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Kendall Wright Dynasty (1 Viewer)

eefflrat

Footballguy
The more I see of this kid the more I like. First round draft pick out of Baylor, nice hands decent speed. Catches about 6 balls a week, yardage is low, and touchdowns are rare. Who does this kid compare too? Where does he rank with dynasty wrs? next year is year 3 and I think this kid has already got it. Anyone else on board?

 

T with T

Footballguy
yes sir drafted him in a ton of leagues last year... I disagree about the decent speed... he is a low 4.4 guy he has great speed if you ask me and very good quickness. He is like a ty hilton or tavon austin, albeit slower then both but similar.

 

TheWick

Footballguy
He's got a Derrick Mason smoothness to his route running. We'll probably see quite a few 75-90 rec 1000 yard seasons for this guy. Real nice WR3.

 

menobrown

Footballguy
He's got a good shot at 90-100catches this year. The TD's and yards are not impressive but 90-100 catches when he started the year with a bad knee and Locker/Fitzpatrick combo is pretty impressive.

To me he's a better fantasy WR than the overall numbers because of the consistency. Sine week one when he played on a limited snap count he's only had one single digit fantasy game and it was close. Granted he's not cracking out much over the 10 PPG barrier most weeks so his biggest knock is lack of huge games. To each their own but WR's are a dime a dozen and so I tend to put a higher value on the consistent guys I can feel comfortable putting in my lineup.

I think he can give more big plays when another dangerous threat evolves in that passing game to open things up. Maybe Hunter will be that guy. Strangely his utilization on deep passes is almost non existent and that was something he was known for at Baylor so maybe he'll work that in later. To me the guy he reminds me the most of in Antonio Brown in terms of size, shiftiness and penchant for high volume receiving numbers.

I enjoyed the snipped I read last week:

Kendall has a chance to become one of the top playmakers at the receiver spot in the league,” receivers coach Shawn Jefferson said. “I understand where this guy can go. Realistically, he has a chance in the coming years to make people forget about the Wes Welkers of the world.”

 

eefflrat

Footballguy
He's got a good shot at 90-100catches this year. The TD's and yards are not impressive but 90-100 catches when he started the year with a bad knee and Locker/Fitzpatrick combo is pretty impressive.

To me he's a better fantasy WR than the overall numbers because of the consistency. Sine week one when he played on a limited snap count he's only had one single digit fantasy game and it was close. Granted he's not cracking out much over the 10 PPG barrier most weeks so his biggest knock is lack of huge games. To each their own but WR's are a dime a dozen and so I tend to put a higher value on the consistent guys I can feel comfortable putting in my lineup.

I think he can give more big plays when another dangerous threat evolves in that passing game to open things up. Maybe Hunter will be that guy. Strangely his utilization on deep passes is almost non existent and that was something he was known for at Baylor so maybe he'll work that in later. To me the guy he reminds me the most of in Antonio Brown in terms of size, shiftiness and penchant for high volume receiving numbers.

I enjoyed the snipped I read last week:

Kendall has a chance to become one of the top playmakers at the receiver spot in the league,” receivers coach Shawn Jefferson said. “I understand where this guy can go. Realistically, he has a chance in the coming years to make people forget about the Wes Welkers of the world.”

Antonio Brown is a great example to me:

here is a great article and I think Wright is the perfect short WR that is capable of Wes Welker Type numbers. I personally have Wright and Tavon Austin in my dynasty league, and am hoping to see how they both pan out.

http://www.turfshowtimes.com/2013/10/12/4830612/nfl-wide-receivers-short-or-tall-you-need-both-to-succeed

NFL teams lust after tall receivers, right? Wrong! While it may be true they attract attention in the lead up to the NFL Draft in any given year, the great, tall receivers are relatively rare finds. Enamored with finding the next Calvin Johnson, teams and fans alike comb through college prospects, and their eyes fix quickly to any wide receiver with 6'4" in the measurable-s line. Yet, in the current top receivers ranking at NFL.com, nine of the Top 20 are 6'1" or under in height. Whether this has to do with the aforementioned rarity of speedy, big receivers, I really don't know. Since 2007, the receiver with the most catches is 5'9" Wes Welker (703). Calvin Johnson - over the same time period - had 509 receptions. But it's yardage that's the thing, you say? Hmm... Well, Megatron has a slight edge, with 8,148 receiving yards, versus Welker's 7,774. The area where the big, tall receivers have an undeniable edge is in touchdowns. Johnson's 58 dwarfs (no pun intended) the 5'9" Welker's 45 touchdowns. Tall guys in the red zone are handy to have, but that's really the only area that screams advantage to me.

The world of the NFL wide receiver is in its heyday. Pass-happy offenses are flinging the ball around in record numbers. The trend toward finding tall, fast, lanky receivers with great hands is undeniable, but it doesn't tell the whole story. "Smallish" wide receivers are making their mark like never before. With the defensive trend toward huge corner backs to counter these fleet giants sprinting down the field, the opportunities for small, lightning quick receivers are exploding. New England's Bill Belichick has known for some time, that the right size mix can vex opposing defenses. What's more, quarterbacks who possess the small receiver option are inherently more successful than those who don't. Matt Stafford has some great statistics, but little post season success to show for all the times he's thrown to Johnson. This season, if you asked Tom Brady who he misses most, it would no doubt be the reliable Welker, or an un-injured Danny Amendola. It's about having that one weapon available flitting around underneath coverage, or flashing out to the sidelines in a key moment.

One of the least heralded weapons for Drew Brees these last couple years has been the diminutive Lance Moore. In 2012, he quietly accounted for 20-ish% (1,041 receiving yards) of Drew Brees' 5,177 passing yards. On teams with fewer offensive weapons - like the St. Louis Rams in 2012 - small receivers represent an even more important role as "safety blankets", like Danny Amendola did for Sam Bradford. Now with New England, Amendola accounted for just shy of 20% of Bradford's total passing yards.

While many watch the NFL Draft for the billboard huge receivers, I think we discount how many teams are searching just as keenly for small and elusive slot receivers? When St. Louis' Jeff Fisher studied Tavon Austin prior to the 2013 NFL Draft, I have little doubt he looked at the West Virginia speedster's ability to fill the Amendola void, as much as his game-breaking play ability. While I think Austin's skill-set is far in advance of Amendola's overall, it's plain to see he's being used almost exclusively in this vein currently in St. Louis' offensive scheme.

If you consider how the Rams are building their offensive personnel right now, it looks more like they're trying to counter the huge defensive secondaries in their division - the NFC West? Amendola was quite literally the only receiver to confound the defensive powerhouses of Seattle and San Francisco in 2012. In fact, it seems wide receiver corps may have to be expanded more than they are now, to include both tall and small players to counter individual teams based on the size of the defensive backs they possess. Say what you want, but if a team's facing a defensive backfield like Seattle's, you may want to "go small" at wide receiver. Conversely, when facing corner backs who are "vertically challenged", the "Calvin Johnson-Brandon Marshll-AndreJohnson types" are the way to go.

This is an age of specialization in the NFL. The small, reliable receivers so often overlooked aren't going away any time soon. Yes, having a 6'5" giant with a 40" vertical leap is more than handy to have around. But when it comes to moving the first down chains, and making defensive secondaries respect the underneath zone passing lanes, give me a Welker any day of the week...
 
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Adam Harstad

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Coming into last night he was second in the league in 3rd down targets, behind only Vincent Jackson and tied with A.J. Green, although his conversion rate is pretty poor. Blame it on the QBs.

 

treat88

Footballguy
Very similar in both style and production to Antonio Brown.

Neither are great red zone weapons and Wrights QB is more limiting but I value both similarly in PPR and dynasty formats.

 

EBF

Footballguy
I'm pretty pleased with how he has developed. I'd like to see them take more deep shots with him. If he can sprinkle in a few big plays with all the short catches he will be a big time scorer in FF.

 

ConnSKINS26

Footballguy
I'm pretty pleased with how he has developed. I'd like to see them take more deep shots with him. If he can sprinkle in a few big plays with all the short catches he will be a big time scorer in FF.
Coming out of Baylor it seemed he was going to be much more of a niche, deep ball specialist. The fact that he's a proven possession guy now, with his big-play ability now the biggest question mark about his future value, probably says a lot about how undervalued he might be.

 

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