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The myth of the third-year wide receiver

Updated: June 17, 2008, 12:26 PM ET
By Tristan H. Cockcroft | ESPN.com

There's an old theory going around the fantasy football world, one that claims that a wide receiver's breakout campaign tends to come in his third year in the league. It's tossed around rather casually and is widely accepted. But there's just one little problem with it...

It's simply not true.

Leave it to people in the fantasy realm to treat an oft-discussed theory as gospel, without taking the time to actually check the facts. It's understandable; researching years of statistics ...

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