Johnny Knox, WR, Chicago Bears

by Ryan R. Bonini on July 20, 2010 @ 16:20:00 PDT

 


Johnny Knox | Chicago Bears | 6-foot, 185 pounds | 2nd year

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Pros: Knox has the physical attributes Chicago offensive coordinator Mike Martz loves from his receivers - he's small, quick, has solid hands and picks up yardage after the catch. He developed a solid rapport (45-527-5) with quarterback Jay Cutler last year and has played his way into a starting job. On the surface, it looks like Chicago is in for another long season, so they may be forced to go to the air early and often.

Cons: Knox has to learn his second offense in as many years. The Bears are deep at receiver, so they may be working players in packages often, which could result in less playing time. He had two catches or less in six games last season and suffered through some injury problems, too. His size isn't ideal for the physical abuse he is going to see over the middle of the field.

Fantasy tip: Knox should grow in his second year, and has decent value in fantasy football drafts this summer. He is typically taken in the 13th round. He has definite upside, sleeper billing and makes a borderline No. 3 fantasy receiver option. We'd be more comfortable snagging him as a fourth receiver and let him climb your fantasy football team's depth chart.

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About Ryan R. Bonini

Founding KFFL in 1996, Bonini now serves as VP of Fantasy Sports Solutions for USA TODAY SPORTS, KFFL's parent company. Bonini was named 2009 Fantasy Football Writer of the Year by the FSWA, received honors with the Best Fantasy Football Series in '10 and was named into their Hall of Fame in '13.

His work has been found in USA TODAY Sports, Yahoo! Sports, FOX Sports, CBS Sports, NFL.com, and many others. He has also been featured on numerous radio programs around the country. Bonini is a member of the PFWA, FSWA and FSTA.

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