As the offseason rolls along, we are laying the groundwork for early best ball drafts, new dynasty startups, and everything else under the fantasy sun as we gear up for the next NFL season.
Below you will find 2023 fantasy football wide receiver rankings along with a profile for every ranked wide receiver.
These wide receiver rankings will move and be updated throughout the offseason as the landscape changes. I will also have more detailed player write-ups in the tiers breakdown — those will be available to Sharp Draft Kit subscribers in June.
Fantasy Football Rankings:
2023 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings:
Updated June 5
1. Justin Jefferson: Has opened his career as the WR6, WR4, and WR1 in overall scoring and the WR9, WR4, and WR2 in per-game scoring. No player has ever had more receptions (324) or receiving yards (4,825 yards) than Jefferson has through three seasons in the league. Jefferson led the NFL in catches (128) and receiving yards (1,809) in 2022, tacking on nine total touchdowns. He accounted for 28.6% of the Minnesota team receptions (fourth among wide receivers) and 37.6% of the receiving yardage (first). Jefferson had seven games last season with 30 or more PPR points while the next closest wide receiver had five.
2. Cooper Kupp: The per-game scoring leader among wideouts the past two seasons. Through all of the issues that the Rams had, Kupp was still productive before missing the final eight games of the season due to an ankle injury. Through the first nine weeks, however, Kupp was second in the NFL in targets (93), second in receptions (72), fourth in receiving yards (813), and third in touchdowns (six) among all wide receivers. Kupp was leading the league with 33.2% of the team targets over that span. Matthew Stafford is healthy and the Rams have next to nothing outside of Kupp.
3. Tyreek Hill: Hill has been a WR1 in per-game scoring in each of the past six seasons, finishing in the top six in per-game output in five of those years. That includes being the WR3 per game a year ago in his first season with the Dolphins. Hill had one of the greatest wide receiver seasons of all time. He averaged a league-high 3.08 yards per route run running 578 routes. The only seasons that were better over the past decade from a wide receiver with over 500 routes per TruMedia have been Julio Jones in 2016 (3.23 yards per route) and Cooper Kupp in 2021 (3.12 YRR). Hill was targeted on a career-high 32.0% of his routes and averaged 2.93 yards per team pass attempt, both of which paced all wide receivers over the full season. Hill was also the only player in the NFL last season to be targeted on over 30.0% of his routes versus both zone coverage (32.5%) and man coverage (34.0%).
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