Where Chiefs’ Moore Ranks Among Biggest Fantasy Football Climbers

Where Chiefs’ Moore Ranks Among Biggest Fantasy Football Climbers
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Few NFL players have seen the type of jump in expectations that Kansas City’s second-year wideout Skyy Moore has this offseason.

Thanks to a breakout showing in the Chiefs’ Super Bowl run last season, where the 22-year-old Michigan native hauled in 22 receptions for 250 yards, Moore has seen interest spike in his virtual services entering the 2023 NFL season.

With the regular season coming soon and Kansas sports betting and fantasy leagues kicking off, BetKansas.com looked at which wide receivers are catching hype for the 2023 season.

Utilizing FantasyPros.com’s NFL Rankings, we gathered the Top 100 returning WRs in points per reception (PPR) rankings for the 2023 season. We then utilized FantasyData.com’s NFL Final Rankings to find the final rankings of WRs in PPR for the 2022 season.

Subtracting the WR Rankings from 2023 by the WR Rankings from 2022, we came up with the biggest jumps for WRs in fantasy football.

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Biggest Receiver Jump in Fantasy Football

Rank Team/Position/Player 2022 PPR Final Ranking 2023 Preseason PPR Ranking Difference in Ranking
1 Chiefs Skyy Moore121 52 69
2 Browns Elijah Moore82 4438
3 Bills Khalil Shakir130 93 37
4 49ers Deebo Samuel37 20 17
T-5 Commanders Jahan Dotson51 35 16
T-5 Bears Darnell Mooney72 56 16
T-5 Patriots Tyquan Thornton98 82 16
8 Packers Christian Watson40 26 14
9 Saints Chris Olave25 12 13
10 Jets Garrett Wilson21 10 11
Note: Any players with under 12 games played last year and any current free agents for 2023 were eliminated.

The Chiefs Super Bowl odds are the best in the NFL at +600. Philadelphia is second at +800.

Moore Will Be Valuable Among Fantasy WRs

Of the NFL’s receivers, Moore’s standing rose the most when it came to his fantasy football rankings — going from the 121st ranked wide receiver at the end of last year to the 52nd spot in PPR’s preseason rankings.

Most of that came from Moore’s strong showing in the playoffs, going from five catches for 17 yards and a touchdown in the regular season to 250 yards in the team’s three postseason games.

It’s part of the reason Patrick Mahomes NFL MVP odds are also the best in the NFL at +600.

Leaguewide, Moore’s jump among wideouts was ahead of other big movers, such as Cleveland wideout Elijah Moore (+38 spots), Khalil Shakir of Buffalo (+37 spots) and Deebo Samuel in San Francisco (+17 spots).

Moore wound up being the only AFC West wide receiver to crack the top 10 leaguewide.

Kansas City plays its second preseason game Saturday at 7 p.m. against Arizona. The Chiefs are 7.5-point favorites at BetMGM Kansas.



Christopher Boan

Christopher Boan is a lead writer at BetKansas.com specializing in covering state issues. He covered sports and sports betting in Arizona for more than seven years.

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