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2019 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Sleepers: Late Additions


It’s that time of year again. Time to start prepping for the 2019 season and we at F6P have already begun the heavy lifting for you. Our next installment of under-the-radar rank outsiders continues with the 2019 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Sleepers.

With redraft season just beginning to heat up, lets take a look at a few players who can help you beat your friends and family this year.

2019 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Sleepers

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Keke Coutee WR47, 145 overall

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Deshaun Watson is a rare natural talent that can support multiple receivers in any given week. Until last year, we just weren’t sure outside of Will Fuller who would command enough targets.

Much like Will Fuller, Coutee has shown some injury concerns so far in his short career. But in the 7 games we saw him play Coutee averaged 7.8 targets per game (including the playoffs). With a 68% catch rate and an average of 10.25 yards per catch. That would put him at 124.8 targets, 85.2 catches for 873.7 yards over a full season.

If those numbers remain consistent this year, without a single touchdown he would have about 172 PPR points. To put that in perspective, last year with his 10 touchdowns Mike Williams scored 180.2 PPR points.

Coutee will likely be one of those players that has big games and bad games. But with his ADP very low, even 45 picks later than Fuller, he is worth the risk as a potential league winner.

Tre’Quan Smith WR61, 176 overall

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Smith is in an unknowable situation going into this season. Will the Saints return to their pass heavy ways now that Mark Ingram has left town? Will anybody not named Michael Thomas get enough volume to matter?

The biggest thing to consider here is who else did the Saints bring in to challenge Smith. The answer of course being nobody. So now Smith sits as the 2a/2b receiver alongside the ageless Ted Ginn.

Last season, Drew Brees threw for his fewest yards (3992) since joining the Saints back in 2005. Factoring in the likelihood of more passing volume, Brees should be able to make Smith at least relevant. But if Smith can manage to steal the 3-8 targets a game that Ginn has had, Smith can be a steal at his current ADP.

DeVante Parker WR71, 200 overall

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I know I know, “ew”. I’ve been burned before too. But in Parker’s defense Adam Gase is a terrible coach. The offense and all of it’s pieces are going to be bad when you don’t let talented players actually play.

Parker has the natural ability, draft capital, and now the new contract to give me reason to believe he’ll be used properly. The Dolphins have a lot of potential this year and if Rosen can finally catch a break they might have potential for years to come.

Getting a potential team leading receiver for the same draft capital as a second tier kicker seems like a pretty good deal to me. Even if that receiver is Parker and that team is the Dolphins.

Mohamed Sanu WR81, 226 overall

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Mohamed Sanu has had one of the safest floors in fantasy football. Since joining the Falcons three years ago he has been a very reliable week to week producer. I’d bet the house on yet another 80-90 targets, 70%ish catch rate and 4-5 touchdowns.

There’s never going to be anything exciting about Sanu in fantasy. But he is a top 30-40 wide receiver currently being drafted damn near 70. So even if Ridley manages to steal targets away from Sanu, his potential far exceeds his cost.

Antonio Callaway, WR74, 212 overall

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Did you know that Callaway had more TDs (5), more yards per reception (13.6) and more yards per target (7.4) than Jarvis Landry did last year. They also had the same catch rate of 54.4%.

With Beckham in town, there’s no doubt who’s the top option. The question here is will there be enough volume leftover to support Landry’s production and give Callaway a shot at producing. I believe that there is a chance that if given opportunity Callaway can become a decent option to outperform his draft capital.

The problem here will be consistency. If he has a 100 yards and 2 TD game on your bench it doesn’t help anybody. But in this range of receivers few if any have his upside.

Keelan Cole WR105, 281 overall

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Really any Jaguars receiver can fit the mold of sleeper. Chris Conley, Dede Westbrook, Marquise Lee and D.J. Chark all have the potential to break out in an improved offensive situation.

Cole was at least for a brief period of time, fantasy relevant last season. Dede Westbrook soon crushed the hype and took over as the top receiving option.

But now Nick Foles is in town and maybe, just maybe, there can be two fantasy relevant receivers in this offense. Cole had one big game but had 49 targets in his first 8 games. If he can see that kind of opportunity again (with a better QB) than he can easily become a WR4 with upside.

Cole’s not a safe bet for any major production. But he is a surprisingly decent option for a guy outside of the top 100.

Rookie Drafts

Hunter Renfrow WR18, 62 overall

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Renfrow is currently barely being drafted in dynasty rookie drafts and I believe he is worth taking a shot on. The Raiders have some serious o-line issues that I just don’t think Trent Brown and Richie Incognito will fully solve.

As a result we can expect the check down passes to be as regular as they were last year. And sure Darren Waller will fill the Jared Cook role as best he can. But Waller has averaged less than 10 targets a season up until this point.

I personally believe Renfrow will be a quality slot receiver for years to come.

Darius Slayton WR24, 80 overall

In every offense, with any quarterback, there is at least one fantasy relevant player. Slayton may not have the ideal situation but there is potential for big opportunity. Evan Engram and Sterling Shepard have injury concerns, and Golden Tate is a bit old as he’ll be 31 at the start of the season.

And while I think the Giants reached, there is always the possibility that Daniel Jones might actually play well in the near future. Slayton is a talented player with 4.4 speed and could find himself playing the dollar store Desean Jackson role.

And according to MFL’s rookie ADP he’s likely still available on your waivers.

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About Bobby Shepherd

Bobby has played fantasy football since he was first tall enough to reach a draft board. He eats sleeps and breathes stats and is always excited to share his findings.

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