The NFL season is finally underway and only means one thing, fantasy football. There are over 60 million fantasy football players this year across the world. With all of the trades and new rookies coming in, this year's season is going to be exciting.
This year, wide receivers are a top priority for fantasy football compared to last year when it was running backs. Elite fantasy receivers are scarce this year, so they are going high in the first and second rounds. This list includes star players such as Justin Jefferson, Ja’Marr Chase, Tyreek Hill, and Stefon Diggs.
The unanimous number-one overall pick this year is Justin Jefferson. Jefferson had an electric season last year averaging over 21 points per game. Jefferson was a fantasy football manager's dream as he was very consistent throughout the year. Jefferson only had 4 games under 10 points along with numerous 30-point games.
Another wide receiver with high expectations is Garrett Wilson. Wilson won Offensive Rookie of the Year last season and wants to keep up the great work. The Jets offense has had numerous upgrades throughout the offseason, including the addition of four-time MVP, Aaron Rodgers. Unfortunately, Rodgers tore his achilles in his first start as a Jet. Last year the Jets shuffled through a number of quarterbacks including Zach Wilson, Mike White, and Joe Flacco. Wilson was projected as a top-10 wide receiver, but with the Rodgers injury, his future is unknown. The new QB1 for the Jets will be Zach Wilson who got benched mid-season last year. This is tragic news for all fantasy owners who have Wilson, but with a veteran presence, Wilson might be able to learn a thing or two from Rodgers.
“I picked Garret Wilson on my fantasy team this year. I thought he and Rodgers were going to be a duo. Now with Rodgers out I feel like I wasted my pick, but I am going to stick with him. I guess we will see how he does without Rodgers” senior Trevor Sagehorn said.
This year is going to be the most exciting yet. The expectations are high and the stakes are even higher. Only time will tell how the seas go.