3rd Year NFL Wide Receivers
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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 53 active wide receivers whose rookie year was 2012. We list their receptions as well as their career fantasy points.

Player NFL
Team
Depth Age Height Weight 2012
Rec.
2013
Rec.
Total Career
Fantasy
Points
Joe Adams HOU   24 5'11 180 1 0 1 2.0
Cole Beasley DAL WR6 25 5'8 177 15 39 54 61.6
Travis Benjamin CLE WR7 24 5'10 175 18 5 23 75.4
Justin Blackmon JAX   24 6'1 210 64 29 93 166.2
Jarrett Boykin GB WR3 24 6'2 218 5 49 54 88.8
LaVon Brazill FA   25 5'11 191 11 12 23 54.7
Marlon Brown BAL WR4       0 51 51 94.8
Mike Brown JAX WR6 25 5'10 200 0 32 32 56.6
Ryan Broyles DET WR5 26 5'10 188 22 8 30 51.5
LaRon Byrd DAL   25 6'4 220 1 0 1 0.8
Josh Cooper MIN   25 5'10 190 8 9 17 16.6
Juron Criner OAK WR4 24 6'3 221 16 3 19 24.3
Drew Davis ATL WR4 25 6'1 205 4 12 16 43.6
Skye Dawson TB         0 2 2 2.7
Jeremy Ebert ATL   25 6'0 195 0 2 2 1.3
Patrick Edwards DET   25 5'9 175 0 5 5 4.6
Kevin Elliott FA   25 6'3 205 10 0 10 10.8
Michael Floyd ARI WR1 24 6'2 220 45 72 117 210.7
Chris Givens STL WR4 24 6'0 198 42 34 76 146.7
Brittan Golden ARI         0 4 4 13.6
Josh Gordon CLE WR6 23 6'3 225 50 87 137 337.9
T.J. Graham BUF WR4 25 5'11 188 31 23 54 88.2
Junior Hemingway KC WR5 25 6'1 222 0 13 13 24.5
Stephen Hill NYJ WR2 23 6'4 215 21 24 45 83.4
T.Y. Hilton IND WR1 24 5'9 183 50 83 133 276.9
Alshon Jeffery CHI WR2 24 6'3 216 24 89 113 249.3
A.J. Jenkins KC WR3 23 6'0 192 0 8 8 13.6
Damaris Johnson PHI WR5 24 5'8 170 19 2 21 34.2
Darius Johnson FA WR6       0 22 22 27.0
Marvin Jones CIN WR4 24 6'2 195 18 51 69 168.5
Jermaine Kearse SEA WR3 24 6'1 209 3 23 26 63.4
Keshawn Martin HOU WR3 24 5'11 190 10 24 34 66.6
Rishard Matthews MIA WR7 24 6'0 210 11 41 52 71.9
Marvin McNutt CAR WR7 25 6'2 216 0 0 0 0.0
Derek Moye PIT         0 2 2 8.0
Chris Owusu TB WR5 24 6'2 200 1 13 14 13.8
Eric Page TB   22 5'10 180 0 4 4 14.2
DeVier Posey HOU WR4 24 6'1 206 6 18 24 26.8
Michael Preston TEN WR5 25 6'5 206 5 5 10 21.6
Brian Quick STL WR5 25 6'3 220 11 18 29 69.8
Rueben Randle NYG WR2 23 6'2 208 19 41 60 144.9
Mohamed Sanu CIN WR2 24 6'2 210 16 47 63 107.9
Rod Streater OAK WR1 26 6'3 200 39 60 99 190.9
Lamaar Thomas JAX WR5       0 2 2 3.1
Deonte Thompson BAL WR6 25 6'0 203 5 10 15 14.7
Nick Toon NO WR4 25 6'4 218 0 4 4 6.8
Brian Tyms NE         0 2 2 1.2
Griff Whalen IND WR4 24 5'11 185 0 24 24 37.9
Myles White GB WR4       0 9 9 6.6
Nick Williams WAS         0 3 3 1.5
Jarius Wright MIN WR4 24 5'10 180 22 26 48 105.5
Kendall Wright TEN WR1 24 5'10 196 64 94 158 206.9
Devon Wylie SF   25 5'9 187 6 0 6 5.3


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