Fantasy football wide receivers might just be the most important part of your team. When should you take your star receiver?
In a pass dominant fantasy football league, owners are going to have to have at least one star wide receiver for their team. Running backs used to run the league, but with the way the NFL has evolved into a pass-happy league, it’s all about making that one big play.
Unlike running backs, a wide receiver’s production highly falls into the quarterback’s hands (literally). The quarterback doesn’t have to be great, but you have to factor in the amount of risks he takes and touchdowns he throws throughout games.
Factoring in the opponents defense is also a good tactic, as a team will likely put their best cornerback on the opposing team’s best receiver. Sometimes, the best receiver might even be double teamed.
With this top 15, we’re looking for consistency and who’s a constant threat each week. You should secure a top tier wide receiver early and build from there, but with potentially three spots to fill, I wouldn’t wait too long to lock in those picks.
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