As we head into the penultimate round of NFL action for the 2022-23 season, fantasy football managers have some difficult choices to make with just four teams remaining. In our Conference Championship WR rankings, we break down the remaining options to see who fantasy managers should consider trusting and who might be a risk this week.
Conference Championships Fantasy Football WR Rankings
The below rankings are intended as a guide for half-PPR formats. They do not take into account individual league rules and setups. These rankings are set using the standard scoring system for Underdog Fantasy, so why not head over to their platform to maximize your fantasy football opportunities remaining in the current season?
1. Ja’Marr Chase | CIN @ KC
2. A.J. Brown | PHI vs. SF
3. Deebo Samuel | SF @ PHI
4. Tee Higgins | CIN @ KC
5. DeVonta Smith | PHI vs. SF
6. Brandon Aiyuk | SF @ PHI
7. JuJu Smith-Schuster | KC vs. CIN
8. Kadarius Toney | KC vs. CIN
9. Tyler Boyd | CIN @ KC
10. Marquez Valdes-Scantling | KC vs. CIN
11. Jauan Jennings | SF @ PHI
12. Quez Watkins | PHI vs. SF
13. Justin Watson | KC vs. CIN
14. Ray-Ray McCloud III | SF @ PHI
15. Trenton Irwin | CIN @ KC
16. Skyy Moore | KC vs. CIN
17. Zach Pascal | PHI vs. SF
18. Mecole Hardman | KC vs. CIN
The WR options for the Cincinnati Bengals are always extremely intriguing, with a superb trio of Chase, Higgins, and Boyd. Chase is the clear number one this week, with a varied skill set that was in full view last week. Higgins and Boyd are less consistent, but both have the upside to be tremendous fantasy contributors on a weekly basis.
The impressive combination of Brown and Smith leads the Philadelphia Eagles WRs. Both are very talented, but they are limited by the uncertainty over the health of Jalen Hurts’ shoulder. Watkins and Pascal sit lower down the rankings because while both can have their moments, they require an injury to Brown or Smith to be an option we can trust.
It is hard to bet against Samuel because of the way the San Francisco 49ers look to utilize him in a variety of ways. It doesn’t always work out but betting against opportunity and talent is tough to do. With Samuel, it ultimately comes down to the price to determine whether he is worth the risk. Aiyuk and Jennings are both tougher options to trust. Their opportunities are much more limited, meaning they need big plays or touchdowns to return value.
As for the Kansas City Chiefs WRs, they are close to impossible to rely on. Smith-Schuster and Toney are the top two options, but both are reliant on big plays or touchdowns. With Patrick Mahomes dealing with an injury, it makes it tricky to trust any of the Chiefs’ pass catchers this week.