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Best WR for Fantasy Football: 2022 Wide Receiver Rankings

Isaiah De Los Santos
Best wide receiver rankings for the 2022 fantasy football season.
Best wide receiver rankings for the 2022 fantasy football season. / (AP Photo/Marcio Jose Sanchez)
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Top WR for Fantasy Football

Wide receivers will rival running backs this season for the amount early-round draft capital spent on the position. That's no major surprise given the gaudy numbers some of the top options put up last season and overall depth of intriguing options available.

It'll certainly cost drafters to nab a star wideout. Average draft position (ADP) data on FantasyPros shows eight WRs as locks to be off the board by the end of round two, so it's imperative for managers to identify top-tier or fallback options they want to take given the competition for pass-catchers.

The Duel is here to help. Check out our 2022 fantasy football rankings for wide receivers.

Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings 2022

50. DeVante Parker, New England Patriots

49. Julio Jones, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

48. Allen Lazard, Green Bay Packers

47. D.J. Chark, Detroit Lions

46. Marquez Valdes-Scantling, Kansas City Chiefs

45. Michael Gallup, Dallas Cowboy

44. Kadarius Toney, New York Giants

43. Drake London, Atlanta Falcons

42. Brandon Aiyuk, San Francisco 49ers

41. Robert Woods, Tennessee Titans

40. Christian Kirk, Jacksonville Jaguars

39. Rashod Bateman, Baltimore Ravens

Check out Rashod Bateman's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

38. Chase Claypool, Pittsburgh Steelers

37. Tyler Lockett, Seattle Seahawks

Check out Tyler Lockett's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

36. Elijah Moore, New York Jets

Check out Elijah Moore's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

35. DeVonta Smith, Philadelphia Eagles

Check out DeVonta Smith's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

34. DeAndre Hopkins, Arizona Cardinals

Check out DeAndre Hopkins' 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

33. JuJu Smith-Schuster, Kansas City Chiefs

Check out JuJu Smith-Schuster's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

32. Courtland Sutton, Denver Broncos

Check out Courtland Sutton's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

31. Gabriel Davis, Buffalo Bills

Check out Gabriel Davis' 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

30. Amon-Ra St. Brown, Detroit Lions

Check out Amon-Ra St. Brown's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

29. Hunter Renfrow, Las Vegas Raiders

Check out Hunter Renfrow's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

28. Allen Robinson, Los Angeles Rams

Check out Allen Robinson's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

27. Adam Thielen, Minnesota Vikings

Check out Adam Thielen's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

26. Darnell Mooney, Chicago Bears

Check out Darnell Mooney's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

25. Chris Godwin, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Check out Chris Godwin's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

24. Michael Thomas, New Orleans Saints

Check out Michael Thomas' 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

23. Amari Cooper, Cleveland Browns

Check out Amari Cooper's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

22. Marquise Brown, Arizona Cardinals

Check out Marquise Brown's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

21. Jerry Jeudy, Denver Broncos

Check out Jerry Jeudy's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

20. Brandin Cooks, Houston Texans

Check out Brandon Cooks' 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

19. Mike Williams, Los Angeles Chargers

Check out Mike Williams' 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

18. Jaylen Waddle, Miami Dolphins

Check out Jaylen Waddle's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

17. Tee Higgins, Cincinnati Bengals

Check out Tee Higgins' 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

16. DK Metcalf, Seattle Seahawks

Check out DK Metcalf's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

15. Terry McLaurin, Washington Commanders

Check out Terry McLaurin's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

14. DJ Moore, Carolina Panthers

Check out DJ Moore's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

13. Diontae Johnson, Pittsburgh Steelers

Check out Diontae Johnson's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

12. Tyreek Hill, Miami Dolphins

Check out Tyreek Hill's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

11. Michael Pittman Jr., Indianapolis Colts

Check out Michael Pittman's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

10. AJ Brown, Philadelphia Eagles

Check out AJ Brown's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

9. Mike Evans, Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Check out Mike Evans' 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

8. Keenan Allen, Los Angeles Chargers

Check out Keenan Allen's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

7. Deebo Samuel, San Francisco 49ers

Deebo Samuel's dual-threat production propelled him to a WR3 finish in PPR scoring last season. Despite hauling in only 77 receptions (T-No. 21 among WRs), Samuel ranked No. 5 with 1,405 receiving yards, showcasing his propensity for ripping off big plays. The South Carolina product also got plenty of run down the stretch out of the backfield, and he ended the year with 8 rushing TDs to go along with his 6 scores as a pass-catcher. Though Samuel may ease upon his rushing load in 2022, he still averaged 10.1 targets, 6.1 receptions and 110.3 yards over the first eight games of last year, so he can put up star numbers even without backfield usage. Check out Samuel's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

6. CeeDee Lamb, Dallas Cowboys

Check out CeeDee Lamb's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

5. Ja'Marr Chase, Cincinnati Bengals

Check out Ja'Marr Chase's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

4. Stefon Diggs, Buffalo Bills

Check out Stefon Diggs' 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

3. Davante Adams, Las Vegas Raiders

Last season's WR2 in PPR scoring is now in a new home. Davante Adams will reunite with college teammate Derek Carr this season after a scorching run catching passes from Aaron Rodgers. Adams tied for the second-most targets among wideouts in 2021, which he turned into 123 receptions (No. 2), 1,553 yards (No. 3) and 11 TDs (No. 5). The major question is if he can rival those numbers with a non-Rodgers QB and in an offense that features more competiton for targets with the likes of Hunter Renfrow and Darren Waller on board. Check out Adams' 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

2. Justin Jefferson, Minnesota Vikings

Check out Justin Jefferson's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.

1. Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams

No surprise here. Cooper Kupp went supernova last season with new quarterback Matthew Stafford, ranking as WR1 with 439.5 PPR points, over 100 points more than the next-closest wideout (344.3 by Davante Adams). Kupp captured the WR crown by ranking No. 1 in targets (191), receptions (145), yards (1,947) and touchdowns (16), showcasing his prolific talents. His numbers may fall slightly after such an outburst, but his connection with Stafford and ability to rip off big plays after the catch is undeniable. Check out Kupp's 2022 fantasy football outlook here.


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Isaiah De Los Santos is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Isaiah De Los Santos also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username zayyy05328. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.

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