Pass Catcher Selection
Pass catchers (wide receivers and tight ends) are the most inconsistent players in weekly fantasy football due to their limited number of opportunities in the course of a game. Most WR1s see on average eight to 10 targets per game. Once we get down to WR3s and TEs, the number drops off significantly. When you have only a few chances to score fantasy points each game, your production is obviously going to be volatile week to week.
This is why I am such a believer in paying up at wide receiver. If we can find consistent production in the mid to low tiers of quarterbacks and running backs, then we should pay up for the more consistent wide receivers in the NFL, especially in cash games. Even the dinosaurs who play season-long leagues are adopting this approach. They are selecting receivers over running backs in the first rounds of their drafts.
As I have mentioned previously, pricing dictates everything in DFS. However, when it comes to wide receivers, I am the least price-sensitive. I am willing to pay top dollar for a superstar receiver in a standout matchup. Not only do wide receivers have immense upside, but players like Antonio Brown and Julio Jones also have incredibly high floors. That can’t be said about many receivers in the NFL.
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