Fantasy Football Analysis: Wide Receivers

Find out more about the top receivers and receiver groups in the state. There are a few players and schools that could really help boost your fantasy points this year. Check out the latest with the top prospects at the receiver spot.

# 5 – Mark Mulloy, 6-3, 240 pound tight end/wide receiver from Nashville-Father Ryan (Tenn.) will be a solid pick up for your fantasy team. Mulloy hopes to have a big senior season in order to catch some looks from schools. The switch to a spread offense for the Irish should see more balls thrown to Mulloy in 2008. A combination of great feet, good size, and great route running ability will help this big tight end/wide receiver target make some plays this season.

# 4 – Corey Jordan, 6-1, 195 pound wide receiver from Nashville-Hillsboro (Tenn.) is another top receiver to think about for your 2008 fantasy team. Jordan hopes to be a big time threat for the Burros in 2008. Last season teammate Eric Gordon drew a lot of attention with over 800 yards receiving and this season teams will have to deal with both receivers leaving one of these guys open often.

# 3 – Bo Gilroy, 6-1, 179 pound wide receiver from Brentwood-Ravenwood (Tenn.) is a solid pick to get some big time stats. Gilroy a two sport athlete, football and track, has great speed and route running abilities. The 2008 season should see Gilroy being spotlighted as the go to guy for the Raptors. A solid pick for any fantasy football team because there is a good chance he will have a big season.

# 2 – Zach Rogers, 6-1, 170 pound wide receiver from Nashville-David Lipscomb (Tenn.) is not only one of the top receiver choices, but could be one of the top overall picks in the fantasy draft. Rogers, a Tennessee commitment, will use his 4.48 speed to have a huge senior season. In 2007, Rogers racked up 688 yards receiving, eight receiving touchdowns, 465 yards rushing, and five touchdowns. Another performance similar to his junior season could lead upwards around 200 fantasy points.

# 1 – Marlon Brown, 6-5, 205 pound wide receiver from Memphis-Harding (Tenn.) may be the best pick in the overall draft. Brown will show many that he is deserving of his status on Scout.com as the number three wide receiver with a big performance in 2008. As a junior Brown had 41 receptions for 861 yards and six touchdowns; He added 58 carries for 629 yards and 10 touchdowns. When you combine his size, athleticism, speed, and the fact that most cornerbacks trying to cover him will be six inches shorter, fans can expect big things from Brown this year.

For fans choosing the team play option for their fantasy football league there are a few schools that could have big seasons. Starting in East Tennessee, the Maryville (Tenn.) Rebels with senior Chris Jordan will be a solid choice to rack up some yardage with their offensive philosophy. Another group of receivers to watch in 2008 will be Johnson City-Science Hill (Tenn.) with a wide open offense and players like Corey McPherson and Larry Smith.

The ball will be in the air in the mid state in 2008. Plenty of programs will be able to move the ball through the air including schools like Brentwood-Ravenwood (Tenn.), Nashville-David Lipscomb (Tenn.), and Franklin-Independence (Tenn.). Another program that hopes to have success through the air in 2008 is Nashville-Father Ryan.

As fans look out west towards Memphis they will find a few programs that could have big seasons through the air like Savannah-Hardin County (Tenn.) led by quarterback Will Gilchrist. Other programs that look to have a big season in the air will be Memphis-Harding Academy (Tenn.), Germantown-Houston, Memphis-Briarcrest, and Memphis-University School to name a few.

Keep up with the latest on the PrepTennessee.com fantasy football as the site moves on tomorrow to look at the top defenses across the state in 2008. Make sure to go into the forums and get the information for the fantasy football league and pass the information around. It is a free league for all to play and we want you to become a coach and see what you can do with the talent you are able to draft.


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