2. Allen Lazard, WR, NY Jets
Another under-the-radar option for fantasy football managers is Allen Lazard, a newcomer at wide receiver. Lazard was the 30th-best receiver in PPR leagues last year, catching 60 passes for 788 yards and six touchdowns in Green Bay.
Now Lazard will not get the "Rodgers boost" like Wilson, Hall, Conklin, or other skill position players as he played with Rodgers last year. However, he will receive the benefit of playing alongside one of the league's best receivers in Garrett Wilson.
Last season Lazard was forced into a tough spot. Being the only receiver on the Packers with any legitimate experience, Lazard was often double-teamed, and defensive game plans called for them to stop Lazard and make rookies Christian Watson or Romeo Doubs beat them.
This year, Lazard will truly get to flourish in one-on-one opportunities as playing across from him will be Garrett Wilson. Additionally, helping in the passing game will be speedster Mecole Hardman in the slot and veteran Corey Davis on the outside. The Jets truly have four legitimately good NFL receivers.
Helping Lazard over the likes of Hardman and Davis is his relationship and chemistry with Rodgers. The main reason Lazard is even with the Jets is that he knew privately Rodgers would be joining him later on.
I would not be shocked if Lazard is the second-leading receiver on the Jets this year behind Wilson, posting 75 catches for 1,000 yards and double-digit scores. He is that good, and this offense can be that electrifying.
Lazard is worthy of a mid-round selection to be your WR3 or flex option every week.