Wide Receivers Updates, News, & Research

Adams, D. – GB (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Davante Adams, WR, Green Bay Packers (6/23) Advice: Adams has been arguably the best receiver in football over the past three seasons and should be the first receiver selected on Draft Day. Adams is worth a first-round pick in any league where catches count and an early second in non-PPR. Over the past three seasons he’s averaged 121 catches, 1,466 yards, and 14 touchdowns per 16 games. In 2020 he was 3.7 PPR Fantasy points per game better than the No. 2 wide receiver, Tyreek Hill. There should be little doubt Adams will be among the league leaders in targets, catches, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns as long as he stays healthy. The only possible concern for Adams would be the chance the Aaron Rodgers forces his way out of Green Bay. In that scenario, Adams could fall outside of the top five Fantasy receivers. Even at 28, Adams is in the conversation for the No. 1 Dynasty receiver, but that probably won’t be the case after 2021. In other words, if you’re not a contender, this is the prime time to sell Adams in a Dynasty league. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 1.01 — 2.02
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Agholor, N. – NE (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Nelson Agholor, WR, New England Patriots (6/23) Advice: Can Nelson Agholor turn his upstart 2020 with the Raiders into an even bigger season with the Patriots? The odds seem long. Despite posting or matching career-highs in yardage, yards per catch and touchdowns, Agholor is now part of a crowded receiving corps attached to a quarterback quandary. Cam Newton threw just eight touchdowns in 15 games last season and has been above 25 passing scores once in his storied career. It’ll either be him or Alabama rookie Mac Jones firing downfield. And if that doesn’t spook you, then Agholor’s prior five seasons with under 800 yards — and four with four or fewer scores — will. Expecting Agholor to somehow improve on his 11.1 PPR points per game in the Patriots offense feels farfetched. At best, Agholor is worth a pick after 120th overall as a bench receiver. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 10.05 — 15.12
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Born: May 24, 1993, Lagos, Nigeria

Aiyuk, B. – SF (WR)

Brandon Aiyuk Fantasy Football Outlook (2021) (7/1) Advice: Aiyuk had a very solid rookie season, with 60 catches for 748 yards. But his production came mostly when both Deebo Samuel and George Kittle were out of the lineup. That’s not to take anything away from Aiyuk’s talent – he can play outside or in the slot with ease (79% outside, 21% slot last year), and he’s an excellent route-runner and fit for Kyle Shanahan’s offense. He can and should be drafted as a borderline WR2. But the fact is that both Samuel and Kittle will command a significant target share, and the 49ers’ quarterback situation is in flux. Aiyuk should be very solid this season, but unless there’s an injury again to Samuel and/or Kittle, his upside is a bit capped. (FantasyPros.com)
ADP: 1.03 — 7.05
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Born: March 17, 1998, Rocklin, CA

Allen, K. – LAC (WR)

Keenan Allen Fantasy Football Outlook (2021) (7/9) Advice: Would you believe me if I told you that Keenan Allen failed to record 1,000 yards last season? It’s true. Despite seeing 147 targets (5th in NFL), he finished with 992 yards (17th among wide receivers). The Chargers offense is surely going to change with Anthony Lynn out of the picture, so the hope should be that they’ll utilize Allen down the field just a tad more to increase his numbers. The good news is that Justin Herbert clearly found his “go-to” receiver, targeting Allen 10-plus times on 10 separate occasions. He’s an extremely safe WR2 based on volume alone, though it may be tough for him to get into the top-tier WR1 conversation seeing he’s never scored more than eight touchdowns. (FantasyPros.com)
ADP: 1.12 — 3.10
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Born: April 27, 1992, Greensboro, NC

Anderson, R. – Car (WR)

Robby Anderson Fantasy Football Outlook (2021) (7/9) Advice: It’s odd to say, but Anderson was somewhat of a Jarvis Landry-type fantasy asset last year. He finished with more than 15.5 half PPR points just twice, but he also scored fewer than 8.0 half PPR points just four times, offering a level of consistency we hadn’t seen out of him. It’s because they used him in the possession-style role with a shorter average depth of target than he was getting with the Jets. The Panthers lost Curtis Samuel in free agency, but gained Terrace Marshall in the draft, and will get Christian McCaffrey back from injury, so the loss of Samuel doesn’t do a whole lot for projections. D.J. Moore started coming on more as the year went on, though the switch to Sam Darnold could prove to be a good thing for Anderson, who was Darnold’s teammate with the Jets. It’s still the same offense, and Anderson proved he’s able to contribute in a big way, making him somewhat of a safe WR3/4 option with WR2 upside should Darnold favor him as the top option. (FantasyPros.com)
ADP: 4.12 — 9.08
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Born: May 9, 1993, Teaneck, NJ

Bateman, Bal (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Rashod Bateman, WR, Baltimore Ravens (6/23) Advice: Rashod Bateman was the Ravens’ first selection in the 2021 draft and should instantly compete with Marquise Brown to be the team’s No. 1 receiver. Bateman’s best value is in Dynasty, where he’s a high upside bench receiver worth a rookie pick early in the second round. The Ravens’ low pass volume will make it tough for Bateman to contribute to your Fantasy team in 2021, but if he beats out Brown, he could be a boom-or-bust No. 3 receiver. Target him in the final rounds of your redraft league, but he’ll be one of the first players you drop if he remains behind Brown. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 5.08 — 15.10
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Beasley, C. – Buf (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Cole Beasley, WR, Buffalo Bills (6/23) Advice: Cole Beasley just had a career season in 2020, and he should once again be productive this year. He’s worth drafting with a late-round pick in all leagues, with his value higher in PPR. Last season, Beasley set career highs in targets (107), catches (82) and yards (967), and he also scored four touchdowns. He did this while playing through a fracture in his leg to close the season. He should be 100 percent healthy to open training camp, and Beasley should be No. 2 on the team in targets behind Stefon Diggs, even with the addition of receiver Emmanuel Sanders. Beasley is a trusted weapon for Josh Allen, which has proven to be a good commodity for Fantasy managers. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 7.01 — 11.11
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Born: April 26, 1989, Houston, TX

Beckham Jr., O. – Cle (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Odell Beckham, WR, Cleveland Browns (6/23) Advice: Once a megastar, Odell Beckham is now no more than a No. 3 Fantasy receiver who shouldn’t be drafted before Round 7. Beckham is working his way back from yet another major injury and simply hasn’t been the same player in Cleveland. Beckham has reach 100 yards just twice in 23 games with the Browns as his catch rate has fallen 10% since his days as a Giant and his targets per game have fallen more than 25%. Even if Beckham were to regain every ounce of athleticism he once had, Kevin Stefanski’s system and the Browns’ crowded group of pass catchers would still limit the receiver’s upside. At 29 years old, he could still have a few good years left, but you should look to trade him in Dynasty if he gets off to a fast start in 2021. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 3.01 — 7.06
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Born: November 5, 1992, Baton Rouge, LA

Bowden Jr., L. – Mia (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Lynn Bowden, WR, Miami Dolphins (6/23) Advice: Lynn Bowden Jr. will compete for a role as a reserve receiver for the Dolphins this year, but he has minimal Fantasy value in most leagues. Will Fuller, Jaylen Waddle and DeVante Parker are ahead of Bowden on the depth chart, but he will likely also be competing with Preston Willams and Jakeem Grant for playing time. Keep an eye on Bowden’s role in training camp, and maybe he can become a waiver wire addition during the year if things work in his favor. In 2020, with the Dolphins receiving corps battling injuries, Bowden had three games with at least seven targets, and he scored at least 13 PPR points in two of them. (CBSSports.com)

Boyd, T. – Cin (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Tyler Boyd, WR, Cincinnati Bengals (6/23) Advice: In eight full games with Joe Burrow, Tyler Boyd was on pace for 108 catches for 1,168 yards. With Ja’Marr Chase now on the roster, you shouldn’t expect that, but you should expect Boyd to be a great value as a No. 3 wide receiver available in Round 7 of PPR drafts. Boyd’s lack of big plays and touchdowns make him less valuable if catches don’t count in your league, so you can treat him as a low-end No. 3 option there. But in full PPR Boyd has been remarkably consistent, averaging between 5.3 and 5.6 catches each of the past three seasons. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 4.12 — 8.09
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Born: November 15, 1994, Clairton, PA

Brown, A. – TB (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Antonio Brown, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6/23) Advice: Brown finally returned to NFL action in 2020 by joining Tom Brady and the Buccaneers. Although at times he flashed what made him so unstoppable with Pittsburgh (the ability to create separation at all three levels with explosive after-the-catch ability), he put it all together in just one game. Brown was efficient in the red zone and has been at his most efficient there (small sample size) with Brady. Although the path to volume in Tampa seems blocked, talent and rapport can win out, making Brown a plus late-round flier. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 4.12 — 12.04
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Born: July 10, 1988, Miami, FL

Brown, A.J. – Ten (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for A.J. Brown, WR, Tennessee Titans (6/23) Advice: Two seasons in to A.J. Brown’s career and one thing is abundantly clear: He’s one of the best wide receivers in football. And that goes for Fantasy Football, too, where he should be one of the first 10 wide receivers off the board in all leagues, in either the second or third round. He finished seventh in PPR points per game in 2020, despite just 106 targets. The Titans will never be a pass-first team, but Brown is the undisputed No. 1 option in this passing game and should have no trouble getting to 125-plus targets — and that might be underselling him, given the Titans’ lack of other options. Brown could finish as the No. 1 wide receiver in football, and he’s a great building block for any Fantasy team. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 2.01 — 3.09
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Born: June 30, 1997, Starkville, MS

Brown, J. – LV (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for John Brown, WR, Las Vegas Raiders (6/23) Advice: John Brown signed with the Raiders this offseason, and he could be the No. 1 receiver in Las Vegas this year. Brown should be considered a No. 3 Fantasy receiver in all leagues, and he’s worth drafting with a mid-round pick. Brown had a down season in Buffalo in 2020, which was marred by injuries, and he missed eight games and parts of others. When healthy, he had five outings with at least 13 PPR points in the eight games he appeared in. He should step into Nelson Agholor’s role as the No. 1 receiver for Derek Carr, and Agholor just had 48 catches for 896 yards and eight touchdowns on 82 targets. The Raiders’ top pass-catcher should remain tight end Darren Waller, and we’ll see if Henry Ruggs III can improve in his second year. But Brown should see close to 100 targets and has the chance to be productive in this offense. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 10.03 — 15.12
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Born: April 3, 1990 Homestead, FL

Brown, M. – Bal (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Marquise Brown, WR, Baltimore Ravens (6/23) Advice: Marquise Brown is best drafted in Round 8 or later as a boom-or-bust No. 3 wide receiver. The Ravens’ low pass volume means Brown is more valuable in non-PPR, but even there he’s been inconsistent. Brown has only topped 50 receiving yards in nine of 30 regular season games he’s played. That being said, he’s still just 24 years old and he’s entering his third year in the league, so there’s plenty of time for a breakout. In Dynasty, he’s a buy because of his youth and the potential he could end up in a bigger role down the road, but the Ravens’ addition of Rashod Bateman could spell real trouble for Brown in 2021. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 7.05 — 11.04
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Born: June 4, 1997, Hollywood, FL

Campbell, P. – Ind (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Parris Campbell, WR, Indianapolis Colts (6/23) Advice: Since the Colts selected him 59th overall in 2019, Campbell has managed to play in just nine games due to injuries. In 2020, it was a knee injury suffered in the second game of the year that kept him out the rest of the season. You can still look back at his excellent senior season at Ohio State (90 catches, 1,063 yards and 12 touchdowns) for a sense of what he might be capable of, but unfortunately we just haven’t gotten to see much of that in the NFL so far. Campbell should go undrafted in most leagues, but he could be worth a late-round flier in deeper leagues as a post-hype sleeper. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 10.11 — 16.03
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Born: July 16, 1997, Akron, OH

Cephus, Q. – Det (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Quintez Cephus, WR, Detroit Lions (6/23) Advice: Cephus has an enormous opportunity with Kenny Golladay, Marvin Jones and Danny Amendola gone. Cephus is the Lions’ leading returning receiver, but he will have to compete with Amon-Ra St. Brown, Tyrell Williams and Breshad Perriman for targets. In redraft Cephus is more of a late-round dart throw, but in Dynasty he’s an attractive stash. The 23-year-old averaged 17.5 yards per catch as a rookie after averaging 16.1 in three years at Wisconsin. He’s a big-play threat who is most appealing in Dynasty or Best Ball. (CBSSports.com)

Chark Jr., D.J. – Jax (WR)

D.J. Chark Jr. Fantasy Football Outlook (2021) (7/9) Advice: There are many trying to figure out the target share for Laviska Shenault, Marvin Jones, and Travis Etienne, but the one who’s the clear-cut No. 1 option on this team is Chark. If Trevor Lawrence turns out to be the real deal, Chark can be the 2021 version of Tee Higgins when he was with Joe Burrow (was the No. 11 wide receiver in eight full games with Burrow). Chark already flashed WR1 potential in 2019 when he racked up 73 receptions for 1,008 yards and eight touchdowns with the combination of Gardner Minshew and Nick Foles, so why can’t he be more with Lawrence? The coaching staff is a big question mark, but you don’t draft Lawrence to run the ball 40 times per game. Chark comes with some risk but even more upside. (FantasyPros.com)
ADP: 4.12 — 8.07
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Born: September 23, 1996, Alexandria, LA

Chase, J. – Cin (WR)

Ja’Marr Chase 2021 Fantasy Football profile: Re-draft impact, Dynasty outlook, NFL scouting report, more (6/23) Advice: It’s no surprise Bengals QB Joe Burrow reportedly lobbied for for his team to draft Chase at No. 5 overall. The two connected for 1,780 yards and 20 touchdowns on 84 receptions (21.2 ypc) in 14 games in 2019 on a roster that included Jefferson, Clyde Edwards-Helaire and Terrace Marshall. With A.J. Green gone, and the Bengals defense still likely to lead to so many pass-heavy game scripts, there’s no better landing spot for Chase than in Cincinnati. This is a dream come true type landing spot for Chase and it will be a boon to the Fantasy value of Burrow as well.
While there will be a lot of options to feed for the Bengals with both Tyler Boyd and promising second-year WR Tee Higgins, but the volume should be up across the board as they are likely to find themselves in pass-heavy games with a defense that is still a couple years away and just lost top pass rusher Carl Lawson to free agency. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 1.04 — 15.11
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Born: March 1, 2000, Harvey, LA

Claypool, C. – Pit (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Chase Claypool, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers (6/23) Advice: You shouldn’t count on 11 touchdowns on 72 touches again in 2021 from Chase Claypool. And with JuJu Smith-Schuster back, you may not get a big touch increase either. That makes Claypool a No. 3 receiver best avoided until Round 7 at the earliest. As long as he retains his red zone role he’ll have big weekly upside, but he’ll be more valuable where catches don’t count and most valuable in Best Ball leagues. The future is still bright for the young receiver and he’s a solid No. 2 receiver in Dynasty. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 4.08 — 8.10
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Born: July 7, 1998, Abbotsford, Canada

Cole Sr., K. – NYJ (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Keelan Cole, WR, New York Jets (6/23) Advice: There was a stretch in 2020 when Cole looked like the Jaguars’ No. 1 receiver, and it’s not out of the question he could be that for the Jets in 2021. But it’s pretty unlikely, given the presence of Denzel Mims, Corey Davis and Jamison Crowder. Cole will likely be just a role player for the Jets, and is not worth targeting outside of deeper PPR formats. (CBSSports.com)

Cooks, B. – Hou (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Brandin Cooks, WR, Houston Texans (6/23) Advice: Cooks proved there’s still plenty left in the tank in 2020, as he mostly stayed healthy and re-emerged as a must-start Fantasy option with the Texans. Cooks won’t even be 28 until after Week 1, and he’s been extremely productive whenever he has been healthy. His history of concussions is obviously a red flag, as is the up-in-the-air status of QB Deshaun Watson, who demanded a trade this offseason and is facing potential discipline from the NFL for off-the-field issues. It would be a lot harder to trust Cooks if Tyrod Taylor was starting for the Texans, but Cooks should still be a starting-caliber option with big weekly upside. Cooks isn’t likely to be drafted as a starter in most leagues, making him an excellent No. 4 WR to target around the 100th pick. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 4.06 — 9.09
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Born: September 25, 1993, Stockton, CA

Cooper, A. – Dal (WR)

Amari Cooper Fantasy Football Outlook (2021) (7/7) Advice: Despite plenty of other receiving options in this offense, Cooper continues to shine for fantasy purposes. Through Week 5 last year – which is when Dak went down with his injury – Cooper was the WR13 in all of fantasy football. Even with Lamb performing at a very high level right away, Cooper was still a fantastic fantasy asset to have on your roster. Heading into 2021, we should see Dallas air the ball out a ton again and Cooper’s going to be the favorite to lead this team in targets. He’s a fantastic high-end WR2 to add to your fantasy lineup. (FantasyPros.com)
ADP: 2.06 — 5.05
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Born: June 17, 1994, Miami, FL

Crowder, J. – NYJ (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Jamison Crowder, WR, New York Jets (6/23) Advice: At the time of publication, Jamison Crowder remains with the Jets, but there’s a chance he could be released or traded prior to training camp because his cap charge is a team-high $11.4 million, including a non-guaranteed $10 million base salary. The Jets also drafted his potential replacement in rookie receiver Elijah Moore, as well as adding Corey Davis and Keelan Cole this offseason. Now, if Crowder remains in New York, it wouldn’t be a surprise to see him still be the Jets’ top slot receiver — and top receiver overall, like he was in 2020 despite appearing in just 12 games. He scored at least 11 PPR points in seven of those outings, and he’s a better Fantasy option in PPR. We’ll see how Crowder does with new quarterback Zach Wilson, but Crowder should be worth drafting with a mid-round pick in PPR and a late-round selection in non-PPR leagues. And even if Crowder changes teams, his Fantasy value will likely be the same given his ability to be one of the top slot receivers in the NFL over the past two seasons. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 7.01 — 11.10
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Born: June 17, 1993, Monroe, NC

Davis, C. – NYJ (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Corey Davis, WR, New York Jets (6/23) Advice: Corey Davis was one of the biggest surprises in Fantasy in 2020, and he has an opportunity to emerge as a reliable No. 3 Fantasy WR as the Jets’ No. 1 option. Davis was pretty much left for dead as a Fantasy option heading into 2020 — the Titans didn’t even pick up his fifth-year option before the season. So it was a surprise when he emerged as a pretty strong Robin to A.J. Brown’s Batman in the Titans offense. The question now is whether he can be a No. 1 for the Jets, and whether the Jets offense will be good enough for it to matter. Davis is a nice target as a bench WR with some upside. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 4.09 — 12.10
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Born: January 11, 1995, Chicago, IL

Davis, G. – Buf (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Gabriel Davis, WR, Buffalo Bills (6/23) Advice: Gabriel Davis has the chance for a productive sophomore season, and he should be considered a sleeper in most leagues. He’s worth drafting with a late-round pick in all formats. Even with the Bills adding Emmanuel Sanders this offseason, Davis should still have the chance to build on his quality rookie campaign since John Brown is gone. Davis could emerge as the starter opposite Stefon Diggs and work in three-receiver sets with either Cole Beasley or Sanders. Of course, Davis will have to prove he’s better than the two veterans not named Diggs, but we like his upside. He had nine games in 2020 with at least four targets, and he scored a touchdown or went over 80 receiving yards in six of those outings. Hopefully, he can do even better than that this year. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 9.10 — 15.11
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Born: April 1, 1999, Sanford, FL

Diggs, S. – Buf (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Stefon Diggs, WR, Buffalo Bills (6/23) Advice: Stefon Diggs went from a good Fantasy receiver prior to 2020 to one of the best, and he should continue to produce quality stats this season. He’s worth drafting as a top-five Fantasy receiver as early as Round 2 in all leagues. In his first year in Buffalo in 2020, Diggs led the NFL in receptions with a career-best 127 while also producing career highs in targets (166) and yards (1,535), along with eight touchdowns. He scored at least 14 PPR points in all but two games, including more than 20 PPR points seven times. Josh Allen should continue to lean on Diggs, and he has the chance to repeat as the league leader in receptions and targets. Once you see Davante Adams and Tyreek Hill come off the board you should expect Diggs to be drafted soon after. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 1.04 — 2.07
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Edwards, B. – LV (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Bryan Edwards, WR, Las Vegas Raiders (6/23) Advice: Rangy second-year receiver Bryan Edwards might have a shot to help the Raiders offense this season. Unlike speedsters John Brown and Henry Ruggs, Edwards gives Las Vegas a big, physical target along the outside. That combined with any progress he makes this summer should put him in position to at least compete for some solid playing time. Edwards was a polished, savvy receiver coming out of South Carolina, but one with a litany of injuries. Staying healthy is also a factor. We’d speculate on Edwards with a late pick in the deepest of seasonal leagues and with a late pick in Dynasty/keeper start-up drafts. (CBSSports.com)

Evans, M. – TB (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Mike Evans, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6/23) Advice: Receivers transitioning to new teams or new quarterbacks can sometimes get off to slow starts in Fantasy, but that wasn’t the case for Mike Evans — he immediately became Tom Brady’s favorite red zone target with six TDs in the first five games of 2020. Ultimately, Evans became a bigger part of the entire pass game — specifically down the stretch run. He once again finished with 1,000-plus receiving yards (he has never not eclipsed 1,000 in seven NFL seasons) despite seeing a career-low 109 targets. The volume may not tick up, but there’s a good chance Brady takes a step forward in Year 2 playing in the Bruce Arians system. Evans’ red zone role provides him an excellent floor and he’s one of the safest Round 3 picks around. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 2.12 — 5.03
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Born: August 21, 1993, Galveston, TX

Fulgham, T. – Phi (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Travis Fulgham, WR, Philadelphia Eagles (6/23) Advice: For a stretch of games in 2020, Travis Fulgham looked like a star Fantasy receiver — and a top receiver in the NFL. Then reality hit, and Fulgham returned to being a relative unknown. Which Fulgham will show up in 2021? The Eagles and Fantasy managers are anxious to find out, and Fulgham could have a prominent role this year. From Weeks 4-8 last season, Fulgham was amazing with five games in a row with at least 12 PPR points, including four touchdowns over that span. However, over his next eight games, Fulgham scored a combined 16 PPR points, and his playing time was limited. The Eagles might need Fulgham to play a big role this season behind rookie DeVonta Smith, and that’s something to keep an eye on training camp. Fulgham is worth speculating on with a late-round pick in all leagues. (CBSSports.com)
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Fuller V, W. – Mia (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Will Fuller, WR, Miami Dolphins (6/23) Advice: We’ve always said if Fuller could stay healthy, he would be a Fantasy stud, and he proved it for 11 games in 2020 — before missing the end of the year with a PED suspension that will carry over to the first week of the 2021 season. That didn’t scare the Dolphins off from adding him in free agency on a one-year prove-it deal, and it shouldn’t scare you off from targeting him as a potential No. 3 Fantasy WR. Miami could be a very good landing spot for Fuller, who might be the No. 1 option for a passing attack who could take a big step forward with Tua Tagovailoa in Year 2. He’ll obviously need to stay healthy, but Fuller played like a No. 1 Fantasy WR in 2020, and he has that upside in Miami, too. If you get him as your No. 3 wide receiver in the sixth or seventh round, consider yourself lucky. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 3.06 — 8.06
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Born: April 16, 1994, Philadelphia, PA

Gage, R. – Atl (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Russell Gage, WR, Atlanta Falcons (6/23) Advice: Opportunity knocked for Russell Gage in 2020 due to injuries among his teammates and he responded well. The 2018 sixth-round pick closed out the 2020 season with at least 50 receiving yards in five of his last seven games and he topped 100 total targets on his final stat line. While Atlanta didn’t invest anything more than a a sixth-round pick at WR, drafting TE Kyle Pitts will cut significantly into Gage’s target share. He is best left undrafted after the team added Pitts. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 11.04 — 15.09
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Born: January 22, 1996, Natchez, MS

Gallup, M. – Dal (WR)

Michael Gallup Fantasy Football Outlook (2021) (7/7) Advice: Gallup seems to be the consensus player on the outside looking in on this Dallas offense, but we shouldn’t completely write him off just yet. Through the first five weeks of the season when Dak was healthy, Gallup was the WR29 in all of fantasy football. This is while Cooper and Lamb were both top-15 options too. Gallup will be a bit boom-or-bust week in and week out, but he has the potential to be a matchup winner with his big performances. Based on last season’s ups-and-downs, Gallup’s going to have a depressed ADP that’s perfect for the type of role he can fill for your fantasy roster. As a FLEX option, you can plug him into your lineup and live with the boom-or-bust performances and it’s not going to significantly hurt your roster. Invest in this high-powered offense in Dallas if you can and Gallup’s price tag is a perfect way to do just that. (FantasyPros.com)
ADP: 7.01 — 12.01
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Born: March 4, 1996, Atlanta, GA

Godwin, C. – TB (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Chris Godwin, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6/23) Advice: After a breakout 2019 as one of Fantasy’s best players overall at any position with Jameis Winston, Chris Godwin didn’t return value on his 2020 ADP. Of course, an injury played a key factor in that. The main reasons to love Godwin in 2020 (his talent plus the volume upside as Tom Brady’s primary slot receiver) are still there for 2021. In the postseason, Godwin saw 32 targets in four games. He also scored four TDs in December and January. Recency bias is likely to impact his ADP and makes Godwin a strong target in Round 5 with a high floor and a high ceiling in PPR leagues. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 3.01 — 5.08
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Born: February 27, 1996, Philadelphia, PA

Golladay, K. – NYG (WR)

Kenny Golladay Fantasy Football Outlook (2021) (7/7) Advice: There’s a lot of hype right now surrounding Kenny Golladay and it’s easy to understand why that’s the case. He’s an incredibly talented receiver and he just signed a massive contract with the New York Giants in free agency. However, once you sit down and really assess the situation around him, it’s difficult to get too excited. Golladay now joins an absolutely crowded offense with a lot of mouths to feed, which instantly puts a cap on his projected ceiling. With Saquon Barkley, Darius Slayton, Sterling Shepard, Kadarius Toney, Evan Engram, Kyle Rudolph, and Devontae Booker all in the mix for targets, Golladay is going to have to be ultra efficient with his opportunity to make an impact for fantasy football. In my opinion, Golladay is more of a low-end WR2 than anything else. You’re buying into Daniel Jones taking a massive step forward if you trust Golladay as anything more than that. My Very Early Projection: 64-1087-7 (FantasyPros.com)
ADP: 3.10 — 6.05
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Born: November 3, 1993, Chicago, IL

Grant, J. – Mia (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Jakeem Grant, WR, Miami Dolphins (6/23) Advice: Jakeem Grant will again be a reserve receiver and return man for the Dolphins this season. He has minimal Fantasy value and is only worth drafting in leagues that reward points for return yardage. Offensively, Grant isn’t expected to produce at a high level, and he averaged just 5.4 PPR points per game in 2020. But as a return man, Grant had 29 punt returns for 330 yards and a touchdown, along with six kickoff returns for 129 yards. If you get points for return yards then consider Grant with a late-round pick. (CBSSports.com)

Green, A.J. – Ari (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for A.J. Green, WR, Arizona Cardinals (6/23) Advice: A.J. Green joined Kyler Murray and the Arizona Cardinals this offseason, but Fantasy managers should be more cautious about adding him to their Fantasy teams. After missing the entire 2019 season, Green did not look like himself in 2020. The 32-year-old set career-lows in catch rate (45.2%), yards per catch (11.1) and yards per game (32.7). While a bounce back is possible, you shouldn’t bet a pick in the first 10 rounds on it. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 12.02 — 16.09
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Born: July 31, 1988, Summerville, SC

Guyton, J. – LAC (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Jalen Guyton, WR, Los Angeles Chargers (6/23) Advice: Jalen Guyton will battle for a spot on the Chargers’ wide receiver depth chart this summer. He actually played a bunch of snaps last year for the Bolts but was clearly low in the pecking order. He also had six drops, according to Pro Football Focus, and wasn’t quite as efficient as Tyron Johnson, whom he’ll compete with. At best, Guyton is a late flier in any long-term Fantasy format and in the deepest of PPR leagues. (CBSSports.com)

Hamler, K.J. – Den (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for K.J. Hamler, WR, Denver Broncos (6/23) Advice: KJ Hamler caught a touchdown every 10 receptions as a rookie but really didn’t flash much until the end of the season. Fantasy managers are hoping for much more in his sophomore campaign. Primarily playing in the slot, Hamler caught just five passes for plays of 20-plus yards (two were catch-and-runs), not exactly what the world was hoping for from a guy with sub-4.3 speed. Not only should Hamler reprise his roles in the return game, but he should also be a fixture in three-receiver sets and have a handful of standout weeks. It’s only enough to make him worth drafting late in deeper formats and in leagues that reward special-teams yards, but Hamler will have some streaming appeal as a high-upside flex. Bank on finding him off waivers during the year. (CBSSports.com)

Hardman, M. – KC (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Mecole Hardman, WR, Kansas City Chiefs (6/23) Advice: Is this the year Mecole Hardman breaks out for Fantasy managers? Replacing Sammy Watkins as the Chiefs’ No. 2 receiver is something he’ll compete for in training camp, but through two seasons he has nine games with 10-plus PPR points and four outings with over 70 yards. Obviously a bump in targets from the 3.9 per game he had last season would help — Watkins had 5.5 per game in 2020. A strong training camp along with clear signs he’s playing ahead of Demarcus Robinson and Byron Pringle would give Hardman some value after pick No. 100 on Draft Day. His value rises if special-teams yardage counts since he’s been the Chiefs’ primary punt returner and dabbles in kick returns. He’s also worth sneaking onto rosters as a quasi-handcuff for Tyreek Hill since he’d theoretically replace him in the Chiefs offense if Hill missed time. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 9.01 — 15.12
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Born: March 12, 1998, Bowman, GA

Harry, N. – NE (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for N’Keal Harry, WR, New England Patriots (6/23) Advice: N’Keal Harry will likely be the No. 4 receiver in New England this year at best, and he’s not worth drafting in most Fantasy leagues. The Patriots added Nelson Agholor and Kendrick Bourne this offseason, and along with Jakobi Meyers, all of them could be ahead of Harry on the depth chart. Since being selected in the first round of the NFL Draft in 2019, Harry has been a bust, and things aren’t likely to change for him in New England, which should remain a low-volume passing attack. Hopefully, Harry proves us wrong and could become a waiver-wire addition during the season, but we need to see it first over a solid stretch of games. (CBSSports.com)

Higgins, T. – Cin (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Tee Higgins, WR, Cincinnati Bengals (6/23) Advice: Tee Higgins was an excellent breakout candidate before the Bengals selected Ja’Marr Chase in the first round. Now he’s a high-upside No. 3 receiver who should be drafted around Round 6. While Higgins’ 2020 numbers are impressive for a rookie receiver, they don’t tell the full story. He played 18 snaps and earned one target in Week 1 and Week 17 combined. The other 14 games he averaged 13.9 PPR Fantasy points per game, which would have made him the third best rookie receiver. And that’s catching passes from Ryan Finley and Brandon Allen while sharing targets with A.J. Green, who’s off to Arizona. Higgins has legitimate top-20 upside even with Chase on the team. While you’ll have to wait to see the top-20 upside in redraft, Higgins’ age and upside is enough to make him a top-20 Dynasty receiver right now. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 4.06 — 7.07
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Born: January 18, 1999, Oak Ridge, TN

Hill, T. – KC (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Tyreek Hill, WR, Kansas City Chiefs (6/23) Advice: When Tyreek Hill is on his game, he’s a top-five Fantasy receiver with potential to be the studliest stud in the game. After what he did last year (21.1 PPR points per game), you already knew that. But when the speedster was banged up in 2019, he wasn’t quite as good as his annual draft status would suggest (15.2 PPR points per game). The truth is that Hill is the most explosive receiver in the NFL thanks to his break-neck speed and his quarterback, Patrick Mahomes. So long as he’s healthy, Hill will give your Fantasy team a real shot to win every week. A schedule that includes suspect secondaries in L.A., Las Vegas, New York, Philadelphia, Tennessee, Dallas and Cincinnati only makes his case stronger. That’s why you’ll consider him with a top-15 overall pick in every single draft you’re in. Don’t be shy to take him ahead of every other wideout in non-PPR formats, and pretty much every receiver except for Davante Adams in PPR. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 1.03 — 2.05
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Hilton, T.Y. – Ind (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for T.Y. Hilton, WR, Indianapolis Colts (6/23) Advice: Hilton looked like he might be finished as a Fantasy contributor for much of 2020, but a strong close has him back on radars as a potential starting option in the mid-to-late rounds. Hilton closed out the season with 435 yards and five touchdowns over the final six games of the season before opting to re-sign with the Colts on a one-year deal in free agency — apparently turning down more money from other teams in the process. He’ll be playing with another new quarterback in Carson Wentz, who needs to earn back a lot of trust after a disastrous final season in Philadelphia, but Hilton showed enough late last season to think he could still be a reliable starter if everything goes right. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 8.03 — 12.12
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Born: November 14, 1989, Miami Springs, FL

Hopkins, D. – Ari (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for DeAndre Hopkins, WR, Arizona Cardinals (6/23) Advice: You won’t need much convincing to take DeAndre Hopkins as a No. 1 Fantasy receiver. After all, he blew away expectations last year by keeping up with the high target pace he had in Houston while improving his metrics in catch rate, yards per catch and broken tackles. He got off to an especially hot start in his first 10 games (18.2 PPR per game) before an injury to Kyler Murray took Hopkins’ stats down a notch (16.5 PPR per game). The real hidden value in Hopkins’ 2021 outlook is his schedule — aside from two dates with Jalen Ramsey, there truly isn’t a specific matchup that would make you flinch. Hopkins remains one of Fantasy’s top receivers worthy of a pick in Round 2. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 1.04 — 2.10
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Jefferson Jr., V. – LAR (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Van Jefferson, WR, Los Angeles Rams (6/23) Advice: Van Jefferson will compete for playing time this preseason but will likely wind up as a top backup for the Rams. He’s a true route-running technician but probably won’t see a lot of snaps unless something befalls one of the receivers ahead of him on the depth chart. If it happens, we could see Jefferson blossom into a decent PPR reserve. He’s worthy of a stash in long-term formats but otherwise shouldn’t be drafted. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 13.04 — 15.08
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Born: July 26, 1996, Jacksonville, FL

Jefferson, J. – Min (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Justin Jefferson, WR, Minnesota Vikings (6/23) Advice: All Jefferson did in his first year was produce one of the greatest rookie seasons of all time in one of the most efficient manners imaginable. While that does scream regression, his talent and production also scream No. 1 receiver you should draft in Round 2 or Round 3. What makes Jefferson’s rookie numbers even more impressive is that he only had six catches for 72 yards in his first two games combined. Over the next 14 weeks he averaged 5.9 catches and 95 yards per week. While he can’t maintain his 11.2 yards per target from 2020, he could maintain the 26% target share he enjoyed in those final 14 weeks. Even with the regression, any kind of increase in pass volume for the Vikings would make Jefferson a threat to Davante Adams as the No. 1 wide receiver in Fantasy. In Dynasty, he’s already a threat as a Tier 1 receiver worth a first-round pick in a Dynasty startup. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 1.10 — 4.01
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Born: June 16, 1999, Saint Rose, LA

Jeudy, J. – Den (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Jerry Jeudy, WR, Denver Broncos (6/23) Advice: There will be at least one Fantasy manager in every draft who will ignore what happened in 2020 and want Jerry Jeudy on their roster. That’s because the former ballyhooed prospect remains loaded with potential despite a cratered rookie season that included 12 drops (second-most in NFL), a 46% catch rate (third-worst among qualifying players) and just 3.3 receptions per game. The silver lining? Jeudy ranked sixth among wideouts with 1,529 air yards, sixth in receiving average with 16.5, and 19th with 5.46 yards after catch per reception. To reach his ceiling, Jeudy will have to outplay all of his teammates, including Courtland Sutton, and put up big numbers with the Broncos’ inferior quarterbacks. It seems like the odds are against him, which is why anyone who does target him must do so after 75th overall on Draft Day — perhaps higher only in long-term formats. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 6.07 — 10.01
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Born: April 24, 1999, Deerfield Beach, FL

Johnson, D. – Pit (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Diontae Johnson, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers (6/23) Advice: Diontae Johnson is Ben Roethlisberger’s favorite target, which gives him WR1 upside in full PPR and makes him worth a borderline fourth-round pick. In non-PPR Johnson is more of a No. 3 WR because so far he hasn’t done much with all those targets. Johnson’s 923 receiving-yards total was the lowest for a wide receiver with at least 140 targets since Allen Robinson in 2016. If the efficiency improves, Johnson leaps into the top 12 receivers pretty easily, but for now Johnson’s value is closely tied to his reception total. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 2.12 — 6.12
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Born: July 5, 1996, Ruskin, FL

Johnson, T. – TB (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Tyler Johnson, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6/23) Advice: It never made sense why Tyler Johnson fell so far in the 2020 NFL Draft and after one season’s worth of game film at the NFL level, it’s clear the Bucs have a promising talent to work with. Johnson’s best traits are his separation skills and nuances as a route-runner — specifically against zone coverage — and this meshes well with Tom Brady. The role may not be there in an offense that doesn’t feature 11 personnel as much as others, but he’s someone to keep an eye on if injuries strike with Mike Evans or Chris Godwin. (CBSSports.com)

Jones Jr., M. – Jax (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Marvin Jones, WR, Jacksonville Jaguars (6/23) Advice: Jones signed with the Jacksonville Jaguars in the offseason and he remains a boom-or-bust No. 3 receiver who is best drafted as a No. 4 unless you’re playing in a Best Ball league. Jones’ booms are remarkable; he scored 38 PPR points in Week 17 last year and topped 25 points in three other games. And who could forget his four-score outburst in 2019? But Jones has also been held below 50 yards in more than half of the games he’s played the past two seasons. Jones is also at the age where we could start to see decline, so he has very little value in Dynasty. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 7.03 — 13.03
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Born: March 12, 1990, Los Angeles, CA

Jones, J. – Ten (WR)

Julio Jones Fantasy Football Outlook (2021) (7/1) Advice: It was only a matter of time before Jones was dealt from Atlanta after he declared he wanted to leave, and he’ll now play in one of the most efficient offenses in the game in Tennessee. Jones was limited to just nine games because of injury last season, but he still showed he’s one of the best of the best, setting a career-high with an 11.3 yards per target mark, and again ranking near the top of the league in yards per route run, as he always does. He’ll go from a pass-heavy offense to a run-heavy scheme, but there are a ton of targets available after the departures of Corey Davis, Jonnu Smith, and others. Add to that the improvement and efficiency in Tennessee’s offense versus Atlanta’s, and Jones should be a strong WR2, even if he plays second fiddle to A.J. Brown. (FantasyPros.com)
ADP: 2.06 — 4.12
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Born: February 8, 1989, Foley, AL

Kirk, C. – Ari (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Christian Kirk, WR, Arizona Cardinals (6/23) Advice: Christian Kirk truthers are trembling with fear. Not only has he been a frequent disappointment through his first three years, but the Cardinals drafted a potential replacement for him in rookie Rondale Moore. They also added A.J. Green in free agency. How can Kirk possibly push his stats over the 70-catch, 710-yard barrier if he’s sharing targets now more than ever? Let someone else draft Kirk. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 10.02 — 15.06
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Born: November 18, 1996, Scottsdale, AZ

Kupp, C. – LAR (WR)

Cooper Kupp Fantasy Football Outlook (2021) (7/9) Advice: It seemed like the Rams wanted to stretch the middle of the field with Kupp at times over the last couple years, though Jared Goff’s inability to accurately throw the ball downfield hindered Kupp’s upside. Of the eight deep targets he saw in 2020, just one was catchable. Kupp’s not a burner by any means, but if he doesn’t have splash plays, he’s not going to be anything more than a boring PPR asset. There’s more to his game than what we’ve seen, and it’s possible that Matthew Stafford unlocks it. He should be treated as a safe, high-floor WR2. (FantasyPros.com)
ADP: 3.01 — 6.10
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Born: June 15, 1993, Yakima, WA

Lamb, C. – Dal (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for CeeDee Lamb, WR, Dallas Cowboys (6/23) Advice: CeeDee Lamb had a solid rookie campaign in 2020, and he should have the chance to be even better this season with a healthy Dak Prescott (ankle). Lamb is worth drafting as early as Round 4 in all leagues as a high-end No. 2 Fantasy receiver. Had Prescott stayed healthy last season then Lamb might have been among the best receivers in the NFL since he was on pace for 93 catches and 1,385 yards through his first five games. Hopefully, that’s the kind of production we get from Lamb all season with Prescott back at 100 percent. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 2.04 — 5.11
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Born: April 8, 1999, Opelousas, LA

Landry, J. – Cle (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Jarvis Landry, WR, Cleveland Browns (6/23) Advice: Jarvis Landry has historically been a high-volume, low efficiency wide receiver. Unfortunately, the arrival of Kevin Stefanski in Cleveland means high volume only exists in the running game. That means Landry is no longer more than a No. 3 receiver you should draft in Round 7 in PPR, even later in non-PPR. Even with Odell Beckham injured last year, Landry set career lows in targets, receptions and touchdowns. With Beckham expected back in 2021, it’s hard to project Landry for better than he did in 2020; in fact, you should probably expect worse on a per-game basis. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 5.01 — 10.07
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Born: November 28, 1992, Convent, LA

Lockett, T. – Sea (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Tyler Lockett, WR, Seattle Seahawks (6/23) Advice: If you’re looking for a steady, consistent Fantasy point contributor, then don’t look at Tyler Lockett. In each of his past two seasons he’s had three monster games (at least 26 PPR points), three or four good games (between 16 and 21 PPR points) and at least eight disappointing games (12 or fewer PPR points). In 2020 he actually had 47% of his total Fantasy production in three games (Weeks 3, 7 and 17). Pretty stunning he was this inconsistent considering he had a career-best 100 receptions. Like a bunch of receivers, Lockett is capable of putting up monster points in any game against any opponent, so you’ll never feel comfortable benching him, but you’ll almost always be nervous starting him. If there’s good news, it’s that Lockett is an entrenched starter with good target volume (8.3 per game in 2020), a track record for touchdowns (at least eight in each of his last three years), a good quarterback, and what appears to be a good schedule. Buying a ticket for the Lockett Rollercoaster will begin in late Round 4. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 2.12 — 7.01
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Born: September 28, 1992, Tulsa, OK

McLaurin, T. – Was (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Terry McLaurin, WR, Washington Football Team (6/23) Advice: Terry McLaurin has the chance for a breakout third season in 2021, and he’s worth drafting as early as Round 3 in all leagues. McLaurin has improved in each of his first two years, averaging 13.6 PPR points as a rookie in 2019 and 15.3 PPR points last season. Getting Ryan Fitzpatrick at quarterback should be the best thing for McLaurin since Fitzpatrick has a history of peppering his No. 1 target (see Steve Johnson in Buffalo, Brandon Marshall with the Jets and DeVante Parker with the Dolphins, among others). Fitzpatrick should lean heavily on McLaurin, and he could be a top-10 Fantasy receiver this season. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 3.01 — 4.10
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Born: September 15, 1995, Indianapolis, IN

Metcalf, D.K. – Sea (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for DK Metcalf, WR, Seattle Seahawks (6/23) Advice: As the Seahawks offense sputtered in the second half of last season, so too did DK Metcalf’s stats. The gargantuan receiver averaged an unreal 20.6 PPR points per game (15.2 non-PPR) in the first half of the year before skidding to a paltry 12.5 PPR in the second half (7.5 in non-PPR). This despite no major drop-off in target volume (almost one target per game), but a definite drop-off in touchdowns (from eight to two). A playoff-game resurgence may have begun the healing process, but Metcalf simply must improve his consistency and quit dropping passes (11 last year) in order to become a Fantasy mega-stud. He obviously has the potential, he’s got the quarterback, his corresponding run game isn’t improved, and for this year, he’s got a pretty delightful schedule. Trust Metcalf as a No. 1 Fantasy receiver worth a pick beginning in early Round 3 in PPR leagues and the middle of Round 3 in non-PPR. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 1.01 — 3.03
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Meyers, J. – NE (WR)

NBC Sports Boston’s Tom Curran would “put (his) cash” on Jakobi Meyers being “the most reliable and productive Patriots wideout in 2021.” (7/9)
Advice: A longtime, keen observer of the Pats, Curran joins with the Boston Herald’s Andrew Callahan in predicting Meyers might not fall off as much as people think following the Pats’ offseason spending spree at receiver and tight end. Essentially the only game in town for the Pats’ disastrously-undermanned 2020 receiver corps, Meyers caught 59 balls for 729 yards. Amazingly, he is still looking for his first career score through 85 catches, but the end zone was not a common occurrence for last year’s Cam Newton-led attack. Meyers has more or less been ADP-less so far this spring/summer, typically checking in around the WR80-90 range. He’s a zero-risk flier and a must-add in all formats.
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Miller, S. – TB (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Scott Miller, WR, Tampa Bay Buccaneers (6/23) Advice: The Scotty Miller hype train started in August during 2020 training camp and only intensified after Chris Godwin suffered an injury. He soon became a preferred late-round target for many late August/early September drafters. While Miller was ultimately effective in the deep passing game, his production was fleeting and difficult to predict. With Antonio Brown back in the mix, Miller should be avoided in anything but Best Ball leagues. (CBSSports.com)

Mims, D. – NYJ (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Denzel Mims, WR, New York Jets (6/23) Advice: Denzel Mims has the chance to improve in his sophomore campaign, but he’s only worth drafting with a late-round pick in most Fantasy leagues. The Jets have a new quarterback in Zach Wilson to replace Sam Darnold, and hopefully that helps Mims. But he will compete with Corey Davis, Elijah Moore, Keelan Cole and, for now, Jamison Crowder for targets, and Mims has a lot to prove to Fantasy managers after averaging just 6.4 PPR points per game as a rookie in 2020. There’s plenty of upside with Mims, and we’re hoping he steps up and can become a quality Fantasy receiver this year. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 11.08 — 15.12
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Born: October 10, 1997, Daingerfield, TX

Mooney, D. – Chi (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Darnell Mooney, WR, Chicago Bears (6/23) Advice: Mooney’s rookie season got lost in the greatness of Justin Jefferson, but Mooney clearly established himself as the No. 2 receiver in Chicago. Now the question is whether there will be enough wide receiver targets to make him Fantasy relevant. The Bears brought back most of their receiving corps from 2020 and Tarik Cohen’s return may mean more targets going to running backs. In Matt Nagy’s three seasons in Chicago, Allen Robinson was the only receiver to earn more than 100 targets. That target risk means you should wait until the double-digit rounds to select Mooney in re-draft, but he’s more desirable in Dynasty due to his youth and the fact that Robinson could be gone in 2022. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 8.01 — 15.06
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Born: October 29, 1997, Gadsden, AL

Moore, D.J. – Car (WR)

D.J. Moore Fantasy Football Outlook (2021) (7/9) Advice: There were just three receivers who finished with 93-plus yards in eight separate games last year. Calvin Ridley, Stefon Diggs, and… Moore. While the touchdowns were certainly lacking, there’s something to be said about this stat and how undervalued Moore may be due to the lack of touchdowns. It was his first year in the offense, while Robby Anderson was brought in because he knew the offense. With Curtis Samuel out of town, we might see Moore in the slot far more often, which wouldn’t be a bad thing. He’s now finished with 1,175-plus yards in back-to-back seasons. It’s only a matter of time before the touchdowns catch up. He’s a solid WR2 to roster, who just might have top-12 upside if the touchdowns start to show up. (FantasyPros.com)
ADP: 3.01 — 7.07
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Born: April 14, 1997, Philadelphia, PA

Moore, E. – NYJ (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Elijah Moore, WR, New York Jets (6/23) Advice: The Jets selected rookie receiver Elijah Moore in the second round of the NFL Draft out of Ole Miss, and he could be their starting slot receiver right away if Jamison Crowder is no longer on the team. That’s a transaction to keep an eye on, and Crowder could be let go in a salary-cap move prior to training camp. If Crowder is gone then Moore is worth a late-round pick in all seasonal leagues, with his value slightly higher in PPR. However, if Crowder stays on the team then Moore will likely need an injury to help his playing time since the Jets also have Corey Davis and Denzel Mims as their top outside receivers. In 2020, Moore had 86 catches for 1,193 yards and eight touchdowns, and he should become a favorite target for fellow rookie quarterback Zach Wilson. In rookie-only leagues, Moore is worth drafting with a late first-round pick, and he has the potential to be a future star in the NFL. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 5.10 — 15.12
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Born: March 27, 2000

Moore, R. – Ari (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Rondale Moore, WR, Arizona Cardinals (6/23) Advice: Stout, speedy receiver Rondale Moore is a terrific fit for the Cardinals offense. Blazing fast with very good hands, Moore spent the majority of his time at Purdue catching short- and mid-range throws and then making a play after the catch. He was excellent at it — 71% of his receiving yardage came post-grab. That plays perfectly with the Arizona offense and Kyler Murray under center. There is an injury history with Moore, but he should nonetheless unseat Christian Kirk as the Cards’ second-most effective receiver in short order and has appeal as a PPR sleeper worth a pick after Round 10 (dock him a round in non-PPR). He’ll go a round sooner in long-term formats like Dynasty start-ups, and he has real appeal as a late first-rounder in rookie-only drafts. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 9.04 — 15.11
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Born: June 9, 2000, New Albany, IN

Parker, D. – Mia (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for DeVante Parker, WR, Miami Dolphins (6/23) Advice: DeVante Parker went from the No. 1 receiver in Miami to potentially No. 3 on the depth chart after the Dolphins added Will Fuller and Jaylen Waddle this offseason. That makes Parker tough to trust in most Fantasy leagues, and he’s only worth drafting with a mid-round pick at best. Along with Mike Gesicki, Preston Williams and plenty of depth at the receiver spot, Parker will likely look more like the Fantasy option who averaged 11.5 PPR points per game last season compared to the one who averaged 15.4 PPR points per game in 2019. Parker also struggled with Tua Tagovailoa compared to Ryan Fitzpatrick, and hopefully Parker and Tagovailoa establish a better rapport this year. Keep an eye on Parker’s role in training camp and the preseason, but his arrow is pointing downward with the additional weapons Miami added this year. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 6.06 — 10.08
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Born: January 20, 1993, Louisville, KY

Patrick, T. – Den (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Tim Patrick, WR, Denver Broncos (6/23) Advice: Tim Patrick is coming off a career year in Denver, but the odds are stacked against him repeating it. With Courtland Sutton out for most of the year and Jerry Jeudy struggling, Patrick posted career-bests across the board to lead the team. Sutton’s coming back strong, Jeudy figures to improve in his second season, KJ Hamler could also take on a bigger role, and the quarterback situation is still messy. Patrick will have to compete for playing time, meaning Fantasy managers shouldn’t expect a repeat of 2020. Don’t draft him unless it’s with a very late pick in the deepest of PPR leagues. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 9.05 — 15.12
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Born: November 23, 1993, San Diego, CA

Peoples-Jones, D. – Cle (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Donovan Peoples-Jones, WR, Cleveland Browns (6/23) Advice: Donovan Peoples-Jones remains a stash in Dynasty leagues, but you can avoid him in redraft leagues until he earns more playing time. The former sixth-round pick could have value in return yardage leagues if he’s able to nail down the kick and punt return duties. (CBSSports.com)
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Perriman, B. – Det (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Breshad Perriman, WR, Detroit Lions (6/23) Advice: Breshad Perriman signed with the Lions this offseason, and he should be among their top three receivers this year. Hopefully Perriman can get on the same page with new quarterback Jared Goff and play at a high level, but Perriman will likely continue to be too inconsistent to trust. He spent 2020 with the Jets and had four games with at least 11 PPR points, but he also had seven games with five PPR points or less. Perriman isn’t worth drafting in most Fantasy leagues, but he could become a waiver-wire addition during the season. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 12.01 — 15.10
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Born: September 10, 1993, Lithonia, GA

Pittman Jr., M. – Ind (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Michael Pittman, WR, Indianapolis Colts (6/23) Advice: Michael Pittman enters his second season as a potential breakout candidate and should be drafted around the ninth or 10th round in most leagues as the first Colts receiver off the board. As a rookie, Pittman earned the trust of the coaching staff immediately, playing 92% of the snaps in Week 2 and consistently playing 80% or more of the snaps after coming back from IR in Week 8. We saw glimpses of the second-rounder’s upside, especially with a five-catch, 90-yard performance in the Colts’ playoff loss to the Bills, and he may end up emerging as the top option for Carson Wentz in Year 2. Don’t draft Pittman expecting you’ll be able to rely on him as a starter for Week 1, but he’s an excellent depth piece with upside. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 7.01 — 11.01
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Born: October 5, 1997, Woodland Hills, Los Angeles, CA

Reagor, J. – Phi (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Jalen Reagor, WR, Philadelphia Eagles (6/23) Advice: There were some who thought Jalen Reagor would be a Fantasy star as a rookie in 2020, and he flopped. But he could rebound in a big way this season, and he’s worth drafting with a late-round pick in all leagues. The Eagles could need Reagor to potentially be their No. 2 receiver behind rookie DeVonta Smith, and hopefully Reagor delivers. He only had one game with more than nine PPR points in 2020, and he struggled with injuries, missing five games and parts of others. Reagor could see a healthy amount of targets from Jalen Hurts, and that could help Reagor produce in a big way. He profiles as a high-end No. 3 Fantasy receiver if things go right. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 11.01 — 16.05
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Born: January 2, 1999, Waxahachie, TX

Renfrow, H. – LV (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Hunter Renfrow, WR, Las Vegas Raiders (6/23) Advice: In nine of 29 games over two seasons, Hunter Renfrow has pulled down at least 10 PPR points. Maybe you were expecting/hoping for more, but the reality is that he’s not a consistent enough extractor of targets for the Raiders. That’s unlikely to change in a major way, so Fantasy managers should enter 2021 drafts without plans to pick Renfrow unless in the absolute deepest of PPR formats. (CBSSports.com)

Ridley, C. – Atl (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Calvin Ridley, WR, Atlanta Falcons (6/23) Advice: Calvin Ridley is yet another excellent example of why it’s a dangerous game to overate combine metrics in evaluating the wide receiver position. Ridley separated with ease at Alabama, using nuanced and advanced route-running to create separation against all types of man coverage. His skill set translated immediately at the NFL level and he enters 2021 as one of the game’s best route runners and safest draft picks, specifically in PPR formats. Ridley’s profile suggests a Stefon Diggs-esque jump in 2021, but with Julio Jones still in the offense and rookie Kyle Pitts joining the battle for targets, the kind of volume necessary for that kind of Fantasy-related jump may not be there. Regardless, Ridley is a high-floor target at the Round 2/3 turn. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 1.07 — 3.06
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Robinson II, A. – Chi (WR)

Allen Robinson II Fantasy Football Outlook (2021) (7/9) Advice: Opportunity is everything, right? It’s why despite Robinson’s lackluster quarterback play, he’s been able to finish as a top-12 receiver in back-to-back seasons. The upgrade to Andy Dalton was solid, but if the Bears play Justin Fields, it could be even better. Based on opportunity alone, Robinson should have finished as the WR4 in each of the last two seasons (that’s based on how many targets he saw and where he saw them), so there’s certainly room for improvement in his finish. Robinson has proven to be a WR1 with bad quarterback play in this same offense, making him one of the safer options as a low-end WR1/high-end WR2. (FantasyPros.com)
ADP: 2.02 — 4.11
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Born: August 24, 1993, Detroit, MI

Rodgers, A. – GB (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Amari Rodgers, WR, Green Bay Packers (6/23) Advice: Amari Rodgers has an excellent chance to prove himself the second most-talented wide receiver in Green Bay. That will be easier if Aaron Rodgers is participating in offseason workouts, which is certainly a question mark as of the time of publication. Assuming Aaron Rodgers and the Packers work things out, his rookie receiver would be a late-round pick in redraft and an early second round pick in rookie-only drafts. Amari Rodgers should complement Davante Adams in the slot very well and has the skill to take advantage of the lack of attention he’ll receiver with Adams on the field. (CBSSports.com)
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Ruggs III, H. – LV (WR)

The Athletic’s Vic Tafur believes Raiders WR Henry Ruggs is “the one receiver we can lock in for a lot of targets.” (7/8)
Advice: “Gruden hears the criticism of the Ruggs pick, so he is the one receiver we can lock in for a lot of targets,” Tafur writes. The first receiver drafted among last year’s elite class, Ruggs was primarily used as a decoy under Gruden, receiving two screens on 581 offensive snaps and finishing behind Josh Jacobs in targets (45 to 43). There is some momentum here as Gruden mentioned 22-year-old Ruggs looking “much better” in his second year at offseason workouts. With Nelson Agholor’s team-high 79.3 air yards and additional 5.1 targets per game vacated from last year, there is a fruitful role available for Ruggs to step into if Gruden discovers how to use him over free agent pickup John Brown. Any amount of volume near the line of scrimmage (rather than forgetting Ruggs is on the team) would also help.
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Born: January 24, 1999, Alabama

Samuel, C. – Was (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Curtis Samuel, WR, Washington Football Team (6/23) Advice: Game film advocates pointed to Curtis Samuel’s ability to seamlessly create separation on vertical routes in 2019 (only for Cam Newton to not recognize or not accurately reach him) as a reason he could break out in 2020, but ultimately, the connection with Teddy Bridgewater wasn’t much better. Now, in 2021, he reunites with his former OC Scott Turner in Washington, and QB Ryan Fitzpatrick is sneakily efficient in the vertical passing game. Samuel makes for an intriguing mid-round flier in his new setting. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 7.03 — 12.02
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Born: August 11, 1996, Brooklyn, New York, NY

Samuel, D. – SF (WR)

Deebo Samuel Fantasy Football Outlook (2021) (7/9) Advice: Something tells me that Samuel is going to become the Jarvis Landry of the 2020’s. What do I mean by that? Well, he’s probably going to finish better than where I have him ranked at the end of the season, but just because he finishes as the WR24 (hypothetically), it doesn’t necessarily mean he’s the 24th best receiver to roster. Through 22 career games, Samuel has never hit the “boom” mark of 25 PPR points. On top of that, there are suddenly a lot of mouths to feed in the 49ers pass attack. He’s a solid player with a decent floor, but he won’t be the reason you win a fantasy championship. You can take him as a stable WR3, or shoot for someone with a higher ceiling/lower floor. (FantasyPros.com)
ADP: 6.01 — 9.01
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Born: January 15, 1996, Inman, SC

Sanders, E. – Buf (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Emmanuel Sanders, WR, Buffalo Bills (6/23) Advice: After an impressive but short stint with the 49ers in 2019, Emmanuel Sanders joined the Saints, but he was unable to find his footing in New Orleans. That’s not all that uncommon for WRs coming over to the Saints during the Drew Brees era and dealing with a timing-based passing system. Josh Allen and the Bills should be a much better fit for Sanders’ skill set in 2021 — specifically on improvised plays off schedule and in the deep passing game. He won’t cost much in drafts due to the competition around him and that makes Sanders a priority flier in what should be one of the NFL’s best passing attacks. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 10.02 — 17.04
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Born: March 17, 1987, Bellville, TX

Schwartz, A. – Cle (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Anthony Schwartz, WR, Cleveland Browns (6/23) Advice: Anthony Schwartz’s blazing speed was enough to entice the Browns to select the rookie in Round 3 of the NFL Draft. In 2021, he’ll have a hard time making an impact outside of special teams, so he can be ignore in redraft leagues. But Odell Beckham and Jarvis Landry are both on the back sides of their career, so the landing spot doesn’t crush Schwartz’s Dynasty appeal. He’s an early third-round pick in rookie-only drafts. (CBSSports.com)

Shenault Jr., L. – Jax (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Laviska Shenault Jr., WR, Jacksonville Jaguars (6/23) Advice: Shenault is a Fantasy industry darling and someone is going to make him a mid-round pick in every draft this season. Shenault had a fine rookie season, showcasing his unique skill set in an offense not particularly conducive to Fantasy production. He can do a bit of everything, but he’s especially dangerous with the ball in his hands, so you have to think coach Urban Meyer will find more ways to get him opportunities. And, with Trevor Lawrence at QB, the quality of passes he’s seeing should be quite a bit better. He’ll have to compete with D.J. Chark and Marvin Jones for targets, but it wouldn’t be too surprising if Shenault emerged as the No. 1 option rather quickly. If you can get Shenault as an upside play for your bench in the eighth or ninth round, he could prove to be one of the best values in Fantasy. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 7.01 — 10.08
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Born: October 5, 1998, Irving, TX

Shepard, S. – NYG (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Sterling Shepard, WR, New York Giants (6/23) Advice: Sterling Shepard should be the slot receiver for the Giants and likely the No. 2 option in the passing game behind Kenny Golladay to open the season, but Shepard’s going to feel pressure from rookie Kadarius Toney. As a result of Toney joining the Giants, Shepard is only worth drafting with a late-round pick in all leagues, with his value higher in PPR. Shepard should be the lead slot receiver as long as he’s healthy, but the Giants will look to find ways to get Toney on the field. And with Golladay now on the Giants, Shepard could find it hard to produce on a consistent level. In 2020, Shepard appeared in 12 games and scored at least 13 PPR points in five of them. He also had just four games with fewer than 10 PPR points. He could surprise us this year and keep Toney on the bench, but you’re only going to draft Shepard with a late-round flier in the majority of leagues this year. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 10.11 — 15.12
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Born: February 10, 1993, Oklahoma City, OK

Slayton, D. – NYG (WR70)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Darius Slayton, WR, New York Giants (6/23) Advice: Darius Slayton went from a rookie sensation to a sophomore slump, but hopefully Year 3 will be better for him in 2021. However, it’s hard to count on him with the Giants adding Kenny Golladay, Kadarius Toney and John Ross this offseason, while also still having Sterling Shepard on the roster. We expect Slayton to play ahead of Ross, but that’s a situation to monitor. Hopefully, Slayton can make enough plays to make him Fantasy viable in deeper leagues. He only had five games with at least 11 PPR points in 2020 after he had six games with at least that total in 2019, and he still has plenty to prove this season. If Slayton continues to be a starting receiver for the Giants then he could have value in deeper leagues, but he probably won’t get drafted in most formats this year. Keep an eye on his role in training camp, and Slayton could end up as a waiver wire addition during the season if things go right despite the now-crowded receiving corps for the Giants. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 12.08 — 16.04
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Born: January 12, 1997, Norcross, GA

Smith-Schuster, J. – Pit (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for JuJu Smith-Schuster, WR, Pittsburgh Steelers (6/23) Advice: JuJu Smith-Schuster is a high-end No. 2 WR worth a selection as early as Round 4 in PPR leagues. If his efficiency regresses to his career norm, he could be even more than that. Smith-Schuster saw his yards per catch plummet to 8.6 in 2020, more than five yards per catch off his career average heading into the year. Considering he caught 97 passes, that’s a lot of meat left on the bone. Part of that was due to his average depth of target, which crashed to 5.5 yards, but he also did less after the catch. Considering his age, we should expect at least some bounce back, which gives him WR1 upside. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 4.12 — 9.01
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Born: November 22, 1996, Long Beach, CA

Smith, D. – Phi (WR)

6/23: The Eagles selected rookie DeVonta Smith in the first round of the NFL Draft from Alabama at No. 10 overall, and the Heisman Trophy winner should be Philadelphia’s No. 1 receiver right away. As such, he’s worth drafting with a mid-round pick in seasonal leagues as a No. 3 Fantasy receiver, with the chance to become a weekly starter in all formats. In rookie-only drafts for dynasty leagues, Smith is worth drafting as a top-five overall player. The Eagles needed a player like Smith, who was dominant at Alabama with 117 receptions for 1,856 yards and 23 touchdowns on 148 targets. He has the chance to be a Fantasy star right away given all the targets he should see from quarterback Jalen Hurts this year. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 5.05 — 15.12
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Born: November 14, 1998, Amite City, LA

Sutton, C. – Den (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Courtland Sutton, WR, Denver Broncos (6/23) Advice: The hope is that Courtland Sutton comes back better than ever from a torn ACL suffered in Week 1 of last season. The stakes couldn’t be higher — Sutton is entering a contract year and could be among the league’s highest-paid receivers with a big campaign. But when we last saw him regularly in 2019, he had a 58% catch rate (54% from Drew Lock), 7.8 targets per game (8.0 with Lock) and didn’t have to share the field with Jerry Jeudy. Since Sutton’s injury, Lock’s made no improvement as a passer, nor has Jeudy nor fellow 2020 rookie K.J. Hamler become established pass catchers. So there’s certainly a chance Sutton can re-emerge to help Fantasy managers, but it’s going to be tough if he’s sharing targets more frequently and doesn’t have a strong catch rate with them. Round 6 is a good time to add Sutton to rosters as a No. 3 option with No. 2 potential. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 4.12 — 8.08
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Born: October 10, 1995, Brenham, TX

Thielen, A. – Min (WR)

Adam Thielen 2021 Outlook: Passing The Torch Yet Still Scoring Touchdowns (5/14) Advice: Over the final month of 2020, Thielen averaged just 51 receiving yards per game, while Jefferson averaged 90 receiving yards per game. Thielen is also turning 31 before Week 1, so there’s always a risk he could begin to lose a step. Nevertheless, Thielen is a top-15 WR who should be drafted within the first 50-60 picks since he could have 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns this year, but do not be surprised if his fantasy value drops and Jefferson’s soars, either. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 3.01 — 6.01
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Born: August 22, 1990, Detroit Lakes, MN

Thomas, M. – NO (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Michael Thomas, WR, New Orleans Saints (6/23) Advice: Drafted as the near-consensus WR1, Michael Thomas was one of Fantasy’s biggest disappointments in 2020. He dealt with an ankle injury early in the season that hampered him even once he returned. Thomas also took a hit when Drew Brees was out as the two had developed one of the best rapports in the NFL during their time together. While Thomas now seems on paper like an excellent buy-low at his 2021 draft price, there is inherent risk in drafting him now that he will be playing extensively without Brees for the first time in his career. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 1.03 — 3.11
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Born: March 3, 1993, Los Angeles, CA

Toney, K. – NYG (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Kadarius Toney, WR, New York Giants (6/23) Advice: The Giants selected rookie receiver Kadarius Toney at No. 20 overall in the first round from Florida, and he will look to make an impact in a crowded receiving corps in 2021. Toney is worth drafting with a late-round flier in all seasonal Fantasy leagues, and he’s a second-round selection in rookie-only drafts for Dynasty formats. Toney might not make a huge Fantasy impact as a rookie since the Giants have Kenny Golladay, Sterling Shepard and Darius Slayton at receiver, and Toney will likely open the season fourth on the depth chart. But Toney will eventually take over for Shepard in the slot, although that might not happen until 2022. He’s a tremendous playmaker, and hopefully Toney can connect with quarterback Daniel Jones right away. If that happens, Toney can be a star. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 8.05 — 15.04
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Born: January 27, 1999, Mobile, AL

Valdes-Scantling, M. – GB (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Marquez Valdes-Scantling, WR, Green Bay Packers (6/23) Advice: Despite a career year in 2020, Marquez Valdes-Scantling is no more than a late-round dart throw in a Fantasy league. His best format is Best Ball, because of his big weekly upside that is nearly impossible to predict. Last year he had four games with at least 19 Fantasy points and five games with 19 or fewer yards. As long as Davante Adams is earning a 30% target share and the running backs are as involved as they have been, it will be difficult for any receiver to earn a large target share in Green Bay, especially one with Valdes-Scantling’s downfield skill set. The addition of Amari Rodgers in the draft could further limit Valdez-Scantling’s opportunities. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 11.11 — 15.10
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Born: October 10, 1994, St. Petersburg, FL

Waddle, J. – Mia (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Jaylen Waddle, WR, Miami Dolphins (6/23) Advice: The Dolphins spent the No. 6 overall pick in the NFL Draft on receiver Jaylen Waddle, and he has the chance to be the No. 1 option in the passing game in Miami in his rookie campaign. He’ll compete with DeVante Parker, Will Fuller and Mike Gesicki for targets, but Waddle has a history with quarterback Tua Tagovailoa from their time together at Alabama. Hopefully, that rapport is evident from Week 1. Waddle was impressive for the Tide; on just 133 collegiate targets, Waddle produced 1,999 receiving yards and 17 touchdowns on 106 catches. He should be drafted as a No. 3 Fantasy receiver in seasonal leagues with a mid-round pick. In rookie-only drafts, Waddle should be selected as a top-five overall pick. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 3.12 — 15.12
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Born: November 25, 1998, Houston, TX

Watkins, S. – Bal (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Sammy Watkins, WR, Baltimore Ravens (6/23) Advice: How long has it been since Sammy Watkins has been a quality Fantasy receiver? Well, he averaged 11.1 PPR points per game in 2018. Does that count? Otherwise you’d have to go back to 2015, when he put up 16.3 PPR points per game on average. He was 22 years old and playing in Buffalo. Six seasons and three teams later, Watkins will catch passes from Lamar Jackson in the Ravens’ run-heavy offense. Jackson hasn’t helped a wideout find 800-plus yards in his short career, which is probably fine with Watkins since he hasn’t registered even 700 yards in a season since 2015. You’re probably better off letting someone else draft Watkins because they recognize his name. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 12.12 — 15.12
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Born: June 14, 1993, Fort Myers, FL

Williams, M. – LAC (WR33)

Mike Williams Fantasy Football Outlook (2021) (7/9) Advice: How often can you find a wide receiver being drafted outside the top 40 who’s capable of posting WR1-type numbers? Williams fits that bill. He already has a 1,000-yard season on his resume. He also has a 10-touchdown season on it. He also happens to have one of the brightest young stars as his quarterback with little else on the depth chart outside of Keenan Allen. Health has been the biggest question mark for Williams, but once you’re outside the top-40 wide receivers, there’s hardly guaranteed production on the board, so take the upside. (FantasyPros.com)
ADP: 8.06 — 13.04
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Born: October 4, 1994, Vance, SC

Williams, P. – Mia (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Preston Williams, WR, Miami Dolphins (6/23) Advice: Injuries have been a problem for Preston Williams the past two seasons, and it appears the Dolphins are ready to reduce his role, especially with the addition of free agent Will Fuller and rookie Jaylen Waddle. Williams is only worth a late-round flier in deep Fantasy leagues this year. Williams had foot surgery in November, and he played in just eight games last season. This was after suffering a torn ACL in 2019. DeVante Parker, Waddle and Fuller will be the top guys on the depth chart in Miami, and Williams will fight for a reserve role. Hopefully he can stay healthy, but it will be hard for Fantasy managers to count on Williams in 2021. (CBSSports.com)

Williams, T. – Det (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Tyrell Williams, WR, Detroit Lions (6/23) Advice: After missing all of 2020 recovering from significant shoulder surgery, Tyrell Williams will vie to be among the Lions’ top receiving options in training camp this summer. It wasn’t too long ago when Williams was a key figure in the Chargers passing game, speeding downfield and using his tall, lanky frame to win contested catches. He was doing that for then-head coach Anthony Lynn, who is Williams’ offensive playcaller now. Detroit figures to be playing from behind a bunch, and even with Jared Goff at quarterback, Williams has a really good shot to post his second-ever season with 70-plus targets. Heck, 100 targets is even in range provided he stays healthy and on the first-team offense through the preseason. Williams carries mild appeal as a bench receiver worth looking at starting in Round 12. (CBSSports.com)
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Woods, R. – LAR (WR)

2021 fantasy player outlook for Robert Woods, WR, Los Angeles Rams (6/23) Advice: Robert Woods’ past three seasons provide enough evidence that he’ll have a shot at very good stats now that Matthew Stafford will plug into the Rams offense. Routinely settling in as a middle-of-the pack No. 2 receiver in PPR, Woods has averaged at least 8.1 targets per game since 2018 and been the Rams’ leader or near-leader in air yards each year. Getting Stafford is a definite upgrade — Jared Goff became a liability thanks in part to an average completion depth in 2020 of just 4.9 yards. Stafford, meanwhile, has helped push at least one teammate into the top 12 in air yards in each of the past three years. He’s a far more aggressive downfield thrower, something the Rams figure to lean on. That’s good news for Woods. At worst, pencil him in as a No. 2 receiver who should average close to 15 PPR points per game (just as he’s done for the past three seasons), but keep in mind that the quarterback change could kick his stats up a notch. Round 4 isn’t too early to take Woods in PPR, whereas he shouldn’t get touched until early Round 5 in non-PPR. (CBSSports.com)
ADP: 2.12 — 5.08
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Born: April 10, 1992, Gardena, CA

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