Report: Broncos rookie WR Cody Latimer will compete for starting job this year
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Report: Broncos rookie WR Cody Latimer will compete for starting job this year

Vic Lombardi of CBS4 in Denver tweeted today that he's been told Broncos rookie wide receiver Cody Latimer "will compete for a starting job this year. Not next year. Like now."

Fantasy Analysis:

Like, NOW now? I don't know if that was made clear enough.
The Broncos traded up in the second round to select Latimer 56th overall last week. He has standout physical traits -- 6-foot-3, 215 pounds and ran a 4.39-40 at his pro day about two months after undergoing surgery to repair a foot fracture. He also has dependable hands as he dropped only one of his 119 targets last year at Indiana University. But does that mean he will move ahead of Emmanuel Sanders @E_Sanders88 or Wes Welker @WesWelker in the Broncos' passing game pecking order? I doubt it. Latimer's assimilation to the NFL will begin slowly as he will be limited until training camp due to his still-healing foot. That time missed will stunt his immediate growth, but he does have plenty upside and could be a valuable contributor this season if an injury or two befalls Denver's receiving corps. For those considering Latimer in keeper and dynasty leagues, keep in mind that Welker's contract expires after 2014.

Source:
Vic Lombardi via Twitter

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FFToolbox Fantasy Football Writer since 2002
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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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