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2022 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings & Tiers - Jahnke

Inglewood, California, USA; Los Angeles Rams wide receiver Cooper Kupp (10) runs past San Francisco 49ers cornerback Emmanuel Moseley (4) in the fourth quarter during the NFC Championship Game at SoFi Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

• The Los Angeles Rams Cooper Kupp remains at the top of the wide receiver rankings after his historic 2021 season.

• The Atlanta Falcons Drake London is the top-ranked rookie wide receiver because he was the first receiver selected in the NFL Draft and has already worked his way to the top of the team's depth chart.

Several rookies and veterans can be picked in the later rounds with high upside, allowing fantasy managers to wait and pick several wide receivers later in drafts.

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The wide receiver depth is incredible this season, as the last few NFL draft classes have been full of talented players. Teams have continued to increase how often they use three and four-receiver sets, allowing more players to generate some fantasy value. While it’s important to select some good wide receivers early, a fantasy manager can wait and still find talent in the later rounds.

With that in mind, let's dive into my top 100 wide receivers for 2022 fantasy football. They are broken into tiers and include strategies on how to approach the position in most formats, including PPR and standard leagues.

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Last Updated: September 3, 2022

Tier 1

Rank Name Team
1 Cooper Kupp Rams
2 Justin Jefferson Vikings

Cooper Kupp and Justin Jefferson stand out among all of the wide receivers because Kupp had the best fantasy season ever by a wide receiver — beating out Randy Moss and Jerry Rice — while Jefferson has recorded the most receiving yards and receptions by a player over their first two seasons, beating out Odell Beckham Jr., Moss and Rice.

Kupp stands out among wide receivers any way you look at it, and his situation is largely similar to last season. Some regression is to be expected, but he remains the safest bet to stay at the top.

Jefferson is only 23 years old, so if anything, he should continue to improve. And having Kevin O’Connell run the offense should only help him, too. The Vikings finished league average in how often they passed last year, but that should be higher this year. Jefferson will play the Kupp role and has a chance to have the best wide receiver season in league history. He also has higher odds of falling out of the top five than Kupp if the offense starts out slow.

They should both be top-five picks in PPR formats and only slightly lower in standard.


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