Brian Quick to the Rams: Fantasy Analysis
That is the question many Rams fans were asking themselves after the selection with many much more heralded names still on the board, but at 6’4, 220 lbs and the owner of solid hands at a 4.55 40-speed, Quick has the opportunity to become the best receiver in this draft class.
Bradford will instantly have better weapons than last year and it will not be long before Quick solidifies himself as Bradford’s go-to guy and number one receiver.
Quick has gained many comparisons since the draft but we will refrain from using them, just suffice it to say that Quick has the chance to be a star in the NFL.
Brian Quick – Quick will ‘quickly’ become Sam Bradford’s number one receiver and by all indications should be a WR2 right out of the gate and will threaten to be fantasy football’s top rookie receiver in 2012. Quick’s dynasty league upside is off the charts as a potential WR1 as Sam Bradford’s number one target for years to come. Quick has displayed an ability to win the jump ball and is excellent with over the shoulder receptions. Quick is still raw in some respects and should enjoy a true breakout by his second or third seasons in the league. Bradford will however likely heavily target his large receiver which leads us to believe he can replicate his 2011 college stats in his first year in the pros with 70 receptions, 1,000 yards and 10 plus touchdowns.
Sam Bradford – Sam Bradford’s dynasty league prospects just got a major upgrade due to the additions of Quick and fellow rookie Chris Givens. We still really like Bradford here at Win My Fantasy League and believe his rookie season is more indicative of his upside than his sophomore campaign. Bradford will love throwing to Quick and will even look for him in double coverage due to his size advantage versus opposing secondaries. Givens will give him another solid target during said double teams and will propel Bradford to high-end QB2/low-end QB1 status by mid-season.
Chris Givens – Givens at nearly six feet and owner of a 4.41 40-time will make for a very exciting number two receiver for the Rams. Some believe Givens will make more of an immediate impact than Quick due to his superior route running skills but we believe Givens and Quick will both have prolific rookie seasons due to the wide open opportunity afforded them with no top two receiver talent on the roster. You could make the argument that Steve Smith has proven himself as a number one but that was before his injury. Givens looks like a flex2 with flex upside in year one. Givens dynasty league prospects look bright as he will be the Rams number two receiver and should emerge with steady flex value with a WR2 ceiling.
Steven Jackson/Isaiah Pead – As always a strong passing game can help open things up for the run game and this is no exception. After arguably having one of the worst receiving corps in 2011 following Mark Clayton’s injury and the departure of Donnie Avery and Laurent Robinson, all you had to do to stop the Rams in 2011 was stack the box and stop Steven Jackson when he was healthy. Enter Quick and Givens who will be a very exciting rookie duo for Bradford to work with and Jackson’s fantasy value has taken a slight bump in value. Jackson projects as a RB2 with RB1 upside in 2012 and should have at least another three years as the Rams feature back as far as dynasty leagues are concerned. Pead will ensure the Rams have a legitimate home run threat in the backfield even when Steven Jackson is not.
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Written by Win My Fantasy League Senior Sports Writer/Fantasy Sports Analyst Raju Byfield (Rizzla).