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Fantasy Football: Here’s What a Top Wide Receiver Looks Like

Thursday, May 15, 2014 @ 11:05 AM EDT - by C.D. Carter -

C.D. Carter is a reporter, author of zombie stories, writer for The Fake Football and XN Sports. Fantasy Sports Writers Association member. His work  has been featured in the New York Times.


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mjreardon62
mjreardon62

Question re: the last lines: I think good process in fantasy football includes prioritizing receivers who are taller and weigh more than the average NFL wideout. The above table agrees with me.

Do you happen to know what the average NFL wideout measures at?

SigmundBloom
SigmundBloom

@CDCarter13 the right question isnt "do big WRs or non-big WRs do better" its "is it more profitable to draft big or non-big WRs"

SigmundBloom
SigmundBloom

@CDCarter13 most of those big WRs that finished in the top 12 in 2013 were drafted in the top 12

SigmundBloom
SigmundBloom

@CDCarter13 here's an interesting exercise - avg ht/wt of the WRs outproduced ADP by the largest amounts in 2013

ScottSmith610
ScottSmith610

@CDCarter13 I agree...been reading a lot in prep of tweaking the fantasy footprint...BMI keeps revealing itself as important as well

CDCarter13
CDCarter13

@SigmundBloom So it's not like all the WRs who make up that average size were drafted high and simply met their value.

CDCarter13
CDCarter13

@SigmundBloom To your first point: I'd point to Gordon, Decker, Alshon and Jordy as examples of big WRs who proved giant values in 2013.

CDCarter13
CDCarter13

@SigmundBloom No doubt. I'll look into that. 2010 and 2011 had a lot of outlier small-ish WRs who proved to be huge draft day values, fwiw.

SigmundBloom
SigmundBloom

@CDCarter13 but without a doubt, most of the "hits" from 7th rd on WRs were big. if we're talking 4th-6th, more of a big/small mix

SigmundBloom
SigmundBloom

@CDCarter13 that being said, there are still plenty of misses among big WR in same range- britt, williams, austin, hopkins, etc

SigmundBloom
SigmundBloom

@CDCarter13 you're right, and i think the numbers would bear out that big WRs have higher ceilings overall

justinbonnema
justinbonnema

@CDCarter13 I forgot Hakeem Nicks ended up with the Colts. However, I see me taking cheap shots on Rogers in DFS.

CDCarter13
CDCarter13

@justinbonnema Me too, if he can even get on the field. Even late last year he was only running ~18 routes per game. Sighsighsigh.

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