Most overvalued fantasy WRs

A.J. Green, Wes Welker among WRs being drafted too high

Updated: August 28, 2013, 11:46 AM ET
By KC Joyner | ESPN Insider

Tom BradyAP Photo/Michael DwyerSome believe Danny Amendola is the new Wes Welker, but KC Joyner isn't so sure.

Outside of quarterbacks, there may not be a position in fantasy football with more quality depth than wide receiver.

This rich vein of talent gives fantasy owners the luxury of waiting to pick wideouts in drafts. However in some cases, the wait isn't long enough and this is causing certain receivers to be selected too soon.

This is the fourth in a four-part series assisting fantasy owners by identifying 10 wide receivers who fall into the category of being overvalued. These players are being taken earlier in drafts (as determined by ESPN's average draft position) than they should be, based on my own value analysis.

Here are my 10 most overvalued wide receivers.


1. A.J. Green

Current ESPN Live Draft ADP: 16.5
Current ESPN Live Draft positional rank: No. 2
The Football Scientist (TFS) positional rank: No. 4

Green is one of the most dominant pass-catchers in the NFL, but his fantasy football case is hurt by one of the toughest cornerback schedules for a wide receiver this season. Dez Bryant has just as much of a statistical impact as Green, and he has a much more favorable slate. My draft guide also has Brandon Marshall with a much better matchup docket than Green, and that is why Bryant and Marshall should be considered higher percentage picks.