I could just tell you who to draft and who to avoid, but that isn’t going to help anyone. I my opinions about who will be the best wide receivers and who will disappoint.
So, I’ve put together all our preview content for wide receiver together in one place.
Here’s our Fantasy Football preview of the wide receiver position in 2019:
Full list below:
5. Preston Williams, MIA- Preston Williams has been turning heads in training camp, and followed it up with an impressive first preseason game (5 targets, 4 rec, 97 yds). Xavien Howard has been gushing over Williams all camp saying that he will be a #1 receiver one day. The Dolphins have been longing for a true #1 receiver since Brandon Marshall left town- Williams has the talent to develop into that level of player. He is definitely worth a late round risk with HIGH UPSIDE!
Christian Kirk, ARI- Throw last year’s results out the window. Kirk has a new head coach, OC, QB and fantasy outlook this season. Bringing in Kli ff Kingsbury and Kyler Murray is basically putting him back in the Texas A&M o ff ense where he thrived in college. There are going to be a ton of unknowns around this o ff ense until we get well into the season, but common sense says that to start the season defenses will stack the box against David Johnson and the run game, opening up the passing game for Murray. This is a guy being drafted as a WR4 with the potential to turn into a WR2.
Blake Bortles is gone!!! This is great news for any pass catcher on the Jags roster. Westbrook still had a decent season last year (66 rec, 717 yds, 5 TDs), but as I said- that was with Blake Bortles. Bringing in Nick Foles, and reuniting him with former QB coach John Defilippo (who he worked with winning the Super Bowl in 2017) should excite any Jags fan. Westbrook is the unquestioned #1 with the Jags with the departure of Donte Moncrief. Westbrook is going somewhere around the 10th round, but has the potential to be a WR2 depending how fast the Jags get the new o ff ense rolling.
1. Kenny Golladay, DET- I am calling him my “Sleeping Giant” for 2019. This is a guy who is hanging around the WR2 category right now- Landry, Ridley, and Cooks are some of the guys being taken around Golladay- but all of those guys are clearly the second pass catching option on their teams- Gollday is the unquestioned #1 in Detroit, thus having more upside. He had 119 targets last season- Theo Riddick was #2 in targets last season with 74. In the final 7 games Golladay had 71 targets- if he can replicate those numbers, he will see more that 160 targets this season- I want me some of that!
3. AJ Green, CIN- There is a ton to be afraid of with Green going into 2019. He will probably miss the first couple of games of the season with a torn ligament in his foot, he is coming off a toe injury that cut his season short last year (has played a full season 2 of the last 5 seasons), and he still has Andy Dalton throwing him the ball. Tyler Boyd came on last year when Green’s season ended, and put up decent numbers before having his season end in week 15. Both Boyd and Green will put up similar numbers, but Boyd is going a round or two after Green, and has more value.
There are just too many options in Cleveland that not all of them can thrive. Bringing in Odell Beckham Jr in the o ff season is going to do nothing but take targets away from Juice. He didn’t have a great relationship (on the field) with Baker either. Baker is a guy who likes to push the ball down the field- not something that Landry thrives at doing. He did get more than 10 targets in a game from week 9 through the end of the season last year, and only had 4 TD’s in all of 2018. This is a guy who is being drafted as a WR2, but he didn’t have the number last year with Baker to support that, and nothing in the o ff ense has improved his outlook for 2019... let someone else take the Juice (pun intended).
There is just too many unknowns for me to take him as a WR1 in fantasy. AB has caught every single TD pass of his career from Ben Roethlisberger- he had a 4 game stretch without Big Ben in 2015 and was WR45 over that span. What will the o ff ense look like with AB? What will his chemistry with Carr be like (especially missing preseason)? When will the feet heal? Let someone else deal with the headache.