Job Battles: Wideouts and Tight Ends
Job Battles: Wideouts and Tight Ends

This article is part of our Job Battles series.

Like the article before it addressed quarterbacks and running backs, this article means to break down the most fantasy-relevant competitions among the league's wide receivers and tight ends.

The blurbs are grouped by position and then sort in alphabetical order. The players for each blurb are listed left to right in descending presumed fantasy value.

Wide Receiver

Andy Isabella vs. Hakeem Butler vs. Trent Sherfield vs. KeeSean Johnson vs. Damiere Byrd vs. Pharoh Cooper vs. Kevin White, ARZ

Christian Kirk and Larry Fitzgerald are probably locked in for about 1,000 snaps each, and David Johnson figures to run lots of wide receiver routes even as a running back. Even with that the case, there are more wide receiver snaps than usual up for grabs in Arizona. If someone should win a substantial amount of those, the number of pass attempts in Arizona might dictate mainstream fantasy utility for someone even beyond Kirk and Fitz.

For most of the remaining snaps we're probably looking at Sherfield, an undrafted but promising second-year player out of Vanderbilt, and then the rookie trio of Andy Isabella (62nd overall), Butler (103rd overall), and Johnson (174th overall). Isabella is small (5-foot-9, 188 pounds) but burning fast (4.31-second 40) with outrageous production at Massachusetts. The worry is he might lack the release technique and catch radius for his speed to play at the NFL level, but I think those things will probably just force an adjustment on Isabella's part rather than doom his career. Butler (6-foot-5,

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