2023 Fantasy WR Rankings and Our Top 5 Picks

Published by Andrew Elmquist on June 29, 2023

The wide receiver position can be one of the deepest in the league, especially on a fantasy roster. However, due to an increased number of breakouts weekly, it can be tough to predict production, especially when it comes to round five or later in drafts.

There are a lot of factors that go into the makeup of a top-12 receiver, the upside that all fantasy managers are chasing. When heading into your drafts this season, it’s important to look for receivers that present themselves at a value.

That’s where we come in. Today, we’re going to break down our top-five favorite receivers as current ADP dictates, which comes from Underdog best ball drafts.

Rank WR Team
1 Justin Jefferson Minnesota Vikings
2 Cooper Kupp Los Angeles Rams
3 Ja’Marr Chase Cincinnati Bengals
4 Tyreek Hill Miami Dolphins
5 Ja'Marr Chase Cincinnati Bengals
6 A.J. Brown Philadelphia Eagles
7 CeeDee Lamb Dallas Cowboys
8 Amon-Ra St. Brown Detroit Lions
9 Davante Adams Las Vegas Raiders
10 Jaylen Waddle Miami Dolphins
11 Garrett Wilson New York Jets
12 DeAndre Hopkins Arizona Cardinals
13 Tee Higgins Cincinnati Bengals
14 Chris Olave New Orleans Saints
15 DJ Moore Carolina Panthers
16 Keenan Allen Los Angeles Chargers
17 Amari Cooper Cleveland Browns
18 DK Metcalf Seattle Seahawks
19 Chris Godwin Tampa Bay Buccaneers
20 Brandon Aiyuk San Francisco 49ers
21 Terry McLaurin Washington Commanders
22 Christian Watson Green Bay Packers
23 Mike Evans Tampa Bay Buccaneers
24 Deebo Samuel San Francisco 49ers
25 Mike Williams Los Angeles Chargers
26 George Pickens Pittsburgh Steelers
27 Quentin Johnston Los Angeles Chargers
28 Jonathan Mingo Carolina Panthers
29 DeVonta Smith Philadelphia Eagles
30 Tyler Lockett Seattle Seahawks
31 Christian Kirk Jacksonville Jaguars
32 Michael Pittman Jr. Indianapolis Colts
33 Jahan Dotson Washington Commanders
34 Marquise Brown Arizona Cardinals
35 Jordan Addison Minnesota Vikings
36 Calvin Ridley Jacksonville Jaguars
37 Drake London Atlanta Falcons
38 Treylon Burks Tennessee Titans
39 Jaxon Smith-Njigba Seattle Seahawks
40 Jerry Jeudy Denver Broncos
41 Allen Lazard New York Jets
42 Darnell Mooney Chicago Bears
43 Marvin Mims Denver Broncos
44 JuJu Smith-Schuster Free Agent
45 Rashee Rice Kansas City Chiefs
46 Rashod Bateman Baltimore Ravens
47 Courtland Sutton Denver Broncos
48 Gabe Davis Buffalo Bills
49 Kadarius Toney Kansas City Chiefs
50 Diontae Johnson Pittsburgh Steelers
51 Jakobi Meyers Free Agent
52 Josh Downs Indianapolis Colts
53 Jalin Hyatt New York Giants
54 Donovan Peoples-Jones Cleveland Browns
55 Wan’Dale Robinson New York Giants
56 Nico Collins Houston Texans
57 Adam Thielen Minnesota Vikings
58 Mack Hollins Free Agent
59 Tim Patrick Denver Broncos
60 Zay Flowers Baltimore Ravens

Amon-Ra St. Brown- Current ADP 14, WR10

Amon-Ra St. Brown is a fantasy darling, as many within the community have adopted him as “their guy.” And, there’s a pretty good reason for that. He’s WR1 for the Detroit Lions, one of the NFL’s highest-flying offenses last year.

In 2022, they attempted 588 passes, a top-10 mark in the league. St. Brown saw 146 of those pass attempts as registered targets, which gave him nearly a 25% target share. If I can get St. Brown at the beginning of the second round this year, I’ll be thrilled.

Not only will he look to further his connection with Jared Goff, but this offense will also be without Jameson Williams for the first six games of the year due to his gambling suspension.

Christian Watson- Current ADP 40, WR20

Christian Watson is a polarizing player for many future fantasy managers. He is the clear WR1 in Green Bay but will be entering just his second season in 2023. Last season, Watson struggled a bit at the beginning of the year before finding a foothold in this offense.

However, that was with Aaron Rodgers, a four-time league MVP. Now that he’s paired with Jordan Love, there could be some trepidation about drafting Watson, given the unknown with a new quarterback.

However, in the middle of the fourth round, I’m willing to take a gamble on Watson, especially given his size and speed. The Packers tend to gravitate toward players of his stature, and if that continues, he’s going to be a massive part of this offense for years to come.

Diontae Johnson- Current ADP 64, WR33

Did you know that Diontae Johnson didn’t have a touchdown catch last season? He has been the talk of the offseason, especially after his down performance in 2022.

Johnson is bound to score at least a few touchdowns this season, making him a massive value at his current spot as WR33. Kenny Pickett will be in his second NFL season and is poised to only improve this year, given his strong finish in the Steelers’ final games last season.

With all of those factors in play, paired with the fact that Johnson will likely be the Steelers’ go-to option on offense, we’ll be taking him at this ADP in every draft we can.

Elijah Moore- Current ADP 87, WR44

Elijah Moore finds himself in an intriguing spot on his new team, the Cleveland Browns. He’s paired with Deshaun Watson, which, on paper, is a good thing.

However, because of Watson’s monumental struggles last season, it’s difficult to know whether or not Watson will pan out in Cleveland. The team paid him a huge sum of money to be their starting QB, and they’re looking for a return on that investment.

With that in mind, we do think that Moore has a lot of value, and his potential for a high-ceiling with Watson is appetizing, especially at the cost of WR44.

Skyy Moore- Current ADP 115, WR54

Skyy Moore’s rookie season left something to be desired. He had just 22 receptions for 250 yards and wasn’t able to fall in the endzone during the regular season.

Moore did score during the Super Bowl, a potential sign of what the Kansas City Chiefs think of him. He’s tied to Patrick Mahomes on an offense that doesn’t exactly have a traditional alpha in their receiver room.

While Moore will certainly have to compete with Travis Kelce for targets, at this ADP, we’ll gladly take one of Mahomes’ receivers in case he’s able to break out for a massive season.

Andrew Elmquist

Andrew Elmquist graduated from Winona State University with bachelor's degrees in Communication Studies and Spanish. Andrew is a budding analyst in the sports industry, and he enjoys long walks on the beach, spending time with his beautiful wife, and playing both real-life and fantasy sports.

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