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WR Xavier Worthy, KC (3 Viewers)

Charles Goldman
#Chiefs QB Patrick Mahomes on WR Xavier Worthy: "You can tell how intelligent he is. He's asking the right questions. Before the hamstring injury he was getting the work in. . . just being precautionary, he could probably get back out there right now if he really wanted to. . ."
 
I could only find 7 WR's who ran under 4.3 at the NFL combine:

1) 2010 - Jacoby Ford - 4.28 - Selected in the 4th round - Appeared in 38 games over 4 years and never finished higher than WR67; tried to catch on in the CFL but couldn't
2) 2013 - Marquise Goodwin - 4.27 - Selected in the 3rd round - Only finish worth mentioning was WR29 in 2017, no other finish better than WR70 - currently a free agent
3) 2015 - JJ Nelson - 4.28 - Selected in the 5th round - Spent 5 years in the NFL with a best of WR57 in 2016; bounced around practice squads a few years before calling it quits
4) 2017 - John Ross - 4.22 - Selected in the 1st round - Best finish was WR73, has not played since week 14 of 2021; just signed today with the Eagles, 43.4 catch percentage
5) 2020 - Henry Ruggs - 4.27 - Selected in the 1st round - WR89 finish as a rookie, was WR31 thru 7 games in 2021, until he destroyed his career and is currently in prison
6) 2022 - Tyquan Thornton - 4.28 - Selected in the 2nd round - 35 catches/338 yards/2 TD's thru his first 2 injury plagued seasons; currently pretty low on the NE depth chart

7) 2024 - Xavier Worthy - 4.21 - Selected in the 1st round - Can he become the first WR to translate his monster speed into fantasy/NFL success?
 
I could only find 7 WR's who ran under 4.3 at the NFL combine:

1) 2010 - Jacoby Ford - 4.28 - Selected in the 4th round - Appeared in 38 games over 4 years and never finished higher than WR67; tried to catch on in the CFL but couldn't
2) 2013 - Marquise Goodwin - 4.27 - Selected in the 3rd round - Only finish worth mentioning was WR29 in 2017, no other finish better than WR70 - currently a free agent
3) 2015 - JJ Nelson - 4.28 - Selected in the 5th round - Spent 5 years in the NFL with a best of WR57 in 2016; bounced around practice squads a few years before calling it quits
4) 2017 - John Ross - 4.22 - Selected in the 1st round - Best finish was WR73, has not played since week 14 of 2021; just signed today with the Eagles, 43.4 catch percentage
5) 2020 - Henry Ruggs - 4.27 - Selected in the 1st round - WR89 finish as a rookie, was WR31 thru 7 games in 2021, until he destroyed his career and is currently in prison
6) 2022 - Tyquan Thornton - 4.28 - Selected in the 2nd round - 35 catches/338 yards/2 TD's thru his first 2 injury plagued seasons; currently pretty low on the NE depth chart

7) 2024 - Xavier Worthy - 4.21 - Selected in the 1st round - Can he become the first WR to translate his monster speed into fantasy/NFL success?

Joey Galloway?
 
I could only find 7 WR's who ran under 4.3 at the NFL combine:

1) 2010 - Jacoby Ford - 4.28 - Selected in the 4th round - Appeared in 38 games over 4 years and never finished higher than WR67; tried to catch on in the CFL but couldn't
2) 2013 - Marquise Goodwin - 4.27 - Selected in the 3rd round - Only finish worth mentioning was WR29 in 2017, no other finish better than WR70 - currently a free agent
3) 2015 - JJ Nelson - 4.28 - Selected in the 5th round - Spent 5 years in the NFL with a best of WR57 in 2016; bounced around practice squads a few years before calling it quits
4) 2017 - John Ross - 4.22 - Selected in the 1st round - Best finish was WR73, has not played since week 14 of 2021; just signed today with the Eagles, 43.4 catch percentage
5) 2020 - Henry Ruggs - 4.27 - Selected in the 1st round - WR89 finish as a rookie, was WR31 thru 7 games in 2021, until he destroyed his career and is currently in prison
6) 2022 - Tyquan Thornton - 4.28 - Selected in the 2nd round - 35 catches/338 yards/2 TD's thru his first 2 injury plagued seasons; currently pretty low on the NE depth chart

7) 2024 - Xavier Worthy - 4.21 - Selected in the 1st round - Can he become the first WR to translate his monster speed into fantasy/NFL success?

Joey Galloway?
I think TheWinz list only includes players since 1999 when they went to electronic timing.

As an aside, Tyreek Hill was not invited to the combine.
 
Just a hunch. I bet he never amounts to anything.
Your hunch is just as good as anyone's, but not very helpful. It's a hunch. Bui at this stage what else is there to say that hasn't been said? My opinion is there is more to the player than speed and that has been well documented already. If anyone can bring out the best in Worthy it is Mahomes and Reid. Enough talk, the season can't get here soon enough.
 
Let's hope he's a bust.

Because if he achieves the high end of his perceived potential, it's going to be irritating having to watch the chiefs in the super bowl each year.
 
Just a hunch. I bet he never amounts to anything.
Your hunch is just as good as anyone's, but not very helpful. It's a hunch. Bui at this stage what else is there to say that hasn't been said? My opinion is there is more to the player than speed and that has been well documented already. If anyone can bring out the best in Worthy it is Mahomes and Reid. Enough talk, the season can't get here soon enough.

I guess my reasons are he's small and seems to drop alot. Speed doesn't matter much if you are knocked around and can't catch
 
Just a hunch. I bet he never amounts to anything.
Your hunch is just as good as anyone's, but not very helpful. It's a hunch. Bui at this stage what else is there to say that hasn't been said? My opinion is there is more to the player than speed and that has been well documented already. If anyone can bring out the best in Worthy it is Mahomes and Reid. Enough talk, the season can't get here soon enough.

I guess my reasons are he's small and seems to drop alot. Speed doesn't matter much if you are knocked around and can't catch
He cut his drop rate from 13.4% in 2022 to 5.4% in 2023. Marvin Harrison had a 6.9% drop rate in 2023 to put this into perspective.
 
Just a hunch. I bet he never amounts to anything.
I'm a little lower on him then the consensus fantasy rankings but even for me, if I was ranking rookie WR's by floor, would have him ranked 4th among WR's, ahead of someone like Brian Thomas who I love. Again if we are talking floor. What he does he does very well and has since he entered college. Combine that with the coach/QB it's very difficult for me to see him being a bust or doing nothing. I just have reservations about the upside which is why I'm a little lower on him.
 
Just a hunch. I bet he never amounts to anything.
I'm a little lower on him then the consensus fantasy rankings but even for me, if I was ranking rookie WR's by floor, would have him ranked 4th among WR's, ahead of someone like Brian Thomas who I love. Again if we are talking floor. What he does he does very well and has since he entered college. Combine that with the coach/QB it's very difficult for me to see him being a bust or doing nothing. I just have reservations about the upside which is why I'm a little lower on him.

Yeah this is exactly how I feel about him. If he hits I picture DeSean Jackson type of production. Solid, but not exactly a fantasy league winner. I'd rather take a chance on a guy with higher upside.
 
@32BeatWriters
“Worthy missed a lot of the portion of the offseason where timing and chemistry are built between quarterbacks and receivers. He'll need to make up for that lost time from Wednesday through Friday at training camp, where he'll be one of just three rookie receivers in attendance alongside Phillip Brooks and Jaaron Hayek. “
 
I could only find 7 WR's who ran under 4.3 at the NFL combine:

1) 2010 - Jacoby Ford - 4.28 - Selected in the 4th round - Appeared in 38 games over 4 years and never finished higher than WR67; tried to catch on in the CFL but couldn't
2) 2013 - Marquise Goodwin - 4.27 - Selected in the 3rd round - Only finish worth mentioning was WR29 in 2017, no other finish better than WR70 - currently a free agent
3) 2015 - JJ Nelson - 4.28 - Selected in the 5th round - Spent 5 years in the NFL with a best of WR57 in 2016; bounced around practice squads a few years before calling it quits
4) 2017 - John Ross - 4.22 - Selected in the 1st round - Best finish was WR73, has not played since week 14 of 2021; just signed today with the Eagles, 43.4 catch percentage
5) 2020 - Henry Ruggs - 4.27 - Selected in the 1st round - WR89 finish as a rookie, was WR31 thru 7 games in 2021, until he destroyed his career and is currently in prison
6) 2022 - Tyquan Thornton - 4.28 - Selected in the 2nd round - 35 catches/338 yards/2 TD's thru his first 2 injury plagued seasons; currently pretty low on the NE depth chart

7) 2024 - Xavier Worthy - 4.21 - Selected in the 1st round - Can he become the first WR to translate his monster speed into fantasy/NFL success?
Randy Moss ran a 4.25 & had a pretty good career
 
I could only find 7 WR's who ran under 4.3 at the NFL combine:

1) 2010 - Jacoby Ford - 4.28 - Selected in the 4th round - Appeared in 38 games over 4 years and never finished higher than WR67; tried to catch on in the CFL but couldn't
2) 2013 - Marquise Goodwin - 4.27 - Selected in the 3rd round - Only finish worth mentioning was WR29 in 2017, no other finish better than WR70 - currently a free agent
3) 2015 - JJ Nelson - 4.28 - Selected in the 5th round - Spent 5 years in the NFL with a best of WR57 in 2016; bounced around practice squads a few years before calling it quits
4) 2017 - John Ross - 4.22 - Selected in the 1st round - Best finish was WR73, has not played since week 14 of 2021; just signed today with the Eagles, 43.4 catch percentage
5) 2020 - Henry Ruggs - 4.27 - Selected in the 1st round - WR89 finish as a rookie, was WR31 thru 7 games in 2021, until he destroyed his career and is currently in prison
6) 2022 - Tyquan Thornton - 4.28 - Selected in the 2nd round - 35 catches/338 yards/2 TD's thru his first 2 injury plagued seasons; currently pretty low on the NE depth chart

7) 2024 - Xavier Worthy - 4.21 - Selected in the 1st round - Can he become the first WR to translate his monster speed into fantasy/NFL success?
Randy Moss ran a 4.25 & had a pretty good career

I can't find that confirmed anywhere. Perhaps unofficially?
 
I could only find 7 WR's who ran under 4.3 at the NFL combine:

1) 2010 - Jacoby Ford - 4.28 - Selected in the 4th round - Appeared in 38 games over 4 years and never finished higher than WR67; tried to catch on in the CFL but couldn't
2) 2013 - Marquise Goodwin - 4.27 - Selected in the 3rd round - Only finish worth mentioning was WR29 in 2017, no other finish better than WR70 - currently a free agent
3) 2015 - JJ Nelson - 4.28 - Selected in the 5th round - Spent 5 years in the NFL with a best of WR57 in 2016; bounced around practice squads a few years before calling it quits
4) 2017 - John Ross - 4.22 - Selected in the 1st round - Best finish was WR73, has not played since week 14 of 2021; just signed today with the Eagles, 43.4 catch percentage
5) 2020 - Henry Ruggs - 4.27 - Selected in the 1st round - WR89 finish as a rookie, was WR31 thru 7 games in 2021, until he destroyed his career and is currently in prison
6) 2022 - Tyquan Thornton - 4.28 - Selected in the 2nd round - 35 catches/338 yards/2 TD's thru his first 2 injury plagued seasons; currently pretty low on the NE depth chart

7) 2024 - Xavier Worthy - 4.21 - Selected in the 1st round - Can he become the first WR to translate his monster speed into fantasy/NFL success?
Randy Moss ran a 4.25 & had a pretty good career

I can't find that confirmed anywhere. Perhaps unofficially?
Yeah..My bad - He skipped the combine
 
I could only find 7 WR's who ran under 4.3 at the NFL combine:

1) 2010 - Jacoby Ford - 4.28 - Selected in the 4th round - Appeared in 38 games over 4 years and never finished higher than WR67; tried to catch on in the CFL but couldn't
2) 2013 - Marquise Goodwin - 4.27 - Selected in the 3rd round - Only finish worth mentioning was WR29 in 2017, no other finish better than WR70 - currently a free agent
3) 2015 - JJ Nelson - 4.28 - Selected in the 5th round - Spent 5 years in the NFL with a best of WR57 in 2016; bounced around practice squads a few years before calling it quits
4) 2017 - John Ross - 4.22 - Selected in the 1st round - Best finish was WR73, has not played since week 14 of 2021; just signed today with the Eagles, 43.4 catch percentage
5) 2020 - Henry Ruggs - 4.27 - Selected in the 1st round - WR89 finish as a rookie, was WR31 thru 7 games in 2021, until he destroyed his career and is currently in prison
6) 2022 - Tyquan Thornton - 4.28 - Selected in the 2nd round - 35 catches/338 yards/2 TD's thru his first 2 injury plagued seasons; currently pretty low on the NE depth chart

7) 2024 - Xavier Worthy - 4.21 - Selected in the 1st round - Can he become the first WR to translate his monster speed into fantasy/NFL success?
Randy Moss ran a 4.25 & had a pretty good career

I can't find that confirmed anywhere. Perhaps unofficially?
Yeah..My bad - He skipped the combine

Jamo ran a 4.19 in his mind
 
I could only find 7 WR's who ran under 4.3 at the NFL combine:

1) 2010 - Jacoby Ford - 4.28 - Selected in the 4th round - Appeared in 38 games over 4 years and never finished higher than WR67; tried to catch on in the CFL but couldn't
2) 2013 - Marquise Goodwin - 4.27 - Selected in the 3rd round - Only finish worth mentioning was WR29 in 2017, no other finish better than WR70 - currently a free agent
3) 2015 - JJ Nelson - 4.28 - Selected in the 5th round - Spent 5 years in the NFL with a best of WR57 in 2016; bounced around practice squads a few years before calling it quits
4) 2017 - John Ross - 4.22 - Selected in the 1st round - Best finish was WR73, has not played since week 14 of 2021; just signed today with the Eagles, 43.4 catch percentage
5) 2020 - Henry Ruggs - 4.27 - Selected in the 1st round - WR89 finish as a rookie, was WR31 thru 7 games in 2021, until he destroyed his career and is currently in prison
6) 2022 - Tyquan Thornton - 4.28 - Selected in the 2nd round - 35 catches/338 yards/2 TD's thru his first 2 injury plagued seasons; currently pretty low on the NE depth chart

7) 2024 - Xavier Worthy - 4.21 - Selected in the 1st round - Can he become the first WR to translate his monster speed into fantasy/NFL success?
Randy Moss ran a 4.25 & had a pretty good career
So one of the best receivers all time... I like Worthy but the expectations of some of these rookies is getting out of hand. He's missed time and now has to get up to speed. Hopefully he can but I'm taking a more reserved approach for him for the first part of the season.
 
I could only find 7 WR's who ran under 4.3 at the NFL combine:

1) 2010 - Jacoby Ford - 4.28 - Selected in the 4th round - Appeared in 38 games over 4 years and never finished higher than WR67; tried to catch on in the CFL but couldn't
2) 2013 - Marquise Goodwin - 4.27 - Selected in the 3rd round - Only finish worth mentioning was WR29 in 2017, no other finish better than WR70 - currently a free agent
3) 2015 - JJ Nelson - 4.28 - Selected in the 5th round - Spent 5 years in the NFL with a best of WR57 in 2016; bounced around practice squads a few years before calling it quits
4) 2017 - John Ross - 4.22 - Selected in the 1st round - Best finish was WR73, has not played since week 14 of 2021; just signed today with the Eagles, 43.4 catch percentage
5) 2020 - Henry Ruggs - 4.27 - Selected in the 1st round - WR89 finish as a rookie, was WR31 thru 7 games in 2021, until he destroyed his career and is currently in prison
6) 2022 - Tyquan Thornton - 4.28 - Selected in the 2nd round - 35 catches/338 yards/2 TD's thru his first 2 injury plagued seasons; currently pretty low on the NE depth chart

7) 2024 - Xavier Worthy - 4.21 - Selected in the 1st round - Can he become the first WR to translate his monster speed into fantasy/NFL success?
Randy Moss ran a 4.25 & had a pretty good career
Worthy is no Moss. I think we can safely say Worthy is somewhere between Tyquan Thornton and Randy Moss.
 
I could only find 7 WR's who ran under 4.3 at the NFL combine:

1) 2010 - Jacoby Ford - 4.28 - Selected in the 4th round - Appeared in 38 games over 4 years and never finished higher than WR67; tried to catch on in the CFL but couldn't
2) 2013 - Marquise Goodwin - 4.27 - Selected in the 3rd round - Only finish worth mentioning was WR29 in 2017, no other finish better than WR70 - currently a free agent
3) 2015 - JJ Nelson - 4.28 - Selected in the 5th round - Spent 5 years in the NFL with a best of WR57 in 2016; bounced around practice squads a few years before calling it quits
4) 2017 - John Ross - 4.22 - Selected in the 1st round - Best finish was WR73, has not played since week 14 of 2021; just signed today with the Eagles, 43.4 catch percentage
5) 2020 - Henry Ruggs - 4.27 - Selected in the 1st round - WR89 finish as a rookie, was WR31 thru 7 games in 2021, until he destroyed his career and is currently in prison
6) 2022 - Tyquan Thornton - 4.28 - Selected in the 2nd round - 35 catches/338 yards/2 TD's thru his first 2 injury plagued seasons; currently pretty low on the NE depth chart

7) 2024 - Xavier Worthy - 4.21 - Selected in the 1st round - Can he become the first WR to translate his monster speed into fantasy/NFL success?
Randy Moss ran a 4.25 & had a pretty good career
Worthy is no Moss. I think we can safely say Worthy is somewhere between Tyquan Thornton and Randy Moss.

Given his route tree + size, I think about him more in terms of between Tyquan Thornton and Ted Ginn.

EDIT - for clarity, 2024 redraft. Who knows what he’ll be after some development
 
James Palmer
#chiefs rookie WR Xavier Worthy, who suffered a hamstring injury and missed most of the spring, will not start training camp on PUP. He's good to go, but will be eased back in. Not a ton of reps early, but he's healthy which is big as he tries to establish chemistry with Mahomes.

Harold R. Kuntz
Already hear Patrick Mahomes encouraging Xavier Worthy “Finish finish finish” after he catches the ball in a rep. So far, looks good and sure handed with his left hamstring taped up. #Chiefs

Adam Teicher
First practice is winding down. Xavier Worthy missed a few plays when trainers tended to an injured hand. But he returned to make a diving catch on a deep fade from Ian Book
 
I could only find 7 WR's who ran under 4.3 at the NFL combine:

1) 2010 - Jacoby Ford - 4.28 - Selected in the 4th round - Appeared in 38 games over 4 years and never finished higher than WR67; tried to catch on in the CFL but couldn't
2) 2013 - Marquise Goodwin - 4.27 - Selected in the 3rd round - Only finish worth mentioning was WR29 in 2017, no other finish better than WR70 - currently a free agent
3) 2015 - JJ Nelson - 4.28 - Selected in the 5th round - Spent 5 years in the NFL with a best of WR57 in 2016; bounced around practice squads a few years before calling it quits
4) 2017 - John Ross - 4.22 - Selected in the 1st round - Best finish was WR73, has not played since week 14 of 2021; just signed today with the Eagles, 43.4 catch percentage
5) 2020 - Henry Ruggs - 4.27 - Selected in the 1st round - WR89 finish as a rookie, was WR31 thru 7 games in 2021, until he destroyed his career and is currently in prison
6) 2022 - Tyquan Thornton - 4.28 - Selected in the 2nd round - 35 catches/338 yards/2 TD's thru his first 2 injury plagued seasons; currently pretty low on the NE depth chart

7) 2024 - Xavier Worthy - 4.21 - Selected in the 1st round - Can he become the first WR to translate his monster speed into fantasy/NFL success?
Randy Moss ran a 4.25 & had a pretty good career
Worthy is no Moss. I think we can safely say Worthy is somewhere between Tyquan Thornton and Randy Moss.

Given his route tree + size, I think about him more in terms of between Tyquan Thornton and Ted Ginn.

EDIT - for clarity, 2024 redraft. Who knows what he’ll be after some development
He's light years ahead of Thornton who was a borderline NFL prospect NE foolishly took at least 3-4 rounds high.

As an aside, I think Ted Ginn would have had a much better career had he come along 10-15 years later. He wasn't a bad WR, just not worthy of how high he was picked.

I could see Worthy having a DeSean Jackson impact. D-Jax went 62-912-2 as a rookie. Depending on Rice's status, that's probably reasonable with a higher TD number.
 
I could see Worthy having a DeSean Jackson impact. D-Jax went 62-912-2 as a rookie. Depending on Rice's status, that's probably reasonable with a higher TD number.

Looks like I’m out of sync with most projections. I’m comfortable with that based on his All 22 film.

Consensus seems to be WR4 (41-48), I have him at WR60 for this season. He could develop into an average starter if he continues to develop. Is he still only 20?

You mentioned DeSean, now that was a speedster with a much deeper cv and came into the league with the ability to sink his hips and accelerate out of breaks on Day 1. That’s not the case with Worthy.

My predraft notes

Pencil thin, lacks hand strength, will struggle with press man on Sundays. Does not get separation underneath v physical single coverage. Downfield the separation is inevitable, his speed is blinding. Elite explosiveness & acceleration. The functional strength pops up again in contested catch situations.

Looked great two years ago as a true freshman (early breakout), played through a hand fracture in the second half of his sophomore season. TCU Hodges-Tomlinson) shut him down with press man.

Limited route tree success in 2023. Had the most success on 3 routes: sitting down on hitch routes (21/18 257 1), followed by screens (21/19 146 1), and speed outs (8/7 146 1.)

Other route data:
  • Corner 3 targets 1-26-0 66.0 rtg
  • Crossing 12 targets 6-116-1 77.1 rtg
  • Go 10 targets 3-125-1 72.9 rtg
  • In 3 targets 1-6-0 42.4 rtg
  • Out 13 targets 8-144-0 99.5 rtg
  • Post 2 targets 0-0-0 39.6 rtg
  • Slant 10 targets 4-42-0 52.9 rtg
Game changing speed that must be accounted for presnap in all situations. Needs to get stronger & become a better hand fighter.

Takes plays off when it’s not coming his way. Questionable work ethic? That won’t translate.



He has elite traits and there is definitely a path for him. I’m not seeing it for this year; maybe I’m wrong & the majority opinion has it right.
 
Pete Sweeney
The Chiefs continue to ramp WR Xavier Worthy up, as he was the target of all three of Patrick Mahomes' passes in the first 7-on-7 period and one of the three targets in the red-zone 7-on-7 period. Worthy caught two of the four passes from Mahomes, including one for a touchdown.


Throughout the red-zone period that featured all four quarterbacks, Worthy caught three of four targets total, all for touchdowns. He seems to be in a good place with one workout to go before the veterans arrive for practice on Sunday.
 
I could see Worthy having a DeSean Jackson impact. D-Jax went 62-912-2 as a rookie. Depending on Rice's status, that's probably reasonable with a higher TD number.

Looks like I’m out of sync with most projections. I’m comfortable with that based on his All 22 film.

Consensus seems to be WR4 (41-48), I have him at WR60 for this season. He could develop into an average starter if he continues to develop. Is he still only 20?

You mentioned DeSean, now that was a speedster with a much deeper cv and came into the league with the ability to sink his hips and accelerate out of breaks on Day 1. That’s not the case with Worthy.

My predraft notes

Pencil thin, lacks hand strength, will struggle with press man on Sundays. Does not get separation underneath v physical single coverage. Downfield the separation is inevitable, his speed is blinding. Elite explosiveness & acceleration. The functional strength pops up again in contested catch situations.

Looked great two years ago as a true freshman (early breakout), played through a hand fracture in the second half of his sophomore season. TCU Hodges-Tomlinson) shut him down with press man.

Limited route tree success in 2023. Had the most success on 3 routes: sitting down on hitch routes (21/18 257 1), followed by screens (21/19 146 1), and speed outs (8/7 146 1.)

Other route data:
  • Corner 3 targets 1-26-0 66.0 rtg
  • Crossing 12 targets 6-116-1 77.1 rtg
  • Go 10 targets 3-125-1 72.9 rtg
  • In 3 targets 1-6-0 42.4 rtg
  • Out 13 targets 8-144-0 99.5 rtg
  • Post 2 targets 0-0-0 39.6 rtg
  • Slant 10 targets 4-42-0 52.9 rtg
Game changing speed that must be accounted for presnap in all situations. Needs to get stronger & become a better hand fighter.

Takes plays off when it’s not coming his way. Questionable work ethic? That won’t translate.



He has elite traits and there is definitely a path for him. I’m not seeing it for this year; maybe I’m wrong & the majority opinion has it right.
I pretty much agree, and I'm not a huge Worthy fan. I am however a big believer that KC's offense is going to bounce back with a vengeance. They had 1,000 fewer offensive yards and 22 fewer TDs than they did in 2022. I personally don't see KC as some declining offense, I think they just had back luck and bad variance.

I'm not arguing Worthy will be the #1 like DeSean was, but I think Mahomes>later career McNabb by a wide margin, and I think with Rice's uncertainty, opportunity is there. Hollywood (who I think Worthy also profiles similarly to) is probably the safer bet in redraft, but I can see a path to WR2 numbers for Worthy. At the moment he's going round 9, around Sutton, Addison, and the non-DK Seahawks, and I'll take him over all those guys.

I think Andy Reid will do an excellent job making sure Worthy sees very little press man. I am trusting a bit that he drafted him with a plan of usage, and not just as insurance against Rice being out. I'm not advocating too heavily, I think he's a WR4, but I see him as like Christian Watson, where there is some boom/bust to it, but in the 40s its all upside for me.
 
I passed on this guy in dynasty for most of the reasons detailed elsewhere in this thread.

Happy to also miss out this year in redraft at his current pricing.
 
Mahomes is good for taking advantage of Worthy's speed on those deep routes when opportunities present. Could see some major splash weeks especially if Rice misses significant time.

The soft tissue injuries concern me and curious to see where Worthy finds himself in target share. Hard to put him above Kelce, Rice or Hollywood early on. Upside, Worthy is a TD threat on any play, so doesn't need high volume to pay off.

Translate to fantasy best ball, my exposure is 13% worthy in Underdog, but that is more because I like Mahomes and the KC offense to bounce back and see Rice as the most under rated player at his current 6th round ADP. When I take Rice, try to get another KC player like Worthy in a stack for correlation. He's a good best ball play because you like to see those big spike weeks and he might get lost at times with a very low floor.

For redraft, I'll probably pass unless he falls quite a bit. Think it'll be frustrating to put Worthy in my weekly lineup.
 
Pete Sweeney
Andy Reid's comments on Worthy's day were predictably measured: “He’s been working hard. Looks like his hamstring feels better. Just got to keep him going here, keep learning. We’re just one install into it, and they got 12 of them, so he’s got a lot more information coming at him — and formations and shifts and motions and all that stuff — but he did a nice job [Sunday].”
 

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