A 6-foot-2 wide receiver with a 40 time of 4.5 coming out of college, Aiken hauled in 24 of his 32 targets for 267 yards and three touchdowns last season. Marc Trestman is running the offense in Baltimore now, which means the team should be towards the top of the league in passing attempts. I like the combo.
Do I expect Aiken to hold off Perriman all year? Of course not. But when you’re paying absolutely nothing for a guy who’s competing with a 36-year-old and a rookie in a good system, you’re looking at a possible great return on your investment.
You might not get excited about fantasy value from a Jeff Fisher offense, and I can’t blame you. It’s the opposite of a flashy offense, as the Rams ranked No. 30 in offensive plays per game in 2014.
So why should we even be talking about Stedman Bailey? I’ll give you a few reasons.
Julian Edelman – His ADP is the 19th receiver off the board and we have him a lot lower than that. While Edelman could prove to be a solid WR2 in PPR leagues, it’s a little tough to count on him in that role in a standard. The Patriots are going to lean on Rob Gronkowski a ton, while Brandon LaFell came on last year, too.
We have him at 28 while his ADP is 22. There are a lot of reasons to like Watkins: He is the no-doubt WR1 on his team and he is reportedly destroying his teammates in camp. The downside? He’s on the Bills, who figure to be one of the worst offenses in the NFL. Watkins will certainly have his big games, but expect him to have multiple games with less than five fantasy points in a standard league.
Mike Wallace – For some reason, he’s the 30th receiver going off the board. Yeah, a change of scenery could help, but Wallace graded out as one of the worst receivers in the NFL last season. None of our six writers have him at 30 or higher.