Here is Part 2 of are the landing spots for the wide receivers from the first two days of the NFL Draft and what it means for their fantasy value.

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Andy Isabella – Arizona Cardinals

Round 2, Pick 30 (62nd overall)
Isabella is a smaller WR at 5’8″ 188 lbs, but he has field-stretching speed and averaged over 141 yards per game at UMass which speaks to his talent. It’s hard to project how the offensive pieces will fit together in Arizona under Kliff Kingsbury. If Kyler Murray can run Kingsbury’s offense well there may be plenty of opportunities to support good fantasy seasons for Larry Fitzgerald, Christian Kirk, and Isabella.

2019 Competition: Larry Fitzgerald, Christian Kirk, Chad Williams

D.K. Metcalf – Seattle Seahawks

Round 2, Pick 32 (64th overall)
The man needs little introduction, but the slide was a bit unexpected. Seattle scooped Metcalf up at nearly the same time that reports started coming out that Doug Baldwin may be retiring from football. Either way, Metcalf’s size and speed add a new element to the Russell Wilson led Seattle offense.

2019 Competition: Doug Baldwin, Tyler Lockett, David Moore

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Diontae Johnson – Pittsburgh Steelers

Round 3, Pick 2 (66th overall)
Johnson tested poorly at the combine so it was a bit surprising seeing him drafted this early, but Pittsburgh can use him in a lot of different places. Johnson can make a mark on special teams early. He’s also adept in the slot and outside. Johnson is going to have a hard time getting targets behind JuJu Smith-Schuster, James Washington, Donte Moncrief, and Vance McDonald, but he’ll be one to watch in dynasty leagues.

2019 Competition: JuJu Smith-Schuster, James Washington, Donte Moncrief

Jalen Hurd – San Francisco 49ers

Round 3, Pick 3 (68th overall)
Hurd had a really interesting path to the NFL. He actually played ahead of Alvin Kamara in Tennessee as an RB, but asked to switch to WR. Tennessee wouldn’t let him switch so he transferred to Baylor, sat out for a year and played for Baylor this past season. He’s still learning the WR position, but he’s 6’5″ and can be used in all sorts of situations and places on the offense. It’ll be interesting to see how he’s used, but he probably won’t have much fantasy value unless San Francisco plans to use gadget plays frequently or plan on getting him touches in the backfield.

2019 Competition: Marquise Goodwin, Dante Pettis, Deebo Samuel, Jordan Matthews

Terry McLaurin – Washington Redskins

Round 3, Pick 13 (78th overall)
There are so many questions on the Washington offense and McLaurin doesn’t seem to answer any. He’ll be used on special teams, but he didn’t produce much on Ohio State prodigious offense. Despite this, he has elite athleticism, he’ll be connected with his college quarterback Dwayne Haskins and the WR competition is wide open with Trey Quinn, Paul Richardson, and Josh Doctson atop the depth chart.

2019 Competition: Trey Quinn, Paul Richardson, and Josh Doctson

Miles Boykin – Baltimore Ravens

Round 3, Pick 30 (95th overall)
It’s fitting that Baltimore opens and closes the Day 1 and Day 2 WR grouping. Boykin possesses a rare combination of size (6’4″, 220 lbs) and athleticism with a 94th percentile SPARQ score. He also showed well on his Reception Perception. Just like Marquise Brown, Boykin should see the field early and often. We just need to see if Baltimore will uncork it more to their speedsters.

2019 Competition: Willie Snead, Chris Moore, Seth Roberts, Marquise Brown

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Comments from the community:

  1. Where you talk about Diontae Thompson on the Steelers, I think you mean Diontae Johnson. Deionte Thompson was drafted in the 5th round to the Cardinals.

  2. It’s worse, much worse. Former high SPARQ score journeyman WR Deonte Thompson is apparently deeply rooted in my dynasty-stash sleeper subconscious. Thanks for catching that!

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