The Fantasy Football Draft, basically Christmas in September for NFL fans. With a different type of season upon us, it’s easy to become confused with who to pick. However, one of the most basic rules is always that a good wide receiver can make or break your season. Here’s two you may not have been thinking about, but can definitely help you out this season.
Amari Cooper, Dallas Cowboys
Cooper is sometimes an overlooked part of the Cowboys’ franchise. Nonetheless, his veteran status provides valuable league experience that will help him cope with the changes that COVID-19 will bring to the NFL. In the 2019 season, he had a rather dramatic improvement for Dallas, as he finished with 1,189 yards and eight touchdowns off of 79 catches.
Additionally, it is not an arguable point that he makes QB Dak Prescott better. Prescott had a 114.4 passer rating when he found Cooper’s hands. It’s obvious that the chemistry clicks between them, and the offensive talent Dallas possesses will benefit from this tremendously.
Cooper is likely expected to go in the second round of most fantasy drafts, but don’t be afraid to snag him first.
Allen Lazard, Green Bay Packers
Lazard went undrafted and was basically unknown for the majority of his entrance into the league. Last season was not especially promising, either, until the end, that is.
Weeks 16 and 17 saw him claim 17 combined targets. He looked like an entirely different breed of WR, and it seemed that he was growing into his game. This sets the expectations high for him this season. More importantly, it means he will likely be Aaron Rodgers’ number 2 receiver.
Lazard is definitely not an obvious pick. However, he seems capable of making noise in the red zone and may be just what you need to stay above the competition.