Rookie Faceoff: James Washington vs. Calvin Ridley
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Coffee or tea? Boxers or briefs? PPR or Standard? These are the age-old debates that define us. Over the coming weeks, our writers will add a few more to this list. That’s right — it’s rap-battle season. In this Rookie Faceoff, Hasan Rahim and Matt Wispe square off over two wide receivers competing for picks at the turn of Rounds 1 and 2 in dynasty rookie drafts. Take a look at Matt’s rebuttal. The field of wide receivers after D.J. Moore in this year’s rookie drafts appears to be fairly nebulous. In our rookie mock draft Calvin Ridley was drafted at the 1.12, whereas James Washington went at the 2.01. Additionally, Ridley was drafted ahead of Washington in HyperActive and best-ball rookie drafts. Despite being ranked in a lower tier by Shawn Siegele, I’m here to convince you to consider drafting Washington ahead of Ridley.1
- Or, maybe better, to trade down for him. (back)