Jeudy has the chance for a breakout season in his third year in the NFL. The addition of quarterback Russell Wilson should help Jeudy finally play at a high level after he's struggled for each of the past two seasons. Jeudy is worth drafting as a No. 2 Fantasy receiver in all leagues as early as Round 5. Jeudy was limited to 10 games in 2021, mostly because of an ankle sprain, but he's averaged fewer than 10 PPR points per game in each of his first two campaigns. Part of that has been poor quarterback play, but Jeudy also needs to play up to the level he showed at Alabama, which resulted in him being a first-round pick in the NFL Draft in 2020. We're counting on Wilson to bring out the best in Jeudy, and he's headed for a career season. A once crowded receiving corps in Denver with Courtland Sutton, Tim Patrick, quality tight ends and running backs, got a little less crowded when Patrick tore his ACL in training camp. And Jeudy might have the most upside of the group regardless. We're excited to see what Jeudy can do with Wilson on his side.
Jeudy had a tough go last year. He suffered a significant high-ankle sprain in the opener that sidelined him for about a month and a half. Then he dealt with shaky QB play after returning.
QB play shouldn’t be an issue in 2022 after the Broncos swung a big trade for Russell Wilson. And while the target battle between Jeudy and Courtland Sutton might be tight, Tim Patrick's ACL tear opens the door for both guys to out-perform ADP.
A big-time talent coming out of Alabama and still only 23 years old, Jeudy is a guy we want to bet on. Consider him a high-upside WR2 in fantasy drafts.
Jeudy was the 15th overall pick in the 2020 draft, so a lack of a top-40 fantasy campaign through two seasons is an obvious disappointment. Of course, there are two major reasons for optimism heading into 2022: 1.) he's still extremely young at age 23. And 2.) Denver's QB situation went from poor to great after the trade for Russell Wilson. Jeudy has already seen a decent target share (21%), but has an ugly 54% catch rate and only three touchdowns on 167 targets, including zero on 55 targets in 2021. We can anticipate much better efficiency and a big boost in scoring in 2022. Wilson led both DK Metcalf and Tyler Lockett to fantasy stardom in Seattle and is a good bet to do the same for the super-talented Jeudy, who is safest as a WR3, but possesses elite upside.