Leonard Hankerson, WR, Redskins: Fantasy Football Outlook
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Football > Players > Redskins > Leonard Hankerson

Leonard Hankerson, WR, Redskins

Position/Rank NFL Team Status Experience Age Height Weight Twitter
WR - #71 WAS Injured Reserve 4 years 25 6'2 211 @HankTime85

2013 Outlook: Super Sleeper (high risk/potential)

Last updated on Aug-21-2013 by Ben Standig

Update (8-20): Hankerson hauled in a spectacular one-handed catch for a 10-yard touchdown in the Redskins' preseason win over the Steelers on Monday night. The third-year receiver also left the game early with a right knee injury, the severity of which remains unclear. Assuming the injury is minor, Hankerson remains a risk-reward option worth considering in the final rounds for owners in 12-team leagues. The risk is the 6-foot-3 target remains the inconsistent and injury-prone player he has been through two seasons. The reward is he's the Redskin receiver to own after Pierre Garcon, though that's not saying much. He finished with two receptions for 26 yards.

Everyone loves looking for sleepers. Wide receivers entering their third season are always a popular spot to search for flyers. When fantasy owners do, they will come across the 6-foot-2 Hankerson, who showed good pop as a sophomore after injuries and inconsistency wrecked his rookie season. Last year in 16 games, the former product from the U hauled in 38 receptions for 543 yards (more than Josh Morgan on 10 few grabs) and three scores. Outside of Pierre Garcon, Hankerson has the freakiest physical gifts of the Redskins wide outs and offers RGIII a sincere Red Zone threat. Seeing as Morgan is more of a blocking option and Santana Moss is closer to the end than the beginning of his career, opportunity exists for Hank to emerge as a primary threat (though he'll likely start as a WR4 in Washington). Moss has more immediate fantasy value as a spot starter, but Hankerson has more home run potential. Don't sleep on this sleeper in the late rounds, assuming he builds on his more consistent second season during his third training camp.

2013 Mock Draft Results

Month Position Franchise/Comments
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
15.05 DLF.com - TheFFGhost - Pick made based on My Draft Queue
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #2
July 2nd 2013
17.01 FFToolbox - An under achieving flier in the 17th round. Maybe RG3 can make the most of his talent. Garcon is injury prone and is known to miss time.
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
19.08 DraftSharks - I don't believe in Hankerson, but there's not a lot of other upside in Washington's WR corps. RG3 made all of his pass-catcher better last season and should do so again. The question will be whether Hankerson can seize the bigger role his coaches hope for or prove he's just a big, fast guy who can't turn into an NFL starter.
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