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When addressing your dynasty problem, your solution should be proportionate to the size of your problem. At the wide receiver position, there can be three levels of solutions: small measures, half measures, and full measures.
If you have a wide receiver problem on your dynasty team, ask yourself if you actually need to address the position. Our running back article discussed converting wide receiver depth to running back functionality to address both your running back and your flex positions.
If you feel you need a cheap improvement at the wide receiver position, stop and ask yourself if you actually do. Specifically, ask yourself how the roster move will improve the wide receivers in your lineup. If you cannot improve multiple points per game by adding a wide receiver, your addition of the wide receiver is just creating more roster fodder.
This way, small measures should be cautious at the wide receiver position. Since the hit rate is low on cheap wide receivers, using the waiver wire or taking a specific bet on a specific wide receiver in a trade down during the rookie draft season is the best option.
If you must take a small measure, your best bet is to try and stream the position during the season.
If you are looking to make a fix at the wide receiver position, the hole at the position can best be fixed by increasing your projected targets. Fixing the wide receiver position is doable on the cheap if you are focused on increasing the number of targets in your lineup and not worried about the future market valuation of the players. Veterans with good target shares or roles in the offense are great examples.
There can be a sliding scale for these wide receivers. Wide receivers on the cheap scale include Tyler Lockett, Adam Thielen, and Jarvis Landry are all current examples of wide receivers with more than six targets per game in 2021 who are available outside the top 40 wide receivers in startup drafts.
Recent trades for veterans include:
- Teddy Bridgewater for Tyler Lockett
- 2.08 for Tyler Lockett
- 4.04 for Jarvis Landry
- Kenneth Gainwell to Adam Thielen
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