Madden 23 rankings week has begun, as EA has released the first set of rankings for the wide receiver position. This was accompanied by the revelation that Davante Adams of the Oakland Raiders was the first member of the 99 Club at Madden 23.
Thanks to ESPN, EA has revealed the 10 best wide receivers in Madden 23. However, fans can also check out each receiver’s rating to start the season. As always, these odds are subject to change throughout the season, so fans should always hope their wide favorite gets a bump after the start of the 2022-23 season in September. For a full look at each wide receiver’s rating in Madden 23, fans can visit EA’s website and scroll through the ratings. For a rundown of Madden 23’s top ten wide receivers, take a look below.
Top 10 WRs in Madden 23
As fans already know, Davante Adams leads the wide receiver group to start the year. Adams was the 99 Club’s only receiver last season, and that trend continued in Madden 23. However, there are a few receivers right on Adams’ tail and they could easily see a bump depending on how they start the upcoming season. The lowest-rated receiver in the top 10 is 90, but two other players also share that rating. Suffice to say that there will certainly be movement in the top 10 by the end of September.
Here are Madden 23’s 10 best wide receivers:
1. Davante Adams – 99 OVR
The Oakland Raiders landed a generational receiver in Davante Adams, and that’s reflected in his rating. This is Adams’ third time in the 99 Club, and while the other two instances were with Aaron Rodgers at QB, Adams should be able to maintain his output with Derek Carr at the helm.
2. Cooper Kupp – 98 OVR
Some might say it’s a snub while others might say it’s too high. Either way, it’s hard to argue that Cooper Kupp didn’t get that rating with his performance last season. He finished with just under 2,000 yards last season and had an impressive 16 touchdowns. It all culminated in a dominating postseason that ended with Kupp winning the Super Bowl MVP. If Kupp has a good start to the upcoming season, we could easily see him getting a one-point lead in 99 Club.
3. Tyreek Hill – 97 OVR
Yet another receiver who switched teams this offseason, Tyreek Hill is arguably the NFL’s biggest game changer. His speed coupled with his road running make Hill a deadly threat no matter where he lines up on the field. While having Patrick Mahomes as QB will certainly make things easier, Hill is confident that his new Miami QB, Tua Tagovailoa, will shine this season. If he’s right, then Hill could see an immediate improvement in his rating.
4. DeAndre Hopkins – 96 OVR
Despite not playing a full 2021-22 season, DeAndre Hopkins of the Arizona Cardinals is still one of the best wide receivers in football. His catching ability is unmatched and he should have a great rebounding season in 2022 with QB Kyler Murray fully committed to the Cardinals. However, Hopkins risks lowering his rating if he can’t replicate his yardage/touchdown averages per game.
5. Stefon Diggs – 95 OVR
Buffalo fans might have wanted it higher, but Stefon Diggs comes in at number five on the list, sitting at a 95 OVR rating. Diggs is a crucial part of the Bills offense and affects him in more ways than anyone not named Josh Allen. He can be a real game wrecker for any opposing defense and has one of the best catch stats of any receiver in Madden 23. We could see Diggs surpass Hopkins in the ratings with a strong start to the season.
6. Justin Jefferson – 93 OVR
According to Justin Jefferson, this will be his last season not to top the wide receiver rankings. Jefferson recently told Complex that Davante Adams is currently the best WR in the NFL but after this season it will be him. It’s a bold claim, but if it comes true, then Jefferson won’t stay at 93 OVR for long in Madden 23.
7. Mike Evans – 92 OVR
The definition of consistency at the wide receiver position is Mike Evans. The longtime Tampa Bay Buccaneer has had 1,000 yard seasons since entering the NFL in 2014. That seemed to be in jeopardy a few months ago after QB Tom Brady announced his retirement. As we all know by now, however, Brady is back and Evans should have no trouble hitting 1,000 yards again. The question is, will Evans be able to enter the end zone as much as he has in the past? With tight end and red-zone target Rob Gronkowski now retired, Evans might actually be able to top his 14 touchdowns from last season.
8. Keenan Allen – 91 OVR
Keenan Allen might be the NFL’s most underrated wide receiver year after year. Since entering the NFL in 2013, the longtime Charger has done nothing but post solid numbers for an occasionally lackluster offense. However, with QB Justin Herbert continuing to mature and the Chargers’ defense improving significantly in the offseason, Allen should see an increase in his numbers from a year ago and a better chance to perform.
9. Terry McLaurin – 91 OVR
A somewhat surprising, but well-deserved, entry into the top 10 is Washington Commanders stud catcher Terry McLaurin. The Ohio State product has gone from strength to strength since entering the league and 2022 could be a breakout season. McLaurin has reached near or over 1,100 yards in consecutive seasons, but with a new contract and more experience, he should be able to reach past that mark in 2022. Madden 23’s early ratings keep things cautious with McLaurin to start with, though.
10. Amari Cooper – 90 OVR
Rounding out the notes is new Cleveland Browns wide receiver Amari Cooper. After a successful stint in Dallas, Cooper established himself as a true number one and landed a giant contract with Cleveland. While 90 OVR is nothing to scoff at, Cooper’s rating might be the most subject to change of all the top 10. Cleveland’s QB situation remains unresolved with Deshaun Watson’s ongoing legal action with the league. If Watson is able to play most or all of the 2022 season, Cooper should have a monster year. If Watson is unable to play, however, Cooper’s production could drop with whoever the Browns insert at QB.
Honorable Mentions – 90 OVR
There are two additional wide receivers currently sitting at 90 OVR in the rankings: Michael Thomas and Tyler Lockett. Amari Cooper’s overall stats were better than those two wides, so Madden 23 gave him the nod in the top 10. However, Thomas is bouncing back from a lost 2021 season and Lockett remains a deep threat in a depleted Seahawk offense. Both could outperform Cooper depending on what happens with the Browns and Deshaun Watson.
These are the top 10 wide receivers in Madden 23 to start the 2022 season. EA is revealing the Edge Rushers tomorrow, July 19, so check back and see the top 10 players at this position.
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