Quick Bit: There’s no shortage of upper-tier wide receivers in fantasy football, but finding the right mix of studs and sleepers (while avoiding busts) is always tricky. Our 2022 fantasy WR PPR rankings are a must-add to any draft cheat sheet.
While there isn’t quite the same deviation between PPR and standard scoring when it comes to the wide receiver position, understanding how a player might perform in both leagues is crucial to your draft strategy. The top tier still features guys like Cooper Kupp, Justin Jefferson, and Ja’Marr Chase, who are still likely to be the best players in both formats. However, boom-or-bust receivers and late-round sleeper candidates could definitely see more variance when factoring in full-point or half-point reception scoring. Our 2022 fantasy WR PPR rankings highlight those players, as well as wideouts who might be in line for more consistent fantasy seasons.
Last season, Davante Adams finished as the No. 5 WR in standard league formats (221.3 points). In PPR formats, Adams finished as the No. 2 receiver (344.3 points) due to seeing an average of 10.6 targets per game (third in NFL) and commanding a 31.6-percent target share in the Packers offense. In formats that don’t reward receptions, it’s easy to see why he fell from second overall in scoring to fifth, and it’s possible he falls further this year on a new team with established target hogs Darren Waller and Hunter Renfrow.