In fantasy football, an important part of having a successful season is catching rising performers in later rounds of a draft. In other words, players who are poised to make the biggest jumps in the coming season on the field and perhaps In Virginia sports betting props. With that in mind and with fantasy drafts looming, BetVirginia.com looked at which wide receivers are being hyped for the 2023 season.
Using the NFL rankings at FantasyPros.com, BetVirginia.com gathered the Top 100 returning wide receivers in PPR rankings for the 2023 season. Then, BetVirginia used final PPR rankings for the 2022 season from FantasyData.com. We subtracted each player’s spot in the 2023 rankings from their finish in the 2022 rankings to arrive at the biggest jumps for WRs in fantasy football.
Players with fewer than 12 games played last year, or any current free agents for 2023, were not included. Stick with BetVirgina.com for more NFL information as well as the best Virginia sportsbook promos.
WR Biggest Fantasy Football Jumps
Where Jahan Dotson Ranks As Fantasy WR
Among wide receivers, Washington’s Jahan Dotson appears to be one of those players who could make a big jump in fantasy football drafts over the coming weeks.
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Dotson had a final PPR ranking for 2022 of 51. His 2023 preseason PPR ranking is 35. That’s a difference in ranking of 16 spots.
That difference tied Dotson for fifth place with two other players on the rise, Chicago’s Darnell Mooney and New England’s Tyquan Thornton.
Dotson Rose Up in 2022 Season
As a rookie last year, the Commanders’ Dotson had 35 catches on 61 targets for 523 yards. More importantly from a fantasy perspective, Dotson had seven touchdowns.
Dotson was often productive when he played but he was forced to sit out five weeks with a hamstring injury. In his final regular-season game, he caught three passes on four targets for 72 yards from this year’s starting QB, Sam Howell, in a 26-6 win over Dallas.
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The receiver who has been relatively low profile but seems to be on the radar screen of fantasy drafters for this season is Kansas City’s Skyy Moore. Moore had a 2022 Final PPR ranking of just 121 but his 2023 preseason ranking is 52 – that’s a ranking difference of 69, by far the biggest jump on our list.
Though Moore had just 22 catches and no touchdowns in the regular season in 2022, he had a fourth-quarter TD in the Super Bowl and the element of recency bias (fans being influenced by most recent events) might be in play here.
Two interesting moves in our top 10 were at No. 9, Saints wide receiver Chris Olave (a 13-spot difference up to No. 12 overall for the 2023 preseason ranking), and at No. 10, Jets WR Garrett Wilson (up 11 spots to No. 10 overall). Those perceptions might be quarterback-driven, with New Orleans signing Derek Carr and the Jets trading for Aaron Rodgers.
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