Fantasy owners often take note of wide receivers entering their third season, and one such player to keep an eye on is Pierre Garcon of the Indianapolis Colts.
Garcon, a sixth-round selection in the 2008 NFL Draft from Mount Union, played sparingly as a rookie, but in 2009 moved into a starting role opposite Reggie Wayne following an injury to Anthony Gonzalez. And Indianapolis head coach Jim Caldwell believes Garcon has plenty of potential.
"We really believe he's just scratching the surface," Caldwell said. "He has a lot to learn, but he's a quick study. He's getting better."
Garcon is at 32 in 4for4's recently updated rankings. While that is not an elite ranking, he would be poised for a big jump if something happens to Dallas Clark or Reggie Wayne. Garcon proved he can be a big-time target in the AFC championship game, when he caught 11 passes for 151 yards and a touchdown. He's not someone you can draft as a number one receiver, but with his natural talent, fantasy upside as a third year receiver, and prime role on a great offense, the odds are you'll be happy to have him on your roster.