Fantasy Watch: Could Russell Fall Into A Sophomore Slump?
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(1090 The Fan) — It’s a reality NFL fans try to ignore after a rookie for their team lights up the league: two years in a row of magic on the field is not easy.
In the fantasy world of Fantasy Football, owners have four sophomore quarterbacks to decide between. As CBS Sports Senior Fantasy Writer Dave Richard puts it, “drafting a quarterback might never get as juicy as it will be this summer.”
The four sophomores of note are Colin Kaepernick, Andrew Luck, Robert Griffin III and the Seahawks’ own Russell Wilson.
In Wilson’s case, Richard says the 2012 third-round pick out of Wisconsin is the one he’s “targeting.” Contrary to slipping into a funk for his second season, Wilson’s postseason experience may have helped him grow into the league even faster. Richard also says Wilson is “the only one of the young guns who received an upgrade at receiver during the offseason without losing anyone from his offense. His health, his playbook, his coaches and the teammates around him are all the same or better. None of the other young quarterbacks can say the same thing.”
To get Richard’s full analysis and what he’s saying about the other three QBs, read his entire article: 2013 Draft Prep: Wilson, Luck, Kap and RG3
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