2021 Offers the Rare Chance to Start With an RB and Grab the Discount on 3 WR Legends
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Want to start your draft with an elite running back and still land so much wide receiver firepower that your league mates are crying for mercy? Michael Hitchcock explains why 2021 offers the rare opportunity to draft an all-world team at the receiver position.

Single-Elite-RB is all the rage in 2021, but it’s a strategy with plenty of risks, including missing out on elite WRs like Stefon Diggs and Tyreek Hill. Fortunately, you can balance that potential downside by subsequently loading up on legendary receivers.

Consider this: Right now, you can go WR-WR-WR in Rounds 2 through 4 and come down with receivers who averaged 297 points in 2018 and 282 points in 2019. How do you pull that off? Well, you have to be willing to select three receivers from a quartet of stars who have 17 top-10 finishes to their combined resumes. You can start your attack by drafting DeAndre Hopkins in Round 2. He’s ranked in the top-five WRs in five of the last six years, including two overall WR1 finishes.

Then you come back in Rounds 3 and 4 with two of the three receivers I’ll cover today. Yes, these receivers lost value due to surprising developments last year, but in all three cases it has created a crazy buying opportunity. In each instance, I’ll convince you the talent is still there and the volume should be far better than anticipated. We’ll even break them down using Blair Andrews’ bounceback metrics from The Wrong Read, No. 46.

Thanks to continued RB overdrafting in 2021, you have the rare chance to build an all-star team.

Drafting These Superstar WRs Is Almost Like Having 3 Extra First-Round Picks

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