Who Leads the NFL in Receiving Yards This Year?

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Buffalo Bills wide receiver Stefon Diggs (14) runs with the ball during the first half an NFL football game against the Tennessee Titans in Orchard Park, N.Y., Monday, Sept. 19, 2022.
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BetMGM Staff @BETMGM Sep 28, 2022, 12:10 PM
  • Tracking who leads the NFL in receiving yards in the 2022 season.
  • Stefon Diggs is the leader after Week 2.

After Cooper Kupp, who entered the year with +8000 NFL odds to win MVP, put together a dominant 2021 to lead the NFL in receiving yards, does he have an encore in store, or will he be dethroned?

The likes of Justin Jefferson of the Minnesota Vikings and Ja’Marr Chase of the Cincinnati Bengals will undoubtedly have something to say about that. Regardless, there’s no shortage of talented wideouts currently playing in the NFL.

Who Leads the NFL in Receiving Yards This Year?

Rank Name Team Receiving Yards
1 Stefon Diggs Buffalo Bills 344
2 Jaylen Waddle Miami Dolphins 342
3 Tyreek Hill Miami Dolphins 317
4 A.J. Brown Philadelphia Eagles 309
5 Courtland Sutton Denver Broncos 291
6 Cooper Kupp Los Angeles Rams 280
7 Chris Olave New Orleans Saints 268
8 Christian Kirk Jacksonville Jaguars 267
9 Amon-Ra St. Brown Detroit Lions 253
10 Marquise Brown Arizona Cardinals 251
11 DeVonta Smith Philadelphia Eagles 249
12 Justin Jefferson Minnesota Vikings 246
13 Mark Andrews Baltimore Ravens 245
14 Mack Hollins Las Vegas Raiders 240
15 Terry McLaurin Washington Commanders 235
16 Travis Kelce Kansas City Chiefs 230
17 Rashod Bateman Baltimore Ravens 226
18 Amari Cooper Cleveland Browns 219
19. (Tie) Drake London Atlanta Falcons 214
19. (Tie) Garrett Wilson New York Jets 214
21 Noah Brown Dallas Cowboys 213
22 Ja’Marr Chase Cincinnati Bengals 212
23 Tyler Lockett Seattle Seahawks 211
24 Greg Dortch Arizona Cardinals 198
25 Diontae Johnson Pittsburgh Steelers 196

It’s easy to be impressed with the amount of highly-skilled playmaking wide receivers the NFL has.

Many of these top wideouts are youngsters, but there are still veterans on this list that aren’t close to a decline. At the top of the list is Buffalo Bills wideout Stefon Diggs, currently suiting up for his eighth season in the NFL. Diggs has formed an elite connection with Josh Allen, and the duo has continued to put up big numbers in their third season together.

Sticking in the AFC East, the Dolphins’ dynamic duo of Jaylen Waddle and Tyreek Hill have combined for 659 yards through three weeks, and it’s safe to say opposing secondary’s are in for a tough week whenever they see these two lining up.

Hill has already formed a deep-ball connection with Tua Tagovailoa in his first season with Miami.

A.J. Brown has found success in Philadelphia, tallying 309 yards through three weeks, giving the team an elite threat at the position. That’s also allowed second-year wide receiver DeVonta Smith to make some noise, putting him 11th in receiving yards with 249.

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