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June 28, 2012
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June 28, 2012

Wide Receivers

[INJURY-PRONE] Harvin's numbers have slowly climbed during his three years in the league, and while progress is always positive, his health remains a red flag. He required minor shoulder surgery this off-season, and a recurrence of migraines is always a concern. Fantasy owners may be enticed by Harvin being the Vikings' No. 1 receiver, but his health issues make him a risky choice.

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29 Dez BRYANT COWBOYS TIER: 3

AGE: 23 BYE WEEK: 5 AUCTION: $7

[ON THE RISE] There's no doubt the ultraskilled Bryant made a big leap from year one to year two—he tied for sixth in the NFL in receiving TDs—but it's what he could do in his third season that has fantasy owners salivating. Tony Romo targeted Bryant 24 more times than he did Miles Austin last year, and if Bryant is able to mature as a route-runner in year three, the seeds for a big season are there.

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30 Malcom FLOYD CHARGERS TIER: 3

AGE: 30 BYE WEEK: 7 AUCTION: $6

[SLEEPER PICK] The departure of Vincent Jackson unlocks a gate for a Chargers receiver to run through, and while many will go with Robert Meachem, Floyd is the better value. A downfield playmaker who can outjump defenders, Floyd has a familiarity with Philip Rivers, and his skills are more reminiscent of Jackson's than Meachem's are. If you want a middle-round sleeper, look Floyd's way.

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