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Five wide receivers going too high in fantasy drafts

SEATTLE, WA - JANUARY 10: Kelvin Benjamin #13 of the Carolina Panthers reacts after scoring a 15 yard touchdown thrown by Cam Newton #1 in the fourth quarter against the Seattle Seahawks during the 2015 NFC Divisional Playoff game at CenturyLink Field on January 10, 2015 in Seattle, Washington. (Photo by Harry How/Getty Images)

With the staff releasing our consensus Top 101 players of the fantasy season, it seems like a good time to examine five receivers who are currently overvalued. Opportunity cost is an often overlooked factor, and especially with the first few wideouts listed below, it plays a large role in earning them a place on this list. (This is inspired by Kelvin Benjamin in today’s 101 update; he’s our No. 41 player off the board, No. 22 wide receiver, yet I was the lowest on him, at 72.)

As always, almost every player has a cost at which they should be acquired, and a couple of these receivers are not miles away from it. However, if the prices do not come down, fantasy investors could be quite disappointed with their returns on these five pass catchers.

Demaryius Thomas, Denver Broncos

Thomas has been mentioned more often as undervalued this offseason, which makes sense when someone of his reputation is being drafted roughly a round later than last year. The ADP drop occurred despite Thomas finishing 2015 as the ninth-highest-scoring wideout in PPR leagues and 13th in standard formats. He is currently the 15th receiver selected, usually around the second- and third-round turn, and he is the 16th receiver in our Fantasy 101.

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