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June 28, 2012
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June 28, 2012

Wide Receivers

[ON THE RISE] Lloyd reunites with coordinator Josh McDaniels, who was coach of the Broncos when Lloyd led the NFL in receiving yards in 2010. Yes, the Patriots are loaded with pass catchers, but the sure-handed Lloyd will be the team's only deep threat on the outside, so expect an uptick in touchdowns. Alongside Tom Brady, Lloyd will be in fantasy heaven this year.

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21 Brandon MARSHALL BEARS TIER: 3

AGE: 28 BYE WEEK: 6 AUCTION: $9

[SLEEPER PICK] It was another tumultuous off-season for Marshall, who was accused in March of striking a woman outside a New York City nightclub. (No charges were filed as of late May.) The incident didn't deter Chicago from adding him, and it shouldn't scare off fantasy owners. He excelled in a miserable Miami offense last year. Now reunited with ex-Denver QB Jay Cutler, he'll do even better.

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22 DeSean JACKSON EAGLES TIER: 3

AGE: 25 BYE WEEK: 7 AUCTION: $8

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