With the 2019 NFL season and fantasy football fast approaching, here’s our 2019 Fantasy Football Outlook for New York Jets wide receiver Jamison Crowder.
When the Jets picked up Jamison Crowder from Washington, many made the argument that he is the perfect fit into Adam Gase’s offense. At slot receiver, under Coach Gase, Crowder is sure to get plenty of targets as a result of the new play calling in town. With that being said, whats the potential for Crowder in your fantasy league this season?
The first reason that Crowder is a great fantasy pickup is the Jets’ new coaching staff. It’s no secret that Gase loves using slot receivers, no matter where he is coaching. In Miami, Gase picked up Danny Amendola and used him as a cornerstone as the play caller. Crowder is no different. The Jets made a big splash in free agency picking him up, and I have no doubt that he will get plenty of attention in the Jets new playbook. The Jets have lacked strength at slot receiver, and Gase picked up Crowder specifically to fill that void.
Secondly, an issue the Jets had to address was adding more firepower to the arsenal. Last season, there was a tremendous lack of talent on the Jets roster, especially on the offensive side of the ball. Adding Crowder, the Jets balance the attention given to Quincy Enunwa, Robby Anderson and Le’Veon Bell.
Lastly, Crowder is a sure fire pick in a PPR league. If you are in a PPR league, give Crowder a shot whether he’s in the starting lineup, or on the bench. His precise route running, versatility and reliable hands are all reasons that he will get plenty of check-downs across the middle when quarterback Sam Darnold needs a completion throughout his progressions.
When all is said and done, I think we will look back on the Crowder pickup as a win for the Jets. If he can stay healthy, there is no doubt that he will produce for the Jets as a reliable slot. His experience in the league is something you can’t teach, and his attention to detail gives reason for us to believe he was worth the money. Crowder seems like a perfect fit in New York, and his potential at slot is why he could be a really solid fantasy wide receiver or flex.