Fantasy WR Rankings for 2022


The Hello Rookie wide receiver rankings are live for 2022! Our rankings for the 2021 fantasy season finished in the top 5 in total accuracy for the 6th straight season. At the moment, we have Justin Jefferson as our top overall wide receiver for 2022, but it’s a tight race between him and Cooper Kupp.

Looking for sleeper picks? Check out our Top 10 right here. We will update both our rankings and sleeper articles weekly as we approach the 2022 fantasy football draft season. Comments are always open, let us know if you agree or disagree with our current WR rankings for 2022.

2022 Hello Rookie Staff Rankings

Position: QB | RB | WR | TE
Scoring: Half PPR   |   Latest Update: May 18, 2022

Rank WR Team Bye
1 Justin Jefferson Vikings 7
2 Cooper Kupp Rams 7
3 Stefon Diggs Bills 7
4 Davante Adams Raiders 6
5 Ja’Marr Chase Bengals 10
6 A.J. Brown Titans 6
7 Tyreek Hill Dolphins 11
8 Keenan Allen Chargers 8
9 D.K. Metcalf Seahawks 11
10 Amari Cooper Browns 9
11 Allen Robinson II Rams 7
12 Jaylen Waddle Dolphins 11
13 Terry McLaurin Commanders 14
14 Mike Evans Bucs 11
15 CeeDee Lamb Cowboys 9
16 Julio Jones FA
17 Kenny Golladay Giants 9
18 Robert Woods Rams 7
19 Chris Godwin Bucs 11
20 Drake London Falcons 14
21 DeAndre Hopkins Cardinals 13
22 Diontae Johnson Steelers 9
23 Tee Higgins Bengals 10
24 Odell Beckham Jr. FA
25 Adam Thielen Vikings 7
26 Courtland Sutton Broncos 9
27 Tyler Lockett Seahawks 11
28 Brandon Aiyuk 49ers 9
29 D.J. Chark Lions 6
30 Jerry Jeudy Broncos 9
31 Chase Claypool Steelers 9
32 Michael Gallup Cowboys 9
33 Will Fuller V FA
34 Brandin Cooks Texans 6
35 Jameson Williams Lions 6
36 Deebo Samuel 49ers 9
37 Tyler Boyd Bengals 10
38 DeVonta Smith Eagles 7
39 Denzel Mims Jets 10
40 Marquise Brown Ravens 10
41 Laviska Shenault Jaguars 11
42 JuJu Smith-Schuster Steelers 9
43 Curtis Samuel Commanders 14
44 Jalen Reagor Eagles 7
45 Chris Olave Saints 14
46 Jarvis Landry Browns 9
47 Elijah Moore Jets 10
48 Michael Pittman Jr Colts 14
49 Darnell Mooney Bears 14
50 Corey Davis Jets 10

Our Draft Strategy for WR in 2022

In our RB rankings article, we talked about how important it is to get two quality RBs early on in your fantasy draft. This is because there are a limited number of difference-maker RBs each year. The opposite is true of the WR position.

It seems like each and every year there are three or four rookie wideouts that end up producing at a high level. Ja’Marr Chase, Devonta Smith, and Jaylen Waddle certainly did not disappoint in that regard last season. This year’s rookie class looks also pretty strong with guys like Drake London, Chris Olave, Garrett Wilson, and Jameson Williams coming into the league.

What this means is that you shouldn’t be afraid to take a chance on a rookie at WR, especially if they end up getting paired with a pretty decent QB. It also means to not freak out if you don’t get a Top 10 WR in your draft. The overall depth of the position means that you should be able to wait until Round 3 to draft a WR.

This year, we have our eye on a guy like CeeDee Lamb, who should get even more receptions now that Amari Cooper has moved to the Browns. Also, Devonta Smith may be a nice option in the later rounds, especially if Jalen Hurts continues to improve as a passer.

Finally, don’t sleep on a wily old veteran like Brandin Cooks, who always seems to produce no matter what team he is on. Other guys like Jarvis Landry and Elijah Moore would be nice additions who should be available in the later rounds of your draft. Best of luck in your quest to build the perfect fantasy roster.


Chris Lollis

Chief Content Officer

Chris Lollis is the founder and senior editor at Hello Rookie. He has over a decade of experience in the sports betting industry and has covered everything from the PASPA repeal to every state launch since. Chris currently contributes guides, reviews, and betting tips at Hello Rookie.