San Francisco 49ers Name Randy Moss Starting Wide Receiver: Fantasy Implications

August 30, 2012; San Francisco, CA, USA; San Francisco 49ers wide receiver Randy Moss (84) warms up before the game against the San Diego Chargers at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-US PRESSWIRE

The San Francisco 49ers named Randy Moss one of two starting wide receivers at the beginning of the 2012 season. We discuss the decision and fantasy implications at SB Nation.

This week, Jim Harbaugh and company named veteran Randy Moss one of the starting receivers for the San Francisco 49ers. Moss will be lining up opposite Michael Crabtree in San Francisco's run-first offense. After being signed by the team this offseason, we've seen very little of Moss but according to sources, his impact has been substantial.

Analysis: Moss was brought in to the organization to provide a much-needed deep threat for the Niners. While we don't know what exactly to expect from Moss, between his legendary physical gifts and being on a winning team, this situation makes him a big-time sleeper in fantasy leagues. Moss could prove to be a reliable flex and match-up receiver in most leagues, so watch his progress early on.

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