Now that you have gotten your quarterback and running back situation under control, today we are going to discuss the speed demons. That’s right we are talking wide receivers. While you are looking for a wide receiver there are three things to keep in mind. The first thing you should look for is how many times your wide receiver is targeted per game. The more chances they get to handle the ball, the more likely they are to score points. Make sure if you are picking them early that they are the teams go to receiver. Secondly do they run well after the catch? In fantasy football you get 1 point per 10 yards receiving so you want to make sure that your wide receiver can run after the catch. Finally is your guy versatile. Does he run reverses or return kicks? Any extra ways to gain yards or score touchdowns is a plus.
Below I have compiled a list of the top 20 wide receivers to grab in the fantasy draft.
Receivers You Want To Get In the First Round
1 – Andre Johnson – Houston Texans – No doubt he will be targeted more than most and he is the playmaker for the Texans. Hold in high regard that Johnson is the cream of the crop at the wide receiver position.
2 – Larry Fitzgerald – Arizona Cardinals – Fitzgerald would normally be first on the board but with a new quarterback in town and two relatively new complimentary receivers this year should see a lag in Fitz’s numbers.