Fantasy Football WRs: Waiting in the Wings

August 1, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

In our final part of the series, we move on to lesser known wide receivers who will likely get a chance to shine in the coming years.
In many cases, their chances will come through attrition above them on the depth chart.
In others, it may be due to an expiring contract and the team being unable to guarantee greater snaps or money.
For some, it may be a combination of the two.  Franchise tags are not usually used on receivers, and the position is not one that sees many players rise to fantasy prominence after being traded or released.
The “3rd Year Rule” as it relates to WRs is one that is often followed by not just fantasy coaches, but the NFL as well. 
This rule simply states that a WR is likely to realize their current and future NFL potential during their third year.  This is due largely in part to the learning process involved with the receiving position.
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