ESPN’s Top 100 ’16 Fantasy Rookies Overvaluing WR’s

Will Fuller’s speed is dominant but he dropped 14% of passes in ‘15

ESPN writer, Mike Clay, has posted a top 100 fantasy rookies for 2016 list. It’s more than a bit premature and too heavily weighted to the WR position this year. Simply put the receiver position is overrated, there are no size/speed freaks (think Julio Jones, Calvin Johnson, DThomas types), and few guys who project to even be featured, go-to receivers in the NFL. There are plenty of talented guys who will contribute, and a few will become great in time but it’s a year where guys with glaring weaknesses (eg Will Fuller’s hands) who get selected in the first round because the top of the position is weaker than it’s been in several years.

This year will be above average at the RB position, and down the road, 2 or 3 years from now, the QB position will eventually bare out to being strong. Relative to the past three years though this WR class is below average at best.

Originally published at on March 3, 2016.

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