2023 Fantasy WR Rankings and Our Top 5 Picks
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.
|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.