Raiders: Top 4 wide receivers to target in free agency

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2. Robby Anderson

Robby Anderson represents an entirely different type of player than Green. The 26-year-old receiver performed well under inconsistent quarterback play during his four seasons with the New York Jets.

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The undrafted free agent proved that he belonged in the NFL by establishing himself as the leading receiver in New York. While Anderson has yet to surpass the 1,000 receiving yards mark, he has averaged 765 yards per season over his career.

His speed and agility have also allowed Anderson to develop a reputation as a big-play threat, with the potential to break free for a long touchdown every time he touches the ball.

While quarterback Sam Darnold does have major upside, he has also struggled with consistency early in his career. There is a very good chance that the Raiders (whether they start Carr, or sign/draft a player) will offer Anderson the best passer he has ever played with.

Not only would Anderson provide an immediate boost for whoever the Raiders elect to start at quarterback in 2020, but he would also be a player the team could build around for the foreseeable future.

The Cost

After spending the first part of his career on lower-level contracts, Anderson will undoubtedly be seeking a major payday during his first stint as a coveted free agent. In fact, Spotrac projects that he could earn somewhere in the market of $12 million per season.

While this is a high price for a player with a limited track record, the Raiders have the benefit of a sizable amount of cap space. And Anderson does meet a clear need.

He could be a good investment if the team would rather invest in a younger player with a minimal injury history.