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Undervalued WRs

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Pierre Garcon - WAS ADP: 75 overall, WR 29 4 votes

Sigmund Bloom - The Redskins trade for the pick that would become Robert Griffin III on Friday, and then the following Tuesday they sign Garcon as one of the first free agents off the market. Garcon's deep speed is a perfect fit for Griffin's game, and the two have developed some chemistry in training camp. If Garcon can have nearly a thousand yards with Curtis Painter, he should flourish with a quarterback like Griffin.

Mike Brown - The Redskins didn't draft Robert Griffin III just to sell jerseys. They're going to build the offense around his strengths, and they are going to throw the football. Considering the lack of big names in the wide receiver stable, it stands to reason that Garcon is going to benefit the most from that aerial attack. That's not the only reason for his expected increase in stats, as Garcon is quite a talented wideout in his own right. But yes, what gets me most excited about his prospects is the opportunity he's got. With only Santana Moss, Leonard Hankerson, and the tight ends and running backs to contend with for receptions, Garcon's targets should come early and often. He looks to be one of the early favorites for leading the league in passing targets, and the offseason has brought nothing but good news for a guy who can be had in the middle rounds.

Heath Cummings - While I'm not sold that Robert Griffin III is going to be the second coming of Cam Newton, he will definitely be an upgrade over anyone Garcon had throwing him the ball in 2011. That, coupled with the fact that the Redskins should score a lot more than last year's Colts, and I think Garcon improves on 2011 enough to become a borderline WR1.

Bob Magaw - If you are a believer in Robert Griffin III, than Garcon holds intriguing upside. Overshadowed by Reggie Wayne in Indianapolis, he will be given every opportunity to justify his big contract (five years, $42.5 million). While he has been plagued by erratic hands at times, he has also interspersed flashes of tantalizing ability. While Griffin III looks like a transcendent talent and the real deal, the Redskins are in one of the strongest divisions in the league, and could be playing from behind and forced out of necessity into pass first mode often in expected difficult division tilts against the Giants, Eagles and Cowboys.

Percy Harvin - MIN ADP: 44 overall, WR 15 4 votes

Heath Cummings - I'm assuming people are simply not factoring in Harvin's threat in the running game when projecting his 2012 stats. With Adrian Peterson's health questionable, Harvin is the Vikings offense, and he's done nothing but produce since Christian Ponder took over at quarterback. Ponder started 10 games in 2011 and Harvin averaged 13.7 fantasy ppg. Projected over a full season, that would have made him the #2 ranked wide receiver.

Ryan Hester - In the second half of last season (when Christian Ponder was entrenched as the team's starter), Harvin was one of the most successful fantasy wide receivers in the NFL. The amount of touches Harvin gets also come in more than just the passing game. The team does a nice job of utilizing him in the run game and putting him positions that every touch could result in a big play. And for all the media attention that his recurring migraine headaches get, he has only missed three games in a three-year career. Call me crazy, but I gravitate toward young and explosive players. Harvin fits that bill.

Andy Hicks - Rushing stats count for a wide receiver, which is why Percy Harvin ranked as the 7th highest WR last year. With a lack of options across the board in Minnesota and a young QB at the helm, Harvin could easily do a repeat or perhaps even better if his touchdown numbers continue to rise. Harvin isn't your prototypical WR1, he offers more.

Jason Wood - Harvin doesn't get the respect he deserves, but you can use that to your advantage. Last year he finished as the 7th best receiver, yet is going several rounds later. That makes no sense. Christian Ponder will be better in his second year, Harvin remains the team's #1 option, and he's motivated by a desire for a new contract after 2012. With Adrian Peterson likely needing some extra rest early in the season, you can bet on Harvin running quite a bit (remember he had 50 rushes last year), and I could see him breaking the 1,000-yard receiving mark while also putting up 300-400 rushing yards.

Brandon Lloyd - NE ADP: 52 overall, WR 19 4 votes

Sigmund Bloom - He was the number one fantasy wide receiver two years ago with Kyle Orton and Tim Tebow throwing to him. What can he do with Tom Brady? The presence of Wes Welker, Aaron Hernandez, and Rob Gronkowski ensure single coverage, and that will not be lost on Brady. The two have looked like old teammates in training camp. Both had their career years under Josh McDaniels, who is back in New England. Set aside your fourth-round pick for Lloyd.

Mike Brown - After all these years, Lloyd is finally in the right spot. He showed last season that he's still got a flair for the dramatic and acrobatic, providing several highlight-reel type catches. Unfortunately, Lloyd's output was not there on a consistent basis, largely due to playing with a couple of quarterbacks who had a lot of trouble putting the ball where it was supposed to be. There will be no such issues in Foxboro, and Lloyd gives the Pats yet another dynamic playmaker but with a little more consistency than they've gotten from that spot recently. He'll provide a consistent deep threat, and while the tight ends and Wes Welker are attracting all of the defensive attention, Lloyd will finally be seeing passes from a Hall of Famer. This combination could be lethal.

Jeff Haseley - The hype surrounding Lloyd is real. He is joined with OC Josh McDaniels again and more fireworks are expected. Add Tom Brady and the Patriots explosive offense to that equation and you've got a potential Top 10 wide receiver in Lloyd this year.

Matt Waldman - The Patriots wide receiver is one of those players that I've been bullish about since he joined the team and that confidence in him has grown to the point where I'm predicting at least 15 touchdowns from him. Do I have a case of confirmation bias because Lloyd and Tom Brady are having an excellent camp together? Sure, it's possible if I'm wrong about Lloyd's performance because the fact that he has looked great in camp has confirmed my belief that he can be the top receiver in the New England offense. My belief that Lloyd could be highly productive player in an offense that he knows like the back of his hand due to his relationship with Josh McDaniel has never wavered. I think many people prefer to look at what happened with Chad Johnson rather than the possibility of Lloyd performing at a level closer to Randy Moss in 2006. I think some people believe that somehow Rob Gronkowski, Wes Welker, and Aaron Hernandez have too much to offer as players for Lloyd to thrive as a top-10 fantasy wide receiver. However, there is already past history that Wes Welker has less production in McDaniels' offense. I think Gronkowski and Hernandez's production could have been a product of talent meeting necessity. This team lacked a viable outside threat capable of getting deep or making plays in the red zone. Lloyd is among the best wide receivers in the league in these two areas, which means I think if you give Lloyd Deion Branch's 51 catches, 702 yards, and 5 touchdowns; Chad Johnson's 15 catches 276 yards, and 1 touchdown; and transfer five yards and 0.3 touchdowns per game from Welker's, Gronkowski's, and Hernandez's totals last year, Lloyd will have 1218 yards and 12 touchdowns. While I'm predicting 15-17 scores, the lower total I just projected puts him in the top-five last year. Considering that Johnson is no longer with the game and Branch is on the roster bubble, I think taking away a total of five yards per Welker, Gronkowski, and Hernandez per game is reasonable.

Sidney Rice - SEA ADP: 123 overall, WR 45 3 votes

Jeff Haseley - If Rice can stay healthy (shoulder, head), he should be able to outperform his ADP rather easily. A middle round pick for Rice is worth it if you can get him as your WR4 or later. He is a very talented receiver who is capable of being a clutch performer and go-to option, regardless of who plays quarterback for Seattle. He has Top 20 talent, but injuries have slowed his career down. If healthy, he can be a great weekly flex option at the very least.

Steve Holloway - Any value consideration for Sidney Rice must be driven by his talents and abilities being greater than his injury potential. Out of his five seasons in the NFL, he has only played 16 games once. In that season, he finished as WR8 catching 83 passes for 1,312 yards and 8 TDs. The past two years he has missed more time than he has played, but when you consider that potential value that he provides at his current ADP of WR45, I have to take the plunge. I particularly like drafting him as my fourth wide receiver, as his likely outcome will be as either a plug and play every week guy or one that is left at the end of your bench.

Chris Smith - Rice was a top-ten fantasy receiver in 2009 before suffering back-to-back injury plagued seasons. When healthy, he has good size, quickness and ability and with the potential upgrade at quarterback in Matt Flynn, Expect Rice to put up a decent season this year and certainly out perform his current draft position.

Reggie Wayne - IND ADP: 77 overall, WR 30 3 votes

Jeff Haseley - Luck to Wayne. Luck to Wayne. I think we will see that quite often this year. Wayne has shown he can still be a high level wide receiver and so far in camp and preseason, Andrew Luck has utilized him a great deal. Wayne is an excellent WR3 who is capable of putting up WR2, if not WR1 numbers any given week.

Aaron Rudnicki - Wayne posted 75 receptions and nearly 1000 yards last year despite some of the worst QB play in the league. Based on what we saw from Cam Newton and Steve Smith last year, it seems way too premature to write off Wayne and this passing attack. He's not quite over the hill and should be the main focal point of the offense in Indianapolis. I expect a bounceback season and top-20 numbers from him.

Jason Wood - You would think Reggie Wayne was a 38-year old vet facing steep decline. He caught 75 yards for 960 yards and four touchdowns last year with a gaggle of horrible quarterbacks under center. He opted to re-sign this year and provide a steady influence on an otherwise young offensive unit. With Austin Collie suffering another concussion, and Pierre Garcon leaving for the Redskins, Wayne is all but guaranteed to be Andrew Luck's top target -- and Wayne should be among the top 10 in targets league wide.

Titus Young - DET ADP: 101 overall, WR 37 3 votes

Sigmund Bloom - Young got in a scuffle with Louis Delmas and was briefly dismissed from the team, but since then, he has been lights out in practices. He could develop into the designated deep threat while Calvin Johnson is hypnotizing defenses. The second-year player could step into Mike Wallace/DeSean Jackson territory this year with a quarterback like Matthew Stafford.

Ryan Hester - In 2011, Detroit threw four more passes than the team that threw the second-most (New Orleans) and 54 more than the team that threw the third-most (New England). Calvin Johnson often can't be stopped even when he's double-teamed, and after last season's monster numbers, Johnson should command even more attention. Opposite Johnson, Nate Burleson had a sneaky-good -- albeit inconsistent -- seasons with 73 catches, 757 yards, and three touchdowns. Meanwhile, in limited action, Young hauled in six touchdowns. Last season, Burleson received 57% of the 194 targets that went to this pair. This season, with Young maturing and Burleson aging, I expect Young to get at least two-thirds of those targets this season. And he'll do a lot with them. It's clear whose arrow is pointing in the right direction.

Matt Waldman - Young has the open field skill that is almost as electric as DeSean Jackson, but with more power. The Lions wide receiver demonstrated some early rapport with Matthew Stafford during his rookie year and this offseason the former Boise State receiver has been dominant in practices. If Calvin Johnson does what 's considered normal for him, Titus Young will see a lot of open field to operate and that's going to make him a receiver capable of 900-1100 yards and 7-9 touchdowns. I think he's a far safer bet than Santonio Holmes, Greg Little, Darrius Heyward Bey, Malcom Floyd, Denarius Moore, Robert Meachem, and even Kenny Britt. That's seven players that are currently leaving the board before him.

Justin Blackmon - JAX ADP: 98 overall, WR 35 2 votes

Steve Holloway - Justin Blackmon has two factors that greatly lowered his ADP. He was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars that have Blaine Gabbert as their quarterback and he had an incident with the law shortly after the draft. I believe that his talent is sufficient that he can overcome poor quarterback play and be productive. I believe that he will never again provide the value that he will in this year's drafts.

Marc Levin - The WR43 in 2011 was Deion Branch, who scored 100 standard fantasy points and 151 in PPR leagues. Not since 2005 has there been no rookie WR who reached at least 100 standard fantasy points (Reggie Brown had 81.6 in 2005 as the leading rookie WR that year). In 8 of the past 10 years, multiple rookies eclipse that number. Since 2002, the top fantasy rookie WR has averaged 144 fantasy points every year, with that number trending upwards in recent years (4 of the top-10, 8 of the top-20, and 23 of the top-50 rookie WR performances of the last 10 years occurred in years 2009-2011). Owners can debate the situation Blackmon enters as much as they want, but based on the trends, he has a good probability to finish well above WR43 numbers.

Antonio Brown - PIT ADP: 65 overall, WR 25 2 votes

Jeff Haseley - I see a confidence in Brown that I saw at times last year. It looks like he has turned the corner as a consistent offensive threat. I expect Mike Wallace to return, but can see Brown being the receiver of choice for Ben Roethlisberger and the Steelers. If he finds the end zone more frequently, he can be a Top 15 wide receiver.

Ryan Hester - At the conclusion of the 2011 season, Brown -- not Mike Wallace -- was the apple of Ben Roethlisberger's eye. Brown's route-running for a second-year player was phenomenal. Brown is also in OTAs building rapport with Roethlisberger as they both learn Todd Haley's new offense while Wallace is at home unhappy about his contract situation. Brown's weakness last season was getting open in the red zone (which resulted in just two touchdowns). Entering his third year, he should progress in that area. He's also explosive enough on catch-and-run plays two score more than twice from outside the 20 alone. Expect the TDs to come back to the "mean" in an upward fashion for Brown. Most 1,100-yard WRs have more than two receiving scores.

Marques Colston - NO ADP: 47 overall, WR 16 2 votes

Andy Hicks - There is a lot to be concerned about with the New Orleans Saints this year, but while Drew Brees is under center, Marques Colston will be a very productive player. One of the most consistent receivers over the last 6 years he can be relied upon to fall into that bottom WR1, top WR2 area of receivers. The departure of Robert Meachem just opens up the opportunity for more targets and Colston should once again be a solid option after the elite guys are gone.

Steve Holloway - Colston averaged over 9 targets per game last year for the Saints, who allowed Robert Meachem to leave via free agency. Although Drew Brees is known to spread the ball around, Colston and Jimmy Graham will be his primary targets this season. With significant player losses on the defensive side and an entirely new defensive system, the offense will again be asked to carry the team. Colston has averaged 1,080 yards per season over the last three and increased his yardage last year, even while missing two games. He should be slightly more productive this year and finished as #10 wide receiver last year.

A.J. Green - CIN ADP: 25 overall, WR 6 2 votes

Heath Cummings - Green is my second favorite receiver in dynasty formats behind Calvin Johnson. He struggled a little early in the year with concentration, but he is one of the few receivers you can just throw it up to, when everyone knows you're going to, and he still comes down with the ball. Defensive backs do not have a chance against him in jump ball situations. I'd be thrilled to land Green in the second round as my WR1.

Jason Wood - Green was amazing last year, and there's no reason he can't take the next step forward. I believe what my eyes are telling me, and they say Green is right alongside Calvin Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald and Andre Johnson as the most physically gifted, complete receivers in the league. As long as Andy Dalton doesn't regress much, Green should take the final step into the elite tier at his position.

Darrius Heyward-Bey - OAK ADP: 103 overall, WR 38 2 votes

Andy Hicks - The connection Darrius Heyward-Bey and Carson Palmer had at the end of 2011 whets the appetite for this year. They cannot continue in excess of a 100 yards a game for Heyward-Bey, but the rapport is clearly there. A full off season together and bigger fitness doubts on the other receivers means he is heavily underrated this year and at worst a WR2 option.

Aaron Rudnicki - The Raiders passing attack should be in better hands than it's been for awhile thanks to the presence of Carson Palmer and Heyward-Bey looks like the player most likely to benefit. After being written off as a bust too early by quite a few observers, he finished 2011 strong and is a clear breakout candidate for 2012. Denarius Moore was expected to emerge as the primary target but he has been sidelined by hamstring injuries and that should leave even more targets for Heyward-Bey when the season starts.

Brandon Marshall - CHI ADP: 30 overall, WR 9 2 votes

Ryan Hester - During his time in Denver, a young and somewhat raw Marshall was among the league's best receivers with Jay Cutler as his quarterback. In Miami, he matured (on the field at least) as a receiver and still managed to put up nice numbers despite a lousy quarterback situation. Now Marshall can finally put together the top-flight QB with the receiver skills he has developed. He has top-five potential at the position.

Jason Wood - Remember two things. One, offensive coordinator Mike Tice invented the "Randy Ratio." Two, Brandon Marshall exceeded 100 receptions in each of his two seasons with Jay Cutler. Marshall needs only stay healthy to be a PPR beast this year, and push for Top 5 value.

Robert Meachem - SD ADP: 87 overall, WR 31 2 votes

Marc Levin - While it is true that Meachem did not finish either 2010 or 2011 as a fantasy relevant WR, he enters 2012 in a much different situation. Instead of being the third or fourth -- at best -- option for Drew Brees in New Orleans, he is the presumptive #1 WR threat for Philip Rivers in San Diego. Instead of seeing 55 targets (his career target average), he will likely see 100-125. That alone should propel him to a better finish than WR32 in PPR leagues.

Mark Wimer - I like Meachem as a third fantasy wide receiver on your roster right now, with possible #1 fantasy wide receiver potential. The broken ankle Vincent Brown recently suffered solidifies Meachem as the clear-cut #1 in San Diego for the start of regular season - I think he'll justify that spot on the depth chart and produce solid fantasy numbers for his owners. He's got lots of value as the 32nd wide receiver off the board.

Randy Moss - SF ADP: 121 overall, WR 44 2 votes

Mike Brown - Some people have whiskey. Others have gambling. I have Randy Moss. I don't care how long it's been, or how bad he looked, or how uninspired he appeared. As long as he is in uniform on a football field, I will always remember what he is capable of. We haven't heard stories about money troubles, so the only reason I can see why he'd return to play is hunger. And a hungry Randy Moss can still do damage if he wants to. Come on, do you really want to draft Lance Moore when you can have Randy Moss instead?

Jeff Pasquino - Randy Moss is back - but is he better than ever? That's the question. I think that Moss will come to play this year as he is on a title contender in San Francisco. Did he have issues in the past? Absolutely - but until I see otherwise I will give one of the best wide receivers ever in the NFL the benefit of the doubt. I expect him to start for the 49ers and put up WR3 fantasy level stats in 2012.

Torrey Smith - BAL ADP: 71 overall, WR 28 2 votes

Jeff Pasquino - The Ravens may have finally found their deep threat in Torrey Smith, who came on strong down the stretch to finish in the Top 25 wide receivers last year. Smith will start opposite of Anquan Boldin, a veteran who is much better on shorter routes and working as a possession receiver. Smith has great prospects for this year and years to come with the big arm of Joe Flacco in Baltimore. Look for lots of targets, especially long throws, for Smith and a strong second season.

Mark Wimer - Torrey Smith had a fine rookie campaign, and in my opinion he is set to take over as the top receiver for Joe Flacco during the coming campaign. He's got plenty of room to improve his game, and he's already a dangerous deep threat - I expect a breakout year from Smith that should vault him into the top ten among wide receivers. Smith should do much better than his current #28 ADP indicates - don't be scared off by his minor ankle injury, he'd be playing if this were regular season.

Nate Washington - TEN ADP: 108 overall, WR 40 2 votes

Chris Smith - Washington is destined to be the top receiver in Tennessee once again in 2012. Everyone is focused on Britt but he has had only marginal fantasy success and coming off of an injury that he is having trouble shaking. He also needs to improve his day-to-day effort to become an elite receiver so for at least one more season, Washington is the player to target.

Mark Wimer - Kenny Britt is ailing and has missed OTAs and likely will miss all of training camp (and then start season on suspension thanks to his DUI on Fort Campbell, KY, July 20), while youngster Kendall Wright is working to get up to speed at the NFL level. Washington played well whether Matt Hasselbeck or Jake Locker was throwing the football, and posted the first 1,000+ yards-receiving campaign of his career last season (121 targets for 74/1,023/7 receiving). Washington should maintain a high level of production in his current situation and should exceed his current ADP by a lot - he's a great value right now.

Miles Austin - DAL ADP: 62 overall, WR 23 1 vote

Bob Magaw - Austin's lackluster, injury-marred 2012 season mirrored, and was partly responsible for, a disappointing year for the Cowboys in which they failed to make the playoffs. Like the sales profession, the NFL is an eminently "what have you done for me lately" business, and fantasy football's collective memory is notoriously short. It is easy to forget that, when at his best, Austin is one of the most complete WRs in the league, can beat opposing secondaries in a variety of ways, and is extremely dangerous in the open field once he has the ball in his hands. QB Tony Romo is still in his prime, and opposing secondaries will be distracted by the likes of Dez Bryant and Jason Witten, as well as DeMarco Murray.

Anquan Boldin - BAL ADP: 97 overall, WR 34 1 vote

Chris Smith - Most leagues are fantasy points per game driven (head to head games) and in those leagues, Boldin is an out-right steal where he is going. Sure he may miss a few games but the underrated Joe Flacco will get the ball to him often and he will put up consistent starting fantasy receiver statistics when he is healthy. That is all I want for my roster and you can get him in the mid rounds of your fantasy draft.

Dwayne Bowe - KC ADP: 55 overall, WR 20 1 vote

Aaron Rudnicki - We already saw Bowe's upside back in 2010 when he posted 15 touchdowns. Those numbers were obviously not sustainable and he only posted 5 in 2011, but his reception and yardage numbers were still among the best in the league. He missed some time during a holdout but should have enough time to get up to speed and rekindle his great chemistry with Matt Cassel. The only reason he can be had this late is because the receiver position is so deep this year, but he's probably a top-15 WR and low-end WR1.

Kenny Britt - TEN ADP: 95 overall, WR 32 1 vote

Sigmund Bloom - You have to hit big on some mid-round picks to win your league, and Britt in the seventh looks like the kind of risk that is worth taking to achieve that goal. Britt will likely miss some early games due to suspension, and his three knee surgeries could additionally slow him early, but he played on a transcendent level before tearing his ACL last year. He has demonstrated top 5 upside, and that is hard to find outside of the top 4-5 rounds, even with a good helping of risk on the side.

Michael Crabtree - SF ADP: 112 overall, WR 41 1 vote

Bob Magaw - Crabtree hasn't fulfilled his formidable potential as a former top ten overall selection. Between an ill-advised rookie holdout, multiple foot injuries (since healed) and last years labor issues, this will be the first time in his career that he will get to work on timing and rapport with incumbent QB Alex Smith over a full off-season and training camp. The 49ers added more talented supporting cast receivers to Crabtree and freakishly athletic TE Vernon Davis, both in free agency (ex-Giant WR Mario Manningham and Randy Moss) and the draft (first round WR A.J. Jenkins). He lacks breakaway speed, but has the short area quickness, strong hands and basketball player's knack for positioning (recruited by Bobby Knight) to be an elite possession WR.

Victor Cruz - NYG ADP: 32 overall, WR 10 1 vote

Mark Wimer - The spring injury to Hakeem Nicks's foot opens the door for Cruz to become Eli Manning's favorite target. Cruz is already an explosive, exciting player - if he can convert more of his targets into receptions during 2012, he could easily challenge for a top-three finish at his position this year.

Eric Decker - DEN ADP: 68 overall, WR 27 1 vote

Chris Smith - Somebody in Denver is going to become Peyton Manning's favorite receiver and at this time it looks like Eric Decker is going to win that race. Over time I expect Demaryius Thomas to emerge as the top player but that may be for 2013 fantasy football. For this year, Decker is the better value and is going a round or two later.

DeSean Jackson - PHI ADP: 64 overall, WR 24 1 vote

Andy Hicks - The contract dispute clearly affected Desean Jacksons play in 2011. I'll give him the benefit of the doubt and assume he will play more like his 2009/10 self than last years guy. He'll need touchdowns to exceed his current ADP and with the Eagles offense reasonably stable, he should be a good bet to get 6 or more in 2012. Big play receivers like him are quite often more valuable than the guys who are more consistent.

Vincent Jackson - TB ADP: 61 overall, WR 22 1 vote

Steve Holloway - Vincent Jackson has been effective, but not highly targeted through his career with the Chargers. He had the most targets in his seven year career a year ago and still only managed 114. He has only topped 60 catches twice but he has three top twelve finishes. This is because he has always been good down the field and around the goal line. Most expect that his team will run the ball early and often, but I expect Jackson to set career highs for targets, receptions and yards this season and he could score double digit TDs for the first time.

Steve Johnson - BUF ADP: 67 overall, WR 26 1 vote

Mark Wimer - Steve Johnson plays for an offense on the rise (Buffalo) with an improving, young quarterback who loves to throw him the football. I'd be shocked to see him below the top 15 at his position by year's end.

Greg Little - CLE ADP: 119 overall, WR 43 1 vote

Mike Brown - I may have been a year early on Little. I had thought he would break out big-time a year ago and become the clear go-to guy for Cleveland in the passing game. Well, he wasn't terrible but he also wasn't start-worthy in many leagues. The offseason news on Little has been overwhelmingly positive, and he's the kind of player who has the potential to turn a good fantasy draft into a championship one by providing WR1 value for a WR3 price tag.

Jeremy Maclin - PHI ADP: 60 overall, WR 21 1 vote

Jeff Pasquino - The Eagles have a high-powered passing game, and Jeremy Maclin is often overshadowed by the mercurial DeSean Jackson. Maclin is the steady performer, racking up more catches and yards on a consistent basis for Philadelphia. Jackson is the home run hitter who doesn't always connect every week, making Maclin the safer fantasy WR2. Maclin started slowly last year due to health issues but came on strong, and most reports have him ready and excelling already before training camp. He represents big upside as the most likely top target in a high powered Philadelphia offense this year.

Lance Moore - NO ADP: 115 overall, WR 42 1 vote

Jeff Pasquino - With Robert Meachem gone to San Diego, Lance Moore has a great chance to step up and get even more of a workload in New Orleans. After Marques Colston and Jimmy Graham, Moore could be the third highest targeted Saint, which is no small matter when it comes to Drew Brees and the New Orleans passing attack. The Saints love to throw the ball and Brees is the most accurate and prolific passer in the NFL -- and possibly of all time. Moore has huge upside and comes very cheaply later in fantasy drafts this year.

Jordy Nelson - GB ADP: 34 overall, WR 12 1 vote

Heath Cummings - Nelson finished second amongst all receivers in fantasy points last season and he's right in the middle of the prime of his career. He surpassed Greg Jennings last season, and while their ADP suggests that will revert back in 2012, I don't agree. What his ADP does tell me is you could take him just about any time in the third round, but he won't be there if you're in my league.

Hakeem Nicks - NYG ADP: 33 overall, WR 11 1 vote

Aaron Rudnicki - Although Victor Cruz had the breakout season last year, it is Nicks who should truly be considered the #1 option on the Giants. His ADP took a hit following the foot injury earlier this offseason, but it looks like he's healthy and should be ready to go when the season opens. There's a large group of receivers after Calvin Johnson who could be considered the 2nd best fantasy option and I'd take my chances with Nicks or almost anyone else who was being drafted this late.

Demaryius Thomas - DEN ADP: 51 overall, WR 18 1 vote

Bob Magaw - Thomas was a raw prospect coming out of the medieval Georgia Tech passing attack, and did little to quite dissenters in an injury filled rookie campaign. He unexpectedly burst onto the NFL scene in his second season after suffering a ruptured Achilles tendon in the off-season, and despite having to work with the passing challenged Tim Tebow. Thomas has everything you could look for in a breakout WR prospect... size, strength, speed, quickness, hops, hands, athleticism and spectacular RAC ability (witness the overtime game winner in the playoffs against the Steelers). On the bonus plan, he could fortuitously become Peyton Manning's primary receiving weapon.

Mike Wallace - PIT ADP: 48 overall, WR 17 1 vote

Marc Levin - Wallace came off a top-5 finish in 2010 to put up a top-10 finish in 2011. And 2011was a down year for his quarterback, who played on one foot for several games. This year, a healthy Ben Roethlisberger and a new offensive coordinator who is vertical minded should mean improvement for Wallace and a possible return to top-5 status. Owners who were scared by his holdout depressed his ADP, which means good value for owners drafting now. Before the holdout lasted this long, I would have selected Wallace above all WRs except Calvin Johnson, Andre Johnson, Larry Fitzgerald, and Wes Welker (in a PPR). Consequently, I see a late 4th/early 5th round ADP as tremendous value.

Mike Williams - TB ADP: 138 overall, WR 47 1 vote

Bob Magaw - Like QB Josh Freeman, Williams fell victim to the same general funk in 2011 that tarnished a sensational 2010. Will his career unfold like Michael Clayton 2.0 (after a phenomenal rookie season, the once promising former Buc inexplicably but inexorably spiraled down into mediocrity and obscurity, never to recapture his initial spark)? Parallel to hope for Freeman, a better supporting cast and surrounding talent could be a rising tide that lifts all boats in Tampa Bay. Williams won't see double teams opposite Vincent Jackson, and could benefit from a more competent ground game. His 11 receiving TDs in 2010 weren't just a Bucs rookie mark, but a franchise record.

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