How high should you be willing to take Amon-Ra St. Brown in your fantasy football draft?

Amon-Ra St. Brown is a hot fantasy football commodity, but where where is the ideal spot to land him in a draft?
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Despite missing one game and being limited in a few others, Amon-Ra St. Brown was a top-10 fantasy wide receiver regardless of scoring format in 2022. With question marks around him in the Detroit Lions' wide receiving corps, and what seems to be a looming correction coming in the touchdown column, the potential is great for him this year.

Based on multiple sources of Average Draft Position (ADP) data, for 12-team leagues, St. Brown is firmly in mid-second round range. In NFFC ADP, narrowing to the last two weeks (July 14-28), his range is from No. 8 to No. 28 overall with a ranking of No. 13 and as WR8.

As Sirius XM Fantasy has had some industry drafts, St. Brown has been taken around the first/second round turn.

For some context, across multiple sources, wide receivers within a few spots of St. Brown with second-round ADPs (12-team leagues) are Davante Adams, Stefon Diggs, CeeDee Lamb, A.J. Brown and Garrett Wilson.

Detroit Lions fantasy football: Is there such thing as too high to draft Amon-Ra St. Brown?

We pretty much know who the first three or four wide receivers off the board in fantasy drafts will be--Justin Jefferson, Ja'Marr Chase, Cooper Kupp and Tyreek Hill. Brown might be No. 5 for many, and maybe it's Diggs for others. For still others, maybe it's Adams at No. 5.

But it's truly a subjective order in that lower-first/second tier, where St. Brown sits, after what is a subjective order of the aforementioned first four for many--which may not even include the whole first four we're generally seeing go first.

For St. Brown specifically, using a top-10 overall pick on him feels rich and it should not occur in any serious draft. But after that, from pick 11 to....say 17 in a 12-team league, he's hard to ignore. It will depend on how fast wide receivers are going in your draft, and where you're picking. But he will not last past the first 20 picks, and that may be optimistic in terms of hoping to get him in the mid/late second round.


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