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2022 Dynasty Fantasy Football Rookie Drafts: Wide Receiver Primer, Part One

We examine the top group of receivers who were chosen in the 2022 NFL Draft – who should you target with your rookie draft pick?

Garrett Wilson

This is a very deep wide receiver class that is very diverse. We are getting everything from big wide receivers who excel at getting yards after the catch to smaller slot receivers who can win with very good route running. This pool will beef up the overall talent at the position in fantasy. We should see some of these players yield results as early as their rookie season.

THE BIG THREE

The first tier of wide receivers can be categorized as “The Big Three” because they are the top guys in the class and dynasty gamers have different opinions on who should be the first receiver selected. If you comb through most of the rookie drafts, you would find these three wide receivers coming off the board starting at the 1.02-1.03 range of the draft with them being selected in different orders.

Drake London, ATL

The Atlanta Falcons selected London at eight overall in the draft, making him the first wide receiver drafted. The Falcons let us know that out of all the wide receivers who entered the draft, they think London is the best player on the board.

London broke out in 2020 during his age-19 season with a 26.2 percent market share. His true coming-out party came the following season when he posted 1,084 yards and seven touchdowns in eight games. Before suffering an ankle injury that prematurely ended his season, London was one of the most productive wide receivers in college football.

From a film perspective, London draws comps to Mike Evans, Brandon Lloyd, and Vincent Jackson. He’s a bigger wide receiver who excels at getting downfield and making plays. London moves well for his size and knows how to box out defenders at the catch point.

Garrett Wilson, NYJ

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2022 Dynasty Fantasy Football Rookie Drafts: Wide Receiver Primer, Part One
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Mike Wendland
15 days ago

“On the flip side, other people are concerned with the Saints’ ability to provide a reliable option at quarterback for the long term.”
Funny how this doesn’t seem to be a concern for WRs who will catch passes from Mariota, Goff or Zach Wilson. And others will downgrade London because of the fractured ankle, but have zero qualms about a torn ACL. This draft class will be fun to re-evaluate in 2-3 years.

mike fredrickson
15 days ago

we had our superflex ppr draft May 6th.
I drafted #3 Wilson, #4 London, #6 Pickett, #11 Watson, #13 Dotson
order went #1 hall, #2 walker, #3 wilson, #4 london, #5 burks, #6 pickett, #7 jameson, #8 olave, #9 skyy, #10 james cook, #11 watson, #12 pickens, #13 dotson, #14 metchie, #15 dameon pierce,

Gregory Massa
13 days ago

Listed Wilson as NYG not NYJ

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