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OPPONENT: Houston Texans
Many years ago, San Francisco drafted a receiver named J.J. Stokes to either be the heir apparent or the perfect complement to Jerry Rice. They also brought in a guy from a small school that they hoped might make the roster as the fifth wide receiver.
But as the preseason and then the regular season went along, anybody with eyes could see that Stokes was borderline bust and the little school guy was the one they should be playing. It took a while but they eventually figured it out.
Now again in the Bay Area, you have a situation where the Raiders reached up and made a high pick out of a guy, Darrius Heyward-Bey, that would have been around much later.
Later on, they picked up Murphy from Florida. It's gonna happen again.
Will he turn out to have Terrell Owens's career numbers? Probably not, but he'll be better than DHB.
EXPECT: 6 catches, 110 yards, 1 TD. Houston is big on giving up fantasy points.