2022 Fantasy Football Rankings Breakdown: Wide Receivers

Jun 01, 2022
2022 Fantasy Football Rankings Breakdown: Wide Receivers

The receiver position remains deep. Managers could wait until the fourth round to draft their WR1 and still put together a quality receiving corps to go along with a pair of stud running backs and a stud tight end.

More Positional Rankings Breakdowns: QB | RB | TE

However, both the running back position and the tight end position look deeper compared to previous years, and that gives fantasy managers quite a bit of flexibility in roster construction. Managers will want to pay attention to ADP this summer to see if things tighten (especially at running back) when putting together their plan for late-August drafts.

Middle-Round WR1s

One of my favorite tactics is to target real-world WR1s in the middle rounds. Last year, Cooper Kupp, Deebo Samuel, Ja’Marr Chase, and Diontae Johnson all finished in the top 10 even though they typically went off the board in the fourth round or later. In 2020, Stefon Diggs–at the time, recently traded to Buffalo–was the poster child for this approach, but Keenan Allen, Robert Woods, A.J. Brown, DK Metcalf, and Brandin Cooks all finished in the top 15 after being drafted in the fourth round or later.

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