The 2022-23 NFL season has already been extremely entertaining. Bye weeks are starting to take place. This means that wide receivers like Terry McLaurin and Chris Olave 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 14 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 Los Angeles Chargers||WR1|
|Must Start||Davante Adams||vs Los Angeles Rams||WR2|
|Must Start||Justin Jefferson||vs Detroit Lions||WR3|
|Must Start||Amon-Ra St. Brown||vs Minnesota Vikings||WR4|
|Must Start||Stefon Diggs||vs New York Jets||WR5|
|Must Start||Ja’Marr Chase||vs Cleveland Browns||WR6|
|Starting WR1||D.K. Metcalf||vs Carolina Panthers||WR7|
|Starting WR1||CeeDee Lamb||vs Houston Texans||WR8|
|Starting WR1||A.J. Brown||vs New York Giants||WR9|
|High WR2||Jaylen Waddle*||vs Los Angeles Chargers||WR10|
|High WR2||Keenan Allen||vs Miami Dolphins||WR11|
|High WR2||Tee Higgins||vs Cleveland Browns||WR12|
|High WR2||DeAndre Hopkins||vs New England Patriots||WR13|
|Starting WR2||Deebo Samuel*||vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers||WR14|
|Starting WR2||Chris Godwin||vs San Francisco 49ers||WR15|
|Starting WR2||Garrett Wilson||vs Buffalo Bills||WR16|
|Starting WR2||Tyler Lockett||vs Carolina Panthers||WR17|
|Starting WR2||Christian Kirk||vs Tennessee Titans||WR18|
|Starting WR2||Amari Cooper||vs Cincinnati Bengals||WR19|
|Starting WR2||Mike Evans||vs San Francisco 49ers||WR20|
|Low WR2||DeVonta Smith||vs New York Giants||WR21|
|Low WR2||Mike Williams*||vs Miami Dolphins||WR22|
|Low WR2||Marquise “Hollywood” Brown||vs New England Patriots||WR23|
|Low WR2||Treylon Burks*||vs Jacksonville Jaguars||WR24|
|Low WR2||D.J. Moore||vs Seattle Seahawks||WR25|
|Flex||Donovan Peoples-Jones||vs Cincinnati Bengals||WR26|
|Flex||Diontae Johnson*||vs Baltimore Ravens||WR27|
|Flex||Jerry Jeudy*||vs Kansas City Chiefs||WR28|
|Flex||Jakobi Meyers*||vs Arizona Cardinals||WR29|
|Flex||Zay Jones*||vs Tennessee Titans||WR30|
|Flex||Darius Slayton||vs Philadelphia Eagles||WR31|
|Flex||Nico Collins*||vs Dallas Cowboys||WR32|
|Flex||JuJu Smith-Schuster||vs Denver Broncos||WR33|
|Flex||Michael Gallup||vs Houston Texans||WR34|
|Flex||Gabriel Davis||vs New York Jets||WR35|
|Flex||Brandon Aiyuk||vs Tampa Bay Buccaneers||WR36|
|Deep League Flex||George Pickens||vs Baltimore Ravens||WR37|
|Deep League Flex||Corey Davis*||vs Buffalo Bills||WR38|
|Deep League Flex||Joshua Palmer||vs Miami Dolphins||WR39|
|Deep League Flex||Mack Hollins||vs Los Angeles Rams||WR40|
|Deep League Flex||Isaiah McKenzie||vs New York Jets||WR41|
|Deep League Flex||Rondale Moore*||vs New England Patriots||WR42|
|Deep League Flex||Tyler Boyd||vs Cleveland Browns||WR43|
|Deep League Flex||Brandin Cooks*||vs Dallas Cowboys||WR44|
|Deep League Flex||Van Jefferson||vs Las Vegas Raiders||WR45|
|Upside Play||Quez Watkins*||vs New York Giants||WR46|
|Upside Play||Devin Duvernay||vs Pittsburgh Steelers||WR47|
|Upside Play||Marquez Valdes-Scantling||vs Denver Broncos||WR48|
|Upside Play||Kendall Hinton||vs Kansas City Chiefs||WR49|
|Upside Play||Terrace Marshall Jr.||vs Seattle Seahawks||WR50|
|Upside Play||Nick Westbrook-Ihkine||vs Jacksonville Jaguars||WR51|
|Upside Play||Demarcus Robinson||vs Pittsburgh Steelers||WR52|
|Upside Play||Tutu Atwell||vs Las Vegas Raiders||WR53|
|Upside Play||DJ Chark||vs Minnesota Vikings||WR54|
|Upside Play||Hunter Renfrow*||vs Los Angeles Rams||WR55|
|Upside Play||Jameson Williams||vs Minnesota Vikings||WR56|
|Upside Play||Trent Sherfield||vs Los Angeles Chargers||WR57|
|Upside Play||K.J. Osborn||vs Detroit Lions||WR58|
|Leave on the Bench||Julio Jones||vs San Francisco 49ers||WR59|
|Leave on the Bench||Richie James*||vs Philadelphia Eagles||WR60|
|Leave on the Bench||Marvin Jones Jr.||vs Tennessee Titans||WR61|
|Leave on the Bench||Elijah Moore||vs Buffalo Bills||WR62|
|Leave on the Bench||Isaiah Hodgins||vs Philadelphia Eagles||WR63|
|Leave on the Bench||Brandon Powell*||vs Las Vegas Raiders||WR64|
|Leave on the Bench||Kadarius Toney*||vs Denver Broncos||WR65|
Possible Changes that can occur before Sunday
WR10 Jaylen Waddle, Miami Dolphins
Jaylen Waddle was limited in practice on Wednesday with a fibula injury. He suffered this injury last week against the San Francisco 49ers. If Waddle misses this week’s game against the Los Angeles Chargers Trent Sherfield will move up to WR39 between Joshua Palmer and Mack Hollins.
WR14 Deebo Samiel, San Francisco 49ers
Deebo Samuel limited practice on Wednesday with a quad injury. He played last week despite dealing with this injury. If he misses this week’s game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers Brandon Aiyuk moves up to WR22 between Mike Williams and Marquise “Hollywood” Brown.
WR22 Mike Williams, Los Angeles Chargers
Mike Williams has missed four of the past five games with an ankle sprain. He was limited in Wednesday’s walk through practice. If Williams is out this week against the Miami Dolphins Joshua Palmer moves up to WR23 between Marquise “Hollywood” Brown and Treylon Burks. DeAndre Carter becomes the WR58 between K.J. Osborn and Julio Jones.
WR24 Treylon Burks, Tennessee Titans
Treylon Burks missed practice on Wednesday with a concussion. If he doesn’t play this week against the Jacksonville Jaguars Nick Westbrook-Ihkine moves up to WR46 between Quez Watkins and Devin Duvernay. Robert Woods becomes the WR63 between Isaiah Hodgins and Brandon Powell.
WR27 Diontae Johnson, Pittsburgh Steelers
Diontae Johnson was limited in practice on Wednesday with a hip injury. If he was to miss this week’s game against the Baltimore Ravens George Pickens would move up to WR23 between Mike Williams and Marquise “Hollywood” Brown. Steven Sims would become the WR62 between Elijah Moore and Isaiah Hodgins.
WR28 Jerry Jeudy, Denver Broncos
Jerry Jeudy was limited in practice Wednesday with an ankle injury. He missed two games prior to last week’s game for the same injury. If Jeudy misses this week’s game against the Kansas City Chiefs Kendall Hinton moves up to WR39 between Joshua Palmer and Mack Hollins.
WR29 Jakobi Meyers, New England Patriots
Jakobi Meyers suffered a head injury against the Buffalo Bills. It is unclear at this point if this injury will affect his status for Monday’s game against the Arizona Cardinals. If Meyer’s cannot play this week against the Arizona Cardinals one of DeVante Parker, Nelson Agholor, Tyquan Thornton, or Kendrick Bourne should take over as the team’s lead pass catcher.
WR30 Zay Jones, Jacksonville Jaguars
Zay Jones was limited in practice on Wednesday with a chest injury. He played through the injury last week against the Detroit Lions. If he misses this week against the Tennessee Titans Marvin Jones Jr. moves up to WR50 between Kendall Hinton and Terrace Marshall Jr.. Jamal Agnew would become WR62 between Elijah Moore and Isaiah Hodgins.
Houston Texans Wide Receivers: WR32 Nico Collins & WR44 Brandin Cooks
Nico Collins missed practice because of a foot injury. Brandin Cooks missed last week’s game with a calf injury. He missed practice on Wednesday with a calf injury. If they both are inactive for this week’s game against the Dallas Cowboys Chris Moore becomes the WR45 between Van Jefferson and Quez Watkins.
If Collins is inactive but Cooks is active Cooks moves up to WR38 between Corey Davis and Joshua Palmer. Moore becomes the WR52 between Demarcus Robinson and Tutu Atwell.
If Cooks is inactive but Collins is active Moore becomes the WR52 between Demarcus Robinson and Tutu Atwell.
WR38 Corey Davis, New York Jets
Corey Davis missed practice on Wednesday because of an illness. If Davis was to miss this week’s game against the Buffalo Bills Elijah Moore will move up to WR47 between Devin Duvernay and Marquez Valdes-Scantling.
WR46 Quez Watkins, Philadelphia Eagles
Quez Watkins was limited on Wednesday with a shoulder injury. If Watkins misses this week’s game against the New York Giants Zach Pascal will become the WR49 between Kendall Hinton and Terrace Marshall Jr.
WR55 Hunter Renfrow, Las Vegas Raiders
Hunter Renfrow could get activated from Injured Reserve before Thursday’s game against the Los Angeles Rams. If Renfrow doesn’t play this week Mack Hollins retains his ranking.
WR60 Richie James, New York Giants
Richie James was limited in practice on Wednesday with a knee injury. If he misses this week’s game against the Philadelphia Eagles Isaiah Hodgins moves up to WR59 between K.J. Osborn and Julio Jones.
WR64 Brandon Powell, Los Angeles Rams
Brandon Powell missed practice on Wednesday with an illness. If he misses Thursday’s game against the Las Vegas Raiders it means more work for Van Jefferson, Tutu Atwell, and Ben Skowronek.
WR65 Kadarius Toney, Kansas City Chiefs
Kadarius Toney has missed the past two games with a hamstring injury. He was limited in practice on Wednesday because of that injury. If Toney misses this week’s game against the Denver Broncos Skyy Moore becomes the WR63 between Elijah Moore and Isaiah Hodgins.
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