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Robert Foster is the Next…? Historical Comparables for the Bills Rookie WR

What the 2018 class of rookie wide receivers lacked in top-end talent, it made up for in depth, with 11 different wide receivers scoring at least 96 fantasy points in their maiden year. Next up in our look at the historical comparables for the class is Bills WR Robert Foster. 

From Undrafted to Top 10

No team wanted to draft Foster. Thirty-three WRs were selected ahead of him, but when the dust settled, the 24-year old out of Alabama put up more rookie fantasy points than all but nine of them.
PLAYER reRECS.Q1 reTRGS.Q1 reYDS.Q1 reTDS.Q1 reEP.Q1 reFPOE.Q1 PPR.Q1
Calvin Ridley 64 92 821 10 150.5 55.6 208.8
D.J. Moore 55 82 788 2 135.1 10.7 160.2
Courtland Sutton 42 84 704 4 136.1 0.3 136.3
Antonio Callaway 43 81 586 5 136.2 -4.6 132.3
Christian Kirk 43 68 590 3 102.7 17.3 123.5
Anthony Miller 33 54 423 7 93.2 24.1 120.3
Marquez Valdes-Scantling 38 72 581 2 113.2 -5.1 111
Dante Pettis 27 45 467 5 75.2 28.5 103.5
Tre’Quan Smith 28 44 427 5 74.2 26.5 100.7
Robert Foster 26 44 522 3 71.5 24.7 96.2
  • Foster finished fourth in rookie efficiency with an reFPOE of 24.7
  • Among all WRs, his efficiency was better than DeSean JacksonJosh Gordon, and A.J. Green in 2018
  • He ranked seventh in rookie receiving yards

The Comparables

Using inputs of target volume, production, efficiency, age, weight, and draft stock, I used the RotoViz Screener to come up with the most similar rookie seasons to Foster’s.

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