Saturday, February 20, 2016
Exploring Wide Receivers You Can Wait On In This Year's Fantasy Football Draft
As you enter this year's fantasy football draft, you will want to make sure you not only have a clear idea of what you want to do in the 1st and 2nd rounds, but also of what you want to do in the later rounds; one of the positions that offers the most value in the later rounds is wide receiver, as people tend to rush for running backs and quarterbacks early on, leaving many great wide receivers to be picked up later on! Here are a few wide receivers to consider targeting in the later rounds if you are hoping to build a fantasy football champion. DeSean Jackson of the Philadelphia Eagles finished as the number 1 wide receiver in fantasy football just two years ago; last year, he did not quite replicate that same level of success, but he still finished in the top 10 among wide receivers, and this year he is available as late as the 3rd round in most fantasy football drafts! One great option to look at in around the 5th round is Brandon Marshall of the Miami Dolphins; Brandon Marshall was a top 10 receiver when he played for the Broncos, but last year in his first year with the Dolphins, he dropped off drastically, but this year – with another year under his belt in this offense – he looks ready to have another big season, and he certainly provides great value so late in the draft! And if you are still thinking wide receivers in the 7th round, consider looking at Steve Smith of the Carolina Panthers; Steve Smith has been one of the best wide receivers in the NFL for several years, and while he has suffered from poor quarterback play over the last couple years, he certainly provides much higher upside than most of the other wide receivers you could take in the 7th round!