2013 Outlook: During the 2012 season, Boldin put up stats you'd expect from a receiver on his career's downside. Then he posted one of the best WR postseasons in history (22 catches, 380 yards and four TDs), convincing the casual fan he's still in his prime. Now Boldin lands in San Francisco, where Jim Harbaugh has raved about him. But this is a player who had seven combined TDs the past two years while failing to eclipse 1,000 yards in either season. Michael Crabtree's torn Achilles is going to put pressure on Boldin to produce, but we're not optimistic that's enough to make him more than a flex option.
2013 Outlook: Lloyd wasn't a Chad Ochocinco-level disaster for the Patriots last year, but considering the hype his union with Tom Brady generated, 911 yards and four TDs were a disappointment. More concerning is that the Pats trashed Lloyd's personality before they released him, calling him "erratic" and suggesting he has a clinical problem. He's still a free agent and has played for six teams in his 10 seasons, so we're concerned a good offense might not think he's worth the chemistry risk. But Lloyd has shown he can be an explosive deep threat in the right system. If he signs somewhere, he'll be worth a speculative add.
2013 Outlook: Crabtree suffered a torn Achilles in May and will be out up to six months, putting a possible return sometime in late November and excluding him from draft consideration in one-year leagues.
2013 Outlook: Patton was ultra-productive at Louisiana Tech against inferior competition, but his skills may eventually translate to the NFL. A fluid athlete and pro-level route-runner, he also has nice hands and good enough speed to turn into a legit outside NFL receiver. In his rookie campaign, he'll be a candidate to return punts and kicks, but might not factor on offense; after Michael Crabtree tore an Achilles, the 49ers have tried several veterans in their receiving corps, and traded for Jon Baldwin. Patton is only the stuff of deeper dynasty leagues for now.
2013 Outlook: Baldwin's first impression as a rookie with the Chiefs was breaking his thumb during a weight-room altercation with Thomas Jones, and it's been downhill from there. A former first-rounder, Baldwin caught 41 passes in two seasons with KC, but made tons of mental mistakes. Now he's been dealt to the Niners, where Jim Harbaugh will attempt to convert Baldwin's raw talents into production. Good luck, coach. There's definitely room in the 49ers' receiving corps, but we'd bet heavily against a major contribution from Baldwin in 2013.