This isn't your older sibling’s game where running backs reigned supreme as the dominant position. As the NFL continues to evolve into a league driven by passing, wide receivers play just as big of a role as running backs in determining your fantasy football team’s success.
Although top receivers can now tally as many points as halfbacks, especially in point-per-reception leagues, they often don’t receive the advantage of guaranteed touches every week. A high-upside player like Percy Harvin or Kenny Britt may win you one or two matchups with a groundbreaking performance, but a successful fantasy team should also feature some dependable options that are safer bets for weekly production.
These guys may not break open the contest, but they should contribute to your hunt for a victory on a weekly basis.