Originally written on Extra Pine Tar  |  Last updated 11/18/14

PHILADELPHIA - NOVEMBER 08: Kevin Ogletree #85 of the Dallas Cowboys runs for yards after the catch against the Philadelphia Eagles at Lincoln Financial Field on November 8, 2009 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. (Photo by Al Bello/Getty Images)

“Kevin Ogletree! Pick him up!!!”

“I called him as a sleeper! My Twitter followers must know!!”

“Now I can call myself a guru and people can’t question it!”

Relax, everyone. If you can pick up Ogletree, that’s great. I got him on waivers in one league, missed out in one that has an auction bid system for pick ups and didn’t even bother in another league because he would never see my starting line up. Either way, I wasn’t very concerned.

Wide receivers, more so than any other position, come and go at a frightening pace. Sometimes they are here to stay, like AJ Green and Laurent Robinson last year. But they can also leave just as quickly, like Mike Williams when he suddenly developed a bad case of the drops and went from the next Randy Moss to somebody that shouldn’t even be rostered in most 10 team leagues.

Is Ogletree this years Laurent Robinson? Or is he simply a one game wonder who, once Witten and Austin are 100%, will fade into obscurity. Realistically he’s probably somewhere in the middle. A game like last night isn’t out of question at some point the rest of the year, but the Cowboys have so many weapons. People seem to forget that Robinson’s monster year last season can be largely attributed to the injury issues Dez Bryant and Miles Austin went through.

History tells us that there will be around five season altering waiver acquisitions. Was Laurent Robinson that last year? I guess you could make the argument for it, but if you are then your team probably wasn’t very good. Cam Newton, Rob Gronkowski, Jimmy Graham, Darren Sproles; those were game changers last season.

The thing about those players is that there were only 1 or 2 breakouts at their positions. In the receiving corps, and this obviously has a lot to do with the fact that their are more recievesrs than any other offensive skill position, there was Green, Robinson, Victor Cruz, Jordy Nelson, Antonio Brown and even Demariyus Thomas was a late season help.

My point is, when you go to blow your auction money, or put in your waiver claims, don’t waste it on a receiver unless you’re really thin at that position. Go and try to find the next freakshow tight end (Jared Cook, Jermaine Gresham, Etc.) or try and find the breakout running back of the season. Watch the first year quarterbacks like a hawk. If Russel Wilson has a big game then you make damn sure you pick him up. But if Leonard Hankerson has a big game for Washington, trust me when I tell you that their will be another receiver next week who will seemingly come out of nowhere.

MORE FROM YARDBARKER

Wrigley Field bleacher renovation may be delayed

Yankees wanted Rollins but Phillies' price was too high

Pop misses game for medical reasons; Messina takes over

John Beilein upset with ESPN for late start time to game

Tyson Chandler felt like Knicks' scapegoat at times

Fred Jackson has 'no respect' for Donte Whitner

LIKE WHAT YOU SEE?
GET THE DAILY NEWSLETTER:

Devon Still responds to unpaid child support allegations

Diamondbacks sign Cuban slugger Yasmany Tomas

Josh Gordon felt alienated by some in Browns organization

Jerry Jones: I'm a big admirer of Robert Griffin III

Raiola fined for uneccesarily striking Pats' Zach Moore

Report: Michigan keeping Jim Hackett on as athletic director

Steelers turned down chance to be called 'America's Team'

Report: Small chance Raiders-Rams could be moved to Indy

Todd Gurley begins rehab after surgery on knee for torn ACL

Brodeur to practice with Blues

OSU player posts Michigan player's girlfriend as his 'WCW'

Jim Harbaugh's family may not eat turkey thanks to NBC

Ole Miss' The Grove threatened by Mississippi State fan

Is it time for the Redskins to move on from Robert Griffin III?

Top 10 fantasy football turkeys for 2014

WATCH: Coyotes lose in ugly fashion, score own goal in OT

Warriors are having tons of fun on team plane

Jenn Sterger hints she'll be back in her FSU cowgirl gear for game

NFL News
Delivered to your inbox
You'll also receive Yardbarker's daily Top 10, featuring the best sports stories from around the web. Customize your newsletter to get articles on your favorite sports and teams. And the best part? It's free!

By clicking "Sign Me Up", you have read and agreed to the Fox Sports Digital Privacy Policy and Terms of Use. You can opt out at any time. For more information, please see our Privacy Policy.

Wrigley renovation may be delayed

Steelers could have been America's Team

John Beilein upset with ESPN

Should Washington move on from RG3?

Dominic Raiola fined for cheap shots

Game of the week: Kansas City Chiefs vs. Denver Broncos

Rose leaves with injury again

WATCH: Pierce signs for fan during game

Report: McCoy to start over RG3

Braxton Miller headed to Oregon?

10 most one-sided college football rivalries

Pierce: C's Big Three like 'Holy Trinity'

Today's Best Stuff
For Bloggers

Join the Yardbarker Network for more promotion, traffic, and money.

Company Info
Help
What is Yardbarker?

Yardbarker is the largest network of sports blogs and pro athlete blogs on the web. This site is the hub of the Yardbarker Network, where our editors and algorithms curate the best sports content from our network and beyond.