Ron Schwane-USA TODAY Sports
The only way the receiving statistics can make sense is by going off Bradford's predicted stats.
I can't have the receivers' combined yards and receptions exceed Bradford's predicted yards and completions. I have to be consistent. So basically, there are 355 receptions and 4,174 yards to divide up among the receivers.
Givens was electric as a rookie and has been lights-out this preseason, racking up four catches for 139 yards and a touchdown. As a result, I have him leading the Rams in every category.
Jared Cook has a decent number of receptions in this scenario. His big-play ability jacks up his yards-per-catch average, resulting in an impressive yards total.
Tavon Austin will catch plenty of passes out of the slot, but many of those catches will come on short, quick routes that will force a modest yards-per-catch average, regardless of his lightning-fast moves and ability to break away for a big gain.
Outside of the top three, expect Brian Quick, Stedman Bailey and Lance Kendricks to pick up most of the scraps. Kendricks was a valuable member of the offense last season, while Quick and Bailey have stood out this preseason with the second-team offense.
Chris Givens, WR
74 receptions, 1,012 yards, 13.6 yards/catch, 8 touchdowns
Jared Cook, TE
59 receptions, 831 yards, 14.1 yards/catch, 6 touchdowns
Tavon Austin, WR
62 receptions, 582 yards, 9.4 yards/catch, 5 touchdowns
Lance Kendricks, TE
40 receptions, 348 yards, 8.7 yards/catch, 2 touchdowns
Brian Quick, WR
39 receptions, 460 yards, 11.8 yards/catch, 3 touchdowns
Stedman Bailey, WR
37 receptions, 392 yards, 10.5 yards/catch, 1 touchdown
Austin Pettis, WR
21 receptions, 212 yards, 10.1 yards/catch, 1 touchdown
Backup Receivers and Backs
23 receptions, 310 yards, 2 touchdowns