Fantasy Football Rookies to Target – Number 13: Michael Pittman
Phillip Rivers has enjoyed his big bodied receivers/tight ends in the past. That means with Rivers now at the helm, Michael Pittman or Jack Doyle could quickly break out as a favorite target.
Let’s not forget that the Colts selected Pittman over Jonathan Taylor, who everyone is super hyped about. The Colts have a plan for Pittman too. He should start opposite T.Y. Hilton and, with Rivers’ history of supporting multiple fantasy relevant players and Hilton’s injury history, that makes Pittman a potentially very valuable late-round pick.
Fantasy Football Rookies to Target – Number 12: Denzel Mims
Denzel Mims is a player that I loved during the draft process. As a big bodied, plus speed receiver he could have plenty of success in the NFL and he ended up landing in a great place with the Jets. The offense isn’t great, but it’s very easy to see a path to him being the top receiver in that offense.
He’s currently battling for the WR2 spot with Breshad Perriman, with Jamison Crowder at WR1, but are either of those two receivers really clearly better than Mims? Mims is battling a hamstring injury in camp currently though, so that might set his break out back a couple of weeks, but he still possesses a lot of potential for the long haul this season.
Fantasy Football Rookies to Target – Number 11: Ceedee Lamb
CeeDee Lamb is arguably the best player on this entire list but, unlike Mims, Lamb did not land in as friendly (fantasy friendly) of a spot via the draft. He will be competing behind two extremely talented wide outs who both put up 1,000 yard seasons last year.
On top of this, the Cowboys are going to run the football a lot, we know this, so targets are going to be sparse for Lamb. He is talented enough, however, to weasel his way into at least some stand alone value and if Amari Cooper or Michael Gallup were to go down, he would immediately jump into the WR2 range.