2019 Sleepers/Breakout Candidates

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Kenny Stills, Devante Parker, Albert Wilson - I know, I know. But this could be the year. MIA fields one of the least talented rosters in the NFL which means these guys could be garbage time bargains. Add to this, both Rosen and Fitz aren't gunshy at all and this could finally be the year to invest in MIA receivers.

Albert Wilson is the exception here as I just think he's really good and was criminally underutilized at KC. He has Golden Tateish YAC ability and was breaking out in a big way prior to his season ending injury.

Trey Quinn - Kelvin Harmon? Josh Doctson? Don't care. Trey is by far their best slot receiver, and he's going to be Haskins security blanket as he learns the ropes in the NFL. Quinn outproduced Courtland Sutton after transferring out of LSU's WR deathzone to SMU. When you outproduced a specimen like Sutton you're probably pretty good. A lot better than his Mr. Irrelevant draft capital would say otherwise.

Speaking of SMU receivers... Courtland Sutton is a huge sleeper. What got my attention last offseason was coaches raving about how coachable the kid was. He came out extremely raw last season and the coaching staff still saw enough out of him to ship out Demaryius Thomas. He somewhat fell flat on his face after receiving WR1 treatment after Sanders went down and never proved to be more than a Vertical threat in year 1; but let's go back to the "extremely coachable" narrative from last off season. If the guy is indeed the quick learner he was made out to be, he could be in store for some big things this season. He will be one of my favorite flyers wherever his ADP happens to land.

DaeSean Hamilton gets an honorary notice here as well. My enthusiasm for him will largely depend on how well Sanders comes back from injury.

Tre'quan Smith - Will Fuller makes his bones as the explosive deep threat specialist on a high octane offense. Smith is also an explosive deep threat on a high octane offense. Ted Ginn's presence looms; but that guy's wheels have to fall off sometime; and the history of 34 year old speed receivers is not pretty.

Quincy Enunwa - This guy is a monster. He pulled an elite marketshare last season when healthy.. but that's the problem. The guy always seems to be dinged up. Is that bad luck or is his body not made for this type of abuse? Only time will tell, but after Darnold posted the highest QBR of any QB in teh month of December there exists a case where he's the number 1 receiving threat on a high octane offense. In this best case scenario, Robby Anderson would enter Tre'quan Smith levels of sleeper appeal. I don't believe Robby will overtake Enunwa's target share but I could see a Hopkins-lite/Fuller-lite scenario here.

Christian Kirk: After entering the NFL with a spectacular production profile in college (1,000 yards as a true freshman at Texas A&M!) he put to rest the claims that he couldn't play outside as a rookie. Many people will be gunshy about this guy after the recent acquisitions of Andy Isabella and Hakeem Butler... but those guys are both rookies, and have significantly less impressive resumes coming into the NFL. Larry will still command targets.. but Kirk is the guy to own here.

Honorary mentions: John Brown (BUF), John Ross (CIN), Keelan Cole/Dede Westbrook (JAX), Marquise Goodwin (SF)

Also consolidated some picks for easy access on page 1
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Anthony Miller
Antonio Callaway

Rashaad Penny
Ronald Jones (probably not)

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tsbgrayghost wrote:Anthony Miller
Antonio Callaway

Rashaad Penny
Ronald Jones (probably not)

Witten....of course.


not sure I'm on the Miller train (or Penny). Think Callaway can excel if he gets his head on, but Miller just kind of underwhelmed in his rookie and th ball seems to be spread around quite a bit Chi-town.

As for Penny, I'm still a fan of Carson. But at this point, I think there is too much risky of RBBC and no value. If i can get one of them mid-to-late, I probably will. And I'll take either.
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The problem with the chicago offense wasn't a lack of ability from any of the WRs, it was that Trubiski is just a bad passing QB.

If you think he can develop a better feel for the passing game then those guys all become more interesting. If you think he's not really going to get better at that facet of the game, then I'd continue to pass on all of them (depending on price).

I had Cohen, Burton and Miller on one team last year, and wound up watching a lot more Bears games than I normally would. Trubisky just looked like a college QB, the huge games he had felt like flukes compared to what he routinely looked like.
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ubertaco wrote:The problem with the chicago offense wasn't a lack of ability from any of the WRs, it was that Trubiski is just a bad passing QB.

If you think he can develop a better feel for the passing game then those guys all become more interesting. If you think he's not really going to get better at that facet of the game, then I'd continue to pass on all of them (depending on price).

I had Cohen, Burton and Miller on one team last year, and wound up watching a lot more Bears games than I normally would. Trubisky just looked like a college QB, the huge games he had felt like flukes compared to what he routinely looked like.


Trubisquette reminds me way too much of Bortles. He was way more productive in college so his ceiling is significantly higher but I've shied away from that entire passing attack. Otherwise I'd be all over Allen Robinson and Andre Miller at their current ADPs
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I really like Miller as a WR prospect, but I cannot get behind him with Trubisky as his QB.

I have him in a dyno though, and I just hope he gets traded somewhere else.
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ubertaco wrote:I really like Miller as a WR prospect, but I cannot get behind him with Trubisky as his QB.

I have him in a dyno though, and I just hope he gets traded somewhere else.


I'll let him marinate on someone else's roster for a bit
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TheJayCutlers wrote:Keep in mind Miller was hurt for a chunk of last year too

http://sportsmockery.com/2019/04/anthony-miller-gruesomely-details-how-bad-his-shoulder-injury-was/


And the year before that :)

Long term/ in Dynas? Im not sure itll happen. Could go either way.

PROs

+ Good player. Fact
+ Has been in situ for longer than some of his competition

CONs

- Jones Fracture pre-draft (Not good for RBs or shifty WRs)
- Ridley, Hall & CPat have been added
- 2020 class of WRs is about as prodigious as its been since 2014
- CHI comp for tgts is crowded: Arob, Burton, Monty & Cohen ...
- Not 100% sold on Trubisky yet

Dyna wise? The CHI players id likely buy in low on are Cohen or perhaps Burton. There wont be much of a discount, but im not sure if Miller owners would settle for much less than the 2nd-3rd rnd pick theyve paid - but (vertainly the 2nd) would likely put you in the ballpark of the other two anyway.

Im w/Griff. I do like the player. He could have a breakout.

But its also fair to say 2019 is something of a "make or break" year for Miller.

That we're saying that after 2yrs in the league (only 1 breakout game, at home vs DET D so far - regardless of circumstances isnt ideal for Miller or CHI) goes some way to showing why im unsure if hes someone that might get lost in the shuffle thanks to circumstances - not talent) in 2019.

For the price tho? Im absolutely going to try to own some shares in redrafts - perhaps after TEs have started to come off in number, or later.
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No names please, but the Anthony Miller owner in Front Office was a motivated seller. I rejected three draft day trades before finally running out of names and accepted Miller for a 5th and a 7th. This leeg is a bit unique with its scoring (and it's idp), but at lotto ticket pricing I think he's still a quality gamble.

As the dancing hot dog referenced, he played almost all of last season injured. A type of injury that shelves many players. And he was still productive despite it, below avg QB play, and a play caller that involves linemen and linebackers at the goal line.
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And Gabriel and Arob can be jettisoned next year with minimal cap consequences.