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It is pretty clear that drafters are going to emphasize the wide receiver position this year over most other options. We have scratched the surface of wide receiver strategy, so let's dig a little deeper and start to fill out the position. We'll do this with a couple of questions.
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
For your WR3, where is your cutoff for an acceptable final starter? Our salary cap values have a tier break around WR34. The next tier goes down to WR54. How low will you go to get that final starting wide receiver?
Jason Wood: Ideally, I'm coming away with three receivers in the Top 27. Drake London (WR27 in our values) is my cutoff for starters. I'm excited to roster and see little risk of disappointment, barring injury. If the plan falls through, I'll ensure I have my third and fourth receivers by the point we're at WR36.
Andrew Davenport: I don't even want to go as low as Moore at WR31. I prefer to get three guys from roughly the Top 20 wide receivers. That's not a hard and fast rule, and I'll adjust on the fly, but I'm absolutely aiming to, at minimum, have a guy like Christian Kirk or Deebo Samuel be my WR3 in order to give my roster the pop I want it to have.
Jeff Bell: My Plan A is to add two of the top tiers of wide receivers along with a Hero RB as the backbone of my team. Executing that means you are scrounging a bit at RB2 and WR3, targeting high upside depth pieces at a value. Missing on that tier for WR2 opens up to add more. Ideally, adding three players in the WR2-WR3 tier to ensure injuries or byes are covered is the preferred method, creating more production in aggregate by avoiding weak points.
Do you try to fill your flex with a wide receiver? If so, how much will you spend for your flex wide receiver?
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