NFL Preseason Fantasy Wide Receiver Rankings

NFL Preseason Fantasy Wide Receiver Rankings

Kevin Agee, Dynasty Deputies Senior Writer

 

NFL WIDE RECEIVER RANKINGS – PRESEASON – 2023

 

  1. Justin Jefferson

 

What can we say about Jefferson’s start to his career? Pretty remarkable for a production standpoint. He’s at or near the top of almost every major category related to the position. With Kirk Cousins still throwing him passes, we can’t think of a reason why there would be any sort of dropoff. He oozes with talent, and at such a young age, it’s scary to think he could have another gear he’s yet to unlock.

 

  1. JaMarr Chase

 

You could make an argument for Chase as the most talented of the young wideouts that has come into the league over the past few years. He has everything you could want in a receiver, and a great quarterback on the brink of superstardom. If he stays healthy all season, he could easily finish the year as the number one overall fantasy wide receiver. He’s that good.

 

  1. Tyreek Hill

 

Hill made his way to South Beach last season after many productive years in the Kansas City offense with Mahomes. Many fantasy owners wondered how his production would fare in a new system with a new quarterback. Let’s just say Hill didn’t disappoint. Despite not having Tagovailoa for several games, he still produced at a very high level. However, it is important to take into account that Hill caught zero touchdown passes with Tua out. If Tua can’t stay on the field this season, we can’t help but wonder if Hill can maintain that level of production in year two with the Dolphins.

 

  1. Stefon Diggs

 

Diggs has been a model of consistency over the last few seasons since joining the Bills. When you combine his skillset with the quarterback play of Josh Allen, it’s easy to see why. Diggs should again be a heavy favorite of Allen in the passing attack, and based on what we’ve seen to this point, should continue to be very productive. 

 

  1. Cooper Kupp

 

Despite missing eight games last season due to injury, Kupp looked like his 2022 self when he was on the field. As long as Matthew Stafford can stay healthy, Kupp should be a similar version of what we’ve seen the last couple of years. Expect Stafford to lean on him heavily in the Rams offense. Even if Stafford goes down, Sean McVay will deploy every effort to put the ball in the hands of their premiere playmaker as many times as possible.

 

  1. CeeDee Lamb

 

Lamb took a big step forward last season, and perhaps we are beginning to see similar production from him moving forward. He has the talent to continue his ascent to stardom, and has been healthy in all three seasons during his early years as a Cowboy. Dak Prescott has the ability to put up big numbers as the signal caller, and in order to do so, will need to lean heavily on a high end wideout like Lamb.

 

  1. A.J. Brown

 

Despite his success in Tennessee, Brown was never able to reach his full potential as an elite wide receiver until he found himself in Philly. The Titans run heavy offense left us wanting more from Brown, and when Jalen Hurts took the next step under center for the Eagles, we saw Brown flourish. We should continue to see him reach that level of production in Philadelphia, and perhaps reach a higher ceiling in year two there.

 

  1. DeVante Adams

 

Long gone are the days of having Aaron Rodgers throwing the football to Adams, but despite that, Adams was still extremely productive with the Raiders last season. We’re talking about an elite wide receiver, who finds a way to produce regardless of who is under center. That being said, Adams will need to start all over again this year with Jimmy Garoppolo as Las Vegas moved on from Derek Carr after last season. Jimmy G has had his problems staying healthy the last few seasons, so if the injury bug bites again, we can only hope Adams can acclimate to his surroundings, and continue to perform at a very high level.

 

  1. Amon-Ra St. Brown

 

St. Brown enters the top 10 not just because of his talent and production, but he is helped by a highly favorable schedule. He figures to be a focal point of the Lions offense this season, and is a top target of his quarterback, Jared Goff. Goff also had a nice season last year, and if he can continue to grow from his position, that should only help St. Brown grow as well. Detroit is also a team on the rise, and St. Brown’s production could heavily influence how far they can go this season.

 

  1. Garrett Wilson

 

It’s somewhat difficult to place Rodgers in the top 10 quarterbacks, and not have a wide receiver who will benefit from that. Wilson fits the bill, and will have every opportunity to become one of Rodgers’ favorite targets as they enter training camp together. We’ve seen Rodgers help make others around him better over the years, and Wilson has the skillset and potential to fall right in line with those from the past. That’s not to say every top ten quarterback will have a top ten wide receiver, but Rodgers gets the benefit of the doubt here. It also says something about Wilson as well.

 

  1. DeVonta Smith
  2. Jaylen Waddle
  3. Christian Kirk
  4. Tee Higgins
  5. Amari Cooper
  6. Chris Olave
  7. Tyler Lockett
  8. Deebo Samuel
  9. DK Metcalf
  10. Skyy Moore

 

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