It’s that time of year once again! Football Absurdity will bring you a breakdown of every notable fantasy football-relevant player throughout June, July, and August. We’ve run through 20 quarterbacks and 40 running backs; that means it’s time to get to the deepest and most varied position! That’s right, we’re on to the wide receivers! Today we look at a guy who gets sneaky extra value through rushing the football. No, it isn’t Deebo Samuel, it’s 2021 Robert Woods (which you should know, you clicked the link).
Robert Woods ADP & AAV:
Average Draft Position (HPPR): WR19, Pick 50
Average Auction Value: $10.6 (WR17)
Robert Woods Statistics:
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2021 Robert Woods Fantasy Football Overview:
Robert Woods is just consistently good at football. That’s pretty much it; he’s a strong all-around player, who sneakily averages about 120 rushing yards per sixteen games with the Rams. While 7.4 yards per game is pretty bad for a running back, it’s pretty good for a wide receiver! Those are free extra points that nobody really thinks about, which Woods gets. Last year, he rushed for 155 yards and 2 touchdowns in sixteen games, which comes out to an extra 27.5 fantasy points on the season. Last year, Woods ended up with 200.1 half-PPR points (WR13). Without the rushing, he drops to WR26 last year… bumping down his teammate, Cooper Kupp, to the WR27 slot.
Woods had at least 80 yards or a touchdown in ten-of-fifteen games with Jared Goff last season. This shows you his weekly floor, given competent football play. And I use “competent” very loosely when referring to Jared Goff.
2021 Robert Woods Fantasy Football Draft Strategy:
Honestly, what are we doing here, with this ADP and auction value? He’s going as WR19, and pick 50? There’s a good chance that Robert Woods is there in the fifth round. If that happens, get Robert Woods. I’m not a huge fan of the running backs or tight ends going in that area, so it just comes down to WR and QB in the fifth. If one of the big five at QB are still on the board you could snag one of them (or you could wait for three rounds and get Ryan Tannehill).
Woods was good with Jared Goff under center, and Matthew Stafford is better than Jared Goff. It should be a big year for both Woods and Cooper Kupp. Make sure at least one of them makes it onto your roster in your drafts.
Best Case Scenario:
With Woods’s rushing skills, he provides a nice floor-and-boom option player. If he booms more than he hits his (rather high) floor, then he could end up around WR6 or WR7.
Worst Case Scenario:
Jared Goff’s insane football playing style somehow held the Rams apart, and the Curse of the Rambino hits Los Angeles.
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[Statistics are sourced from pro-football-reference.com, airyards.com, and ftnfantasy.com]