As we gear up to the start of the NFL season, Football Absurdity is going to bring you a comprehensive breakdown of every notable player that will be available in fantasy football drafts. We only look at the past three seasons for a player. This is because anyone who is looking at data from 2016 to figure out what to do in 2020 had better be studying potential Olympic pandemics. AJ Green missed all of 2019 with a foot injury, so we are reasonably certain he will not do worse than he did last year.
AJ Green ADP and AAV:
STD: WR24, 56 overall
PPR: WR26, 63 overall
A.J. Green Average Auction Value: $5
AJ Green Statistics:
AJ Green Overview:
If your league isn’t 100% full of prepared owners, someone with a hastily printed off cheat sheet is going to end up with Green. He’s being ranked anywhere between 46th and 86th. Let name recognition prompt him to go too early to “Jim from Marketing who didn’t study” or “last-minute-fill-in Jim’s estranged wife Donna” (that league is gonna have drama). The most telling stat is that this oft-injured, aging receiver, with a rookie QB that probably won’t see preseason play, is rated at $16 in Yahoo. However, people are paying $4.8 on average for him. I want a high floor with my WR2: Let the supporting cast just do their jobs so my studs can win my games for me. AJ Green’s floor is the same amount of fantasy points he scored, last year: Zero. Zip. Zilch.
AJ Green Draft Strategy:
Best Case Scenario:
AJ Green puts together a decent season and finishes as a back end WR2. So, your WR2’s best-case scenario is becoming a low-end WR2. That’s not the kind of lottery ticket you spend $4 or a single-digit-round pick on.
Worst Case Scenario:
Zero. Nothing. Nada. Less than zero. Dark Matter. The inside of a black hole. Cleveland Browns Stadium.
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