3. Chris Olave – Saints
New Orleans got a slow start to this game and caught fire late, scoring 17 of their 27 points in the fourth quarter in completing the comeback win. Olave didn’t have a big day catching the ball, though he did capitalize on all his opportunities. He was targeted three times and ended the game with three catches for 41 yards in the Saints’ 27-26 victory, including hauling in a two-point conversion.
Based on what Olave was given, that’s a decent way to start one’s NFL career. But Olave is the third wide receiver option at best on a team that features the returning Michael Thomas and Jarvis Landry. In Week 1, Landry was the standout of the group, torching the Falcons for seven receptions and 114 yards receiving.
Not a bad showing for Olave, as he was on the field for more than 70 percent of the team’s offensive plays. Indeed, as the season goes on and Jameis Winston becomes more comfortable throwing to him, and that relationship grows, so will his targets.