Who Is the Top Rookie WR for 2019?

The Footballguys staff gives their opinions on which wide receiver has the most value this season

In a normal, non-PPR league, which rookie wide receiver has the most value for the 2019 season? Does your answer change for PPR leagues?

Jason Wood

I wouldn't have answered this way a month ago, but the pick now is D.K. Metcalf. With Doug Baldwin's career over, Russell Wilson has plenty of targets in search of a new recipient, and Metcalf will get a chance to be an immediate every-down starter. I have long-time concerns about Metcalf because of his physicality. He couldn't stay healthy in college and I suspect he won't in the NFL, either, because he's overbuilt. But for a year? There's no reason to think he can't be relevant as a No. 2 or No. 3 fantasy option as long as he shows well in training camp.

Daniel Simpkins

The receiver that could have the most value in both formats is N'Keal Harry. Harry arguably found his way into the best situation of the whole class and, though not the best receiver in this group, he is easily among the top five. He can play both outside and as a big slot option. I expect the Patriots will move him around the formation and capitalize on the mismatches he will create. He’s also going to help them in the red zone, which will be much needed with the loss of Rob Gronkowski.

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