Every summer, people slowly begin to prepare for their 2017 Fantasy Football drafts. I liken it to someone pushing a sled off the top of a hill that’s not that steep. At first, it’s a difficult push, over a flat terrain, but then, momentum builds and all of a sudden, the trees are whipping past you at break-neck speeds, until finally – your draft is behind you!
Start preparing now – or else you might hit a tree on the way down! … I’m horrible at analogies. I’m like a monkey at the opera … See?
8 Links to Stories on Fantasy Wide Receivers
Some of these articles have to do with rookies, some with rebound candidates, and some with disappointing veterans, but they all have to do with the Fantasy wide receivers position.
By Keith Lott of WeTalkFantasySports.com
Lott goes 90-deep on his wide receiver rankings, which should help those in even the largest of Fantasy leagues. His first rookie wide receiver is Corey Davis, at the 52nd spot, with Mike Williams a few spots below. I like Mike Williams a little better right now, but for keeper leagues, it’s tough to argue against Davis and Marcus Mariota’s future together! Editors Note: (Keep in mind that this article was written prior to the announcement about Williams needing season ending back surgery.)
By David Gonos of DavidGonos.com
Before we get too far down into the world of Fantasy Football draft prep for 2017, I thought we’d look back a quarter century and check out the 1992 Fantasy Football rankings! These rankings are very real, coming from my own personal Fantasy Football magazine collection! Can you name any of the top five wide receivers not named Jerry Rice? Remember that 1992 was just before Brett Favre exploded onto the scene, so no Sterling Sharpe as a top-five guy! There are two Andres, a Gary and a Mark, though!
By Frank Stampfl of RotoExperts.com
The Browns chose to sign Kenny Britt and let Pryor, the former quarterback coming off a career season with the Browns, sign with the Redskins. While Pryor certainly has a higher ADP, could Britt bring back better value as a later pick? Britt is also coming off a career year, and he had an even worse quarterback situation than Pryor did! Also, the RotoExperts Xclusive Edge Package just rolled out with a ton of valuable articles and tools.
By Adam Cahill of GridironExperts.com
We’ve been waiting on Parker for a couple years now, yet, injuries and inconsistency seem to have hobbled his Fantasy Football awesomeness. Can we consider Parker an undervalued player at this point? What does a “breakout” season mean for him? Cahill does a nice job of helping us understand how to assess a possible third-year wide receiver breakout.
By CGARRETT at DynastyFootballFactory.com
A “Devy” league is a certain kind of dynasty format that allows you to draft College Football players before they enter the NFL. In this article, we get a double-devy look at players that aren’t yet in College Football, making them great Devy prospects for next season! Warning: You won’t find a lot of 5-foot-9 wide receivers among this group.
By David Gonos of SportsGrid.com
Everybody loves a great Fantasy Football team name – and everybody seems to love/hate Donald Trump! So why not combine the two!?! Whether you’d rather go with “Trump Up the Volume” or “Lacy and the Trump,” or a more sinister “Move On Her Like a Mitch Trubisky,” there’s something here for every political Fantasy fan! There are some wide receiver related names in here, too!
By Robert Lorge of SoCalledFantasyExperts.com
Lorge lists several wideouts on the rise in this offseason, including two I’m very much in agreement with: DeAndre Hopkins and Breshad Perriman. He also shares a handful of wide receivers that have dropped (and continue to drop) in Fantasy value.
By Joe Bond of FantasySixPack.net
Cool piece that looks back at last year’s red-zone target numbers to point out some interesting tidbits that should affect our Fantasy play. For instance, the Giants added two new red-zone targets this offseason in Brandon Marshall and rookie TE Evan Engram, which could impact Odell Beckham Jr.’s red-zone usage.
Meanwhile … Over at FNTSY.com
Chris Meaney shares his top 10 wide receiver rankings for the 2017 Fantasy Football season – which has already been followed up all the way through the top 40! No surprise at the top, but I do think you’ll be surprised at who he has ranked 10th!
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