Best WR Ranks & Tiers


1 Justin Jefferson MIN
2 Ja’Marr Chase CIN
3 Tyreek Hill MIA
4 Cooper Kupp LAR

While the previous season’s points-per-game totals aren’t everything, each wide receiver within this tier averaged over 20 PPR points per game in 2022. And while others were close, the receivers in this group are in the best situations to repeat in 2023 — they all averaged 10 or more targets per game in pass-heavy offenses a season ago and shouldn’t be in danger of losing that target share this coming season.

Justin Jefferson is almost unquestionably the WR1 at this point, never finishing below WR7 in a season since he entered the league three years ago and most recently finishing as the overall PPR WR1.

Ja’Marr Chase played just 12 games last season, but he still did enough to finish within the top 12 PPR wide receivers. We’ve yet to see Chase reach his full potential in the NFL, but he has Joe Burrow at quarterback and we have already seen glimpses of his dominance through two seasons, and that cements him as a top-tier wide receiver.

Tyreek Hill changed teams in 2023, yet he still recorded his second WR2 PPR finish over the past three seasons. The speedy veteran led the position in yards per route run (3.20) by a large margin and was targeted on more than 30% of his routes a season ago. Even at 29 years old, Hill figures to run it back in Miami as an elite fantasy option.

Cooper Kupp appeared in only nine games last season after finishing as the overall WR1 the year before, and while some were disappointed with his season, everything he did in those nine games proved that 2021 was no fluke. From Weeks 1-9, Kupp was the WR2 overall and ranked second in the league in targets (90), receiving yards (813) and receiving touchdowns (6). With Kupp and Matthew Stafford back healthy for 2023, expect the fantasy points to continue funneling in Kupp’s direction.


5 Stefon Diggs BUF
6 A.J. Brown PHI
7 Davante Adams LV
8 CeeDee Lamb DAL
9 Garrett Wilson NYJ
10 Jaylen Waddle MIA
11 Amon-Ra St. Brown DET
12 DeVonta Smith PHI

Each player within this tier earned a target rate above 21% and was among the best in the league at maximizing their opportunities.

Stefon Diggs got open at a higher rate (53.0%) than any other receiver within this tier, and with Josh Allen throwing his way on 26.0% of his receiving snaps last season, expect that connection to prosper once again.

A season ago, A.J. Brown (2.59), Davante Adams (2.45) and CeeDee Lamb (2.38) all finished inside the top 10 at their position in yards per route run, one of the most predictive metrics to lean on for receivers. That alone is an encouraging sign that they can push to repeat their high-end WR1 finishes.

Garrett Wilson is the only receiver within this tier who didn’t average more than 15 PPR points per game in 2022. Still, he can be forgiven because of the Jets’ spotty quarterback play and everything else he did as a rookie in spite of it. Aaron Rodgers is upgrading the quarterback position in New York, a needed boost for Wilson’s fantasy stock: In 2022, just 66% of his targets were deemed catchable by PFF, whereas 73.1% of Rodgers’ passes were charted as catchable.

Amon-Ra St. Brown is another exciting young wide receiver whose underlying metrics back up his top-eight finish last season. St. Brown averaged a very strong 2.40 yards per route run, tied for eighth at the position, and his 28.8% target rate finished second only to Tyreek Hill among receivers who played at least 100 receiving snaps. Expectations should continue to be high for the Lions’ top receiver, even with some added competition for targets in that offense this season.

DeVonta Smith rounds out the top 12 and the Tier 2 options. His talent is undeniable, but he commanded the lowest target rate among the receivers in the first two tiers last season and joins Garrett Wilson as the only top-12-ranked receivers not to clear 2.00 yards per route run last season. Smith will sit right on the fringe of WR1 territory as we head into draft season.

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13 Chris Olave NO
14 Tee Higgins CIN
15 Christian Watson GB
16 D.K. Metcalf SEA
17 Drake London ATL
18 Amari Cooper CLV
19 Terry McLaurin WAS
20 Deebo Samuel SF

Continuing the trend of target hogs, the pass-catchers in this third tier are primed to see heavy involvement in their team’s passing game, either as the top weekly option or through the pure volume they command in pass-heavy offenses.

Chris Olave’s rookie season was incredibly promising, as he posted a top-eight mark in yards per route run (2.42) on top of an elite target per route run rate (0.26) and explosive play rate (33.3%). He should continue to see a high target share with Derek Carr coming in as the new starting quarterback and should have a chance to take another step forward in Year 2.

Tee Higgins may not see the same target rate as the other options within this tier, but the offense he plays in more than makes up for that. With Burrow at the helm, Higgins should have no trouble earning over 100 targets in this high-powered offense. Making those targets even more valuable is the accuracy with which they’re thrown, which helped Higgins post a strong 35.1% explosive play rate just this past season.

The other top-end target earners in this tier have a favorable chance to lead their offenses in every receiving category with strong production floors.


21 Chris Godwin TB
22 Jerry Jeudy DEN
23 Keenan Allen LAC
24 DeAndre Hopkins ARZ
25 D.J. Moore CHI
26 Brandon Aiyuk SF
27 Mike Williams LAC
28 Diontae Johnson PIT
29 Mike Evans TB

The talent in this tier is abundant, but there are a number of options who may have to contend with some struggles at the quarterback level. D.J. Moore stands out first, as he heads to Chicago, a team that ranked 31st in the NFL in pass rate last season. Still, he should be the clear top option on a weekly basis. Should Justin Fields take the expected leap as a passer, Moore’s stock could potentially increase further.

Keenan Allen and Mike Williams are the top receivers in a pass-heavy offense with one of the most accurate quarterbacks in the league in Justin Herbert. Even with the target competition from Austin Ekeler and potentially rookie Quentin Johnston, Allen and Williams have proven to be efficient with their receptions, and that has led to fantasy success whenever they have been on the field.

Diontae Johnson caught the ire of some of the fantasy community for his scoreless 2022 campaign. As a result, he finished as a WR3 in PPR, despite boasting one of the better target shares (23%) for players within his range. The touchdown rate for Johnson is bound to improve over another 17-game season, and with Kenny Pickett‘s expected progression, he should have no issues finishing as a high-end WR3 at worst in 2023.

Buccaneers receivers Chris Godwin and Mike Evans will not only be sharing targets again, but they go from one of the most pass-happy offenses in the NFL last season under Tom Brady to a significant question mark at the quarterback position, which could affect Evans slightly more than Godwin. Evans was a bit more dependent on big plays and touchdowns, and with the offense more than likely taking a step back in 2023, those are sure to be less common than they have been in the past.


30 Calvin Ridley JAX
31 Christian Kirk JAX
32 Tyler Lockett SEA
33 Michael Pittman Jr. IND
34 Treylon Burks TEN
35 Jordan Addison MIN
36 Marquise Brown ARZ
37 George Pickens PIT
38 Jahan Dotson WAS
39 Michael Thomas NO
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And I got #7 Davante Adams for #25 DJ Moore? Feeling genius right now.

You know this is redraft ranks, not dynasty?

That wasn’t specified.

Yeah, it was in the intro which I did not copy. I thought the Elders up top and rookies ignored would suffice as to what it was.

Dynasty ranks for this year have Adams at 16 and AJ at 18. A fair trade,

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I think Ridley, Burks and Brown have a good chance of moving up from tier 5.

Diontae Johnson and Jeudy from tier 4

Watson and London from tier 3

That’s all I got for players I can see with the potential to take their game up a notch along with their rank.

I cannot really disagree with what PFF has said here.

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