Tuesday, August 25, 2009

5 WR's to Target on Draft Day

Anthony Gonzalez-Colts
Gonzalez is an excellent route runner, has developed solid rapport with Peyton Manning and has already proven a capable red zone target in the preseason (2-yd TD in Game 2)

Eddie Royal-Broncos
Not only did Royal break out last season, the addition of offensive mastermind Josh McDaniels only solidifies his spot on the list.  With Brandon Marshall a question mark for the season opener much less the final roster, expect Royal to see plenty of looks.  If he can get on punt coverage that can provide some extra bonus points if your league counts that.

Roddy White-Falcons
Poised with a new contract, White will etch his name in the top echelon of receivers in 2009.  With Tony Gonzalez taking away some coverage over the middle, expect Matt Ryan to have plenty of space down the field to thread the ball into his top target.

Steve Breaston-Cardinals
If you are in a PPR league Breaston is a solid late round pick.  Not many WR's in league history have ever gone over 1,000 yards and 70 catches in a season like Breaston did in 2008.  With Anquan Boldin's injury history always a question, Breaston can easily step in and be a #2 receiver any day.  Given the wide open NFC West, Breaston is a safe bet for another 60 catch, 800 yard, 6 TD season.

Kevin Walter-Texans
Andre Johnson, Owen Daniels, matt Schaub are all fantasy darlings at their positions, but the guy that will win you some leagues is Walter, who can be had late in drafts, who scored just as many times as AJ did in 2008 and who in a PPR league is another must have.  Beat your friends to the punch and grab him in the 10th round and enjoy his 4-6 catches every week for 60+ yards.

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