What do we make of Cooper Kupp? When he next steps on the field, he’ll be 30, and possibly playing in a new offense. How many top-10 seasons (if any) does he have left?

The upside was demonstrated in 2021, with 178 catches for 2,425 yards and 22 TDs in 21 games. And his numbers, remarkably, didn’t decline in the second half of that season (even with defenses going into games knowing that he was getting the ball). When he’s healthy and they’ve got things clicking, he’s seemingly impossible to stop.

But the team around Kupp could be dramatically different when he returns in 2023. Is Sean McVay coming back? With the Rams looking like a rebuilding project with limited cap space and dollars to work with, McVay could look to go the Sean Payton route, stepping away to either move into TV or wait for a better situation. And is Matthew Stafford playing? Probably, but I don’t think it’s a given.

So while there’s a chance Kupp will put up top-5 receiving numbers in 2023, I would be more leery of selecting him too early in a dynasty draft. There are a bunch of younger receivers who’ve got a lot more career left in front of them.

There are four rookie receivers, I think, who have shown enough that I would select them before Kupp in a dynasty format. Garrett Wilson, Chris Olave, Christian Watson and George Pickens all look like they’re going to be good receivers, and they’re all at least 6 years younger.

There are another four rookie receivers I would consider putting ahead of Kupp: Jameson Williams, Jahan Dotson, Drake London and Treylon Burks. (I’ve got Kupp ahead of them on my board, but I think I could be talked out of it.)

Dynasty rankings are notoriously difficult, with the balancing of what players are right now and might they might be two years from now. On my board, I have discounted the wide receivers who are around 30 years old – Davante Adams, DeAndre Hopkins, Keenan Allen and Mike Evans. It’s tough.

I turn my attention to the dynasty rankings each Saturday, rotating between the four notable positions. For the most-recent rankings at the other positions, use the “past issues” navigation box.

Rankings assume a 12-team team, with owners drafting about 7 receivers each and holding the rights to players indefinitely. (So older players tend to get downgraded.) I’m using PPR scoring, and in the chart below, rookies are tagged with black dots.

Last week: tight ends.

Next week: quarterbacks.

1.MINJustin Jefferson23.5
2.CINJaMarr Chase22.8
3.BUFStefon Diggs29.0
4.MIAJaylen Waddle24.0
5.PHIA.J. Brown25.4
6.NYJ• Garrett Wilson22.4
7.NO• Chris Olave22.4
8.DALCeeDee Lamb23.7
9.SFDeebo Samuel26.9
10.MIATyreek Hill28.8
11.CINTee Higgins23.9
12.SEADK Metcalf25.0
13.SFBrandon Aiyuk24.7
14.GB• Christian Watson23.6
15.PIT• George Pickens21.8
16.CARDJ Moore25.6
17.LVDavante Adams29.9
18.DETAmon-Ra St. Brown23.1
19.TBChris Godwin26.8
20.PITDiontae Johnson26.4
21.CLEAmari Cooper28.5
22.JACChristian Kirk26.0
23.LARCooper Kupp29.5
24.WASTerry McLaurin27.2
25.ARIDeAndre Hopkins30.5
26.KCKadarius Toney23.8
27.INDMichael Pittman25.2
28.DET• Jameson Williams21.7
29.TBMike Evans29.3
30.WAS• Jahan Dotson22.7
31.ATL• Drake London21.4
32.PHIDeVonta Smith24.1
33.TEN• Treylon Burks22.7
34.DENJerry Jeudy23.6
35.BUFGabe Davis23.8
36.JACCalvin Ridley (susp.)28.0
37.KCJuJu Smith-Schuster26.0
38.BALRashod Bateman23.0
39.SEATyler Lockett30.2
40.CHIDarnell Mooney25.1
41.DENCourtland Sutton27.1
42.LACMike Williams28.2
43.CHIChase Claypool24.4
44.HOUNico Collins23.7
45.NEJakobi Meyers26.1
46.ARIMarquise Brown25.5
47.LACJosh Palmer23.2
48.WASCurtis Samuel26.3
49.INDParris Campbell25.4
50.LACKeenan Allen30.6
51.IND• Alec Pierce22.6
52.HOUBrandin Cooks29.2
53.NYJElijah Moore22.7
54.KC• Skyy Moore22.2
55.BALDevin Duvernay25.2
56.CINTyler Boyd28.0
57.CARTerrace Marshall22.5
58.NOMichael Thomas29.8
59.CLE• David Bell22.0
60.BUF• Khalil Shakir22.8
61.DALMichael Gallup26.7
62.CLEDonovan Peoples-Jones23.8
63.NYGDarius Slayton25.9
64.BUFIsaiah McKenzie27.7
65.NYG• Wan'Dale Robinson21.9
66.ARIRondale Moore22.5
67.NE• Tyquan Thornton22.3
68.JACZay Jones27.7
69.GBAllen Lazard27.0
70.LVHunter Renfrow27.0
71.HOU• John Metchie22.4
72.NYJCorey Davis27.9
73.LVMack Hollins29.2
74.MINAdam Thielen32.3
75.MIATrent Sherfield26.8
76.NEDeVante Parker29.9
77.GB• Romeo Doubs22.6
78.TENRobert Woods30.6
79.ATLOlamide Zacceaus25.4
80.UFAOdell Beckham30.1

—Ian Allan