Wide Receivers in the News: (June 20, 2019)

Nick Foles Philadelphia Eagles
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Wide receivers are critical in fantasy football.

A good fantasy roster is deep in pass catching talent, especially in PPR leagues.

These 5 players are the latest ones in the news.

Use this information to help start the right players, monitor the waiver wire and identify trade targets.

D.J. Chark WR (JAX)

D.J. Chark Looks good with Foles: Chark showed a solid rapport with new quarterback Nick Foles at minicamp, Phillip Heilman of The Florida Times-Union reports.

Our take: Chark had only 174 receiving yards during his rookie season, so it's good to see him developing some early chemistry with the new signal caller. The 22-year-old looked raw in his debut campaign last season but the upgrade to Foles at QB provides a significant opportunity for the young wideout to utilize his 6-foot-4, 198-pound frame. Chark won't be gifted any playing time though and will enter training camp battling for the No. 3 wide receiver role with Chris Conley and Keelan Cole.

Chark isn't currently being drafted in fantasy drafts right now.

Keelan Cole WR (JAX)

Keelan Cole Showing rapport with Foles: Cole illustrated a solid comfort level with new quarterback Nick Foles during minicamp, Phillip Heilman of The Florida Times-Union reports.

What it means: Cole is coming off a disappointing season which saw him relegated to a minimal offensive role due to ball security issues, but the offseason addition of Foles at QB could represent a fresh start. The 26-year-old flashed his potential during his rookie campaign with 748 receiving yards in 2017, but he will have to battle for reps with the likes of Chris Conley and D.J. Chark heading into training camp.

Cole isn't currently being drafted in fantasy drafts right now.

Taywan Taylor WR (TEN)

Taywan Taylor Quiet during offseason practices: Taywan Taylor "didn't pop much" during offseason practices, Travis Haney of the Athletic reports.

What it means: Haney also noted the team didn't work on many passes down the field, implying Taylor's role will likely be as a deep threat in 2019. That makes sense given the team's addition of both A.J. Brown and Adam Humphries , meaning Taylor could be relegated to playing primarily in four-receiver sets. On the other hand, Brown is already battling a hamstring injury, which could help Taylor maintain a bigger role in the offense -- at least early on.

Taylor isn't currently being drafted in fantasy drafts right now.

Corey Davis WR (TEN)

Corey Davis Displays improved body control: Davis displayed improved body control during offseason practices, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Our take: Davis' emphasized the ability to better control his body this offseason, and that work appears to be paying dividends. Wyatt noted that he made several catches up high through mini camp, utilizing his 6'3" frame. Davis took a step forward in 2018 -- his second NFL season -- catching 65 passes for 891 yards and four touchdowns. With more consistent quarterback play and improvement of his own, Davis could be ready to live up to his status as the fifth overall pick in the 2017 draft.

It's possible to track the change in Corey Davis's fantasy value over time by looking at where he's drafted. According to the latest PPR average draft position data, he's being drafted in at the 9.11 spot.

How much this impacts Davis remains to be seen.

Corey Davis Average Draft Position PPR

Adam Humphries WR (TEN)

Adam Humphries Makes good first impression: Humphries stood out in offseason practices, consistently catching the ball and getting open quickly, Jim Wyatt of the Titans' official site reports.

Fantasy impact: Humphries signed a four-year deal with the Titans in March after playing the first four seasons of his career for Tampa Bay. He's displayed quick feet during offseason practices, making himself an available target to quarterback Marcus Mariota . The fifth-year receiver is coming off the most productive campaign, hauling in 76 catches for 816 yards and five touchdowns. He lined up in the slot of 78 percent of the time with the Buccaneers in 2018 and figures to work primarily as the slot receiver for the Titans as well.

Humphries isn't currently being drafted in fantasy drafts right now.

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