Rookie Faceoff: Calvin Ridley vs. James Washington

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 Hasan’s rebuttal. Compared to most years, this year’s WR class would appear to lack upside, but both Calvin Ridley and James Washington landed with teams that elevated their draft stock1 to the last few picks of the first round of rookie drafts. With similar ADPs, it’s likely that dynasty drafters will be forced to make a decision about whether to reach for Washington or follow chalk and select Ridley. And while Ridley doesn’t appear to be the superstar WR prospect that his early draft projections suggested, he’s poised to be a safe, consistent option.
  1. Or in Ridley’s case, solidified.  (back)

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