100 Fantasy Football Tips in 100 Days, Day 41: The Value of Hitting on WRs
I was looking over some drafts I did in 2013 and I came across this one with the guys at 4for4.
It was pretty interesting to me because I absolutely tanked my early running back picks with C.J. Spiller and David Wilson. I hit on Gio Bernard, although it’s not like he would normally make up for big misses in two of the first three rounds of drafts last year.
But take a look at my wide receivers. Dez Bryant was arguably my third-best in that league because I hit on Josh Gordon (7th) and Alshon Jeffery (11th). This was a best-ball league, which is why I drafted Gordon so early despite knowing he was suspended. This is an aberration and I’d say 10 percent the result of skill and 90 percent me just getting lucky as shit, but I also landed Pierre Garcon and Marques Colston in this league.
Anyway, the point of this is to show you the value that wide receivers hold, particularly in best-ball formats, because of their week-to-week volatility. I think best-ball formats are a time to emphasize a high ceiling at all costs, opting for “risky” players who might drop, and that’s often the case at the wide receiver position.