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Fantasy football: Who stands to gain/lose the most targets in 2021?

T.J. Hockenson stands to benefit from even more targets in 2021. Cary Edmondson-USA TODAY Sports

Identifying the best skill sets might be paramount to fantasy football success, but a player can't get there without opportunity. Spend the majority of your time evaluating the former, but don't do so at the complete expense of the latter.

At the receiving positions, fortunately, there's a quick-and-easy method to identify players who stand to gain or lose opportunity in the coming season: The vacated-targets method, which compares a team's past year total to the total accumulated by the players on its roster for the upcoming season. It stands to reason that if a team lost personnel during the offseason, that means more opportunities should open up for the players who remain, and if a team added personnel without removing any, it means more mouths to feed and therefore diminished opportunity.