Updated Fantasy Football WR Rankings for 2022: Draft Tiers for Stefon Diggs, Michael Pittman, Courtland Sutton, More
Getty Images. Pictured: Stefon Diggs (left) and Michael Pittman.
- The NFL has more talent at wide receiver than ever entering the 2022 season.
- Sean Koerner ranks which WRs you should target ahead of your fantasy football draft below.
Sean Koerner — FantasyPros’ most-accurate draft ranker from 2019-21 — is breaking down his positional rankings and draft strategy for 2022.
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.