The wide receiver position is usually the deepest on draft day. However, that also makes it the most difficult to find starters for fantasy teams during Week 1. Some leagues start a lot of wide receivers (up to five or more), which makes it difficult to find players that you feel comfortable starting. Fantasy football managers need to look at their rosters and make the best decisions possible. The WRs that were taken early in the draft are likely already in starting lineups.
For Week 1, fantasy managers may be struggling to fill a final WR slot on their starting roster. Players like rookies Elijah Moore and Jaylen Waddle may end up filling those starting spots. It is hard to predict how rookies will pan out, but they certainly can be difference-makers on a team. Another player that falls into that WR3/4 range is Marquise Brown. He fell from being a top option last year and is now a player more like DeSean Jackson – boom or bust. For fantasy’s sake for those who start him, hope he is a “boom” for Week 1.
NFL Wide Receiver Rankings: Week 1
— Rankings by Sarah Lewis, who is part of the Athlon Contributor Network and lives, eats, and breathes fantasy football. Have a fantasy football question? Send it to her on Twitter @Sarah_Lewis32.