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The 8 Breakout Wide Receivers You Must Own in 2014

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Locating breakout wide receivers may be the single most important aspect of fantasy football. It’s probably obvious on its face, but owners of Josh Gordon and Alshon Jeffery won a disproportionate number of leagues in 2013. As the WR position continues to take over the landscape – in large part due to the necessity of using a WR as your Flex – the search for more and more depth continues. In past years I’ve focused on collegiate Dominator Rating and Height-Adjusted Speed Score to locate breakout candidates. This has been a key part of implementing the Zero RB strategy. Even when I select receivers early, I still tend to draft breakout receivers in the middle rounds (which often makes it a true Zero RB squad). Finding players like Gordon and Jeffery is also crucial to making a Zero WR approach function. If you build your roster around a RBx5 start, you need both value and upside in the middle rounds.

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By Shawn Siegele | @ff_contrarian | Archive

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