Patrick Turner: Big-time receiver?
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Patrick Turner: Big-time receiver?

In summer drafts of really deep leagues, maybe you shouldn't forget about a Miami Dolphins wide receiver who didn't even run a route last season. That final-round pick could be spent on Patrick Turner. Head coach Tony Sparano said the South Florida Sun Sentinel on Tuesday that one of his biggest regrets from last season was not getting the third-round rookie into more games. Turner was active for only two games and didn't catch a pass. But he is 6-foot-5, 220 pounds and impressed many coaches during offseason workouts. Sparano hopes that Turner can step up his game in 2010 and help alleviate some of the team's needs at wide receiver. "I want to see that growth," Sparano said. "I want to see him more aggressive with the ball when it's in the air. He's a big receiver that I want to see play big."

Fantasy Analysis:

It's telling that Turner couldn't impress enough to pass fellow rookie Brian Hartline on last year's depth chart. But if Turner can get the most out of his physical skills, there really isn't anyone on the Dolphins who can stop him from grabbing a starting spot. However, the Dolphins are still a run-first, run-second team with Chad Henne under center. Any Dolphin WR will have to deal with inconsistent stat lines.

South Florida Sun Sentinel

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I have played fantasy sports since 2001. I've played mostly in fantasy football and baseball leagues. I wrote for FFToolbox from 2002-2005 and re-joined in 2009.

I was an undergraduate from the University of Central Florida, and a master's graduate from Cal State University, Northridge specializing in journalism/mass communication. I make my home in Long Beach, Calif.

While I grew up in California, my favorite football team has always been the New York Giants.

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