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Wideouts are more important than ever in today's NFL as you could have told by watching the Chiefs-Rams MNF shootout. Teams air it out now more than ever, which makes talented wide receivers even more valuable. These game changing wideouts have been commanding a ton of money for their skills in such a pass-happy league, but some may have been overvalued.
Out of the 22 wide receivers who are making at least $10 million per season, here are the only three wide receivers that don't rank in the top-14 in yards per catch, yards per game and receiving TDs, making them the three most overpaid wideouts in the league.
3. Doug Baldwin, WR, Seattle Seahawks
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You can blame his injury, his growing age, or the emergence of Tyler Lockett, but Baldwin has not played up to his expectations by any means this season. He has just 30 catches and averages just over 40 yards per game. With just one touchdown coming last week for the entire season, it's safe to say Baldwin isn't worth the $11.5 million he'll be making this season.
2. Randall Cobb, WR, Green Bay Packers
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Cobb is another receiver who seems to be past his prime and no longer worth the price tag. He is at the bottom of the list of qualified receivers since he just makes the $10 million threshold this season but is also towards the bottom in all categories. He can't stay on the field and has only one game with more than five catches, more than four yards, or a score, and that came the first week of the season.
1. Jarvis Landry, WR, Cleveland Browns
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Landry wasn't just one of the biggest acquisitions at his position this season, he was one of the biggest splashes in the entire league. He's certainly getting paid like it given he's the seventh-highest paid wideout in the NFL but isn't playing like it by any means. Landry was never a red zone machine and has brought in 57 balls this year but his 60 yards per game and 10.5 yards per catch is sub-par for someone who's being paid this much. He was expected to be a game-changer for the Browns, but now, is just another name on a long list of disappointments.
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