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Which 3rd Year WRs are going to end the season as fantasy studs?

Poll ended at Fri Jun 12, 2009 9:35 pm

Calvin Johnson, Lions
54
30%
Dwayne Bowe, Chiefs
48
26%
Steve Breaston, Cardinals
15
8%
Anthony Gonzalez, Colts
39
21%
Ted Ginn, Jr., Dolphins
10
5%
Sidney Rice, Vikings
7
4%
Johnny Lee Higgins, Raiders
3
2%
Laurent Robinson, St. Louis
4
2%
Mike Walker, Jaguars
1
1%
Other
2
1%
 
Total votes : 183

2009 3rd Year Wide Receivers

Postby The Lung » Wed May 13, 2009 9:35 pm

We've all heard the adage surrounding 3rd year wide receivers: that after struggling in their first two years, many wide receivers finally "get it" and make the biggest strides in their third professional season. And surely, there's anecdotal evidence: Steve Smith, Plaxico Burress, Laveranues Coles, Braylon Edwards, Lance Moore, and even Terrell Owens are some household names that broke out in year three.

While some of this year's third-year wide receivers have already dropped some serious fantasy stats, who do you think is going to end the season as fantasy studs? Please vote for your top 4.
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Re: 2009 3rd Year Wide Receivers

Postby bungle613 » Wed May 13, 2009 9:42 pm

Yeah... I hope Calvin finally clicks and puts up some decent numbers! :-D ;-) :-b

Lung... must I vote for 5 OR just who I think will have some serious fantasy impact?
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Re: 2009 3rd Year Wide Receivers

Postby The Lung » Wed May 13, 2009 9:48 pm

bungle613 wrote:Lung... must I vote for 5 OR just who I think will have some serious fantasy impact?


Please note that I changed the poll to just 4.

Vote for all those who you think are going to have some serious fantasy impact. You don't have to use all 4 votes - if you don't see 4 fantasy studs on this list, then only vote for 3. (or less, if you are so inclined)
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Re: 2009 3rd Year Wide Receivers

Postby aaawall91 » Wed May 13, 2009 10:23 pm

We'll I read the description and I voted mostly towards those who would "make the biggest strides" in my mind.

And I got to vote for 5 NA NA NA NA :-D

I think the potential is there for all of them besides Mike Walker, JLH, and even Teddy G.

For all the rest of them I like the QB situation a ton...even Sage in Minny for Rice. Aside from Megatron and Detroit, who is talent alone will make him a stud if not already considered one.

The most interesting one to watch will be Minnesota. Rice, Berrian, Harvin, Shinacoe, Chester Taylor, AP (and the slew of mediocre WRing of Bobby Wade, Aundre Allison, and Glen Holt) all are capable of getting looks and touches it will be an interesting shake out With AP, Taylor, and Berrian and the top I think Rice would fit nicely as the 4th option in Minny if he makes the "strides" he needs to in this 3rd year and keep Harvin away.
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Re: 2009 3rd Year Wide Receivers

Postby Amazinz » Thu May 14, 2009 9:23 am

My other vote is for Steve Smith of the NYG.
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Re: 2009 3rd Year Wide Receivers

Postby steelerfan513 » Thu May 14, 2009 11:10 am

FYI Laurent Robinson got traded to the Rams.
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Re: 2009 3rd Year Wide Receivers

Postby The Lung » Thu May 14, 2009 11:48 am

steelerfan513 wrote:FYI Laurent Robinson got traded to the Rams.


What a stupid I am. :-B

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Re: 2009 3rd Year Wide Receivers

Postby LS2throwed » Thu May 14, 2009 11:50 am

I remember the good ol days when WR's used to break out during their 3rd season, now it seems to happen much sooner then that all the time...I have always been a huge fan of Sidney Rice, but injuries halted his progression, and not only that but the fact that they were trying to spend top dollar for a 31 year old WR means he's not where they thought he should be up to this point.


I still fully believe if he plays 15-16 games he can rack up double digit TD's, he's always been a great red zone WR especially when given chances, maybe his potential tops out as a Reggie Williams type of WR(who also had that one double digit TD season), but I'm not expecting him to be the all-around dominant WR I felt he could be coming out.


Laurent Robinson certainly has some talent, and getting him for free(basically) was even better, he shouldn't be overlooked at all...His style contrast with Avery, he's very athletic, it's just about staying on the field, but I think he could develop into a pretty dynamic #2 WR in the NFL and he'll get his chance..."Breaking Out" this year would be pushing it for him though, I'd expect some numbers similiar to Mark Bradley but not much more until his 2nd year in STL.
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Re: 2009 3rd Year Wide Receivers

Postby bungle613 » Thu May 14, 2009 12:04 pm

LS2throwed wrote:I remember the good ol days when WR's used to break out during their 3rd season, now it seems to happen much sooner then that all the time...I have always been a huge fan of Sidney Rice, but injuries halted his progression, and not only that but the fact that they were trying to spend top dollar for a 31 year old WR means he's not where they thought he should be up to this point.


I still fully believe if he plays 15-16 games he can rack up double digit TD's, he's always been a great red zone WR especially when given chances, maybe his potential tops out as a Reggie Williams type of WR(who also had that one double digit TD season), but I'm not expecting him to be the all-around dominant WR I felt he could be coming out.


Laurent Robinson certainly has some talent, and getting him for free(basically) was even better, he shouldn't be overlooked at all...His style contrast with Avery, he's very athletic, it's just about staying on the field, but I think he could develop into a pretty dynamic #2 WR in the NFL and he'll get his chance..."Breaking Out" this year would be pushing it for him though, I'd expect some numbers similiar to Mark Bradley but not much more until his 2nd year in STL.


I agree... I could only vote for 3 for break out seasons and I actually think I made a mistake. I can see Calvin taking a step back slightly if they put Stafford in right away.

It looks as though most have picked just the same 3 as I did.
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Re: 2009 3rd Year Wide Receivers

Postby deerayfan072 » Thu May 14, 2009 9:59 pm

Megatron and its not close IMO
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