NFL Training Camps are now underway, and many fantasy owners are continuing their own preparations for upcoming fantasy football drafts. This provides an excellent opportunity to scrutinize where players are being selected during the voluminous amount of drafts that have already taken place, in the form of their Average Draft Positions (ADPs). This knowledge supplies critical insight into how your next drafts could easily unfold. Including the WR position, which delivers a unique level of intrigue this season. It definitely contains more depth than you will find at RB, yet will not allow you the luxury of remaining patient when choosing the elite receivers, as opposed to what you will encounter when selecting your QBs. Various approaches are being employed by owners as they consider which wideouts to target. And this breakdown of Roddy White is just one element within a series of articles that will construct a roadmap toward knowing where to slot WRs during the fantasy football draft process.
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Since 2007, White has generated over 1,150 yards, while also garnering at least 83 passes every year during that span. In the last three years, he has averaged 102 receptions, and a whopping 1,345 yards. And, with the explosive Julio Jones in the lineup since 2011, White has still averaged 96 catches, while accruing 1,351 yards. He also had more receptions (92) and yards (1,351) than Jones last season, while also collecting 14 more targets than his dynamic teammate. That lengthy collection of numbers illustrates how much White has accomplished in the past six seasons, which should have earned him considerable respect with owners. And even though his current ADP of 34 is definitely favorable, it should be even better. Owners are drafting 11 receivers prior to opting for White. But some of the WRs who are being selected before him, cannot match his unwavering proficiency, and are less likely to achieve the output that White appears primed to deliver again this year. Plus, the following collection of wideouts cannot compete with White’s track record of durability, as he has performed in all 16 regular season contests for eight consecutive years. Larry Fitzgerald is an exceptional talent, but the shortcomings on Arizona's offense, and Carson Palmer's declining skills bear no resemblance to Matt Ryan and the high powered attack that White will perform with. Andre Johnson's stellar career does not include numbers that match White's in the span mentioned earlier. Randall Cobb has a bright future, but is hardly the proven commodity that White has been. And Victor Cruz can be electric, but will struggle to replicate White's production this season. All WRs mentioned are worthy of selection in the early stages of Round 3, with the exception of Harvin. But the premise is to make sure that you have fully considered White, before you pass upon the opportunity to grab him for your rosters.