Aaron Rodgers landing with the New York Jets changes a few things in the fantasy football landscape.
For starters, the value of NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year Garrett Wilson shot through the roof. The wide receiver instantly drew comparisons to Rodgers’ former favorite target, Davante Adams, who rolls with rather exclusive All-Pro company.
Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson, with 324 receptions in his first 50 NFL games, continues to smash records and stands as one of the most coveted players in fantasy football in 2023.
If drafting today, here’s our analyst’s rating of the top 25 fantasy football wide receivers for 2023:
1. Justin Jefferson, Vikings
Being solid as a baseline and sensational with regularity is the way to win your fantasy title. Jefferson had eight touchdowns last season, a modest total for No. 1 overall pick consideration, but 10 games with 100-plus yards (including 184, 154, 193 and 223) and six games with 10 or more receptions.
2. Ja’Marr Chase, Bengals
At 23, Chase already has plenty of pelts on the wall. Jefferson’s teammate at LSU should continue rising provided he avoids injuries. An Offensive Player of the Year type of season is infinitely possible.
3. Tyreek Hill, Dolphins
Hill changed teams and promptly had 119 receptions, while also demolishing Mark Clayton’s team record for receiving yards with 1,710 in his first season in Miami.
4. Garrett Wilson, Jets
Aaron Rodgers? Yes, please. Wilson topped 1,100 yards last season and posted 100-yard games with these fellas: Joe Flacco, Zach Wilson and Mike White. Grab him early and don’t apologize.
5. Amon-Ra St. Brown, Lions
Get to know him. Try to own him, fantasy freaks. He’s tops in NFL history in receptions (196) and games with eight-plus catches (11) and second in receiving yards (2,073) through a player’s first two seasons.
6. Cooper Kupp, Rams
The Rams had to tap the brakes on Kupp during training camp. Considering he turned 30 this summer and played only nine games last season, this is a buyer beware player with an unstable QB situation. When he’s right — well, Kupp won the Triple Crown two seasons ago with the most catches, yards and TD catches in the NFL.
7. Davante Adams, Raiders
Maybe the QB doesn’t matter for Adams. We might be about to find out. He has six seasons with 10-plus TD receptions.
8. Stefon Diggs, Bills
Josh Allen’s WR1 might lose red-zone touches as Buffalo buys into spreading the ball around, and he was angry throughout the offseason. If he goes full diva mode, we apologize for not ranking him lower. Consider this a mild warning.
9. CeeDee Lamb, Cowboys
Lamb appeared to round into form with Dak Prescott in the lineup, posting 100-yard games in five of the final nine last season and setting a career-best with nine TDs.
10. A.J. Brown, Eagles
Brown fell four yards shy of 1,500 in his first season with the Eagles and an encore or better should be doable.
11. Jaylen Waddle, Dolphins
12. DeVonta Smith, Eagles
13. DK Metcalf, Seahawks
14. Tee Higgins, Bengals
15. Chris Olave, Saints
16. Deebo Samuel, 49ers
17. Keenan Allen, Chargers
18. D.J. Moore, Bears
19. Amari Cooper, Browns
20. Mike Williams, Chargers
21. DeAndre Hopkins, Cardinals
22. Calvin Ridley, Jaguars
23. Terry McLaurin, Commanders
24. George Pickens, Steelers
25. Mike Evans, Buccaneers
–Field Level Media