Is 2019 the year Javon Wims gets on the field more?
When Javon Wims stepped on the field in the preseason, Chicago Bears fans began to drool. Wims showed excellent hands and great size and fans could see why Ryan Pace didn’t let Wims get past him in the seventh round.
Prior to the preseason, there was a lot of talk that perhaps Wims would end up getting stashed on the practice squad, but with such a strong preseason performance, the Bears didn’t want to take any chances of losing him in the waiver process and Wims made the 53-man roster.
Wims enters 2019 in a unique situation. If Riley Ridley and Emmanuel Hall and some of these younger guys out perform him, you could see Wims waived this year and perhaps stashed on the practice squad.
If Wims performs well, he could settle in as the Bears WR4 and get an opportunity to get on the field in sub packages and be an injury away from some substantial playing time.
With Wims size, you also have to wonder if Nagy will try to utilize Wims some in the U role and allow Burton to be subbed out in certain packages. The Bears don’t really have a U to back up Burton unless UDFA Dax Raymond steps up this summer.
The fantasy approach for Wims this year is wait-and-see. Wims definitely shouldn’t be drafted in standard and PPR leagues or even basic keeper leagues.
In terms of dynasty value, I would rate both Ridley and Hall ahead of Wims right now, despite his strong showing. Wims certainly appears to have potential and an NFL career, but he is definitely going to have to earn his roster spot and after that earn playing time.
There’s too many questions around Wims right now to consider drafting him in any capacity. Wims should be left on your waiver wire and if his role increases due to injuries, than you can pounce.
Javon Wims 2019 stat projections– 11 receptions, 120 yards, 10.9 yards per catch, 0 TDs