1. Davante Adams – Despite below average quarterback play last season, Davante Adams led the NFL in touchdown catches and third in yards. The combination of size, speed, quickness, route running, separation, and hands makes him a matchup nightmare. Everyone knows Adams is going to get the ball, but he rarely gets shut down. Las Vegas will shock the NFL if Jimmy Garoppolo can provide consistency in the offense. Consistent quarterback play will result in Adams leading the NFL in majority of receiving statistical categories in 2023.
2. Ja’Marr Chase – Cincinnati’s Pro Bowl wide receiver missed four games last year with a hip injury and finished with over 1,000 receiving yards and nine touchdowns. The connection with Joe Burrow is one of the best quarterback, wide receiver duos in the NFL. Chase is a yards after catch wizard that regularly breaks tackles for first downs. Besides Davante Adams, Chase has the best body control of all the wide receivers in the NFL. Speed, strength, hands, and body control makes the Bengals pass catchers one of the best at his position.
3. Stefon Diggs – The Maryland product prides himself on his elite route running ability. Diggs understands defensive schemes and how to take advantage of leverage. His quickness is top tier, which means he can score a touchdown whenever the ball is in his hands. Buffalo’s pass catcher was fifth in receiving yards and second in touchdown catches last season. Josh Allen is going to throw the ball to Diggs regardless of coverage and dares defenses to stop it.
4. Tyreek Hill – Tyreek “Cheetah” Hill is the definition of excitement. Speed, quickness, and agility separates Cheetah from his peers. He is best at tracking the football down the field for a big play. Hill ranked second in receiving yards and number one in 40+ yard receptions last season. Lining up opposite of Jaylen Waddle helps free up Cheetah, so the expectation is for him to continue putting pressure on defenses.
5. Tee Higgins – Many football fans may not think Higgins is ready to be ranked in the top five, but they need to watch the tape. The Bengals pass catcher does everything right and can dominate games. Higgins has a large catch radius, great hands, good understanding of spacing, and constantly makes contested catches. He surpassed the 1,000 yard mark last season while missing a few games. Higgins will earn 1,000 receiving yards again this year in an explosive Cincinnati offense.