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WR equality...

Posted on: August 5, 2008 1:33 pm
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The elite may be special (due to talent or situations) but solid WR's (unlike TE's, QB's and RB's) are about a dime a dozen and always available after a week or two on waiver wires.

Concentrate on an elite pick (or two) WR early and then scale back to concentrate on more scarce talent pools before it's too late...

test this one out by week 3 and see if you can find 2 impact RB's (orTE or QB) on the waiver wire... hmmmm... yet there will be a dozen potential plug in WR's still settling in.

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Category: NFL
Tags: fantasy, WR
 
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Since: Apr 29, 2008
Posted on: November 1, 2008 11:11 am
 

WR equality...

To add further credibility and perspective for you... of the top 13 WRs taken in my primary league, only one of them has been a top and consistent scorer (Larry Fitz) and only a couple others warranting their draft position... WRs/TEs are very valuable... THE POINT IS that they are less reliable and more accessible in mid rounds than top RBs/QB's... and of course, there are NO sure bets, just observations but there is a reason why I won every league I entered last year and have overcome numerous bad breaks this year to be just behind the top team at the half way point (ie. as per CBS projections this week... I am starting the #1 QB in Warner (plus have Brees on the bench on his bye), 3 of the top 15 RB's (plus 2 studs on the bench), the top WR in Marshall and top WR "sleeper" in Avery, the top Kicker in Elam and a solid D/ST... playing against 11 guys who have had this league going since 1987 while I am in my 5th year.   I DO NOT have all the answers but am a former math teacher and sports writer so maybe I am just more driven to discover the small things that make big differences  (note that I am NOT referring to PPR leagues, btw... that does add value to receivers, of course).   Hope it helps you someday -Thanks for the feedback! (It's my first BLOG attempt) 



Since: Apr 29, 2008
Posted on: November 1, 2008 11:10 am
 

WR equality...

To add further credibility and perspective for you... of the top 13 WRs taken in my primary league, only one of them has been a top and consistent scorer (Larry Fitz) and only a couple others warranting their draft position... WRs/TEs are very valuable... THE POINT IS that they are less reliable and more accessible in mid rounds than top RBs/QB's... and of course, there are NO sure bets, just observations but there is a reason why I won every league I entered last year and have overcome numerous bad breaks this year to be just behind the top team at the half way point (ie. as per CBS projections this week... I am starting the #1 QB in Warner (plus have Brees on the bench on his bye), 3 of the top 15 RB's (plus 2 studs on the bench), the top WR in Marshall and top WR "sleeper" in Avery, the top Kicker in Elam and a solid D/ST... playing against 11 guys who have had this league going since 1987 while I am in my 5th year.   I DO NOT have all the answers but am a former math teacher and sports writer so maybe I am just more driven to discover the small things that make big differences  (note that I am NOT referring to PPR leagues, btw... that does add value to receivers, of course).   Hope it helps you someday -Thanks for the feedback! (It's my first BLOG attempt) 



Since: Oct 5, 2008
Posted on: October 7, 2008 9:41 pm
 

Other interesting observations about wideouts:

  • In Week 5, the ' didn't hit double-digit targets for the first time this season. Oh no! Cut him - but only if I have first waiver priority in your league.<o:p></o:p>
  • The ' was the target of one - ONE! - pass against the . The 'Skins still won, though. Is this offense that good? It might be, it might be.... Oh, and inconsistency has always been the name of Moss' game.<o:p></o:p>
  • In Week 5, rookie was active for the first time in his career and was the target of seven passes; he caught six of them, for 42 yards. This offense airs it out, and as long as receiver (head) is sidelined, no desert stone should go unturned. Who knows how long Q will be out....<o:p></o:p>
  • The ' deserves a much harder look, especially in PPR leagues. He leads this team in targets with seven per game in the past four weeks.<o:p></o:p>
  • may be turning his career around. The have targeted him 12.67 times per game in the past three games, tied for the league lead in that timeframe. There's no reason he should be available in any format.<o:p></o:p>
  • We've been hearing about the ' (knee), who had nine targets in Week 5, for the past couple of seasons. If he can stay healthy, he's a dynamite talent. With six looks last week, he leads the team in that category in the past two games. Too bad he has to share with a bunch of other underachieving receivers in J-ville. He's currently up in the air for Week 6, but keep tabs and grab him if he's healthy. Stash him if you have the room. <o:p></o:p>
  • The Vikes' (knee) was a nice little sleeper entering the year, but appears to be developing quite a rapport with Frerotte. Wade received another 11 looks in Week 5, giving him eight per game in the three weeks Frerotte has been under center. He has amassed 18 receptions for 174 yards in that time.<o:p></o:p>
  • In the absence of top man (boy, that sounds weird), the ' was targeted nine times. We had been hearing that he was perhaps the most impressive receiver in camp. That didn't mean much in the offseason, but now that quarterback has attempted 33.5 passes per game in the past four weeks....<o:p></o:p>
  • Former favorite sleeper , of the , saw eight looks, twice as many as he had seen in any other week, in Week 5. (knee) once again sat this one out.<o:p></o:p>
  • We had been told to look for the to look ' way a good bit, but was the man who tied Mason for the team lead in targets in Week 5. Fantasy owners should watch this situation, but until someone emerges or Mason gets shut down, stay away.<o:p></o:p>
  • The ' finally had a game fantasy owners could be proud of. Much like Ocho Cinco, though, Driver is becoming tough to rely on if he's only getting 6.25 targets per game, like he has in the past four games.

Just Sayin'
-V-



Since: Apr 6, 2008
Posted on: September 20, 2008 3:24 pm
 

WR equality...

"The elite may be special (due to talent or situations) but solid WR's (unlike TE's, QB's and RB's) are about a dime a dozen and always available after a week or two on waiver wires." -- couldn't be further from the truth.  Top flight RBs (Stewart, Turner, J. Jones) and QBs (Warner, Rivers, Rogers) can be had in mid to late rounds, while the elite WRs, the most productive players in PPR leagues especially, must be grabbed in the first few rounds.



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