Best Unsigned NFL Free Agents with Fantasy Potential – Wide Receivers
1. Michael Crabtree – He had 54 catches in Baltimore despite playing in a run heavy offense once Lamar Jackson became the starter. He’s a possession receiver who drops too many passes, but he’s probably the more reliable WR left on the market.
Best Fit – Seattle Seahawks
Quarterback Russell Wilson could use another proven receiver with the loss of Doug Baldwin. Crabtree would give the trio of Rookie picks (DK Metcalf, Gary Jennings, and John Ursua) more time to develop.
2. Terrance Williams – A speedy receiver in Dallas who was never able to find consistency despite the occasional big play. If he can stay healthy and out of trouble, he could be a nice piece for an offense in need of more speed.
Best Fit – Kansas City Chiefs
This is based on the assumption that Tyreek Hill will miss most if not all of the season due to off the field concerns. KC drafted MeCole Hardman to add speed to pair with Sammy Watkins. However, there is nothing else of note at the WR position.
3. Dez Bryant – Once among the NFL’s elite receivers, Bryant took forever to find a home last season, and tore his ACL once he did. He is clearly out of his prime, but he has the size and strength to still be effective in the right offense.
Best Fit – Green Bay Packers
There was talk of Bryant joining the Packers last season, but it never materialized. The team didn’t add anyone new to the group. They lost Randall Cobb, and even with him they never found the #2 receiver to pair with Devante Adams.
4. Pierre Garcon – Since signing with the 49ers two years ago, he hasn’t been able to stay healthy. He had 1,000 yards in his last healthy season at the age of 30, proving he might be worth a gamble.
Best Fit – Washington Redskins
Heading into the season, Washington arguably has the least impressive receiving core in the league. Garcon has already proven to be a good fit in Washington’s offense. He could return at a cheaper price to be the mentor in the receiver room.