By The Hudsonian, Joshua Hudson
Transaction: The Miami Dolphins sign WR Albert Wilson to a 3-year deal
2018 Fantasy Outlook: This deal made me cringe when I first read about it. Here is Wilson’s career stat line: 199 targets, 124 receptions, 1,544 yards, and 7 TDs. Or basically what Antonio Brown does in a season. Can you look at those numbers and tell me this guy deserves to be paid $8 million per year? Ladies and gentleman, I give you the Miami Dolphins.
After trading away stud WR Jarvis Landry to the Cleveland Browns, everyone knew the Dolphins needed to make a move at WR to supplement Landry’s production. I don’t think Wilson was who the fans were picturing. Wilson has missed nine games in his four seasons, which isn’t terrible. He can line up outside or in the slot, giving head coach Adam Gase flexibility when former first round pick DeVante Parker suffers his yearly injury. But for $8 million dollars? Oy.
This move doesn’t warrant much to write about. Wilson may have one week during the 2018 season where he goes off for something like 9 catches for 70 yards and a touchdown, which means he’ll be added in about 25% of leagues, and subsequently dropped in 25% of leagues the following week. He might be depth, but a lot will depend on how he’s used in Gase’s offense. Landry leaves behind 100 catches and they have to go to someone. I’m willing to bet 2018 is Wilson’s best season of his career, but that’s mostly because his best season saw him with 42 catches and 554 yards. He’s a WR5/WR6 at best. Don’t get cute. If you’re drafting a Dolphins wide receiver, it’s Parker, then Kenny Stills.