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WR Depth Chart?

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Smitty

LaFell

Murphy/Pilares

Adams

Gettis

Although Gettis wowed me in '10, he's done nothing in this new offense to warrant a roster spot. People are hating on Hogan for not being healthy, but Gettis seems to get a free pass. I hope he comes back to form, but you must remember, both Gettis and LaFell were in Rivera's doghouse last offseason, and at least LaFell was able to earn his way out of it...and even that took well into the season for him to unseat Legatron.

None of us really know Gettis' work ethic. For all we know, he's a player who felt like he "arrived" based off of 2010...and that's something RR doesn't stand for. I'll admit, this is pure speculation, but RR's comments on LaFell and Gettis last offseason were unfavorable and salty. If Gettis doesn't find himself healthy soon, he might go the way of Otah (minus the trade drama)...

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i see the pecking order for targets/catches being

smitty

lafell

olsen

tolbert

stewart

i just don't see much after that. i can't see much more than maybe 100-150 yards and a score or two from any actual WR than smith and lafell mainly because of the competition for targets between guys at other positions. between those 5 i listed and maybe williams i see 18-20 catches per game and i just can't see more than a couple more receptions added to that per game.

i can see a committee approach to the WR3, but even if one guy won it straight out i don't see him being much of a factor.

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If we're talking about a pecking order, then I would go with Olsen as the second option.

Smith

Olsen/Barnidge

LaFell

Various RB

Murphy/Pilares

Whomever else is left

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If we're talking about a pecking order, then I would go with Olsen as the second option.

Smith

Olsen/Barnidge

LaFell

Various RB

Murphy/Pilares

Whomever else is left

i could go either way on that one. i don't think there will be a whole lot of difference in the number of catches and TDs, tbh. lafell will probably have more yardage but that's got more to do with situations they are asked to catch in.

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If we're talking about a pecking order, then I would go with Olsen as the second option.

Smith

Olsen/Barnidge

LaFell

Various RB

Murphy/Pilares

Whomever else is left

I'd bump the RBs ahead of the TEs in terms of targets.

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Flashes in 2010? He had Moore/Clausen as the QB's and managed to look like a solid #2 as a rookie.

Other receivers also had to contend with Moore and Clausen in 2010. Gettis played in 15 games and had 37 catches and 508 yards in 2010. Lafell's numbers were way way lower that year. He played in 14 games and had 38 catches but only had 468 yards (40 yards less than Gettis). I think there is a halo effect for Gettis as he was the beacon of hope for a lot of people in 2010. Had the one long TD play that many fondly look back on with Quixotic expectations.

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Smitty-90-100 catches

Olsen-80-90

RBs-60-70

Lafell-50-60

everyone else.

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I know Gettis is a board favorite based on flashes in 2010 but he has not played in, well, a long long time. Perspective: Armanti Edwards, Gettis and I had the same number of receptions last year. That said he has potential but I don't want to artificially inflate expectations.

The love for Gettis is remarkable. He has performed very average in the games he played and has been mostly out of action and has yet to see the field this year. The facts don't square with the slobberfest. He's a guy that could easily be cut but huddlers are putting him at the 3.

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