Picture this: it's the early rounds of your fantasy draft and you're in need of a wideout. The best two players at the top of the queue are Jarvis Landry and Amari Cooper. Now here's the question: Who do you pick?
It's a tough position to be in at face value, but not so hard when you take a closer look.
While most of Cooper's final stat-lines look solid, he's been a notoriously inconsistent player week in, week out. Case and point: his 2017 season. The third-year wideout recorded almost 30 percent of his total production in one game last season.
Amari Cooper is the most inconsistent fantasy wide receiver of this generation change my mind pic.twitter.com/8OMmZZyh1m— Ryan Disdier (@ryandisdier) August 25, 2018
That performance probably pushed most his owners to victory in one game last season, but he barely came close to repeating even half of that production in other weeks.
Last game against the Eagles I believe Jarvis Landry accounted for 36% of the target share for the Browns. As my WR3/Flex option I feel confident he will be heavily involved as usual !— Tim White (@Tightydub) August 25, 2018
At the end of the day, winning on any given Sunday comes down to consistency. It's up to you to decide if you want big-play potential or a guy who has been steady throughout his career.
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Mike Esposito is not a FanDuel employee. In addition to providing DFS gameplay advice, Mike also participates in DFS contests on FanDuel using his personal account, username espo6891. While the strategies and player selections recommended in his articles are his personal views, he may deploy different strategies and player selections when entering contests with his personal account. The views expressed in their articles are the author's alone and do not necessarily reflect the views of FanDuel.