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Hunter Renfrow dynasty outlook

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Latest dynasty outlook of Hunter Renfrow

By: Jake Rajala

The Las Vegas Raiders unsung wide receiver Hunter Renfrow went from a Willie Snead-like slot WR in his first two seasons to a Pro Bowl slot weapon for Derek Carr in 2022. Renfrow recorded career-high marks in receptions (103), targets (128), yds (1,038), and touchdowns (9). Hence, Renfrow was a quality fantasy choice (averaging roughly 15 pts in PPR) in 2021.

Renfrow was a nice breakout player in 2022, but it’s not a secret that it may be hard for him to be a Pro Bowl-caliber player moving forward. He will be joined by Davante Adams, who was the second-most targeted WR in 2021. Adams is one of the rarest WRs in NFL history that should be able excel beyond age 30 (similar to Reggie Wayne, Randy Moss, and Chad Ochocinco). Renfrow will benefit from superb match-ups, but Tae will demand infinite targets in shoot-out contests against AFC West opponents for many years to come.

It should also be noted that Darren Waller missed six games in 2021, which resulted in him having his worst season as a Raider. Expect Waller to be healthy and also wreaking havoc from the slot, as Silver and Black Pride reported.

I don’t love the long-term outlook with Renfrow to say the least. I expect him to remain a Raider and a part of Carr’s quest to win a Super Bowl, but I don’t believe Renfrow will enjoy a “Jarvis Landry-like” career after his coming out party in 2021. I do believe that Waller’s impact from the slot will quietly hurt Renfrow’s ability, too. Josh McDaniels loves to utilize athletic TEs to their fullest ability (cough, cough Robert Gronkowski).

Renfrow’s 2022 season wasn’t cute, but it will be hard for him to have 128 targets per season or overly impressive individual game performances (like many game performances by Ja’Marr Chase). The 24-year-old is young, on a quality offense, and enjoying a peak moment, so he should be traded away in the dynasty world.

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