Overlooked PPR Star?
26 soon to be 27 year old wide receiver out of Duke University, who finished 26th in PPR formats last year and had career highs in targets (122), receptions (78) and receptions for first downs (41) as well as his second highest touchdown total with 6 and also second highest receiving yards in a regular season with 833 yards. Drafted to the Washington Redskins in 2015 with the 105th pick, could this 5 year veteran have another season of personal career high in 2020?
Players have often performed better after leaving an Adam Gase led regime, DeVante Parker, Kenyan Drake and Ryan Tannehill just to name a few but this New York Jets wide receiver could improve with Gase as head coach. The New York Jets added pacey wide receiver, Breshad Perriman through free agency and added another wide receiver through the draft in round 2 pick, Denzel Mims out of Baylor University. In the first round of the draft they added a huge player in 6-foot-7, 363lbs tackle out of Louisville, Mekhi Becton who they hope will help Le’Veon Bell run the ball better this season but also help, QB Sam Darnold, with getting the ball out of hands in time and protect him better than last year as he was sacked 33 times in 13 games during the 2019 season.
If you have not yet figured out who this unsung hero might be, it is slot wide receiver Jamison Crowder. The three players mentioned above in Breshad Perriman, Denzel Mims and Mekhi Becton I think might help Crowder in the 2020 season as the wide receivers in Perriman and Mims are not going to infringe on Crowders snaps at the position, in fact I believe although it gives Darnold possibly more better quality options to throw the ball to, Crowder may wreak havoc in the slot for the Jets with Perriman using his pace over the top to give Crowder more space underneath especially as seeing in his first year playing for the Jets he was Sam Darnold go to receiver with 122 receptions. On top of this, with Robby Anderson and Demaryius Thomas no longer on the team, it leaves behind 154 targets to be shared between the three wide receivers likely meaning that Crowders production will be consistent through 2020 and could even mean that Crowder becomes a top 20 PPR receiver next year.