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Breakout WR Candidates for 2008

Postby Ed4252 » Sat Jul 21, 2007 11:23 am

I'm interested in hearing what people have to say about the WRs that could breakout in 2008 (according to the 3 year rule):

This could be a good thread for owners that are looking to stash WRs entering their 2nd year in dynasty leagues that have "taxi squads"


Take a look at this list from the 2004 nfl draft:
Rd Sel# Player Pos. School
1 3 Larry Fitzgerald WR Pittsburgh
1 7 Roy Williams WR Texas
1 9 Reggie Williams WR Washington
1 13 Lee Evans WR Wisconsin
1 15 Michael Clayton WR Louisiana State
1 29 Michael Jenkins WR Ohio State
1 31 Rashaun Woods WR Oklahoma State
2 50 Devery Henderson WR Louisiana State
2 54 Darius Watts WR Marshall
2 62 Keary Colbert WR Southern California
3 77 Derrick Hamilton WR Clemson
3 78 Bernard Berrian WR Fresno State
3 82 Devard Darling WR Washington State
4 99 Carlos Francis WR Texas Tech
4 105 Samie Parker WR Oregon
4 108 Jerricho Cotchery WR North Carolina State
4 120 Ernest Wilford WR Virginia Tech
5 134 Johnnie Morant WR Syracuse
5 149 Maurice Mann WR Nevada
5 157 D.J. Hackett WR Colorado
5 163 Drew Carter WR Ohio State
5 164 P.K. Sam WR Florida State
6 168 Jamaar Taylor WR Texas A&M
6 171 Triandos Luke WR Alabama
6 195 Jeris McIntyre WR Auburn
6 199 Clarence Moore WR Northern Arizona
7 206 Mark Jones WR Tennessee
7 211 Sloan Thomas WR Texas
7 214 Jonathan Smith WR Georgia Tech
7 216 Patrick Crayton WR N.W. Oklahoma
7 244 Derek Abney WR Kentucky



and you'll notice a quite a few WRs that could be WR4 or better in 12 team dynasty leagues: Fitz/Roy Williams/Reggie Williams/Evans/Clayton(?)/Devery/Berrian/Cotchery/Hackett/Drew Carter. The 2004 nfl draft was a good year for WRs though.

Who are your picks from the 2006 draft that could be WR4 or better and then ones that could breakout and produce 1000+yard seasons?

Rd Sel# Player Pos. School
1 25 Santonio Holmes WR Ohio State
2 36 Chad Jackson WR Florida
2 44 Sinorice Moss WR Miami
2 52 Greg Jennings WR Western Michigan
3 78 Travis Wilson WR Oklahoma
3 82 Derek Hagan WR Arizona State
3 84 Brandon Williams WR Wisconsin
3 90 Maurice Stovall WR Notre Dame
3 95 Willie Reid WR Florida State
4 103 Brad Smith WR Missouri
4 104 Cory Rodgers WR Texas Christian
4 109 Jason Avant WR Michigan
4 111 Demetrius Williams WR Oregon
4 119 Brandon Marshall WR Central Florida
4 125 Skyler Green WR Louisiana State
4 130 Domenik Hixon WR Akron
5 144 Marques Hagans WR Virginia
5 147 Jeremy Bloom WR Colorado
6 171 Mike Hass WR Oregon State
6 172 Jonathan Orr WR Wisconsin
6 184 Adam Jennings WR Fresno State
6 190 Jeff Webb WR San Diego State
6 193 Reggie McNeal WR Texas A&M
7 218 Todd Watkins WR Brigham Young
7 231 Bennie Brazell WR Louisiana State
7 233 Devin Aromashodu WR Auburn
7 249 Ben Obomanu WR Auburn
7 251 David Anderson WR Colorado State
7 252 Marques Colston WR Hofstra
7 255 Kevin McMahan WR Maine
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Colston





Santonio
Jennings
Marshall
S Moss(Toomer gone soon?)
T Wilson(no real competion for the WR#2 spot for CLE except Jurevicius)
Hagan
Stovall
Brad Smith
Demetrius
Domenik Hixon are candidates that I believe could be WR4 or better in 2008 in 12 team leagues.

What are your thoughts on Chad Jackson's situation? Moss and Stallworth are both signed for one-year. Is it likely NE will keep both of them after this year? If he shows the Patriots that he's recovered from the ACL injury mid-season, next year might be his shot.
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Re: Breakout WR Candidates for 2008

Postby bigrob28 » Sat Jul 21, 2007 11:28 am

i would say g.jennings, d.williams, b. marshall and colsten
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Re: Breakout WR Candidates for 2008

Postby bobbing_headz » Sat Jul 21, 2007 1:58 pm

The 3rd year WR theory is a bunch of bs. Out of that list theres Holmes and that's it. I would say Moss but Smith is better than him on NY. Colston has already broken out so he doesn't count. I'd say maybe Demetrius Williams but with a very big maybe.
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Re: Breakout WR Candidates for 2008

Postby sportsaddict » Sat Jul 21, 2007 9:25 pm

All I know is Brad Smith will be huge if he gets a shot this year in NY. As a longtime Mizzou fan I had the pleasure to watch one of the best athletes Missouri had in a long time and he was truly unbelievable. I can't wait to see how he does this year as he should finally be getting a shot to be the WR3.
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Re: Breakout WR Candidates for 2008

Postby StudentOfTheGame » Sat Jul 21, 2007 9:57 pm

There are a ton of WRs with the talent to break out, but it's all about the circumstances, and Calvin Johnson is clearly the most talented guy in the best situation.

Pass happy offense, not a bad schedule, lines up opposite of Roy Williams.....I see him putting up Colston numbers at the very least.
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Re: Breakout WR Candidates for 2008

Postby steelerfan513 » Sun Jul 22, 2007 12:45 am

Call me a homer, but watch out for Holmes. He had over 800 yards last year even when he spent part of the season as the team's #3 or #4 receiver. I like him as a WR3 for this year.

Colston obviously.

I'd also look out for Derek Hagan, Brandon Marshall, Maurice Stovall, and Greg Jennings.
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Re: Breakout WR Candidates for 2008

Postby Dhark » Sun Jul 22, 2007 10:34 am

I didn't see Mark Clayton on your list, he certainly deserves to be. He should beat out Mason for the #1 spot this year and meshed well w/ McNair last year. I think we will see a big year out of him. I think he is on alot of peoples sleeper lists this year.
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Re: Breakout WR Candidates for 2008

Postby The Lung » Wed Aug 08, 2007 9:53 pm

I like Denver WR Domenik Hixon as a deep sleeper, as Rod Smith, Brandon Marshall, and Brandon Stokley can't seem to get healthy. I'll be watching for Hixon against the San Francisco 49ers on Monday night. ;-D
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Re: Breakout WR Candidates for 2008

Postby Calyxes » Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:02 pm

I like Braylon Edwards this year to step it up a notch ;-D
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Re: Breakout WR Candidates for 2008

Postby FF Newbie » Wed Aug 08, 2007 11:03 pm

The Lung wrote:I like Denver WR Domenik Hixon as a deep sleeper, as Rod Smith, Brandon Marshall, and Brandon Stokley can't seem to get healthy. I'll be watching for Hixon against the San Francisco 49ers on Monday night. ;-D

Now THAT is how you pick a deep sleeper! ;-D
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