Fantasy WRs On New Teams for 2020
by Alan Seslowsky
Episode #229 of the RosterWatch fantasy football podcast explores some interesting wide receivers that have signed with new teams. On the show, Alex Dunlap and The Trashman have a spirited debate about these players.
Tajae Sharpe– Minnesota Vikings
The Trashman, who has made a living in fantasy football finding value in players that have been discarded into the fantasy dumpster, started the conversation with Tajae Sharpe. Sharpe signed a one year $1 million deal with Minnesota. Alex pointed out how absurd the opinion parts of the announcement blurbs are. Alex’s example was Adam Schefter’s tweet saying Tajae Sharpe should be the number two opposite Adam Thielen. “This is just disgusting,” Alex said. ” The Trashman replied, “I don’t think so, he was solid for stints in Tennessee.”
Here at RosterWatch, we had the same reaction you likely had when you heard The Trashman making the case for a player like Tajae Sharpe. We also know better than to dismiss the guru of the “garbage grab.” Trashman prefers the current number two WR in Minnesota over last year’s mid-round popular pick Dede Westbrook. He did add the caveat, if Minnesota adds a WR of note, he may back off this stance.
Breshad Perriman– New York Jets
Breshad Perriman inked a one year, $6 million deal with the Jets. He was the reason many fantasy teams went deep into the playoffs in 2019. Over the last five weeks of the season, he averaged over 20 fantasy points per game in PPR leagues. Alex recalled, “Breshad Perriman chalk in DFS was a risky play that paid off huge.” It’s easy to forget Perriman ran a blazing 4.28 at his pro day. Alex continued to make the case for Perriman; “At the start of the season he will only be 26.” Perriman is a player RosterWatch is going to be very interested in at his current ADP of approximately 152 (mid 12th round.)
Robby Anderson– Carolina Panthers
The fireworks between Alex and Trashman started right away on podcast episode #229 when they discussed Robby Anderson.
Trashman: “I always liked Robby Anderson”
Alex: “Well you’re a f**king Trashman! Doesn’t he punch cops?”
Alex was obviously joking to underline the point that Anderson has had very public legal troubles. The banter between the RosterWatch analysts is always entertaining while informative. Alex Dunlap’s reaction is in line with the early consensus of the signing. Trashman agreed by pointing out “I don’t trust Robby Anderson because I don’t trust Bridgewater to get him the football.” Anderson is also going to see heavy competition for target share from 2019 hogs like Christian McCaffery (142 ) and D.J. Moore (135). Those two players alone accounted for over 40% of the Panther’s total targets. Trashman said he likes rookies Jerry Jeudy and Ceedee Lamb better for fantasy than Robby Anderson, even before they have a team.