Leach’s 2019 Wide Receiver Re-Draft Rankings

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The 2019 wide receiver position is loaded with talent, but there are a lot of questions and differences in opinions on where these players all rank out against each other. DeAndre Hopkins is the natural choice at No. 1, but after that, it gets complicated. Putting Antonio Brown outside the top-5 is extremely difficult, but the downgrade in offenses should lead to a bit of regression for the future Hall of Famer. Here are my fantasy wide receiver rankings as we head into 2019.

Wide Receivers

TIPS: In standard scoring formats, touchdowns are king. Try to target players such as Davante Adams and Mike Evans and stay away from your smaller slot guys who rack up catches, but don’t necessarily put the ball in the end zone.

Sleeper

The Eagles offense should be outstanding again in 2019. The injury concerns are understandable with Carson Wentz and not having Nick Foles backing him up, but still, expect a monster season from Alshon Jeffery. As teams look to take away the tight ends down in the red zone, Jeffery could be the next option that Wentz looks to target. Jeffery brings double digit touchdown upside and has WR1 well in his range of outcomes for the 2019 season.

Strategy

Getting one of the top 7 WR’s should be the primary focus here. There is a decent-sized tier break between No. 7 and No. 8. Each guy in the top-7 brings exceptionally high upside, with a very high floor, and not many/if any question marks. After Evans, other players carry some risk. Will JuJu Smith-Schuster be the same without Antonio Brown taking two defenders away? Can Amari Cooper be an elite fantasy player with Dak Prescott throwing him the rock? How do you pick between the three Rams wide receivers?

1D HopkinsHOU
2D AdamsGB
3Julio Jones”}”>Julio JonesATL
4Michael Thomas”}”>Michael ThomasNO
5Odell Beckham Jr.”}”>Odell Beckham Jr.CLE
6Antonio BrownOAK
7Mike EvansTB
8JuJu Smith-SchusterPIT
9Amari CooperDAL
10Adam Thielen”}”>Adam ThielenMIN
11T.Y. Hilton”}”>T.Y. HiltonIND
12Keenan Allen”}”>Keenan AllenLAC
13A.J. Green”}”>A.J. GreenCIN
14Robert Woods”}”>Robert WoodsLAR
15Stefon Diggs”}”>Stefon DiggsMIN
16Brandin Cooks”}”>Brandin CooksLAR
17Calvin Ridley”}”>Calvin RidleyATL
18Kenny Golladay”}”>Kenny GolladayDET
19Alshon JefferyPHI
20Cooper Kupp”}”>Cooper KuppLAR
21Julian Edelman”}”>Julian EdelmanNE
22Mike Williams”}”>Mike WilliamsLAC
23Tyler Lockett”}”>Tyler LockettSEA
24Allen Robinson”}”>Allen RobinsonCHI
25Chris Godwin”}”>Chris GodwinTB
26Sammy Watkins”}”>Sammy WatkinsKC
27Tyreek Hill”}”>Tyreek HillKC
28D.J. Moore”}”>D.J. MooreCAR
29Robby Anderson”}”>Robby AndersonNYJ
30Dede Westbrook”}”>Dede WestbrookJAC
31Jarvis Landry”}”>Jarvis LandryCLE
32Tyler Boyd”}”>Tyler BoydCIN
33DeSean Jackson”}”>DeSean JacksonPHI
34James Washington”}”>James WashingtonPIT
35Sterling Shepard”}”>Sterling ShepardNYG
36Golden Tate”}”>Golden TateNYG
37Marvin Jones”}”>Marvin JonesDET
38Corey Davis”}”>Corey DavisTEN
39Dante Pettis”}”>Dante PettisSF
40Will Fuller”}”>Will FullerHOU
41Courtland Sutton”}”>Courtland SuttonDEN
42Christian Kirk”}”>Christian KirkARI
43Larry Fitzgerald”}”>Larry FitzgeraldARI
44Curtis Samuel”}”>Curtis SamuelCAR
45Geronimo Allison”}”>Geronimo AllisonGB
46Kenny Stills”}”>Kenny StillsMIA
47Robert Foster”}”>Robert FosterBUF
48N’Keal HarryNE
49Michael Gallup”}”>Michael GallupDAL
50Anthony Miller”}”>Anthony MillerCHI
51Keke Coutee”}”>Keke CouteeHOU
52Emmanuel Sanders”}”>Emmanuel SandersDEN
53Tyrell Williams”}”>Tyrell WilliamsOAK
54Marquise Goodwin”}”>Marquise GoodwinSF
55Jamison Crowder”}”>Jamison CrowderNYJ
56DaeSean Hamilton”}”>DaeSean HamiltonDEN
57Devin Funchess”}”>Devin FunchessIND
58John Brown”}”>John BrownBUF
59Mecole HardmanKC
60D.K. MetcalfSEA
61Marquez Valdes-Scantling”}”>Marquez Valdes-ScantlingGB
62Donte Moncrief”}”>Donte MoncriefPIT
63Mohamed Sanu”}”>Mohamed SanuATL
64Marqise Lee”}”>Marqise LeeJAC
65Deebo SamuelSF
66A.J. BrownTEN
67Antonio Callaway”}”>Antonio CallawayCLE
68Nelson Agholor”}”>Nelson AgholorPHI
69Randall Cobb”}”>Randall CobbDAL
70Parris CampbellIND
71Devante ParkerMIA
72Albert Wilson”}”>Albert WilsonMIA
73Tre’Quan Smith”}”>Tre’Quan SmithNO
74Quincy Enunwa”}”>Quincy EnunwaNYJ
75Marquise BrownBAL
76Demaryius Thomas”}”>Demaryius ThomasNE

My Guys

The graphic below shows where each wide receiver  is going in drafts compared to other quarterbacks. The tab on the far right shows ADP-RANKINGS. This shows me the players I am higher/lower on than the consensus opinion across the fantasy industry.

  • Amari Cooper
  • Calvin Ridley
  • Alshon Jeffrey
  • Allen Robinson
  • Dede Westbrook
  • Desean Jackson
  • James Washington

Amari Cooper should get back to the player that he was in his early seasons in Oakland. The Cowboys offense saw a significant increase in production after trading for him last season. Cooper saw five or more receptions in six of his nine games in Dallas and with a full offseason, that should continue, if not improve.

The Falcons offense could become explosive once again with Dirk Koetter taking over as the offensive coordinator. Expect second-year wide receiver Calvin Ridley to take the next step.

The Pittsburgh Steelers will be looking for a No. 1 or No. 2 wide receiver to take over the production of Antonio Brown. Smith-Schuster will get his receptions, but after that, this is wide open. Washington seems like the player that could most benefit.

 

 

 

 

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