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Best WRs to Draft in Rounds 2 and 3 (06/04 Fantasy Football Podcast)

Best WRs to Draft in Rounds 2 and 3 (06/04 Fantasy Football Podcast)

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The Fantasy Football Today podcast dives into the rankings of wide receivers 10 through 18 in full PPR, providing a comprehensive analysis of each player's strengths and weaknesses. The hosts discuss Chris Olave's potential for a breakout season with a new offensive coordinator, Drake London's upside with a quarterback upgrade, Jalen Waddle's injury concerns, Michael Pittman's target volume, Devante Adams' age and potential decline, Mike Evans' touchdown dependency, Brandon Aiyuk's target share, Nico Collins' efficiency, and Deebo Samuel's versatility. They also touch upon the impact of new offensive coordinators and quarterbacks on these players' fantasy prospects. The podcast concludes with a discussion about the top eight wide receivers in the league and the potential for players like Drake London and Chris Olave to crack that elite group.

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00:00:00
Introduction

This Chapter introduces the Fantasy Football Today podcast from CBS Sports and sets the stage for the discussion on wide receiver rankings.

00:00:25
Wide Receiver Rankings: 10-18

This Chapter delves into the rankings of wide receivers 10 through 18 in full PPR, analyzing the pros and cons of each player, including Chris Olave, Drake London, Jalen Waddle, Michael Pittman, Devante Adams, Mike Evans, Brandon Aiyuk, Nico Collins, and Deebo Samuel.

00:55:00
Softball Story and Parenting Question

This Chapter features a humorous anecdote about a softball game and a parenting question about a 12-year-old son who has the opportunity to play on a Little League World Series eligible team.

Keywords

Fantasy Football Today
Fantasy Football Today is a popular podcast and television show produced by CBS Sports that provides analysis and insights on fantasy football.

Chris Olave
Chris Olave is a wide receiver for the New Orleans Saints. He was drafted by the Saints in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft. Olave is known for his speed and route-running ability.

Drake London
Drake London is a wide receiver for the Atlanta Falcons. He was drafted by the Falcons in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft. London is a big, physical receiver with a strong catch radius.

Jalen Waddle
Jalen Waddle is a wide receiver for the Miami Dolphins. He was drafted by the Dolphins in the first round of the 2021 NFL Draft. Waddle is known for his speed and elusiveness.

Michael Pittman Jr.
Michael Pittman Jr. is a wide receiver for the Indianapolis Colts. He was drafted by the Colts in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Pittman is a big, physical receiver with a strong catch radius.

Devante Adams
Devante Adams is a wide receiver for the Las Vegas Raiders. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the second round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Adams is a highly skilled receiver with a strong track record of success.

Mike Evans
Mike Evans is a wide receiver for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He was drafted by the Buccaneers in the first round of the 2014 NFL Draft. Evans is a big, physical receiver with a strong catch radius and a knack for scoring touchdowns.

Brandon Aiyuk
Brandon Aiyuk is a wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers. He was drafted by the 49ers in the first round of the 2020 NFL Draft. Aiyuk is a versatile receiver who can play both inside and outside.

Nico Collins
Nico Collins is a wide receiver for the Houston Texans. He was drafted by the Texans in the third round of the 2021 NFL Draft. Collins is a big, physical receiver with a strong catch radius.

Deebo Samuel
Deebo Samuel is a wide receiver for the San Francisco 49ers. He was drafted by the 49ers in the second round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Samuel is a versatile player who can line up both as a wide receiver and a running back.

Q&A

  • What are the pros and cons of Chris Olave as a fantasy football player?

    Chris Olave's pros include his potential for a breakout season with a new offensive coordinator, his ability to make plays down the field, and his likely role as the Saints' number one target. His cons include the Saints' run-heavy offense, the inconsistency of quarterback Derek Carr, and the possibility of limited touchdown opportunities.

  • What are the factors that make Drake London a potential breakout candidate?

    Drake London's potential for a breakout season is fueled by the addition of Kirk Cousins at quarterback, the arrival of Zach Robinson as offensive coordinator, and the opportunity to play in an offense that will throw the ball more frequently. He also has the size and skillset to be a red zone threat.

  • What are the concerns surrounding Jalen Waddle's fantasy value?

    Jalen Waddle's fantasy value is impacted by his injury history, the presence of Tyreek Hill, and the addition of new receivers Odell Beckham Jr. and Malik Washington. While he has shown the ability to be a dynamic playmaker, his reliance on big plays and limited touchdown opportunities are concerns.

  • Why is Michael Pittman Jr. a risky fantasy pick despite his target volume?

    Michael Pittman Jr. is a risky fantasy pick because of the uncertainty surrounding quarterback Anthony Richardson's development, the presence of other receiving threats like Alec Pierce and Josh Downs, and his lack of efficiency as a receiver. While he is likely to be the Colts' target leader, his touchdown potential is limited.

  • What are the factors that could lead to a decline in Devante Adams' fantasy production?

    Devante Adams' age (31 years old), the addition of Brock Bowers to the Raiders' offense, and the uncertainty at quarterback are factors that could lead to a decline in his fantasy production. While he is still a top-tier receiver, his upside is limited compared to younger players.

  • Why is Mike Evans a risky fantasy pick despite his impressive resume?

    Mike Evans' age (31 years old), his touchdown dependency, and the possibility of a more balanced Tampa Bay offense are concerns for his fantasy value. While he has a high floor, his potential for a significant decline in production is a risk.

  • What are the challenges facing Brandon Aiyuk, Nico Collins, and Deebo Samuel in terms of fantasy production?

    Brandon Aiyuk, Nico Collins, and Deebo Samuel are all talented receivers, but they face challenges in terms of target share. The 49ers' offense is crowded with talent, and the addition of rookie receiver Ricky Pearsall could further limit their opportunities. While they have the potential for big plays, their target volume is a concern.

  • What are the key factors to consider when ranking wide receivers in fantasy football?

    Key factors to consider when ranking wide receivers in fantasy football include target share, efficiency, touchdown potential, offensive system, quarterback play, and injury history. It's important to weigh these factors carefully to determine a player's overall fantasy value.

  • What are the top eight wide receivers in the league, and who has the potential to crack that elite group?

    The top eight wide receivers in the league are considered to be Justin Jefferson, Ja'Marr Chase, A.J. Brown, Cooper Kupp, Stefon Diggs, Tyreek Hill, Davante Adams, and CeeDee Lamb. Players like Chris Olave and Drake London have the potential to crack that elite group based on their talent and offensive situations.

  • What is the significance of the Little League World Series, and why is it a valuable experience for young baseball players?

    The Little League World Series is a prestigious tournament for young baseball players, offering a chance to compete at the highest level of youth baseball. It provides a valuable experience for players, exposing them to intense competition, professional coaching, and the opportunity to play on a national stage.

Show Notes

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You may have a tough call to make in Rounds 2 and 3 if you're looking at wide receivers. Do you draft Drake London? Chris Olave? Nico Collins? Davante Adams? One of the 49ers WRs? We'll take a look at WRs 10-18 in Jamey's rankings and give you pros and cons for all of them. First, we have some intro questions about the WR rankings (3:30 ) and news and notes (6:00 ) ... Pros and cons for Chris Olave (12:30 ), Drake London (18:40 ), Jaylen Waddle (24:35 ) and Michael Pittman (29:05 ). Are these guys high floor WRs or high ceiling WRs? Is Pittman enough of a playmaker? ... Pros and cons for Davante Adams (34:45 ), Mike Evans (39:45 ) and the trio of Nico Collins/Brandon Aiyuk/Deebo Samuel (44:35 ). We get into targets vs. efficiency and also detail how the rankings change in different scoring formats ... Email us at fantasyfootball@cbsi.com

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