RP4
Written by
Eric Stashin the Rotoprofessor

It has been some time since we updated our QB Rankings, so with drafting season in full gear let’s see how things currently pan out (you can view our original Top 10 by clicking here):

  1. Drew Brees – New Orleans Saints - After throwing for 5,069 yards (leading the league by nearly 500 yards) and 34 TD last season (tied for league lead), do I really need to say more?
  2. Peyton Manning – Indianapolis Colts - While the departure of an aging Marvin Harrison could have an effect on his performance, the Colts are still loaded with plenty of firepower.  Reggie Wayne and Anthony Gonzalez offer very good targets on the outside, as does Dallas Clark from the TE position.  That’s not to mention the pair of RB in Joseph Addai & Donald Brown who can provide some help out of the backfield.  Needless to say, they are one explosive offensive team.
  3. Tom Brady - New England Patriots – There were concerns entering the preseason and rightfully so.  After missing the majority of the 2008 season you just didn’t know exactly what you were going to get out of one of the premier QBs in the league.  He’s responded by going 14-23 for 157 yards and 2 TD (an 1 interception) over the first two preseason games.  There’s still a risk, but it’s a good enough performance to convince me he belongs in the Top 3.
  4. Philip Rivers – San Diego Chargers - He threw for over 4,000 yards and 34 TD without an elite wide receiver at his disposal.  They didn’t address the position much via free agency or the draft, but a fully healthy LaDanian Tomlinson will certainly help.
  5. Kurt Warner – Arizona Cardinals - The rumors of Anquan Boldin’s departure proved unfounded as he will return to Arizona along with Larry Fitzgerald & Steve Breston to form one of, if not the best receiving triumvirate in the game.  They proved how explosive they could be last season and I’d expect more of the same in 2009.
  6. Aaron Rodgers - Green Bay Packers – If the Packers could keep him off his back the sky is the limit.  With over 4,300 yards and 23 TD he quickly proved that the team made the right decision in moving on from Brett Favre.  He’s not going to sneak up on anyone this season, that’s for sure.
  7. Tony Romo – Dallas Cowboys - He’s been spectacular in the preseason, throwing for 192 yards in the second game.  Still, while some believe the absence of Terrell Owens will allow him to spread the ball around more and grow as a QB, that’s an awfully big leap of faith for fantasy owners to make.  Time will tell, but we all know he can perform and should be a solid QB in all formats.
  8. Donovan McNabb – Philadelphia Eagles - The addition at left tackle is going to help him immediately, as is first round draft pick Jeremy Maclin.  A solid back up to Brian Westbrook may help to keep him healthy and the addition of Michael Vick gives the offense another wrinkle.  Put it all together and 2009 could be a big season for him.  McNabb could be a stud this season.
  9. Matt Ryan – Atlanta Falcons - He was tremendous in his rookie season and adding the best tight end in history just gives him that much more to work with.  While I wouldn’t draft him over the other quarterbacks on this list, he easily could outperform the majority of them by year’s end.
  10. Matt Schaub - Houston Texans – He took a huge step forward last season throwing for over 3,000 yards in a season for the first time in his career, despite only playing in 11 games.  With Andre Johnson, one of the top two WR in the game, at his disposal, there’s no reason to think he can’t continue as long as he stays healthy.
  11. Jay Cutler - Chicago Bears – He’s proven how good he could be, but he trades in some tremendous wide receivers to go to a place where it is tough to throw come December.  Talk is that he’s already developed a rapport with TE Greg Olsen, which certainly should help, but he’s not likely to be able to produce like he did with the receivers he currently has.
  12. Ben Roethlisberger – Pittsburgh Steelers - He’s at a disadvantage, given the team’s propensity to grind it out instead of take to the air.  Still, when healthy, he’s a solid option in all formats with a pair of solid WR in Hines Ward and Santonio Holmes to work with.
  13. Carson Palmer - Cincinnati Bengals – Will he be able to perform like he did prior to getting injured?  Who knows, honestly, but that concern makes him a major risk.  Throw in the fact that he’s hurting again this preseason and may not again take the field until the regular season and he is much better suited for a backup role.
  14. Eli Manning – New York Giants - Concerned about the WR situation in NY?  While they don’t have a blow away option, they have significant depth and there’s no reason to think he won’t be able to be a useful option and the perfect bye week replacement.
  15. Brett Favre – Minnesota Vikings - For those who want to believe that he’s washed up and can’t handle the rigors of the NFL, how quickly we forget that he actually led the Jets to an 8-3 start in 2008.  The guy can clearly still play and is worth using as a backup.
  16. Trent Edwards – Buffalo Bills - I’ve already spoken about him as a potential breakout candidate (click here for the article) and I still stand by that.  Of course, he may need Terrell Owens to take the field in order to get there, but word is he should be fine soon enough.
  17. Matt Hasselbeck – Seattle Seahawks - Injury limited him in 2008, but we all know what he’s capable of and the addition of T.J. Houshmanzadeh will certainly help.  As a backup, he’s certainly usable.
  18. Matt Cassel – Kansas City Chiefs - Was he a product of the Patriots system or is he really as good as he showed last season?  We’ll find out soon enough, but with Dwayne Bowe & Larry Johnson helping him lead the offense he should have a solid season.
  19. David Garrard – Jacksonville Jaguars - He’s going to be playing with the best WR he has in Tory Holt, but who knows exactly what he has left in the tank. 
  20. Kyle Orton – Denver Broncos - He was nothing special in Chicago, but he replaces Jay Cutler in an offense that has its share of firepower.  He’s been great in the spring, going 27-42 with 271 yards and 1 TD.  Of course, the 4 interceptions do not make owners very happy and keep him as nothing more than a low-end back-up. 

What do you think of these rankings?  Who is too high?  Too low?  Who got left off completely?

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I have revised my 2009 fantasy football Tight End rankings.  Click on the names for a more in-depth profile.

1.  Jason Witten
2.  Antonio Gates
3.  Tony Gonzalez
4.  Dallas Clark
5.  Chris Cooley
6.  Owen Daniels
7.  Greg Olsen
8.  Zach Miller
9.  John Carlson
10.  Kellen Winslow
11.  Dustin Keller
12.  Visanthe Shiancoe
13.  Heath Miller
14.  Tony Scheffler
15.  Kevin Boss
16.  Jeremy Shockey
17.  Brent Celek
18.  Vernon Davis
19.  Anthony Fasano
20.  Brandon Pettigrew
21.  Bo Scaife
22.  Marcedes Lewis
23.  Todd Heap
24.  Donald Lee
25.  Chase Coffman

Tony Scheffler is a decent TE option as Kyle Orton has a tendency to throw to Tight Ends. He is, however, playing in an offense that typically doesn’t utilize TEs with great frequency. That said, as long as he’s healthy the Broncos will look for ways to get him the ball.  I wouldn’t look to draft Scheffler until the 15th round or so. I’m expecting 35 catches for 500 yards and 4 TDs.
 
Kevin Boss has the ability to be a solid fantasy TE, it’s just a matter of opportunity.  It appears as if Travis Beckum will take away some of Boss’ chances.  Still, Boss is a big, athletic target who Eli will utilize in the red zone.  Don’t expect a major step forward for Boss.  I’m expecting him to catch 35 passes for 450 yards and 5 TDs.
 
Jeremy Shockey could just as easily be one of the top ten fantasy this year as he could be a bust.  If he doesn’t let his big mouth and massive ego get in the way, he will be a bargain, going somewhere in the 12th round or so in fantasy drafts.  He also needs to stay healthy something that isn’t a given either.  I’m expecting 60 catches for 700 yards and 3 TDs. Though I expect more from him, his risk factor has him lower in my rankings.
Brent Celek was a force in the Eagles’ playoff run last year catching 19 passes for 151 yards and 3 TDs.  He finished with 27 catches for 318 yards and 1 TD in the regular season, but it’s the postseason heroics that have fantasy owners grabbing Celek as their TE2.  The Eagles have a ton of weapons, but Celek should continue to progress.  Most of the Eagle WRs are smallish, so Celek should be a go-to-guy in the red zone.  He’s going around the 13th round of fantasy drafts.  I’m expecting 40 catches for 480 yards and 5 TDs.
 
Will Vernon Davis ever live up to the hype?  I’m afraid it’s now or never for Davis.  I just don’t know if he will ever have the discipline it requires to be a reliable TE.  Obviously Mike Singletary has had some issues with Davis, and if the team struggles like it’s projected to, there could be more issues.  Davis may have one of the best physiques, but it takes much more than that.  He’ll probably go anywhere between 13th and 15th round in fantasy drafts, but I’d let someone else have that headache.  I’m putting him at 38 catches for 420 yards and 3 TDs.

Anthony Fasano was very up and down last year with just four games with 40+ yards, but he delivered the goods with 7 TDs.  I wouldn’t expect him to come near that number, but he should be an adequate TE2.  He’s been going around the 13th round in fantasy drafts, but I would wait a couple rounds more provided there were comparable TEs still available.  I’m predicting 35 catches for 395 yards and 4 TDs.

 
Brandon Pettigrew has been slowed by a thigh injury this camp and his fantasy value is fading fast.  The more time he misses, the harder it will be for Pettigrew to catch up.  I wouldn’t even bother drafting him unless you are in a deep dynasty league.  Just keep an eye on him and watch how he progresses during the year.  If he shows signs of catching on, feel free to snatch him up.  At this point my expectations are very low.  20 catches for 320 yards and 2 TDs.
 
Bo Scaife had a great year with 58 catches for 561 yards and 2 TDs, but I expect him to take a major step back with the emergence of Rookie Jared Cook.  The Titans also brought in Nate Washington and Kenny Britt so look for them to rely on Scaife much.  He’s worth a roster spot until he proves otherwise, but I would wait until the very end of the draft to grab him.  I’m predicting 30 catches for 380 yards and 2 TDs.
 
Marcedes Lewis had a decent 2008 season with 41 catches for 489 yards and 2 TDs.  His 2007 numbers were fairly similar with 37-391-2.  He dropped a ton of passes last year though, and if that trend continues he could find himself on the bench.  He’s a decent bye week replacement.  I probably wouldn’t draft him, but would consider him when my starter went on bye.  My prediction is 38 catches for 420 yards and 2 TDs.
Todd Heap is no longer the player he once was.  Plus, the Ravens brought in TE L.J. Smith, which will cut down on Heap’s looks.  You can use him as a bye week replacement, but I wouldn’t do so against a team with a good pass rush.  Heap will be in blocking mode during those weeks.  I’m expecting 30 catches for 325 yards and 2 TDs.

Donald Lee regressed last year from 48-575-6 in 2007 to 39-303-5 last year.  The emergence of Jermichael Finley should continue to take a toll on Lee’s production.  Lee could be utilized more as a blocker with Finley getting the looks in passing situations.  It’s certainly something to monitor before you draft Lee.  I’d probably hold off on a backup until my bye week rather than roll with Lee.  I’m expecting 25 catches for 285 yard and 4 TDs.

Chase Coffman will eventually be an asset in the passing game for the Bengals, but he will have to make an adjustment to playing Tight End at the pro level.  That means learning how to block, something he wasn’t asked to do a lot of at Missouri.  Once he catches on, look for Coffman to be a decent TE2 option.  Again, I wouldn’t draft him unless you are in a deep dynasty league.  My prediction is 20 catches for 280 yards and 3 TDs.
Dustin Keller had a nice Rookie year with 48 catches for 535 yards and 3 TDs.  He was really beginning to pick up steam in Weeks 10-13 averaging 6.75 catches for 78.25 yards before the wings fell off the Jets and Brett Favre’s arm went limp.  With limited options to catch the ball and a green QB in Kellen Clemens or Mark Sanchez, look for Keller to see plenty of targets as their check down option.  I’m afraid the TDs are going to be few and far between, but he should be a solid, low end TE1 making him a solid value as he’s going around the 12th Round in fantasy drafts.  His value increases in PPR leagues.  I’m expecting 70 catches for 800 yards and 3 TDs.
Visanthe Shiancoe has to be pleased with the addition of Brett Favre as Favre has traditionally liked going to Tight Ends in the red zone (Mark Chmura, Bubba Franks, Donald Lee). He probably won’t see an increase in looks with the addition of Percy Harvin, who should get plenty of work in the slot, but he could keep his TD total high to maintain his fantasy value.  He’s going around the 12th Round of fantasy drafts and is a borderline TE1 and a solid TE2.  Personally I would TE earlier so I wouldn’t have to rely on Shiancoe as my #1.  With Adrian Peterson, Chestery Taylor, Bernard Berrian, Sidney Rice, and Harvin, there are a lot of mouths to feed on the Vikings.  Consistency will be an issue.  I think he’ll finish with 45 catches for 575 yards and 5 TDs.
Heath Miller has been a fairly consistent TE2 the past four years.  He has averaged 42 catches for 483 yards and 5.25 TDs.  He’s very athletic, but is often used heavily in pass protection that his numbers are what they could be if he played in another offense.  That said, he still is a nice backup Tight End and spot starter. He’s going around the 13th Round of fantasy drafts, although I would wait a bit longer for a TE2 had I already picked a TE1.  I see him having similar production as his aforementioned career numbers.  40 receptions for 480 yards and 5 TDs.

Zach Miller made huge strides in his second year hauling in 56 passes for 778 yards.  Unfortunately he only crossed the goal line once, but he’s still a serviceable TE.  He was consistently inconsistent with eight games with fewer than 50 yards and eight games with 50+.  Unfortunately he did score the occasional TD to buoy some of the low yardage games.  He’s clearly JaMarcus Russell’s top target though as the next closest Raider was Darren McFadden with 29 receptions.  Breakout candidate Chaz Schilens is out with a broken foot so Miller will continue to get a lot of looks.  He is an adequate TE1, but only because you’ll be getting him around the 13th round.  He should be good for 65 catches for 850 yards and 3 TDs.

John Carlson would be higher on my list after a 55 catch, 627 yard, 5 TD rookie season, but with the additional of T.J. Houshmandzadeh at WR, I’m afraid he won’t get as many targets.  Plus with Walter Jones sidelined following knee surgery, Carlson’s blocking duties could increase.  He’s still a big, talented target though, so he should be productive.  Just don’t expect him to make the leap into the top five fantasy TEs this year.  Although for a guy going in the 10th round of fantasy drafts, you shouldn’t really expect that much of a leap.  He should be good for 60 catches for 700 yards and 4 TDs.

Kellen Winslow is not short on talent or determination, that’s for sure.  However, his volatile behavior can be detrimental to a team.  His ability to control his emotions leaves plenty to be desired.  He is injury-prone, but for the most part guts them out.  He should be in a better situation in Tampa where he can better keep his emotions in check, but new Coach will not allow Winslow’s antics to make him lose control of the team.  He will get plenty of targets because the WRs outside of Antonio Bryant don’t pose a threat, but that will also mean he garners more attention from the opposing defense.  He’s going around the 7th round of fantasy drafts, and while he could finish with better numbers than Zach Miller of John Carlson, he’s a riskier proposition.  If he stays healthy he should catch 70 passes for 850 yards and 5 TDs.  I just wouldn’t bank on him playing a full season.

For all the talk of Chris Cooley being pushed by Fred Davis last year, he just went out and turned in a 83 catch, 849 yard season.  Both were career highs for Cooley, but he managed just 1 TD as he was used more as a blocker in the red zone.  He had 27 TDs in his first four year though, so I’m expecting him to rebound in that department in 2009.  He’s going a few rounds after Witten, Gates, Gonzo, and Clark, in the 8th round, although he could put up similar numbers, especially compared to Dallas Clark.  I think he’ll catch 70 passes for 800 yards and 6 TDs.
 
Owen Daniels has to compete with two great WRs in Andre Johnson and Kevin Walter, as well as RB Steve Slaton, for receptions.  He had a solid 2008 season with 70 passes for 862 yards and 2 TDs.  It’s bizarre that he caught 5 TD passes (out of 34 receptions) as a Rookie and 5 over the past two seasons (133 receptions).  He should continue to put up big reception and yardage numbers, but I’m not convinced he’s going to make a great leap in TD production.  I expect him to catch 65 passes for 800 yards and 4 TDs.  He is going around the 8th round in fantasy drafts, making him a solid value there.  If you miss out on one of the big four, don’t sweat it.  Daniels is more than serviceable.
 
Greg Olsen is expected to make a big leap with new QB Jay Cutler. He had a solid year with 54 catches for 574 yards and 5 TDs.  Chicago is lacking playmakers at WR so Olsen should factor into the passing game even more.  Cutler has shown an inclination to hit the Tight End, as evidenced by his connection with Tony Scheffler (when healthy).  Plus, I expect Matt Forte to catch fewer passes to reduce the wear and tear on him, and the fact that Cutler hasn’t historically thrown a lot of screen passes.  Olsen is going around the 6th round. Personally I would wait on Daniels and Cooley, but Olsen does have more upside.  I think he finishes a notch below with 65 catches for 750 yards and 5 TDs.

I’m interested to see whether or not T.O.’s departure will hinder Jason Witten’s production.  Love him or loathe him, T.O. did make life easier for Witten when he wasn’t making his buddy Tony Romo nuts.  Despite turning in a solid season with 81 catches for 952 yards 4 TDs, Witten’s numbers were way off his outstanding 96-1145-7 2007 performance.  Of course Tony Romo missed Weeks 7-9 where Witten had just 7 catches for 52 yards.  The Cowboys at least brought in Jon Kitna to be Romo’s backup, which is a major upgrade over Brad Johnson.  With a healthy and happy Romo, who not only got rid of the T.O. headache, but the Jessica one as well, and a good insurance policy, I see Jason Witten as the top Tight End again in 2009.  He’ll likely go in the 4th round of fantasy drafts, and should be the first one off the board.  As Romo’s most reliable weapon I expect Witten to catch 100 passes for 1150 yards and 8 TDs. 

Considering the season Philip Rivers had, it’s amazing that Antonio Gates had “just” 60 catches for 704 yards and 8 TDs.  While they are impressive numbers for a TE, they are far below the 79-993-10 he averaged the previous four years.  He battled through foot and ankle injuries that took away his leaping ability, which is one of Gates’ best assets.  Gates committed to working harder on his conditioning in the offseason and is in great shape.  With his explosiveness back, Gates can make a run at reclaiming his title of best fantasy TE.  Gates will be anywhere from the 2nd to 4th TE selected in fantasy drafts, most likely in the late fourth/early fifth round.  He should be good for 80 catches for 1000 yards and 10 TDs.

Tony Gonzalez made the move from Kansas City to Atlanta.  While he goes to an offense with more weapons (Roddy White, Michael Turner, Michael Jenkins, Jerious Norwood), he also goes to a team with a much better QB.  Matt Ryan had a solid Rookie season, and with the addition of Gonzo, he should take the next step towards fantasy greatness.  Atlanta will run more than KC did so I look for his numbers to drop a little.  I know he played for KC when they ran a lot an still produced, but he was younger and that was a better offense.  I still expect Gonzo to be a top three TE so it’s not like I don’t value him.  He’s going in the 5th Round of fantasy drafts.  I’m putting him on a 70 catch, 900 yard, 7 TD season.

Dallas Clark is the low end of the elite TE, but there is a drop off after he goes off the board (likely in the late 5th/early 6th round).  Clark put together another solid season with 77 catches for 848 yards and 6 TDs, showing the 58-616-11 he put up in 2007 wasn’t a fluke.  With Marvin Harrison gone, Clark should consider to be one of Peyton Manning’s primary targets.  I actually expect him to take a little step back this year simply because he was so productive last year.  I’m looking for him to have 65 catches for 850 yards, and 7 TDs.

I have revised my 2009 fantasy football Wide Receiver rankings, as well as expanded it to the top 40.  Click on the names for a more in-depth profile.

1. Larry Fitzgerald
2. Andre Johnson
3. Randy Moss
4. Calvin Johnson
5. Reggie Wayne
6. Greg Jennings
7. Steve Smith
8. Roddy White
9. Marques Colston
10. Terrell Owens
11. Anquan Boldin
12. Dwyane Bowe
13. Brandon Marshall
14. Roy Williams
15. Santonio Holmes
16. Wes Welker 
17. T.J. Houshmandzadeh
18. Chad Ochocinco
19. Anthony Gonzalez
20.  Lee Evans
21. Vincent Jackson
22. DeSean Jackson
23. Laveranues Coles 
24. Braylon Edwards
25. Eddie Royal
26. Antonio Bryant
27. Hines Ward
28. Santana Moss
29. Kevin Walter
30. Donald Driver
31. Ted Ginn, Jr.
32. Donnie Avery
33. Jerricho Cotchery
34. Bernard Berrian
35. Torry Holt
36. Lance Moore
37. Derrick Mason
38. Devin Hester
39. Steve Breaston
40. Muhsin Muhammad

Jeremy Maclin is a talented Rookie WR from Missouri.  It may take an injury for him to make a major impact outside of the return game.  Still, he’s in a high-powered offense with a talented QB and should make some noise at some point in the year.  I think he’ll start off slow, but as he grasps the offense, he will take off.
Prediction:  45 catches for 600 yards and 4 TDs
Michael Crabtree is not endearing himself with NFL fans or fantasy owners.  I think he’s the most delusional person since our last President.  If he believes he can sit out a year and improve his draft status without working out for teams, that’s a whole new version of fantasy football.  I think he’ll eventually cave because you just can’t make the money back you’ll lose.  He’ll start slow, and possibly endure and injury (hamstring most likely).  Eventually he’ll make an impact though.
Prediction:  40 catches for 550 yards, 6 TDs
Brian Robiskie will start out slow because he’s falling behind Mohamed Massaquoi and Josh Cribbs on the depth chart.  I think he’s too talented to stay down long though, and should work his way into the rotation around the middle of the year.  He’ll have some solid games, but be very inconsistent.
Prediction:  36 catches for 450 yards, 4 TDs

Percy Harvin is going to see action all over the place.  In the slot, out wide, as a Running Back, a return man, and a Wildcat QB.  The Vikings will have to go against their standard and get creative to get the ball in his hands.  Once it’s there, look out.  He can score from anywhere on the football field.  He’ll be more exciting to watch than a valuable fantasy player to rely on, but that will come in time.
Prediction:  50 catches for 600 yards, 200 rushing yards, 7 total TDs

Hakeem Nicks was supposed to make one of the biggest splashes from the rookie WRs, but is not having a good preseason.  The Giants have plenty of options at WR (Domenik Hixon, Steve Smith, Mario Manningham, and Sinorice Moss) so if he doesn’t start turning heads, don’t look for much of an impact in 2009.
Prediction:  25 catches for 300 yards, 2 TDs

Justin Gage had 651 yards on just 34 catches (19.1 yards per catch) with 6 TDs.  With the addition of Nate Washington, Gage will have to catch quite a few more passes to match is 2008 yardage output.  Plus, with the addition of Rookie Kenny Britt, he’s going to have to stay healthy.  Gage had 92+ yards in three games and fewer than 50 yards in seven games making it hard to rely on him for anything more than a WR4 or WR5.  Playing for a defensive-minded team with a run-heavy offense leaves my expectations lower for a somewhat unproved player for a team with two more mouths to feed.  Gage is going in the 11th round in fantasy drafts, which is a pretty fair value.  I’m expecting him to catch 50 passes for 700 yards and 5 TDs.

Patrick Crayton is the #2 WR again now that T.O. has moved on toe Buffalo.  Miles Austin will get his catches as the #3 WR, and TE Jason Witten catches more than his share of passes so Crayton’s value is not that of a normal #2 WR in an offense as explosive as Dallas’ should be.  Aside from the weapons in the passing game, the Cowboys also have a formidable ground game with Marion Barber III, Felix Jones, and Tashard Choice.  Crayton is worth a roster spot as a WR4 or WR5, but I think he’s being drafted a little early (12th round).  If last year is an indication, Crayton should have some value in Week 4 (Denver), Week 5 (Kansas City), and Week 12 (Oakland since Nnamdi Asomugha will be matched up with Roy Williams).  He plays the Saints in Week 15, but I would have a hard time gambling on him in the fantasy playoffs.  I think he’s good for a slight bump over last year with 55 catches for 675 yards and 6 TDs.

Domenik Hixon had a decent year for the Giants with 43 catches for 596 yards and 2 TDs.  While he wasn’t a consistent threat, he did have seven games with 57+ yards.  He will enter the season as the #1 WR, though he’ll have to hold off Rookie Hakeem Nicks.  I wouldn’t really trust any Giant WR for more than a spot duty role, Hixon is worth a roster spot as a WR4 or WR 5.  Weeks 4 (Kansas City), 6 (New Orleans) and 12 (Denver) appear to be the best bets.  He’s going in the 10th round of fantasy drafts.  I’m expecting 65 catches for 780 yard and 4 TDs.

Davone Bess has been moving up draft boards as a trendy sleeper pick.  He will have to hold off Greg Camarillo, who is coming off a knee injury.  Bess had 54 catches as a Rookie for 554 yards and a TD.  He really stepped it up the final six weeks of last year with 35 catches for 366 yards (61 yards per games).  Bess is going in the 13th round of fantasy drafts and should get a slight bump in PPR leagues.  I would consider him a decent WR4 and a nice WR5 with a ton of upside.  I’m looking for 70 catches for 700 yards and 3 TDs.


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