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 Keelan Cole, JAC (Bye: 9)
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Height: 6’1”   Weight: 194   DOB: 1993-04-20   Age: 25
College: Kentucky Wesleyan   Draft:
SeasonTeamGameRec Yard TDAtt Yard TDFPtsFPts/G
2017JAC1642 748 3 0 0 0 92.8 5.8
2018 (Projected)JAC 50 802 5 0 0 0 110.2  

Outlook: Cole made a late push in 2017 that brought his name to prominence. If you were bold enough to roll out the largely unproven wideout in weeks 13 through 16, it paid off. Cole was the top scoring receiver in the league over the last five weeks of the season averaging more the 13 FPts per game. And while his late season push provides some optimism, he wasn't heavily used in the playoffs, only 6 targets in three games, which can indicate a slight lack of trust.

Cole has arguably the highest ceiling of any of the Jaguars' receivers because of his field stretching style. If he's available in the final three or four rounds of 12-team leagues, he's worth a bench spot because he'll be easy to let go, if need be. The most likely outcome is that Cole ends up a boom-bust WR4 but keep an eye on training camp reports to see if he takes to lead role from Marqise Lee.


 Pierre Garcon, SF (Bye: 11)
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Height: 6’0”   Weight: 210   DOB: 1986-08-08   Age: 32
College: Mount Union   Draft: 2008 Round 6 (39) 
SeasonTeamGameRec Yard TDAtt Yard TDFPtsFPts/G
2015WAS1672 777 6 0 0 0 113.7 7.1
2016WAS1679 1,041 3 0 0 0 122.1 7.6
2017SF840 500 0 0 0 0 50.0 6.3
2018 (Projected)SF 63 797 5 0 0 0 109.7  

Outlook: Pierre Garcon missed the second half of the 2017 season with an injury which means that he's one of the few players in this passing game who hasn't had the opportunity to play alongside quarterback Jimmy Garoppolo in a real game. Still, Garcon is by far the most experienced pass catcher in this offense and he is fully expected to resume his role as the team's top option out wide. Reports indicate that he and Garoppolo have been developing chemistry in training camp, which should give them plenty of time to be prepared by Week 1.

He's only being drafted as a WR3 or even WR4 heading into the season largely because he's coming off the season-ending injury, a broken bone in his neck, but Garcon does have WR2 upside, especially in PPR formats. He was on pace for a 1000-yard season in 2017 prior to his injury so it's not as if the wheels have completely fallen off. Although he won't be a sexy name to call on draft day, Garcon could deliver steady enough numbers this season to satisfy fantasy owners, especially in a Shanahan offense that he's found success in earlier in his career.


 Alshon Jeffery, PHI (Bye: 9)
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Height: 6’3”   Weight: 216   DOB: 1990-02-14   Age: 28
College: South Carolina   Draft: 2012 Round 2 (13) 
SeasonTeamGameRec Yard TDAtt Yard TDFPtsFPts/G
2015CHI954 807 4 0 0 0 104.7 11.6
2016CHI1252 821 2 0 0 0 94.1 7.8
2017PHI1657 789 9 0 0 0 132.9 8.3
2018 (Projected)PHI 55 731 5 0 0 0 103.1  

Outlook: After a slow start to the season in which the former second-round pick from South Carolina manned just two receiving touchdowns in his first seven games, Alshon Jeffery came through for fantasy owners with a receiving score in six of his final eight contests. The high touchdown production made up for the fact that Jeffery caught just 49% of his targets, failed to reach 100 yards in any game, and posted the second-lowest yard per reception average of his six-year NFL career.

Jeffery is an attractive option for owners playing in standard leagues as he will continue to be a primary touchdown scoring threat at the wide receiver position for Carson Wentz. Jeffery will also become more of a valuable asset in PPR formats if he is able to positively regress back to his career catch rate of 55% and yard per reception average of 15 yards.


 Nelson Agholor, PHI (Bye: 9)
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Height: 6’0”   Weight: 198   DOB: 1993-05-24   Age: 25
College: Southern California   Draft: 2015 Round 1 (20) 
SeasonTeamGameRec Yard TDAtt Yard TDFPtsFPts/G
2015PHI1223 283 1 0 0 0 34.3 2.9
2016PHI1536 365 2 5 14 0 49.9 3.3
2017PHI1662 768 8 1 7 1 131.5 8.2
2018 (Projected)PHI 65 725 5 0 0 0 102.5  

Outlook: It may surprise many readers to learn that Agholor, a former first-round pick who appeared to be perilously close to getting cut, scored nearly the same amount of fantasy points as fellow Eagle Alshon Jeffery on 25 fewer targets.

Agholor set career highs in targets (95), receptions (62), yards (768), and touchdowns (8) while posting an impressive 65% catch rate. Although he is often the third or fourth option behind Jeffery, Ertz, and the Philly receiving backs, head coach Doug Pederson made Agholor a focus in the red zone (18 red zone targets), often designing misdirection passing routes for the shifty receiver.

The fact that Agholor jumped up to eight receiving touchdowns after catching a combined three in his first two seasons might suggest that he is in line for some negative regression. It also does not help that his quarterback's 7.5% touchdown rate late season was an outlier and Agholor was a beneficiary of that outlier season. Despite these negative factors, the volume he received last season will likely continue, with 90 to 100 targets well within reach.


 Sammy Watkins, KC (Bye: 12)
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Height: 6’1”   Weight: 205   DOB: 1993-06-14   Age: 25
College: Clemson   Draft: 2014 Round 1 (4) 
SeasonTeamGameRec Yard TDAtt Yard TDFPtsFPts/G
2015BUF1260 1,047 9 1 1 0 158.8 13.2
2016BUF828 430 2 0 0 0 55.0 6.9
2017LAR1539 593 8 0 0 0 107.3 7.2
2018 (Projected)KC 54 764 5 0 0 0 106.4  

Outlook: Former No.4 overall NFL Draft pick Sammy Watkins is now joining his third team his young career, which usually indicates that the player is not living up to expectations. Watkins has failed to reach 1,000 receiving yards in three of his first four NFL seasons and he's actually been below 600 yards in each of his past two seasons. But at just 25 years old, Watkins is still extremely young and has plenty of time to learn. In fact, he's only about 18 months older than Calvin Ridley, who was drafted this offseason by the Falcons. Needless to say, there's still a lot of upside for Watkins and the Chiefs invested heavily in him because they believe in his talent.

Watkins figures to take over much of the role vacated by Albert Wilson who left for Miami this offseason. Wilson was targeted just 62 times this past season, but Watkins is substantially more talented and the Chiefs have put a ton of money into him for a reason. At 6'1" versus Wilson's 5'9" height, Watkins is a larger physical presence on the field. There have been times, where Watkins has made tremendous plays that normal receivers simply cannot make, but the lack of consistency has been difficult to deal with for both fantasy owners and the two previous NFL franchises he's been a part of in Los Angeles and Buffalo.

While his stint in LA was short-lived, Watkins quietly led the Rams in receiving touchdowns with eight this past season, scoring a touchdown on more than one in every five passes he caught. That type of pace is completely unsustainable but it does demonstrate Watkins' ability to make plays in the red zone, which will be important given Tyreek Hill's lack of history doing so.

For Watkins, it's a new system in Kansas City with a young quarterback who he has no rapport with. He'll get an entire offseason to prepare with Mahomes - something he didn't have the benefit of when he was traded to the Rams late in the 2017 preseason - but it's still tough to believe that Watkins is going to take the step forward into being an every week fantasy option as long as Hill, Kelce and Hunt are healthy. Watkins fits best ball formats in a major way but with fewer than 100 targets likely to come his way, he'll most likely be hit-or-miss for most of the season and that could be frustrating to deal with from a season-long standpoint.


 Tyrell Williams, LAC (Bye: 8)
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Height: 6’4”   Weight: 205   DOB: 1992-02-12   Age: 26
College: Western Oregon   Draft:
SeasonTeamGameRec Yard TDAtt Yard TDFPtsFPts/G
2015SD22 90 1 0 0 0 15.0 7.5
2016SD1669 1,059 7 0 0 0 147.9 9.2
2017LAC1643 728 4 0 0 0 96.8 6.1
2018 (Projected)LAC 45 705 5 0 0 0 100.5  

Outlook: A free agent who some believed would not return this offseason, Tyrell Williams ended up being tendered at a second-round level by the Chargers, which essentially guaranteed that he'd be back with the team. That investment alone doesn't guarantee that he's a major part of the offense but it does tell us that the Chargers aren't expecting Mike Williams to push Tyrell out of the offense in 2018.

Williams is a complementary piece of the Chargers passing game, but let's not completely forget that he finished as a borderline WR1 in fantasy just two years ago when Keenan Allen missed almost the entire 2016 season. In that season, Williams saw 119 targets, which he caught 69 of for 1,059 yards and seven touchdowns. While his catch rate and yards per reception numbers actually went up a bit in 2017, Williams saw 50 fewer targets come his way which was the big reason why he fell from WR1 range all the way down to outside-WR3 range.

The situation really hasn't changed much, aside from the loss of Hunter Henry, but Williams is much more of a field stretcher than he is an intermediate route runner, so it doesn't seem likely that he's going to see a substantial uptick in targets this season from what he saw in 2017. That caps his upside as he'd have to be extraordinarily efficient to even have a chance of finishing as a WR2 in fantasy unless Allen goes down with an injury again. There's always that possibility with a player like Allen who has seen so many injuries already throughout his career, but don't bank on it. Williams is a deep option only for fantasy purposes and he might actually be considered somewhat of a "handcuff" at wide receiver for Allen despite the two being very different players from a stylistic standpoint.


 Julian Edelman, NE (Bye: 11)
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Height: 5’10”   Weight: 200   DOB: 1986-05-22   Age: 32
College: Kent State   Draft: 2009 Round 7 (23) 
SeasonTeamGameRec Yard TDAtt Yard TDFPtsFPts/G
2015NE961 692 7 3 23 0 113.5 12.6
2016NE1698 1,106 3 12 57 0 134.3 8.4
2018 (Projected)NE 59 692 4 5 36 0 96.8  

Outlook: A torn right ACL in the third preseason game cost Edelman the entire 2017 season. The 32-year-old slot receiver worked his way back over the offseason and appeared primed to regain his place as Tom Brady's favorite WR target before news broke of a four-game suspension for PED use.

When active, Edelman has been a volume beast in the Patriot passing game, with over 150 targets in two of his last four seasons. Assuming he is back to full speed and will not be in Belichick's doghouse for missing time, Edelman will likely slide back into the slot receiver role and the 8 to 10 targets that come along with that position.

The four-game suspension will chase away risk-adverse owners who are not comfortable using an eighth-round pick on a player who will miss a quarter of the season. But for those willing to take the hit, adding Edelman as a reserve or Flex WR, especially in PPR formats, could be a league-winning move.


 Tyler Lockett, SEA (Bye: 7)
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Height: 5’10”   Weight: 182   DOB: 1992-09-28   Age: 26
College: Kansas State   Draft: 2015 Round 3 (5) 
SeasonTeamGameRec Yard TDAtt Yard TDFPtsFPts/G
2015SEA1551 664 6 5 20 0 104.4 7.0
2016SEA1441 597 1 6 114 1 83.1 5.9
2017SEA1645 555 2 10 58 0 73.3 4.6
2018 (Projected)SEA 46 632 4 9 65 1 99.7  

Outlook: Aside from Doug Baldwin, the only other pass catcher on the Seahawks roster who has played more than two seasons with Russell Wilson is Tyler Lockett. At 25 years old, Lockett will be entering his fourth season as a pro in what could be a make-or-break year. While he's never fallen short of 500 receiving yards in a season, Lockett has also never eclipsed 700 receiving yards in a season and he has only scored a total of three touchdowns over his past two seasons combined.

Many believed that Lockett was heading for a breakout season heading into 2016, but he fell short of expectations and found himself behind Paul Richardson on the depth chart, leading to some ugly fantasy numbers. With Richardson now gone, however, Lockett should be in line to see consistent playing time alongside Baldwin this season. Richardson and tight end Jimmy Graham's 175 targets from 2017 have now been vacated which certainly makes things interesting heading into 2018. While we shouldn't expect that all, or even most of those targets will go to Lockett, it's worth considering that if he even adds 50 of those 175, he'd be looking at 120-plus total targets this season. Only 14 wide receivers saw that many targets in 2017 and every one of those players finished as a top-25 WR on the season - even Dez Bryant, who was among the least efficient players in the league on a per-target basis.

Lockett dealt with injuries in both 2016 and 2017 which held him back from showcasing his extraordinary speed, but he appears to be getting back to full strength and could be in line for a breakout season in 2018. Lockett is currently being drafted in most leagues as a WR4 or even WR5 which makes him a great target late in fantasy drafts as he costs almost nothing and could legitimately finish as a WR2 should things finally fall into place.


 Jordy Nelson, OAK (Bye: 7)
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Height: 6’3”   Weight: 217   DOB: 1985-05-31   Age: 33
College: Kansas State   Draft: 2008 Round 2 (5) 
SeasonTeamGameRec Yard TDAtt Yard TDFPtsFPts/G
2016GB1697 1,257 14 0 0 0 209.7 13.1
2017GB1453 482 6 0 0 0 84.2 6.0
2018 (Projected)OAK 56 690 5 0 0 0 99.0  

Outlook: Perhaps the most underappreciated elite-level-producer in fantasy over the past decade, Jordy Nelson only saw a low-ball option from Green Bay this offseason and ended up signing a relatively low-risk, two-year, $15 Million contract in Oakland. After being one of the league's top pass catchers throughout his run in Green Bay, one has to wonder - did the Packers cut the cord after realizing that Nelson simply doesn't have anything left?

While he was a bust for fantasy purposes on the season, Nelson was leading the league in receiving touchdowns prior to Rodgers' injury in 2017. From that point on, however, Nelson fell far behind Davante Adams on the Packers pecking order and became completely unusable for fantasy purposes by end the season. Nelson struggled to generate separation in 2017 and that showed in the box scores. Even if you remove the games with Brett Hundley behind center, Nelson accumulated just 318 yards in the seven games that Aaron Rodgers started for the Packers. If you extrapolate that out over a 16-game season, that'd be a pace of just 727 yards for the season. While he was a big time touchdown producer, we know that touchdowns can often be fluky and he was doing that with a one-in-a-generational-type quarterback in Rodgers. Now that he's in Oakland, there has to be serious questions as to whether or not Nelson still has enough left in the gas tank to produce without one of the greatest players of all-time throwing him the ball. Derek Carr is good, but he's not Aaron Rodgers good.

The bright side of things is that with Amari Cooper having some of the ugliest red zone numbers in football since coming into the league and Martavis Bryant potentially facing a suspension, there's a great change that Nelson sees a huge chunk of the red zone targets, and specifically the end zone targets in the Oakland passing game. Even if he's lost a step in terms of route-running and speed, Nelson still has great size and strength, which makes him a nightmare to defend for smaller defensive backs. His days of 15-touchdown seasons are probably in the past, but Nelson could still put up eight to 10 touchdowns this season, which would certainly put him in consideration as a weekly starter for fantasy purposes.


 DeSean Jackson, TB (Bye: 5)
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Height: 5’10”   Weight: 175   DOB: 1986-12-01   Age: 31
College: California   Draft: 2008 Round 2 (18) 
SeasonTeamGameRec Yard TDAtt Yard TDFPtsFPts/G
2015WAS830 528 4 0 0 0 76.8 9.6
2016WAS1556 1,005 4 0 0 0 124.5 8.3
2017TB1450 668 3 3 38 0 88.6 6.3
2018 (Projected)TB 42 645 5 4 27 0 97.2  

Outlook: The days of DeSean Jackson being a top tier boom-bust option seem to be in the past. Coming off a 3 TD season, this is third straight season in which he finished with fewer than 5 TDs. Additionally, Jackson's fantasy points per game peaked in 2013 and have become progressively worse each year since.

The positive spin for Jackson is that he's also no longer being drafted as a meaningful asset. At WR62, Jackson's value doesn't need to be that of a consistent starter to exceed his draft value, but in the 14th round, there are likely better lottery ticket options for drafters to consider.


 Dede Westbrook, JAC (Bye: 9)
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Height: 6’0”   Weight: 178   DOB: 1993-11-21   Age: 24
College: Oklahoma   Draft: 2017 Round 4 (3) 
SeasonTeamGameRec Yard TDAtt Yard TDFPtsFPts/G
2017JAC727 339 1 0 0 0 39.9 5.7
2018 (Projected)JAC 58 765 4 0 0 0 100.5  

Outlook: As it currently stands, Westbrook is the WR2 in Jacksonville, ahead of Keelan Cole and with the exit of Allen Hurns, that could be a meaningful role. In his seven games of 2017, he posted 51 targets and 27 receptions for 339 yards and a touchdown. The noteworthy point is that he was nearly identical in terms of targets per game to Marqise Lee over the course of the year. And in the few weeks that they both played, Westbrook consistently out-targeted Lee.

Westbrook is unlikely to be a sexy pick in fantasy drafts, but it's unlikely that he'll ever go untargeted in a game, if healthy. Westbrook's 12.6 yards per reception and sub-2 percent touchdown rate isn't exactly ideal for WR scoring, but he's a safe option to fill-in at flex during heavy bye weeks.


 Allen Hurns, DAL (Bye: 8)
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Height: 6’3”   Weight: 195   DOB: 1991-11-12   Age: 26
College: Miami   Draft:
SeasonTeamGameRec Yard TDAtt Yard TDFPtsFPts/G
2015JAC1564 1,030 10 0 0 0 163.0 10.9
2016JAC1135 477 3 0 0 0 65.7 6.0
2017JAC1039 484 2 0 0 0 60.4 6.0
2018 (Projected)DAL 56 688 4 0 0 0 92.8  

Outlook: A breakout 2015 season in which Hurns caught 64 balls for 1030 yards and 10 touchdowns earned the former Miami Hurricane a lucrative 4-year, $40 million contract extension from the Jacksonville Jaguars. After two injury-riddled seasons and just five touchdowns in his next 21 games, the Jags cut bait on Hurns in favor of signing Marqise Lee to a long-term deal.

Hurns quickly signed a two-year, $12 million deal with the Cowboys over the offseason and looks primed to be the No.1 wide receiver in the Scott Linehan offense opposite Terrance Williams. The Cowboys also signed Deonte Thompson from Buffalo and added rookie Michael Gallup in the draft to challenge Hurns for the starting role for the departed Dez Bryant.

The Cowboys will continue to be a run-first offense centered around Ezekiel Elliott and the vaunted and expensive Dallas offensive line, making it difficult for any of the wide receivers to have a monster season for fantasy purposes. However, if Hurns does secure the starting Z receiver position and receives at least 100 targets, he could be a viable No.3 WR in 12-team leagues.