The rule changes made by the NFL has opened up offenses and fantasy football owners have needed to adjust their player rankings and the way they prepare for a draft. Wide receivers now play a huge part in scoring and having a good group of wide outs is imperative if an owner wants to win their league's championship.
Here is a closer look at receivers that should be found late in the draft and can help an owner in the upcoming football season.
Pierre Garcon has made some big improvements in his game over his four years in the league and now he will become the top option for the Washington Redskins and rookie quarterback Robert Griffin. Garcon has nearly 2,500 yards receiving and 16 scores over the last three years and a career year is not out of the question in his first season with the Redskins.
Antonio Brown had a breakout season for the Pittsburgh Steelers as the 24-year-old made 69 receptions for over 1,100 yards and now with the contract status of Mike Wallace up in the air, Brown could have an even bigger impact on the Steelers offense this season.
Eric Decker is entering his third year in the NFL and now the young wide receiver has Peyton Manning throwing the ball and that could lead to a big increase in stats for the 25-year-old. Last year the Broncos receiver made 44 receptions for over 600 yards and eight scores, but with more emphasis on the passing game this year, look for Decker to have a big year.
With football action just around the corner, research and injury reports are the most helpful tools for fantasy football owners. These receivers are in good situations and should help owners with some good numbers in the 2012-13 season.