Nov 27, 2022; East Rutherford, New Jersey, USA; New York Jets wide receiver Garrett Wilson (17) celebrates his touchdown reception during the first quarter against the Chicago Bears at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Vincent Carchietta-USA TODAY Sports

Fantasy football: 2023 WR rankings highlight emerging Garrett Wilson

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

A run of first-round wide receivers from Ohio State won't end in 2024. Buckeyes wide receiver Marvin Harrison Jr. could be in play as a top-five pick next April. Mandatory Credit: Joseph Scheller-The Columbus Dispatch

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Take 5: Top WR prospects eligible for 2024 NFL Draft

Not since the New York Jets drafted Keyshawn Johnson with the No. 1 pick in 1996 has a wide receiver been first off the board in the NFL draft.

There is plenty of promise in the 2024 wide receiver class, and the top tier includes potential No. 1 options.

Ohio State’s Marvin Harrison Jr., who has the most impressive overall skill set of the group, is the son of former Colts wide receiver Marvin Harrison.

Unlike sleek and slender peers, Harrison is a big-bodied receiver who can fly for his size.

Harrison has ground to cover before the 2024 rankings are set in stone. Here’s a look at our initial top five, one year out.

1. Marvin Harrison Jr., Ohio State — A breakout sophomore season in 2022 included All-American recognition, and there’s reason to expect Harrison’s climb to continue.

His 6-foot-4 frame gives Harrison an edge in traffic, he has natural hands to win consistently above the fray and consistently separates with smooth athleticism. Potential and production plus existing tools point to Harrison being drafted in the top 10.

2. Rome Odunze, Washington — Body-catching habits and consistent free releases off the line of scrimmage have scouts nervous about grading Odunze as a first-rounder without seeing more this season.

That pessimism overlooks all of the things to love about his game.

The second-year starter had a breakout 2022 season with the emergence of Michael Penix Jr. as Washington’s quarterback. An incredibly agile athlete with the ability to separate and make people miss, his upside outweighs the missing pieces.

3. Emeka Egbuka, Ohio State — A natural outside receiver with good hands and athleticism to compete with any defender, Egbuka might be pegged as the second fiddle to Harrison, but this Buckeye has enough game to run with the top pack in the 2024 class.

A talented receiver, quick to get back into his stride after the catch, Egbuka has enough elusiveness to make plays with the ball in his hands. Another year of technical growth could put him squarely in the first round.

4. Johnny Wilson, Florida State — Now a junior who breaks the WR tape measure, he spent two seasons at Arizona State before the move to Tallahassee unlocked his talent in 2022. The enormous 6-7, 235-pound pass catcher is built more like a tight end than a wide receiver, but he has surprising top-end speed for a big man.

One of the most intriguing evals in the class with a combination of size, ability after the catch, and ball skills.

5. Jermaine Burton, Alabama — A sure-handed receiver with solid technique and a feel for maximizing space against zone, he’s more of a high floor than a high ceiling type of prospect.

The former Georgia receiver spent two years with the Bulldogs before crossing state lines. The move paid off in furthering his development, but he’s more of a smooth operator than offensive game changer at this stage.

–Field Level Media

NFL Week 6 Stat Recap Table: QB, RB and WR

NFL Week 7 Stat Recap Table: QB, RB and WR

We almost got to see a day full of NFC North vs AFC East matchups. The Patriots defeated the Bears in game that came down to a few feet on a final play. The Vikings dismantled the Jets, and the Lions beat Miami by 11. Green Bay had their long needed bye week, and Buffalo was trounced by the Colts 37-5 (a score that had never happened before). The NFC North won the day 2-1, pushing the Bears from 1st to 4th in a matter of a few hours. The NFC North is a certainly one of the closest divisions, with all four teams sitting at 3 or 4 wins.

Notable Performances

  • Patrick Mahomes tossed 358 yards and 4 touchdowns
  • Eli Manning and Matt Ryan combined for 778 yards and 2 touchdowns
  • Michael Roberts and TY Hilton both caught 2 touchdowns
  • Todd Gurley and Latavius Murray both rushed for 60+ yards and 2 touchdowns
  • 13 Players with 100+ receiving yards


NFL Week 4 Stat Recap Table: QB, RB and WR

NFL Week 4 Stat Recap Table: QB, RB and WR

It would appear that the Fitzmagic is gone. Following a dismal first-half performance in Chicago, he was replaced by Jameis Winston. While neither quarterback was able to get much going, Winston will be the starter following Tampa Bay’s bye week. On the other side of the field, Mitchell Trubisky had the game of his life, tossing for 6 touchdowns and 354 yards. On Thursday night, Jared Goff and Kirk Cousins combined for just under 900 passing yards and 8 touchdowns. The receivers also had a field day, with Cooper Kupp recording 2 Touchdowns on 162 yards, and Stefon Diggs and Adam Thielen both having strong performances for the Vikings.

Notable performances:

  • Jared Goff, Andrew Luck, Derek Carr, Kirk Cousins, Matt Ryan all toss for 400+ yards
  • 23 players recorded 100+ receiving yards
  • Alvin Kamara rushes for 134 yards and 3 touchdowns
  • Nick Chubb and Mike Davis rush for 100+ yards and score 2 touchdowns
  • Jared Cook caught for 110 yards and 2 touchdowns



NFL Week 3 Stat Recap Table: QB, RB and WR

In a shootout at the Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Drew Brees passed Brett Favre’s record of 6300 pass completions. He tossed for 3 touchdowns and ran for 2, including the game winner in overtime.

On Monday night, Big Ben Roethlisberger came out firing in the first half, recording 3 Touchdowns to Vance McDonald, Antonio Brown, and Ryan Switzer. Following a slow start and 3 first-half interceptions, Ryan Fitzpatrick led a comeback but came up short, sending the Steelers to 1-1-1 and the Bucs to 2-1.

Notable performances:

  • Ryan Fitzpatrick threw for 411 yards (his third consecutive with 400+ passing yards), 3 Touchdowns, and 3 Interceptions
  • Drew Brees and Matt Ryan combine for over 700 passing yards and 8 touchdowns
  • Calvin Ridley caught for 146 Yards and 3 Touchdowns
  • Robert Woods records 10 catches for 104 yards and 2 Touchdowns
  • Adrian Peterson rushes 19 times for 120 yards and 2 Touchdowns
  • Christian McCaffrey gained 184 yards on 28 rushes


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NFL Week 2 Stat Recap Table: QB, RB and WR

Ben Roethlisberger threw for 452 yards and 3 TDs on Sunday – and ended up as the second-best QB on the field. Patrick Mahomes tossed for 326 YDS and 6 TDs.
Other notable performances:

  • Todd Gurley and AJ Green produce 3 touchdowns each
  • Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs combine for 259 YDs and 3 TDs
  • New Orleans WR Michael Thomas had 12 catches for 89 YDs and 2 TDs
  • Blake Bortles threw for 377 YDs, and 4 TDs


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