While it is only March, it is never too early to start talking football when you are a dynasty team owner. Today, as the title suggests, I will take a look 3 intriguing buy-low WRs that can have an impact on your team.
- Donte Moncrief
While still just 24 years old, Moncrief is a name that some dynasty owners have forgotten about or have written off due to his injury history. In 2015, Moncrief looked like he was on the path to becoming a very relevant fantasy WR. That year, he produced 64 receptions for 733 yards with 6 TDs. Pretty solid numbers for a 2nd year WR. Fantasy players saw the leaps he made from his rookie season and expected another rise in his 3rd year. Then the injuries hit. In 2016, Moncrief only played 9 games producing 307 yards and 7 TDs. In 2017, Moncrief produced numbers similar to his 2016 season (391 yards with 2 TDs while playing 12 games). There were a number of factors that have led to a decrease in production over the last two seasons. A combination of injuries for both Moncrief and Luck was the biggest fact. That is why I consider Moncrief a bargain bin WR with immense upside in 2018. Assuming he resigns with the Colts, if Moncrief can stay on the field and Luck returns to form, you are getting solid WR3 production with upside for more. The talent is there. The question is whether or not everything falls into place for him. All that said, Moncrief can be had for a late 2nd. Worth a flier in dynasty formats.
- Paul Richardson
How quickly we forget that Richardson was a 2nd round pick of the Seahawks just 4 years ago. Like, Moncrief, injuries have been a factor here. The good news is that Richardson has played in all but 1 game of the Seahawks last two seasons. 2017 was his best yet. Richardson played in all 16 games logging 44 receptions for 703 yards and 6 TDs. That’s a whopping 16 yards per reception. The best part, Richardson is a free agent. He has proven to be a healthy deep threat and some team is going to pay him as such. Depending on his landing spot, Richardson could provide value immediately. At best, he can be a WR3 with upside. At worst, I see him as a solid WR4/5 bye week filler that every championship team needs to go all the way.
- Ty Montgomery
This one is a little different from the previous two names mentioned and possibly a little more risky. The Packers recently gave Davante Adams a huge contract extension worth $58 million over 4 years. It is no secret that they have a lot of money locked up in their WR core. It is early in 2018, but a lot can change leading up to the 2018 NFL season. It isn’t far-fetched to think that one of Jordy Nelson or Randall Cobb won’t be on the team next season. That coupled with the emergence of Aaron Jones and Jamaal Williams could lead to Montgomery switching back to WR. I personally believe that Montgomery could fill Cobb’s role really well. A role that could lead to reliable WR4 type numbers in an Aaron Rodgers led passing attack.
None of the names mentioned are going to anchor your WR core in 2018 but all could potentially be big contributors for their respective teams going forward. Sure, I am talking about WR3/4/5 type players here but the fantasy season is long and injuries happen. Having a solid backup on your roster could be the difference in making the playoffs.