When it comes to draft day, the late-round selections set apart the championship contenders in college fantasy football. We’re going to focus on the data which will provide your team with the best odds at selecting the right WR in the draft, setting the most ideal lineup, and finding that diamond in the rough WR in your college DFS lineup
Let’s get right to the list of the Top 10 College Fantasy Position Groups of 2018:
- WR’s dominate the top of the list, claiming 54 of the top 60. Oklahoma QB’s accounted for 508 points, good for 59th on the list. Five different RB groups made the list – Memphis, Louisiana, Clemson, UCF, and Wisconsin – ranked in that order.
- WR groups from pocket passing QB’s represent the highest scoring position groups in all of college fantasy football. Eight of the top ten position groups are WR’s from pocket passers.
- 1 point per reception seems too high. CFBDynasty will detail this soon in a standalone post. The data was pulled from an industry expert league where passing TD’s were worth 4 points and it was a 1PPR league. Ohio State had 371 receptions in 2018, accounting for ~39.7% of the 934 points(approximate because RB’s caught passes too).
The data makes sense to any football fan when giving it some thought. The passing game is the primary focus of many college offenses. When imagining the difference, this is likely what comes to mind…
The data shows that selecting a WR3 or WR4 from a team with a pocket passer will provide the best odds at maximizing WR points. This is key when drafting in a deep league or selecting that cheap WR in a draft kings lineup.