In Sunday's preseason loss at Pittsburgh, Reggie Brown and Kevin Curtis, the Eagles' top two wide receivers, caught only two passes each. Yet despite the limited output, both are very hopeful for big seasons in 2007, especially with Donovan McNabb back in action. I was fortunate enough to be there and spoke with the receivers regarding the upcoming 2007 season.
Brown was unfazed by his performance, which included a pair of drops, and said he is ready to be the team's unquestioned No. 1 receiver over the full campaign. "I was going against top cover cornerbacks last year and faced them every week in practice, so there won't be much of a transition for me," Brown said. "This year will be a lot better for me, and I'm going to show even more." When asked how he might perform statistically for fantasy purposes, Brown said he'll be "a little better. I have a lot of confidence in my ability to do what's needed."
Brown is definitely looking like a top No. 2 fantasy receiver for 2007, and even though he has caught only five passes this preseason, his exhibition performances won't be remembered much as he is set to deliver his best fantasy season yet. Brown is a very good bet to crack the 1,000-yard mark in 2007. His starting mate, Kevin Curtis, however, is truly a value performer to watch. The ex-Ram is finally getting a chance to start, and is ready to come through with a breakthrough season.