Fantasy Football Doug Baldwin: 2018 Player Profile

Fantasy Football Doug Baldwin

If you only want the best wide receivers on your team, then this fantasy football Doug Baldwin player profile is for you. As we gear up to the start of the NFL season, Football Absurdity is going to bring you a comprehensive breakdown of every notable player that will be available in fantasy football drafts.  When you don’t see us talking about Christine Michael or Mike Davis, don’t get mad at us for neglecting your favorite sleeper.  Get mad at yourself for having bad taste in football players.  We are only focusing on the top-rated running backs in standard scoring and points per game leagues.

With my player profiles, I’ve decided to look at their fantasy scoring for only the last three years.  I could show you lists from earlier, but at the skill positions three years is plenty to see what a player does.  I’ve also added a chart for their usage over that time span.  We will try to determine, based on those two factors, where the best wide receiver value lies.

Fantay Football Doug Baldwin

Current ADP (As of 9/3/2018):

Standard: Number 15 among wide receivers.  Number 37 overall.

PPR: Number 16 among wide receivers.  Number 36 overall.




Rank Total Points PPG Rank PPG
2017 17 129.3 24 8.6
2016 8 155.2 11 10.3
2015 7 186.3 7 12.4


Rank Total Points PPG Rank PPG
2017 14 200.3 18 13.4
2016 6 247.2 9 16.5
2015 9 259.3 13 17.3


Targets Targets Per Game Receptions Receptions Per Game Catch Rate
2017 116 7.3 75 4.7 64.7%
2016 125 7.8 94 5.9 75.2%
2015 103 6.4 78 4.9 75.7%

Overview: Over the last three seasons, Antonio Brown has had 31 touchdowns.  The second most touchdowns over that span is Doug Baldwin with 29 TDs.  Doug Baldwin is the best receiver that nobody seems to know about.  He is Russell Wilson’s number one target and all he does is produce.  He has 100+ targets a game and one of the best catch rates in football.  There is nothing about his game I can knock.  Last year, Baldwin had a down year, only ending the season as a high-end WR2.  However, with Jimmy Graham going to Green Bay, Baldwin does not have much competition for targets in Seattle’s offense.

Strategy: Honestly, Doug Baldwin is one of the most undervalued receivers in fantasy football at the moment.  Guys like Mike Evans, Tyreek Hill and Stefon Diggs are all going ahead of him, but none of them have produced as consistently as Baldwin.  He is going in the late third round of most drafts, and I am taking him every time.

Ceiling:  If everything goes right for Doug Baldwin, he will be the beneficiary of all the Russell Wilson magic, ending the year as a high-end WR1. Yes, it’s a bit of a gamble with his sore knee keeping him out of the preseason. However, he is expected to play week 1. This is the kind of late 3rd/early 4th round gamble that puts owners deep into the fantasy football playoffs if it works out.

Floor:  What will actually happen is that the Doug Baldwin hot streak will come to an end.  The Seahawks, believing Baldwin’s knee injury to be his body trying to get him to kneel for the National Anthem, will trade Baldwin to the Buffalo Bills as punishment.  Instead of Russell Wilson magic, Doug Baldwin will be subjected to A.J. McCarron magic.  The darkest magic there is.






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