See the RB Role Matrix here.
This series distills NFL charts into easily digestible fantasy football information for opportunity and upside. In this installment, wide receivers are the featured position.
The optimal trio of traits for high-end fantasy wide receivers is the receiver talent level, strong quarterback attachment, and a lack of competition for wide receiver targets. Here is the list of offenses and receivers to qualify:
This quintet has minimal concerns about any of the three qualifiers. Hopkins has the most questionable quarterback of the bunch as Kyler Murray has been an average-ish NFL passer to date while fueling his fantasy stature with his rushing prowess. Having multiple of these receivers is an optimal duo for 2021 fantasy rosters.
Both Adams and Thomas have some aspect of quarterback risk but qualify in spades as an elite fantasy option. Will Aaron Rodgers ultimately play for Green Bay this season? As for Thomas, Jameis Winston has fueled strong fantasy production in the past with Tampa Bay but has job security questions two seasons removed (and one team removed) from his last stable stint as a starter.
The (Potentially) Ugly