2020 WR Fantasy vs Reality Rankings

FPS is continuing our series on comparing a player’s volume weighted production in fantasy football vs real football (using analytics based scoring, DVOA from Football Outsiders) with the most intriguing group: WRs. As you may have expected since so many fantasy WR stars don’t tend to match with the eye test, this position group is filled with over/under valued players comparing fantasy and reality. Here is how the chart works out:

NOTE: Fantasy Rank = Receiving Points ONLY / Receptions. Top 50 Fantasy performers only.

As a reminder:
-For WRs above the trendline, the larger the distance between the WR’s coordinates and the trendline, the better the player was in reality than in fantasy
-For WRs below the trendline, the larger the distance between the WR’s coordinates and the trendline, the better the player was in fantasy than in reality (DVOA).

Notable WRs better in Reality:

  • Cooper Kupp
  • Russell Gage
  • Cole Beasley

Notable WRs better in Fantasy:

  • Chase Claypool
  • Marquise Brown

TEs next week…

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