2018 Outlook: We'll forgive you for not noticing, but Humphries caught 61 passes during the 2017 season -- more than the likes of T.Y. Hilton and Alshon Jeffery. Humphries also caught 55 balls in 2016 and quietly ranks No. 32 among wideouts in catches over the past two seasons. The 2015 undrafted free agent has settled in as Tampa Bay's primary slot man. His short-area role hasn't allowed many touchdowns (four in three seasons) or big yardage (10.3 yards per catch) and has held him without a top-50 fantasy season. Humphries' production figures to dip in a crowded 2018 Tampa Bay receiver room, so he's worth considering only in deep PPR leagues.
2018 Outlook: Beasley came back to earth last season after a breakout 2016 campaign in which he caught 75 passes for 833 yards and five touchdowns. Despite running a similar number of routes last year, Beasley fell behind Terrance Williams on the depth chart and ended up with a 36-314-4 line. Beasley has ranked near the bottom of the league in average depth of target and yards per catch throughout his career and has never scored more than five touchdowns in a season. Dez Bryant is gone, but Allen Hurns and Michael Gallup are in, which leaves Beasley in a similar situation to 2017. He's barely worth considering late in your draft.
2018 Outlook: As situational deep threats go, they don't get more obvious than Nelson. Though drastically undersized at 5-foot-10, 160 pounds, Nelson has made his presence felt with touchdowns on 10 of his 74 receptions during his three-year career. Nelson has paced the NFL in average depth of target each of the past two seasons and has ranked top six in yards per reception both times. In turn, his catch rate has ranked near the basement of the league, and he has also struggled with drops (nine over the past two seasons). Nelson has yet to finish a season better than 57th in fantasy points, and his appeal will continue to be limited by his role. He's most valuable in deep, non-PPR leagues.
2018 Outlook: Henderson was selected in the third round of last season's draft, but he missed his entire rookie campaign with a thumb injury. He entered the league after a highly productive final collegiate season in which he posted 1,668 yards and 21 touchdowns from scrimmage. Henderson is on the small side (5-foot-11, 199 pounds), but he's fast, quick, versatile and sure-handed. Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders will continue to handle a ton of work, but both are now in their 30s, leaving Henderson to compete with rookies Courtland Sutton and DaeSean Hamilton for No. 3 duties. Henderson will be a fine late-round flier in the event that he locks down slot duties.
2018 Outlook: The Broncos selected Sutton in the second round of April's draft. At 6-foot-3, 218 pounds, Sutton is one of the year's biggest rookie receivers. He's a possession receiver who produces well after the catch and compares his game to Anquan Boldin. Sutton crushed it at the combine, especially in the three-cone, short and 60-yard shuttles. He's a poor bet for immediate production with Demaryius Thomas and Emmanuel Sanders in the fold, but he will be a good speculative add if one of the two starters is injured.
2018 Outlook: The 49ers added another weapon for Jimmy Garoppolo when they selected Pettis in the second round of April's draft. Pettis is on the small side (6 feet, 186 pounds) and lacks strength and top-end speed, but he's a good route runner with solid hands and separation skills. Pettis is a versatile complementary receiver and good punt returner who will open his career behind Pierre Garcon, Marquise Goodwin and slot man Trent Taylor. He doesn't figure to make a major fantasy impact in 2018.
2018 Outlook: The Jaguars selected Chark in the second round of the draft. Chark is an athletic, albeit slim, 6-foot-3, 199 pounds with terrific speed (WR-best 4.34-second 40-yard dash at the combine). Chark was limited to 40 receptions at LSU last season, but his 20.0 aDOT translated to 21.9 YPR and 12.7 yards per target. Chark, who also figures to handle a few carries and returns, adds a vertical dimension to a wide receiver room that also includes Donte Moncrief, Marqise Lee, Dede Westbrook and Keelan Cole. He's unlikely to manage consistent targets as a rookie, especially in a run-heavy offense, but makes for a solid dynasty hold.
2018 Outlook: Seattle snagged Darboh with a third-round pick in last year's draft, but the Michigan product was held to 182 snaps during his rookie season. Darboh caught eight of 13 targets for 71 yards. He isn't particularly fast but is big (6-foot-2, 214 pounds) with long arms and big hands and was a productive downfield threat at Michigan. With Paul Richardson gone, Darboh will compete with Jaron Brown and Marcus Johnson for Seattle's No. 3 gig behind Tyler Lockett and Doug Baldwin. He's a deep sleeper.
2018 Outlook: Godwin, a 2017 third-round pick, was limited to 424 snaps as a rookie but looked like a future star when promoted into a larger role. During the three weeks in which he ran at least three-quarters of the team's pass routes, Godwin averaged 9.3 targets per game and ranked seventh at the position in fantasy points. He averaged 9.4 YPT and 15.4 YPR on 56 targets, both of which ranked in the top 15 at the position. Bucs GM Jason Licht said at the 2018 NFL combine that Godwin has 'earned the right for a bigger role,' but he remains behind Mike Evans, DeSean Jackson and slot man Adam Humphries on the depth chart. At least for now, Godwin is more of a top-end handcuff than a viable flex option.
2018 Outlook: Coleman was the first wide receiver selected in the 2016 draft, but he has struggled with injuries and effectiveness during his first two NFL campaigns. Coleman missed six games as a rookie and seven in 2017. His career 45.5 percent catch rate is worst and his 5.84 YPT and 2.36 RAC both are second-worst among all receivers with 100-plus targets since he entered the league. In his defense, 31.5 percent of balls thrown his way were off-target last season (third-highest), but he has struggled with drops (six in two seasons). Coleman is only 24 years old, and the Browns' offense is improved, but he's now buried behind at least Jarvis Landry and Josh Gordon on the depth chart. He's no more than a post-hype late-round flier.
2018 Outlook: Cole burst onto the fantasy scene late last season, posting a 23-475-3 line and the fifth-most fantasy points among wide receivers from Week 13 on. The undrafted rookie was efficient on 81 season targets, posting the position's second-best yards per reception (17.8) and third-best average run after the catch (7.1). However, it's important to note that Cole's playing time dipped drastically once his teammates returned to full health. Cole ranked fourth among the team's wideouts in routes and targets during three playoff games. With Marqise Lee, Donte Moncrief, Dede Westbrook and rookie D.J. Chark in the fold in a run-heavy offense, Cole has a tough path to consistent targets. Unless he climbs the depth chart, Cole is barely worth a late-round flier.