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AS THE third receiver for the Super Bowl-champion Steelers, Washington jumped off the fantasy waiver wire last October on the heels of a three-game touchdown-catch streak. Now he's the chief deep threat for Kerry Collins and the Titans and can easily double his 2008 numbers.
6 Brent CELEK
DONOVAN McNABB has shown a propensity for connecting with tight ends whom he trusts, and in the third-year Celek—who caught 71% of the balls thrown to him last season (compared with just 57.8% for last year's starter, L.J. Smith)—he has one who'll be a low-end fantasy TE1.
7 Miles AUSTIN
JERRY JONES cited this Monmouth grad as one reason he was O.K. cutting T.O. (and why he didn't draft a receiver high). Austin will fall in line behind Roy Williams and Jason Witten but likely ahead of Patrick Crayton. God knows there are plenty of balls to go around in Dallas.
EVEN if he doesn't overtake Michael Jenkins as the No. 2 receiver, this second-year guy has heaps of potential as a WR3 who can tack on points on punt returns or end-arounds. His 13.9 yards per catch last year was third among rookies with more than 20 catches.
9 Kevin BOSS
WITH the title Boss already taken in New Jersey, this Giant will have to settle for TE1. Boss, who has become a key red zone target for Eli Manning, will pick up right where he left off at the end of 2008, when he made 23 of his 33 catches and four of his six scores after Nov. 1.