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Fantasy Fodder: The Third-Year Wide Receiver Theory

A widely held belief exists that wide receivers do not come into their own until their third year in the NFL. This theory held true for Terrell Owens, who had 14 touchdowns and 1,097 yards receiving in 1998. Chad (Johnson) Ochocinco likewise made a leap in 2003 with 1,355 yards and 10 touchdowns. 

However, guys like Randy Moss, Larry Fitzgerald, Torry Holt and Anquan Boldin developed sooner. Reggie Wayne and Donald Driver took until year four to break out. So I’m not sure I buy this myth.

However, a lot of football brains much bigger than mine swear by this third-year philosophy, so I won’t argue. Using the "third year’s a charm" theory of wide receiver relativity, let’s take a look at the guys who might hit their stride this season.

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