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WR Pierre Garcon - San Francisco 49ers

5-11, 210Born: 8-8-1986College: Mount UnionDrafted: Round 6

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Summary

Garcon could hardly have landed in a better situation after free agency. He goes back quite far with new coach Kyle Shanahan; the two were paired in Washington over 2012-13, and Garcon managed 157 receptions on a staggering 248 targets across 26 games. (That extrapolates to a 16-game total of 96.6 catches.) Shanahan has always favored his X receiver noticeably, force-feeding the likes of Garcon, Andre Johnson, Julio Jones, Josh Gordon (briefly), and even Jabar Gaffney en route to hefty target totals. And in San Francisco, Garcon will be virtually the only game in town; no other NFL team can claim such middling receiver talent. Only ho-hum slotman Jeremy Kerley can project realistically beyond 80-90 targets, and even that's a semi-shaky proposition. All told, the pieces seem to be in place for another Garcon run at 90 receptions. One could argue that his quarterbacking will be suboptimal, but I'm optimistic that his volume will overwhelm any efficiency concerns en route to a PPR WR2 season. Brian Hoyer fits Shanahan's expectations well enough, and the West Coast QB can certainly deliver high-percentage short- and mid-range throws to the nine-year veteran Garcon. The best part is that, while his ADP has crept up a bit, he's still likely to be roundly drafted as a WR3. There's concern, of course, in such a (likely) putrid offense, but few leaguewide will dominate targets like Garcon projects to. (May 21)

FBG Staff Rankings

WR Redraft - 39, 24, 32, 34, 34, 36, 37, 37, 37, 40, 41, 42, 42, 43, 43, 45, 47, 57, 61
WR Redraft PPR - 38, 27, 32, 33, 34, 35, 36, 36, 37, 37, 38, 39, 41, 41, 42, 42, 43, 43, 47, 57, 61
Overall Redraft PPR - 86, 42
WR Dynasty - 65, 50, 53, 61, 63, 71, 82

Stats and Projections

YEARGRSHYDTDTARGRECYDTDFumL
2014 WAS 16 0 0 0 105 68 752 3
2015 WAS 16 0 0 0 111 72 777 6
2016 WAS 16 0 0 0 114 79 1041 3
2017 PROJ-Dodds 15 0 * * 68 * * *
2017 PROJ-Henry 16 0 * * 72 * * *
2017 PROJ-Wood 16 0 * * 70 * * *
2017 PROJ-Tremblay 16 0 * * 68 * * *

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Average Draft Position

Overall: 92
WR: 36
Overall-PPR: 90
WR-PPR: 37

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