In addition to this, it would be interesting to know how many rookies have had so many drops.
Jerry Rice. Enough said.
And please show me another rookie receiver who has been their #1 receiving threat all season getting double and triple coverage and having to be handled by the #1 CB week in and week out?
When you get that one let me know.
#1 receiver receiving %; First 12 games; #1 receiver listed first.
Panthers: 51.8% Kelvin Benjamin and ?. Benjamin top target 9 weeks.
Bills: 52.0% Sammy Watkins and Robert Woods. Watkins top target 6 weeks.
Bucs: 46.7% Vincent Jackson and Mike Evans. Evans top target 5 weeks.
Jaguars: 52.8% Cecil Shorts, Allen Robinson, Allen Hurns, and Marquise Lee. Robinson top target 5 weeks.
Dolphins: 55.1% Mike Wallace and Jarvis Landry. Landry top target 3 weeks.
Saints: 60.3% Marques Colston, Kenny Stills, and Brandin Cooks. Cooks top target 3 weeks.
Giants: 56.1% Victor Cruz, Reuben Randle, and Odell Beckham. Beckham top target 3 weeks.
Eagles: 59.7% Jeremy Maclin, Jordan Matthews, and Riley Cooper. Matthews top target 2 weeks.
Packers: 62.5% Jordy Nelson, Randall Cobb, and Davante Adams. Adams top target 2 weeks.
Which of these rookie receivers listed do you think would get the most attention from the secondary in their game planning? Kelvin Benjamin because he is the only threat at WR the team has for a given week. Every CB on the opposing team devotes a majority of their time preparing for Kelvin Benjamin.
If you want Benjamin's reception % to go up find him a couple more wide receiver options the secondary has to worry about in their game planning.