Dec 23, 2012; Pittsburgh, PA, USA; Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Antonio Brown catches a 60-yard touchdown pass against the Cincinnati Bengals during the first half of the game at Heinz Field. Mandatory Credit: Jason Bridge-USA TODAY Sports

Fantasy Football Wide Receivers: The Deepest Position of Value


Not gonna lie. Wide receivers are my absolute favorite draft value of Fantasy Football. Every year there are tier 5 receivers who end up in the top 15 of WR fantasy football points. The keys to selecting the surprise value picks are having up-to-date draft information, understanding the system the WR plays in, strength of schedule vs. the pass and most of all, not being afraid to stick with your draft board. Afterall, the experts struggle with WR projections. Check out a sample of the top 25 WR FF Projections 2012 vs. 2012 actual results in a standard FF scoring league. http://sports.espn.go.com/fantasy/football/ffl/story?page=NFLDK2K12ranksWR

Actual FF Results Player 2012 Projection
1 Calvin Johnson 1
2 Brandon Marshall 12
3 Dez Bryant 15
4 A.J. Green 9
5 Demaryius Thomas 24
6 Vincent Jackson 18
7 Eric Decker 26
14 Michael Crabtree 37
15 Reggie Wayne 39
16 James Jones 55
17 Mike Williams 48
18 Randall Cobb 59
19 Steve Smith 14
20 Lance Moore 35
21 Steve Johnson 22
22 Cecil Shorts III 137
23 Torrey Smith 30
24 T.Y. Hilton 119

Maybe shaking up those expert WR projections is not such a bad idea.

WR Ranking 2013 (posted 8-29-2013)

PLAYER BYE
1 CALVIN JOHNSON 9
2 DEZ BRYANT 11
3 AJ GREEN 12
4 JULIO JONES 6
5 BRANDON MARSHALL 8
6 DEMARYIUS THOMAS 9
7 ANDRE JOHNSON 8
8 LARRY FITZGERALD 9
9 VINCENT JACKSON 5
10 RANDALL COBB 4
11 RODDY WHITE 6
12 VICTOR CRUZ 9
13 MARQUES COLSTON 7
14 PIERRE GARCON 5
15 DANNY AMENDOLA 10
16 ANTONIO BROWN 5
17 DESEAN JACKSON 12
18 WES WELKER 9
19 TORREY SMITH 8
20 REGGIE WAYNE 8
21 DEWAYNE BOWE 10
22 MILES AUSTIN 11
23 ANQUAN BOLDIN 9
24 MIKE WALLACE 6
25 GOLDEN TATE 12
26 JORDY NELSON 4
27 CECIL SHORTS III 9
28 STEVE SMITH 4
29 MIKE WILLIAMS 5
30 LANCE MOORE 7
31 KENBRELL THOMPKINS 10
32 CHRIS GIVENS 11
33 DENADRE HOPKINS 8
34 GREG JENNINGS 5
35 EMMANUEL SANDERS 5
36 STEVE JOHNSON 12
37 TAVON AUSTIN 11
38 ERIC DECKER 9
39 KENNY BRITT 8
40 JAMES JONES 4
41 JOSH GORDON (SUS) 4
42 MICHAEL FLOYD 9
43 TY HILTON 8
44 DONNIE AVERY 10
46 JUSTIN BLACKMON (SUS) 9
47 ALSHON JEFFERY 8
48 MOHAMMED SANU 12
49 VINCENT BROWN 8
49 JACOBY JONES 8
50 DARRIUS HEYWARD-BEY 8
51 MALCOLM FLOYD (INJ) 8
52 GREG LITTLE 10
53 DENARIUS MOORE 7
54 REUBEN RANDLE 9
55 LEONARD HANKERSON 5
56 CORDARELLE PATERSON 5
57 JEREMY KERLEY 10
58 SANTONIO HOLMES (INJ) 10
59 RILEY COOPER 12
60 RYAN BROYLES 9
61 BRANDON LAFELL 4
62 ROBERT WOODS 12
63 KENDALL WRIGHT 8
64 KEENAN ALLEN 8
65 JERMAINE KEARSE 12
66 SANTANA MOSS 5
67 KENNY STILLS 7
68 NATE BURLESON 9
69 DAVONE BESS 10
70 BRIAN HARTLINE 6
71 SIDNEY RICE (INJ) 12
72 BRANDON GIBSON 6
73 AARON DOBSON 10
74 DOUG BALDWIN 12
75 STEPHEN HILL 10
76 ANDRE ROBERTS 9
77 QUINTON PATTON 9
78 MICHAEL CRABTREE (INJ) 9

 

 

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