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June 28, 2012
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June 28, 2012

Wide Receivers

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77 Deion BRANCH PATRIOTS TIER: 6

AGE: 33 BYE WEEK: 9 AUCTION: $0

[ON THE DECLINE] He'll likely earn a roster spot by virtue of Tom Brady's trust in him, but the numbers are coming down with the addition of Brandon Lloyd and the continued development of Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez. Branch scored just one touchdown after Week 10, and it looks as if this classy receiver is coming to the end of the line. He's best to avoid at this point.

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78 Danny AMENDOLA RAMS TIER: 6

AGE: 26 BYE WEEK: 9 AUCTION: $0

[INJURY-PRONE] Even if he's fully recovered from off-season triceps surgery, Amendola has been supplanted in the receiving corps by draft picks Brian Quick and Chris Givens. When he does have balls thrown his way, the possession receiver lacks the ability to turn them into big plays (career yards-per-catch average: 8.0). Should either Quick or Givens struggle, he might be worth a look in PPR formats.

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