Fantasy Football Draft Day Sleepers: Third-Year Wide Receiver Breakouts

June 23, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

There are certain mantras fantasy owners believe in.  For example, fantasy baseball owners believe in the third-year starting pitcher breakout.  For football owners, it’s the idea that a third-year wide receiver may finally break out.
There’s no real reasoning behind it.  Maybe they have just become accustomed to the game.  Maybe they have finally worked their way up the depth chart and will be receiving regular snaps.  Whatever the reason, here are a few third-year receivers who could prove excellent sleepers on draft day:
Pierre Garcon (Indianapolis Colts)

He was solid last season, with 47 receptions for 765 yards and two touchdowns, benefiting from the absence of Anthony Gonzalez.  While Gonzalez is likely to return to the field in 2010, there’s no guarantee that Garcon hasn’t done enough to overtake him as the No. two receiver.
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