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Mojo Player Spotlight: Romeo Doubs, WR, Green Bay Packers

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The NFL has a long season. To wit: It’s easy to remember right now, as we enter Week 17 and Green Bay rookie WR Christian Watson was the PPR WR3 in Weeks 10-13 with eight scores in four games, that there was a time earlier this very season where he not only wasn’t the Packers’ clear No. 1 receiver, he wasn’t even the Packers’ clear No. 1 rookie receiver.

 

Romeo Doubs hasn’t hit the same heights as a rookie that Watson has over the last month-plus. But in Weeks 3-4, Doubs scored a pair of touchdowns and caught 13-of-16 targets for 120 yards, the WR12 in PPR over those two weeks. That came on the heels of a hot training camp and preseason that saw Doubs’ fantasy ADP shoot up, bringing his Mojo stock value along with it – the rookie fourth-rounder hovered in just under $3.50 most of the offseason, but camp buzz had him sitting around $4.35 as the season got going. Some early production helped even more, bringing Doubs up to a peak of $5.45 after that Week 3-4 stretch.

Mojo Spotlight: Romeo Doubs

Doubs didn’t carry major buzz heading into April’s draft. In my dynasty rankings of the rookie class, he slotted 18th, between Calvin Austin and Bo Melton. The latter has spent his rookie season on Pittsburgh’s injured reserve; the former has spent the year on the Seahawks’ practice squad. Doubs had the height/weight/speed combo you crave in a prospect, but questions about his hands and his history at a relatively small school (Nevada) held him back. Had he not landed on a Packers team that was relatively barren at the depth chart, he might not have produced even a ripple. But in the quest to find someone who could fill Davante Adams‘ shoes as Aaron Rodgers‘ preferred target, Doubs flashed in camp, and then he caught 8-of-15 targets in three preseason games and scored twice, and the excitement was on. After the early buzz, Doubs cooled – he had under 30 yards in four of five games Weeks 5-9 and scored only one time, then missed Weeks 10-13 with an ankle injury. After Watson exploded, and with Allen Lazard chugging along, Doubs’ stock was down. But since his return after the team’s Week 14 bye, Doubs has caught 8-of-11 targets for 91 yards in two games.

Going Forward

During his injury absence, Doubs’ Mojo stock price fell as low as $4.86. Since his return, it has climbed back to $5.13 as of this writing. $5.13 isn’t nothing, but it’s noticeably more than 30 cents below its peak of $5.45 after Week 4. Now, Doubs has two weeks to go in the regular season as the Packers push to salvage a playoff berth from what seemed like a lost year. And crucially … he might be doing it without Christian Watson. Doubs’ fellow rookie left the Packers’ Christmas Day game just before halftime with a hip injury, and he’s a question mark for Week 16 and beyond. That would leave Doubs and Lazard as the team’s top two receivers against the Vikings and Lions, two of the most amenable pass defenses in the league.

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Summary

The future is bright for Romeo Doubs. He’s shown, even as a fourth-rounder, that he has a place in this league. So maybe you invest in him as a long-term play. But even more importantly, there’s a pretty clear path to Doubs spiking over the next week or two and being the face of a team that wins five straight to make the playoffs after being left for dead, and then Doubs would be the headline receiver in an Aaron Rodgers offense that would be carrying every headline in the world into the postseason. That’s the profile of a player who goes for $10, even $15 a share on Mojo. He’s not a bad long-term investment, but right now, he could be a huge short-term one. Buy now.

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