When we head into our Fantasy Football drafts this season, it’s important not to avoid a player completely, and it’s just as important not to target a player no matter what.
Those are two ways you’ll guarantee missing out on good value or overpaying for a player.
So when we suggest these three wide receivers that happen to have good Fantasy strength of schedules according to their NFL team’s 2016 schedule.
This doesn’t mean you have to draft these players three rounds above their normal ADP, but it does mean you should keep this information in mind as you begin to decide between several different wide receivers near the same draft spot.
As we’ve mentioned before, there are some detractors to citing bad or good Fantasy strength of schedules, and RotoExperts writer Jake Ciely is firmly against it because he believes that last year doesn’t compare to the upcoming year the way many think it might, and both offenses and defenses will be much different. That’s true to a point, but defensive coordinators usually run the same defensive systems, and a defense might change a few players (going from bad to good or vice-versa), but it’s tough to say it will be completely different.
We’ve already discussed:
- Three Quarterbacks with Good Fantasy Strength of Schedules
- Three Running Backs with Good Fantasy Strength of Schedules
Last year, I cited three wide receivers in the NFC South division, Mike Evans, Julio Jones and Brandin Cooks, having three good 2016 Fantasy strength of schedules in 2015. But only Jones came through with big numbers, and the other two were as good as we expected normally, for different reasons. Even so, we also mentioned Jonathan Stewart as the running back with the best Fantasy strength of schedule for 2015, and he ended up rushing for the second-most yards of his career, despite playing just 13 games.
3 Wide Receivers with Good 2016 Fantasy Strength of Schedules
We use the Fantasy Strength of Schedule chart over at FFToolbox.com, and one of my favorite parts of it is that you can break it down by five-week segments, so you can see who has a good early or late schedule.
Before we get too far, though, I want you to understand that the teams with the three best Fantasy strength of schedules for wide receivers are Dallas, Pittsburgh and Cincinnati. But naming Dez Bryant, Antonio Brown and A.J. Green doesn’t seem real helpful to Fantasy owners. So we’re going with the next set.
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