As fans prep for the coming NFL season, fantasy football owners are diligently researching players for their upcoming drafts.
Since most leagues require two or three starting wide receivers plus a flex (running back, tight end, or wide receiver) option, fantasy owners need to know which wide receivers to target in the later rounds of drafts.
Knowing which receivers to take will allow you to go after better running backs earlier in the draft. Remember, always draft with a plan in mind.
Vincent Brown – San Diego Chargers wide receiver Vincent Brown could be one of the biggest value picks in the later rounds of standard 12 person fantasy drafts. With an ADP (Average Draft Position) of 113, he’s likely to be taken in the 10th round of most fantasy drafts.
With all the injuries the Chargers are grappling with, Brown has been pushed into a starting role opposite Malcom Floyd. To make things even more attractive for fantasy owners, quarterback Philip Rivers described Brown as “everything you’d ever want in a wide receiver.” Brown is injury prone so he does pose some risk for your team.
Kendall Wright – Titans wideout Kendall Wright posted 64 receptions for 626 yards and 4 touchdowns during his rookie year last season. While he is currently playing behind Kenny Britt, Wright possesses that big play potential and will quickly move into a more significant role in the Titans’ passing game.
Wright is currently dealing with a sprained knee, but it expected to be ready for Week 1 when the Titans take on the Steelers.
With an Average Draft Position (ADP) of 126 in standard 12 person leagues, he’s likely to be taken in the eleventh round of fantasy drafts. In point-per-reception (PPR) leagues Wright has much more value with an ADP of 107, projecting him to be taken in the ninth round of drafts.
DeAndre Hopkins – Houston Texans’ rookie wide receiver DeAndre Hopkins is set to start opposite Andre Johnson this season. In the preseason opener against the Vikings, he hauled in four passes for 52 yards and a touchdown. While he currently is recovering from a concussion, Hopkins will see favorable matchups with most teams focusing on Johnson. With an Average Draft position (ADP) of 116, he’s likely to be taken in the tenth round of most fantasy drafts.