Posted June 6, 2017
Here are my top 5 wide receiver targets to buy this off-season and why:
With news of Jeremy Maclin signing with Buffalo looming, I see a small buy low window. When I say buy low, I don’t mean dirt cheap either. I believe Zay Jones is going to be an asset to that offense moving forward. The possible addition of Jeremy Maclin will lower Jones’ short term value and that is what I would attack now. The window for Jones to be bought low is closing and closing quick so get out there and spend what you must, this kid is going to be special.
We are all well aware of Kamar Aiken at this point so let me tell you why I am buying him: Reason #1 Andrew Luck is a huge upgrade from Joe Flacco in my opinion. He might have an route to playing time, given how god awful Phillip Dorsett was last year and even better he might compete with Donte Moncrief for the WR 2 of that team. Now let’s look at some numbers:
These are Aiken’s numbers in 2015. Not that bad if you ask me. He finished the year with 75 receptions, 944 yards and 5 touchdowns. Then he took a huge leap back with the return of Steve Smith Sr. If you ask me the Ravens never had any plans for Aiken once Perriman was drafted. On a new team with a better quarterback and better opportunity to succeed, I am buying this guy everywhere I can.
Now this could be a little controversial because of many reasons. The first being he is a WR on the browns with Brock Osweiler or Kizer throwing him the ball. Now bear with me but even Tom Savage did a good job of feeding DeAndre Hopkins and he wasn’t the best either. Also Corey is a perfect buy low because of his injuries. Call me a believer in the kid but his injuries do not bother me one bit. When this kid is healthy the only mouths to feed around him are Kenny britt and David Njoku. Corey is young and will get his fair share of targets with Pryor leaving 144 targets behind. Let me also remind you of Corey’s 5 catch, 104 yard, 2 touchdown game early last year. The kid has the talent and speed to be something special, just have to stay healthy.
Much like Corey Coleman, Enunwa is stuck on a bad team with an even worse Quarterback situation. But fortunately for Mr. Enunwa, he is the only proven talent of that Jets WR Core now that they cut Eric Decker, the buy-low window could have passed but if not Enunwa should be on everyone’s radar. I am100% positive that Quincy Enunwa will improve on his 58 catches for 857 yards and 4 touchdowns from 2016. I can see Enunwa just getting over the 1000 yard mark if he is competing with Robby Anderson, Ardarius Stewart and Chan Williams. Go out and get this guy now!
This one is for you deeeeeeeep sleeper type players. Aldrick Robinson was targeted 32 times last year on a crowded Falcons offense. What you fail to realize is that he turned that 32 targets into 20 catches 323 yards and 2 touchdowns. So Kyle Shanahan goes to coach the 49ers and Robinson follows him. New coach usually means new offense, but not for Aldrick. The 49ers also do not have anyone on their receiving core that I consider relevant in fantasy purposes, besides Pierre Garcon This is just me connecting some dots but if anyone else on that roster has a chance to put up any numbers, I am betting its Robinson.