By Jeff Paur
Senior Fantasy Writer
Realtime Fantasy Sports
The receiver position is a lot more coveted these days, mainly because so many leagues are points per reception (PPR). This makes getting someone like Antonio Brown a big plus for fantasy teams. At this point, many fantasy owners feel more comfortable taking an elite receiver in the first round than a running back. The position tends to be more stable.
If you don't get an elite option in a PPR league, you aren't likely winning your league. And we have some quality top options. There are about 10 or so elite fantasy receivers - guys capable of leading the league in scoring. After the top guys, though, we have a lot of similar options, which is why many wait on receivers after the elite guys are gone. It is another reason teams load up on No. 1 receivers early. You can use different strategies at the receiver spot and have success both ways.
Just like at running back, teams are looking for the next surprise. Who will be the Allen Robinson in 2016? There are several breakout candidates, including Dorial Green-Beckham, Sammy Watkins and DeVante Parker. There are options out there that could break through. The key is to identify them, target a few, get a few for your team, and hope for the best.
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