Complete Week 3 Projections

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PROJECTED 2014 SEASON STATS
76. Kenbrell Thompkins, NE WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2013 Statistics703246614.6400066
2014 Projections693953813.8300071
2014 Outlook: Remember way back in Week 1 when Thompkins' 14 targets seemed to spell fantasy superstardom? Or back in Week 3, when his 2 red zone TDs seemed to make him a double-digit threat? Or back in Week 4, when his six catches for 127 yards and a touchdown meant Tom Brady had finally found a reliable pass catcher outside of Gronk? Well, yeah, we may have overreacted a bit. Thompkins crashed hard. After being a healthy scratch in Week 9, he scored just 12 fantasy points the rest of the season. It's hard to imagine that Thompkins will re-establish his fantasy relevance in 2014, but if he does, we'll temper our future projections.
77. Lance Moore, Pit WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2013 Statistics543745712.4200051
2014 Projections765060212.0200070
2014 Outlook: Pittsburgh signed Moore with the hope that he can return to 2012 form. That was his only 1,000-yard season and one of only two in which he's had 100-plus targets. In total, he scored 6 TDs and registered a top-25 fantasy year (9.1 points per game). The 2013 version of Moore saw his targets cut in half (52) and his fantasy points per game drop by 57 percent (3.9). The Steelers have a history of getting quality production out of older players, but the 31-year-old Moore won't likely rise to fantasy relevance.
78. Nate Washington, Ten WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2013 Statistics1045891915.83000104
2014 Projections783960015.4200072
79. Marvin Jones*, Cin WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2013 Statistics805171214.0108650128
2014 Projections614148311.84648076
2014 Outlook: Jones suffered a broken foot in camp and is expected to miss the Bengals' first three games and return in Week 5, following the team's bye week. It's disappointing news, following an impressive year-two bump. A fifth-rounder in 2012, Jones had minimal impact as a rookie, catching 18 balls and scoring only once. Last year he made it into the end zone 10 times, including nine scores inside the red zone. The only player with more? Dez Bryant. For some context, Jones caught 86 percent of targets inside the 20; his Bengals counterpart A.J. Green snagged only 43 percent for 4 TDs. New playcaller Hue Jackson promises a more run-centric attack, so it wouldn't be a huge surprise if Jones' TDs were cut in half this season.
80. Donnie Avery, KC WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2013 Statistics724059614.9226065
2014 Projections764363214.73312082
81. Jermaine Kearse, Sea WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2013 Statistics382234615.7400050
2014 Projections603349214.9300067
82. Jerome Simpson, Min WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2013 Statistics1024872615.1100070
2014 Projections713847312.4200057
2014 Outlook: Simpson showed off his big-play ability early last season, posting 22 of his 32 fantasy points on vertical throws. Things went south after that, as he compiled only 22 such points over the season's final 12 games. Cordarrelle Patterson is partly to blame for the decline; his emergence as a rookie moved Simpson into a backup role, which he still occupies. New O-coordinator Norv Turner is a master at using vertical pass catchers, but keep in mind that Simpson could be facing a suspension after his Nov. 9 arrest on a drunken driving charge.
83. Santonio Holmes, Chi WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2013 Statistics592345619.8100049
2014 Projections814153613.1300069
2014 Outlook: As of this writing, Holmes had yet to find a suitor on the free agent market. It turns out 30-year-old wideouts who've missed more games than they've played the past two seasons aren't hot commodities. Who knew? Even if Holmes does find a team, steer clear of him as a fantasy option. He's posted only one career season with more than 1,000 yards. He's never eclipsed 80 catches. And touchdowns? He's scored only two in 15 games since 2012. Stay away. Stay far away.
84. Marlon Brown, Bal WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2013 Statistics814952410.771-2093
2014 Projections503336311.0400060
85. John Brown, Ari WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2013 Statistics------------------
2014 Projections563342212.8300060
86. Jeremy Kerley, NYJ WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2013 Statistics724352312.23411065
2014 Projections613845912.12415056
87. Eddie Royal, SD WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2013 Statistics674763113.483210104
2014 Projections604243110.33313062
88. Miles Austin, Cle WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2013 Statistics492424410.2000020
2014 Projections583449614.6300065
2014 Outlook: Austin has missed 11 games the past three seasons, so it's difficult to count on him to be his old, productive self anymore. That said, the Browns have very few exciting options at wide receiver, so if you're looking for a late-round flier, you can do worse than a player who scored at least six TDs in four straight seasons prior to being shut out in 2013.
89. Cody Latimer*, Den WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2013 Statistics------------------
2014 Projections533039313.1200051
2014 Outlook: While rookies rarely shine, at least Latimer has the right QB to make him relevant, even if only in rare instances this season. Wes Welker's four-game suspension to start the season should give Latimer a chance to get on the field more than he would have. He's worth a late-round flier in deeper leagues, but just remember rookie wideouts rarely shine right away.
90. Andre Caldwell, Den WRYEARTARRECYDSAVGTDRUSHYDSTDPTS
2013 Statistics301620012.5317034
2014 Projections492934211.8100040
2014 Outlook: Caldwell could see more targets than initially planned, due to Wes Welker's four-game suspension. He's averaged just 9.9 yards per catch during his career, so he's not a big-play option, but Caldwell could hold some value in deeper PPR formats, at least while Welker is out.