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With training camp around the corner, there are key questions to monitor at the wide receiver position. These questions may impact both season-long and dynasty leagues. Here are 14 questions to monitor at the wide receiver position.
Can Gabriel Davis capitalize?
Emmanuel Sanders remains unsigned, and the Bills cut Cole Beasley after the 2021 season. The team added Jamison Crowder on nearly a minimum deal and drafted Khalil Shakir on the third day of the NFL but did not otherwise do anything to block Gabriel Davis from taking the WR2 role in the offense. Can the playoff sensation turn his volume into a fantasy impact role? There is no one to stop him but himself.
Is Elijah Moore’s rookie season counterfeit?
Elijah Moore had a solid season and checked metric boxes putting him on the right track for future success. The team then selected Garrett Wilson in the first round of the NFL Draft, creating more competition at the wide receiver position. Can Moore sustain his role or does the selection of Wilson counterfeit his dynasty stock?
Miami’s trade for Tyreek Hill clouds the development of rookie sensation Jaylen Waddle. Can Tua Tagovailoa support two top 12 wide receivers? If not, who wins out in the competition for the WR1 role in Miami?
What is Amari Cooper’s volume?
Cleveland ran one of the more run-centric and slower offenses in 2021. How does that change with the addition of Amari Cooper and Deshaun Watson? The situation is clouded by the Deshaun Watson suspension uncertainty which may create value in Cooper if 130 targets are possible.
Does Ja'Marr Chase regress?
Ja'Marr Chase lived off big plays and long touchdowns in his breakout season in 2021, but only managed the 18th-most targets per game among wide receivers. Chase has the skill to be a major factor at the wide receiver position for years but is likely to regress on a per-target basis. Will his volume increase to make up the difference is a major question at the wide receiver position?
Does Rashod Bateman step forward?
Rashod Bateman enters his second season with a golden opportunity. Can he capitalize? Bateman struggled as a rookie in key metrics and that struggle is largely being overlooked after Marquise Brown was traded and opened a WR1 role in the offense. Bateman will need to take a major step forward in efficiency to capitalize.
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