Change is in the air for the wide receiver position in fantasy football entering the 2022 season. First off, there's a new No. 1 and he's got the (triple) crown to prove it. But there are also a lot of key guys in new uniforms this season, a development that not only impacts the wide receiver landscape but also the quarterback outlook.
There's no question Cooper Kupp is the top fantasy wide receiver, if not the No. 1 player overall. But the bigger news this offseason was Davante Adams, who previously was the top dog at WR, getting traded from Green Bay to Las Vegas. Derek Carr is not Aaron Rodgers, but that's no reason to drop Adams too far in the fantasy rankings, at least not yet.
Adams wasn't the only big-name WR traded either. Tyreek Hill has gone from Kansas City to Miami, A.J. Brown is in Philadephia after being traded by Tennessee, Amari Cooper went from the Cowboys to the Browns, and Marquise Brown has swapped Lamar Jackson and the Ravens for Kyler Murray and the Cardinals.
Other key wide receivers who have changed teams this offseason include JuJu Smith-Schuster (signed with the Chiefs), Allen Robinson II (Rams), Christian Kirk (Jaguars), and Jarvis Landry (Saints), to name a few.
As usual, there is no lack of options when it comes to the wide receiver position in fantasy, but the key to success this season may be identifying which ones can adapt to change the best in 2022.