Fantasy Football 2019: 5 Bold Predictions – Wide Receiver Edition
5. Alshon Jeffery will finish 2019 with over 1,200 receiving yards.
How This is Bold:
In two full seasons with the Philadelphia Eagles, WR Alshon Jeffery has yet to top even 900 yards. This season, he’ll be fighting for targets with new faces Desean Jackson and J.J. Arcega-Whiteside as well as Zach Ertz, Dallas Goedert, and Nelson Agholor.
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Why This Will Come True:
Has everyone forgotten about Alshon Jeffery? Right now, currently being drafted as the WR31, he’s a prime example of a player being drafted at his floor.
Things haven’t gone exactly as planned for Jeffery’s first two seasons in Philadelphia, as the big-bodied wideout battled injuries and had to go back and forth between two quarterbacks as Carson Wentz has struggled to stay healthy himself. However, Jeffery remains as the team’s no. 1 wideout heading into the new season.
The 6-foot-3 wideout was well on pace to eclipse 1,000 yards in 2018 had he played a full season. Jeffery appeared in just 13, having to wait until Week 4 to return following February rotator-cuff surgery. In those 13 games, Jeffery finished with 843 yards and a career-high 70.7 percent catch rate. Finally fully healthy heading into 2019, we could start to see glimpses of the old Alshon.
Jeffery isn’t a stranger to surpassing the 1,200-yard mark, going for 1,421 yards as a member of the Chicago Bears. Although some argue he’ll see his targets trend downward with so many valuable offensive weapons now in Philly, think of it this way: it’s now going to be virtually impossible for opposing teams to double-team Jeffery.
Playing on what should be one of the highest-powered passing attacks in the league this season (ranked 7th in total passing yards in 2018), Jeffery has a chance to erupt and turn in his best season as an Eagle.
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