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 45 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
Phil Bates CLE WR7 25 6' 2 220 0 0 0 0.0
Cole Beasley DAL WR3 26 5'8 177 15 39 54 61.6
Josh Bellamy CHI WR6 25 6'0 206 0 0 0 0.0
Travis Benjamin CLE WR4 25 5'10 175 18 5 23 75.4
Brenton Bersin CAR WR4 24 6' 3 210 0 0 0 0.0
Justin Blackmon JAX WR3 25 6'1 210 64 29 93 166.2
Jarrett Boykin CAR   25 6'2 218 5 49 54 88.8
Marlon Brown BAL WR2       0 51 51 94.8
Mike Brown CAR WR7 26 5'10 200 0 32 32 56.6
Ryan Broyles DET WR5 27 5'10 188 22 8 30 51.5
LaRon Byrd MIA   25 6'4 220 1 0 1 0.8
Juron Criner NYG   25 6'3 221 16 3 19 24.3
Skye Dawson DET WR6       0 2 2 2.7
Michael Floyd ARI WR2 25 6'2 220 45 72 117 210.7
Chris Givens STL WR5 25 6'0 198 42 34 76 146.7
Brittan Golden ARI WR5       0 4 4 13.6
Josh Gordon CLE WR1 24 6'3 225 50 87 137 337.9
T.J. Graham NYJ WR4 25 5'11 188 31 23 54 88.2
Saalim Hakim NYJ WR7 25 6'1 188 0 0 0 -0.3
Junior Hemingway KC WR3 26 6'1 222 0 13 13 24.5
Stephen Hill CAR WR6 24 6'4 215 21 24 45 83.4
T.Y. Hilton IND WR1 25 5'9 183 50 83 133 276.9
Dontrelle Inman SD WR6 26 6' 3 205 0 0 0 0.0
Alshon Jeffery CHI WR1 25 6'3 216 24 89 113 249.3
Damaris Johnson HOU WR3 25 5'8 170 19 2 21 34.2
Marvin Jones CIN WR2 25 6'2 195 18 51 69 168.5
Jermaine Kearse SEA WR2 25 6'1 209 3 23 26 63.4
Keshawn Martin HOU WR4 25 5'11 190 10 24 34 66.6
Chris Matthews SEA WR4 25 6' 5 218 0 0 0 0.0
Rishard Matthews MIA WR3 25 6'0 210 11 41 52 71.9
Chris Owusu NYJ WR6 25 6'2 200 1 13 14 13.8
DeVier Posey HOU WR5 25 6'1 206 6 18 24 26.8
Brian Quick STL WR1 25 6'3 220 11 18 29 69.8
Rueben Randle NYG WR3 23 6'2 208 19 41 60 144.9
Mohamed Sanu CIN WR3 25 6'2 210 16 47 63 107.9
Rod Streater OAK WR3 27 6'3 200 39 60 99 190.9
Tommy Streeter JAX WR5 25 6'5 220 0 0 0 0.0
Deonte Thompson BUF WR6 26 6'0 203 5 10 15 14.7
Nick Toon NO WR3 26 6'4 218 0 4 4 6.8
Brian Tyms NE WR7       0 2 2 1.2
Griff Whalen IND WR4 25 5'11 185 0 24 24 37.9
Myles White GB WR5       0 9 9 6.6
Jarius Wright MIN WR3 25 5'10 180 22 26 48 105.5
Kendall Wright TEN WR1 25 5'10 196 64 94 158 206.9
Devon Wylie STL WR7 26 5'9 187 6 0 6 5.3