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Postby Triplec223 » Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:11 pm

So I've tried to get a list every year of wideouts who have the best potential to break out. Guys you draft as your WR3 or WR4 who end up being top-20 at their position (Braylon Edwards 2 seasons ago, Antonio Bryant last year, etc.). They don't always have to be youngsters or 3rd year guys, but that group seems to have the most breakout stars every year.

Anyway, here are some guys that I'm high on and will be rolling with in the late rounds:

+ designates 3rd year rule (adhere to at your own risk)
^ designates rookie

Santonio Holmes
+Anthony Gonzalez
+Sidney Rice
+Tedd Ginn, Jr.
DeSean Jackson
+Robert Meachem
Domenik Hixon
+Steve Breaston
Mark Bradley
+Steve Smith (NYG)
^Hakeem Nicks
+James Jones
Mark Clayton
+Craig "Buster" Davis (not sure about him, way too many mouths to feed in SD)
^Michael Crabtree

This list is VERY incomplete. I'll add more as they come to mind, but SUGGESTIONS ARE ALSO WELCOME!!
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Re: WR Sleepers...

Postby Triplec223 » Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:13 pm

Already thought of one: Mark Bradley (KC Chiefs). Had some productives games last year w/ Tyler Thigpen at the helm, so hopefully that will translate to bigger numbers with Cassel throwing the ball.
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Re: WR Sleepers...

Postby BGbootha » Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:18 pm

Donnie Avery, is another one who showed some great games and is sitting at 7.05 ADP.

Harry Douglas, ATL is one that may surprise some people.

Miles Austin, just not sure Roy Williams will be the go to guy in DAL.

Someone in NYG...not sure who it is, but Eli will have to through to someone.
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Re: WR Sleepers...

Postby Dan Lambskin » Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:20 pm

Nate Burleson
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Postby BGbootha » Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:24 pm

Dan Lambskin wrote:Nate Burleson


I almost put him in my list, the only thing that worries me about any SEA receiver is simply the number of quality WRs in SEA.

Housh, Burleson, Branch, Butler and Carlson with Greg Knapp vowing to run the ball more. Without an injury I don't see any (including Housh) finishing in the top 20 fantasy WR.
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Re: WR Sleepers...

Postby bungle613 » Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:28 pm

I have an issue with the term "sleeper" but won't get into that...

Vastly undervalued...

Justin Gage - WR, TEN
Michael Jenkins - WR, ATL

Pure sleepers... (but most around here know about them very well)

Earl Bennett - WR, CHI
Pierrre Garcon - WR, IND
Jarett Dillard - WR, JAX
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Re: WR Sleepers...

Postby Dawinner127 » Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:39 pm

Chris Henry, WR, Cincinnati. Tremendous talent, hopefully he can keep his head straight like he has so far. When this guys on the field, the sky is the limit for him. Hopefully he beats out Coles for the WR2 spot in Cincinnati and shows everyone he's the real deal.
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Re: WR Sleepers...

Postby LeBron James » Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:35 pm

BGbootha wrote:Donnie Avery, is another one who showed some great games and is sitting at 7.05 ADP.

Harry Douglas, ATL is one that may surprise some people.

Miles Austin, just not sure Roy Williams will be the go to guy in DAL.

Someone in NYG...not sure who it is, but Eli will have to through to someone.


That's why I am targeting Hakeem Nicks, hopefully he will be that guy.
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Re: WR Sleepers...

Postby Dawinner127 » Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:37 pm

LeBron James wrote:
BGbootha wrote:Donnie Avery, is another one who showed some great games and is sitting at 7.05 ADP.

Harry Douglas, ATL is one that may surprise some people.

Miles Austin, just not sure Roy Williams will be the go to guy in DAL.

Someone in NYG...not sure who it is, but Eli will have to through to someone.


That's why I am targeting Hakeem Nicks, hopefully he will be that guy.

Domenik Hixon - extremely high on him for the Gmen.
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Re: WR Sleepers...

Postby bungle613 » Tue Aug 04, 2009 4:54 pm

Dawinner127 wrote:
LeBron James wrote:
BGbootha wrote:Donnie Avery, is another one who showed some great games and is sitting at 7.05 ADP.

Harry Douglas, ATL is one that may surprise some people.

Miles Austin, just not sure Roy Williams will be the go to guy in DAL.

Someone in NYG...not sure who it is, but Eli will have to through to someone.


That's why I am targeting Hakeem Nicks, hopefully he will be that guy.

Domenik Hixon - extremely high on him for the Gmen.


I like Hixon quite a bit as well but he will never be an elite NFL WR. He should have a very good, very long NFL career.
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