2014 Fantasy Football: What is the Value of Buffalo Bills WR Robert Woods?
Much excitement surrounded the Buffalo Bills‘ draft class in 2013. In the first two rounds the Bills appeared to be getting really serious about fixing their offensive issues. In the first round they shocked the NFL and selected Florida State‘s E.J. Manuel to be their franchise quarterback. After his rookie season, the jury is still out as to whether or not the Bills made the right choice with their quarterback.
In the second round the Bills selected USC wide receiver Robert Woods. Buffalo fans were very excited, considering that Woods was seen as one of the most polished and NFL-ready receivers in the 2013 draft class.
He missed a few games due to injury, but Woods showed why the Bills valued him so highly as he finished the 2013 season playing 14 games and having 40 receptions for 587 yards and three touchdowns while averaging 14.7 yards per catch.
With young talents like Manuel, Woods and Marquise Goodwin coming back the Bills will have the look of a much-improved offense in the 2014 NFL season. Fantasy football owners should go into the draft this year viewing Woods as a high-end WR-4 based on his skill, but he could start flirting with WR-3 status before the halfway point of the season.
His value will be determined based on the overall success of the Buffalo offense. They struggled at times moving the football last year but should improve in 2014. Woods can be viewed as a valuable late-round pick in fantasy drafts with a heck of a lot of upside to his game.