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Jamison Crowder 2020 Dynasty Outlook
Jamison Crowder played DB, RB, and WR as a senior in high school and contributed heavily in all three. He was only ranked as a 3-star recruit coming out of high school as he was only 5’8″ and 160lbs soaking wet. Though he was undersized, he found his home at Duke University where he played under David Cutcliffe for 4 years.
His 2011 rookie season at Duke, Crowder rarely saw the field, but over the next 3 years he had over 1,000 yards in each season. Crowder’s best year came his junior year when he posted 1,360 yards and 8 TDs on 108 receptions. He also ran the ball 8 times for 71 yards and another TD. His senior year he had 1,044 yards in the air and 6 TDs on 85 receptions. Both years he was named First-team All-ACC.
Coming into the 2015 draft, Crowder was seen as too small, not enough length, and too slow (4.56 40 yard dash) for the next level. Others who were more optimistic saw a polished route runner who created space with his quickness and had the capability to contribute as a punt returner on Special Teams. Duke also used him both inside and outside as a receiver which scouts liked. Most importantly, for a guy his size, he never backed down from contact or in-traffic catches. One team in specific took notice.
With the 6th pick in the 4th round, 105 overall, the Washington Redskins selected, Jamison Crowder, WR from Duke.
He made an impact right out the gate for Washington, but was only ranked as WR50 in PPR formats. He made strides in year 2, posting 215.62 PPR points and was WR31 in 2016. The arrow was pointing up for him, but it hasn’t fluctuated much. In 2017, he finished as WR33 but posted 51.48 less PPR points than he did the year before. Injuries hit in 2018, and he decided to sign with the Jets in 2019.
Jamison Crowder had his strongest fantasy season (not points wise, only posting 197.7) as he finished as the leagues WR26. Fortunately for him, Robby Anderson signed with the Panthers and the Jets brought in Breshad Perriman and drafted Denzel Mims. These are new faces, and Crowder is a familiar face. With the offseason possibly staying more digital, Crowder will be Sam Darnold’s most trusted receiver out of the gate. Look for him to have a strong first half of the season.
Jamison Crowder Dynasty Outlook – Beyond 2020
Crowder’s biggest weakness in fantasy football is consistency. He’s a hit or miss player every week, scoring 5 points one week and 15 the next. For this reason, he should be seen as a WR3/Flex play only. He’s turning 27 in June, so he’s still young. He’s a guy who you’ll want to hold onto for the next few years.
The 2020 season might be a make or break season for him though. He needs to prove that he can post more consistent number for me to take interest in him and that his QB continues to trust him with 8+ targets a game. He has 2 more years left on his contract and will be looking to prove why he deserves to get paid like he did in his last contract.
Jamison Crowder has an ADP of #113 overall and #49 for WRs in PPR formats. His pick compensation value in both 1QB and SuperFlex leagues is a mid-to-late 2nd round pick. If you’re in rebuilding mode or lack draft capital, this would be a good option to take.
Players to buy/sell for Crowder in 1QB leagues would be Damien Williams, Corey Davis, AJ Dillon, OJ Howard, Drew Lock, Dede Westbrook and Jimmy Garoppolo. Damien Williams is a good guy to grab if you need RB depth for your team, and Lock is a great pickup if you’re one that believes he could really be a franchise QB for the Broncos. The other players listed don’t catch my eye.
In SuperFlex leagues you’ll find Corey Davis, AJ Dillon and Dede Westbrook again with similar values. Other players include Jordan Howard, Ian Thomas, Jared Cook, Antonio Gibson, Hayden Hurst, Parris Campbell and Sammy Watkins. I’m a big Howard believer, but his downside is lack of receptions, and I’m in love with Hurst because I believe he’ll be a top 10 TE this year. Cook, Campbell and Watkins are adequate swaps, while the others wouldn’t be worth my time.
I could see his value being in the low 40’s or high 30’s among WRs if he’s Sam Darnold’s go-to receiver. Look for him to surpass his preseason value, but not by much.
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