By: Fantasy Football Dude
The players below we are going to talk about are guys we are going to be monitoring this off-season. We will keep you updated on their landing spots their abilities within that offense and what type of impact we feel they might have on their new teams
But for right now before they sign with their new teams we are going to talk a little about them and hopefully help you keep these players in mind when you go though whether or not you should draft, trade, or pickup these players to put on your team.
- Williams will become one of the more interesting FA wide rececivers in this class of free agents. Now over the course of the last couple years his production is nothing to write home about but when you look at the lack of targets and his production it shows he can really take the next step if given the opportunity.
- A perfect example of that is 2016 when Allen went down with an injury and Williams stepped up in a big way by putting up one of his better statistical season for 1,059 yards on 120 targets catching 69 passes with 7 TDs. Over the last couple seasons he has seen a significant drop off in his targets which have led to his numbers taking a dip but watching him play he is more than capable of being a go to weapon for whatever team signs him. He delt with a lot of competition for targets with the chargers and whichever team signs him will most likely give him the opportunity to take his game to the next level.
- When it comes to his fantasy value I am all in on Williams and his ability to easily crack the top 20 this year in fantasy assuming he lands in a solid situation. Williams has the ability to beat defense all over the field and is entering the prime of his career right now which is also a plus to buy into him for the 2019 season.
- Humphries is another player over the course of the last 4 years have improved every year and is probably one of the most underrated slot WRs in the game.
- Last year he wasn’t even close to being on my radar and I thought he would not even come close to even being a viable fantasy option unless multiple injures happened given all the skilled position players the bucs have. But Humphries thrived and ended up having the best year of his career constantly making plays all season long.
- Like Williams, Humphries is entering his prime as a WR and landing in the right situation could help take the next step as being a consistent fantasy weapon. Humphries is a player I would make sure to keep an eye on because if he lands in a favorable spot he could be a very good addition for a number of years. When free agency kicks off in march i’ll definitely be keeping my eyes on where Humphries lands.
- When you talk about consistent WRs Golden Tate should always come up. He may never have been an elite option at any point of his career but you could always rely on him to be a dependable piece to your fantasy team. Last year when he was with the Lions he kept up that reputation, but then ended up getting traded and that shut down his fantasy season.
- Tate still should have some good football left in him. He has some of the best hands in the league and is amazing with his yards after catch ability. I wouldn’t expect Tate to be anything more than what he has been the last few years. Tate is a solid WR2/3 but doesn’t offer much upside in my opinion. Now of course were he signs could make a big difference but he is not a player you should reach or overpay for in any of your leagues.
- Last year John Brown was on a tear to start the season. He showed he still had his playmaking ability along with his speed. But then Flacco started to fall a part and then Lamar Jackson stepped in and the Ravens turned into on of the most run heavy teams we have seen in a while.
- Brown proved he can stay healthy for a full season and showed he can still flat out ball. Brown has the makings of landing in a spot like New England, Brown shouldn’t command too much money and would fit perfectly with the Pats given their weak WR group but that is just where I think he could land.
- Brown would fit perfectly with a lot of teams that have some sort of vertical play calling style. Brown can play from both the slot and outside given his speed and has plenty of versatility to be moved around all over the field. Now of course like most free agents where he lands could help him take a big leap and maybe help him repeat his 1,000 yard season he had with the Cardinals.
- Now Perriman is a super deep sleeper that I am going to talk about and I know its almost crazy to bring him up but this is one of the weaker free agent WR classes. Perriman has been a flat out bust of a pick in his career in Baltimore and was finally cut by them this year and picked up by the Browns.
- What makes Perriman so interesting to me is that he is a freak type of athlete he is pretty much 6’2” and has blazing speed. There are not many WRs in the league that are built like him with size and speed. When he landed with the Browns you saw him gradually improve game after game making big plays for them. The Browns have come out and said they want to resign him for next year.
- With Mayfield as the QB, Perriman might actually have a shot at locking down a starting role next year on the outside and might even be a consistent starter and if he can take another step in the right direction he might even be special. Now a lot can happen before the start of the season and the Browns could make a lot of moves by drafting a WRs or even signing some new ones. So there is still a long way to go, but Perriman looks to be on the right track. He is someone i’ll Monitor throughout the off-season to see how things develop. But he is someone I’ll be keeping my eye on as the off-season progresses.