This off-season, one of the most popular mid-round wide receivers in fantasy football drafts was Washington Redskins WR Pierre Garcon. At times last year, he looked like QB Robert Griffin III’s favorite weapon, so many pegged him to have a breakout fantasy season.
In the first game of the season, though, it wasn’t Garcon that had a monster game for Washington. Ironically, WR Leonard Hankerson was the wideout that had the best fantasy performance on MNF and the veteran wideout looked very comfortable hauling in passes from Griffin III.
Hankerson finished the game with five grabs for 80 yards and astonishingly added two touchdowns to his impressive stat line. He caught both of his touchdowns in the fourth quarter, but that was because RG3 didn’t get comfortable until late in the game. Garcon added seven receptions for 64 yards and the lack of trips to the end zone made his outing rather below average.
Hankerson has amazing downfield ability and the former third round pick finally seems ready to contribute on a weekly basis. He may not score every week, but you can bet RG3 will send a couple deep balls his way per game. He should be one of the top waiver wire targets this week, especially in leagues that only allow free agent additions once per week.
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