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2022 Fantasy Football WR Rankings, Draft Tiers: Previews for Cooper Kupp, Davante Adams, Ja’Marr Chase, More

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Getty Images. Pictured: Cooper Kupp (left), Davante Adams (center) and Ja’Marr Chase.

  • Wide receiver has seen some big names change teams during the NFL offseason.
  • Sean Koerner makes sense of it all with his initial 2022 WR tiers and rankings for the upcoming season.

Sean Koerner — FantasyPros’ most-accurate draft ranker from 2019-21 — is breaking down his positional rankings and draft strategy for 2022.

This series is part of our PRO subscription, which will not only grant you access to these Tiers, but also to his real-time rankings as part of our 2022 Fantasy Draft Kit.


The running back position is the most critical in fantasy football, but wide receiver is a close second.

With the depth at WR, it’s easy to become complacent while drafting. If you miss out on a certain tier of receivers, you think there will be more talent to choose from later. But you have to be careful not to neglect the position so much over the first five rounds that you end up with Adam Thielen as your WR2.

If WR has ever been the weakest position for one of your teams, you know it can feel like an uphill battle. One reason is the position is more volatile week-to-week, and there aren’t the same short-term buy opportunities when a starter misses time like we see with QB/RB/TEs.

The takeaway here is that it’s important to spend significant draft capital to lock in your WRs. Additionally, it’s essential to have at least three before your draft reaches Tier 7-8 (in most formats).

That said, let’s dive into my initial WR tiers for 2022.

Fantasy WR Rankings & Tiers