Originally written January 28, 2013 on The Fake Football:
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Reggie Wayne is the model. Wayne, a year after his Indianapolis career was considered very much over, was moved from his almost permanent spot as left outside wide receiver to (primarily) a slot receiver. Bruce Arians, the Colts’ offensive coordinator and head coach for most of the 2012 season, did a magician’s job of moving Wayne across the lineup, using varied formations and motion to prevent defenses from pressing the old man. Stevie Johnson and Larry Fitzgerald look like they could get varying degrees of the Wayne treatment in 2013, and if so, it’s difficult to overstate the potential fantasy impact.  We’ll look at Fitzy today. Ramblings about Stevie’s slot-playing potential will come next week. Back to Wayne, briefly: Only Wes Welker – the everlasting slot machine – ran more routes out of the slot in 2012, with Wayne drawing a whopping 90 targets on 421 slot routes (61 percent of his total routes). He caught 48 of those 90 targets for 679 yards and two touchdowns, according to ...
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