Compare that to Keenan Allen, Michael Thomas, Doug Baldwin, and Jarvis Landry, who’ve all had catchable targets hovering around 80%, according to PFF. With Case Keenum set to improve that situation, DT and Sanders will have a little bit left in the tank to provide fantasy value this year. In fact, DT and Sanders literally said that Keenum reads the coverage fast and throws a very catchable ball. Yes, DT has dropped catchable balls, but if his volume is high and he gets more chances, we won’t worry as much about the few instances that he doesn’t come through.
It’s been well documented that DT was an iron man, playing in 16 games for six straight years, and had 90+ receptions and 1000 yards for 5 straight years; last year he came close despite their QB situation, catching 83 balls for 949 yards. He’s still a red zone threat, and will give you a high floor at the very least in PPR leagues. DT still had 12 games with 5+ receptions last season. If you’re drafting RBs in the early rounds, I’m looking for old and reliable guys like him and Fitzgerald as my WR2s in PPR leagues to give me a high floor with upside. Did I just say old and reliable? Yup.
In the beginning of the 4th, Amari Cooper has higher upside than Thomas, but if I got my high upside guy earlier, I would grab DT, and vice versa. Gordon is being taken around the same time, so he obviously provides extreme upside with a bit of risk baked in. Really depends on your style, and I wouldn’t be mad if you went that route. I like high floor WRs in PPR leagues myself, so I like Cooper and Gordon more in non-PPR since they have the bigger play ability at their point in their careers.
Do you believe DT is being drafted appropriately, considering the upgrade at QB? Who would you rather draft between Amari Cooper, Josh Gordon, and DT?