Top 5 Overrated Fantasy Wide Receivers
Here is a look at some wide receivers that will frustrate fantasy owners all year:
1. Matt Jones
This former college quarterback was once viewed as a top prospect coming out of the draft. His combination of size (6’6) and speed displayed at the combine had teams drooling over his pro potential, its too bad he hasn’t lived up to the hype. The emergence of Reggie Williams last season as a red zone target and free agent acquisition Jerry Port means that Matt will have a limited opportunity for success.
2. Micheal Jenkins
Jenkins was once so highly regarded by the Falcon that they actually burned a first round pick on this guy (29th overall). He has never proved that he deserved to be picked so high as he is yet to breakout and have a 1,000 season. The Falcons seem to have found a number 1 WR in Roddy White, and Laurent Robinson looks good going into his second year so Jenkins could be the odd man out.
3. Mark Clayton
Clayton is another first round bust from the now infamous 2005 draft, which included Troy Williamson, Mike Williams and also Matt Jones. Clayton also has the unfortunate luck of playing for the Baltimore Ravens who appear unsure as to who their starting QB will be on opening day. Avoid Clayton when draft day comes and your team will be better for it.
4. Muhsin Muhammed
Muhhammed was once a solid fantasy wide receiver, not anymore. He is simply too old and too slow to play a position that demands speed and quickness. His last good fantasy season was in 2004 when he was a member of the Carolina Panthers. Even though he has been reunited with his old pal Steve Smith, he still won’t have enough of an impact to give your team any help.
5. Javon Walker
Walker is the only player listed here who has the potential to have a good season if he is physically able to play. There are two things that are holding him back one is that he has a broken jaw and orbital bone, the other is that he plays for the Oakland Raiders. If you think that Walker will have a good season then daft him, but make sure he is buried on your bench and not in your starting lineup.
Honorable mention: Joe Horn, Drew Bennett, Chris Chambers