Wide receiver is one of the deepest positions in Fantasy Football this season, and with the signing of
Seahawk followers know what
The hard-working and intelligent Doug Baldwin became a Fantasy darling last year after emerging from nowhere to become a notable free agent addition and solid contributor. Baldwin is going in later rounds of many drafts this year, yet he can certainly outperform the trend. Baldwin had five games with five or more catches last year and is determined to make bigger contributions this season, so target him for sure if your league awards points for receptions.
From a league-wide perspective, Calvin Johnson is the undisputed kingpin of the position, as he is in a class by himself. You’ll see a lot of top wideouts go off the board from rounds two through four, and you cannot afford to wait too long to join in the run. Some notable names to keep on your early short list include Julio Jones, who could be in for a big year, Brandon Marshall, who appears set for a big year paired with Jay Cutler again, and Antonio Brown, who is emerging as a complete all-around playmaker with a high ceiling.
In the middle rounds, Eric Decker may turn out to be the best of the Denver WRs this year, and Denarius Moore has tremendous potential as a downfield threat. Mike Williams appears set for a rebound year with the Buccaneers, and Robert Meachem has the opportunity to break out as a prime target for Philip Rivers. Titus Young and Saints rookie Nick Toon are also other names to keep in mind as the later rounds beckon. Make sure you grab at least two of your top starters in the first five rounds and you’ll be off to a strong start at the position in your draft.
SEAHAWKS FANTASY HISTORY: Joey Galloway caught 22 combined TDs in 1997 and 1998, going over 1,000 yards in each season. Galloway was one of the very first Seahawk Fantasy standouts as Fantasy Football started to explode in popularity in the mid to late 1990s.
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