Fearless Forecast: 1071 TOTAL YDS, 94 REC, 7 TD
Projected Rank: 17
SCOTT PIANOWSKI: So you look at Jaylen Waddle's stat page and it looks like a bunch of misprints. And that rookie had 104 catches. Wow, amazing. Wait a minute. 9.8 yards per catch? How is that even possible? Let's not even talk about his A dog. You need a microscope to see that, all those short passes last year. Yeah, maybe two is going to get better.
Tyreek Hill, is that feature a bug for Waddle? And it's going to draw more defensive attention. But it's also going to draw a lot of targets away from Waddle. And we know this Miami team wants to win the defense. They want to win with the running game.
So I can go either way on Waddle. I think kind of a boring PPR play. I can't give him a high ceiling because he might not be the downfield threat that we want him to be. He did run downfield routes at Alabama. It's like, I can't do it.
But I'm not sure how I feel about the quarterback. And I'm really not sure how this often shakes out with a major piece coming over. You need a projection? I'm calling Jaylen Waddle my wide receiver 17 this year, 94 catches, 1071 yards, 7 touchdowns. A very solid wide receiver two for your Fantasy team.