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Fantasy Wide Receiver Rankings 55-51
#55 Greg Jennings
The NFL veteran had himself a strong season last year in Minnesota, grabbing 804 yards on the year. It’s still a mystery on who will be the Vikings starting QB this season, but both are solid in the pocket and can hit Jennings extensively. Jennings is a very consistent catch and will be a solid receiver for any fantasy team.
Connor Ferguson – @cfchangs9
#54 Jarret Boykin
The door opened for Boykin last year with injuries to the Green Bay WR corps. He put his foot in it and now with the James Jones off to Oakland he has squeezed into the room. However, I warn that he is still not out of danger as the Packers drafted Davante Adams in the second round. If he can hold onto the #3 WR spot, he has a chance to put up good numbers. Watch the preseason position battle and if Boykin holds his spot he is a capable backup WR.
Chuck Amspacher – @
#53 Danny Amendola
There is a phrase my high school basketball coach used a lot: it was “if ‘ifs’ and ‘buts’ were candy and nuts we would all have a merry Christmas.” This is the best way to describe this player. If he can stay healthy, because he has missed over 25% of games since he has entered the NFL. If he finds a place in a crowded receiving core for the New England Patriots will be a big if. Oh yeah, and if he can find the end zone more than two times like he did a year ago. But if he can do all these things he might be in store for a breakout year like we all thought he was last year. Like I was saying at the beginning, there are a lot of ifs and buts. I guess we will see what kind of Christmas his owners will have!
Mike Fabber – @
#52 Rueben Randle
With Hakeem Nicks removed from the Big Blue and Odell Beckham Jr. troubled with hamstring issues, third year receiver Rueben Randle is in a prime position to run away with WR2 duties. One of the toughest jobs that a WR is called to do is to come across the middle, and Randle does this with ease. He can slip through and juke defenders to tack on extra yardage beyond the catch. Generally the third year is when receivers become breakout candidates and Randle has the toughness and tenacity to fit that mold; just ask the Eagles when they come to visit the Meadowlands (2 TD every year). What holds him back is his reception to target ratio. In 2013, he was targeted 80 times, but only reeled in 41 of them. Whether or not Eli Manning is to blame, this ratio needs to change in order to see Randle’s name on draft day.
Casey Bowman – @
#51 Doug Baldwin
Baldwin has been a pleasant surprise in the NFL since joining the defending Champs as an UDFA out of Stanford three seasons ago. The Seahawks have drafted and/or brought in free agents every year since to take his starting slot, but none of them has been able to keep #89 off the field. Baldwin went for double-digit points in four of the last eight weeks of the season, good enough to be a solid #2 WR during those weeks. Greatest strength: Seahawks best vertical threat last season, leading the team in vertical targets (32). Biggest weakness: Seattle is still a run-first, ball-control offense, to enable that nasty defense to take over games. His opportunities will not be as frequent as they would be in a different offensive system.
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