Fantasy football managers searching for a deep sleeper at the wide receiver position should not ignore the Bills’ projected starting slot wideout Isaiah McKenzie.
Buffalo’s offense was highly productive last season finishing fifth in total yards (381.9) per game, which resulted in averaging the third-most points in the league (28.4 ppg). Fifth-year quarterback Josh Allen, who is the betting favorite to win this season’s MVP award, has stud weapons on the outside in veteran Stefon Diggs and the emerging Gabriel Davis.
While Diggs and Davis are coming off the board in the first four rounds of fantasy drafts, McKenzie offers an incredible value with an Average Draft Position (ADP) of 128. The speedy wideout, who caught five touchdowns in 2020, has only started 18 games in his career. Successful fantasy football managers invest in low-cost players with high ceilings.
The former 2017 fifth-round draft pick out of Georgia has earned the starting slot role this summer beating out veteran Jamison Crowder. Primarily a pivotal player on Buffalo’s special teams, McKenzie caught the attention of the Bills’ coaching staff last season when he exploded for 11 receptions, 125 yards and a touchdown in Week 16 against the Patriots.
Following his strong summer, do not sleep on a player coming off the board in the back end of Round 10. Mckenzie projects as a solid WR4/5 asset with tremendous upside playing on the inside for one of the league’s most powerful offensive attacks.