The Good, The Bad and The Ugly: Dynasty Rookie WR Part 2


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The Bad: Miles Boykin, Andy Isabella, Hunter Renfrow, JJ Arcega-Whiteside

Today we’re going to continue with the series and bring you “the bad”.  Now just because these rookies have been “bad” doesn’t mean they won’t eventually return fantasy value as some are buried on depth charts.

Miles Boykin:

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The other Baltimore Ravens WR, we discussed his running mate and WR1 Marquise Brown in the last segment. Part of the reason Boykin finds himself in “The Bad” section of this post is due to Brown himself. Selected 93rd overall Boykin has relatively high draft capital. With great size and speed that is typically sought after for “X” WR’s (6’4″ 220 Lbs). Miles showed in college he can be a go-to receiver.

Named Citrus bowl M.V.P after posting a 3/102/1 line with the game-winning touchdown, Boykin showed he can be a game-changer. Coming out of the draft he finds himself in a bad situation as Baltimore is a run-heavy team. There aren’t enough targets for Boykin to be relevant at the moment.

Through five weeks:

Snap Total: 104

Target share: 8%

Andy Isabella:

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Selected 62nd overall this past April there was a buzz in the community for Andy Isabella coming out of the draft. Paired with Kyler Murray and new NFL head coach Kliff Kingsbury, the sky seemed to be the limit. Kirk will eventually become the WR1

So far though through the first five weeks, Isabella has only seen work on special teams. Built similar to Kirk (both standing 5’9″) and weighing 12 pounds less than Kirk, he seems destined to be at best the teams WR2. With Larry Fitzgerald retirement around the corner, there is definitely room for Isabella to carve out a role as a WR2 on a team that does throw quite a bit. At this stage barring significant injuries to the WR room, I can’t justify picking him up as they have a lot of options ahead of him.

Through five weeks:

Snap total: 9

Target share: 0%

Hunter Renfrow:

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Hunter Renfrow the 23-year-old N.F.L WR who looks more likely to sell you life insurance than he is to catch a slant across the middle.

Built like a typical slot WR (5’10” 185lbs) and selected with the 149th pick, the draft capital isn’t there for Hunter to command targets. There was hope with the release of Antonio Brown that Renfrow could capitalize but that hasn’t happened. Although Renfrow has seen a decent target share at 14%, Zay Jones is now in town and Hunter can be tossed to the fantasy dumpster until further notice.

Through five weeks:

Snap total: 126

Target share: 14%

J.J. Arcega-Whiteside:

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José Joaquín Arcega-Whiteside or as I call him JAWS, is a very athletic WR. Standing 6’2″ 225lbs and with hands that can snatch any ball away from a defender he’s everything you could ask for in a WR. The reason J.J finds himself in this portion of the segment and not the previous is solely due to opportunity. Buried on the depth chart that boasts talented WR’s DeSean Jackson, Nelson Agholor and Alshon Jeffery along with stud TE’s Zach Ertz and Dallas Goedert, Whiteside was never expected to come right in and produce. Selected with the 57th pick he has draft capital.

Going forward in dynasty if it’s late in the season and you’re out of the playoffs, he’s definitely worth a stash to see if he gains value in the offseason.

Snap Total: 141

Target share: 5%


While these four WR’s are all doing nothing or little for fantasy owners in deep dynasty leagues, I still don’t mind the rostering of JAWS or Isabella if you have the room or are late in the season.

Make sure to come back and check out the last segment of the series…”The Ugly” a look at Rookie WR’s who have been hurt.


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