Last week I did an analysis of running back attrition in 2018. This week I'll play the same methods to WRs. If you read last week's article, skim down to the chart. The next few paragraphs explain the methodology, which you already read last week.
To get a handle on the attrition of WRs, I took the site preseason projections (from the beginning of September) with default scoring system (PPR) and then created a fantasy depth chart for each NFL team. The WR projected to score the most fantasy points (FP) was designated that team's #1 receiver, the 2nd-most FP the #2 WR, etc.
For example, take Arizona. At the end of the preseason, Larry Fitzgerald was projected to lead the team's WRs in points, so he is Arizona's #1 WR. Christian Kirk was its #2 and Chad Williams its #3.
The preseason ranking I'm using went 121 WRs deep (I didn't count any WRs who were FA at the time and may have had a projection but couldn't be assigned a team fantasy depth chart number). Every team had a #1 and #2 WR in the projections, but ...
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