Optimism of young team climbing to towards top of AFC? Doable. Massive contract about to be given out to Derek Carr? The market calls for it.
But not everything about this team feels logical. At the top of that list is the love for wide receiver Seth Roberts. In an offense that could compete in an argument for best supporting cast in the league, Roberts is entrenched as the No. 3 receiver behind Michael Crabtree and Amari Cooper. He was third on the team with 77 targets in 2016, but he did little with that opportunity. By our Net Expected Points (NEP) metric, he was one of the least efficient receivers in the league.
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