Fantasy Football Trader’s NFL Roundtable: WR Poised for a Fall

Apr 28, 2011

This week’s topic
What top 15 wide receiver do you feel is poised for a fall?
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My response:
I’m sorry, but I’m not a believer in Brandon Lloyd next year. He was one of the best stories in the league last year when he caught 77 passes for a league-high 1448 yards and 11 touchdowns.  Josh McDaniels is gone and John Fox isn’t going to be nearly as pass happy. He already started to show signs of slowing last year. He averaged 68.6 yards in Denver’s last seven games last year after posting a 107.6 average through the first nine games. Lloyd totaled 2370 yards and 15 touchdowns in his first seven seasons so I have every right to be a skeptic.
Another factor is Demaryius Thomas’ eventual return. While he’ll likely miss the first half of the year, he should be in the mix for targets down the stretch. Eddie Royal and Eric Decker will also compete for looks. Plus, let’s not forget Fox’s penchant for running the football. The Panthers, even when they were struggling, were always one of the top running teams in the league. Knowshon Moreno should get plenty of looks.
There just seems to be too many factors that aren’t in Lloyd’s favor. I hope he proves me wrong because I’d love to see that Cinderella story continue, but in terms of being a fantasy stud WR I think his carriage turns back into a pumpkin in 2011.

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