Fantasy Football: Is Reggie Wayne the Steal of the 2012 Fantasy Season so Far?

Nicholas Moffitt@@nickmoffCorrespondent IOctober 7, 2012

INDIANAPOLIS, IN - OCTOBER 07:  Reggie Wayne #87 of the Indianapolis Colts makes a one handed catch while defended by Charles Woodson #21 of the Green Bay Packers during the NFL game  at Lucas Oil Stadium on October 7, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana.  (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Reggie Wayne is having a massive year so far, including the game-winning touchdown against the Green Bay Packers. Fantasy wise, he is having the best start to his career. He scored 27.2 points in NFL.com leagues in Week 6. 

36 receptions, 506 yards and two touchdowns through four games; that's an insane stat line for a man who had an ADP of 71. So does that make him the steal of the draft?

I still don't think so; yes he's had some beautiful performances, but I think that he's a strong second. Robert Griffin III has had an incredible rookie season, and is the top-ranked quarterback by points heading into Week 5.

Due to injury and a poor performance, that won’t be the case, but Griffin had an ADP of 75 and has been absolutely electric. 

Reggie Wayne has the potential to become the steal of the draft if he can produce a few more weeks like this and if Griffin misses extended time with his injury.

If you have Wayne now, do not sell high. He’s going to continue this performance the rest of the season. Andrew Luck clearly knows what his path to success in the NFL is going to be, and that’s trusting in Reggie Wayne.

He had a game-high 20 targets against the Packers. Although his numbers won’t look that high weekly, he’ll be receiving at least 12 or more targets every game from here on out, regardless of how team’s cover him.

Although he isn’t the biggest steal of the draft, he’s one of bigger ones and will continue to prove his worth as a No. 1 fantasy wide receiver. Do not sell high on Wayne; he’s going to continue to stay hot and get massive amounts of targets from rookie Andrew Luck.

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