FANFOOD FF’13 – Get & Forget WR












The next preseason edition of the FANFOOD Get & Forget will focus on the Wide Receiver position.


There is a wealth of information out there and we have an index of well over 400 Fantasy Football links on the FANFOOD Fantasy Football Tools page. Combing through them all we have come up with some receivers you should get and some you should forget, followed by a recipe for Tennessee Whiskey Barbecue Sauce. (theme continued)


Just like with the RBs, who you end up with as your #1 WR depends on what your position is in your draft. If you have one of the early picks (1-5) you will probably not end up with the likes of Calvin Johnson, A.J. Green, or Dez Bryant. They just won’t make it back to you in the second round so you can FORGET about them. You may however have the option to GET WR1s such as Brandon Marshall, Julio Jones, and Demaryius Thomas. Not bad to pair with your stud RB.

But if you decide to start your draft RB/RB, you still have plenty of options to fill your WR1 roster spot starting in the third round. They may not be as great and as dependable as the above, and they all carry risks, but you can afford to gamble knowing that your starting RBs are rock solid. So which ones should you get and which ones should you forget as you move forward in your draft?

Let’s get to it!


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Andre Johnson

AJ has been called old, and injury prone. Some have said he has lost a step. Sure, it is true that he has never reached double digit TDs, and those people talking have a point, but with the exception of 2011, he has finished in the top 10 twice in the last three years for receptions, and he has racked up the yardage. Johnson was able to stay healthy in 2012 and in doing so produced his 4th seasons with at least 100-plus receptions (PPR leaguers take notice). The addition DeAndre Hopkins will free him up from getting double teamed and is the reason we like him as a WR1 for your squad. He may not get the 10+ TDs you will get from the guys above, but he will be a must-start for your team every week and you can GET him early in the 3rd round.



Victor Cruz

In that same round, you will find Victor. Cruz caught 86 passes for 1092 yard and 10 touchdowns and was rewarded with a brand new contract before training camp. Then he opened his mouth on twitter commenting on the Trayvon Martin Case.”Thoroughly confused. Zimmerman doesn’t last a year before the hood catches up to him.” Dumb “Thug” thing to say and something tells me that it will come back to bite him. But that is not the reason you should FORGET him (although couldn’t blame you if it was). When Hakeem Nicks is healthy, Eli targets him over Cruz, and the deep ball is gone. So you need to ask yourself, Do you think Nicks will play every game this season? If the answer is yes, Cruz won’t be the #1 your team needs.




Dwayne Bowe

As we head into the 4th round, players like Randal Cobb, Vincent Jackson, and Marques Colston are off the board. Should you take a QB like Brady or Ryan? Do you get another RB like Wilson or Gore? Nope GET Dwayne. Bowe will be a solid choice as your second WR with a ton of upside. Alex Smith is a better QB than he has ever played with (not saying much) and the west coast offense that Andy Reid brings to the table will help him improve on the 59 receptions for 801 yards and three touchdowns that he got in 13 games last year. If for some reason he is available in the 5th round, you got a steal and the makings of a great team.



Wes Welker

Wes is going to be there right along with Bowe for the taking in 4th. Demaryius Thomas and Eric Decker will cut into his fantasy points, simply because the targets will not be there. Welker is not the #1 in Denver and while Peyton had a nice year and is still good enough to get him the ball, there are just too many ‘ifs”, so FORGET Wes as your WR2. If you can’t get Bowe here, look to bolster your team with one the RBs above or take a chance on true #1 skill player from another team.




Cecil Shorts

We are 7 rounds into the draft and your competition is high on their teams (probably starting to brag). They are so high that they are starting to skip on some players and drafting backups. Backups for their fake teams and backups for the real teams. Players like Giovani Bernard, Bernard Pierce, and Ben Tate are coming off the board. They are so high that they are reaching for players like Montee Ball, Bryce Brown, Colin Kaepernick and Eddie Lacy. Don’t be that team. Stick to the plan and get a true starter with major upside. That player is Cecil. Shorts was one of the pleasant surprises of the fantasy season last year, breaking the top 25 with 55 receptions for 979 yards and seven touchdowns. The loss of Blackmon for the first four games means he will get more targets early and the return of Justin will allow him to continue the chemistry with his QB all year. GET Shorty as your FLEX to round out your starting roster.



Greg Jennings

All my nephew wanted for his birthday was a Jennings Vikings Jersey (and a Harper one). I wasn’t going to get him both, and especially not the Jennings one. Why you ask? It’s not just because of the cost of the jerseys, it’s because of the price you would have to pay to get Jennings on your fantasy team (see what I did there?). I got him the Bryce Harper Alternate home curly W. Greg will be starring you in the face in Round 5 as your second or third WR, and that is too rich for my blood. Sure he will be the #1 WR in Minnesota, but he will be the #1 receiver on a run-first team with Christian Ponder and Matt Cassel at quarterback. That and the fact that health has been a factor for Jennings, he missed 3 games in 2011 with a leg injury, and groin and abdomen injuries kept him off the field for 8 games last season. He will score enough TDs to make him a good FLEX player for your team, but you can find those later. FORGET drafting him there, but if he falls a round or two later, pounce.


But don’t just take our word on it, see what other’s have to say:


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Tennessee Whiskey Barbecue Sauce


Aged corn whiskeys have a wonderful sweet vanilla flavor that is great in barbecue sauces, but it is easily lost among the bold flavors of the alcohol and the other ingredients of a barbecue sauce. To showcase the whiskey flavors, this sauce does not have many ingredients, but it still is very complex. The secret is to begin by gathering the essence of Bourbon by reducing a cup to a few tablespoons.



2 cups Jack Daniel’s Black Label or Bourbon
1 cup ketchup
1 tablespoon lemon juice
2 tablespoons Worcestershire sauce
2 tablespoons malt vinegar
4 tablespoons dark molasses
1/2 teaspoon liquid smoke (optional)



Taste the whiskey to make sure it is up to your standards.
Pour 1 cup of whiskey into a saucepan and set aside the remaining whiskey.
Bring the saucepan to a boil and reduce the liquid to about 2 tablespoons.
Don’t let the alcohol flame.
Add 1/2 cup of the whiskey and the other ingredients.
Simmer over a low heat for 30 minutes and reduce it by about 1/3.
Use it immediately or bottle it and keep it in the refrigerator for a month or more.
Drink the remaining whiskey.





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