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 would you take in the sixth round: Terry McLaurin (6.04), Marquise Brown (6.07) or Jarvis Landry (6.07)
I’m drafting: Terry McLaurin
An interesting trio here, comprised of two young number one receivers and one fantasy stalwart. Starting with Scary Terry, he made the absolute most of his opportunity in Washington as a rookie, finishing the season with 58 catches for 919 yards and 7 touchdowns, including five in his opening five games. He finished in the top-30 receivers in fantasy with a solid 13.7 points per game. He caught passes from three different quarterbacks in 2019, but Washington look set to stick with Dwayne Haskins, who McLaurin averaged 18.4 points per game with in their final three games together last season. McLaurin enters his second season as the number one receiver on the depth chart and I’m banking on 120+ targets and a top-15 finish in fantasy.
Hollywood Brown burst onto the scene as a rookie with a 30.7 point haul against the Dolphins in his first game and it looked like the first round pick the Ravens spent on him was a stroke of genius. That however was a high-water mark and in 14 games, Brown only got double digit fantasy points in four further games, finishing with 10.5 points per game. He played the season with a screw in his foot after Lisfranc surgery and so with that no longer holding him back, Brown could be in for a big second season. He still projects as the number two option in the Ravens’ passing attack behind Mark Andrews, but his explosive skill set should mean more of the big plays he showed as a rookie. In best ball he’s a great option as he can go off in any given week, but the inconsistency in what projects to continue to be an extremely run heavy attack will make me pass in the sixth round in redraft and start up dynasty leagues.
Finally onto Jarvis Landry and one of the most consistent fantasy receivers of the last 10 years and someone who is coming off a record season where he finished as the WR12 with 14.8 points per game, outscoring his BFF OBJ in the process. Though with additional options in the passing attack, and a healthy (at the moment) Beckham in the Browns line up, Landry will always have that safe floor of 80+ receptions and around 1000 yards and is the perfect WR2/Flex for your roster. He just doesn’t offer the same upside as McLaurin and that’s why I’m drafting Scary Terry in Round 6.
Which receiver would you draft to start the 6th round?
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