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June 28, 2012
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June 28, 2012

Wide Receivers

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67 Steve SMITH RAMS TIER: 6

AGE: 27 BYE WEEK: 9 AUCTION: $0

[INJURY-PRONE] If he can overcome the knee issues he's had since his 2010 microfracture surgery, he'll be valuable to Sam Bradford—and to owners in PPR leagues. Rookie deep threats Brian Quick and Chris Givens will need time to develop, and Smith has more ability than incumbent slot receiver Danny Amendola (also recovering from surgery). If you're in a TD-heavy league, pass.

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68 Rueben RANDLE GIANTS TIER: 6

AGE: 21 BYE WEEK: 11 AUCTION: $0

The G-men saw a skilled, 6' 4" wideout whose numbers were held down by an LSU passing offense that ranked 106th in the FBS when they drafted him No. 63 overall. Randle will compete immediately to be the No. 3 man in what might be the NFL's best receiving corps, and players who are No. 3 in the NFL's best receiving corps tend to have fantasy value sooner or later.

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