This year the free-agent wide receiver class is pretty thin. There may not be that stop star everyone will be going out for but there are a few serviceable players that can be a boost to any offense. Here is my list of the 10 best free-agent receiver in 2019. 10. Cordarrelle Patterson 2018 team: New England Patriots 2018 season stats: 247 […]
This year the free-agent wide receiver class is pretty thin. There may not be that stop star everyone will be going out for but there are a few serviceable players that can be a boost to any offense. Here is my list of the 10 best free-agent receiver in 2019.
10. Cordarrelle Patterson
- 2018 team: New England Patriots
- 2018 season stats: 247 yards, 3 TDs, 15 games (five starts)
Cordarrelle Patterson has had a solid career so far in the NFL. He spent the first few seasons with the Minnesota Vikings, where he was one of the best return men during that time, earning multiple Pro Bowl and All-NFL team honors. He had a down year last season with the Oakland Raiders but turned things around when he joined the Patriots. He even became reliable when playing running back for a few games.
At 27, Patterson can still contribute to any team. His versatility will definitely spark interest amongst teams.
9. Jamison Crowder
- 2018 team: Washington Redskins
- 2018 season stats: 388 yards, 2 TDs, nine games (seven starts)
The former fourth-round pick for the Redskins played out his rookie contract and was a solid receiver for the team. He struggled a bit this season, posting a career-low 388 yards.
The speedy receiver will look for a fresh start and could be a good slot receiver for any team that he joins.
8. Donte Moncrief
- 2018 team: Jacksonville Jaguars
- 2018 season stats: 668 yards, 3 TDs, 16 games (14 starts)
Donte Moncrief spent the first four years of his career with the Indianapolis Colts. He joined the Jaguars this past offseason and became a reliable target due to multiple injuries in Jacksonville’s receiving core.
7. John Brown
- 2018 team: Baltimore Ravens
- 2018 season stats: 715 yards, 5 TDs, 16 games (15 starts)
John Brown started off great for the Ravens as the leading receiver for the team. Once Lamar Jackson became the full-time starter, Brown’s production dipped a bit.
He is still a vertical threat and teams could use his speed on the outside.
6. Adam Humphries
- 2018 team: Tampa Bay Buccaneers
- 2018 season stats: 816 yards, 5 TDs, 16 games (10 starts)
Adam Humphries came into the league as an undrafted free agent and had a nice four-year run with the Buccaneers, developing as a nice second option to Mike Evans.
With the Buccaneers having a nice offense in Evans and O.J. Howards, it would not shock me to see Humphries back in Tampa Bay.
5. Randall Cobb
- 2018 team: Green Bay Packers
- 2018 season stats: 383 yards, 2 TDs, nine games (six starts)
After eight years in Green Bay, Randall Cobb will look to test his options in free agency. During his run with the Packers, Cobb had over 5,000 receiving yards and 41 touchdowns. He posted his lowest total yards in 2018 since his rookie season and will most likely look for a fresh start elsewhere.
Cobb can definitely contribute to any team he joins. He may not be a #1 WR but he can still post great numbers wherever he goes.
4. Robby Anderson
- 2018 team: New York Jets
- 2018 season stats: 752 yards, 6 TDs, 14 games (nine starts)
Robby Anderson went undrafted in 2016 and had a great three year run for the Jets, which included 941 receiving yards in 2017. He had a slow start this season but turned things around as the season progressed.
He is a restricted free agent, meaning that the Jets can match any offer sheet that Anderson signs with. They placed a second-round tender on him which shows that they are interested in bringing him back. The Jets need to rebuild the offense and could use the speedy Anderson to pair with Sam Darnold.
3. Devin Funchess
- 2018 team: Carolina Panthers
- 2018 season stats: 549 yards, 4 TDs, 14 games (12 starts)
The former second-round pick of the Carolina Panthers never really developed into the 1,000-yard receiver the team had hoped for but did show glimpses that he is a legit WR.
Funchess has the height at 6’4″ to be a legit WR for any offense.
2. Tyrell Williams
- 2018 team: Los Angeles Chargers
- 2018 season stats: 653 yards, 5 TDs, 16 games (10 starts)
Tyrell Williams has had a solid career so far since going undrafted in 2015. He has been a stable option in Los Angeles’ passing game with a 1,000 season under his belt.
Williams has the size (6’4″) to be a deep threat for any team. The Chargers already have a lot of weapons on offense so we could see him join a new team in 2019.
1. Golden Tate
- 2018 team: Detroit Lions/Philadelphia Eagles
- 2018 season stats: 517 yards, 3 TDs, seven games (four starts) (DET), 278 yards, 1 TD, eight games (three starts) (PHI)
Golden Tate started out the year in Detroit before being dealt to the Philadelphia Eagles during the trade deadline. He looked to be an upgrade for the Eagles receiving core but never meshed well with either Carson Wentz or Nick Foles.
He is the best option in a thin WR class and should get a lot of interest from teams. He’ll most likely be the first free-agent receiver signed.