2013 Outlook: The good: Graham could be a starter this year. The bad: The team that employs him is the Buffalo Bills. A straight-line runner whose routes are all kinds of raw, Graham showed he could occasionally stretch the field in his rookie campaign, but has little variation to his game. He'll battle the likes of Marquise Goodwin and Da'Rick Rogers for the deep-threat job, but with either Kevin Kolb or rookie E.J. Manuel under center, there's probably not a ton of value no matter who wins the gig alongside Stevie Johnson and Robert Woods.
2013 Outlook: Streeter generated some buzz at the '11 combine by running a 4.4 40 at 6-foot-5 and 220 pounds. But he absolutely wasn't ready to run pro routes, and when he sprained a foot in training camp, the Ravens used it as an opportunity to place him on IR. It would be a major leap to say Streeter is ready for a big role in Baltimore after never having played a regular-season snap, but guys with his size/speed combo don't come around often. He could get in the mix for targets behind Torrey Smith and Jacoby Jones.
2013 Outlook: Wheaton fits the mold of a Todd Haley receiver: He may be undersized, but he's electric in the open field and can break away from defenders given a sliver of daylight. In fact, Wheaton is basically a clone of the two guys at the top of Pittsburgh's depth chart, Antonio Brown and Emmanuel Sanders. It wouldn't be a surprise to see an all-Smurfs lineup of wideouts on the field at times in '13, though it's also likely that Wheaton was drafted as a potential replacement for Sanders, who's operating on a one-year contract this season.
2013 Outlook: Ford missed half the '11 season with a Lisfranc injury in his left foot, then reinjured the same foot last August and missed all of '12. This time he had surgery, so the Raiders are hopeful he can return to health, plus Darrius Heyward-Bey is gone from Oakland so there are openings up the depth chart. But it's no sure thing that Ford's 4.28 speed will be back, and that's been his calling card: He's struggled with the finer points of route running. We deem it likely that Rod Streater starts opposite Denarius Moore, while Ford focuses on kickoff returns.
2013 Outlook: Give Avant credit for being steady. The past three years he's logged 51, 52 and 53 catches. But he's a pure possession guy who just can't find the end zone: He's never eclipsed three TDs in any of his seven NFL seasons, and has two combined scores in the past three campaigns. The explanation? Avant runs geometrically precise routes and has exceptional hands, but he couldn't make a play after the catch to save his life. As a security blanket, he's lovely for a QB to have around. As a fantasy option, we know you can do better.
2013 Outlook: On another team, the shifty Douglas might be a No. 2 wideout you could get excited about. But on a roster that features Roddy White, Julio Jones and Tony Gonzalez, Douglas has to settle for being one of the best catch-starved slot men in the league. He gained 15-plus yards on an impressive seven of his 39 catches last season, and often finds himself singled up on linebackers. He just doesn't get the ball enough. Douglas never had more than five grabs in a game all year, and has exactly one TD in each of his four pro seasons.
2013 Outlook: Edelman briefly flashed playmaking ability to start '12, temporarily starting ahead of Wes Welker before injuring his left hand in Week 3. By the time Edelman got healthy, Welker was on fire and playing time was no longer available. But while Danny Amendola signed with the Pats, Welker and Brandon Lloyd have left New England, plus both Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez needed surgery this winter. Edelman will fight rookies Aaron Dobson and Josh Boyce (among others) for snaps, but it'll be his perennial durability concerns that pose his biggest challenge.
2013 Outlook: Fuller has 4.43 speed at 6-foot-2 and 204 pounds, and in Detroit that means he's got potential value. However, we'd be surprised if he was immediately able to beat out a healthy Ryan Broyles or Nate Burleson, because there's rawness to Fuller's game. He doesn't get a great break off the line, takes a while to get up to top speed, and has inconsistent hands. Still, in a receiving corps with so many injury question marks and in an offense that throws it at historically high levels, Fuller has an outside chance of contributing as a rookie.
2013 Outlook: Jean had the look of a deep sleeper last summer. Unfortunately he stayed asleep. At 6-foot-3 and 215 pounds, Jean runs well and looks great in the uniform. Alas, his hands aren't yet NFL-quality and he showed little chemistry with Matt Schaub. Still a developmental player, Jean's path toward playing time became blocked when the Texans spent a first-round pick on DeAndre Hopkins in April. However, rookie wideouts have been known to struggle so Hopkins is no lock. Jean could get another chance; just remember that he's got all of six regular-season NFL catches.
2013 Outlook: Last year, Shipley was cut by the Bengals, signed by the Bucs, cut by the Bucs, signed by the Bucs, cut by the Bucs and finally signed by the Jags for the season's final six games. But he may have found a permanent home in Jacksonville. He'll battle rookie Ace Sanders for the role of slot receiver, a training-camp tilt Shipley can win. Of course, Cecil Shorts and Justin Blackmon (when he returns from suspension) get fed first in the Jaguars' passing game, and the team's QB play is too shaky to make a No. 3 WR a fantasy factor.