My Fantasy League Wide Receivers That You Should Add, Going Into 2019.
Each month I’m going to review the top adds/drops, from each offensive position, on MFL’s site. Also included will be my recommendations on if these players should be added to your roster. This article will be covering the MFL top adds for wide receivers. If you’re looking for MFL adds for IDP please visit IDP Guys for my thoughts on the defensive side.
Add Byron Pringle:
Who is Byron Pringle? He’s 25, and going into his second season in the NFL, but his first full season as he missed his rookie season with an injury. Coming out of Kansas State, in 2017, he showed 4.46 speed and averaged 24.1 yards per reception. Much like his rookie year, he’s on his way to a roster spot and profiles as an outside receiver. He could also see some time in the slot due to his short area quickness. In addition to that, head coach Andy Reid wants all of his receivers to learn all of the positions, only increasing their versatility. With Tyreek Hill not facing any punishment from the NFL and people ahead of him on the depth chart, Pringle will need to have a strong preseason to be fantasy relevant this season. I do think he has the ability to work his way up the depth chart. He’s someone I’ll be watching this preseason and looking to add before the season.
Add Darius Slayton:
Coming into this year’s draft, Darius profiled as someone with athleticism who could run a full route tree. A couple of things he needs to improve on are tracking the deep ball and his catching ability. Slayton is another young receiver who’s getting plenty of hype during training camp. In my opinion, a lot of this comes from the opportunity in front of him and the lack of talent ahead of him. Currently, he’s working his way back from a hamstring injury. If he can get healthy he has a great chance to compete for the number three receiver spot. With the uncertainty of Golden Tate and Sterling Shepard, Slayton’s workload could increase to start the season. He’s someone I own shares of in my dynasty leagues and think he has the talent to make an impact as a rookie.
Add Maurice Harris:
While all of these players are getting hyped, no one seems to be getting more than Maurice Harris. He’s having such a good training camp that some people feel like he’s already locked into a roster spot. Traditionally, the Patriots don’t have bigger bodied receivers play the slot. However, it looks like Maurice is trying to change that trend. Another thing helping his case is his previous slot experience with the Washington Redskins, last season. He filled in for the injured Jamison Crowder to the tune of 28 receptions for 304 yards. MFL has Harris’s 2019 projection at 417 receiving yards, 1 touchdown and 37 rushing yards. If he’s able to translate his strong training camp play to the preseason, he should surpass these projections quite easily.
This is the time of year when lots of players get hyped all across the NFL. If you’re able to hit on a few players then it can really help those dynasty owners stay ahead of other owners. A couple of things I look for include: does this player have a clear path to playing time and is there a lot of talent ahead of them? As you can see, the answer to those questions is yes and no for the players mentioned above. Ranking the add priority of these players would be Maurice Harris, Byron Pringle, and Darius Slayton. Please keep an eye out for my top dropped wide receivers.