2022 Fantasy Football Rankings: WR

These 2022 fantasy football rankings are by Mike MacGregor. Follow Mike on Twitter @DraftBuddy.

Wide Receiver

Tier 1
1Cooper Kupp, LAR 729.11.0425.6

I find it interesting the observation that the Rams game planned to lean heavily on Beckham in the Super Bowl before he got hurt. One-off game plan or bigger picture sign to reduce Kupp's usage? Hard to say, but the Matthew Stafford-Kupp connection is very strong. No worries here drafting Kupp in the first round. Even a significant drop off from last year results in a ridiculously productive campaign for Kupp.

2Justin Jefferson, MIN 723.11.0519.4

Jefferson could easily be my number one receiver. Many have him ranked number one, and I may even end up drafting him over Kupp at times in the interest of diversifying my picks across leagues. Pick the one you prefer, you can't go wrong with either.

3Ja'Marr Chase, CIN1022.41.0917.9

I could almost copy and paste the same note for Chase as for Jefferson. Not quite as many have Chase as the WR1, but would it surprise? Last year's rookie numbers came after an entire year off from football! More talented options to share the ball with on the Bengals puts Chase third for me, but it is very close.

Tier 2
4Davante Adams, LV 629.61.1121.5

This is a tough one. A downgrade at QB and a much better receiving corps around him now than Adams had with the Packers. He will still be the alpha, but probably not peppered with targets as much. On the plus side, the Raiders should be in plenty of shootouts in their division. I'm comfortable with Adams but most likely go in a different direction (RB) in drafts.

5CeeDee Lamb, DAL 923.32.0414.2

I'm on the fence about Lamb, and leaning to no, I'll let someone else draft him. Late last season I faded him in my weekly rankings many times which worked out. Maybe I'll be proven wrong but I just don't see him as a high volume WR you want at this point in the draft, and he hasn't been a big touchdown guy yet either. Scored 6 each of his first two seasons.

6Stefon Diggs, BUF 728.72.0116.8

Feels like a safe, reliable, top WR option, and there is nothing wrong with that. One hopes the Bills offense continues business as usual, but the loss of OC Brian Daboll raises concerns. Through good times or bad, QB Josh Allen will lean heavily on his most reliable receiver, Diggs.

7Mike Evans, TB 1128.92.1116.3

Evans is a big touchdown guy, since Tom Brady came to town. With the unforgettable departure of Antonio Brown, no more Gronk, and Chris Godwin unlikely to start the season, Brady should lean on Evans. Don't reach for Evans but he should be a reliable, consistent performer, particularly early in the season.

8Keenan Allen, LAC830.33.0316.0

Remarkably consistent for five straight seasons, can he do it for a sixth season at the age of 30? He should with one of the best young quarterbacks in the league. Could come at a slight discount in drafts as fantasy players continue to search for the "league winner" types with double-digit TD potential. Allen's scored 8 TD twice in his career, and otherwise 6 or less.

9A.J. Brown, PHI 725.13.0513.8
10Deebo Samuel, SF 926.52.0515.8

Deebo had a really nice season last year, but gets the warning / risk symbol for now. He wants a new contract, and I don't think the 49ers are going to give it to him. This could get ugly. Putting the contract aside, Deebo grumbled about his rushing role, and he is in danger of getting beat up the more rushing he does. Seems like a high risk pick unlikely to match what he did last year. Pass.

Tier 3
11DJ Moore, CAR 1325.34.0913.7
12Tyreek Hill, MIA 1128.42.1017.0

I still believe in the talent of Tyreek Hill, and while Tua is no doubt a downgrade from Patrick Mahomes, I'm not down on Tua. Hill seems a bit over the top in his newfound love for Tua (receivers, am I right?), but the new head coach seems like a smart guy. Get Hill in space and let him do his thing.

13Terry McLaurin, WAS 1426.84.0412.5
14Michael Pittman, IND 1424.83.0813.7
15Tee Higgins, CIN 1023.53.0615.7
16Diontae Johnson, PIT 926.14.0616.9
17Brandin Cooks, HOU 628.85.0814.3
Tier 4
18Courtland Sutton, DEN 926.87.018.7
19Jaylen Waddle, MIA1123.74.1015.1
20Amari Cooper, CLE 928.16.0713.5
21Chris Godwin, TB 1126.45.0617.0
22Darnell Mooney, CHI 1424.86.1112.4
23Allen Robinson, LAR 728.96.047.1
24Brandon Aiyuk, SF 924.39.0410.0
25Gabriel Davis, BUF 723.37.067.9
26Mike Williams, LAC 827.85.0515.3
Tier 5
27DK Metcalf, SEA 1124.64.0214.3
28Rashod Bateman, BAL 1022.78.078.6
29Michael Thomas, NO 1429.45.06-
30Adam Thielen, MIN 731.96.0115.4
31Elijah Moore, NYJ 1022.38.0311.5
32Hunter Renfrow, LV626.66.0315.3
33Robert Woods, TEN 630.38.1113.8
Tier 6
34Jerry Jeudy, DEN 923.36.078.5
35DeAndre Hopkins, ARI 1330.25.0114.7
36Devonta Smith, PHI 723.77.0910.9
37Marquise Brown, ARI 1325.26.1214.2
38JuJu Smith-Schuster, KC825.78.085.6
39Tyler Lockett, SEA1129.89.0714.9
40Christian Kirk, JAC 1125.710.0112.2
41Amon-Ra St. Brown, DET 622.88.0112.4
42Allen Lazard, GB 1426.710.019.3
Tier 7
43Jakobi Meyers, NE 1025.813.1210.7
44Treylon Burks, TEN 622.311.07-
45Chris Olave, NO 1422.111.06-
46Chase Claypool, PIT 924.19.1010.4
47DJ Chark, DET 625.814.0411.5
48Tyler Boyd, CIN1027.712.0211.2
49Jarvis Landry, NO1429.711.0910.2
50Russell Gage, TB 1126.59.1011.9
51Marvin Jones, JAC1132.415.0910.6
52Skyy Moore, KC 821.912.04-
53DeVante Parker, NE 1029.511.1010.4
54Kadarius Toney, NYG 923.510.068.1
55Corey Davis, NYJ 1027.615.0311.9
Tier 8
56Julio Jones, TB 1133.513.078.0
57Marquez Valdes-Scantling, KC 827.812.107.9
58Michael Gallup, DAL 926.410.0410.2
59Josh Palmer, LAC 822.8-5.4
60Drake London, ATL 1421.010.10-
61Rondale Moore, ARI 1322.214.037.4
62Romeo Doubs, GB 1422.314.01-
63Nico Collins, HOU 623.315.036.0
64Jahan Dotson, WAS 1422.314.10-
65Mecole Hardman, KC 824.413.058.3
66Alec Pierce, IND 1422.314.08-
67Garrett Wilson, NYJ 1022.014.02-
68George Pickens, PIT 921.415.03-
69Isaiah McKenzie, BUF 727.313.062.9
70Wan'Dale Robinson, NYG 921.614.03-
71Jalen Tolbert, DAL 923.414.08-
72KJ Hamler, DEN 923.1-4.1
73K.J. Osborn, MIN 725.2-9.3
Tier 9
74Kendrick Bourne, NE 1027.0-9.7
75Jameson Williams, DET 621.314.08-
76Van Jefferson, LAR 726.014.079.8
77Parris Campbell, IND 1425.0-5.4
78Curtis Samuel, WAS 1426.0-1.7
79Jamison Crowder, BUF 729.115.049.1
80Laviska Shenault, JAC 1123.8-7.8
81Terrace Marshall, CAR 1322.2-2.4
82Kenny Golladay, NYG 928.814.056.4
83Donovan Peoples-Jones, CLE 923.4-8.6
84Robbie Anderson, CAR 1329.314.127.9
85Sammy Watkins, GB 1429.115.046.6
86A.J. Green, ARI1334.013.109.8
87Devin Duvernay, BAL 1024.9-4.5
88Amari Rodgers, GB1422.8-0.5
89Deonte Harty, NO1424.7-8.5
90Cedrick Wilson, MIA 1126.7-8.8
91Velus Jones, CHI 1425.3--
92David Bell, CLE 921.6--
93Sterling Shepard, NYG 929.5-11.2
94Zay Jones, JAC 1127.3-6.3
95Nick Westbrook-Ikhine, TEN 625.3-6.9
96Braxton Berrios, NYJ 1026.8-6.2
97Randall Cobb, GB1431.913.118.0
98Nelson Agholor, NE 1029.2-6.8
99Bryan Edwards, ATL 1423.8-6.9
100Dee Eskridge, SEA 1125.3-2.2
101Cole Beasley, FA -33.3-9.8

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