1. Cooper Kupp, Los Angeles Rams
This one is simple.
Kupp is unquestionably the best wide receiver in fantasy football, regardless of whether you play full PPR, half PPR, or no PPR. His 2021 season, which included 145 receptions for 1,945 yards and 16 touchdowns, was one of the best in the NFL ever. That campaign reminds me of Jerry Rice. Allen Robinson joining the Rams' wide receiver group doesn't change the fact that Kupp will likely have another outstanding year in 2022.
2. Justin Jefferson, Minnesota Vikings
Following up on his outstanding rookie season, Jefferson had an even stronger second year, finishing with 108 receptions, 1,616 yards (second-most in the league), and 10 touchdowns. He recently admitted that he is not content, saying in an interview with Complex that "I'll claim after this year I'll be the top receiver in the NFL."
3. Ja'Marr Chase, Cincinnati Bengals
There is no denying that Chase is one of the best wide receivers in sports, despite having an absurdly low player rating in "Madden NFL 23." With 81 receptions for 1,455 yards and 13 touchdowns as a rookie, he impressed. Along with Kupp, he was one of just two wide receivers to surpass 1,400 yards and 13 or more touchdowns. The top receiver for Bengals quarterback Joe Burrow might produce even more in Year 2.
4. Davante Adams, Las Vegas Raiders
Adams is perhaps the best wide receiver in the NFL, but when the Packers dealt him to the Raiders earlier this summer, he also parted ways with two-time MVP Aaron Rodgers. Having said that, it shouldn't take long for Adams and Raiders quarterback Derek Carr to reestablish the rapport they built while playing together at Fresno State several years ago.
Adams is one of the most reliable wide receivers in fantasy football, scoring 10 or more touchdowns in five of the previous six seasons.
5. Stefon Diggs, Buffalo Bills
Diggs has four seasons in a row with 1,000 or more receiving yards, making him one of the most reliable fantasy players. In three of those years, he has also scored eight or more touchdowns. The top target for Bills quarterback Josh Allen is a difficult one to pick against. As safe as they come, Diggs.