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Who will emerge opposite Steve Johnson?

Updated: August 17, 2011, 6:09 PM ET
By Eric Karabell
When longtime Buffalo Bills wide receiver Lee Evans was unceremoniously shipped to the Baltimore Ravens last week, the Ravens weren't the only team affected. Evans certainly has had his moments in the past, but not enough of them, and certainly not at a consistent rate since 2006. We wish him well alongside Anquan Boldin for a clear running team, and I'm sure fantasy owners will be teased by a big game in Week 2, only to curse his name after Week 3. They're used to it.

But this isn't about Evans. It's about Steve Johnson, the wide receiver Evans left behind in Buffalo, a talented player who might wish he still had the threat of Evans on the other side of the field. Look, it's a fact of life that when a team has only one legitimate wide receiver threat, chances are pretty good the opposing defense will pay particular attention (as in, by issuing double teams) to combat said explosive player.

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