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After discussing quarterback and running back strategy it is pretty clear that drafters are going to emphasize the wide receiver position this year over most other options. Let's find out how much.
Drafters believe there is a clear Top 2 this year with Justin Jefferson and Ja'Marr Chase, and they command more than $55 in almost every salary cap draft room. The next tier has Cooper Kupp (assuming his hamstring injury is, in fact, minor) and Tyreek Hill, and there is a significant discount ($5-$8) to chase the second tier.
Will you go after Jefferson and Chase this year? Do you prefer the next couple of tiers? Or will you feel more comfortable not chasing the top guys at all?
Note: All answers assume the following criteria:
- Start 1 QB, 2 RBs, 3 WRs, 1 TE
- 4-point passing TDs
- Full PPR
- $200 cap
- 12 teams
Ben Cummins: I’m going after Jefferson and Chase in full PPR. They’re both elite, and I’m taking advantage of the auction/salary format that allows me to grab one of them. This plays into the stars-and-scrubs strategy I typically deploy in this format.
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