It's a few rounds into your Fantasy Football draft and you realize you haven't grabbed a wide receiver yet.Â This edition will focus on wide receiver busts.
It's likely that Chargers receiver, Vincent Jackson, will slide down the draft board due to a 3-game suspension to start the season.Â He is also unhappy with his contract situation which could lead to a trade.Â Overall, there are better receivers to look at before you pick Vincent Jackson.Â There have been rumors he may only play the final six games of the season if he signs a tender with the Chargers.Â If he continues to slide down the board, take him with one of your last picks as he could be valuable at the end of the year.
The Bears wide receiver showed signs of productivity at the end of season last year.Â However, he is currently the slot receiver for the Bears.Â Jay Cutler will have tight end Greg Olsen, wide receivers Devin Hester and Johnny Knox to look to before targeting Aromashadu.Â Overall, don't believe all the hype until he earns a spot as a starting wide receiver.Â If he goes undrafted, look for him on the waiver wire.
Steve Smith (Carolina)
While Smith is high on most wide receiver rankings, the Panthers have been a running team in the past.Â According to ESPN, both DeAngelo Williams and Jonathon Stewart combined for 2,000 yards with 17 touchdowns last season.Â It's important to realize there are better options before taking Steve Smith.Â He is battling an arm injury, but should be ready for the start of the season.Â Smith will be effective, but there are better options for your first wide receiver.
Pierre Garcon got the second receiver spot in the depth chart which will give Gonzalez limited production.Â Battling injuries the past few years, Gonzalez will have decent numbers behind quarterback Peyton Manning.Â However, don't consider him any higher than the running back/wide receiver flex spot on your team.