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2013 Player Rankings: Wide Receivers
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Tier 1
Calvin Johnson - DET YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 1
Keeper: 1
Auction 10: 25%
Auction 12: 19%
2010 DET 15 77 1120 14.5 12 4 32  
2011 DET 16 96 1681 17.5 16 1 11  
2012 DET 16 122 1964 16.1 5      
Avg   16 98 1588 16.0 11 2 14 0
Proj DET   105 1700   11      

He fell only 36 yards short of 2000 last year and only caught 122 passes. Megatron was coming off a 1681 yard season with 16 touchdowns but fell to only five scores last year. There is no receiver who comes close in high production and low risk. The only question is when in the first round that he should be drafted. Since no new receivers were brought in and the offense remains the same, expect more from the wideout who embodies "unstoppable".

Dez Bryant - DAL YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 2
Keeper: 3
Auction 10: 21%
Auction 12: 17%
2010 DAL 12 45 561 12.5 6 1    
2011 DAL 15 63 928 14.7 9 1 5  
2012 DAL 16 92 1382 15.0 12 2 -5  
Avg   14 67 957 14.1 9 1 0 0
Proj DAL   100 1420   13      

Dez Bryant of the first two and a half seasons was mostly a bust, a constant source of legal and moral dilemmas, an accomplished pass dropper and even a distraction for the team. The Bryant of the final eight games of 2012 was one of the best two wideouts in the entire league. He ended with 92-1382- 12 but those final eight games posted 50-879-10 when he became nearly unstoppable and even played with a fractured finger. The Cowboys have a very soft passing schedule for 2013 and Bryant is poised to challenge for the top of the position. He may have taken time to mature, but it appears it was worth the wait. He'll be one of the first wideouts taken in most every fantasy draft.

Demaryius Thomas - DEN YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 3
Keeper: 7
Auction 10: 20%
Auction 12: 17%
2010 DEN 10 22 283 12.9 2 2 1  
2011 DEN 11 32 551 17.2 4 1 5  
2012 DEN 16 94 1434 15.3 10      
Avg   12 49 756 15.1 5 1 2 0
Proj DEN   90 1410   12      

Thomas had a breakout season when he paired with Peyton Manning for 94 catches, 1434 yards and ten touchdowns. The question this year is how will Wes Welker impact Thomas? Chances are - not a lot. Thomas should rarely get the double teams with Welker over the middle and taking the safety. The Broncos are going to be switching to more three receiver sets instead of two tight ends and so Welker will impact the tight ends to be sure. Thomas may not get any more passes but there is no reason why he would get many less - and maybe no less. Plus his catches could be more effective this year with the attention that Welker places on the defense. Don't let the presence of Welker diminish the role that Thomas plays in the offense. Welker will affect everyone but Thomas.

Brandon Marshall - CHI YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 4
Keeper: 2
Auction 10: 20%
Auction 12: 17%
2010 MIA 14 86 1014 11.8 3 2 3  
2011 MIA 16 81 1214 15.0 6 1 13  
2012 CHI 16 118 1508 12.8 11 1 -2  
Avg   15 95 1245 13.2 7 1 5 0
Proj CHI   100 1400   12      

(-Risk) Marshall went to Chicago where there had not been an elite wide receiver in decades and merely turned in a career best season with 118 catches for 1508 yards and 11 touchdowns. His reunion with Jay Cutler went rather well. Now the Bears are installing a new West Coast offense that is predicated on throwing shorter passes over the middle and on timing routes which pretty much describes what Marshall (6-4) already does. Marshall is 29 years old and in his prime. He is a must grab when drafting wideouts and in a reception point league, he may be the most elite. Marshall is healing from hip surgery but is expected to be fine for training camp.

08-28-13 Update: Marshall was a sponge in week 2 when he caught all four completions by Jay Cutler and scored once but just came out and said that he was not as far progressed as he would like from offseason hip surgery. He played injured most of last year and still ended with a career best 118-1508-7 stat line. He has some risk admitting the hip is not 100% but nothing else suggests that it will matter much.

Julio Jones - ATL YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 5
Keeper: 4
Auction 10: 20%
Auction 12: 16%
2010                  
2011 ATL 13 54 959 17.8 8 6 56  
2012 ATL 16 79 1198 15.2 10 6 30  
Avg   15 67 1079 16.5 9 6 43 0
Proj ATL   90 1390   12      

(+Upside) This is the third-season for Jones but he's been a breakout player since his rookie season. Last year he ended with 79 catches for 1198 yards and 10 scores. He saved his best for last when he rolled up 11 receptions for 182 yards and two scores in the loss to the 49ers. He's more than just the long- ball option in Atlanta, he's taking over the primary role from White. The worst you will get from Jones is still going to be top ten. The best? As a 24 year old receiver in only his third year, that could be a very big number.

Larry Fitzgerald - ARI YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 6
Keeper: 5
Auction 10: 16%
Auction 12: 15%
2010 ARI 16 90 1137 12.6 6      
2011 ARI 16 80 1411 17.6 8      
2012 ARI 16 71 798 11.2 4      
Avg   16 80 1115 13.8 6 0 0 0
Proj ARI   97 1350   11      

(+Upside) The only real concern with Fitzgerald this season is that he may still be hung-over from celebrating the addition of Carson Palmer. After scoring double-digit touchdowns while playing with Kurt Warner through 2009, Fitzgerald dropped steeply in the number of end-zone trips but managed to maintain decent yardage despite playing with a never ending carousel of marginal quarterbacks. Last year it all crashed and left him with only 798 yards on 71 catches and four touchdowns. He’s 30 years old now but not slowing down. He remains one of the elite receivers in the NFL and with Palmer there should see a nice increase to his fantasy totals. Fitz will be the best receiver that he ever played with and twice Chad Johnson led the league in receiving yards in Cincinnati with Palmer at the helm. The Bruce Arians offense in Indianapolis last season rejuvenated the career of Reggie Wayne (106-1355-5). The Cardinals schedule is about average and Fitz should be a lock for a return to a very good year with upside to reclaim his role as a top three wideout.

A.J. Green - CIN YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 7
Keeper: 6
Auction 10: 16%
Auction 12: 15%
2010                  
2011 CIN 15 65 1057 16.3 7 5 53  
2012 CIN 16 97 1350 13.9 11 4 38  
Avg   16 81 1204 15.1 9 5 46 0
Proj CIN   100 1370   10      

Green enters his third season already established as an elite wideout who ranked top five no matter what your league scoring was last season. His 164 targets last year ranked fourth best in the league and the Bengals did nothing to find a better #2 complement to him. Mohamed Sanu may stay healthy this year and actually matter but Green remains one of the safest picks possible in a position that has mostly inconsistency.

07-27-13 Update: Green gave a scare when he went down holding his leg in practice but no structural damage was found and he won't miss but a few days from a twisted knee.

Tier 2
Andre Johnson - HOU YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 8
Keeper: 11
Auction 10: 12%
Auction 12: 15%
2010 HOU 13 86 1216 14.1 8 2 10  
2011 HOU 7 33 492 14.9 2 1 8  
2012 HOU 16 112 1598 14.3 4      
Avg   12 77 1102 14.4 5 1 6 0
Proj HOU   100 1450   7      

Johnson comes off a career best 1598 yards on 112 catches last year though he only scored four times. In Houston, there are very few short yardage passing touchdowns thanks to Arian Foster. He turns 32 this year and claims to want to play five more. This one is pretty certain and there is no sign of him declining. Johnson was dogged by injuries in 2011 and 2012 which limited him but he came roaring back to the levels of 2010 and 2009. Johnson lagged only Calvin Johnson for the most receiving yards last year and was the leagues most productive player back in 2009 and 2008. Johnson may lose a little work to DeAndre Hopkins who was drafted in the first round but the rookie may make Johnson even better. Johnson is a safe bet to be a WR1 in every league, the only question is how big of a difference he can make. Last year was a gem and 2013 will be as well if he can remain healthy again.

Randall Cobb - GBP YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 9
Keeper: 8
Auction 10: 10%
Auction 12: 14%
2010                  
2011 GBP 15 25 375 15.0 1 2 5  
2012 GBP 15 80 954 11.9 8 10 132  
Avg   15 53 665 13.5 5 6 69 0
Proj GBP   93 1230   10      

Cobb had a breakout season in 2012 when he managed 80-954-8 in just his second season. With Greg Jennings gone, Cobb is the clear #1 receiver on this team and at the age of 23 he'll be there for a while. The Packers intend on reducing his special teams play to keep him more active as a receiver and reduce the chance he gets injured. The Packers will still spread the wealth among all receivers and with that limit Cobb from what he could do. But he's a safe bet as a WR2 or even a low end WR1.

Vincent Jackson - TBB YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 10
Keeper: 10
Auction 10: 10%
Auction 12: 14%
2010 SDC 5 14 248 17.7 3 1 14  
2011 SDC 16 60 1106 18.4 9 3 51  
2012 TBB 16 72 1384 19.2 8      
Avg   12 49 913 18.4 7 1 22 0
Proj TBB   77 1320   8      

Jackson changed teams and produced career marks in his first season with the Bucs. He caught 72 passes for 1384 yards and eight touchdowns. His 19.2 yards per catch was the highest of his career as well. Jackson is a consistent fantasy start thanks to yardage and catches but his scores trailed off last year when he only managed one touchdown over his final six games though he was nursing a calf injury later in the year. He's a safe draft pick as a WR2 but he's likely already reached as good as he can be. A second season with the Bucs should help him maintain his numbers from last year unless a QB change happens later in the year.

Victor Cruz - NYG YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 11
Keeper: 9
Auction 10: 8%
Auction 12: 14%
2010 NYG 3              
2011 NYG 16 82 1536 18.7 9 1 3  
2012 NYG 16 86 1092 12.7 10      
Avg   12 56 876 10.5 6 0 1 0
Proj NYG   88 1180   10      

Cruz enters his fourth season looking to cash in and he comes off his second 1000 yard season. 2011 was a breakout year with 82-1536-9 and he repeated with 86 catches for 1092 yards and ten touchdowns - a drop in yardage but 2011 was a career best year for about half the league. Cruz remains the primary receiver in a year that should see at least slightly better numbers from an easier schedule.

07-08-13 Update: Signed a six-year, $45 million contract and will be in camp no problem.

Roddy White - ATL YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 12
Keeper: 14
Auction 10: 8%
Auction 12: 14%
2010 ATL 16 115 1389 12.1 10 1 3  
2011 ATL 16 100 1296 13.0 8      
2012 ATL 16 92 1351 14.7 7      
Avg   16 102 1345 13.3 8 0 1 0
Proj ATL   94 1290   8      

White has evolved into one of the most consistently elite wideouts for the last six seasons. He's notched over 1200 yards every year and averages around eight touchdowns. He was on a two year streak of 100+ receptions but then fell to only 92 last year. He still turned in 1351 yards and seven scores. The addition of Julio Jones has resulted in a minor decrease to White but he still ranks top ten for wideouts. At 32 years of age, White may be in for a decline in the near future but 2013 looks every bit as bright as the last six years.

Dwayne Bowe - KCC YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 13
Keeper: 12
Auction 10: 8%
Auction 12: 12%
2010 KCC 16 72 1162 16.1 15 1 4  
2011 KCC 16 81 1159 14.3 5 1 12  
2012 KCC 13 59 801 13.6 3      
Avg   15 71 1041 14.7 8 1 5 0
Proj KCC   90 1210   8      

If you wonder why Bowe is so excited this year, it's more than just a new offense suited to his skills. He gets Alex Smith and this is a receiver who has excelled while catching passes from Damon Huard, Tyler Thigpen, Brodie Croyle, Brady Quinn and Matt Cassel. He should be a lock for 1000+ yards and 5+ touchdowns with upside for more. Reid is going to be throwing the ball a lot and Bowe is clearly the best target on the team. No reason why he should not top his career best 86 catches in one season.

Marques Colston - NOS YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 14
Keeper: 16
Auction 10: 8%
Auction 12: 11%
2010 NOS 15 84 1023 12.2 7 1 1  
2011 NOS 14 80 1143 14.3 8      
2012 NOS 16 83 1154 13.9 10      
Avg   15 82 1107 13.5 8 0 0 0
Proj NOS   80 1150   9      

Colston has been a model of consistency for the Saints with between 1000 and 1200 yards in every healthy season. His 1154 yards last year was second best as was his 10 touchdowns. The Saints added no receivers of any note and Colston should be used in the exact same manner. He is only 30 years of age and his ninth season should end up right around where the other eight were. Not a ton of upside but hard to argue with almost zero downside.

Antonio Brown - PIT YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 15
Keeper: 13
Auction 10: 8%
Auction 12: 10%
2010 PIT 9 16 167 10.4        
2011 PIT 16 69 1108 16.1 2 7 41  
2012 PIT 13 66 787 11.9 5 7 24  
Avg   13 50 687 12.8 2 5 22 0
Proj PIT   85 1180   8      

(+Upside) Brown becomes the #1 receiver for the Steelers with Mike Wallace gone and Heath Miller still recovering from a catastrophic knee injury at the end of 2012. Brown missed thee games with a gimpy ankle last year but still ended with 66 catches for 787 yards and a career best 5 touchdowns. Even in a full 16 game season in 2011, he ended with 1108 yards and two scores. This year is a lock for him to get career marks in receptions and yards if he can remain healthy. He's also going to miss the effect of having the defense more interested in other receivers. This is the big opportunity for Brown who needs to come through for a Steelers offense that is starting the year with a weaker than usual set of receivers.

Reggie Wayne - IND YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 16
Keeper: 42
Auction 10: 8%
Auction 12: 10%
2010 IND 16 111 1355 12.2 6      
2011 IND 16 75 960 12.8 4      
2012 IND 16 106 1355 12.8 5 1 -5  
Avg   16 97 1223 12.6 5 0 0 0
Proj IND   85 1230   7      

After Wayne dropped to only 75-960-4 in 2011 when Peyton Manning was injured, it was assumed that the then 34-year old wideout was taking the natural downturn at the end of a stellar career. Andrew Luck proved that Wayne was done yet. In his 12th NFL season, he caught 106 passes - second best in his career. He ended with 1355 yards and five scores. That was the exact same yardage has he produced in Manning's final healthy year in Indy. Wayne still has a bit left in the tank but even last year, Luck was throwing to other receivers more as the season progressed and Wayne's yardage waned some in the final five weeks. Wayne won't be as great a fantasy value this year and is likely to incur at least a minor decrease in stats.

Wes Welker - DEN YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 17
Keeper: 15
Auction 10: 6%
Auction 12: 10%
2010 NEP 15 86 848 9.9 7      
2011 NEP 16 122 1569 12.9 9 4 30  
2012 NEP 16 118 1354 11.5 6 2 20  
Avg   16 109 1257 11.4 7 2 17 0
Proj DEN   101 1170   7      

Welker arrives as one of the biggest free agent moves in recent history. The player who had five of his last six years feature over 110 catches each is now paired with Peyton Manning who already was elite in his first season in Denver. Welker is only 32 and is not likely to see a downturn this year or even next. He ends up on an offense that already produced two 1000 yard receivers last year anyway - Demaryius Thomas (1434) and Eric Decker (1064). Old man Brandon Stokley ended up with 544 yards and five scores from the slot. The Broncos are changing the offense to feature more three man sets and there is plenty of room for Welker to step in. And going from Tom Brady to Peyton Manning is a situation that other receivers can only dream about.

Greg Jennings - MIN YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 18
Keeper: 17
Auction 10: 5%
Auction 12: 9%
2010 GBP 16 76 1265 16.6 12 1 -1  
2011 GBP 13 67 949 14.2 9      
2012 GBP 8 36 366 10.2 4      
Avg   12 60 860 13.7 8 0 0 0
Proj MIN   75 1200   6      

Jennings shows up after seven years of catching passes from a couple of slugs (Aaron Rodgers and Brett Favre). Now he gets Christian Ponder and/or Matt Cassel in an offense that has not thrown often or well for many years. But Jennings will take a more prominent role in the passing equation for the Vikings and $47.5 million dollar ensures that. When receivers change teams, they are often undervalued but there are a lot of questions here that will affect Jennings. Ones that cannot be known until the season when Ponder either steps up or flames out and possibly Cassel steps into this new offense for both players. Jennings has not lasted an entire season healthy since 2010. He will be one of the players with the biggest reward and risk because he will be taken as no worse than a WR2 in most every league.

Tier 3
Mike Williams - BUF YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 19
Keeper: 22
Auction 10: 5%
Auction 12: 9%
2010 TBB 16 65 964 14.8 11      
2011 TBB 16 65 771 11.9 3 1 3  
2012 TBB 16 63 996 15.8 9      
Avg   16 64 910 14.2 8 0 1 0
Proj BUF   66 1020   9      

Williams returned to the same sort of production that we saw when he was a rookie in 2010. He ended last year with 63 catches for 996 yards and nine touchdowns while no longer being used as the #1 receiver for the first time. Even more encouraging was that Williams scored four of his touchdowns over the final five games while Vincent Jackson was only scoring once. The pair make a formidable receiving duo that could be at least incrementally better this year, particularly Williams who is entering the final season of his rookie contract.

Cecil Shorts - JAC YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 20
Keeper: 18
Auction 10: 3%
Auction 12: 8%
2010                  
2011 JAC 10 2 30 15.0 1      
2012 JAC 14 55 979 17.8 7 1 -4  
Avg   12 29 505 16.4 4 1 0 0
Proj JAC   78 1100   7      

Shorts was one of the biggest surprises of 2012 when he exploded in his second season. He ended with 55 catches for 979 yards and seven touchdowns and missed the final game because of a concussion. Those sort of stats are astronomical on one of the worst passing teams in the NFL. With Justin Blackmon suspended for four weeks, Shorts will continue to be the primary receiver. If Henne wins the starting job outright, it will be a boon for Shorts who managed four 100 yard games when Gabbert was not playing. Training camp should help clarify Shorts outlook by clearing up the quarterback situation.

DeSean Jackson - WAS YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 21
Keeper: 26
Auction 10: 3%
Auction 12: 8%
2010 PHI 14 47 1056 22.5 6 16 104 1
2011 PHI 15 58 961 16.6 4 7 41  
2012 PHI 11 45 700 15.6 2 3 -7  
Avg   13 50 906 18.2 4 9 46 0
Proj WAS   70 1120   6      

(+Upside) Jackson may have more to gain with the new offense than any other receiver. His speed was never a major feature of the dink-n-dunk nature of the West Coast offense and Jackson's YPC declined from a high of 22.5 yards down to only 15.6 last year. There's no lock here in a new offense, but at least Jackson should remain as good as he has been and more likely will improve. He has not remained healthy all 16 games since his rookie year but he's open to more hits on the shorter routes of recent seasons. He had a career best year back in 20009 when he caught 62 passes for 1156 yards and nine scores. If the Kelly offense takes form as it should, those sort of stats are entirely possible again.

07-27-13 Update: The loss of Jeremy Maclin for the year means that Jackson is the clear #1 wideout here and with minimal competition for catches. Jackson may not be the best fit into the offense, but as the best receiver on the team is certain to see more work now.

Danny Amendola - NEP YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 22
Keeper: 23
Auction 10: 3%
Auction 12: 8%
2010 STL 16 85 689 8.1 3 7 81  
2011 STL 1 5 45 9.0        
2012 STL 11 63 666 10.6 3 2 8  
Avg   9 51 467 9.2 2 3 30 0
Proj NEP   94 1050   7      

(-Risk) (+Upside) Amendola will be of great interest in fantasy drafts and rightfully so since he is the most likely replacement for Wes Welker. He's seemingly a decent fit since he was a pass sponge in St. Louis where he had over eight receptions in four different games. He has been the only weapon that worked in St. Louis but of course - that is only when he was healthy. He missed nearly the entire 2011 season and last year missed five more games. The Patriots signed hi, to a five-year deal worth up to $31 million so there is no confusion as to who they believe the best wideout on the team is. Amendola was great at catching over the middle passes but he's been tagged as unable to do anything with it. Last year was his best and still he only managed a 10.6 YPC. His catches are more akin to tight ends and the Pats already have two formidable tights ends. There is huge upside here in a reception points league. There is risk for getting burned as he has done in all four seasons. He has never scored more than 3 touchdowns in any year and has never ended with more than 689 yards. But he is with Brady, they paid him big and they need him to show up.

Steve Smith - BAL YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 23
Keeper: 37
Auction 10: 3%
Auction 12: 8%
2010 CAR 14 46 554 12.0 2 1 9  
2011 CAR 16 79 1394 17.6 7 6 56  
2012 CAR 16 73 1174 16.1 4 3 27  
Avg   15 66 1041 15.2 4 3 31 0
Proj BAL   74 1100   6      

Smith turns 34 this year and his first season success with Can Newton (79-1394-7) fell to 73-1174-4 and all four scores came after mid-season when the playbook was scaled back for Newton who was struggling. Smith is yet another year older now and the plans are that he'll be rested more during the week this season. The Panthers did little to upgrade their receiver corps which once again will be Smith trying to hang on and Brandon LaFell trying to step up. Smith holds more risk than upside to be sure but his age is likely to depress his draft slot and let him be a decent value where he is selected.

Torrey Smith - BAL YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 24
Keeper: 28
Auction 10: 3%
Auction 12: 8%
2010                  
2011 BAL 16 50 841 16.8 7 4 39  
2012 BAL 16 49 855 17.4 8 3 9  
Avg   16 50 848 17.1 8 4 24 0
Proj BAL   65 1030   7      

(+Upside) This is the opportunity for Smith to enter his third season and become a star player. So far he's spent two seasons with nearly the exact same results - 50-841-7 and 49-855-8. He has a healthy 17.1 YPC average thanks to being known as a long- baller... pretty much exclusively. He only managed four games with more than four receptions last year. This is notable because the loss of Anquan Boldin was not compensated for by the Ravens other than expecting Smith to become a complete receiver this year despite no evidence of such for the first two seasons. Smith left college after his junior year and at that times was billed as a deep threat who needed more time to develop as a route runner and more complete receiver. Now a few years later, the same is being said. Smith has a big opportunity here but he has to develop into a possession receiver which he has never really been even though he has the size. His decent stats of the last two years were thanks in part to Boldin being there and allowing Smith to go deep. Smith could be a nice value in the draft from his opportunity, but he may end up being drafted to become something that he proves he really is not.

Stevie Johnson - SFO YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 25
Keeper: 21
Auction 10: 3%
Auction 12: 8%
2010 BUF 16 82 1073 13.1 10      
2011 BUF 16 76 1004 13.2 7      
2012 BUF 16 79 1046 13.2 6      
Avg   16 79 1041 13.2 8 0 0 0
Proj SFO   75 980   7      

Johnson has been the best receiver in Buffalo for the last three seasons - remarkable for a seventh round draft pick. But he has been stuck at around 80 catches for 1000 yards and maybe 6 or 7 scores in all three seasons. Now he has an unknown quarterback situation that could change as the season progresses. In the long-term, he'll be fine and perhaps even better now that Ryan Fitzgerald is being replaced by a first- round QB. But early on, he'll be learning a new offense with new players all around him. Best bet is to count on year #4 of the same thing until there is a reason to expect change.

08-04-13 Update: Johnson strained his hamstring and may miss most of the preseason. He's a low-end WR2 at best anyway with the Bills rushing the ball more and likely starting a rookie QB.

Jordy Nelson - GBP YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 26
Keeper: 19
Auction 10: 3%
Auction 12: 7%
2010 GBP 16 45 582 12.9 2      
2011 GBP 16 68 1263 18.6 15      
2012 GBP 12 49 745 15.2 7      
Avg   15 54 863 15.6 8 0 0 0
Proj GBP   65 960   7      

Nelson came up huge in 2011 when he ended with a stat line of 68-1263-15 but then suffered several injuries last season that limited him. Nelson strained his hamstring around mid-season and never completely healed from it. He added knee and ankle sprains late in the year and missed a total of four games. That should allow him to be a value pick this year for those with shorter memories. Nelson is a favorite target for Aaron Rodgers and should rebound from an injury-marred 2012.

08-07-13 Update: Nelson needed knee surgery today to fix a nerve problem that has lingered since college though that they waited until training camp suggests the knee became worse. He is expected to be out four to six weeks which could put week one in jeopardy.

Pierre Garcon - WAS YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 27
Keeper: 38
Auction 10: 3%
Auction 12: 7%
2010 IND 14 67 784 11.7 6 2 6  
2011 IND 16 70 947 13.5 6 4 28  
2012 WAS 10 44 633 14.4 4 2 9  
Avg   13 60 788 13.2 5 3 14 0
Proj WAS   70 960   7      

A statement was made about the quality of the Redskins wideouts when Garcon was the top receiver with only 44 catches for 633 yards and four scores while missing six games. His foot remains an issue and there is speculation that he won't be 100% any time this year. He has not had surgery mainly because there is no guarantee it would fix his problem. He remains the starter but he is a risk to rely on until or unless his chronic foot issue is healed.

07-31-13 Update: Garcon has been the star in camp and is not showing any foot problems so far. He's a lock to be the #1 receiver for the Skins.

Lance Moore - PIT YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 28
Keeper: 31
Auction 10: 3%
Auction 12: 7%
2010 NOS 16 66 763 11.6 8      
2011 NOS 14 52 627 12.1 8      
2012 NOS 15 65 1041 16.0 6      
Avg   15 61 810 13.2 7 0 0 0
Proj PIT   65 950   7      

Moore comes off a career best 1041 yards on 65 catches but only scored six times. He had been locked in around 700 yards per season but the mixture of Saints' wideouts has declined to where Moore and Marques Colston now take a bigger part of the receiving workload. Drew Brees does not spread the ball around quite as much as he did in past years and the results have been better. Like Colston, Moore turns 30 and has been consistently productive though at a lower rate and he has never been more than a backup or low-end bye week replacement.

James Jones - OAK YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 29
Keeper: 39
Auction 10: 3%
Auction 12: 7%
2010 GBP 16 50 679 13.6 5      
2011 GBP 16 38 635 16.7 7      
2012 GBP 16 64 784 12.3 14      
Avg   16 51 699 14.2 9 0 0 0
Proj OAK   58 760   10      

After six seasons with the Packers, Jones had a break out year when he ended with 64 catches for 784 and scored a team high 14 times. He was a magnet in the endzone and also scored in the playoff loss to the 49ers. But he topped 65 yards only three times during the season and was even blanked in one week. Six different games saw him gain fewer than 50 yards and not score so he was not above a bad game. Even in 2011, he scored seven times on only 38 catches. His yardage remains moderate at best and his value relies heavily on scoring touchdowns.

Hakeem Nicks - IND YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 30
Keeper: 20
Auction 10: 3%
Auction 12: 6%
2010 NYG 13 79 1052 13.3 11      
2011 NYG 15 76 1192 15.7 7      
2012 NYG 13 53 692 13.1 3      
Avg   14 69 979 14.0 7 0 0 0
Proj IND   70 1000   6      

Nicks is entering a contract season and he is returning from an injury-shortened 2012 when he sprained his left knee. He needed a knee scope in the spring but is expected to be good to go for training camp. The team hopes the scope will help restore some of Nicks' burst off the line of scrimmage and downfield. Nicks struggled to separate from man coverage throughout last year. He was limited to only 692 yards on 53 catches because of his knee that forced him to miss three games and Hicks himself says he should have sat out perhaps six weeks or more. He broke 1000 yards in both the previous years while scoring seven or more touchdowns in each. If his knee is completely healthy, Nicks will be a nice value in fantasy drafts.

07-30-13 Update: Nicks has been limited in practices nursing a groin injury while drawing the ire of Tom Coughlin. He is in a contract year and could be taking it light in camp to remain healthy.

Tier 4
Tavon Austin - STL YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 31
Keeper: 27
Auction 10: 3%
Auction 12: 6%
2010                  
2011                  
2012                  
Avg   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Proj STL   50 780   5   220 1

Austin will be one of the smallest players in the NFL and yet this is a guy who ran a sub-4.3/40. He is described as “video game-like” with tremendous ability to start and stop; shift laterally and immediately hit the afterburners. He’s destined for work in the slot but could be used on special teams or in any number of trick plays. He compares mostly to Percy Harvin as one of the explosive players that a team just has to figure out how to get the ball into his hands out in space. The obvious hope is that he can provide the Rams (and Sam Bradford) with the play maker that has long been missing in St. Louis. Austin led the country last year with 198 all- purpose yards per game. He is definitely the “new breed” of receiver that is succeeding in the NFL. He's not likely to lead the Rams in catches but adding in runs and special teams play he is expected to have a big impact.

Josh Gordon - CLE YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 32
Keeper: 30
Auction 10: 3%
Auction 12: 6%
2010                  
2011                  
2012 CLE 16 50 805 16.1 5      
Avg   16 50 805 16.1 5 0 0 0
Proj CLE   62 900   7      

(+Upside) Gordon came aboard as an expensive supplemental draft pick but in the end - he was worth it. Despite staying out of football for a year, he ended his rookie season leading the Browns with 50 catches for 805 yards and five touchdowns. He'll now have to learn another new offense but Norv Turner's style is always kind to the two starters and Gordon is already entrenched as the #1 receiver for this team. Gordon topped 100 yards only once last year and was painfully quiet in the final three games but has the brightest outlook of any CLE receiver. The vertical attack by Turner should net him more deep balls this season.

06-07-13 Update: Gordon will miss the first two weeks after violating the NFL drug policy. He states he inadvertently took codeine in cough medicine. That downgrades him obviously but may end up making him a rather nice value after the first two weeks. He also becomes a bigger risk because he is in the third stage of the NFL's drug program and any more violations will result in a one year suspension.

Vincent Brown - SDC YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 33
Keeper: 34
Auction 10: 3%
Auction 12: 5%
2010                  
2011 SDC 14 19 329 17.3 2      
2012                  
Avg   14 19 329 17.3 2 0 0 0
Proj SDC   70 900   7      

(+Upside) Brown is the one to watch of all Chargers receivers. He enters his third season after missing all of 2012 because of a broken ankle. The third round pick from 2011 is a very good route runner and was hyped last year before the injury. He's worth watching in training camp to see if he can make a move on the #2 spot held by Malcolm Floyd this season.

08-07-13 Update: Brown gets a bump up with Danario Alexander being lost for the season. This is a golden opportunity for Brown who must remain healthy and assume the #1 role.

Kenbrell Thompkins - NEP YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 34
Keeper: 54
Auction 10: 3%
Auction 12: 5%
2010                  
2011                  
2012                  
Avg   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Proj NEP   65 920   6      

Thompkins is an undrafted fre agent that has made some noise in the offseason and training camp trying to get a spot on the final roster. He was forced to start in college playing at community colleges because of being arrested seven times by the time he was 18 years old. From there he ended up at Cincinnati where the 6-6, 193 lb. wideout caught 78 passes for 1077 yards and four scores over his two seasons there. He remains a longshot but has been impressive enough to get noticed.

Miles Austin - CLE YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 35
Keeper: 33
Auction 10: 3%
Auction 12: 5%
2010 DAL 16 69 1041 15.1 7 7 93 1
2011 DAL 10 43 579 13.5 7 2 3  
2012 DAL 16 66 943 14.3 6      
Avg   14 59 854 14.3 7 3 32 0
Proj CLE   64 900   6      

(-Risk) Austin has been dogged with leg injuries for the last two seasons including missing six games in 2011 because of hamstring strains in both legs. He stayed healthy enough to play all 16 games last year but was nursing yet another hamstring injury much of the year. The Cowboys are going to try limiting him in practices and ensuring he stays hydrated to see if that can help him stay healthy. Austin signed a big contract after his breakout season in 2009 when he gained 1320 yards and scored 11 times. He was only able to post 66-943-6 last year and matched three 95+ yard efforts with mostly sub- 50 yard duds. Austin is good enough to be a fantasy bye week filler and possibly a starter in a large and deep league. But his upside of returning to form is too overshadowed by the risk that he'll just gimp along on bad hammies yet again this year.

Golden Tate - DET YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 36
Keeper: 47
Auction 10: 3%
Auction 12: 5%
2010 SEA 11 21 227 10.8   2 4  
2011 SEA 16 35 382 10.9 3 5 14  
2012 SEA 15 45 688 15.3 7 3 20  
Avg   14 34 432 12.3 3 3 13 0
Proj DET   60 830   7      

(+Upside) Tate enters the final year of his rookie contract but he's not likely to improve on the 45-688-7 mark from last year. He'll be no better than #3 behind Percy Harvin and Sidney Rice for a team that does not employ many three-receiver sets. His undetected push-off in the endzone against the Packers may end up the shining moment of his career. His fantasy value takes a hit with Harvin on the team.

08-01-13 Update: His fantasy value gets a bump with Harvin's hip injured and his season in question. Tate has been impressive in camp.

Michael Floyd - ARI YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 37
Keeper: 40
Auction 10: 3%
Auction 12: 4%
2010                  
2011                  
2012 ARI 16 45 562 12.5 2      
Avg   16 45 562 12.5 2 0 0 0
Proj ARI   60 850   6      

The 13th overall pick in the 2012 NFL draft hasn’t officially been tabbed as a bust but he’s still clearly not meeting expectations. Floyd ended his first season with only 45 catches for 562 yards and two scores. Even that was misleading since he was gifted eight catches for 166 yards and a score in a meaningless week 17 game the 49ers mostly watched instead of played. He had only two games with more than 50 yards and remains no more than the #3 receiver. HC Bruce Arians spoke in positive tones about Floyd but the second-year player’s stock is not rising yet. Larry Fitzgerald and Andre Roberts are locked into the starting roles and Floyd was demoted last year because of lapses of concentration and focus. On the plus side, he’s not using Adderall. The Notre Dame star has talent and at 6-3 and 225 lbs. He can own the middle of the field. But so far he’s just not met expectations and needs a surprisingly good camp to expect any more work.

Chris Givens - STL YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 38
Keeper: 35
Auction 10: 2%
Auction 12: 4%
2010                  
2011                  
2012 STL 15 42 698 16.6 3 3 12  
Avg   15 42 698 16.6 3 3 12 0
Proj STL   70 900   5      

Givens enters his second year and comes off a decent enough rookie campaign - 42-698-3 with one effort that topped 100 yards. He was being used more at the end of the year but exceeded three catches in a game only three times. Givens will once again start and while there may be some upside here, the addition of Jared Cook and Tavon Austin is more likely to limit Givens and ensure he remains below fantasy consideration.

T.Y. Hilton - IND YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 39
Keeper: 43
Auction 10: 2%
Auction 12: 3%
2010                  
2011                  
2012 IND 15 50 861 17.2 7 5 29  
Avg   15 50 861 17.2 7 5 29 0
Proj IND   60 820   6      

(+Upside) Hilton turned in an excellent rookie season with 50 catches for 861 yards and seven touchdowns. He was more a feast or famine player, topping 100 yards five times but producing fewer than 40 yards on eight different occasions. Hilton gets displaced - at least probably - by Darrius Heyward-Bey this year but both players will be locked in a perpetual battle for the #2. Hilton retains his fantasy value with his proven chemistry with Andrew Luck and he will still play in the slot which will be on most plays. There are a lot of fantasy points that will come from the passing game here and Hilton is already a factor. He'll get better as his career continues but needs to either get past Heyward-Bey or wait for the eventual retirement of Reggie Wayne likely in two or three years.

08-05-13 Update: Hilton has been running as the #3 in camp but the injury to Heyward-Bey at least gives Hilton more playing time as a starter.

08-12-13 Update: Hilton continues to outplay Heyward-Bey.

Cordarrelle Patterson - MIN YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 40
Keeper: 41
Auction 10: 2%
Auction 12: 3%
2010                  
2011                  
2012                  
Avg   0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
Proj MIN   55 820   6      

Patterson set a Tennessee record last year with 1,858 all- purpose yards and scored ten touchdowns in four different ways – receiving (5), rushing (3), punt return (1) and kick return (1). He was a two-time All-American at Hutchinson Community College before transferring and spending just one season at Tennessee. That makes Patterson still somewhat raw but with big-time skills in all facets of the game. He’ll be able to come along more slowly with Greg Jennings already in place as the #1. Patterson already impressed in rookie camp and should have no problem landing the #2 spot by training camp. Patterson should prove to be an outstanding wideout in the longterm. What is risky is to expect Christian Ponder to fulfill the potential of Patterson.

08-11-13 Update: Patterson has been impressive in camp and the first preseason game. He remains outside of being a fantasy starter but so far is definitely making the case for being a coveted fantasy backup.

Emmanuel Sanders - DEN YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 41
Keeper: 46
Auction 10: 2%
Auction 12: 2%
2010 PIT 13 28 376 13.4 2      
2011 PIT 11 22 288 13.1 2      
2012 PIT 16 44 626 14.2 1 1 4  
Avg   13 31 430 13.6 2 0 1 0
Proj DEN   60 910   4      

Sanders was kept by the Steelers after they matched the $2.5 million offered by the Patriots. They really had no other option since the departure of Mike Wallace and the injury to Heath Miller leaves a void in the passing game. Sanders has never caught more than the 44 passes of last year and he has never scored more than twice in any of this three seasons. Sanders is smallish at only 5-11 and 180 pounds and will be challenged at the line much more than in previous years when he played the slot or in multiple-receiver sets. Sanders is really another #3 wideout being pressed into #2 duty. That almost never works out well.

Mike Wallace - MIA YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 42
Keeper: 29
Auction 10: 2%
Auction 12: 2%
2010 PIT 16 60 1257 21.0 10 5 39  
2011 PIT 16 72 1193 16.6 8 5 57  
2012 PIT 15 64 836 13.1 8 5 7  
Avg   16 65 1095 16.9 9 5 34 0
Proj MIA   60 840   5      

Wallace signed on for five-years and $60 million with $27 million guaranteed. Apparently Mike Sherman has rethought his statement last year that his offense did not need a true #1 and allowed Brandon Marshall to leave. All combined, the Fins only threw 144 completions for 1892 yards to all wideouts combined. By himself, Marshall caught 118 passes for 1508 yards in Chicago. So yeah, having a big-time player makes a difference. Wallace was a solid 1200 yard, nine touchdown receiver in Pittsburgh but that was with Ben Roethlisberger. Ryan Tannehill was one of the least productive quarterbacks in the league last year. That will depress Wallace's stats to be sure but how much remains to be seen. He will be a risky pick because he has to learn a new offense with a lesser quarterback. And he'll be expected to provide more of a complete receiver skillset instead of just a deep throw maven who ended his first three years with average catches of 19.4, 21.0 and 16.6. For Wallace to maintain his previous fantasy value will require a huge leap forward by Ryan Tannehill.

08-10-13 Update: Nothing so far suggests that trading Aaron Rodgers for Ryan Tannehill is going to be seamless.

Mohamed Sanu - CIN YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 43
Keeper: 56
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2010                  
2011                  
2012 CIN 9 16 154 9.6 4 5 15  
Avg   9 16 154 9.6 4 5 15 0
Proj CIN   52 700   7      

(+Upside) The ex-Rutgers star enters his second year after spending much of 2012 injured. He became a starter in week seven but later suffered a stress fracture in his foot that forced him to miss the final four games. Sanu only ended with 16 receptions for 154 yards last year but scored four times in the final three games that he played. He has upside this year if only because he will start across from A.J. Green and was becoming a touchdown magnet before getting injured. Andy Dalton needs to start spreading the ball around more and Sanu should benefit the most.

Anquan Boldin - SFO YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 44
Keeper: 82
Auction 10: 2%
Auction 12: 2%
2010 BAL 16 64 837 13.1 7 2 2  
2011 BAL 14 57 887 15.6 3      
2012 BAL 15 65 921 14.2 4 1 3  
Avg   15 62 882 14.3 5 1 2 0
Proj SFO   58 820   5      

The Ravens traded Boldin to the 49ers for a sixth round pick rather than just release him. Boldin adds into the receiving mix and the loss of Michael Crabtree for most of the year no doubt will mean they need Boldin to contribute. He'll offer a short-range target for Kaepernick but he'll do well enough to meet the normal 850 yards that he's netted the last three years in Baltimore. After 11 seasons, the 33-year old almost retired but will stick it out one more year no doubt looking for another ring. He's not going to suddenly explode in San Francisco but he needs to be on a dynasty roster at least for bye week help.

Eric Decker - NYJ YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 45
Keeper: 52
Auction 10: 2%
Auction 12: 2%
2010 DEN 14 6 106 17.7 1      
2011 DEN 16 44 612 13.9 8 1 1  
2012 DEN 16 85 1064 12.5 13      
Avg   15 45 594 14.7 7 0 0 0
Proj NYJ   48 690   7      

Decker enjoyed a career year in 2012 and exponentially so. His previous best was 44-612 and last year notched 85-1064 with 13 touchdowns. Four times he scored twice on the week. His outlook was great this year up until Wes Welker said "I do". Now Decker will play the flanker and become the #3 option in the offense. Still has fantasy value and even more so should any injuries happen. But he returns back to his less productive ways as a casualty of Welker.

Alshon Jeffery - CHI YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 46
Keeper: 48
Auction 10: 2%
Auction 12: 2%
2010                  
2011                  
2012 CHI 10 24 367 15.3 3      
Avg   10 24 367 15.3 3 0 0 0
Proj CHI   55 800   5      

(+Upside) New HC Marc Trestman already said that he expected Jeffrey to be the #2 over Earl Bennett. The 2.13 pick last year suffered through a fractured right hand and a knee scope as a rookie but has been diligent in the off-season. He's returning in better shape than ever after working on his conditioning and at 6-3, 219 pounds he'll be a very nice fit in the new West Coast offense installed by Trestman and OC Aaron Kromer. Jeffrey could be a nice surprise this year after only turning in 24 catches for 367 yards and three scores in his ten games of 2012. He makes a very nice addition taken as a fantasy depth player who may end up starter quality.

Denarius Moore - OAK YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 47
Keeper: 45
Auction 10: 2%
Auction 12: 2%
2010                  
2011 OAK 13 33 618 18.7 5 5 61 1
2012 OAK 15 51 741 14.5 7 1 -5  
Avg   14 42 680 16.6 6 3 28 1
Proj OAK   56 800   5      

Moore enters his third season and by now the shine is no longer on the pumpkin. Last year he ended with 741 yards and seven touchdowns but the bulk of that all happened prior to week ten. From week 11 onward, he was dropping passes often enough to get benched in one game and never managed more than 46 yards in those final seven weeks. Now Moore has to get used to catching (and not dropping) passes from a new quarterback and learn a new offensive scheme. He is still worth a late pick as wideout depth on the off-chance he gets it together, but he is too risky to merit a fantasy start. Consider that in 2012, he was thrown 114 passes but only managed to catch 51 of them.

Kenny Britt - STL YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 48
Keeper: 36
Auction 10: 2%
Auction 12: 2%
2010 TEN 12 42 775 18.5 9      
2011 TEN 3 17 289 17.0 3      
2012 TEN 14 45 589 13.1 4      
Avg   10 35 551 16.2 5 0 0 0
Proj STL   65 800   5      

(-Risk) The first round pick from 2009 has now spent four seasons disappointing and yet he'll get another shot this season. He has missed games in each of the last three seasons, had both knees rebuilt but finally comes off an offseason in what is billed as perfect health and even impressive physical condition. Britt is entering the final year of his rookie contract so he has plenty of reasons to play well. But this supposed star still has never caught more than 45 passes in any year or gained over 775 yards. His freak nine scores of 2010 has been followed up with three and four scores in the last two years respectively. After four years, believing in his upside requires major optimism. And the QB situation in Tennessee is likely of little help. But he is the #1 wideout here and will be fed the ball for however long he remains healthy.

08-12-13 Update: Britt missed the last three practices with a swollen knee. He's too risky to rely on and his upside never gets to be realized.

Darrius Heyward-Bey - PIT YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 49
Keeper: 57
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2010 OAK 15 26 366 14.1 1 4 48  
2011 OAK 15 64 975 15.2 4      
2012 OAK 15 41 606 14.8 5 2 16  
Avg   15 44 649 14.7 3 2 21 0
Proj PIT   60 790   5      

Heyward-Bey has upside this year. Maybe a lot. Maybe a little. Maybe he's just another top ten draft pick who never delivered and changing teams won't impact that. Bottom line - his fortunes this season are hard to read and if you look hard enough you can find someone who is attached to the myriad of possibilities here. He will likely start the season as the #2 and allow TY Hilton to man the slot. The Colts intend to use plenty of three man sets anyway. Heyward-Bey was not always (perhaps not often) on the same page with the coaches in Oakland. He would show up big one week and then inexplicably get no passes for two weeks. He scored nine times over the last two seasons and ended with 975 yards in 2011. At 6-2, 216 pounds he still has major jets when he wants and this season will be proof exactly who he really is. Even Randy Moss looked bad in Oakland. Every one pretty much has for the last decade. DHB is too risky for being a fantasy starter but makes an intriguing fantasy backup.

08-05-13 Update: Heyward-Bey injured his knee in practice and is expected to miss at least a week or two. That will set him back in his quest to nail down the #2 spot.

08-12-13 Update: Dropping passes and unimpressive play is sure to let Hilton pass him by.

Rueben Randle - NYG YEAR TM GMS CAT CYD YPC CTD CAR RYD RTD
Huddle Rank: 50
Keeper: 49
Auction 10: 1%
Auction 12: 1%
2010                  
2011                  
2012 NYG 16 19 298 15.7 3      
Avg   16 19 298 15.7 3 0 0 0
Proj NYG   54 790   5      

Randle takes over the #3 role with Domenik Hixon gone and there should be at least marginal fantasy value. Randle enters his second season after being the 2.31 pick by the Giants in 2011. He only caught 19 passes for 298 yards but scored three times last year. The #3 receiver for the Giants has always been good for at least 500 yards and three or four scores.

07-31-13 Update: Randle has been impressive so far and could end up with more playing time. He's also making Nicks look expendable lately. Still more likely to remain outside of fantasy significance, he has become worthy of a speculatory pick in your draft for when Nicks is injured during the season.

   
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