Fantasy Football: One Wide Receiver to Target in Each Round of Your Draft
Last week, we put together a list of running backs to zero in on in each round of your fantasy football draft. Obviously, you won’t be drafting a running back with every pick, but it certainly helps to know who is typically available in each round and what backs are in a good spot to succeed.
Let’s do the same with receivers -- who have become increasingly valuable in recent years -- by looking at a wideout to target in each of the first 10 rounds.
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For this piece, we will be talking about point-per-reception (PPR) formats, and we'll use average draft position (ADP) data from Fantasy Football Calculator. ADP numbers are pretty well ironed out at this time of the year, barring any (gasp) preseason injuries. While every draft is different, we can fairly accurately predict, on average, which players will be available at various points throughout the draft.
With that in mind, let’s look at a wideout in each of the first 10 rounds who is worth targeting in your fantasy football draft.