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Fantasy Football Draft Outlook: Brandon Aiyuk, DJ Moore, Curtis Samuel (2024)

Fantasy Football Draft Outlook: Brandon Aiyuk, DJ Moore, Curtis Samuel (2024)

It’s never too early to start looking ahead at the fantasy landscape to see which expert consensus rankings you disagree with the most.  There’s plenty of value out there being overlooked, as some in the space may be overreacting to disappointing seasons specific players had last year. The inverse is also true, as some fantasy managers may ignore changing circumstances and draft athletes higher than they should based on last year’s stats. Which players do our featured experts project differently than their peers? Check out our full article here. Below we dive into a few notable picks.

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Brandon Aiyuk (WR – SF)

Brandon Aiyuk as a top 10 WR. Aiyuk is a talented WR, but even after gaining over 300 more yards in 2023 than he did in 2022, he finished in roughly the same area. A top 15 WR. The touchdowns or the receptions may need to go up. (He had three fewer receptions in 2023 with nine fewer targets.) But with Christian McCaffrey, Deebo Samuel, & George Kittle still in town, there are too many mouths to feed. Aiyuk is a top 15 WR at best, and I do not think he pushes into the top 10.”
Miguel ‘SC’ Romero (Fantasy Football Universe)

DJ Moore (WR – CHI)

“Look. I love D.J. Moore just as much as the next spreadsheet nerd, but WR12 is a spicy meatball that I don’t know if I can partake in. Last year, he outplayed expectations and his volume as the WR9 in fantasy points per game. Moore was the WR19 in expected fantasy points per game. Will Moore be terrible this season with Caleb Williams under center? No, but his current ranking is pretending like the addition of Keenan Allen didn’t happen. Allen remains a top-shelf target drawing stud. Last year, he was second in target share, targets per route run, and first read share (per Fantasy Points Data). Moore is a solid WR2 for 2024, but he is not a WR1.”
Derek Brown (FantasyPros)

Curtis Samuel (WR – BUF)

Curtis Samuel’s ECR is too low (WR56). Even though he has exceeded 656 receiving yards only once in his career, the versatile receiver has finished as the WR36, WR25, WR34, and WR44, respectively, in his last four seasons playing 15+ games. His career season (2020, WR25) occurred with Joe Brady as his offensive coordinator, and they are now reunited in Buffalo. Granted, (nearly) every mock draft will slot a receiver to the Bills, but there will still be plenty of opportunity for Samuel to outpace his ECR with Stefon Diggs and Gabe Davis out of town.”
Kevin Hanson (EDSFootball)

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