Which rookie wide receiver do you think will have the most value in the 2021 season?
Before the draft, Hakeem Butler was my top-rated rookie receiver. Unfortunately, he fell and ended up in a less than ideal spot in Arizona. I still think his talent will transcend his draft slot, but I'm not sure what the Cardinals offense will look like in 2021. They could be searching for a new identity, head coach, starting quarterback, and general manager by then if the Kliff Kingsbury/Kyler Murray experiment fails. If the Air Raid does translate, Butler will be a must-have player in 2021.
A possible candidate based on situation and talent combination could be Miles Boykin, who at that time will be entering his third season with Lamar Jackson. I believe that team is building something very special with Lamar Jackson under center, something that could make what has not been a fantasy friendly spot for wide receivers for some time become fertile ground once again. Boykin was clearly drafted with the intent of becoming the X receiver for Jackson. He’s the perfect package -- a big receiver who plays big and isn’t afraid to tangle with defensive backs at the catch point, but has the speed of a smaller receiver to run away from defenders after the catch. If that offense develops without major injuries or setbacks to the personnel, Boykin has good odds to be among the most valuable fantasy options at his position in 2021.
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