Brian Quick: Complete Fantasy Profile & Draft Strategy
Although he's just a rookie, Quick comes in at 6'3", 220 pounds and possesses the most potential of any St. Louis wide out. Quarterback Sam Bradford needs a future No. 1 receiver and Quick's strength and reliability outside bodes well for 2012.
Now, he'll likely have limited production compared to other rookie receivers. However, Quick is the Rams' most talented target at the moment and is the best option when pressing downfield.
The deeper your league, the increased odds of Quick getting selected and he's a gem for the later rounds. If you want confidence from the bench receivers, Quick is an ideal candidate. Here, we look at his rankings:
No. 68 receiver from ESPN's Matthew Berry and has an average draft position of 170.
When are you willing to select Brian Quick:
Recommended Round to Select Quick: Round 13 or lower
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Through four preseason games, Quick was only given nine targets and he made five catches for 68 yards. So it's obvious the Rams still need to buff out the rough spots, but Quick has proven to be a solid playmaker.
Working out of the slot on his first catch, Quick ran a short drag route, but muscled his way for additional yardage after the catch. On his second reception, Quick used his size and strength to get position on Chiefs cornerback Stanford Routt (not a second-team defender) and fended off a contested catch on a five-yard slant.
Against a solid defense in K.C., the Rams can have much more confidence in Quick this season. With the ability to defeat man coverage at a consistent rate, expect more from the rookie during the regular season.
Season Projections: 600 yards on 47 receptions and five touchdowns
Bye Week Info: Week 9
Despite being the Rams' need for a future No. 1 receiver, the St. Louis offense still must remain heavily reliant on running back Steven Jackson.
In order to take pressure off the defense, the Rams must never abandon the ground game and try to stay balanced against some tough defenses. Also, Bradford has an array of other targets like Danny Amendola, Brandon Gibson and Austin Pettis to help spread the field.
Therefore, Quick at best will receive only about 25 percent of the targets. However, as a threat deep and in the red zone, Quick will have to be St. Louis' passing game playmaker.
Receivers to Select Before Quick: Alshon Jeffery, James Jones, Eddie Royal and Doug Baldwin
Receivers to Select After Quick: Jacoby Ford, Stephen Hill, Devin Hester and Santana Moss
Quick is a guy who the Rams desperately need in clutch situations. But because he's a rookie, it's hard to imagine defenses honoring him with double coverage. To that end, he's great for fantasy depth and a nice filler when your starting receivers are on a bye week.
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