Wide receivers and tight ends are the life blood of today's NFL focused on spreading the field and isolating defenders. While the strongest probability subset of targets is accounted for through ADP (average draft position) entering the NFL preseason, here are the highest-leverage low-cost wide receivers and tight ends to target with final roster spots for owners to avoid the rush of a future waiver wire:
*Not listed among 109 wide receivers or 40 tight ends as of July 28 on myfantasyleague.com ADP*
Chicago's pass game pecking order is far from decided for 2017. Cameron Meredith was the surprise de facto No.1 option last season as Kevin White played only a handful of games. White's health is a critical element to his now third NFL season to show what he can or cannot do as a former No.7 overall draft pick. Beyond Meredith and White, Kendall Wright, Victor Cruz, Marcus Wheaton, and Rueben Randle compromise a rebound veteran quartet jockeying for roster spots and playing time. Wright peaked in 2013 and 2014 with WR3-level fantasy finishes. Randle and Cruz are longer shots considering their abrupt fall-off in recent seasons. Wright still accrued a shade less than five targets per game as Tennessee moved on to other primary options in 2015 and 2016.