In dynasty, your positional strategy will be slightly different, WR is one of the ones that is relatively the same to redraft.
What is the difference to Redraft?
So what is the difference to redraft? Not alot really. Wide receivers are typically in the league for a long time. They can struggle in their rookie seasons. So, there isn’t a difference to redraft in that way.
The real difference is finding the value of the players, and dealing with the movement.
Dynasty WR Considerations
Knowing how you should value a WR for dynasty, knowing what you have will form a large part of your overall strategy.
WRs thrive where they are comfortable in the offense. That translates to their contract situation, and being consistent in that offense.
Sure, there are some players that move team and find immediate success, but that’s not a massive number.
The actual contract, at least, if it will be offered, isn’t as much of a concern as it would be for an RB. Effective receivers are in the league (normally) for a third, or potentially fourth, contract.
The dropoff comes alot later for WRs, and it’s not as severe. What you might notice is how a receiver is used changes. They might move from the outside to the inside. Equally, you may see the team start using another option more consistently than before.
It’s really more of a long-term thing to be aware of than anything.
Yards and receptions are great, they won’t lose you your week. But if you want to win, then TDs are important. So usage in the redzone is important. Having a dangerous redzone weapon on your roster is golden for upside each week. If you can combine these targets with receptions and yards- you’ve got a top tier receiver.
QB Talent & Situation
The talent of the QB throwing the ball is one of the biggest things that can affect your WR value. The situation around that talent is also important. Meaning the contract situation of the player comes into consideration.
If the talent at QB isn’t good, or if the situation is unknown (even in the medium-term) it can hit a players value in some way.
Generally in dynasty, it’s cheaper to acquire WR talent than RB talent. However, truly all of the options are on the table. You can trade for an established player, pick up a great prospect in the draft, you could even find a waiver-wire option.
In the case of the waiver-wire option, you are going to need to have some luck. But, depending on the depth of the league you can sometimes find a matchup-dependent flex option.