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Is WR really that deep this year? (1 Viewer)

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Every time I try to formulate some type of draft strategy and start looking towards the later rounds I find myself confused as to how there could be so much potential at the WR position this late this year. I know I'm not alone here, so I wanted to create a topic to discuss this further. I'll essentially only be talking about WR3s and beyond, i.e, players being taken off the board as the 25th WR and later.

As a reference, I'll be using myfantasyleague's ADP rankings.

Cecil Shorts (WR33, 6th round)

Pros: Shorts came on strong in his sophomore year. Despite missing 2 games, he finished with a 55/979/7 state line, averaging 13.9 PPG (20th). He has big play ability (17.9 YPR) but is also consistent as he scored double digit points in 9 out of his 14 games. If healthy he seems like a solid WR2 with room to grow.

Cons: After MJD went down with a foot sprain last year JAC had to become more pass oriented. A lot of Shorts' production also came with Chad Henne at the helm whose not the projected starter this year.

Josh Gordon (WR34, 6th round)

Pros: Gordon put up impressive numbers in his rookie year (50/805/5) proving to be a potent vertical threat. Brandon Weedan also seems to have progressed this year which should naturally lead to Gordon improving on his rookie numbers. He clearly has tons of upside, which he has constantly flashed in preseason action.

Cons: He will be serving a two game suspension to kick off the season.

Miles Austin (WR35, 7th round)

Pros: He finally looks to be healthy and over the hamstring injury that hampered him for most of last year (66/943/7). He is also not very far reserved from a season in which he proved to have a WR1 ceiling.

Cons: Austin's durability has always been a huge problem and his WR1 role has been completely usurped by Dez who will undoubtedly command more targets.

Kenny Britt (WR37, 7th round)

Pros: He has all the makings of a WR1 and flashed this in 2011 before going down with tears to his ACL and MCL. Being two years removed from the injury helps, as it clearly slowed him down last year (45/589/3). Lastly, he's going to be looking to prove himself in the final year of his rookie contract.

Cons: Britt's risks are highlighted mostly by his inability to stay healthy and off field issues.

Chris Givens (WR51, 10th round)

Pros: Givens is one hell of a deep threat. Last year he broke the rookie record of most consecutive games with a 50+ yard catch and has continued to show his good rapport with Bradford and ability to beat people deep during preseason action.

Cons: Givens is still raw and has to work on his route running. There will also be more heads to feed in STL this year (Tavon Austin, Jared Cook).

These are just some of the names that come to mind but I am aware that it goes much deeper. I'd really like to hear everyone's opinions on who shouldn't be listed and who they also have in mind. Some of the aforementioned WRs do carry risk as projected WR3s but the upside seems to be equally as high or greater.

 
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Blackmon, if you don't mind him sitting on your bench for a while. And of course ty hilton. That dude is good. Just hoping he gets more snaps that dhb, he's much more talented.

 
WR40 - Anquan Boldin

With no Crabtree, it seems to me like Boldin should get a lot of targets and showed that he plenty of life left at the end of last season. Maybe someone can enlighten me as to why he isn't going higher.

 
WR40 - Anquan Boldin

With no Crabtree, it seems to me like Boldin should get a lot of targets and showed that he plenty of life left at the end of last season. Maybe someone can enlighten me as to why he isn't going higher.
I'm with you here. Sometimes you need to ask - who's gonna catch the ball? If Caep is to be such a great qb, it can't be all Vernon Davis, who honestly has teased more than he's delivered over the years. Boldin is their clear #1 without Crabtree, can get you TDs and while he won't break any records, I see him having his best year since he was with the Cards.

If you wait on WR I'd think he'd be a decent enough start assuming you have the advantage at other positions (went strong RB or took a QB OR Graham ).

 
Blackmon, if you don't mind him sitting on your bench for a while. And of course ty hilton. That dude is good. Just hoping he gets more snaps that dhb, he's much more talented.
The thing that worries me about Shorts and Blackmon is how much the situation is technically changing from last year. With MJD back and Gabbert under center the situation feels a bit more uncertain. I'd feel more comfortable with Henne under center even if Gabbert has progressed a bit.

As for Hilton I totally agree, they just need to use him as an every down player. DHB is still getting the nod over him, as Hilton is only being used in three/four wide sets.

WR40 - Anquan Boldin

With no Crabtree, it seems to me like Boldin should get a lot of targets and showed that he plenty of life left at the end of last season. Maybe someone can enlighten me as to why he isn't going higher.
I'm with you here. Sometimes you need to ask - who's gonna catch the ball? If Caep is to be such a great qb, it can't be all Vernon Davis, who honestly has teased more than he's delivered over the years. Boldin is their clear #1 without Crabtree, can get you TDs and while he won't break any records, I see him having his best year since he was with the Cards.

If you wait on WR I'd think he'd be a decent enough start assuming you have the advantage at other positions (went strong RB or took a QB OR Graham ).
Yeah I haven't heard much talk about Boldin but I totally agree with this assessment. Kaepernick has to throw and those receptions have to go somewhere. I think he could be a solid WR3 but doesn't carry the same kind of upside that some of the surrounding WRs carry in similar rounds.

 
How about Mike Williams? He finished with almost a 1,000 yards and 9 TDs last year and the situation is essentially unchanged this year.

 
Atmospheric River said:
How about Mike Williams? He finished with almost a 1,000 yards and 9 TDs last year and the situation is essentially unchanged this year.
Assuming that his ADP stays roughly the same, there is almost no doubt in my mind that I will take him at pick 89 or 92.

I may go as far as drafting Boldin at 72, which could be too high, but right now I see him at 87 in 10-team, non-PPR and the thought of Boldin and Williams in the 9th and 10th rounds makes me pretty excited.

 
Long Ball Larry said:
WR40 - Anquan Boldin

With no Crabtree, it seems to me like Boldin should get a lot of targets and showed that he plenty of life left at the end of last season. Maybe someone can enlighten me as to why he isn't going higher.
I'll try to give you my take on it, as I was faced with a Boldin vs. Britt decision last week and went with Britt's upside. Boldin is a solid pro, but his ceiling is limited and he's not a "sexy" pick. Nobody is going to put their fist through the table when you select Anquan Boldin. But if you are risk-averse want a dependable guy every week who in the end will give you 65/800/5, he's your man.

 
Long Ball Larry said:
WR40 - Anquan Boldin

With no Crabtree, it seems to me like Boldin should get a lot of targets and showed that he plenty of life left at the end of last season. Maybe someone can enlighten me as to why he isn't going higher.
I'll try to give you my take on it, as I was faced with a Boldin vs. Britt decision last week and went with Britt's upside. Boldin is a solid pro, but his ceiling is limited and he's not a "sexy" pick. Nobody is going to put their fist through the table when you select Anquan Boldin. But if you are risk-averse want a dependable guy every week who in the end will give you 65/800/5, he's your man.
That is a very reasonable expectation. But I guess I don't get why that is his ceiling. It seems to me like he's been kind of underutilized in Baltimore. As the number 1 option, I don't think that 80/1000/8 is unrealistic at all.

 
Long Ball Larry said:
WR40 - Anquan Boldin

With no Crabtree, it seems to me like Boldin should get a lot of targets and showed that he plenty of life left at the end of last season. Maybe someone can enlighten me as to why he isn't going higher.
I'll try to give you my take on it, as I was faced with a Boldin vs. Britt decision last week and went with Britt's upside. Boldin is a solid pro, but his ceiling is limited and he's not a "sexy" pick. Nobody is going to put their fist through the table when you select Anquan Boldin. But if you are risk-averse want a dependable guy every week who in the end will give you 65/800/5, he's your man.
That is a very reasonable expectation. But I guess I don't get why that is his ceiling. It seems to me like he's been kind of underutilized in Baltimore. As the number 1 option, I don't think that 80/1000/8 is unrealistic at all.
80 is a stretch, IMO. They still have to feed Vern the ball and this is still very much a run-first offense.

 
Boldin is definitely a bit of a wildcard. He was much better than a 65/800/5 guy in ARZ, but right at the end of his stay had his top-end limited by Fitz.

In BAL there was never a good WR in the run-and-play-D scheme, though when they showed they were desperate for playmaking, he was certainly there with it in last year's playoffs.

Obviously, Kaepernick isn't averse to locking onto his WR1 and force-feeding the ball to him...but will Boldin become that? We'll see, but I'd tentatively put my wager comfortably north of his BAL averages.

 
Also, he's been remarkably dependable, but he will be 33 when week 5 rolls around. I'd be curious to see how many starting WRs that age played a full 16 games. He plays such a punishing style too.

 
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To answer SSND's question in the OP, yes, I was amazed at WR depth this year. There was still decent talent to be had well into the 12th, 13th rounds of a 16-team league. I couldn't believe it.

 
Also, he's been remarkably dependable, but he will be 33 when week 5 rolls around. I'd be curious to see how many starting WRs that age played a full 16 games. He plays such a punishing style too.
I don't think that you are totally wrong to be skeptical, but he has averaged 15 games per season the past 4 years, whereas Britt has averaged 11 (just to cite your example above). I would like to know how many receivers had such a tepid first 4 seasons and suddenly exploded.

You are right that it is a question of ceiling vs. floor and dependability. I think that I would take my chance with the guy has proven it over and over again than on the many question marks of Britt.

 
That's a bit of a question, though. I think Boldin has an extremely difficult to figure ceiling in his role with SF.

ETA: I don't know what people were calling Crabtree's "ceiling" at this time last year, but I'll bet it was comfortably below the reality that played out.

 
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To clarify, I was saying that yes Britt probably does have a higher ceiling, but a much wider range of potential outcomes. Boldin has a narrower range of outcomes, I would say, and a higher floor.

 
Also, he's been remarkably dependable, but he will be 33 when week 5 rolls around. I'd be curious to see how many starting WRs that age played a full 16 games. He plays such a punishing style too.
I don't think that you are totally wrong to be skeptical, but he has averaged 15 games per season the past 4 years, whereas Britt has averaged 11 (just to cite your example above). I would like to know how many receivers had such a tepid first 4 seasons and suddenly exploded.

You are right that it is a question of ceiling vs. floor and dependability. I think that I would take my chance with the guy has proven it over and over again than on the many question marks of Britt.
I don't dispute any of that, but I should have pointed out that Britt is my 3rd or 4th WR. He'll likely only play due to injuries/byes/breakout.

 
Also, he's been remarkably dependable, but he will be 33 when week 5 rolls around. I'd be curious to see how many starting WRs that age played a full 16 games.
Looking down the list of all-time yardage leaders (which I don't think is inappropriate, since those kinds of compilers are the guys who keep playing, Boldin-style, late into their careers), it looks like the answer is: plenty.

 
To answer SSND's question in the OP, yes, I was amazed at WR depth this year. There was still decent talent to be had well into the 12th, 13th rounds of a 16-team league. I couldn't believe it.
I'm drafting 1.10 and 1.11 in my two snake leagues, and in both am seriously mulling over grabbing either Dez or AJ Green and then completely ignoring the WR position until at least the 7th or 8th round.

Frankly, I don't think there's a single name in the WR13-24 range whose upside outweighs his risk at his current ADP, yet between WR25-45 there are more guys that could plausibly finish with WR2-type stats than not IMO.

I'd have no problem at all, even in a start-3WR league, trotting out Dez plus any two of DeSean, Hilton, Shorts, Boldin, M. Austin, Gordon, and Tampa Mike, with another couple of those names on my bench.

 
To clarify, I was saying that yes Britt probably does have a higher ceiling, but a much wider range of potential outcomes. Boldin has a narrower range of outcomes, I would say, and a higher floor.
It could also come down to draft strategy. If you were to follow Mr. Irrelevant's strategy and planned on leaning on a late round WR you may be inclined to go with the more consistent guy with the higher floor. If however, your plan is to stash for byes/trade bait and etc., you're probably better off with the higher ceiling guy. I personally find myself chasing after the WRs with the perceived higher ceilings regardless.

 
Yeah, I was going to post something like (and RN alluded to it above), if I were to draft 2 WR in the first 2 or 3 rounds, then yeah, higher upside fliers might make more sense. I am currently looking at probably RB-RB-RB, then filling out a consistent stable of solid, if not spectacular, WR.

 
Michael Floyd/Andre Roberts - The injuries to Cooper and Mendenhall puts a damper on this situation a bit. But they are not going to be able to run the ball. I see all 3 WR getting lots of action.

I actually like most of the prospects to varying degrees until you get down to below 60 on the ADP list from OP. I like quite a few after that also.

12 teams 3WR = 36 There are well over 60 good WR prospects imo even with me expecting teams to run the ball a bit more in 2013 than they have been the last 3 seasons.

 
Atmospheric River said:
How about Mike Williams? He finished with almost a 1,000 yards and 9 TDs last year and the situation is essentially unchanged this year.
Assuming that his ADP stays roughly the same, there is almost no doubt in my mind that I will take him at pick 89 or 92.

I may go as far as drafting Boldin at 72, which could be too high, but right now I see him at 87 in 10-team, non-PPR and the thought of Boldin and Williams in the 9th and 10th rounds makes me pretty excited.
I definitely feel like Tampa Mike is flying under the radar. Ever since VJax arrived, stealing the attention of opposing defenses, he's fit into the WR2 role nicely.

 
How do you guys feel about Jennings this year? He's going around the same time as Shorts, so he's being drafted as a mid level WR3. I feel like we can apply the same logic we did with Boldin to Jennings here, as there aren't many mouths to feed in the passing game for MIN. The rookie Patterson has crazy talent but is still raw and Simpson has potential but has yet to put together a solid season. Ponder is clearly a major downgrade from Rodgers, but Jennings never had a RB like AP drawing so much attention from opposing defenses. Jennings isn't a freak, instead relying on his good hands and route running to excel so Ponder's weak arm strength may not be as detrimental to Jennings as it would be to a more vertical threat.

 
Jennings is almost dead to me. He is going to have to drop pretty damn far before I start to look at him. Ponder is a disaster.

 
How do you guys feel about Jennings this year? He's going around the same time as Shorts, so he's being drafted as a mid level WR3. I feel like we can apply the same logic we did with Boldin to Jennings here, as there aren't many mouths to feed in the passing game for MIN. The rookie Patterson has crazy talent but is still raw and Simpson has potential but has yet to put together a solid season. Ponder is clearly a major downgrade from Rodgers, but Jennings never had a RB like AP drawing so much attention from opposing defenses. Jennings isn't a freak, instead relying on his good hands and route running to excel so Ponder's weak arm strength may not be as detrimental to Jennings as it would be to a more vertical threat.
I agree with RN that I would rather stay away from Jennings, but you raise some fair points.

Looking at one ADP list, you've got these 5 WR from 30-34 and overall from 78-84 (with Vereen and BJGE squeezed in between).

Tavon Austin

Boldin

Steve Johnson

Jennings

Mike Williams

Seemed like it might be worth throwing Johnson into the mix, as he is similar to Jennings, but actually in an even worse situation, as well as Austin, who is the complete opposite of all of these guys.

I will be drafting at 79 and 82, so this is a key area that I am trying to figure out, and I think that it is going to have to be WR, probably at both picks.

 
Jennings is almost dead to me. He is going to have to drop pretty damn far before I start to look at him. Ponder is a disaster.
While I tend to agree, doesnt Jennings have a decent shot at 5 or so bombs that go for TDs? Just chucking it deep or something over the middle that he extends into a long TD? It doesnt go far from there to adding 2-3 other TDs and suddenly, out of opportunity and raw skill (of Jennings, not the QB), we have a 900-1100 yard 7-9 TD season. Won't be great in PPR, but in no PPR or half PPR, his upside as a #3 will win you a few games on talent and opportunity alone, no?

Then again, a LOT of WRs are in a similar camp in that they have enough talent and will have enough opportunity to have a pretty good season... not 1,500 and 15, but a LOT of guys from 900-1100 yard and 6-8 TDs, hence the depth at that position.

It's a LOT harder to find RBs in rounds 8, 9, 10 even, that have a good shot at that upside, and in many cases without a huge amount of downside (i.e. a RB taken that late might end up with a couple hundred yards and a TD or two, but these WRs are going to be an active part of their offense, and will get 800 yards and 5 TDs almost by accident if they are healthy).

 
How do you guys feel about Jennings this year? He's going around the same time as Shorts, so he's being drafted as a mid level WR3. I feel like we can apply the same logic we did with Boldin to Jennings here, as there aren't many mouths to feed in the passing game for MIN. The rookie Patterson has crazy talent but is still raw and Simpson has potential but has yet to put together a solid season. Ponder is clearly a major downgrade from Rodgers, but Jennings never had a RB like AP drawing so much attention from opposing defenses. Jennings isn't a freak, instead relying on his good hands and route running to excel so Ponder's weak arm strength may not be as detrimental to Jennings as it would be to a more vertical threat.
I agree with RN that I would rather stay away from Jennings, but you raise some fair points.

Looking at one ADP list, you've got these 5 WR from 30-34 and overall from 78-84 (with Vereen and BJGE squeezed in between).

Tavon Austin

Boldin

Steve Johnson

Jennings

Mike Williams

Seemed like it might be worth throwing Johnson into the mix, as he is similar to Jennings, but actually in an even worse situation, as well as Austin, who is the complete opposite of all of these guys.

I will be drafting at 79 and 82, so this is a key area that I am trying to figure out, and I think that it is going to have to be WR, probably at both picks.
Steve Johnson should definitely be in the mix in PPR scoring. He's finished no lower than WR18 the last three seasons in PPR, and yet he's being drafted around WR35. He's never had a good QB and his TDs dropped every year, even though he's had 3 straight 1000 yd seasons.

I would argue that his PPR situation may improve slightly in this new high tempo offense, although TDs will probably remain about the same. I think you can pencil him in for 80/1000/6 which would put him in the top 20 WR yet again. None of the other options in the WR30-35 range are going to get 80+ receptions. None.

 
I got Britt in the 9th, Gordon in the 10th. Jennings went in the 13th. 12 Team, non ppr, lots of Vikings homers.

DEEP this year.

 
How do you guys feel about Jennings this year? He's going around the same time as Shorts, so he's being drafted as a mid level WR3. I feel like we can apply the same logic we did with Boldin to Jennings here, as there aren't many mouths to feed in the passing game for MIN. The rookie Patterson has crazy talent but is still raw and Simpson has potential but has yet to put together a solid season. Ponder is clearly a major downgrade from Rodgers, but Jennings never had a RB like AP drawing so much attention from opposing defenses. Jennings isn't a freak, instead relying on his good hands and route running to excel so Ponder's weak arm strength may not be as detrimental to Jennings as it would be to a more vertical threat.
I agree with RN that I would rather stay away from Jennings, but you raise some fair points.

Looking at one ADP list, you've got these 5 WR from 30-34 and overall from 78-84 (with Vereen and BJGE squeezed in between).

Tavon Austin

Boldin

Steve Johnson

Jennings

Mike Williams

Seemed like it might be worth throwing Johnson into the mix, as he is similar to Jennings, but actually in an even worse situation, as well as Austin, who is the complete opposite of all of these guys.

I will be drafting at 79 and 82, so this is a key area that I am trying to figure out, and I think that it is going to have to be WR, probably at both picks.
Jennings fell really far in my draft this weekend. Have him as my wr5 behind fitz, nicks, Gordon, and Tampa mike.

 
Thoughts on Gordon (after he serves his suspension)?
I honestly had a hard time with coming up with any real negatives that would lead me to shy away from him. I only see him improving on his rookie numbers as he benefits from Weedan's progression and defenses focusing in on TRich. He passes the eyeball test and seems like an easy WR2 once he comes back from suspension.

 
For me there seems to only be about 10 WR1s, a few more WR2s, and a lot of WR3s an d WR4s. If you wait on WR till round 4 everyone analyzing your team will be telling you really don't have a stud receiver.

 
For me there seems to only be about 10 WR1s, a few more WR2s, and a lot of WR3s an d WR4s. If you wait on WR till round 4 everyone analyzing your team will be telling you really don't have a stud receiver.
Well, there's going to be 12 WR1s, 12 WR2s and so on assuming you're in a 12 person league. Now, if you want to talk about the disparity between the different tiers or within the tiers, that's another thing.

Also, if you wait until the 4th round, you can still grab a low-end WR1/fringe WR1 rather easily. I wait until the 3rd/4th to grab my WR1 quite frequently or whenever possible.

 
Guys like Andre, White, Nicks, Cobb were all available in the 4th in my 12 team non ppr. I ended up with McCoy, MJD, Marshall and Andre. Really happy with that after 4 rounds.

I agree that the late WRs are more interesting to me than the mid round guys c

 
Looks like I won't be targeting Britt at all.

Kenny Britt missed practice with swelling in his surgically-repaired knee for the second straight day Tuesday, and won't suit up for Thursday's preseason finale.
Britt has been dealing with swelling all summer, but the Titans insist they aren't concerned. Fantasy owners should be, however. Coming off a torn ACL, Britt didn't look like the same player last season, and there's little reason to believe he will be this year. With the erratic Jake Locker serving up his targets, Britt is little more than a WR4/5.
I suppose it makes our mid/late round decisions a bit easier.
 
For me there seems to only be about 10 WR1s, a few more WR2s, and a lot of WR3s an d WR4s. If you wait on WR till round 4 everyone analyzing your team will be telling you really don't have a stud receiver.
As noted by others, you can get a pretty darn good WR, possible studs, in round 4 of many drafts.

For most who decide to wait on WR they recognize that they won't have a stud WR. They usually draft a stud TE, or QB or maybe a second or third RB because they feel that the difference between the stud non WR and a player picked later at that position will be greater than passing on a stud WR to get an ok WR later.

Or, put another way, if you wait on a RB you go from stud, to startable to backup that will be unproductive many/most weeks. If you wait on a WR you go from stud, to solid #1, to decent #2 to startable #3s (and that's a LONG list). Its usually a conscious decision to eschew a stud WR for those who wait.

 
WR40 - Anquan Boldin

With no Crabtree, it seems to me like Boldin should get a lot of targets and showed that he plenty of life left at the end of last season. Maybe someone can enlighten me as to why he isn't going higher.
I'll try to give you my take on it, as I was faced with a Boldin vs. Britt decision last week and went with Britt's upside. Boldin is a solid pro, but his ceiling is limited and he's not a "sexy" pick. Nobody is going to put their fist through the table when you select Anquan Boldin. But if you are risk-averse want a dependable guy every week who in the end will give you 65/800/5, he's your man.
That is a very reasonable expectation. But I guess I don't get why that is his ceiling. It seems to me like he's been kind of underutilized in Baltimore. As the number 1 option, I don't think that 80/1000/8 is unrealistic at all.
80 is a stretch, IMO. They still have to feed Vern the ball and this is still very much a run-first offense.
Gotta come and take my medicine on these posts. Terrible, terrible call by me.

:own3d:

 
I would say John Harbaugh got owned by his brother on the Boldin trade.
People forget that Boldins first few years were on record pace. Now, he had Warner throwing to him and LFitz taking coverage, but even so. Baltimore was just a far more slower paced, running based with downfield bombs thrown in team that plays is much worse weather. Boldin really is a really, really good football player.

 
I agree. Hard to say John didn't get fleeced on that one although I do not know all the details of the deal. I just kind of thought it was funny as Jim seems to be good at talking people into things.

 
WR40 - Anquan Boldin

With no Crabtree, it seems to me like Boldin should get a lot of targets and showed that he plenty of life left at the end of last season. Maybe someone can enlighten me as to why he isn't going higher.
I'll try to give you my take on it, as I was faced with a Boldin vs. Britt decision last week and went with Britt's upside. Boldin is a solid pro, but his ceiling is limited and he's not a "sexy" pick. Nobody is going to put their fist through the table when you select Anquan Boldin. But if you are risk-averse want a dependable guy every week who in the end will give you 65/800/5, he's your man.
That is a very reasonable expectation. But I guess I don't get why that is his ceiling. It seems to me like he's been kind of underutilized in Baltimore. As the number 1 option, I don't think that 80/1000/8 is unrealistic at all.
80 is a stretch, IMO. They still have to feed Vern the ball and this is still very much a run-first offense.
Gotta come and take my medicine on these posts. Terrible, terrible call by me.

:own3d:
I take back taking my medicine. Boldin STINKS!

;)

 
WR40 - Anquan Boldin

With no Crabtree, it seems to me like Boldin should get a lot of targets and showed that he plenty of life left at the end of last season. Maybe someone can enlighten me as to why he isn't going higher.
I'll try to give you my take on it, as I was faced with a Boldin vs. Britt decision last week and went with Britt's upside. Boldin is a solid pro, but his ceiling is limited and he's not a "sexy" pick. Nobody is going to put their fist through the table when you select Anquan Boldin. But if you are risk-averse want a dependable guy every week who in the end will give you 65/800/5, he's your man.
That is a very reasonable expectation. But I guess I don't get why that is his ceiling. It seems to me like he's been kind of underutilized in Baltimore. As the number 1 option, I don't think that 80/1000/8 is unrealistic at all.
80 is a stretch, IMO. They still have to feed Vern the ball and this is still very much a run-first offense.
Gotta come and take my medicine on these posts. Terrible, terrible call by me.

:own3d:
I take back taking my medicine. Boldin STINKS!

;)
Boldin was really inconsistent last year. He just came up big in the playoffs so thats what everyone remembers.

 
WR40 - Anquan Boldin

With no Crabtree, it seems to me like Boldin should get a lot of targets and showed that he plenty of life left at the end of last season. Maybe someone can enlighten me as to why he isn't going higher.
I'll try to give you my take on it, as I was faced with a Boldin vs. Britt decision last week and went with Britt's upside. Boldin is a solid pro, but his ceiling is limited and he's not a "sexy" pick. Nobody is going to put their fist through the table when you select Anquan Boldin. But if you are risk-averse want a dependable guy every week who in the end will give you 65/800/5, he's your man.
That is a very reasonable expectation. But I guess I don't get why that is his ceiling. It seems to me like he's been kind of underutilized in Baltimore. As the number 1 option, I don't think that 80/1000/8 is unrealistic at all.
80 is a stretch, IMO. They still have to feed Vern the ball and this is still very much a run-first offense.
Gotta come and take my medicine on these posts. Terrible, terrible call by me.

:own3d:
I take back taking my medicine. Boldin STINKS!

;)
85/1130/7. Probably around WR17, depending on scoring system.

I got something right!

 
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