Robert Woods, WR, Bills
|WR - #78||210.66||BUF||Probable||2 years||23||6'0||190||@robertwoods|
2015 Outlook: Bye Week Fill-inLast updated on Aug-20-2015 by Shawn Childs
After struggling over the first five weeks in 2014 (14 receptions total for 156 yards), Robert was a serviceable flex player over the final 11 weeks as he averaged 11.8 fantasy points per game with Kyle Orton under center. His best performance came in Week 13 against the Jets as he caught nine passes for 118 yards and a score. Woods had three catches or fewer in eight of his 15 starts but was a worthy bye-week fill-in for some fantasy owners. Robert averaged just 10.8 yards per catch partially because the Bills' leaky offensive line didn't allow the downfield throws to develop often. Woods will enter his third season at age 23 and with upside, but his opportunities are likely to dwindle because of Buffalo's increased depth at wide receiver.
SCOUT Fantasy: 5. How will the Bills maximize Percy Harvin's talents while keeping him healthy? And digging deeper, is this a make or break year for guys like Robert Woods and Marquise Goodwin?
Talbot: The Bills have already stated that they plan on using Harvin in a variety of ways. First, you can pencil him in as a kick returner and as in a gadget role from time to time. That said, they want to utilize Harvin as a receiver, both in the slot and on the outside. The biggest reason that Harvin joined the Bills was to reunite with WRs coach Sanjay Lal. Lal really worked with Harvin on his route-running in New York and he had a few productive games with the Jets, especially on the outside. He gives the Bills another legitimate weapon. Due to Buffalo's QB situation, it'd be wise to focus on short passes to guys like Harvin and Watkins and let them create in space. They have the ability to stretch the field but there's no guarantee the quarterback can consistently get them the ball down the field.
As for Goodwin, this is most definitely a make or break season. He only logged one catch in 2014 but injuries played a role in this, as well as falling out of favor with former head coach Doug Marrone. Rex Ryan has hyped up Goodwin's play this offseason and Goodwin himself said he likes the Greg Roman's offense because he's actually involved. He's not a fantasy option, but he has a chance to really rebound this season.
Woods doesn't really fit into the 'make or break' category. He had a terrific season in 2014 with 65 receptions, 699 yards and five touchdowns. That was an increase of 25 receptions, 112 yards and two touchdowns. He'll alternate between the outside and the slot with Harvin.
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2014 Mock Draft Results
FFToolbox Mock Draft July 14
July 14, 2014
|14.03||Draft Sharks - Woods showed nice chemistry with E.J. Manuel last year, totaling 26 catches, 406 yards and 3 TDs in 8 games with Manuel. Those numbers over 16 games would have made him a top 35 WR. He's capable of finishing that high in 2014.|
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