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After last season, some in fantasy football circles thought that Vikings’ second year receiver Sidney Rice was a bust. This was because the South Carolina product had not accomplished much in his first two years.

Coming into this year Rice received a new lease on life when Brett Favre signed with the team. Finally, Rice would have a solid quarterback and would now have a chance to have fantasy football relevance.

In the first two games of the regular season, Favre was still getting his arm into shape and the Vikings’ passing game struggled.

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By the end of Minnesota’s third game against the 49ers, Favre was officially back when he threw a game winning touchdown to Greg Lewis. In that very game, Favre hooked up with Rice on four receptions for 56 yards and a touchdown.

Taking the Next Step

Against the Ravens, week six, Rice exploded for 176 yards receiving on six receptions. Beyond Rice’s solid production, Favre trusted Rice at the end of the game on their final drive to win.

On that drive Rice made a huge play on a deep route for 63 yards receiving.

Watching the chemistry that is developing between Favre and Rice reminds me of when Favre started hooking up with Greg Jennings in Green Bay.

Hopefully, Rice will be able to take the next step as Jennings did and produce consistent production. If he can take this next step he will be well on his way to becoming a top 25 receiver in fantasy football.

Fantasy Football Rankings for Sidney Rice

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At this time, I highly recommend you consider picking up Rice off of your fantasy waiver wire. This talented young player is proving that he is much more than a No.2 receiver on this team and is quickly become a go to guy.

For Rice to be an every week fantasy football play he needs to continue to produce consistently. If Rice can show that then he will be a force down the stretch of the fantasy football season.

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