3 WRs who can breakout in 2024 fantasy football ft. George Pickens

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2024 fantasy football breakout WRs

Wide receivers represent the deepest of all the fantasy football positions and also the one that has increased the most in overall value. More legitimate lineup options exist at wide receiver than in any other position, but they have still emerged as the most targeted players at the top of fantasy drafts in recent years.

While it's not necessarily difficult to find productive wide receivers in fantasy football, the most successful rosters are often the ones that were able to maximize the total value of the position. One of the best way to do this is by finding breakout candidates at wide receiver that may be getting a bit overlooked. Here are three such candidates ahead of the 2024 NFL season.

Breakout WR candidates in 2024 fantasy football

George Pickens
George Pickens

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#1 - Drake London

The Atlanta Falcons have fielded some of the worst quarterback play in the entire NFL since moving on from Matt Ryan. This is likely to finally change during the 2024 season after they made the bold move to sign Kirk Cousins during the free agency period.

Drake London may be the biggest beneficiary of the quarterback upgrade as the Falcons' undisputedNo. 1 wide receiver. He has already been a top 40 player in fantasy points per game with Marcus Mariota, Desmond Ridder, and Taylor Heinicke throwing him the ball, so with Cousins under center, London could be in line for a massive breakout year.

#2 - George Pickens

Many factors suggest that George Pickens could be lined up for his best fantasy football season so far in 2024. The Pittsburgh Steelers parted ways with Diontae Johnson and his large target share, opening the door for Pickens to significantly increase his workload.

A quarterback change could also benefit the emerging star wide receiver, especially considering it's likely to be Russell Wilson. Their styles seem to match up perfectly, with Pickens being a deep-ball specialist, and Wilson being one of the best deep-ball throwers in the entire NFL.

#3- Zay Flowers

Zay Flowers flashed a ton of upside in his rookie season with the Baltimore Ravens last year, but his game-by-game performances were extremely inconsistent. He finished among the top 20 wide receivers in weekly scoring six times, but also had five games with three or fewer receptions.

Entering second season, Flowers is a candidate to follow the trend of second-year players taking a big step forward. If he can improve his consistency when it comes to usage, it could greatly benefit his fantasy football value. With Odell Beckham Jr. no longer on their roster, a larger target share for Flowers is a likely outcome.

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