Eric Karabells Do Draft list: Jerry Jeudy, Jalen Hurts and more undervalued players
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No rookie wide receiver performed as well as Minnesota Vikings star Justin Jefferson last season, as the LSU product caught 1,400 yards worth of Kirk Cousins passes and scored seven touchdowns. Jefferson was the lone first-year option among the top 20 wide receivers in PPR scoring, and his emergence overshadowed what was a rather intriguing class that should have fantasy football managers excited for 2021 and beyond.
Fellow first-round selections CeeDee Lamb (Dallas Cowboys), Jerry Jeudy (Denver Broncos) and Brandon Aiyuk (San Francisco 49ers) also delivered fantasy-relevant numbers, while second-round choices Tee Higgins (Cincinnati Bengals), Chase Claypool (Pittsburgh Steelers) and Laviska Shenault Jr. (Jacksonville Jaguars) certainly did their part to help as well. All of these fellows figure to improve this season, and the fact I keep investing in so many second-year wide receivers is the clear sign of my interest.
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