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Da'Rick Rogers 2013 Season Outlook

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I'm not much into college football, but saw his name on one of the topics not too long ago and liked the guy. In Buffalo, he has no competition at the WR spot. I also saw that he had early to mid round scouting grades, 11th draft eligible WR, but went I drafted because of trouble.

After seeing his highlights coupled with EJ Manuel's highlights, he looks like a good stash in 12 teamers with deep benches and 14+ leagues where you have bench space.

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In Buffalo, he has no competition at the WR spot.

How do you figure? Steve Johnson is the clear number 1. They just drafted Robert Woods. And Scott Chandler (TE) looked really good last year, and you have to figure Spiller will see a good bit of action in the pass game. On top of all those targets, EJ Manuel isn't likely to put up huge numbers.

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I like him, he's worth a stash, but keep in mind they drafted Robert Woods in the 2nd round,Marquise Goodwin in the 3rd round, they still have Stevie Johnson, and T.J Graham looks good as well. He has

character concerns. One strike, and he's out.

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In Buffalo, he has no competition at the WR spot.

How do you figure? Steve Johnson is the clear number 1. They just drafted Robert Woods. And Scott Chandler (TE) looked really good last year, and you have to figure Spiller will see a good bit of action in the pass game. On top of all those targets, EJ Manuel isn't likely to put up huge numbers.

Stevie is a slot guy, while Rogers should be banging around outside with the big guys. Outside and slot WRs are two different kinds. In the first day of Bills' offseason training, he caught passes for 80 and 65 yards. I like him. Especially since he was graded out higher than the WRs that the Bills drafted.

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Stevie is a slot guy, while Rogers should be banging around outside with the big guys. Outside and slot WRs are two different kinds. In the first day of Bills' offseason training, he caught passes for 80 and 65 yards. I like him. Especially since he was graded out higher than the WRs that the Bills drafted.

Receptions in practice don't mean anything. I heard all last offseason how good Robert Meachem looked in practice for the Chargers - look how that turned out.

While Stevie would probably be a good option in the slot, there's no guarantee he plays there (and he has been playing outside). Johnson's height (6'2) is probably slightly better suited for outside too. Buddy Nix did mention considering Johnson in the slot towards the end of last year, but who knows if it actually happens.

http://www.wgr550.co...tentId=12017841

"We're gonna put somebody else in there. I think Stevie Johnson is a guy that really fits the slot well," Nix said at the end of a response regarding the loss of David Nelson early in the year.

Johnson, being their team's top wide receiver on the roster, has made a living on the outside over the course of the past three seasons.

This seems to indicate he's still being used on the outside.

http://www.fleaflick...s?playerId=8410

In the battle to line up opposite Stevie Johnson, Graham is off on the right foot.

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My biggest concern with Rogers is getting off press coverage. 10 bench presses is pretty pathetic for a guy of his size, yet he ranks high in other important measureables for an outside receiver such as vertical jump and arm length. I've got him fairly high on my rookie draft list as a mid-late round boom/bust pick.

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Stevie is a slot guy? Rogers has no competition? Have you watched a Bills game before?

TJ Graham is gonna play the Slot this year, with Stevie Johnson at the one of the outside spots; leaving Woods, Goodwin & Rodgers to battle for the other starting wideout role and the backup spots.

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Reports are that their coach "plans" to use him more in the slot, but that doesn't make him a Slot receiver, he's never been one before. Larry Fitzgerald is gonna run a bunch in the Slot this season, doesn't mean he's a Slot receiver -- guys move around, but Stevie Johnson is not and has never been considered a "Slot" guy.

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basically seems like this is a guy to monitor for now and if a WR goes down in camp then he could have a chance to get in the lineup. Interesting player for sure

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basically seems like this is a guy to monitor for now and if a WR goes down in camp then he could have a chance to get in the lineup. Interesting player for sure

Rogers is very talented, was a projected First Rounder before he got booted from Univ of Tennessee; think he'll probably come out ahead of Marquise Goodwin (who made be used more in the kick/punt return game this season), but I like Robert Woods to get the starting role out of camp because of his route running skills and hands.

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Not liking him this year. Immaturity, questionable QB play, two likely candidates ahead of him. In deeper dynasties he might have some hold and see value but he's worthless at this point in redrafts if you ask me. Stevie isn't going anywhere and Woods has the round protection so he will get all the opportunities to succeed. Between Kevin Kolb and EJ Manuel I don't see a bombardment of passes going around the field so I don't see enough targets for Rogers even if he sees the field. That's if he gets his head out of his a**

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Da'Rick was great in those ESPN commercials from the mid 1990's. Same guy? Or was that "the rick", not to be confused with Da Rick

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Da'Rick Rogers TD #1.

7-yard slant route. Ran towards the guy covering him, gave a few stutter steps and the CB had no idea where he was going. Broke into the slant route inside/underneath the CB and caught the pass just past the goal-line. TD.

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like the talent but don't like his situation - qb, plethora of receivers, better rookie wr(Robert woods)

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I'm mainly interested in him because Stevie Johnson is already going to miss most of preseason with an injury. Opportunity is always key in fantasy, especially when you combine Talent with Opportunity.

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No one's saying that you should start him Week 1. However, Josh Gordon and Chris Givens both were worthwhile fantasy WR3's with upside last year. Writing the rookies off is definitely cutting off legitimate options for your fantasy team.

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fine but I like hopkins, patterson and woods much better, and think they have a much better opportunity to produce

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fine but I like hopkins, patterson and woods much better, and think they have a much better opportunity to produce

I think those guys are already going well before Da'Rick Rogers ADP...seeing how Rogers isn't being drafted at all usually in 12-team leagues (15 round draft).

Da'Rick Rogers will probably not make an early season impact. If he does make an impact, he's more likely to be the guy that shows up on everyone's radar during the second half of the season (ala Josh Gordon, Chris Givens, Danario Alexander, and Demaryius Thomas in previous seasons).

No one's arguing that Hopkins (who already has been named the #2 WR for the Texans), Patterson (who was a first round draft pick), and Woods (who also was drafted) have better situations right now.

Naming those players isn't an actual reason to avoid keeping an eye on Da'Rick Rogers development, so I'm not sure I see your point.

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Da'Rick Rogers - WR - Bills

WGR 550 Buffalo believes Bills undrafted WR Da'Rick Rogers is in the coaching staff's "doghouse."

Damn right he is. You can't be that talented and barely see playing time with the 3rd string offense. I saw him walking on the field one play last week (Preseason Week 1 game) while he was supposed to be downfield blocking.

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I honestly think he will never make it in this league. He's unfortunately one of those gifted players who just isn't right between the ears.

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Talent only makes up maybe 30% of who makes it in the pros, in any sport. The rest is mentality and work ethic. If you are missing two of the three then there is no chance you make it as a high level professional.

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Honestly best case scenario for me is he get cut from the bills and a team like Seattle or New England take a stab on him and help him get it together while helping them fill a need. Cause his value on the bills as a number 5 is worthless.

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