Kansas City Chiefs receiver Albert Wilson (12) – Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Albert Wilson is definitely a gamble to take in your actual fantasy draft, but he’s really worth a look when you’re looking for your replacement wide receiver.
On top of being part of a dynamic returning duo with De’Anthony Thomas, Wilson has also shown flashes of having what it takes to be a solid target for Alex Smith.
Wilson is a fast guy and knows how to make the first defender miss. In the slot, he could be dangerous.
In 2014, Wilson didn’t really see much action as a receiver until the end of the season. According to his profile on NFL.com, he finished last season with 16 catches for 260 yards.
I understand those numbers make most uncomfortable with putting him in the starting lineup, but consider this: Wilson racked up 156 yards in two games. He certainly has potential.
In week 15 of last season, Wilson caught three passes for 69 yards and in week 16 he caught five for 87 yards. If he starts in the slot for a full 16 games, he could make the Chiefs’ receiver corps a very dangerous weapon.
There’s also the fact that he’s a good return man too. I know he only got to return one kick, but that kick return did go 21 yards, per ESPN. Not a flashy number, but a solid production. Let’s not forget that Wilson was a legitimate return man for Georgia State back in the day.
To make a long story short, I feel this guy is worth a look because he has a huge upside. He’s a young player that is still learning the ropes but has the skill set to really make a name for himself with the KC Chiefs.
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