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 57 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
Joe Adams FA   24 5'11 180 1 0 1 2.0
Cole Beasley DAL WR5 25 5'8 177 15 39 54 61.6
Travis Benjamin CLE WR3 24 5'10 175 18 5 23 75.4
Brenton Bersin CAR WR5 24 6' 3 210 0 0 0 0.0
Justin Blackmon JAX   24 6'1 210 64 29 93 166.2
Jarrett Boykin GB WR4 24 6'2 218 5 49 54 88.8
LaVon Brazill FA   25 5'11 191 11 12 23 54.7
Marlon Brown BAL WR4       0 51 51 94.8
Mike Brown JAX WR5 25 5'10 200 0 32 32 56.6
Ryan Broyles DET WR5 26 5'10 188 22 8 30 51.5
LaRon Byrd CLE   25 6'4 220 1 0 1 0.8
Josh Cooper FA   25 5'10 190 8 9 17 16.6
Juron Criner FA WR4 24 6'3 221 16 3 19 24.3
Drew Davis ATL WR6 25 6'1 205 4 12 16 43.6
Skye Dawson FA         0 2 2 2.7
Jeremy Ebert FA   25 6'0 195 0 2 2 1.3
Patrick Edwards FA   25 5'9 175 0 5 5 4.6
Kevin Elliott FA   25 6'3 205 10 0 10 10.8
Michael Floyd ARI WR1 24 6'2 220 45 72 117 210.7
Chris Givens STL WR6 24 6'0 198 42 34 76 146.7
Brittan Golden FA         0 4 4 13.6
Josh Gordon CLE WR5 23 6'3 225 50 87 137 337.9
T.J. Graham NYJ WR6 25 5'11 188 31 23 54 88.2
Saalim Hakim NYJ WR5 24 6'1 188 0 0 0 -0.3
Junior Hemingway KC WR3 25 6'1 222 0 13 13 24.5
Stephen Hill FA WR2 23 6'4 215 21 24 45 83.4
T.Y. Hilton IND WR1 24 5'9 183 50 83 133 276.9
Alshon Jeffery CHI WR2 24 6'3 216 24 89 113 249.3
A.J. Jenkins KC WR4 23 6'0 192 0 8 8 13.6
Damaris Johnson HOU WR5 24 5'8 170 19 2 21 34.2
Darius Johnson FA WR6       0 22 22 27.0
Marvin Jones CIN WR4 24 6'2 195 18 51 69 168.5
Jermaine Kearse SEA WR3 24 6'1 209 3 23 26 63.4
Keshawn Martin HOU WR3 24 5'11 190 10 24 34 66.6
Rishard Matthews MIA WR7 24 6'0 210 11 41 52 71.9
Marvin McNutt FA WR7 25 6'2 216 0 0 0 0.0
Derek Moye FA         0 2 2 8.0
Chris Owusu NYJ WR5 24 6'2 200 1 13 14 13.8
Eric Page FA   23 5'10 180 0 4 4 14.2
Nathan Palmer DEN   25 5'11 195 1 0 1 -0.4
DeVier Posey HOU WR4 24 6'1 206 6 18 24 26.8
Michael Preston FA WR5 25 6'5 206 5 5 10 21.6
Brian Quick STL WR1 25 6'3 220 11 18 29 69.8
Rueben Randle NYG WR2 23 6'2 208 19 41 60 144.9
Mohamed Sanu CIN WR2 25 6'2 210 16 47 63 107.9
Rod Streater OAK WR2 26 6'3 200 39 60 99 190.9
Julian Talley NYG WR5       0 0 0 0.0
Lamaar Thomas FA WR5       0 2 2 3.1
Deonte Thompson BAL WR6 25 6'0 203 5 10 15 14.7
Nick Toon NO WR6 25 6'4 218 0 4 4 6.8
Brian Tyms NE         0 2 2 1.2
Griff Whalen IND WR5 24 5'11 185 0 24 24 37.9
Myles White FA WR4       0 9 9 6.6
Nick Williams FA         0 3 3 1.5
Jarius Wright MIN WR3 24 5'10 180 22 26 48 105.5
Kendall Wright TEN WR1 24 5'10 196 64 94 158 206.9
Devon Wylie FA   26 5'9 187 6 0 6 5.3


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