Fantasy football drafts are all about maximizing value at each spot, whether that means reaching for your guy or picking that stud who looks to be falling for no obvious reason. In this new series, I’ve taken a look at groups of 3 players with similar current ADPs and have selected the one I’d be picking if it was me on the clock.
Which wide receiver are you taking at the backend of the second round: Amari Cooper (2.10), Kenny Golladay (2.11), or Mike Evans (2.11)?
I’m drafting: Kenny Golladay
Golladay’s breakout continued in 2019, as he finished as the WR9 despite losing Matthew Stafford for the second half of the season. Golladay finished with 15.5 points per game, up from 13.8 in 2018, and on five fewer receptions than in 2018, showing what an explosive player he has turned into. There maybe a slight concern about repeating his 11 touchdowns from last year, but a healthy Stafford will mean Golladay can challenge for a place at the receiver top table.
When it comes to Mike Evans, I just can’t see him repeating his WR4 points per games from 2019 (17.9), as the Bucs’ attack wont be the same ‘bombs away’ offense with Tom Brady at quarterback rather than Jameis Winston. Throw in the addition of Rob Gronkowski and I think you’ll see a more spread out attack, which though will probably be great to watch, will be frustrating as a fantasy owner of the any Buccaneers’ skill players in 2020.
Amari Cooper has the capacity to overachieve his ADP as the Cowboys’ offense looks to be just as potent in 2020. The CeeDee Lamb draft pick shouldn’t impact Cooper’s production too much as Randall Cobb had over 80 targets as the WR3 for the Cowboys, leaving Cooper open for 100+ targets again. My main concern with Cooper is his consistency as he is the most volatile of any of the top 25 receivers over the last three years in his production, with a standard deviation of 12.8 vs Evans at 10.2 and Golladay and impressive 8.6.
Which receiver are you picking?
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