Fantasy Football: 5 Wide Receiver Sleepers for 2019
With training camps kicking off this week that means fantasy football is right around the corner. Get your big boards, and beers ready for your draft. Here are your 5 Fantasy Football wide receiver sleepers going into the 2019 season.
Miami Dolphins Receivers
This may be a little bit of a cop-out on my part but here it is anyway. The Dolphins come into the 2019 season with a new QB and a new attitude. DeVante Parker heads into another season of being a number one option. Albert Wilson showed some explosiveness a season ago before injuries derailed him. On top of those two guys, the Dolphins have signed former Jacksonville Jaguar, and Dallas Cowboy Allen Hurns. Factor in that Josh Rosen comes to Miami with something to prove after being dealt after just one season in Arizona this team could be interesting. There’s explosiveness on the outside with these receivers which could lead to success. I’m not saying this is a top 5 even a top 10 offense but these guys could be had late in most drafts and are definitely sleepers to watch out for in 2019.
Keke Coutee – Houston Texans
Coutee is entering his second year in the league and is a part of a very good offense. He comes into 2019 as a sleeper pick because he often gets overshadowed by All-Pro receiver DeAndre Hopkins, and rising star Will Fuller. With another year of experience under Deshaun Watson‘s belt, I think we’ll see him spread the ball around a little more. Thus giving Coutee more touches and the ability to break off some big plays. Coutee may not be the biggest wide receiver sleeper in 2019 but he’s not going to be drafted in the top half of most drafts.
Chris Godwin – Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Godwin will be entering his third year in the NFL and is ready to break out. While he may not be as big of a sleeper in 2019 as he was in 2018 this guy will go under the radar. In Godwin’s second season he caught 59 passes for 842 yards and seven touchdowns. There’s big-play potential in Godwin and with the hiring of Bruce Arians as the new Head Coach I like Godwin this year more than previous seasons. The Bucs will be a pass-heavy offense and a lot of coverage will be given to Mike Evans and the tight ends OJ Howard, and Cameron Brate over the middle which should lead to more one on ones for Godwin.
Devin Funchess – Indianapolis Colts
Funchess is entering his fifth year in the league but this will be his first year not in Carolina. This past offseason he traded in his Carolina Panther blue for Indianapolis Colts blue and this could really help out his career. Outside of Funchess’ 2017 season, he’s been a middle of the pack receiver, just nothing special. Which makes him the perfect sleeper at the wide receiver position in 2019. A season ago he caught 44 passes for 549 yards and four touchdowns not what you want from a number one receiver. This year, however, he’ll be the second option behind T.Y. Hilton and should get him better looks overall. Watch for Funchess to have an automatic impression on this Colts offense. He will have the biggest season of everyone listed. You can draft him in the later rounds or pick him up off the waiver wire in most leagues.
Donte Moncrief – Pittsburgh Steelers
A lot of people may be cautious of drafting any offensive players from the Steelers this season and rightfully so. The Steelers traded Antonio Brown and lost Le’Veon Bell to free agency two of the biggest names in fantasy football in recent years. With that being said the that may be just what the doctor ordered for Donte Moncrief. Moncrief is coming into his sixth career season and on his third team in three years. Coming into the 2019 season Moncrief has yet to eclipse 1000 yards and has only had more than 50 catches once in his career. All of that could change this year in Pittsburgh. He brings a big-bodied presence to the offense that the Steelers desperately needed. Moncrief could be one of the biggest sleeper pickups in your draft. You could get him anywhere in the two to three rounds in most cases
So there you have it, 5 Fantasy Football wide receivers that will be sleepers in 2019. Now, with all of this being said, I’m no Matthew Berry when it comes to fantasy football but I have confidence in all these guys. Watch for at least one or two of these receivers to have a big year.
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