6 pass catchers you should consider fading out in the draft

Maybe Kelce qualifies as an overrated fantasy player rather than being harshly called a “bust”, but he’s 33 soon and apparently in the decline of his career — still being drafted as a top 20 pick. Kelce’s yards per route run has seen him drop nearly 20% over the past three seasons. tyreek hill off the fieldand Kansas City added Juju Smith Schuster Play slots in the off season.

Kelth is drafted higher Mark Andrews6 years younger lost marquise brown As a competitor, they saw 15 end zone targets last season compared to just four for Kelse. It stands to reason!

Sutton’s ADP looked like One of the worst in previous recent memory Tim Patrick The season has gone down, but now it’s regularly overrated. Russell Wilson As his quarterback, Sutton’s ADP treats him as a top 20 WR, which is very offensive. Sutton’s target rate per route saw him drop 38%, His yards per route run dropped from 2.10 to 0.48 (!), and Judy was on the field last season..

In other words, even though Judy was playing through a severe ankle sprain, 83% of Sutton’s fantasy points came with his teammate off field last season. There has certainly been some talk of Wilson and Sutton this summer, there is a real debate of Wrong Denver receiver being drafted first in fantasy league.

Allen has a safe floor and a star quarterback to throw at him, but this is a 30-year-old player whose yards per route run has been declining every season since 2017, with 90 certified WRs last year. Ranked 30th amongMost importantly, Allen’s Target and fantasy production dropped sharply one time Joshua Palmer It took over as LA’s WR3 for the last five weeks of last season.

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In other words, Allen saw When Palmer is on the field, his target run rate per route has dropped from 27% to 20%.and sophomore wideouts Figures to see more action in 2022.

San Francisco 49ers: Deebo Samuel

Samuel is drafted as a borderline top 8 fantasy receiver. Not ranked in the top 50 by route taken or in the top 25 by number of goals last seasonHis role in this year’s passing game remains a question mark, with San Francisco Trey Lanceworked exclusively Brandon Ayuk Over the summer, Samuel was primarily seeking new contracts.San Francisco’s new starting QB on the move attack completely Wrong field level than Jimmy Garoppolo.

San Francisco 49ers' Deebo Samuel #19 was the fantasy star of 2021

Trey Lance may not help Devo Samuel’s fantasy outlook as much as some think. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Samuel is a dynamo after catch Although he is used all over the field, last season was the first time he didn’t miss a game.Samuel managed to rush 8 scores in just 59 trialsand the 49ers’ RB room entering 2022 will be healthier and deeper.

Samuel is simply not predicted to see nearly as much as the other receivers drafted around him, making him a very dangerous second-round fantasy pick.

Seattle Seahawks: DK Metcalfe

Metcalf still drafted as Borderline’s top 20 fantasy receiver despite Seattle loss Russell Wilson during the off-season. Geno Smith named QB1 (and Few alternatives are better), and Metcalfe saw His flying yards per game are cut in half and his target share is down below teammates Tyler Rocket Smith plays quarterback.

Metcalfe is talented enough to overcome his sudden precarious situation (Seattle also Played by far the fewest in the NFL last season), but recognize that he greatly benefited from the Hall of Fame quarterback who targeted him in the end zone more often than any other WR in the league.

And we haven’t even started with Metcalfe “nutrition” yet.

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Washington Commanders: Terry McLoughlin

Scary Terry is one of the best wide receivers in football, but he’s been drafted with far too high fantasies, as if he’s no longer haunted by the poor quarterback situation. Carson Wentz Was one of the most inaccurate QBs in the league last season And now play outdoors and downgrade on the offensive line. Moreover, a rookie WR Jahan Dotson Reportedly shows more chemistry with Wentzso McLoughlin, who posted a line of 23-318-0 in the final seven games of last season, struggles to rank as a top-15 WR like his ADP.

Imagine McLoughlin’s drafting Allen Robinson this year.

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