The Biggest WR Jumps in Fantasy Rankings for 2023

The Biggest WR Jumps in Fantasy Rankings for 2023
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Two wide receivers in the Empire State could make a huge difference in their team's success this season. That should catch the ears of fantasy football players and people using New York sports betting promo codes.

Fantasy leagues across the U.S. are getting ready to draft with their families and friends, so we decided to look at which wide receivers are catching hype for the ’23 season.

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EmpireStakes.com used FantasyPros.com’s NFL Rankings to gather the Top 100 returning WRs in PPR rankings for the 2023 season. We then utilized FantasyData.com’s NFL Final Rankings to find the final rankings of WRs in PPR for the 2022 season. Subtracting the WR Rankings from 2023 by the WR Rankings from 2022, we came up with the biggest jumps for WRs in fantasy football. 

Biggest Receiver Jumps in Fantasy Football

You simply can’t have enough information in fantasy football and in New York sports bettingYou never know: These results might come in handy.

Rank Team/Position/Player 2022 PPRFinal Ranking 2023 Preseason PPR Ranking Difference inRanking
1 Chiefs Skyy Moore 121 52 69
2 Browns Elijah Moore 82 4438
3 Bills Khalil Shakir 130 93 37
4 49ers Deebo Samuel 37 20 17
T-5 Commanders Jahan Dotson51 35 16
T-5 Bears Darnell Mooney 72 56 16
T-5 Patriots Tyquan Thornton 9882 16
8 Packers Christian Watson 4026 14
9 Saints Chris Olave 2512 13
10 Jets Garrett Wilson 21 10 11
Note: Any players with under 12 games played last year and any current free agents for 2023 were eliminated.

 

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Bills and Jets Have Receivers to Consider

A fifth-round pick from Boise State a season ago, Buffalo Bills wide receiver Khalil Shakir came in third in our rankings. Shakir’s final PPR ranking in 2022 was 130, but  this preseason he moved up 37 spots to 93.

Last season, Shakir played in 14 games and caught 10 passes (20 targets) for 161 yards with one touchdown. He should progress this season for quarterback Josh Allen, providing more deep threats with his speed, which could be key to the Bills’ playoff chances.

Meanwhile, the Jets selected Garrett Wilson with the 10th overall pick in the 2022 draft. The ceiling for the receiver from Ohio State is limitless. He got off to a great start by winning the AFC Offensive Rookie of the Year a season ago.

Rounding out the top 10, Wilson’s final PPR ranking in 2022 was 21. This season, he moves 11 spots to No. 10 with his preseason PPR ranking.

Wilson played in all 17 games last season and had with 83 receptions (147 targets) for 1,103 yards (13.3 yards per catch) with four touchdowns. Barring injury, all those numbers should skyrocket with Aaron Rodgers at the helm.

How the combination of Wilson and Rodgers clicks will mean a lot to the Jets Super Bowl odds.

Shakir and Wilson players will get to show off their talents against each other as the Bills visit the Jets in the Monday Night season opener on Sept. 11. 

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Lou Monaco had been East Coast Scene columnist for Gaming Today in Las Vegas since June 2019, covering the East Coast sportsbook scene with emphasis on NJ and PA. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media (NJ.com) in Iselin, NJ. Lou has over 30 years sports experience with previous stints at ESPN SportsTicker, Daily Racing Form and Oddschecker.

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