WR Hakeem Butler - Arizona Cardinals

6-5, 227Born: 5-16-1996College: Iowa StateDrafted: Round 4, pick 103 (2019)

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Butler has great measurables, elite skill in contested situations, and excellent power and balance as a runner after the catch. Kliff Kingsbury is known for getting players open and he'll find ways to feature Butler in mismatches or keep him away from press coverage. Carolina did this for Kelvin Benjamin during Benjamin's rookie year. Butler is a better athlete and pass catcher despite a higher-than-desired rate of concentration drops.

Summary

Butler was a hyped up prospect before the draft and somehow slipped down the board and ended up being the first pick in the fourth round. Butler is a big body WR coming in at 6-5 and 227 lbs and will be able to add some diversity in the Cardinals passing game. The Cardinals also drafted Andy Isabella in the second round but the two will not knock each other in the receiving game as they both have different talents that they can offer. (May 24)

FBG Staff Rankings

WR Redraft PPR - 96, 62
WR Dynasty - 44, 27, 44, 49, 54, 64
Overall Rookie - 11, 6, 6, 10, 11, 11, 13, 16

Stats and Projections

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2019 PROJ-Dodds 16.0 0.0 * * 23.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Henry 16.0 0.0 * * 22.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Wood 16.0 1.0 * * 35.0 * * *
2019 PROJ-Tremblay 16.0 0.0 * * 24.2 * * *

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Latest News

Cardinals | Hakeem Butler could surprise as a rookie (Thu Jul 11, 12:58 AM) - Arizona Cardinals WR Hakeem Butler was listed as the 'potential breakout performer' among the team's receivers and tight ends by The Arizona Republic's Bob McManaman, who writes that Butler's size, speed and intangibles could make him the surprise player 'of the entire bunch.' McManaman also lists Butler's offseason work with retired WR Calvin Johnson as a reason he could make an impact in 2019.

Our View: A Matt Waldman favorite, Butler has great measurables, elite skill in contested situations, and excellent power and balance as a runner after the catch. He knows how to use his frame to box out smaller defenders and Butler does a good job of getting two-feet down near the sideline or the back of the end zone. We love his stock in dynasty formats.
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2019 Schedule

1vs Detroit Lions
2@ Baltimore Ravens
3vs Carolina Panthers
4vs Seattle Seahawks
5@ Cincinnati Bengals
6vs Atlanta Falcons
7@ New York Giants
8@ New Orleans Saints
9vs San Francisco 49ers
10@ Tampa Bay Buccaneers
11@ San Francisco 49ers
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13vs Los Angeles Rams
14vs Pittsburgh Steelers
15vs Cleveland Browns
16@ Seattle Seahawks
17@ Los Angeles Rams