Sleeper Alert: Packers WR Jarrett Boykin
Jordy Nelson and Randall Cobb are both going in the top 10 at their position and have ADPs in the first two or three rounds, depending on the format. That’s great. I like both players at their respective costs as the two major cogs in the Green Bay passing game. Eddie Lacy is getting his due as the #5 running in the 1st round, while Aaron Rodgers is going in the 3rd round even though most fantasy analysts are recommending a “wait on QB” strategy to their followers.
Lost in all of this is Jarrett Boykin.
Once Cobb broke his leg in Week 6 against the Ravens, Boykin stepped into starter’s snaps alongside Nelson and the now departed James Jones. Let’s take a look at his game log from last year.
The A.C.I. row shows his stats “After Cobb’s Injury,” while his averages over that span are in the final row. For perspective, he was the #25 WR over the final 12 weeks of the season. Yep. His averages extrapolate to 65 catches for 908 yards and four touchdowns, which equates to around 115 fantasy points, or what Rod Streater scored as the #33 receiver in standard formats.
So why is Boykin currently the #53 WR off the board?