Freddie Kitchens says he’ll “definitely” stick with WR Antonio Callaway against Seattle after awful season debut against 49ers.
Antonio Callaway has the athletic prowess to be one of the best receivers in the game, but his mistakes usually outweigh the good he brings to the offense. Rashard Higgins might not be as dynamic, but there is a good chance he will take Callaway's No. 3 spot once he is healthy enough to play.
CLE WR Antonio Callaway - 2019 Fantasy Football Outlook
Antonio Callaway says his goal this year is to finish with 1,000 yards and 10 touchdowns. He likely won’t hit those numbers, but the second-year wideout is clearly expecting higher usage. He had a solid rookie season, finishing with 586 receiving yards and five touchdowns, which led the team. He’s a big-play receiver, finishing with six games over 50 receiving yards.
The obvious downside is the team’s acquisition of Odell Beckham Jr. With OBJ and Jarvis Landry in front of him, it will be difficult to see enough targets to make a real impact. Plus with David Njoku in the mix, and the team’s talent at running back in Nick Chubb, Kareem Hunt and Duke Johnson, it seems like there are just scraps left for Callaway.
2019 Bottom Line
Callaway will make a few big plays here and there throughout the season. He’s a receiver with good speed, and it’s only a matter of time before defenses focus enough on Beckham and Landry that Callaway breaks free. But there likely won’t be enough of those opportunities to make Callaway a realistic fantasy option. He’ll only be valuable if something happens to one of those two receivers during the season.