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3rd Year NFL Wide Receivers

There is a common belief among fantasy football players that most NFL wide receivers do not "break out" until their third year in the league. Some recent examples of players who blossomed in their 3rd year: Santana Moss, Chris Chambers, Steve Smith, and Steve Johnson. (from our FF Dictionary)

Here is the list of 29 active wide receivers whose rookie year was 2011. We list their receptions as well as their career fantasy points.

Player NFL
Team
Depth Age Height Weight 2010
Rec.
2011
Rec.
Total Career
Fantasy
Points
Emmanuel Arceneaux NYJ   26 6'2 215 0 1 1 1.0
Doug Baldwin SEA WR2 25 5'10 189 0 51 51 102.6
Jon Baldwin SF WR4 24 6'4 230 0 21 21 31.4
Vincent Brown SD WR2 25 5'11 190 0 19 19 44.9
Randall Cobb GB WR1 23 5'10 192 0 24 24 56.0
Kris Durham DET WR3 26 6'6 216 0 3 3 3.0
Clyde Gates NYJ   27 5'11 197 0 2 2 2.3
A.J. Green CIN WR1 25 6'4 207 0 65 65 153.0
Leonard Hankerson WAS   25 6'2 211 0 13 13 16.3
Dwayne Harris DAL WR4 26 5'10 200 0 0 0 0.0
Andrew Hawkins CLE WR3 28 5'7 180 0 23 23 28.8
Chris Hogan BUF WR5 25 6'1 215 0 0 0 0.0
Andre Holmes OAK WR4 25 6'4 223 0 0 0 0.0
Lestar Jean MIN WR4 26 6'3 212 0 0 0 0.0
Jerrel Jernigan NYG WR3 24 5'8 189 0 0 0 0.0
Julio Jones ATL WR1 25 6'3 220 0 54 54 149.5
Jeremy Kerley NYJ WR3 25 5'9 188 0 29 29 41.8
Greg Little CLE WR2 24 6'2 220 0 61 61 84.4
Ricardo Lockette SEA   27 6'2 211 0 2 2 16.5
Denarius Moore OAK WR2 25 6'0 190 0 33 33 103.9
Austin Pettis STL WR5 25 6'3 207 0 27 27 25.0
Aldrick Robinson WAS WR5 25 5'10 181 0 0 0 0.0
Jeremy Ross DET WR4 26 5'11 215 0 0 0 0.0
Greg Salas NYJ   25 6'1 209 0 27 27 27.2
Demarco Sampson PHI   28 6'2 204 0 3 3 3.6
Dane Sanzenbacher CIN   25 5'11 180 0 27 27 45.2
Cecil Shorts JAX WR2 26 6'0 202 0 2 2 9.0
Torrey Smith BAL WR1 25 6'0 205 0 50 50 130.0
Ryan Whalen CIN   24 6'1 200 0 4 4 2.7
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