Additional Second-Year Player Comparisons

Scott Spratt uses comparable players to illustrate that the meager production of several 2013 rookie non-receivers will not prevent them from having 2014 break outs.

| 2 years ago
Zach Ertz

Additional Second-Year Player Comparisons


Zach ErtzLast week, I looked at three rookie receivers who did not make much of a fantasy impact in 2013. However, when you compare DeAndre Hopkins, Terrance Williams, and even Justin Hunter to receivers over the last 15 years who had comparable rookie seasons, you can see that their limited production as rookies does not promise unproductive sophomore seasons.

It turns out that I rather liked that framework of player evaluation, so I’ve decided to take a look at another three players in a similar fashion. I chose Hopkins, Williams, and Hunter last week because I particularly like their current value propositions. I do not feel the quite same way about each of these players, but I do think it is helpful to put their rookie performances in the context of players in similar situations.

Once again, the ADP data is courtesy of MyFantasyLeague.com.

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Scott Spratt was named Newcomer of the Year by the Fantasy Sports Writers Association. He also writes for RotoGraphs and contributes to ESPN Insider as a research analyst for Baseball Info Solutions. Feel free to ask him questions on Twitter – @PFF_ScottSpratt

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