Fantasy Football: Will Brian Quick Break Out in 2013?

Ryan LesterSenior Writer IMay 28, 2013

ST. LOUIS, MO - OCTOBER 21: Wide receiver Brian Quick #83 of the St. Louis Rams attempts to hold on to the ball in the end zone while leaping past cornerback Davon House #31 of the Green Bay Packers during the game against TEAM 2 at the Edward Jones Dome on October 21, 2012 in St. Louis, Missouri.  (Photo by David Welker/Getty Images)
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It’s hard to get too excited about a wide receiver that finished with 11 catches for 156 yards and two touchdowns.

After all, that’s a typical Sunday afternoon for the likes of Calvin Johnson. That is what St. Louis wide receiver Brian Quick racked up in 15 games.

There is nowhere to go but up for Quick. Can he breakout in 2013?

There isn’t even a particular game that you can pinpoint and use as an indicator for a big leap for Quick.

There were six games in which Quick wasn’t even targeted. There were seven games in which he only caught one pass.

That leaves two games in which Quick set a season high with a whopping two receptions. His season high for yards was just 39.

Quick had a hard time making the leap from Appalachian State to the NFL. He averaged 974 yards and eight touchdowns over his last three years for the Mountaineers.

It goes without saying that the talent level is on a much different plane in the National Football League.

That said, there are plenty of stud receivers, such as Jerry Rice (Mississippi Valley State) and Terrell Owens (Tennessee-Chattanooga), that were able to perform at the next level. Even those two greats had a bit of an adjustment period, however.

Quick has good size and athleticism. He still has a lot of work to do, but the Rams are convinced that he’s going to make a big leap this year.

The Rams upgraded their offense by drafting Tavon Austin and bringing in tight end Jared Cook.

They should occupy a lot of attention in the middle of the field, giving Quick freedom to work the outside.

Consistency will likely remain an issue, but I’m anticipating a major improvement. He’s a guy to take a chance on for your fifth wide receiver slot.

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