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By earjerseyqq114 on Dec 10, 2013 03:52 AM
Fantasy owners should salivate at depth at WR

Then load up . and smile all the way to the bank.

That, in a nutshell, is how I would sum up what every fantasy football owner should do when it comes to dealing with wide receivers on draft day.

In standard leagues, smart players will use their Round 35 picks on three straight wideouts and end up with guys like Julio Jones, Mike Wallace and Percy Harvin.

I use these three as an example because it's the trio my brother ended up with three days ago in a pointsperreception league draft. And get this: He even screwed Karl Mecklenburg Kids Jersey up taking Wallace in my mind anyway because Brandon Marshall was still on the board.

But the point is clear. Take a look at the top 2025 WRs in my rankings and you know almost any combination of three should produce big points all season.

Figuring out the WR list is my toughest chore every preseason. Every year Authentic Wesley Woodyard Jersey there are huge surprises (Jordy Nelson and Victor Cruz) and colossal disappointments (Andre Johnson and Miles Austin).

With that in mind, let's take a look at 10 guys who deserve your attention for better or for worse. And why not? Take out his two duds last season and Jones was on pace for 1,381 receiving yards and 12 TDs. Those numbers would have ranked sixth and third, respectively among wide receivers. Assuming he stays healthy, Jones will outpoint teammate Roddy White.

Most analysts have Cruz much lower than this (as a matter of fact, I am in a group of just four of 112 who have him second or third). And while I don't think he'll repeat the yardage number of a year ago, I'll take Cruz over Larry Fitzgerald because my gut says there's no doubt he'll be in the end zone more www.footballbroncosprostore.com/broncos-wesley-woodyard-jersey-c-29.html often.

This guy has been www.footballbroncosprostore.com/broncos-karl-mecklenburg-jersey-c-6.html overranked for three straight years now. To be sure, Fitzgerald (2,548 yards, 14 TDs last two years combined) is an amazing talent but I don't see him cracking 10plus TDs with John Skelton or Kevin Kolb at the helm.

How many catches do you think Harvin had last season? 55? 65? 70? Try 87! Even if that decreases to 80, if you throw in the fact the Vikings figure to get him 2035 rushes, Harvin should have 100115 touches this season. Can't ask for much more than that out of your second WR.

Marshall (No. 11), Jeffery (No. 52):

Marshall should approach 100 receptions, but it's Jeffery we should keep our eyes on. The secondround pick out of South Carolina is an inviting redzone target for Jay Cutler. If he can crack the starting lineup and be consistent, Jeffery could be a nice byeweek fillin.

Every year I try to identify a semiofftheradar receiver who has a good chance to erupt. It's kind of like a Madden curse in that I'm Eric Decker Jersey White not often right, so my apologies www.footballbroncosprostore.com/broncos-eric-decker-jersey-c-15.html to Young at this point. The secondyear product out of Boise State had a solid rookie campaign with 48 catches for 607 yards and 5 TDs. Reports say he's having a monster camp, and with Matthew Stafford as his QB, there's no reason to think Young can't approach 1,000 yards and 8 TDs. Take him as your fourth WR in about the eighth or ninth round and see what develops.

If you can somehow make Britt your fourth receiver, take the chance. He's coming off ACL surgery and facing a suspension, but his upside is through the roof.

The fifth overall pick in the draft, Blackmon has been solid in the preseason. He hauled in 4 passes for 72 yards in the team's third game and is clearly the team's No. 1 wideout. Problem is, his quarterback is Blain Gabbert. Longterm, Blackmon's ceiling is very high and he should be serviceable enough to work his way into your lineup once in a while this season.

Robert Meachem's departure to San Diego means more chances for Moore, who is coming off backtoback 8TD seasons. Drew Brees loves him in the red zone, so if you're in a TDheavy league, slide him up a few spots.

When Antonio Gates was posting ridiculous numbers on a yearly basis, my draftday strategy always included trying to take him with a late third or early fourthround pick. My thinking was it gave me a decided advantage over the entire league at one starting spot.

Well, now we've got two monster tight ends in New England's Rob Gronkowski and New Orleans' Jimmy Graham. The problem is that these two are so good, there's no sneaking them onto your team in the fourth round. In many drafts they are gone by the 25th pick.

Grabbing them that early isn't a terrible idea if you believe (as I do) that about 1,100 yards and 1014 TDs are coming from both. Which receivers besides Calvin Johnson can you say that about?

If you miss out on the Big 2, don't want to risk Gates' health issues, don't believe in Vernon Davis and still need a tight end in the middle to late rounds, I don't think you'll be hurt by grabbing Washington's Fred Davis (796 yards in 12 games), Atlanta's Tony Gonzalez (at least 6 TDs last four seasons), Philly's Brent Celek (800plus yards two of last three), Detroit's Brandon Pettigrew (83 catches last season) or even Tennessee's Jared Cook (a 6foot5 upandcomer who caught 21 passes in the Titans' last three games).

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