Fantasy Football: One Wide Receiver to Target in Each Round of Your Draft
My three-year-old son loves the zoo.
If he catches wind that his parents are merely discussing the idea of possibly going to the zoo at some time in the future, his energy level goes through the roof, to the point where we -- his parents -- have had to make up different terms to replace the word "zoo" so that we can talk about our plans for the day without injecting a Red Bull straight into our kid's veins.
It's like how a dog gets when his owner says "walk," and they hear the jingle of the leash.
And it's how I get when the calendar flips to August.
What an exciting time. Training camps are in full bloom, the preseason is under way and before you know it, you're going to be on the clock for your fantasy draft.
Are you ready?
If you're a degenerate, now is the time to put the final touches on a summer of work. All of the player news updates, sleeper stories, player-specific pieces and projections you've combed through have set you up for success.
Or maybe you’re just starting draft preparations. That's more than fine, and it means you're probably living a healthy lifestyle, one where you're not looking at preseason stats. Good for you.
No matter where you're at with your draft prep, we have tools that can assist you. We’ve put together an all-encompassing, fully-customizable draft kit that can help you cram for the big exam. We also have a sweet new Draft Kit app. You want to win your league, and we want you to win your league -- let's be besties.
This close to the start of the regular season, ADP data has pretty well sorted itself out, barring any (gasp) preseason injuries. While every draft is its own entity, we can fairly accurately predict, on average, which players will be available at various points throughout the draft.
That information can be invaluable. It can keep you from reaching for a player when chances are he’ll be available on your next turn, and it can also help you stay grounded if your league's draft runs amok.
With that in mind, let’s look at a receiver in each of the first 10 rounds who is worth targeting in your fantasy football draft. Here is the current average draft position data for wideouts in 12-team point-per-reception (PPR) leagues, via Fantasy Football Calculator, which is the basis for all ADP in this piece.