Meng Song discusses the intriguing profiles for two deep sleepers at wide receiver and explains why they’re exactly what you need to win your best ball contests.
Many are talking about Laviska Shenault and Darnell Mooney as potential breakout candidates in their second year in the NFL. It’s easy to understand why, as Shenault has tantalizing athleticism and yards after the catch ability, and Mooney showed flashes as a route-running technician and dangerous deep threat as a rookie. Both sophomore wide receivers also received major quarterback upgrades this offseason in the form of Trevor Lawrence and Justin Fields.
These sophomores are set up to step into potential impact roles for their respective teams. However, both Year 2 wide receivers will also require relatively early investments in best ball, as they each currently have ADPs in the single-digit rounds. They can succeed and be valuable contributors to best ball rosters this coming season, but there are a couple of other young prospects from the 2020 draft class who haven’t been discussed much this offseason and shouldn’t be forgotten.
In this weekend’s RotoViz Overtime listener league draft in the FFPC $100,000 best ball tournament, receivers like A.J. Green and Dyami Brown went in the WR70 range, and 20 more wide receivers were drafted after that. You can’t use free agent acquisitions to replace these picks if you waste them, making it imperative to have a strong list of late-round wide receiver targets. The two wide receivers I’ll profile today are going even later in ADP than the 10 draft targets recommended by Shawn Siegele in the double-digit rounds.