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Preseason Fantasy Football Rankings: Wide Receivers

It was typical in drafts just a decade ago to not see a taken until the 3rd or even 4th rounds. Today, 75-percent of the players taken in the are .

The Strategy

As noted by Michael Salfino of Yahoo Fantasy Sports here, wide receivers carry much less risk for and regression than running backs do in 2016. Thus the rise of the Zero draft strategy.

In this strategy, the goal is to take wide receivers with at least your first three picks. Some like to do four of their top five. It's a bold and outside-the-box strategy.

In my fantasy football , , , and go in the top 3 every time. At times, I've even seen 6 WRs taken before , David Johnson, or Ezekiel Elliott.

Especially when considering PPR (points per reception), wide receivers are driving the fantasy football bus.

Don't let the old way rule you.

Here are some of my favorite late round wide receivers. , Marvin Jones, Phillip Dorsett, (NO), Richard Matthews, and Devin Funchess.

Fantasy Football - Fantasy Football Rankings: Wide ReceiverWide Receiver Rankings

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