Fantasy Football Show: 5 Cheap, Must-Draft Wide Receivers

RADIO.COM Sports
July 30, 2019 - 9:51 am

Finding value in your fantasy football drafts is the fastest way to build one of the strongest rosters in your league en route to a championship run.

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At the wide receiver position, most people these days simply look at targets as the standard measure of opportunity. However, the fantasy industry has evolved to the point where receivers with the most projected targets gravitate up draft rankings, which get passed on to everybody else in your league.

At the wide receiver position, most people these days simply look at targets as the standard measure of opportunity. However, the fantasy industry has evolved to the point where receivers with the most projected targets gravitate up draft rankings, which get passed on to everybody else in your league.

Watch NFL games now on fuboTV.

The likely high-volume receivers won’t slip down draft boards anymore.

So where do we gain an edge?

We try to find players who have been highly efficient in the past but could see more opportunity and target volume in the present, thanks to changes in their team’s depth chart or offensive system.

How do we measure high efficiency? Fantasy points per target - players who are generating the most fantasy scoring with each opportunity they are thrown to by their quarterback.

In Episode 2 of the RADIO.COM Sports Fantasy Football Show, we look at five cheap, must-draft wide receivers you may regret passing on in drafts in 2019.

Watch the video above for these five must-draft players that fit that mold, and won’t cost you a pick in the first three rounds of your drafts.

Towards the end of the show, Matthew Freedman from The Action Network and editor-in-chief at Fantasy Labs joins the show to weigh in on two of his favorite values at the wide receiver position, as well as what statistics/metrics he uses to find value at receiver in fantasy drafts.

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