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Wide receiver/tight end rankings for XFL Week 1

We take you through some of the best POSs going into Week 1 of the XFL for DFS and fantasy football.

Josh Gordon #19 of the Kansas City Chiefs tosses the ball after scoring a touchdown on a 1-yard reception during the second quarter against the Las Vegas Raiders at Arrowhead Stadium on December 12, 2021 in Kansas City, Missouri. Photo by David Eulitt/Getty Images

The 2023 XFL season is upon us and that means it’s time to figure out what wide receivers will garner the snaps and targets on the pass-happiest teams. Unfortunately, without a strong base of information to go on, it is a difficult task to rank XFL players.

The lack of information will push many to go with receivers they’ve heard of like Josh Gordon, Marcell Ateman, Jordan Smallwood, Eli Rogers, etc.. Unfortunately that isn’t good enough. It will be worth adding Sea Dragons and Roughnecks receivers due to their offensive tendencies, just like it will be worth adding D.C. Defenders’ running backs.

Depth charts still aren’t available, so we have to lean toward the players we expect to be the WR1s. As they do come in, the rankings will likely fluctuate. Week 2 we will have much better intel onto who is actually getting on the field.

For tight ends, the XFL isn’t going to be a boon for their production, which makes it good that DraftKings doesn’t have a specific tight end position that must be filled. But, one tight end that you should be able to count on is the Renegades Sal Canella/ He had a good connection with Kyle Sloter in the USFL and will now try to regain that this season in the XFL.

XFL Week 2 WR/TE rankings

RK Player Team
RK Player Team
1 Josh Gordon Seattle Sea Dragons
2 Jachour Pearson Seattle Sea Dragons
3 Deontay Burnett Houston Roughnecks
4 Jontre Kirklin Houston Roughnecks
5 Blake Jackson Seattle Sea Dragons
6 Travell Harris Houston Roughnecks
7 Martavis Bryant Vegas Vipers
8 Sal Canella (TE) Arlington Renegades
9 Charleston Rambo Orlando Guardians
10 Jalen Tolliver San Antonio Brahmas
11 Jeff Badet Vegas Vipers
12 Marcell Ateman St. Louis Battlehawks
13 Landen Akers San Antonio Brahmas
14 Eli Rogers Orlando Guardians
15 Geronimo Allison Vegas Vipers
16 Cody Latimer Orlando Guardians
17 Brandon Arcanado Arlington Renegades
18 Andrew Jamiel Orlando Guardians
19 Jordan Smallwood Arlington Renegades
20 Nick Holley Houston Roughnecks
21 Austin Proehl St. Louis Battlehawks
22 Kelvin McKnight Seattle Sea Dragons
23 Tyler Vaughns Arlington Renegades
24 Darrius Shepherd St. Louis Battlehawks
25 Cedric Byrd Houston Roughnecks
26 Alize Mack (TE) San Antonio Brahmas
27 Pooka Williams D.C. Defenders
28 Fred Brown San Antonio Brahmas
29 Hakeem Butler St. Louis Battlehawks
30 Josh Hammond D.C. Defenders
31 Sean Modster Arlington Renegades
32 Juwan Green Seattle Sea Dragons
33 Lucky Jackson D.C. Defenders
34 Dontez Byrd Orlando Guardians
35 Damion Willis Seattle Sea Dragons
36 Ethan Wolf (TE) D.C. Defenders