Draft Strategy

Why Draft Stefon Diggs When This WR is Cheaper?

Why by a car for $20,000 when you can buy the same car with a crappy paint job for half the price? That, in a crude nutshell, is one way of looking at arbitrage, a concept the the Fantasy Douche first applied to fantasy football several years ago. The 2017 draft season presents no shortage of opportunities to buy players who have a host of things going for them – whether it be their situation, talent, or some other factor – for cheaper than a similar, more expensive player. This time out, I investigate the question – why draft Stefon Diggs when another, very similar wide receiver is so much cheaper?

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By Cort Smith | @cortnall | Archive

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  1. I think you made a great argument to just draft both

  2. Jason says:

    One thing to note is though is that Diggs was as highly rated of a recruit as guys like Julio Jones and Calvin Johnson. He is probably in the top 5 WR recruits of the past decade when looking at his 247 composite ranking. He also produced in college on a market share basis on a bad team. So, I don't really think his draft round should be held over his head to such an extent. He has proven at every level he has the talent.

  3. Agreed all around. I am probably underselling Diggs upside as well. He makes a fine 5th round pick.

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