• Brian Wentworth II

Is the Best WR Value in Miami?

Late round draft value is something we all want. Quarterbacks find themselves as the easiest position to find in the later rounds. Second to them, is the wide receiver. A good wide receiver can also be found on the waiver wire and be serviceable to your fantasy team for quite a few weeks before it is time to find another one. Today we will be discussing who I believe could be the best WR value/sleeper in 2019 fantasy drafts.

Danny Amendola may have had a ‘disappointing’ 2018 campaign with the Miami Dolphins. Numbers wise, he honestly didn’t. In 2017 with the Patriots (in which he was the number 3 in New England behind Brandin Cooks and Rob Gronkowski) he posted a campaign of 61/659/2. In 2018 with Miami, he went 59/575/1. This is not too far off from his 2017 campaign with New England. His big games came this season when you were not starting him, and he probably rotated off your waiver wire. Overall, he may not have given you the production that you wanted.

There is hope for the former Patriot. The Dolphins are speculated to announce Patriots linebacker coach, and defensive play caller as their head coach after Super Bowl LIII. Chad O’Shea, the Patriots wide receiver coach is expected to join Flores as the offensive coordinator. Now we still do not know Miami’s 2019 plans. Rumors have emerged that we could see them move on from Ryan Tannehill, which would put them into a rebuild mode. If we see Miami in a rebuild mode, Amendola could find himself cut or traded to a team in win now mode.

If Amendola’s connection with the new coaching staff keeps him in Miami, what is his ceiling? Is it so crazy to think he could fill the Edelman role of the Patriots in Miami? Is it so crazy to see him go 98/1000/4? He has always had injury problems so that could be a road block. If Miami has a rookie under center, he will be a nice safety blanket. I find it hard to not draft a guy like Amendola when he could cost you your last pick. His ADP is currently nonexistent, as he is being undrafted. If you can get a potential WR2, or flex player at the end of the draft he is 110% worth and it, and should find a way on your roster to if you can make it happen.

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