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Fantasy Football 2023: Week 1 Wide Receiver Rankings (Saturday Update

Week 1 is here, and that means the 2023 season is finally here, it also means the start of my weekly wide receiver rankings. This will be year three of my weekly rankings for wide receivers, and trust me you are going to need these this year.

So, to start the season, there are a few wide receivers that might not start Week 1 and will probably miss Week 2 as well. Or will start Week 1 but only be at 60%. Cooper Kupp is in jeopardy of missing Week 1 as well as Jaxon Smith-Njigba. Terry McLaurin should play but is dealing with turf toe.

This means players like Jahan Dotson, Christian Watson, DJ Moore, and Skyy Moore all jumped up in my wide receiver rankings for Week 1. Skyy Moore could still be on waivers this week too, and the rest of these receivers went in the late rounds.

Let’s get into some of my notes for Week 1.

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Wide Receiver Note

  • Chris Olave is my WR8 this week and has a great matchup against the Titans. Last season the Titans defense gave up the most fantasy points per game (33.5) to wide receivers. Olave also gets a huge upgrade with Derek Carr as his quarterback. Carr will want to prove he has a lot left in the tank and I see him targeting Olave at least 10 times this game.
  • Skyy Moore just jumped up to my WR30 this week. He has the Lion’s defense this week who gave up the third most fantasy points to wide receivers at 31.9 points per game. It is also noted that Travis Kelce hyperextended his knee in practice on Sept. 5. And now is unsure if he will play on Thursday. This makes Skyy Moore extra appealing this week if Kelce is a no-go. Skyy Moore has yet to break out and this could be the week. Start him as a flex confidently this week.
  • Tyler Lockett is my WR18 this week. Every year Lockett falls under the radar, then always finishes in the top 15 receivers each year. This year will be no different and he has a great matchup against the Rams. The Rams’ secondary has gone down since their Super Bowl win, so Lockett should be open all game. Lockett averaged 12.2 fantasy points last year and I see a jump this year.
  • Lastly, I have Marquise Brown down as my WR36. Kyler Murray is going to be out for a while and it looks like Joshua Dobbs will be the starter this week. Dobbs has been a backup for three years, and you hope the underdog will show up, but I don’t see that this week against the Commanders. Brown is the main guy there, but I don’t see him getting much production this week. I would rather start Mike Evans or even Courtland Sutton this week. Both have better matchups and better quarterbacks.

2023 Fantasy Football: Week 1 Wide Receiver Rankings

More Week 1 Rankings: Quarterback | Running Back | Wide Receiver | Tight End

These wide receivers’ rankings are based on half-PPR scoring.

1Ja'Marr ChaseCINat CLE
2Justin JeffersonMINvs. TB
3Tyreek HillMIAat LAC
4CeeDee LambDALat NYG
5Amon-Ra St. BrownDETat KC
6A.J. BrownPHIat NE
7Davante AdamsLVat DEN
8Chris OlaveNOvs. TEN
9Stefon DiggsBUFat NYJ
10Garrett WilsonNYJvs. BUF
11Jaylen WaddleMIAat LAC
12Keenan AllenLACvs. MIA
13DeVonta SmithPHIat NE
14Amari CooperCLEvs. CIN
15Tee HigginsCINat CLE
16Calvin RidleyJACat IND
17DK MetcalfSEAvs. LAR
18Tyler LockettSEAvs. LAR
19DJ MooreCHIvs. GB
20Deebo SamuelSFat PIT
21Mike WilliamsLACvs. MIA
22Drake LondonATLvs. CAR
23Jahan DotsonWASvs. ARI
24Chris GodwinTBat MIN
25Brandon AiyukSFat PIT
26Diontae JohnsonPITvs. SF
27DeAndre HopkinsTENat NO
28Mike EvansTBat MIN
29Skyy MooreKCvs. DET
30Christian KirkJACat IND
31Courtland SuttonDENvs. LV
32Michael Pittman Jr.INDvs. JAC
33George PickensPITvs. SF
34Jordan AddisonMINvs. TB
35Marquise BrownARIat WAS
36Zay FlowersBALvs. HOU
37Gabe DavisBUFat NYJ
38Brandin CooksDALat NYG
39Terry McLaurinWASvs. ARI
40Elijah MooreCLEvs. CIN
41Michael ThomasNOvs. TEN
42Treylon BurksTENat NO
43JuJu Smith-SchusterNEvs. PHI
44Rashod BatemanBALvs. HOU
45Jakobi MeyersLVat DEN
46Odell Beckham Jr.BALvs. HOU
47Allen LazardNYJvs. BUF
48Adam ThielenCARat ATL
49Nico CollinsHOUat BAL
50Kadarius ToneyKCvs. DET
51Van JeffersonLARat SEA
52Darnell MooneyCHIvs. GB
53Zay JonesJACat IND
54Tyler BoydCINat CLE
55Marvin Mims Jr.DENvs. LV
56Romeo DoubsGBat CHI
57Jaxon Smith-NjigbaSEAvs. LAR
58Donovan Peoples-JonesCLEvs. CIN
59Michael GallupDALat NYG
60Jonathan MingoCARat ATL

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