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Don’t Eat The Cheese: 2019 Fantasy Football Wide Receiver Busts

2019 Fantasy Football
Carson Wentz is the quarterback and that’s bad news for Alshon Jeffery. Don’t Eat The Cheese! Who are the other 2019 Fantasy Football wide receiver busts? (Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)

Part 3 of the Don’t Eat The Cheese series is here. After talking about quarterbacks and then running backs, it’s time to hit wide receivers. I’ve said this many times in the past. Avoiding the busts is just as important as picking the right guy in fantasy. Cross them off the list right away. Last year I was 4/5 if not 5/5. If you don’t believe me, just click here. I’m the best in the business. Okay, let’s get to who you don’t want in 2019. Who are the wide receiver busts in 2019 fantasy football leagues? Don’t Eat The Cheese!

6: Alshon Jeffery (Philadelphia Eagles

This has nothing to do with Alshon Jeffery. It has everything to do with Carson Wentz. Huh? Let me explain. Look, every quarterback has their preferred targets. Jeffery is not high on the priority list for Wentz. He likes Zach Ertz.

  • During games that Nick Foles was the quarterback for Philadelphia, Alshon recorded 100.33 yards per game. That’s 16.7 yards per catch.
  • During games that Carson Wentz was the quarterback for Philadelphia, Alshon recorded 54.2 yards per game. That’s 11.53 yards per catch.

Ertz’s numbers are much better with Wentz but we will get to him during the tight end portion. This is about Jeffery. The Eagles wide out is less productive and less efficient with Wentz. That’s just a fact. Go take a flier on DeSean Jackson. Draft Zach Ertz. Maybe even double up on Dallas Goedert. Here’s what I do know. Alshon Jeffery is not worth the price of admission.

5: Robert Woods, Cooper Kupp, Brandin Cooks (Los Angeles Rams)

I’m out on the Rams. Sell all your stock. Look, the Super Bowl hangover is coming. It’s not happening to the Patriots. Jared Goff takes a step back. Even if it’s 10 percent, it’s a big deal. Todd Gurley is a huge question mark. Goff’s numbers without Gurley were horrendous. You’r also asking an offense to carry 3 relevant fantasy wide receivers. They will not rank 1st in total offense. It’s not happening. Sell your Rams stock.

4: Adam Thielen / Stefon Diggs (Minnesota Vikings)

Adam Thielen and Stefon Diggs have been rock solid. Always consistent fantasy plug and play starters. Things are changing. It has nothing to do with them. Kevin Stefanski wants to run the ball more. So does Gary Kubiak. Dalvin Cook is in for a big year and he’s going to get fed. They want less pressure on Kirk Cousins. They means less throwing attempts. This Vikings defense is also pretty talented. Not a ton of shootouts coming from Minnesota. Things were different in a pass heavy offense. That’s not the case anymore. Kirk Cousins is also a choke artist late in the season. Even if the two are productive, they haven’t been late in the season. AVOID.

3: Allen Robinson (Chicago Bears)

Golden rule number one for wide receivers in fantasy. Do they have a bad quarterback? If the answer is yes, don’t draft them. Mitchell Trubisky is hot garbage. He couldn’t be worse. In 2018, Allen Robinson gave you 54 receptions for 754 yards, and 4 touchdowns. I’ll tell you what, that couldn’t tingle my nuts less. I need a hell of a lot more from a number one receiver. It’s not Robinson’s fault. Trubisky just stinks. Just a reality. If it’s not Tarik Cohen, just avoid the Bears in general. Your putting money in the hands of Blake Bortles 2.0. PASS.

2: Odell Beckham (Cleveland Browns)

I’ll continue to say this for the rest of time. I’ll never draft Odell Beckham. Not even if there’s a fire. Once again, Beckham got hurt. This isn’t a quarterback where they can work on getting hit less. This is a receiver. It’s unavoidable. The guy is ALWAYS hurt.

Look, the good news is Baker Mayfield is an upgrade over Eli Manning. A 15-year-old newspaper boy is an upgrade over Eli. Then again, this Browns defense is talented. Are we sure they are going to be in a ton of shootouts? Cleveland also has other weapons. Jarvis Landry, David Njoku, and two great running backs (Nick Chubb AND Kareem Hunt). I also don’t buy the Baker Mayfield thing like everyone else does. Never have. He’s also a bit of a nutcase. I don’t trust him not having a meltdown during the fantasy playoffs and getting benched or something along those lines.

1: Antonio Brown (Oakland Raiders)

Antonio Brown was going to be on my list before the helmet fiasco. Let’s put that aside for now. We all knew the guy lost his mind months ago. Going from Ben Roethlisberger to Derek Carr is a massive downgrade. I don’t think anyone is positive Carr is a Super Bowl caliber guy. Just look at what happened to Amari Cooper when he left Oakland. Are we sure Brown is even going to be productive in this mess? The Steelers also found themselves in shootouts. The Raiders may pick up junk time stuff but that’s not enough. Oakland also doesn’t have any talent on the roster. AB will get all the attention. Having JuJu Smith-Schuster mattered. I want no part of this stock. That’s even if you guarantee me Brown plays this year.

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