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Parris Campbell’s opportunity with an elite QB on a pass-heavy offense is one that can lead to him leading all rookie WRs in targets, and possibly even being second on the Colts behind TY Hilton in targets in 2019.

The Colts have a clear void at WR outside of Hilton and Funchess, and Campbell will have an opportunity to compete where he excelled in college – in the slot. Frank Reich also stated that he won’t be limited to the slot, so there is some versatility they like in him as well. He has serious speed, and his forte is getting yards after the catch.

Deon Cain is an intriguing WR prospect who lost his 2018 rookie year to an ACL injury. 2019 will essentially be his rookie year, so with him rehabbing all offseason without necessarily improving, it might be a tough proposition to project him over Campbell and Funchess at this point… especially since he will likely start later and slower than the rest of his competition.

This is definitely a situation worth monitoring, but if Campbell does get the first crack at starting in the slot with Andrew Luck, I will be aiming for him in PPR drafts; especially if his price stays put. Just as a note – coming into 2018, Luck was 5th in attempts to slot WRs since 2007, and gave slot WRs 23.6% of his attempts. Frank Reich has even said that Campbell’s role in the slot will impact Nyheim Hines’ playing time in the slot, so it seems like the slot is Campbell’s position to lose.

His price of the 11th/12th round seems very reasonable, and could end up being a legit draft day value, especially in PPR.

Even though rookie WRs rarely make a huge fantasy impact, are you aiming for him as one of your late round targets because of the unique circumstances? Let me know what you think 👇👇