Moving on Up!! Moving on Down!! Take a look at who to target and who to avoid on draft day
It is important to be in the know on the comings and goings of fantasy relevant players. This offseason saw much movement in this regard, including some heavy hitters. In our continuing series, we have broken down players with new addresses by position, and what effect this change may have on their fantasy outlook. Here now are the wide receivers.
Danny Amendola: Rams to Patriots.
Assumes the role vacated by Wes Welker. Clear No. 1 should be quite busy. There is glaring lack of experience behind him on depth chart. Targets should be ample.
Donnie Avery: Colts to Chiefs.
Joins decent offense as No. 2 opposite Dwayne Bowe. Well-traveled receiver should produce here.
Arrelious Benn: Traded from Buccaneers to Eagles.
Recently tore his ACL and is out for the year.
Prognosis: Negative, cross him off your draft lists.
Davone Bess: Traded from Dolphins to Browns.
Has been reasonably consistent throughout career, but not the best situation here. Browns will throw more with Norv Turner, but not sure Weeden can be trusted.
Anquan Boldin: Traded from Ravens to Niners.
With Crabtree out indefinitely, Boldin will be top target along with Vernon Davis. Getting older, but still productive, and should fare well.
Josh Cribbs: Browns to Raiders.
Significant drop in production last year. Will be primary kick returner in Oakland, but will likely not be involved in offense much.
Brandon Gibson: Rams to Dolphins.
3rd receiver behind Wallace and Hartline. Nothing special, but should duplicate previous production with Rams.
Ted Ginn Jr: 49ers to Panthers.
Forgotten man with Niners last year. Will return kicks here, but should also be in the mix at wide receiver.
Percy Harvin: Traded from Vikings to Seahawks.
Explosive multi-purpose threat will require surgery on injured hip. Could return in December, but likely in limited capacity.
Devery Henderson: Saints to Redskins.
Production has dropped in recent years. Leaves Saints offensive juggernaut for Washington, where he finds himself buried on depth chart. Do not expect much.
Darrius Heyward-Bey: Raiders to Colts.
Former top ten pick competing for No. 2 spot opposite Reggie Wayne. Talent is clearly there, still largely unfulfilled. Change of scenery could lead to increased production.
Domenik Hixon: Giants to Panthers.
Marginal receiver could potentially be 3rd receiver, but production will be limited.
Michael Jenkins: Vikings to Patriots.
Veteran receiver has always been solid, but far from spectacular. With Brady at the controls, could see career highs in both receptions and yards.
Greg Jennings: Packers to Vikings.
Moves over to bitter division rival. Going from Rodgers to Ponder is not ideal, but instead of being part of large, offensive ensemble, will now be undisputed top target. Sheer volume will help cause, but quarterback situation is an issue.
Louis Murphy: Panthers to Giants.
Possesses tremendous speed, but not much opportunity here. However, in this offense, should improve slightly on last year’s numbers.
David Nelson: Bills to Browns.
Missed almost all of 2012 due to knee injury. Buried on depth chart at the moment, but could see more targets if pre-injury form can be recovered.
Kevin Ogletree: Cowboys to Buccaneers.
Huge opening day performance last season, but quickly faded. Will be more involved in Tampa as 3rd receiver.
Donte’ Stallworth: Patriots to Redskins.
Well-traveled receiver gets second stint in Washington. Was released before season by Patriots last year. May not make final roster here.
Mike Wallace: Steelers to Dolphins.
Speedster will be top guy in Miami, although Hartline may catch more balls. If Tannehill continues to improve, this could work out well.
Kevin Walter: Texans to Titans.
Veteran wideout has seen steady decline in production. New environment will not alter this trend.
Wes Welker: Patriots to Broncos.
After six seasons with Brady, joins Peyton in Denver. Will not duplicate past video game numbers here in loaded offense, but will remain productive.