100 Fantasy Football Tips in 100 Days, Day 18: A Look at WR Aging By Size
From a recent RotoAcademy lesson:
The point of this lesson is to allow you to quickly visualize the difference in production between the biggest and smallest wide receivers. I charted fantasy production by age for two extremes—one group of receivers weighing in at 220 pounds or more, and the other at sub-190 pounds.
However, the results were collected from solely the top 100 fantasy wide receivers of the past decade. So we’re not looking at all players at the position, but rather the best of the best.
The big group dominates the small group, even though we’re looking only at the top receivers in the game, producing more average fantasy points at every single age from 22 to 35. The average difference per season is 45 points, while the average difference during the peak years—24 to 30—is 46 points. You can think of that as 220 extra yards and four extra touchdowns, which is pretty amazing.
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