• Justin Jefferson looks to defend his WR1 title: Jefferson scored 27 more PPR points than any other wide receiver last season, and his best season could be his next one.
• Four wide receivers in the top tier: A strong case could be made for any one of four players to finish the season as the top overall wide receiver, and each should be drafted in the first round in single-quarterback leagues.
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Jefferson was the clear top wide receiver in football last season, and he is showing no signs of slowing down.
- He led all wide receivers last season with 7.5 receptions per game for 106.4 yards and 21.7 PPR points.
- He has achieved a 90.0-plus PFF receiving grade in all three seasons of his NFL career.
- He recently turned 24 years old, so he’s still at a point in his career where he should be improving.
- Among the elite wide receiver options, he has the best combination of great offense and not as much competition for targets.
Chase looks to build on his strong sophomore season.
- Chase finished in the top four per game in targets (9.8), receptions (6.7), touchdowns (0.69) and PPR points (18.6)
- His problem as a rookie was consistency from game to game. That carried on to begin 2022.
- He recorded fewer than 55 yards in three of his first five games, and fewer than seven receptions in three of his first four.
- Starting in October, he was far more consistent outside of the four games he missed due to injury. He averaged 7.8 receptions for 100 yards and a touchdown a game over his last seven games.
- If Chase continues at that rate, overall WR1 is in his range of outcomes.
Kupp looks to rebound after missing the second half of last season with an ankle injury.
- He was the best fantasy wide receiver when healthy in the past two seasons. He’s averaged 106.1 yards for 0.85 touchdowns and 24.65 PPR points.
- It will be a little more difficult for Kupp to score touchdowns this season. The other receiving options aren’t as strong, the Rams' offensive line is a work in progress and the team's defense lost key members.
- Usually, that combination could lead to increased targets for a wide receiver, but it will be harder for Kupp’s target share to be much higher than what it has been.
- Kupp recently turned 30, while his quarterback, Matthew Stafford, is 35.
- He would ordinarily be at No. 1 by a distance, but all of the factors potentially working against him this season drags him down to No. 3.