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2023 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings & Tiers — Macri

Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) scores a touchdown on a pass from quarterback Kirk Cousins (not pictured) against the Green Bay Packers during the second quarter at U.S. Bank Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeffrey Becker-USA TODAY Sports

• The Fantastic Four: Can these four receiver options continue to dominate and deliver high-end WR1 finishes in 2023?

• 100 wide receivers ranked and tiered: From the high-end target earners to the best dart throws available late in drafts, the league's top wideouts are separated into eight detailed tiers.

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Estimated reading time: 10 minutes

Breaking fantasy football rankings down into tiers helps fantasy managers better understand what separates each group and how to value each player at the position for this coming season.

Be sure to check out the rankings page for updates as the offseason progresses.

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Tier 1: Elite target earners that make the most out of their opportunities

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.


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