Who Leads the NFL in Receiving Yards This Year?

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Minnesota Vikings wide receiver Justin Jefferson (18) runs after a catch against the Detroit Lions during an NFL football game in Detroit, Sunday, Dec. 11, 2022.
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BetMGM Staff @BETMGM Jan 04, 2023, 12:15 PM
  • Tracking who leads the NFL in receiving yards in the 2022 season.
  • Justin Jefferson leads after Week 17.

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, it seemed he could’ve had an encore.

But the likes of Justin Jefferson of the Minnesota Vikings and Tyreek Hill of the Miami Dolphins had 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 Justin Jefferson Minnesota Vikings 1771
2 Tyreek Hill Miami Dolphins 1687
3 Davante Adams Las Vegas Raiders 1443
4 A.J. Brown Philadelphia Eagles 1401
5 Stefon Diggs Buffalo Bills 1325
6 Jaylen Waddle Miami Dolphins 1312
7 CeeDee Lamb Dallas Cowboys 1307
8 Travis Kelce Kansas City Chiefs 1300
9 DeVonta Smith Philadelphia Eagles 1129
10 Mike Evans Tampa Bay Buccaneers 1124
11 Terry McLaurin Washington Commanders 1117
12 Amon-Ra St. Brown Detroit Lions 1112
13 Amari Cooper Cleveland Browns 1109
14 Tee Higgins Cincinnati Bengals 1022
15 Garrett Wilson New York Jets 1014
16 Christian Kirk Jacksonville Jaguars 1009
17 DK Metcalf Seattle Seahawks 1008
18 Chris Olave New Orleans Saints 982
19 Tyler Lockett Seattle Seahawks 979
20 Chris Godwin Tampa Bay Buccaneers 968
21 Ja’Marr Chase Cincinnati Bengals 960
22 Brandon Aiyuk San Francisco 49ers 956
23. (Tie) T.J. Hockenson Minnesota Vikings 898
23. (Tie) JuJu Smith-Schuster Kansas City Chiefs 898
25 Michael Pittman Indianapolis Colts 895

It wasn’t the best time for Justin Jefferson to put together his worst stat line of the season. The Minnesota Vikings wideout was held to just one catch for 15 yards in the team’s blowout loss to the Green Bay Packers. Still, the LSU product has an 84-yard lead in the race to lead the NFL in receiving yards and will finish the year against the Chicago Bears, who he torched for 154 yards earlier this season.

Tyreek Hill has maintained his position in the second spot for the Miami Dolphins. Even though Hill didn’t have a banner day against the New England Patriots, he still gained ground on Jefferson after catching four passes and tallying 55 yards and a touchdown. Hill will finish his regular season with a difficult matchup against the New York Jets, who held him to 47 yards in their first meeting.

Davante Adams took some time to settle with the Las Vegas Raiders, but he’s continued to be one of the most dominant wide receiver threats the league has ever seen. Adams jumped into the top three in receiving yards after having another dynamic day against the San Francisco 49ers, recording seven catches for 153 yards and a pair of touchdowns.

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