFL Injury News

The initial weeks of the offseason are now behind us and player movement that transpired during the process of free agency has provided some players with pathways toward expanded production in their new environments. We have yet to witness a trade that approaches the magnitude of last year’s blockbuster deals involving Davante Adams, Tyreek Hill, A.J. Brown, and Amari Cooper.

However, D.J. Moore and Brandin Cooks are beneficiaries of trades that have positioned them to thrive in their new landing spots. The uncertain status of other players has also been clarified through contract extensions or the deployment of franchise tags. These developments have also accelerated participation in best ball drafts as fantasy managers embrace the opportunity to assemble rosters following the inevitable rises and declines in these players' ADPs.

These alterations within the fantasy landscape have also been infused into the tiered rankings at RotoBaller, and this article will examine wide receivers who are contained in tiers 4-8. We will continually update our rankings in every format throughout the offseason and you can find a full breakdown of Tiers 1-3 here.

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Wide Receiver Best-Ball Rankings

Position Rank Position  Tier Player Name Overall Rank Overall Tier
1 1 Justin Jefferson 1 1
2 1 Ja'Marr Chase 2 1
3 1 Tyreek Hill 5 1
4 1 Cooper Kupp 6 1
5 2 Stefon Diggs 7 2
6 2 CeeDee Lamb 8 2
7 2 A.J. Brown 9 2
8 2 Davante Adams 13 2
9 2 Amon-Ra St. Brown 14 2
10 2 Jaylen Waddle 15 2
11 3 Garrett Wilson 19 2
12 3 DeVonta Smith 26 3
13 3 DK Metcalf 29 4
14 3 Tee Higgins 30 4
15 3 Chris Olave 32 4
16 3 Amari Cooper. 39 4
17 3 DeAndre Hopkins 40 4
18 3 DJ Moore 43 4
19 3 Christian Watson 44 4
20 4 Calvin Ridley 45 4
21 4 Chris Godwin 47 4
22 4 Michael Pittman Jr. 49 4
23 4 Deebo Samuel 50 5
24 4 Drake London 52 5
25 4 Mike Evans 54 5
26 4 Mike Williams 55 5
27 4 Jerry Jeudy 57 5
28 4 Terry McLaurin 58 6
29 5 Keenan Allen 60 6
30 5 Tyler Lockett 62 6
31 5 Jameson Williams 63 6
32 5 Marquise Brown 65 6
33 5 Treylon Burks 67 6
34 5 Jaxon Smith-Njigba 68 6
35 5 Christian Kirk 73 6
36 5 Jahan Dotson 75 7
37 5 Diontae Johnson 76 7
38 6 Rashod Bateman 78 7
39 6 Brandon Aiyuk 82 7
40 6 George Pickens 84 7
41 6 Brandin Cooks 85 7
42 6 Gabe Davis 89 8
43 6 Jordan Addison 91 8
44 6 Quentin Johnston 92 8
45 6 Courtland Sutton 95 8
46 6 Zay Flowers 109 9
47 6 Kadarius Toney 110 9
48 7 Elijah Moore 111 9
49 7 Tyler Boyd 112 10
50 7 Jakobi Meyers 113 10
51 7 Darnell Mooney 115 10
52 7 JuJu Smith-Schuster 117 10
53 7 Jalin Hyatt 120 10
54 7 K.J. Osborn 121 10
55 7 Michael Thomas 123 10
56 7 Skyy Moore 125 10
57 7 Adam Thielen 127 10
58 8 Zay Jones 132 10
59 8 Alec Pierce 136 11
59 8 Rondale Moore 138 11
60 8 Allen Lazard 139 11
61 8 Josh Downs 140 11
62 8 Romeo Doubs 144 11
63 8 Donovan Peoples-Jones 145 11
64 8 DJ Chark 148 12
65 8 Joshua Palmer 150 12
66 8 Nico Collins 151 12
67 9 Michael Gallup 152 12
68 9 Marquez Valdes-Scantling 156 12
69 9 Rashid Shaheed 157 12
70 9 Hunter Renfrow 167 13
71 9 Chase Claypool 168 13
72 9 Curtis Samuel 172 13
73 9 Isaiah Hodgins 173 13
74 9 Odell Beckham Jr. 178 14
75 9 Wan'Dale Robinson 179 14
76 10 Tim Patrick 180 14
77 10 Khalil Shakir 187 14
78 10 Marvin Mims 192 14
79 10 Tyquan Thornton 193 14
80 10 John Metchie 195 14
81 10 Kayshon Boutte 196 14
82 10 Russell Gage 206 15
83 10 Allen Robinson II 208 15
84 10 Darius Slayton 212 15
85 10 Parris Campbell 213 15
86 10 Mecole Hardman 216 15
87 11 Terrace Marshall Jr. 217 15
88 11 Deonte Harty 218 15
89 11 Rashee Rice 222 16
90 11 Robert Woods 224 16
91 11 Van Jefferson 225 16
92 11 Trey Palmer 226 16
93 11 David Bell 231 16
94 11 Isaiah McKenzie 238 16
95 11 DeVante Parker 239 16
96 11 Tyler Scott 243 16
97 11 Cedric Tillman 245 16
97 11 Nick Westbrook-Ikhine 248 17
98 11 Jauan Jennings 254 17
99 12 Trent Sherfield 256 17
100 12 Corey Davis 257 17
101 12 Laviska Shenault Jr. 261 17
102 12 K.J. Hamler 263 18
103 12 Kyle Philips 268 18
104 12 Nelson Agholor 269 18
105 12 Quez Watkins 271 18
106 12 Trent Taylor 272 18
107 12 Josh Reynolds 274 18
108 12 Greg Dortch 276 18

Tier 4

Calvin Ridley, Chris Godwin, Michael Pittman, Deebo SamuelDrake London, Mike Evans, Mike Williams, Jerry Jeudy, Terry McLaurin

Fantasy managers were incentivized to select Ridley during Round 2 of 2021 drafts (14/WR4) following the exceptional numbers that he assembled in 2020. Ridley led the league in air yards (2,018), and yards before the catch (1,099), during that breakout year, while finishing second in air yards share (41.6%), fourth in both points per game scoring (15.8), and receiving yards (1,374/91.6 per game), and seventh in targets (143/9.5 per game).

2020 Weeks 1-18 Rec Yards 100+ 
Stefon Diggs 1535 7
DeAndre Hopkins 1407 7
Justin Jefferson 1400 7
Calvin Ridley 1374 8
Davante Adams 1374 7
D.K. Metcalf 1303 5
Tyreek Hill 1276 3
Allen Robinson 1250 4
D.J. Moore 1193 4
Brandin Cooks 1150 3

 

2020 Weeks 1-18 Air Yards AY %
Calvin Ridley 2018 41.56
D.K. Metcalf 1768 39.21
Stefon Diggs 1713 34.24
Tyreek Hill 1708 35.92
D.J. Moore 1551 40.76
Jerry Jeudy 1541 30.64
Allen Robinson 1454 30.62
Marvin Jones 1441 30.31
Chase Claypool 1438 31.13
DeAndre Hopkins 1423 32.71

Calvin Ridley = ELITE receiver.

Ridley only played in five games during 2021 before requesting a personal leave to focus on his mental health. He was also suspended throughout 2022 for betting on NFL games during 2021. However, any lingering concerns regarding his extensive absence should be superseded by his prospects of capturing a significant role in the Jaguars’ rapidly emerging offense.

Godwin reemerged in Week 1 from his significant knee injury (ACL/MCL). However, he only played on 19 snaps before suffering a hamstring injury that sidelined him until Week 4. Godwin was targeted extensively after he resurfaced, which launched him to fourth among all wide receivers with 139 (9.9 per game) from Weeks 4-18.

He was also targeted on 28.5% of his 488 routes which propelled him to second in receptions (101/7.2), and ninth in receiving yards (988/70.7 per game). Tom Brady averaged a league-high 43.1 attempts per game and Brady’s departure will ensure a decrease in the number of targets that will be distributed to the Buccaneers’ receiving weaponry. This should compel you to avoid selecting Godwin until Round 5 of your drafts.

Pittman rose to 11th with a career-high 141 targets (8.8 per game) last season and was eighth with a career-best 99 receptions (6.2 per game). However, he dropped to 24th in receiving yards (925/57.8 per game) after finishing 16th in 2021 (1,082/63.6 per game). He also registered career lows in yards per target (6.6), and yards after the catch per reception (3.6).

Those declining numbers were a byproduct of deficiencies at quarterback. However, the Colts should address the position during the NFL Draft, and there is a reason for optimism surrounding the arrival of head coach Shane Steichen. No other wide receiver reached a 16% target share for Indianapolis during 2021 or 2022, and Pittman is positioned to capitalize on any upgrade in efficiency under center.

Samuel skyrocketed to second with an average of 18.8 points per game during 2021, while thriving as a multi-purpose weapon. Samuel also placed fifth in receiving yards (1,405/87.8 per game), while leading all backs in rushing attempts (59), rushing yards (365), and rushing touchdowns (8).

Year Targets Yards/Targ Targ/Gm Rec Rec/Gm
2021 121 11.6 121 77 4.8
2022 94 6.7 7.2 56 4.3

 

Year Rec Yards Yards/Rec Yards/Gm Yards/Targ Air Yards
2021 1405 18.2 87.8 11.6 1068
2022 632 11.3 48.6 6.7 419

However, the convergence of various factors fueled a drop in his numbers in 2022. He finished 24th with an average of 10.8 points per game, while also experiencing 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), yards before catch per reception (8.3/2.5), and receptions of 20+ (23/7). He was also limited to 42 rushing attempts, 232 rushing yards, and three rushing touchdowns.

The combination of Christian McCaffrey‘s extensive workload (19.2 touches per game) and San Francisco’s unresolved situation at quarterback should compel fantasy managers to avoid drafting Samuel before Round 4 during your upcoming drafts.

London was infused into an offense that ranked 31st in both pass play percentage (44.7%) and passing attempts per game (24.4) during his rookie season. This impacted his ability to stockpile receptions and yardage but did not preclude him from securing the league’s third-highest target share (30.0%) or finishing ninth in targets per route run (29.2%).

Weeks 15-18 Rec Rec/Gm Yards Yards/Gm Targets Targ/Gm
CeeDee Lamb 33 8.3 398 99.5 39 9.8
Keenan Allen 32 8 352 88 40 10
Chris Godwin 31 7.8 321 80.3 34 8.5
DeVonta Smith 29 7.3 421 105.3 41 10.3
Justin Jefferson 29 7.3 309 77.3 42 10.5
Drake London 25 6.3 333 83.3 36 9
Jerry Jeudy 25 6.3 385 96.3 32 8
K.J. Osborn 25 6.3 350 87.5 33 8.3
Amon-Ra St. Brown 24 6 263 65.8 37 9.3
A.J. Brown 23 5.8 476 119 43 10.8

 

Weeks 15-18 TPRR% YPRR
Christian Watson 35.2 2.96
Drake London 33 3.06
Keenan Allen 32.8 2.89
Mike Williams 32.1 3.2
Michael Pittman Jr. 31.5 1.57
Chris Olave 29.6 2.18
Allen Lazard 29.1 1.95
A.J. Brown 28.7 3.17
Garrett Wilson 28.4 1.45
Russell Gage 27.6 1.76
Amon-Ra St. Brown 27.4 1.95

Atlanta transitioned from Marcus Mariota to Desmond Ridder in Week 15 which fueled a surge in London’s numbers during his last four contests.

He soared to a league-best 33.0% target share while rising to second in targets per route run (33.0%), third in air yards share (47.2%), and sixth in receptions (25/6.3 per game). London is primed to commandeer a sizable target share and his production will rise if Arthur Smith expands his deployment of the Falcon’s aerial attack.

Evans has already accumulated over 10,000 yards since entering the NFL in 2014 while constructing a historic streak of nine consecutive 1,000-yard seasons and averaging 76.1 per game. 3,165 of those yards were assembled as Evans operated with Tom Brady under center from 2020-2022. However, Tampa Bay is undertaking a sizable transition during the offseason. This will fuel a decrease in the Buccaneers' reliance on their passing attack after Brady led the league with 733 attempts last season.

That is hardly a favorable development for Evans, who will be dependent upon Baker Mayfield or Kyle Trask to locate him downfield. He will also turn 30 in August, and the potential for diminished opportunities in a transformed attack should encourage you to avoid him until Round 6 of your drafts.

Williams assembled promising numbers from Weeks 1-5 as he rose to 13th in targets (44/8.8 per game). and ninth in routes run (198). He was also 10th in air yards (496), and 11th in both receiving yards (382/78.4 per game) and air yards share (39.3%). A problematic ankle limited Williams to six snaps from Weeks 8-13 before he returned to average 7.0 targets/ 5.3 receptions/88.3 yards per game from Weeks 14-17.

Williams will turn 29 in October but should join Keenan Allen in operating as Justin Herbert’s top two options at wide receiver for one more season. The Chargers could also inject another receiver into the equation during the NFL draft, but Williams should function as a WR3 if he can evade another lingering injury.

Jeudy appeared destined for a third consecutive disappointing season after his initial matchups unfolded, as he trailed Courtland Sutton in target share from Weeks 2-5 (32%/18%), was averaging just 2.5 receptions/33.5 yards per game, and his catch rate languished at 45.5%. However, Jeudy catapulted Sutton to lead the Broncos in target share from Weeks 6-8 (26.0%/16.0%) while rising to ninth in targets (25/8.3 per game), and 10th in receptions (16/5.3 receptions).

Jeudy’s target share also expanded to 25.5% from Weeks 14-18 while he ascended to fourth in both routes run (201), and receiving yards (458/91.6 per game), and his catch rate improved to 80.5%. Despite lingering trade rumors, Jeudy can build upon those promising numbers if Denver’s transition to Sean Payton’s fuels a rise in efficiency from Russell Wilson.

McLaurin's target share was limited to just 16.4% from Weeks 1-6 with Carson Wentz guiding Washington's offense, while he averaged 6.2 targets/3.7 receptions/61.2 yards per game during those matchups.

McLaurin’s target share expanded to 28.4% from Weeks 7-16 with Taylor Heinicke under center, while he averaged 8.0 targets/5.6 receptions/80.6 yards per game. 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 collected six targets and accumulated 74 receiving yards in Week 18 while operating with Sam Howell – who will be competing with Jacoby Brissett for the opportunity to spearhead the Commanders’ offense. McLaurin can be drafted as a WR3 despite the team’s nebulous situation at quarterback.

 

Tier 5

Keenan Allen, Tyler Lockett, Jameson Williams, Marquise Brown, Treylon Burks, Jaxon Smith-NjigbaChristian Kirk, Jahan Dotson,  Diontae Johnson 

Allen’s problematic hamstring limited him to 23 snaps from Weeks 2-10. However, anyone who had invested a Round 3 selection (32/WR13) in Allen was rewarded for their patience as he vaulted to second in targets from Weeks 11-18 (83/10.4 per game).

Weeks 11-18 Targets Targ/Gm Rec Rec/Gm Yards Yards/Gm
Justin Jefferson 84 10.5 59 7.4 749 93.6
Keenan Allen 83 10.4 60 7.5 675 84.4
Davante Adams 81 10.1 43 5.4 732 91.5
Garrett Wilson 79 9.9 41 5.2 582 72.8
Amon-Ra St. Brown 76 9.5 57 7.2 643 80.4
DeVonta Smith 75 9.4 49 6.2 715 89.4
A.J. Brown 72 9 44 5.5 771 96.4
Chris Godwin 69 9.9 56 7 548 78.3
CeeDee Lamb 68 8.5 54 6.8 653 81.6
Diontae Johnson 66 8.3 39 4.9 447 55.9

Allen also led the league with 60 receptions (7.5 per game), tied for the lead in red zone targets (15), and finished fifth in receiving yards (675/84.4 per game). Allen was also third in touchdowns (four), sixth in yards after catch (239), and was targeted on 33.5% of his routes.

Allen will turn 31 in April, but Justin Herbert’s penchant for targeting him repeatedly should incentivize you to secure him during Round 5 of your drafts.

Only 14 wide receivers have accumulated more targets than Lockett since 2019 (466/7.3 per game), while he is also 10th in receiving yards (4,319/67.5 per game) and eighth in receptions (339/5.3 per game) during that span. That includes his numbers during 2022 when Lockett finished 22nd in targets (117/7.3 per game), 14th in receptions (84/5.3 per game), and 18th in receiving yards (1,033/64.6 per game)

Lockett also tied for fourth with nine touchdowns and was 18th in routes run (513). He will turn 31 in September and Seattle could add another receiver during the NFL Draft. However, neither development will deter Lockett from operating as Seattle’s WR2, which positions him to provide low-end WR2 production to fantasy managers.

Williams should seize an expanded role in Detroit’s promising offense after progressing through a rookie season that was primarily dedicated to the restoration of his health. Williams only played on 78 snaps, while registering nine targets and a 41-yard reception in 2022. However, Williams should now resemble the explosive downfield weapon who accumulated 79 receptions, 1,572 receiving yards, and 15 touchdowns at Alabama in 2021 before he sustained a torn ACL during the College Football Playoff National Championship Game.

Williams is now primed to capitalize on an impending rise in his usage which will unleash his home run capabilities. That provides your incentive for prioritizing him at his Round 7 ADP (75/WR32).

DeAndre Hopkins’ suspension provided a pathway for Brown to operate as Arizona’s primary receiver from Weeks 1-6, as Brown soared to fourth in targets (64/10.7 per game),  second in air yards (669), third in routes run (260), and fifth in receptions (43/7.2 per game). Brown sustained a fractured foot that sidelined him from Weeks 7-11 but averaged 7.2 targets/4.0 receptions/37.3 yards per game from Weeks 12-18.

Weeks 1-6 Targets Targ/Gm Rec Rec/Gm
Cooper Kupp 72 12 56 9.3
Tyreek Hill 65 10.8 50 8.3
Stefon Diggs 65 10.8 49 8.2
Marquise Brown 64 10.7 43 7.2
Justin Jefferson 63 10.5 46 7.7
Ja'Marr Chase 63 10.5 39 6.5
CeeDee Lamb 60 10 33 5.5
Diontae Johnson 57 9.5 33 5.5
Amari Cooper 55 9.2 31 5.2
Davante Adams 54 10.8 29 5.8

 

Weeks 1-6 Air Yards AY %
Chris Olave 744 36.72
Marquise Brown 669 40.5
Tyreek Hill 666 36.43
Stefon Diggs 641 34.78
Diontae Johnson 603 34.03
Mike Williams 597 38.62
Davante Adams 592 39.89
Tyler Lockett 589 38.35
Courtland Sutton 582 35.19
Amari Cooper 576 35.53

It remains unclear when Kyler Murray will reemerge (torn ACL), while the impending departure of Hopkins and the potential addition of new receivers creates uncertainty in Arizona’s transforming offense. That presents a risk in selecting Brown at his Round 7 ADP (85/WR37).

Health issues reduced Burks’ availability during 2022 (six missed games) but did not preclude him from operating with encouraging usage or demonstrating his big-play capabilities when he was in the lineup.

Burks captured a team-high 20.8% target share in Weeks 1-2 while leading all receivers in targets per route run (36.7%) and averaging 3.4 yards per route run. He also emerged from a lingering turf toe injury to lead all receivers in targets per route run (38.1%), yards per route run (5.3), in Week 11, while establishing season-highs in target share (29.6%), and receiving yards (111). Concerns surrounding Tennessee’s transition on offense can be neutralized by his status as the Titans' unchallenged WR1 - providing that the team does not add formidable competition for targets during the NFL Draft.

Smith-Njigba’s route-running acumen blended favorably with his impressive production during an exceptional 2021 season to provide the impetus for projecting him to become the most prolific member of this year’s rookie class. Smith-Njigba finished third with 1,606 yards as a sophomore and collected a school-record 95 receptions. He also averaged 4.01 yards per route run according to PFF while stockpiling 347 yards and three touchdowns during Ohio State’s Rose Bowl matchup.

He was limited to three games, and five receptions during 2022 while contending with a hamstring injury. However, he delivered the fastest times among all receivers in the three-cone (6.57) and the 20-yard shuttle (3.93) at the NFL Combine. His quickness and agility should minimally propel him to WR3 output and his outlook improves if he lands in a favorable environment.

Kirk’s exodus from Arizona during the 2022 offseason ignited significant interest and widespread criticism after Kirk signed a four-year, $72 million contract with the Jaguars, However, Kirk’s performance eviscerated all negative critiques as he operated effectively as Jacksonville’s WR1 while providing fantasy managers with WR2 production.

Kirk finished 15th with a career-high 133 targets (7.8 per game) and was 14th with a career-best 84 receptions (4.9 per game). He was also 13th with a career-high 1,108 receiving yards (65.2 per game) and vaulted to sixth in routes run (572). Kirk should approach WR2 output once again even though Calvin Ridley will secure a sizable role in Jacksonville's surging offense.

Dotson assembled encouraging results in Weeks 1-2 while finishing 15th in snap share (93.4%), third in routes run (92), and tying for second in touchdowns (3). He sustained a hamstring injury that sidelined him from Weeks 5-9 but reemerged to pace Washington in targets (35/7.0 per game), and targets per route run (29.9%), from Weeks 13-18.

He also led the Commanders in receptions (16/4.0 per game), receiving yards (290/72.5 per game), air yards (382), and yards per route run (2.48) from Weeks 15-18. Dotson should confiscate a larger target share during his second year and can elevate into high-end WR3 territory if that transpires.

Johnson’s ADP has dropped into Round 8 (84/WR36) in the aftermath of his disappointing numbers during 2022. He experienced a concerning decline in his receptions when contrasted with 2021 (107/6.7 per game), (86/5.1 per game), while he also plunged from ninth to 27th in yardage (1,161/72.6 per game), (882/51.9 per game), and plummeted from 10th to 46th in points per game (13.8/10.6).

Year Targets Targ/Gm Rec Rec/Gm Yards Yards/Gm
2021 169 10.6 107 6.7 1161 72.6
2022 147 8.6 86 5.1 882 51.9

 

Year YAC YPRR 20+ 40+ 100+ TDs
2021 543 1.59 14 4 3 8
2022 235 1.32 7 0 0 0

Johnson also established two unwanted records by collecting the most targets (147), and receptions (86) without generating a touchdown. His prospects for resurrecting those diminished numbers are dependent upon Kenny Pickett's level of improvement and Pittsburgh's ability to infuse imagination into their offensive approach.

 

Tier 6

Rashod BatemanBrandon Aiyuk,  George Pickens, Brandin Cooks, Gabe DavisJordan Addison, Quentin Johnston, Courtland Sutton, Zay Flowers, Kadarius Toney

Injuries have sidelined Bateman for 16 games during his first two seasons while preventing him from achieving the career progression that had been anticipated from a former first-round pick. A groin injury sidelined him for five contests during 2021, while Lisfranc surgery ended his second season after just six games.

He is positioned to function as Baltimore’s WR1 although the Ravens could secure another receiver during the NFL Draft. However, Bateman remains an enticing investment at his Round 9 ADP (98/WR42).

Aiyuk remained available until Round 9 of 2022 drafts (93/WR40), but easily surpassed the expectations of that ADP. He finished second overall in offensive snaps (1,110), while his career-best 114 targets (6.7 per game) placed him 25h overall. He also finished 19th with a career-high 78 receptions (4.6 per game), eclipsed 1,000 yards for the first time in his career (1,015/59.7 per game), and generated eight touchdowns.

San Francisco’s situation under center is unresolved although Aiyuk should retain an integral role in Kyle Shanahan’s attack following his performance in 2022.

The promise that Pickens displayed as an 18-year-old freshman at Georgia – 49 receptions/727 yards/8 touchdowns – was later blended with concerns surrounding the torn ACL that he sustained in 2021, which delayed his selection until Round 2 of the 2022 NFL Draft.

Pickens’ 2022 numbers were impacted by a Pittsburgh offense that lacked creativity.

However, he still finished 13th in routes run (532) and 20th in air yards (1,240). He is capable of providing an increased downfield presence if his 15.3% target share improves during his second season with Kenny Pickett.

Cooks’ encouraging numbers during 2021 (134 targets/8.4 per game), receptions (90/5.6 per game), (1,037 receiving yards/64.8 per game), (1,410 air yards) raised his ADP into Round 5 during the 2022 draft season (51/WR23).

Year Targets  Targ/Gm  Rec Rec/Gm Yards Yard/Gm
2021 134 8.4 90 5.6 1037 64.8
2022 93 7.2 57 4.4 699 53.8

However, injuries (wrist/calf), and his disenchantment with the Texans contributed to his disappointing results (93 targets/7.2 per game), (57 receptions/4.4 per game), (699 receiving yards/53.8 per game), (998 air yards).

Cooks’ 2023 outlook has been resuscitated after Houston jettisoned him to Dallas. He should catapult Michael Gallup for the Cowboys’ WR2 responsibilities and can operate as a WR3 for fantasy managers.

Davis’s outlook became a highly debated topic during the 2022 offseason following his late-season statistical surge in 2021 when Davis had averaged 8.0 targets/4.0 receptions/52 yards per game from Weeks 14-18.

However, Davis could not fulfill the lofty expectations of last year’s skyrocketing ADP (43/WR18), as he failed to surpass 39 yards in eight of his 15 matchups and did not exceed 5.8 points per game in seven of those contests. His status as Buffalo’s WR2 is now precarious as the Bills could add formidable competition for targets as the offseason advances.

Addison captured 100 receptions during his second season at Pittsburgh (2021) while leading all (FBS) wide receivers in touchdowns (17), and finishing fourth in receiving yards (1,593) – all of which propelled him to the Biletnikoff Award.

Addison did not replicate that success after transferring to USC in 2022 although he paced the Trojans in receptions (59), receiving yards (875), and touchdowns (eight). Addison’s ability to gain separation offsets concerns surrounding his size and physicality and he can become a resource for fantasy managers if he is infused into a favorable landing spot.

Johnston accumulated 115 receptions/2,190 yards/14 touchdowns during his three seasons at TCU. That includes his numbers during 2022 when he eclipsed 1,000 yards (1,069), captured 60 receptions, and generated six touchdowns.

He possesses a favorable combination of size, speed, and athleticism that should lead to mismatches as he operates as a sizable target for his quarterback. He can accrue significant yardage after the catch and his ADP (103/WR43) will rise if he is infused into a promising environment.

Russell Wilson’s arrival in Denver failed to provide the elixir that had been envisioned by anyone who seized Sutton at his 2022 ADP (35/WR15). He initially soared to third in air yards (568), and sixth in receiving yards (417/83.4 per game), from Weeks 1-5. while averaging a team-high 2.24 yards per route run.

However, Sutton plummeted to 31st in air yards (770) from Weeks 6-18, while averaging 1.40 yards per route run, 3.5 receptions, 41.2 yards, and 6.5 points per game. The Broncos’ offense should operate more effectively under Sean Payton although Sutton should only be selected as a WR3.

Flowers’ electrifying abilities as a playmaker have elevated him among the most intriguing options from this year’s rookie class. His appealing blend of speed, athleticism, and route-running prowess was on display when he accumulated 178 receptions/2,715 yards/26 touchdowns during his final three seasons at Boston College.

That includes his numbers during 2022 when he collected 78 receptions, assembled 1,077 yards, and generated 12 touchdowns. Flowers’ prospects of operating as an explosive weapon for fantasy managers will rise if he emerges in a favorable landing spot following the NFL Draft.

Toney had been relegated to just 35 snaps from Weeks 1-7 with the Giants and his numbers remained modest from Weeks 9-18 after New York sent him to Kansas City (109 snaps/17 targets/14 receptions/171 yards). His voluminous list of health issues is an ongoing concern. However, the exodus of JuJu Smith-Schuster, and Mecole Hardman has unclogged Toney’s lane toward an expanded target share. This blends the potential for both a reward and a sizable risk into any selection of Toney at his Round 8 ADP.

 

Tier 7-8

Elijah Moore, Tyler Boyd, Jakobi Meyers, Darnell Mooney, JuJu Smith-SchusterJalin HyattK.J. Osborn, Michael Thomas, Skyy Moore, Adam Thielen, Zay Jones,  Alec Pierce, Rondale Moore, Allen Lazard, Josh Downs, Romeo Doubs, Donovan Peoples-JonesD.J. Chark,  Joshua Palmer, Nico Collins

The wide receivers that are included in tiers 7 and 8 are located between WR49-WR66 in our latest rankings. Various factors would launch a rise or decline in the stock of these players as the offseason progresses.



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Send Florida To Eastern Conference Finals
Jamie Benn42 mins ago

Scores Big Goal In Series-Clinching Victory
Matt Duchene51 mins ago

Ends Second-Round Series With OT Winner
Jake Oettinger58 mins ago

Leads Stars To Western Conference Final
Sergei Bobrovsky1 hour ago

Stellar In Game 6 Win
Anton Lundell1 hour ago

Comes Up Huge In Series-Clinching Win
José Ramírez2 hours ago

Jose Ramirez Cracks Go-Ahead Home Run
Jhoan Duran3 hours ago

Saddled With First Loss
Emmanuel Clase3 hours ago

Shuts Door For 13th Save
Aaron Judge3 hours ago

Keeps Rolling With 12th Homer
Gunnar Henderson3 hours ago

Homers, Triples Against Seattle
Zack Wheeler3 hours ago

Registers Seventh Quality Start
Willson Contreras3 hours ago

Gets Cast Removed
Steven Kwan3 hours ago

Resumes Baseball Activities Friday
Josh Jung5 hours ago

Still Not Swinging, At Least Six Weeks From Returning
Travis d'Arnaud5 hours ago

Leaves Friday's Game With Dizziness
Lane Thomas6 hours ago

Could Be Ready For Rehab Assignment This Week
Félix Bautista6 hours ago

Felix Bautista Begins To Play Catch
T.J. Hockenson6 hours ago

Won't Put A Timeline On His Recovery
Kumar Rocker7 hours ago

Could Face Hitters Soon
Garrett Mitchell7 hours ago

To Start Swinging A Bat Soon
Ryan Pepiot7 hours ago

Could Return To Rotation Early Next Week
Brandon Lowe7 hours ago

Could Return On Monday
Nico Hoerner8 hours ago

Hoping To Avoid Injured List Stint
Jason Heyward8 hours ago

Activated And Starting Friday
Yordan Alvarez8 hours ago

Getting A Breather Friday
Nathan Eovaldi8 hours ago

Dane Dunning, Nathan Eovaldi Throwing Bullpen Sessions
Evan Carter8 hours ago

Available Off The Bench Friday
TOR10 hours ago

Maple Leafs Bring In Craig Berube As New Head Coach
Nick Cousins10 hours ago

Re-Enters Panthers Lineup Friday
Yakov Trenin10 hours ago

Considered Day-To-Day
Tyler Seguin10 hours ago

Good To Go Friday
Roope Hintz10 hours ago

Remains Out For Game 6
Brad Marchand10 hours ago

A Game-Time Call Friday
San Francisco 49ers14 hours ago

Dre Greenlaw Ditches Walking Boot
Najee Harris14 hours ago

Slims Down With Diet Change
Tua Tagovailoa14 hours ago

Mostly Absent From Offseason Workouts
Lerone Murphy15 hours ago

Looks To Remain Undefeated
Carlston Harris15 hours ago

Set For Co-Main Event
Khaos Williams15 hours ago

Faces Carlston Harris In The Co-Main Event Of UFC Vegas 92
Angela Hill15 hours ago

A Favorite At UFC Vegas 92
Luana Pinheiro15 hours ago

Looks To Get Back In Win Column
Donovan Mitchell16 hours ago

Will Meet With Cavaliers "At The Right Time"
Evan Mobley16 hours ago

Likely To Get Max Extension
Nikola Jokic16 hours ago

Drops 22 Points In Loss
Jaden McDaniels16 hours ago

Scores 21 Points In Game 6 Win
Bruce Brown16 hours ago

Reportedly On The Trade Block
Anthony Edwards17 hours ago

Leads All Scorers In Blowout Win
J.T. Miller18 hours ago

Scores Dramatic Game-Winner
Leon Draisaitl18 hours ago

Extends Postseason-Opening Point Streak With An Assist
Ilya Mikheyev18 hours ago

Dealing With Undisclosed Injury
Sebastian Aho18 hours ago

Notches Two Points In Game 6 Loss
Jack Roslovic18 hours ago

Ends Dry Spell With Two Helpers
Artemi Panarin18 hours ago

Records Two Assists In Series-Clincher
Chris Kreider18 hours ago

Joins Special List With Third-Period Hat Trick
Scottie Scheffler19 hours ago

Detained By Louisville Police Following Traffic Incident
Brad Marchand1 day ago

Hopes To Return To Action In Game 6
Brett Pesce1 day ago

Remains Out On Thursday
Cleveland Cavaliers1 day ago

Cavaliers Will Evaluate Their Backcourt
Mike Conley1 day ago

Expected To Play In Game 6
Robert Tonyan2 days ago

Signs With Vikings
Vinicius Salvador2 days ago

Moves Up To Bantamweight At UFC Vegas 92
Adrian Yanez2 days ago

Looks To Snap Losing Skid At UFC Vegas 92
Themba Gorimbo2 days ago

A Favorite At UFC Vegas 92
Ramiz Brahimaj2 days ago

Ends Layoff At UFC Vegas 92
Edson Barboza2 days ago

Headlines UFC Vegas 92
Josh Giddey2 days ago

Provides 11 Points In Bench Role
Shai Gilgeous-Alexander2 days ago

Puts Up 30 Points In Game 5 Loss
Dereck Lively2 days ago

II Registers Double-Double Off The Bench
Luka Doncic2 days ago

Leads Mavericks In Game 5 With 30-Point Triple-Double
Derrick White2 days ago

Bounces Back Wednesday Night
Al Horford2 days ago

Stuffs Stat Sheet In Game 5 Win
Jayson Tatum2 days ago

Close To Second Postseason Triple-Double In Wednesday's Win
Pittsburgh Steelers2 days ago

Cameron Heyward Plans To Hold Out As He Seeks Extension
Tee Higgins2 days ago

Growing Frustrated With Bengals
Darius Garland2 days ago

Takes A Step Back On Wednesday
Evan Mobley2 days ago

Thrives In Game 5
Mike Conley2 days ago

In Danger Of Missing Game 6
Jamal Murray2 days ago

On The Injury Report For Thursday
Craig Porter2 days ago

Jr. Remains Out On Wednesday
Jarrett Allen2 days ago

Downgraded To Out
NFL2 days ago

Netflix Christmas Day Games Announced
New York Giants3 days ago

Giants To Be Featured On Hard Knocks
NFL3 days ago

International Games Revealed For 2024 Season
D'Andre Swift3 days ago

Could Be Used Often In Passing Game
Kirk Cousins3 days ago

Jogging, Throwing During OTAs
Sepp Straka3 days ago

In Excellent Form For PGA Championship
Tom Kim3 days ago

Trending In The Right Direction For PGA Championship
PGA3 days ago

Can Tyrell Hatton Put It All Together At PGA Championship?
Jordan Spieth3 days ago

Needs Consistency At PGA Championship
Joaquin Niemann3 days ago

To Continue Playing Well At Valhalla?
Collin Morikawa3 days ago

Rounding Into Form Heading To Valhalla
Scottie Scheffler3 days ago

Returns To Action For PGA Championship
Russell Henley3 days ago

An Interesting Name At PGA Championship
Martavis Bryant3 days ago

To Work Out For Commanders
Jahmyr Gibbs3 days ago

Could Have Bigger Role In 2024
Corey Conners3 days ago

A Real Dark Horse At PGA Championship
PGA3 days ago

Can Sungjae Im Keep The Momentum At Valhalla?
Dean Burmester3 days ago

Comes Back To PGA Championship
Stephan Jaeger3 days ago

Final Round Last Week Is Troubling
Keegan Bradley3 days ago

Still A Longer Shot For Valhalla
Shane Lowry3 days ago

In For Long Week At PGA Championship
PGA3 days ago

Alex Noren Has Been Very Consistent In 2024
Akshay Bhatia3 days ago

Eager To Take On Valhalla
Tony Finau4 days ago

The Tony Finau Roller Coaster To Continue In Louisville
Cincinnati Bengals4 days ago

Trey Hendrickson Committed To The Bengals
Matt Fitzpatrick4 days ago

Looking For Consistency En Route To Valhalla
Kansas City Chiefs4 days ago

Chiefs To Start Title Defense Against Ravens
NFL4 days ago

Jets-49ers To Face Off On Monday Night In Week 1
Wyndham Clark4 days ago

Looks To Right His Rough PGA Championship History
Bijan Robinson4 days ago

Dealing With Ankle Injury
Ludvig Aberg4 days ago

On Track To Play In PGA Championship
Marquez Valdes-Scantling4 days ago

Signs With Bills
Marquez Valdes-Scantling4 days ago

Making A Stop In Buffalo
Courtland Sutton4 days ago

Remains Away From The Team
Brad Keselowski4 days ago

Snaps Winless Streak With Second Darlington Victory
NASCAR4 days ago

Bubba Wallace Earns Much-Needed Good Finish At Darlington
Denny Hamlin4 days ago

Sees Positives In Below-Average Day At Darlington
Justin Haley4 days ago

Gets Best-Ever Finish For Rick Ware Racing
Kyle Larson4 days ago

Wins Stage, but Crashes Out at Darlington Due to Cut Tire
Todd Gilliland4 days ago

Slow Pit Stops Foil Todd Gilliland at Darlington Despite Impressive Speed
Chris Buescher4 days ago

Taken Out of Win, but Increased Aggression Working for Him
Ryan Blaney4 days ago

Despite Crash, Ryan Blaney Had One of His Best Darlington Runs
Joaquin Buckley5 days ago

Extends Win Streak
Nursulton Ruziboev5 days ago

Suffers Unanimous-Decision Loss
Carlos Ulberg5 days ago

Stuns With 12-Second Knockout
Alonzo Menifield5 days ago

Knocked Out In The First Round At UFC St. Louis
Alex Caceres5 days ago

Drops Decision Matchup
Sean Woodson5 days ago

Extends Win Streak
Michael McDowell5 days ago

Finishes 10th at Darlington Raceway
Chase Briscoe5 days ago

Delivers Value In DFS At Darlington Raceway
Tyler Reddick5 days ago

Darlington Dominance Ends With Disappointment
Noah Gragson5 days ago

Quietly Scores Another Top-15 Finish At Darlington
Josh Berry5 days ago

Ends Up Third At Goodyear 400
Ty Gibbs5 days ago

Holds On For Second Place At Darlington
Robelis Despaigne5 days ago

Suffers First Career Loss At UFC St. Louis
Waldo Cortes-Acosta5 days ago

Gets Upset Win At UFC St. Louis
Mateusz Rębecki5 days ago

Mateusz Rebecki Gets TKO'd At UFC St. Louis
Diego Ferreira5 days ago

Pulls Off Upset At UFC St. Louis
Rodrigo Nascimento5 days ago

Gets Finished At UFC St. Louis
Denny Hamlin6 days ago

The Best Active Driver At Darlington
Tyler Reddick6 days ago

Should Dominate Early At Darlington
Noah Gragson6 days ago

A Core DFS Play At Darlington
William Byron6 days ago

A Strong Pick For Darlington
Martin Truex Jr6 days ago

. Still Confident Despite Hitting Wall In Qualifying At Darlington
Christopher Bell6 days ago

Could Be A Contender At Darlington Despite Poor Track Record
NASCAR6 days ago

Bubba Wallace Needs A Good Run At Darlington
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