NFL Depth Charts
Opportunity in the NFL usually translates into fantasy football success. The top wide receiver on a team will naturally see the most targets, making him more valuable to own in your fantasy league. However, it’s important not to overanalyze NFL Depth Charts as things do change. The workload distribution between the running backs in Miami is a lot different than it is in Pittsburgh. Be careful you don’t naturally assume that a player in a starting role will gain you a lot of carries or see a lot of targets just because their name is first on the list. This can also be said for Tight Ends. Some coaches have their offense set up for a pass-catching tight end to make a lot of big plays or will be heavily targeted in the red zone, others prefer a guy that is just great at blocking. Having a better understanding of the offense usually helps when looking at the depth of the team.
NFL Depth Charts can be helpful in deep fantasy leagues if you’re trying to find sleepers for late-round stashes that could emerge later into the season or in the future. It helps to know where a rookie is slotted and if he has the chance of stealing a job mid-season. At the same time, you should not get discouraged if you see a player listed as a wide receiver three, as this could mean he is projected to start in the slot position. Depending on the quarterback, or scheme, a wide receiver in the slot could thrive in the reception category.