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Jaylen Waddle

Jaylen Waddle


Age: 24College: Alabama

2023 Outlook

Strength of Schedule
WR Rank: 24th
Draft Rank (ECR) #25
Best / Worst #23 / #32
ADP #24

Roster %


2022 was a weird season for Waddle. After starting the year as one of the best options in fantasy alongside his teammate Tyreek Hill, injuries to both Waddle and Tua Tagovailoa hindered his production. For fantasy, this was frustrating as he either gave you less than 10 fantasy points or more than 20 with few in between. He is clearly one of the best young WRs in this league, but weighing in Tua's health concerns moves him behind Tee Higgins. for me

Thanks to major increase in YPC (from 9.8 to 18.1), bested his rookie half-PPR numbers despite 29 fewer catches with Tyreek Hill in mix

Jaylen Waddle enjoyed an explosive sophomore season as the underneath complement to Tyreek Hill in the Dolphins' high-flying aerial attack. Waddle was the WR12 in fantasy, ranking tenth in YAC, seventh in receiving yards, and 11th in total touchdowns. Waddle was also fourth in yards per route run and third in fantasy points per target. He's an ascending alpha wide receiver who could easily lead the Dolphins in receiving in 2023 if Tyreek Hill shows any signs of slowing down. Invest in second and third-year wide receivers always. This is the way.

Waddle had to compete with Tyreek Hill for targets, and still finished with 70 receptions for 1,312 yards, and 8 TDs. Waddle is one of the best deep threats in the NFL and he should have low-end WR1 value, as long as Tua Tagovailoa can stay healthy in 2023.

Turned 24 in January. We should expect about 120-130 targets per year, 85-105 receptions, 1300-1400 receiving yards, and 8-10 TD's, in each of the next five years baring injury and assuming a healthy QB.