2022 Wide Receiver Rankings

This offseason was one for the record books. The movement of high profile players, particularly wide receivers was done on a scale not previously seen before. With the movement comes a shakeup in rankings. Some familiar names remain at the top, some have fallen. The changing of the guard is in full effect and this year’s rankings reflect that. Lets take a closer look at the 2022 wide receiver rankings.

Tier 1 – 2022 Wide Receiver Rankings

Wide Receiver Rankings Tier 1 Justin Jefferson
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Justin Jefferson – Minnesota Vikings

In 2021 Jefferson continued his ascension to superstar status and now will operate as the focal point in a pass first offense.

Wide Receiver Rankings Tier 1 Ja'Marr Chase
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Ja’Marr Chase – Cincinnati Bengals

A dominant force as a rookie, Burrow will now have time to operate and get him the ball with the massive upgrade at offensive line in the off-season.

Tier 2 – 2022 Wide Receiver Rankings

Wide Receiver Rankings Tier 2 Cooper Kupp
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Cooper Kupp – Los Angeles Rams

Kupp and Stafford became fast friends and Kupp exploded. The duo will look to build on 2021 and that bodes well for Kupp.

Wide Receiver Rankings Tier 2 Deebo Samuel
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Deebo Samuel – San Francisco 49ers

Regardless of where he operates, Deebo is a threat. The problems will continue for opposing defenses against Samuel in 2022.

Wide Receiver Rankings Tier 2 Stefon Diggs
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Stefon Diggs – Buffalo Bills

Diggs will continue being amongst the top wide receivers as Allen trusts him and will feed him the ball.

Wide Receiver Rankings Tier 2 Diontae Johnson
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Diontae Johnson – Pittsburgh Steelers

Johnson has become a target hog who is the quarterbacks best friend. Whichever quarterback ends up winning the job in Pittsburgh will feed Diontae to ensure their mutual success.

Wide Receiver Rankings Tier 2 Tyreek Hill
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Tyreek Hill – Miami Dolphins

Despite the change of scenery Hill remains the most electrifying wide receiver in the NFL. Hill will put his stamp on the Dolphins offense.

Tier 3 – 2022 Wide Receiver Rankings

Wide Receiver Rankings Tier 3 DK Metcalf
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DK Metcalf – Seattle Seahawks

The loss of Wilson hurts his short term prospects, but the talent is undeniable.

Wide Receiver Rankings Tier 3 CeeDee Lamb
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Ceedee Lamb – Dallas Cowboys

Given a chance to operate as the alpha wide receiver in a high powered offense, Lamb has a chance to ascend into the elite echelon of wide receivers.

Wide Receiver Rankings Tier 3 DJ Moore
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DJ Moore – Carolina Panthers

In spite of horrible quarterback play throughout his career, Moore always produces. 2022 will be no different.

Wide Receiver Rankings Tier 3 AJ Brown
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AJ Brown – Tennessee Titans

His talent is incredible but a little of the luster has worn off. A healthy AJB has a new partner in crime and will look to rebound from an underwhelming injury plagued season in 2021

Wide Receiver Rankings Tier 3 Chris Godwin
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Chris Godwin – Tampa Bay Buccaneers

The Bucs bet on Godwin with a long term deal this offseason. I’d bet on him too.

Wide Receiver Rankings Tier 3 Davante Adams
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Davante Adams – Las Vegas Raiders

Adams is a year older, on a new team, and surrounded by the most talented group of receiving options he’s ever played with. A dip is coming.

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Jaylen Waddle – Miami Dolphins

The addition of Hill to the mix seems to dull some of Waddle’s shine. Don’t be fooled, there will be plenty of opportunities for Waddle and he will see single coverage all day.

Tier 4 – 2022 Wide Receiver Rankings

Mike Evans – Tampa Bay Buccaneers

Mr. Consistent keeps putting up 1,000 yards receiving and a high volume of touchdowns. With the return of Brady go ahead and ink him in for another one of those seasons.

Keenan Allen – Los Angeles Chargers

Allen operates as the first receiving option in one of the best offenses in the league. Allen will keep producing with his high volume of targets.

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Amari Cooper – Cleveland Browns

Cooper gets traded for peanuts and finds himself with downgrade at quarterback. Or so we thought. With the addition of Watson, Cooper again finds himself as the number one receiver with a strong armed athletic quarterback. Expect a big year.

Tee Higgins – Cincinnati Bengals

An incredibly talented wide receiver, Higgins would be the top option on a majority of teams in the league. He will still produce strong numbers despite playing second fiddle to Chase.

Tier 5 – 2022 Wide Receiver Rankings

Michael Pittman – Indianapolis Colts

Pittman emerged as the top threat in the receiving game in 2021. With defenses focusing on Taylor, look for Pittman to continue his climb as one of the up and coming young wide receiver in the league.

DeVonta Smith – Philadelphia Eagles

Smith had a strong rookie campaign. He has shown he is capable at winning against cornerbacks in the NFL. As Hurts and the Eagles offense develops, Smith will reap the rewards.

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Elijah Moore – New York Jets

When healthy, Moore was a force to be reckoned with. The Jets have improved talent through free agency this offseason, but have not added any wide receivers. This shows their confidence in Moore and it is his chance to shine.

Brandin Cooks – Houston Texans

Put simply, Cooks is the most underrated player in all of fantasy football. People will doubt him again and Cooks will succeed…again.

Darnell Mooney – Chicago Bears

With Robinson walking in free agency and no big name being added, the Bears have signaled they are confident in Mooney’s ability to be the alpha wide receiver. Mooney has a golden opportunity in 2022.

Terry McLaurin – Washington Commanders

We all have to admit that McLaurin is not an elite wide receiver. He is a consistent wide receiver two that you can set and forget.

Tier 6 – 2022 Wide Receiver Rankings

Jerry Jeudy – Denver Broncos

Hunter Renfrow – Las Vegas Raiders

Rashad Bateman – Baltimore Ravens

Courtland Sutton – Denver Broncos

Allen Robinson – Los Angeles Rams

Tier 7 – 2022 Wide Receiver Rankings

Deandre Hopkins – Arizona Cardinals

Chase Claypool – Pittsburgh Steelers

JuJu Smith-Schuster – Kansas City Chiefs

Marquise Brown – Baltimore Ravens

Tyler Lockett – Seattle Seahawks

Mike Williams – Los Angeles Chargers

Amon-Ra St. Brown – Detroit Lions

Tier 8 – 2022 Wide Receiver Rankings

Michael Thomas – New Orleans Saints

DJ Chark – Detroit Lions

Brandon Aiyuk – San Francisco 49ers

Michael Gallup – Dallas Cowboys

Christian Kirk – Jacksonville Jaguars

Robert Woods – Tennessee Titans

Odell Beckham Jr. – Free Agent

Tier 9 – 2022 Wide Receiver Rankings

Calvin Ridley – Atlanta Falcons

Jakobi Meyers – New England Patriots

Adam Thielen – Minnesota Vikings

Kenny Golladay – New York Giants

Kadarius Toney – New York Giants

The 2022 wide receiver rankings have really been shaken up. Age and injuries are catching up to many players. The new coaching staffs and front office personnel have also made big changes on many teams across the league. The draft will only further shift these rankings as teams continue to make roster moves.

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