Many unproven players and free agents in this group of receivers. All of them are long shots to be solid fantasy football contributors. By the time you reach this group, you should have at least 4 receivers, so hopefully, you aren’t counting on these guys too much. That’s not to say there isn’t talent and upside in this group. No one on this list will become a WR1, not even for their specific NFL team, let alone a Fantasy Football WR1, but if things fall just right, some of the players listed here could become a 2nd or 3rd target in their team’s passing offense. If your league awards points for special teams contributions, there are some intriguing players listed here as well. I have already ranked the first 80 receivers in the following lists. Please peruse those lists at the following links: Top 80 Wide Receivers for 2022 Dynasty Fantasy Football , Top 40 Wide Receivers for 2022 Dynasty Fantasy Football
Let us pick out some players to fill out your bench.
81. Braxton Berrios | 26 | Jets – A 4-star recruit coming out of high school with offers from Ohio State and Clemson; he eventually chose to attend Miami in Florida. Braxton is not a big man 5, 9″ 190lbs, but he is fast (4.44 forty) and he has an insanely hot girlfriend, so this dude knows how to stand out in a crowded field of suitors. The 6th round pick in 2018 has improved every year in his four-year NFL career. After spending his rookie season on the injured reserve Berrios’ receiving yardage has increased from 115 in 2019 to 394 in 2020 and 431 in 2022. A first-team All-Pro Kick returning in 2021, Berrios contributed in the kick and punt return game (1,05 yards and a TD), receiving game (431 yards and 2 TDs), and running game (40 yards and 2 TDs). A fan favorite in New York, Braxton Berrios will be a free agent in 2022. 13 catches, 102 yards, and a TD on 18 targets in the final two games of 2021. The Jets would be wise to sign Berrios before this exciting playmaker becomes the favorite of a new fan base.
82. Isaiah McKenzie | 26 | Bills – You can’t go wrong with adding a WR on Josh Allen’s team. McKenzie called “Lil’ Dirty” by his teammates is a 5′, 8″ 180lbs speedster who has a run-after-the-catch ability. Buffalo likes Isaiah enough to give him a few handoffs and passes in the biggest games of the 2021 season. The former Georgia Bulldog had 10 touches in two playoff games totaling 98 yards. The 5th round pick in the 2017 draft selection is an unrestricted free agent in 2022. A return to Buffalo makes the most sense to me.
83. Quez Watkins | 23 | Eagles – Watkins was selected in the 6th round of the 2020 draft after a highly decorated career at Southern Miss. In his redshirt Sophomore season, Quez had 70 catches for 900 yards and 9 TDs. The Golden Eagle was selected 1st team All-Conference USA. Watkins provided similar results in his junior season. Quez caught 65 balls for 1170 yards despite being suspended for the first two games of the season for poor grades. Dude ran a 4.35 40 and it shows up on the field! Spent most of 2020 on IR but came back in time for week 15 when he scored a TD on one of his three receptions for 40 yards. Watkins measures in at 6,0 200lbs, with incendiary speed. Great after the grab, and he will embarrass defensive backs if they press.
84. Jamison Crowder | 28 | Jets – 4th round pick in 2015 out of Duke. Crowder has put together a solid 7-year career. Jamison will take a shot at free agency in the offseason. He is hoping to return to 2019 form when he caught 78 passes for 83 yards and six TDs. The former Blue Devil would make a nice slot receiver for a team looking for a veteran presence in the locker room.
85. Deonte Harris | 24 | Saints– This breakaway burner was one of the few bright spots in the New Orleans passing attack in 2021. Deonte played for the Assumption Greyhounds during his college career in Worcester, Massachusetts. The 5′, 6″ 170 lbs. receiver is an exciting player who races up and down the field as a receiver, runner, and kick/punt returner totaling 1,500 yards in 2021. Only four touchdowns and he’s not an ideal red-zone target, but he could easily get eight runaway TDs in a season.
86. Jamal Agnew | 26 | Jaguars- A sprightly speedster evidenced by his 4.3 forty-yard dash and 109-yard kick6 in week 4. Searching for any kind of spark on offense, the Jaguars will likely continue to try to get this guy in open space. This is his 5th year in the league and he has shown some skills on special teams (first-team all-pro punt returner in 2017). If you total his yardage from last year and include kick and punt returns, the former 5th round pick (2017) gained 939 yards in 2021. Hey, it’s working for Cordarelle Patterson, why not Jamal Agnew.
87. Darius Slayton | 25 | Giants – After back-to-back seasons of 700+ yards receiving in 2019 and 2020, Slayton fell to 340 yards in 2021. Darius has the speed (4.39 40-yard dash) and size (6′, 1″ 190 lbs.) to be a decent deep threat, but that seems to be Kenny Golladay’s job at the moment. A 5th round selection in 2019, the former Auburn Tiger will try to find a role with the Giants in 2022.
88. Parris Campbell | 24 | Colts – Standing six feet tall and weighing in at 210lbs the 2nd round selection (59th overall) in 2019 ran a 4.31 forty-yard dash at the NFL combine, but that was many injuries ago. It’s been three years of injuries (15 games played in three seasons!?!?!?) and paltry production in the NFL. But if the former Ohio State Buckeye can still get his 6 foot 210lbs body moving at 4.4 or faster, that spells trouble for opposing defenses.
89. Marquez Callaway | 23 | Saints – 6′, 2″ 205lbs Signed as an undrafted free agent in 2020, Marquez the Moocher plays with a heart as big as a whale. The 6′, 2″ 205 lbs former Tennessee Volunteer totaled 46 catches for 700 yards and 6 scores in 2021. Callaway will be a nice weapon for whoever plays QB in New Orleans next season.
90. Amari Rodgers | 22 | Packers – The other Rodgers in Green Bay is a 5′, 9″ 215 lbs Wide Receiver. Amari is built thick and runs strong for his size. This explosive athlete from Clemson ran 4.44 40-yard dash and 33-1/2″ vertical jump, so he’s got a little bounce in his step. AR-8 had a decent rookie season on special teams totaling 365 in kick and punt returns. The 85th selection of the 2021 season is looking to become a bigger part of the Packers’ offense in 2022.
91. Cedrick Wilson Jr. | 26 |Cwoboys – Cedrick has good size at 6′,2″ 200 lbs and he has entertained at every venue. Wilson put up great numbers at JuCO (Coffeyville, KS) and college (Boise State). The Cowboys selected him in the 6th round of the 2018 draft. He knows Kellen Moore’s (Dallas Offensive Coordinator) offense and is ready to step up. The former Boise State Bronco put up 602 yards and six TDs on 45 catches with limited playing time in 2021. Jerry Jones’ recent public criticism of Amari Cooper makes me wonder if the Cowboys would suffer a chunk of dead cap space to rid themselves of his lucrative contract. If Cooper leaves, Cedrick Wilson would be a huge benefactor.
92. Jalen Guyton | 24 | Chargers- The former member of the North Texas Mean Green is fast and a great run blocker, which should lead to playing opportunities. Jalen produced 59 receptions for 959 yards and 6 TDs over his past two seasons as a Charger averaging 16.5 yards per catch. Mike Williams is a free agent this offseason. The Chargers would love to keep him in L.A., but many teams will pursue his services. I prefer the rookie Palmer, but he has a much higher price tag, which leads us to Guyton. Jalen is a fast player and a solid blocker. If you have been paying attention, you already know I love WRs with good young QBs and Justin Herbert qualifies as a good young QB.
93. Josh Reynolds | 27 | Lions – 6′, 3″ 195 lbs. 4th round selection in 2017. Texas A&M Aggie. 19 catches for 306 yards ad two TDs in seven for the Lions this season. That would put him on pace for about 51 receptions and around 750 yards over a full season, but those numbers could improve if the scrappy Lions offense continues to improve.
94. Tyler Johnson| 23 | Buccaneers – A 5th round draft pick in 2020, the former Minnesota Gopher has good hands and is a creative route-runner. Tyler’s production increased from 12 catches for 169 yards in 2020 to 36 catches for 360 yards in 2021. Johnson is the player most likely to replace Chris Godwin (likely to leave via free agency), but who will be throwing the ball to him? Tyler Johns would be a steal if falls to this spot in your draft.
95. James Washington | 25 | Steelers – Washington has an established connection with the prohibitive starting Quarterback in Pittsburgh Mason Rudolph dating back to their college days at Oklahoma State. They totaled over 4,000 yards and 30 TDs in three seasons together in Stillwater. That’s well and good, but Washington is due to become a free agent in 2022. A return to the Steel City makes sense. Perhaps he and Mason can play it back.
96. Tre’Quan Smith | 26 | Saints – A monster athlete from UCF, the former Golden Knight checks in at 6′, 2″ 210 lbs. with a 4.49 40-yard dash and a 37.5 vertical. His NFL production has not matched his measurables. Smith has accrued less than 1,500 yards in four NFL seasons (51 games played). The 3rd round selection (91st overall) of the 2018 draft did not appear prepared to take over as Saints WR1 in Michale Thomas’ absence. The former Offensive Player of the Year’s return may open up some one-on-one matchups for Tre’Quan in 2022.
97. Laquon Treadwell | 26 | Jaguars – The former 1st round pick has re-emerged as a Jacksonville Jaguar. Treadwell stands 6′, 2″ weighs 215lbs, and has the tools to be a productive possession receiver. After turning heads in training camp, Treadwell tallied over 400 yards receiving in the last seven games of the 2021 season.
98. Zay Jones | 26 | Raiders – Zay has a professional football pedigree, his uncle (Jeff Blake QB 14-year career) and father (Robert Jones LB, 9-year career) played in the NFL. A 2nd round pick (37th overall) in 2017. The former East Carolina Pirate displayed elite athleticism at the NFL combine where he ran a 4.45 forty and put up 15 bench reps. 325 yards over his final five games (including playoffs). A free agent in 2022, but I’d love to see him return to the Raiders. I’m betting Josh McDaniels and Derek Carr can collect big passing game numbers in Vegas and Zay Jones could pay dividends.
99. Byron Pringle | 28 | Chiefs – Former Kansas Stae Wildcat is looking to follow the footsteps of Jordy Nelson and Tyler Lockett and ascend to the level of productive starting NFL Wide receiver. At 6′, 1″ 201lbs. Byron is a large member in the slot (phrasing!) and has the size to play on the outside when necessary. After only 25 receptions for 330 yards and 2 TDs in his first two seasons with the Chiefs; the former undrafted rookie free agent increased his output to 568 yards ad 5 TDs on 42 catches. Expect Pringle to chip in on special teams, but he also stacks up well against the other receivers (not named Tyreek Hill) in Kansas City.
100. Nick Westbrook-Ikhine | 24 | Titans – After an inauspicious rookie season the former Indiana Hoosier stepped up in year two with 36 catches 476 yards and four TDs. I thought 2021 draft pick Dez Fitzpatrick would take over the WR1 when Julio Jones and A.J. Brown were out with injury, but it was the 2020 undrafted rookie free agent who did. Westbrook-Ikhine has good size at 6′, 2″ 210 lbs and is currently in line to be third on the Titans WR depth chart in 2022. Not a bad spot to be when one remembers WR2 Julio Jones has played a full season since 2019.
101. Nelson Agholor | 28 | Patriots – A 1st round pick in 2015, the former USC Trojan was passed on the Patriots depth chart by fellow 2021 free agent Kendrick Bourne. Nelson had 896 yards and 8 TDs in 2020 with the Raiders. Agholor looks to return to form in 2022.
102. Denzel Mims | 24 | Jets – He disappeared from the Jets’ passing game during the 2021 season. It doesn’t help that he doesn’t play special teams. This former Baylor Bear has the size and speed to be an outside receiver. 6′, 3″ 210 lbs and he ran a 4.38 40 yard-dash at the combine. The Jets took him in the 2nd round of last year’s draft and then targeted him 44 times in his rookie season. Year 3 will be the most significant of Denzel’s NFL career. 490 yards and zero TDs in two seasons is not enough production from the 59th overall selection in the 2020 draft.
103. T.Y. Hilton | 32 | Colts – 631 receptions 9,691 yards, 53 TDs over his decade-long career. The better days are behind him, but he had 760 yards and 5 TDs in 2020. Hilton could have a season or two of 700+ receiving yards left in the tank.
104. Anthony Schwartz | 21 | Browns – “Evil will always triumph because good is dumb.” -Dark Hemet Space Balls. Let’s be evil and show the rest of your league that your Schwartz is as big as theirs! The Browns dropped their 91st pick in the 2021 draft on the former Auburn Tiger. Anthony ran a 4.26 40 yard dash and a 10.07 100 meter dash on his pro day. Cleveland would love to “activate Ludicrous Speed” and unleash Schwartz on the rest of the league. 496 totals yards(339 on kick returns) in 2021 the speedster will look to get more involved in 2022.
105. Devin Douvernay | 24 | Ravens – 3rd round pick in 2020 out Texas Longhorn. All-around contributor returns kicks and punts (1,660 and a TD), running game (120 yards)ad receiving game (473 yards and two TDs). Another target in a developing offense with an MVP candidate at QB.
106. Jalen Reagor | 23 | Eagles – Philadelphia’s first-round pick (21st overall) of 2020 has had a disappointing start to his career. 21 was a reach, as most experts expected him to be selected in the 2nd round. I always believed Raegor had the athleticism to be an NFL receiver, but he drops too many passes and muffs too many punts. This isn’t a new issue either, Jalen has issues dropping passes going back to college. The former Horned Frog is the 4th target in a run-first offense and when one considers his lack of production after arriving with such fanfare, you could argue he should be lowered on this list.
107. Tutu Atwell | 22 | Rams – Tutu has many doubters due to size (or lack thereof) 5′ 9″ 165 lbs. I am not one of those doubters. This kid has a chance to be something special. 2nd round 2021 draft pick out of Louisville. Atwell’s speed and agility are off the charts. If he doesn’t get broken in half, he will break some ankles. The former Cardinal uses his skills well. He runs routes that have WR coaches drooling. Tutu gets up on the DB’s toes before breaking out routes and creates the kind of separation desired in today’s NFL. A High school QB turned Wide Receiver. I love these former QBs, they understand the game and know the value of being wide open. The nimble playmaker will be very popular when he gets it going, and after taking him in the 2nd round, I think Rams Head Coach Sean McVay will get him going.
108. Ihmir Smith-Marsette – | 22 | Vikings – Adam Theilen, Stefon Diggs, Justin Jefferson, and K.J. Osborn… It’s almost like the Vikings know what they are doing when it comes to scouting and developing WRs… Will Ihmir Smith-Marsette be the next one on this list? At 6′, 1″ 190 lbs, with blistering speed (4.4 40-yard dash at his pro day the former Hawkeye certainly has the traits. Ihmir was a good kick returner in college averaging about 30 yards per return and taking two kick returns back for TDs, but he was under-utilized in Iowa’s run-first offense. Two TDs and 16 yards on only 5 catches! 5th round pick in 2021, this guy is a big play waiting to happen.
109. Preston Williams | 24 | Dolphins – Preston has the size (6′, 5″ 220lbs.) and speed (4.5 40-yard dash at his pro day in Fort Collins) to be a starting NFL Wide Reciever. The former Colorado State Ram had a good start to his NFL Career as he caught 32 passes for 428 yards in his rookie season (2019). But he struggled with dropped passes and the once ascending star faded to the background in 2020 and 2021. A restricted free agent in 2022; a move might be best for Preston.
110. Sammy Watkins | 28 | Ravens – The 4th overall pick of the 2014 draft failed to clear 400 yards in 2021. A feat he has accomplished in 7 out of his 8-year career. A free agent in 2022, Watkins will be playing for his 4th NFL team.
111. Scotty Miller | 24 | Buccaneers – A 6th round pick in 2019, the water bug (5′, 9″ 175 lbs) wideout ran a 4.49 40-yard dash at his pro day in Bowling Green. Scotty had 500 yards receiving and three TDs in 2020. Injuries derailed his 2022 season but he is expected to be healthy for 2022.
112. Emmanuel Sanders | 34 | Bills – The former SMU star has a career he can be proud of: 9,245 yards receiving and 51 Touchdowns over 13 NFL seasons. Sanders still has it, he caught 42 passes for 626 yards in 2021. Under contract for one more season in Buffalo can he reach 10,00 career yards receiving?
113. Demetric Felton | 23 | Browns – The 6th round selection from the UCLA Bruins played well at times in his rookie season with Browns. At 5′, 9″ 190lbs, Felton is a tweener stuck between a slot receiver and running back and that’s how Cleveland used him in 2021. Demetric caught 18 passes for 180 yards and two Touchdowns. He tacked on seven rushes for 24 yards. Nothing spectacular, but enough to keep the promise of potential. Felton can make plays in the open field and the Browns seem to have an idea of how they want to utilize his playmaking ability. He’s a nice target for managers who play in leagues that employ a point-per-reception scoring structure.
114. Tylan Wallace | 22 | Ravens – 4th round pick in 2021 out of Oklahoma State. The Ravens have too many wideouts. Wallace was a contributor on special teams, but only saw six targets in 2021. He will likely maintain a roster space through special teams. Trying to crack the starting lineup on offense will be a difficult task.
115. Zach Pascal | 27 | Colts – Pascal has good size 6′, 2″ 215 lbs for an NFL wideout. He put up back-to-back seasons of 600+ receiving yards in 2019 and 2020. The emergence of Michael Pittman and poor play by Carson Wentz limited Zach to 384 yards in 2021. The undrafted free agent from Old Dominion will be an unrestricted free agent in 2022.
116. Rashard Higgins | 27 | Browns – A former Colorado State Ram who was selected in the 5th round. Higgins had 600 yards receiving in 2020. Rashard will test the waters of the free agency pool in 2022.
117. Olamide Zaccheaus | 24 | Falcons – I have rostered Zaccheaus on my dynasty team for a few years now, I might venture to say we have been “Friends Forever”. I co-own that team with my brother and my bro has always been high on Zacch Attacck. While I have not been as supportive as my co-owner sibling, I have always liked Olamide’s big-play ability, which should give him a least some dynasty value. A restricted free agent in 2022.
118. DeAndre Carter | 28 | Commanders – The former Sacramento State star is quick as a hiccup. A smaller receiver (5′, 8″ 175 lbs) with elite acceleration (1.46 sec 10-yard split). The undrafted free agent bounced around to different teams for the past 5 years including Ravens, Raiders, Patriots, 49ers, Eagles, Texans, Bears, and Commanders. Many coaches noticed his potential, but his career never took off. Through all the signings and releases Carter never gave up on himself. An unrestricted free agent in 2022.
119. Ray-Ray McCloud | 25 | Steelers – With starting receives JuJu Smith-Shuster and Chase Claypool injured, Ray-Ray the return man stepped up and stacked the stat sheet week nine of the 2021 NFL seasons with nine catches on 12 targets for 63 yards. He’s a quick little guy (5′, 9″ 190 lbs) who is hard to tackle in the open field hence the kick returning. The 6th round pick (2018 draft) from Clemson put up 1,435 yards in 2021 if you count kick and punt return yardage. McCloud will be an unrestricted free agent in 2022.
120. Mack Hollins | 28 | Dolphins – He is very big 6′,4″ 220 lbs, and he is fast with a 4.5 forty yard-dash. The former 4th round pick will be an unrestricted free agent in 2022. Mack is a truck on special teams with 11 tackles (9 solos) in 2021. That alone should get him another chance to make an NFL team in 2022. But Hollins also had 223 yards receiving and four TDs on a mere 14 catches. The former North Carolina Tar Heel’s new team might want to give him the ball more often.