Handicapping your PPR League: Who to skip, who to avoid, and who to run with in leagues which award points for receptions.
Fantasy leagues are expanding their scoring and these days PPR or points per reception is the most popular trend. Every pass caught by a wide receiver, tight end or running back will add to your score with every reception they haul in. The standard seems to be one point (but check your league scoring). So a guy like the New England Patriot's, Wes Welker, who averages over 100 receptions each year is suddenly giving you the extra scoring equivalent of 16-17 touchdowns over the season. Yeah, baby.
Another wider receiver you can feel good about sniping at any point from here on in your draft is Steve Breaston. He had 72 receptions and nearly 1000 yards receiving as the Cardinals third WR option. Even if you assume Anquan Boldin does not get traded away, Arizona is still a pass-first, second, and third team. As long as Kurt Warner's arm does not fall off, he's as good as any team's number 2 receiver. Plus if your team counts return yardage this kid is pure fantasy gold. He bested Reggie Wayne and Randy Moss in points in 2008.
Hopefully, you're getting the idea here. Don't simply follow whichever website's rankings are stuffed under your nose. Know who you want before the draft starts.
Finally, I say this often but it bears repeating, know your teams scoring set-up then do the research. You have all season to enjoy the fruits of your labor, make trades and revel in your league-mates follies. But you only get one draft, so make it count.