Biggest WR Jumps in Fantasy Rankings for 2023

Biggest WR Jumps in Fantasy Rankings for 2023
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Wide receivers are at the core of a quarterback’s success.

With the NFL season coming soon for sports bettors and fantasy leagues across the U.S. getting ready to draft with their family and friends, we decided to look at which wide receivers are catching hype for the 2023 season.

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Biggest Receiver Jumps in Fantasy Football

For purposes of seeing which receivers are being hyped, we utilized’s NFL Rankings and gathered the Top 100 returning WRs in PPR rankings for the 2023 season. 

We then used’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.

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Team/Player 2022 PPRFinal Ranking 2023 Preseason PPR Ranking
1. Skyy Moore, Chiefs121 52 (+69)
2. Elijah Moore, Browns82 44 (+38)
3. Khalil Shakir, Bills130 93 (+37)
4. Deebo Samuel, 49ers37 20 (+17)
T-5. Jahan Dotson, Commanders51 35 (+16)
T-5. Darnell Mooney, Bears72 56 (+16)
T-5. Tyquan Thornton, Patriots98 82 (+16)
8. Christian Watson, Packers4026 (+14)
9. Chris Olave, Saints2512 (+13)
10. Garrett Wilson, Jets21 10 (+11)
Note: Any players with under 12 games played last year and any current free agents for 2023 were eliminated.


The WR View from New England

New England Patriots wide receiver Tyquan Thornton finished in a tie for fifth with Jahan Dotson of the Washington Commanders and Darnell Mooney of the Chicago Bears.

Thornton’s final PPR ranking last season was within the top 100 at 98. This year, his preseason ranking is 82 (a 16-point difference from a year ago). The second-year, second-round pick from Baylor played in 13 games last season and caught 22 passes (45 targeted) for 247 yards (11.2 avg. yards per catch) and two touchdowns.

Any boost from Thornton would go a long way in improving the Patriots playoff chances.

With fellow veteran teammates JuJu Smith-Schuster, DeVante Parker and Kendrick Bourne all virtually assured of making the roster, Thornton must step up his game and make an impact in the team’s final two preseason road games: Saturday at the Green Bay Packers (8 p.m.) and Aug. 25 at the Tennessee Titans (8:15).

In the team’s 20-9 loss to the Houston Texans last Thursday, Thornton caught both of his targets for 31 yards, 27 on a leaping grab from quarterback Bailey Zappe. He played 14 snaps in the game, his largest of the preseason thus far.

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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. He also currently is a part-time writer for the high school sports department for NJ Advanced Media ( 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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