2019 Fantasy Football - Dynasty Buys - Wide Receivers





By Chet Gresham - @ChetGresham
Follow @walterfootball for updates.

When looking for players to acquire in dynasty, you will always need to take risks and get creative, especially before the draft and free agency. I have a list here of some obvious and some not-so-obvious players I am looking to add to my dynasty teams this spring.

Albert Wilson, Dolphins
Wilson wasn't used as well as he should have been in 2018 and then he got hurt, but he still put up great numbers when he saw work. He caught 26-of-35 targets for 391 yards and four touchdowns through seven games, plus threw a 52-yard touchdown! Wilson also put on a strong analytics show. On just 26 receptions, he had the two longest yards-after-catch - YAC - plays, with 73 and 70 yards according to Next Gen Stats. That, of course, helped him lead the league in YAC per target, but he was second in YAC per target in 2017 as well. He also was near the top or at the top in fantasy points per route and target, yards per route and yards per target. Those numbers will come down if he can see the target numbers he deserves, but they show us his potential if he is used correctly. The Dolphins are a mess, but they can't get much worse than what they were with Ryan Tannehill and Adam Gase at the helm. Wilson isn't poised for a big breakout, but he should be a starting wide receiver in 2019, and it won't take 150 targets to turn him into a reliable fantasy player.



James Washington, Steelers
Washington is an obvious choice with Antonio Brown on his way out, but that doesn't mean you look past him. Unlike the other players on this list, Washington was not good in 2018 and had trouble getting onto the field on game day, but he did flash on some big plays late in the season, and word out of Pittsburgh is that he is dedicated and an extremely hard worker in practice. That, of course, sounds like bull manure when you're looking for fantasy stats on game day, but Washington's college pedigree and his late-season work last year will easily give him the upper hand to be the No. 2 receiver in a prolific passing game. Antonio Brown helped JuJu Smith-Schuster see weaker coverage, and I believe Smith-Schuster should be able to do the same for Washington.

Chris Godwin, Bucs
Godwin put up great numbers last season despite not being a starter whenever DeSean Jackson was healthy. Godwin caught 59-of-95 targets for 842 yards and seven touchdowns and finished the season with four touchdowns over his final five games. We know Adam Humphries is out the door, and Jackson has most of his body out the door, which means Godwin should end up with plenty of work. But, if Bruce Arians moves him to the slot, which is where James Winston loves throwing the ball and where Arians put Larry Fitzgerald in Arizona to significant effect, he could be in line for a top-10 season, even with Mike Evans leading the way at receiver. Any way you look at the situation, Godwin should be able to take a step forward, but it could end up being a leap.



Dante Pettis, 49ers
Kyle Shanahan was able to keep the 49ers' offense from completely sinking despite losing his starting quarterback early in Week 3 of last season. His is an offense that will take a hit when facing adversity, but you can count on his teams not falling into a statistical black hole, which gravitates me toward the 49ers when looking for value, especially with Jimmy Garoppolo back in 2019. Pettis, with Nick Mullens throwing him the ball, got his time to shine in Week 10 with Pierre Garcon injured, and in the next six games, he caught 24-of-38 targets for 371 yards and four touchdowns, managing over 15 yards per reception. Now, Garcon is gone, and Pettis looks like the most reliable receiver left on the team. He is also one of Shanahan's "guys," as Shanahan traded up in the draft to grab him. As it stands, Pettis is set up for a huge 2019. The main trouble for that prediction is that the 49ers most-likely will look to add a receiver or two through free agency and the 2019 NFL Draft. They're linked to both Odell Beckham Jr. and Antonio Brown, and if they somehow land someone of that caliber, Pettis will take a back seat, but even if they grab a no-doubt No. 1, Pettis should be the No. 2 starting Week 1 instead of Week 10 in a potent offense.

Robby Anderson, Jets
Anderson ended 2018 on a high note, which correlated well with Sam Darnold's statistical improvement. It took a while for them to develop trust and a connection, as both players dealt with early-season injuries, but it did happen in Week 13. In Weeks 13-15, Darnold's passer rating was a lofty 143.8 when targeting Anderson. Also in 2018, Anderson saw his route tree diversify, whereas, in 2017, much of his success came on rudimentary go-routes, giving him a reputation as just a deep threat. There was a learning curve with rookie Darnold taking the helm and Anderson expanding his routes to add shorter routes with more diversity, and I think we can say that at least to end the season, both players caught up to the curve and showed their capabilities. Anderson is a restricted free agent, but the Jets have plenty of cap space and want to keep Darnold and Anderson's connection intact. That could mean a strong 2019 for the soon-to-be 26-year-old wide receiver.



For more recommendations, check out WalterFootball.com's Fantasy Football Rankings.




LOADING COMMENTS...




More 2015 Fantasy Football Articles:
Fantasy Football Rankings

2015 Fantasy Football Rankings:
2015 Fantasy Football Rankings: Quarterbacks - 9/10 (Walt)
Chet Gresham's Fantasy Football Quarterback Rankings - 9/4 (Chet)
2015 Fantasy Football Rankings: Running Backs - 9/10 (Walt)
Chet Gresham's Fantasy Football Running Back Rankings - 9/4 (Chet)
2015 Fantasy Football Rankings: Wide Receivers - 9/10 (Walt)
Chet Gresham's Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Rankings - 9/4 (Chet)
2015 Fantasy Football Rankings: Tight Ends - 9/10 (Walt)
Chet Gresham's Fantasy Football Tight End Rankings - 9/4 (Chet)
Chet Gresham's Fantasy Football Flex Rankings - 9/4 (Chet)
2015 Fantasy Football PPR Rankings - 9/4 (Chet)
2015 Fantasy Football Rankings: Defenses - 8/27 (Walt)
2015 Fantasy Football Rankings: Kickers - 8/27 (Walt)
Fantasy Football Rookie Rankings - 5/14 (Walt)
Fantasy Football Rookie Rankings: Dynasty - 5/14 (Walt)



2015 Fantasy Football Mock Drafts:
2015 Fantasy Football Mock Draft Simulator - 9/10 (Walt)
2015 Fantasy Football Mock Draft - 9/3 (Walt)
2015 Fantasy Football Mock Draft - 8/27 (Walt)
2015 Fantasy Football Mock Draft - 8/20 (Walt)
2015 Fantasy Football Mock Draft - 8/13 (Walt)
2015 Fantasy Football Experts Draft - 8/11 (Chet)
2015 Fantasy Football Mock Draft - 8/7 (Walt)
2015 Fantasy Football Mock Draft - 8/6 (Chet)
2015 Fantasy Football Mock Draft - 7/31 (Walt)
2015 Fantasy Football Mock Draft - 7/23 (Walt)
2015 Fantasy Football Mock Draft (2-QB) - 7/15 (Chet)
2015 Fantasy Football Mock Draft (PPR) - 7/6 (Chet)



2015 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheets:
2015 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet: Top 250 - 9/10 (Walt)
2015 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet: Top 250 PPR - 9/10 (Walt)
2015 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet: Top 250 2-QB - 9/10 (Walt)
2015 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet: Top 250 Touchdown League - 9/10 (Walt)
2015 Fantasy Football Cheat Sheet: Custom - 9/10 (Walt)
2015 Fantasy Football: Dynasty Rankings - 9/10 (Walt)
Chet Gresham's Fantasy Football Top 200 Rankings - 9/4 (Chet)
Chet Gresham's 2015 Fantasy Football Positional Cheat Sheet - 9/4 (Chet)
Chet Gresham's 2015 Fantasy Football Overall Cheat Sheet - 9/4 (Chet)

2015 Fantasy Football Articles:
2015 Fantasy Football Stock Report: Training Camp - 9/10 (Walt)
Fantasy Football Tight End Matchup Chart: Week 1 - 9/9 (Chet)
Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Matchup Chart: Week 1 - 9/8 (Chet)
2015 Fantasy Football Sleepers - 9/8 (Walt)
Fantasy Football Running Back Matchup Chart: Week 1 - 9/7 (Chet)
Fantasy Football Quarterback Matchup Chart: Week 1 - 9/6 (Chet)
2015 NFL Preseason Recap, Fantasy Football Notes - 9/4 (Walt)
2015 Fantasy Football Preseason Stock - 9/4 (Walt)
2015 Fantasy Football Quarterback Targets - 9/4 (Walt)
2015 Fantasy Football Busts - 9/4 (Walt)
2015 Fantasy Football Goal-Line Running Backs - 9/3 (Chet)
2015 Fantasy Football News - 9/1 (Chet)
2015 Fantasy Football: Better Than ADP - 8/31 (Chet)
Daily Fantasy Football: Running Backs - 8/27 (Chet)
2015 Fantasy Football: Late-Round Running Back Fliers - 8/24 (Chet)
2015 Fantasy Football Fallout: Jordy Nelson Injury - 8/24 (Chet)
2015 Fantasy Football Players to Target - 8/22 (Chet)
2015 Fantasy Football Spreadsheets - 8/22 (Walt)
2015 Fantasy Football Round-by-Round Strategy Guide - 8/20 (Walt)
2015 Fantasy Football: The Perfect Draft - 8/20 (Chet)
2015 Fantasy Football Players to Avoid: LeSean McCoy - 8/18 (Chet)
2015 Fantasy Football Values: Wide Receivers - 8/14 (Chet)
Daily Fantasy Football: Wide Receivers - 7/29 (Chet)
2015 Fantasy Football Value Profile: Brian Quick - 7/22 (Walt)
2015 Fantasy Football Value Profile: Eli Manning - 7/17 (Walt)
Daily Fantasy Football: A Primer - 7/10 (Chet)
2015 Fantasy Football Value Profile: Jarvis Landry - 7/7 (Walt)
Fantasy Football Offseason Stock Report: Up - 5/15 (Walt)
Fantasy Football Offseason Stock Report: Down - 5/15 (Walt)
2015 Fantasy Football: First-Round Bust History - 2/17 (Walt)
2015 Fantasy Football: Overdrafted Players - 2/15 (Walt)
2015 Fantasy Football: Running Backs with Most Carries - 2/15 (Walt)






NFL Picks - Oct. 27


NFL Power Rankings - Oct. 27


2021 NFL Mock Draft - Oct. 21


Fantasy Football Rankings - Sept. 9


2022 NFL Mock Draft - May 13


2020 College Football Recruiting Rankings - April 14


2020 NBA Mock Draft - Sept. 27


 





 

© 1999-2020 Walter Cherepinsky : all rights reserved
Privacy Policy
2 5 9
Google

WalterFootball.com is part of the NESN digital network.