2010 Fantasy Football: Who’s the Next Sidney Rice?

February 23, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Last year saw several low-profile wide receivers like Miles Austin, Sidney Rice, Steve Smith (NYG), and Mike Sims-Walker emerge from relative obscurity to become reliable every week starters for fantasy teams. Which current low-profile wide receivers might follow their lead and become impact players in the 2010 NFL season?
In order to answer that question, I think it's important to analyze why the aforementioned players were successful. Looking at that group, I think we can identify a few key factors that contributed to their emergence.
Miles Austin - A talented player with a strong combination of size and speed, Austin was held back by a lack of opportunity until the release of Terrell Owens vacated a starting position opposite Roy Williams. Austin won the job and never looked back.
Sidney Rice - The former second round pick out of South Carolina flashed a lot of ability in his rookie season. Many people expected a breakout in 2008, but minor injuries and poor ...

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