Eddie Royal, WR, Denver Broncos

by Ryan R. Bonini on July 20, 2010 @ 16:29:00 PDT


Eddie Royal | Denver Broncos | 5-foot-10, 180 pounds | 3rd year

2010 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics

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Pros: Just two years ago, Royal broke into the NFL by catching 91 balls for Denver. If he can build a rapport with quarterback Kyle Orton and find his niche in the offense, the team sure could use his ability to move the chains now that Brandon Marshall is out of the picture. With questions at receiver, Royal will have a tremendous opportunity to contribute.

Cons: Royal vanished last year in the team's new offense, catching just 37 passes and failing to get into the end zone. The Broncos have some new blood from the NFL Draft in the receiving corps, so Royal is going to need to earn playing time this season.

Fantasy tip: The Broncos have a big need for Royal this year, and we have seen him put forth very solid fantasy production - especially in point per reception formats - not too long ago. However, after last year, there is plenty to question. He is being selected in the 10th round of fantasy football drafts, on average, so you don't have to invest too much risk. He is a No. 4 fantasy receiver entering the year, but could be much higher if he can regain his rookie form. He is worth the draft pick to take the chance that he will.

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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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