Not only has Colston been reliable in terms of raw data, but the advanced numbers show even better stability. Since his rookie season, Colston has ranked in the top-20 wide receivers (minimum 50 targets) in receiving net expected points per target in every campaign except one. And in that one season, Colston ranked 24th.
In other words, if we’re counting all 50-plus target pass catchers, we should nearly assume(it’s no longer potential) that Colston will rank in the top-quarter in terms of efficiency.
It sounds crazy, but Marques Colston is the best kept secret you HAVE heard of. What exactly do I mean? Well we know he’s been the number one wide receiver option in New Orleans for what seems like an eternity. And as pointed out by J.J. Zachariason from NumberFire, he’s been one of the most consistent receivers for years. But fantasy owners are always looking for guys with huge upside or breakout players, so Colston always gets swept under the rug. For anyone reading this, we here at RotoViz will tell you that’s good news. Check out this 10 Re-draft Targets profile on Marques Colston or this article on why Marques Colston could be the key for fantasy owners going RB-RB in their first two rounds. The common theme our writers seem to note is Colston provides unbelievable reliability at an inexpensive price. And while he might not be a young breakout star, he could end up being the steady anchor for your championship fantasy team. Make sure to check out Colston’s full projections using our RotoViz WR Similarity Score App.