Bennie Fowler is a free agent at the time of publication, and we'll see if he lands with a team as a reserve receiver. He was with the Giants in 2019, but he was released in November. Fowler has never been a consistent Fantasy receiver in previous stops with the Broncos and Giants, and he's not worth drafting in any leagues, even if he gets a new job for 2020.
The Saints and Fowler agreed to terms of a contract Thursday, Nick Underhill of NewOrleans.Football reports. Prior to his release from the Giants in late November, Fowler saw regular action in eight contests due to an injury-plagued receiving corps. During his five-year career, he's topped out at a 29-350-3 line on 56 targets in 2017 with the Broncos. Upon joining the Saints, Fowler will compete with Deonte Harris and Austin Carr for potentially the final WR spot on the team's depth chart.
The Giants waived Fowler on Tuesday. Fowler was a healthy scratch during Week 12's loss to the Bears, and the Giants are subjecting him to waivers for the second time this year. The 28-year-old wideout has accrued 23 receptions for 193 yards over eight games. With Golden Tate in the concussion protocol, the Giants are expected to pick up another receiver ahead of Sunday's matchup against the Packers.
Fowler (coach's decision) is inactive for Sunday's contest against the Bears. With Sterling Shepard back in the lineup, Fowler evidently doesn't factor into New York's plans on offense. In Fowler's stead, Cody Latimer and Cody Core could see larger depth roles.
Fowler caught two of three targets for 16 yards in Sunday's 34-27 loss to the Jets. Fowler surpassed Cody Latimer as the team's No. 3 wideout, out-snapping the 27-year-old by a 55-6 margin. Sterling Shepard (concussion) may return following the team's upcoming bye, and that would send Fowler back into a reserve role. He's not a prized fantasy asset anyway, falling short of 40 yards in six straight outings.
Fowler caught three of six targets for 22 yards in Monday's 37-18 loss to the Cowboys. Fowler was the No. 4 receiver in this contest and should maintain that role as long as Sterling Shepard (concussion) is on the sidelines. Fowler's situation gives him minimal fantasy value, however, as Golden Tate, Saquon Barkley and Evan Engram (foot) demand the bulk of Daniel Jones' targets.
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|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/13||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||32||27.63|
|2||09/22||@Las Vegas Raiders||22||22.63|
|3||09/28||Green Bay Packers||12||19.22|
|5||10/13||Los Angeles Chargers||3||16.13|
|9||11/09||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||32||27.63|
|10||11/15||San Francisco 49ers||11||18.68|
|15||12/20||Kansas City Chiefs||4||16.68|
Red Zone Trends
|3 Year Avg||40||23||247||1||14||10.74||30|