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Before we talk about Fantasy wide receivers, let’s step back and look at what this series is about. Last week, we took a look at some running backs and where I believe some experts are ranking them either too high or too low. It was magical! (OK, maybe that’s an overstatement.)

Now we’re going to look at the Fantasy position that’s probably taken the biggest leap in values over the past half-decade or so. I picked out a handful of Fantasy wide receivers experts are wrong about in 2016. (Actually, I lied – it’s four wide receivers and one tight end.)

As I write this, I realize the irony might just be that I’m the “expert” that’s wrong about these players, but it doesn’t change the meaning of the headline!

Over the past couple months, I’ve been writing for different Fantasy Football magazines and helping out Fantasy sites with their draft kits. It gives me a chance to take an early look at the players at each position, digging deeper on some than I might have done in the past.

So that’s where this article comes in – as I compare what I think of that particular player’s Fantasy value for upcoming drafts. I’ve already looked at five running backs experts are wrong about, and now it’s time to look out near the sidelines.

5 Fantasy Wide Receivers Experts Are Wrong About

These wide receivers are listed in no particular order. Go through the slideshow below to see which WRs I didn’t agree with everyone else on:


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Demaryius Thomas, WR, Denver Broncos – Too Low

Mr. Thomas’ career continues without one of the greatest quarterbacks in the history of the game, with Peyton Manning officially retiring. The good news is – we’ve already seen Thomas without Manning, as the old version of Peyton was barely like his former self. Sure, Brock Osweiler stepped in admirably, but are we positive that he’s that much better than what Mark Sanchez or Paxton Lynch can offer?

Sanchez has never had a wide receiver with Thomas’ ability, as Thomas can score from anywhere on the field (three TD catches of 45 yards or more last season). Even in a down year last season, Thomas still caught 105 passes, with a career-low 12.4 yards per catch – and six touchdowns. Both of those numbers will buoy up in 2016.

While other writers see a WR2 that might be had in the early third round, I think Thomas still works as a late second-rounder – and not too far off from being a WR1. Sure, a change at quarterback is significant, but the fact that Thomas hasn’t missed a game in four years means an awful lot while others are dealing with foot and knee surgeries.

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Demaryius Thomas, WR, Denver Broncos – Too Low

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