Beat: no one likely to supplant Jarrett Boykin as Packers WR3

ESPN - [Full Article]

Despite the Packers using three of their nine draft picks on receivers to provide depth behind Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb, there's no reason to think any of them will supplant Jarrett Boykin as the No. 3.

That's no knock on second-round pick Davante Adams or fifth-rounder Jared Abbrederis -- both have made their share of early plays (seventh-round pick Jeff Janis has not practiced yet because of injury).

But Boykin looks every bit like the same receiver -- or better -- than the one who caught 49 passes for 681 yards and three touchdowns in the final 12 games last season.

"I know Aaron [Rodgers] feels very good about him," Packers coach Mike McCarthy said.

Fantasy Impact: 

Boykin's ADP of the 14th round makes him an attractive target late in drafts. And the WR3 on the Packers can provide WR3 value in fantasy leagues, as he was on pace to put up #27 WR numbers last year had he played a full season. It doesn't look like the rookie Adams will pass Boykin at this point.

Filed Under: 2014, Preseason

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