As we continue through the draft rankings journey, there are a lot of names on this list that could end up being league winners for you. Any of the three Rams receivers could have an exceptional season and anyone on this list could end up with 1,200-1,300 yards and a bunch of touchdowns. The fun part is picking the right players in the draft. So let’s roll the dice and see if we can come up with some answers for your WR2-WR3 spots.
Check out the first batch of the wide receiver rankings.
16. Robert Woods
Robert Woods finished as the WR9 in his breakout campaign in 2018. I don’t want to get carried away with Woods and rank him in the top 15 because there are a lot of mouths to feed and it’s reasonable to believe that this Rams offense can regress a little bit. This makes it difficult to project Woods to improve on his 86 catches or 6 touchdowns.
17. Adam Thielen
How does somebody who caught 113 passes in 2018 ranked so low in PPR rankings? Because his first half of the season was record setting he had 8 straight games with at least 100 yards receiving and cooled off quite a bit in the second half. I think that last year is probably the best we are ever going to get from Thielen and I expect him to regress to around 85 catches for 1,000 yards and a handful of TDs.
18. Chris Godwin
Chris Godwin is the most obvious candidate for a breakout season for a wide receiver that hasn’t had a comma in his yard total. DeSean Jackson and Adam Humphries have both moved on the from the Buccaneers and Breshad Perriman doesn’t strike a ton of fear in the hearts of defenders. I expect the aggressive quarterback play to continue for Jameis Winston under Bruce Arians.
19. Brandin Cooks
Brandin Cooks was another consistent performer for the Rams in 2018. While he topped his career high in yards last season, he had his lowest touchdown total in four seasons. There is no need to worry about consistency with Cooks, last year was his 4th straight season with at least 1,000 yards receiving.
20. Alshon Jeffery
Alshon Jeffery has yet to have his break out season as an Eagle. Alshon was on a 16 game pace to be an 1,100+ yard receiver in 2018, and he was also on pace for 8 touchdowns. Health has always been detrimental to Jeffrey but the sky is the limit if he gets 16 games with Carson Wentz this year.
21. Cooper Kupp
Cooper Kupp was on pace for quite the season out of the slot for the Rams last year. IF Kupp is ready to go week 1, a top 15 WR season is definitely in play. Kupp is worth the risk in your fantasy draft while he’s going in the 5th round or later.
22. Tyler Boyd
A.J. Green is back and healthy so that means Tyler Boyd is toast right? Well actually, Tyler Boyd averaged more fantasy ppg when A.J. Green was on the field than when he was off of the field in 2018. Tyler should be in line for another 1,000 yard season with decent touchdown production.
23. Calvin Ridley
Calvin Ridley was able to gain over 800 yards and 10 receiving touchdowns in 2018 on a 15.2 percent target share. That target share ranked 70th in the league. I expect Ridley to be more involved in this offense even if there is some regression in the touchdown department.
24. Tyler Lockett
Tyler Lockett was a very efficient receiver in 2018 considering that he only caught 57 balls last year. Lockett was first in the NFL last season in yards per target and was 4th in the NFL in catch rate. With Doug Baldwin retired, Lockett is a good bet to become a very good fantasy wide receiver. The only question is will the Seahawks get him the ball enough while not being a passing offense.
25. Kenny Golladay
This Lions offense is going to be a disaster so it sort of puts a cap on what Golladay can do. Golladay even struggled to produce in a few games AFTER Golden Tate was traded. I love Kenny Golladay as a receiver, but I will be passing in fantasy football at his current ADP.
26. Dante Pettis
In a stretch of 3 games last season that Pettis had four touchdowns. He saw 7 targets in each of those games. I expect Pettis to be very involved in this offense this season and he is a high end WR3 with WR2 potential.
27. Will Fuller V
Will Fuller V will be a great fantasy receiver if he can stay on the field in 2019. Fuller is a great value in drafts right now because he is in the 30’s as far as wide receiver draft spots. Will Fuller V is especially a must-have in best ball formats.
28. D.J. Moore
I wouldn’t be surprised if Curtis Samuel has a better fantasy season than D.J. Moore, but I’m not bold enough to rank it like that just yet. I think they both will be in line to have good seasons. Moore was 19th in the NFL last season in yards per target and 13th in yards after catch.
29. Christian Kirk
Kyler Murray and Kliff Kingsbury have rolled into Arizona and an air raid is coming with them. This is an offense that Christian Kirk should be able to succeed in. A major uptick in snaps and targets should lead to a pretty good WR3 season.
30. Jarvis Landry
It’s hard to predict what the arrival of Odell Beckham Jr. will do to the 2019 fantasy stats of Jarvis Landry. He should end up being a top 30 wide receiver because Baker Mayfield is a good quarterback and their going to throw the ball a lot. Even if he struggles like he did in 2018, I can’t frown upon drafting Landry.