Conventional wisdom says wide receivers are more valuable in Dynasty than redraft because of the length of their careers. Conversely, running backs lose value in the format because of how short their peak window is. I agree wholeheartedly with this sentiment, but that doesn't change my strategy of entering a draft with no intentional position strategy.
That's evidenced below in the fact that I did not take a receiver in the first five rounds. Now granted, it was a Superflex league, but I still took three running backs before selecting a receiver, which probably seems insane to most. What's insane to me is that I still don't hate my receiving corps. That's because the position remains the deepest in football.
Elijah Moore and Marquise Brown were my sixth and seventh-round picks in this draft. Respectively, they're my 15th and 18th ranked receivers, but in this draft, they were 23rd and 28th receivers drafted in this draft. While that could be viewed as good fortune, it's also true that you're very unlikely to see players go exactly as you have them ranked.
In Round 8 I took Michael Thomas, who could still be my No. 1 receiver this season. I love the return of Jameis Winston for Thomas, we just have to see if the 29-year-old can still be a star after essentially two wasted seasons.
Because I was so strong at running back, I prioritized bench receivers, trying to get a good mix of upside (Calvin Ridley and Will Fuller) and floor (Sterling Shepard). I also ended up with a couple of guys in Corey Davis and Marquez Callaway who would greatly benefit if something were to happen to Thomas or Moore.
I came away pretty thrilled with my receiving corps despite not taking one in the first five rounds. But let's not bury the lede too deep here, my top four running backs are Jonathan Taylor, Javonte Williams, and J.K. Dobbins and Chase Edmonds. In other words, if I did find three good receivers this team looks like a behemoth.
The experts who participated in this mock are:
Adam Aizer, CBS Sports
Dave Richard, CBS Sports
Scott Sidlo, Dynasty Junkies
John Luke Garofalo, Front Yard Fantasy Sports
Heath Cummings, CBS Sports
R.J. White, CBS Sports
Andrew Hall, Fantasy Pros
Josh Bosch, DynastyTradeCalculator.com
Jamey EIsenberg, CBS Sports
Josh Fewster, Front Yard Fantasy Sports
Dan Schneier, CBS Sports
Donkey Teeth, Razzball
And here are the results: