While a few receivers will put up dominant numbers as rookies, and a few more will break through in their second seasons, many receivers require three years to transition from the college game to the professional game.
That can be very helpful for Fantasy Football Owners that are either looking to draft bargains in the later rounds, find waiver-wire pickups in their seasonal leagues or nab sleepers that can sit on their benches in dynasty leagues.
Here is our list of the top 10 third-year wide receivers and top five third-year tight ends.
The rankings are based on how we believe they will score in 2010 only, with comments if they have extra value in dynasty leagues. That is why Pittsburgh Steelers WR Limas Sweed is not included, even though this is his third year, he has already been placed on IR an will have no fantasy value in 2010.
1) DeSean Jackson (
Even with the trade of QB Donovan McNabb to
He had eight touchdowns of 50 yards or more in 2009 alone, tying a NFL record for a single season. He is worthy of being a No. 1 receiver and will probably be off the board by the end of the second round or the early third round this summer. He is still a top talent with Kolb now the starter in Philly...