The 2022-23 NFL season has already been extremely entertaining. Bye weeks are starting to take place. This means that wide receivers like DeAndre Hopkins and Marquise “Hollywood” Brown will be out this week. On top of that injuries have started to mount up at this point of the season. It is always a great idea to evaluate backup options so that way fantasy managers are prepared if star players miss time. Here are the fantasy football week 13 wide receiver rankings.
*Ratings are subject to change due to injury reports or possible move to reserve/COVID-19 list*
(Check out the section below for details on players already rumored to possibly miss this week and how their replacement options rank for the week)
Must Start- a player who is in your lineup regardless of the matchup or most circumstances. They will likely finish near the top of the league in points that week and in most weeks.
Starting WR1- a player who makes fantasy owners comfortable starting week after week. Regardless of the matchup, this player has a high floor.
High WR2- a player who may isn’t likely to carry a lineup that week, but has the ability to have a breakout game and is teetering between WR1 and WR2 territory.
Starting WR2- a player who should be started in most lineups and should reach their point projection. This player is started is because of their consistency and moderately high floor
Low WR2- a player who may not be a lock to start for a team every week, but will start more times than not. Their production may not be pretty or win a person their lineup but the production is consistent enough to make a fantasy owner comfortable starting them.
Flex- a player who could float around the territory of being benched, but is started due to the potential to play better than their point projection. However, this player has the potential to flop and causes a fantasy team to lose if he has a bad game.
Deeper League Flex- a player who has starting value in deeper leagues. There are enough reasons to leave this player on the bench, but their upside makes them an attractive option. Desperate times may call for a player like this to be inserted into starting lineups.
Upside Player- a player who is boom or bust. This player can exceed expectations in a given week or could flop and be the reason why someone lost their fantasy matchup.
Leave on the Bench- a player who should be avoided in all lineups that week. Many times this player could even be left on waivers.
|Must Start||Tyreek Hill||vs San Francisco 49ers||WR1|
|Must Start||Davante Adams||vs Los Angeles Chargers||WR2|
|Must Start||Ja’Marr Chase*||vs Kansas City Chiefs||WR3|
|Must Start||Justin Jefferson||vs New York Jets||WR4|
|Must Start||Stefon Diggs||vs New England Patriots||22.2 pts|
|Starting WR1||Amon-Ra St. Brown||vs Jacksonville Jaguars||WR6|
|Starting WR1||D.K. Metcalf||vs Los Angeles Rams||WR7|
|Starting WR1||Amon-Ra St. Brown||vs Buffalo Bills||WR8|
|High WR2||CeeDee Lamb||vs Indianapolis Colts||WR9|
|High WR2||Tee Higgins||vs Kansas City Chiefs||WR10|
|High WR2||Jaylen Waddle||vs San Francisco 49ers||WR11|
|High WR2||Keenan Allen||vs Las Vegas Raiders||WR12|
|High WR2||Chris Godwin||vs New Orleans Saints||WR13|
|Starting WR2||Deebo Samuel*||vs New Orleans Saints||WR14|
|Starting WR2||Christian Kirk||vs Detroit Lions||WR15|
|Starting WR2||Amari Cooper||vs Houston Texans||WR16|
|Starting WR2||Tyler Lockett||vs Los Angeles Rams||WR17|
|Starting WR2||Chris Olave||vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers||WR18|
|Starting WR2||Mike Evans||vs New Orleans Saints||WR19|
|Starting WR2||Terry McLaurin||vs New York Giants||WR20|
|Starting WR2||Mike Williams*||vs Las Vegas Raiders||WR21|
|Low WR2||Michael Pittman Jr.||vs Dallas Cowboys||WR22|
|Low WR2||JuJu Smith-Schuster||vs Cincinnati Bengals||WR23|
|Low WR2||Garrett Wilson||vs Minnesota Vikings||WR24|
|Low WR2||George Pickens||vs Atlanta Falcons||WR25|
|Flex||Brandon Aiyuk||vs Miami Dolphins||WR26|
|Flex||Christian Watson||vs Chicago Bears||WR27|
|Flex||Zay Jones*||vs Detroit Lions||WR28|
|Flex||Courtland Sutton||vs Baltimore Ravens||WR29|
|Flex||Allen Lazard||vs Chicago Bears||WR30|
|Flex||DeVonta Smith*||vs Tennessee Titans||WR31|
|Flex||Jakobi Meyers||vs Buffalo Bills||5.2 pts|
|Flex||Gabe Davis||vs New England Patriots||9.5 pts|
|Flex||Diontae Johnson||vs Atlanta Falcons||WR34|
|Deep League Flex||Adam Thielen||vs New York Jets||WR35|
|Deep League Flex||Joshua Palmer||vs Las Vegas Raiders||WR36|
|Deep League Flex||Donovan Peoples-Jones||vs Houston Texans||WR37|
|Deep League Flex||Treylon Burks*||vs Philadelphia Eagles||WR38|
|Deep League Flex||Van Jefferson||vs Seattle Seahawks||WR39|
|Deep League Flex||Darius Slayton*||vs Washington Commanders||WR40|
|Deep League Flex||Parris Campbell||vs Dallas Cowboys||WR41|
|Deep League Flex||Nico Collins||vs Cleveland Browns||WR42|
|Deep League Flex||Mack Hollins||vs Los Angeles Chargers||WR43|
|Deep League Flex||Drake London||vs Pittsburgh Steelers||WR44|
|Deep League Flex||Curtis Samuel||vs New York Giants||WR45|
|Deep League Flex||Tyler Boyd||vs Kansas City Chiefs||WR46|
|Upside Play||Brandin Cooks*||vs Cleveland Browns||WR47|
|Upside Play||Corey Davis||vs Minnesota Vikings||WR48|
|Upside Play||Marquez Valdes-Scantling||vs Cincinnati Bengals||WR49|
|Upside Play||Randall Cobb||vs Chicago Bears||WR50|
|Upside Play||Chase Claypool||vs Green Bay Packers||WR51|
|Upside Play||Quez Watkins||vs Tennessee Titans||WR52|
|Upside Play||Michael Gallup*||vs Indianapolis Colts||WR53|
|Upside Play||Skyy Moore||vs Cincinnati Bengals||WR54|
|Upside Play||Isaiah McKenzie||vs New England Patriots||9.4 pts|
|Upside Play||Marvin Jones Jr.||vs Detroit Lions||WR56|
|Upside Play||Kalif Raymond||vs Jacksonville Jaguars||WR57|
|Upside Play||Devin Duvernay||vs Denver Broncos||WR58|
|Upside Play||Jarvis Landry*||vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers||WR59|
|Upside Play||Julio Jones||vs New Orleans Saints||WR60|
|Upside Play||Demarcus Robinson||vs Denver Broncos||WR61|
|Upside Play||DJ Chark||vs Jacksonville Jaguars||WR62|
|Upside Play||Richie James*||vs Washington Commanders||WR63|
|Upside Play||Ben Skowronek||vs Seattle Seahawks||WR64|
|Leave on the Bench||Nick Westbrook-Ihkine||vs Philadelphia Eagles||WR65|
|Leave on the Bench||Trent Sherfield||vs San Francisco 49ers||WR66|
|Leave on the Bench||Elijah Moore||vs Minnesota Vikings||WR67|
|Leave on the Bench||Olamide Zaccheaus||vs Pittsburgh Steelers||WR68|
|Leave on the Bench||David Bell||vs Houston Texans||WR69|
|Leave on the Bench||Isaiah Hodgins||vs Washington Commanders||WR70|
|Leave on the Bench||Jahan Dotson||vs New York Giants||WR71|
|Leave on the Bench||Jamal Agnew||vs Detroit Lions||WR72|
|Leave on the Bench||Kendall Hinton||vs Baltimore Ravens||WR73|
|Leave on the Bench||Tutu Atwell||vs Seattle Seahawks||WR74|
Possible Changes that can occur before Sunday
WR3 Ja’Marr Chase, Cincinnati Bengals
Ja’Marr Chase missed the past four games with a hip injury. He was limited in practice on Thursday. If Chase doesn’t return this week against the Tennessee Titans Tyler Boyd moves up to WR32 between DeVonta Smith and Jakobi Meyers.
WR14 Deebo Samiel, San Francisco 49ers
Deebo Samuel missed practice on Thursday with a quad injury. It doesn’t look good for Samuel considered he was limited on Wednesday. If he misses this week’s game against the Miami Dolphins Brandon Aiyuk moves up to WR18 between Chris Olave and Mike Evans.
WR21 Mike Williams, Los Angeles Chargers
Mike Williams has missed three of the past four games with an ankle sprain. If Williams is out this week Joshua Palmer moves up to WR26 between Brandon Aiyuk and Christian Watson. DeAndre Carter becomes the WR44 between Drake London and Curtis Samuel.
WR28 Zay Jones, Jacksonville Jaguars
Zay Jones was limited in practice on Thursday with a chest injury. If he misses this week against the Detroit Lions Marvin Jones Jr. moves up to WR43 between Mack Hollins and Drake London. Jamal Agnew then moves up to WR58 between Devin Duvernay and Jarvis Landry.
WR31 DeVonta Smith, Philadelphia Eagles
DeVonta Smith was limited in practice on Thursday with a groin injury. If Smith was to miss this week’s game against the Tennessee Titans Quez Watkins moves up to WR40 between Darius Slayton and Parris Campbell.
WR38 Treylon Burks, Tennessee Titans
Treylon Burks was added to the practice report Thursday because of an illness. If Burks misses this week’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles Nick Westbrook-Ihkine moves up to WR58 between Devin Duvernay and Jarvis Landry. Robert Woods joins the list at WR68 between Olamide Zaccheaus and David Bell.
New York Giants Wide Receivers: WR40 Darius Slayton & WR63 Richie James
Darius Slayton didn’t practice on Thursday because of an illness. Richie James was limited in practice on Thursday with a knee injury. If both Slayton and James miss this week’s game against the Washington Commanders Isaiah Hodgins moves up to WR51 between Chase Claypool and Quez Watkins.
If Slayton is inactive but James is active James would move up to WR52 between Quez Watkins and Michael Gallup. Hodgins moves up to WR63 between DJ Chark and Ben Skowronek.
If James is inactive but Slayton is active Hodgins moves up to WR63 between DJ Chark and Ben Skowronek.
WR47 Brandin Cooks, Houston Texans
Brandin Cooks was limited in practice on Thursday with a calf injury. If he misses this week’s game against the Cleveland Browns Chris Moore becomes the WR60 between Julio Jones and Demarcus Robinson.
WR53 Michael Gallup, Dallas Cowboys
Michael Gallup missed practice on Thursday because of an illness. If Gallup misses this week’s game against the Indianapolis Colts Noah Brown becomes the WR59 between Jarvis Landry and Julio Jones.
WR59 Jarvis Landry, New Orleans Saints
Jarvis Landry was limited in practice on Thursday with an ankle injury. If he was to miss this week’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Rashid Shaheed becomes the WR69 between David Bell and Isaiah Higgins.
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