4 Bargain Rookie WRs Models Say Could Be League Winners
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The 2018 rookie wide receiver class is living in the shadow of the top-heavy running back class. With three straight WR classes underwhelming since 2014’s historic crop, fantasy players are ignoring the upside with this year’s picks, and it’s cheaper than ever to buy rookie WR sleepers in the late rounds. Over the past five seasons, there have never been more than three WRs drafted in the second round of the NFL draft that have fallen to the second round of dynasty rookie drafts. In 2018, there are six. Over the past five seasons, the first rookie WR off the board has never had an ADP later than 2.5. In 2018, that number is eight. Though the 2018 class may not be weaker than other recent classes, it is disproportionately cheaper, and some of the value picks there have the potential for first-year breakouts.