Packers: Season-long stat predictions for skill position players in 2023

From quarterback Jordan Love to tight end Ben Sims, which players will star and who will struggle for the NFL's youngest team?
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Packers wide receivers

Christian Watson: 60 receptions, 800 receiving yards, 9 receiving touchdowns

Romeo Doubs: 80 receptions, 1,000 receiving yards, 10 receiving touchdowns

Jayden Reed: 30 receptions, 400 receiving yards, 2 receiving touchdowns

Samori Toure: 10 receptions, 120 receiving yards, 1 receiving touchdown

Malik Heath: 3 receptions, 28 receiving yards

Dontayvion Wicks: 2 receptions, 23 receiving yards

The success of the Packers' wide receiver group, and possibly the team as a whole, will heavily depend on the health of their top two targets: second-year breakout candidates Christian Watson and Romeo Doubs. Both dealt with injuries during their rookie seasons, and both are already dealing with injuries prior to their sophomore debuts.

Green Bay has already ruled out Watson, while Doubs is questionable for the season opener in Chicago.

While Watson will enter the season as Green Bay's presumptive top receiver, don't be surprised if Doubs finishes the year with a better stat line than the 2022 second-round pick. Doubs has shown more chemistry with Love during the offseason than Watson has and was more productive in the preseason. Additionally, Watson's game-changing speed will attract additional attention from the defense, opening up the field for 2022 fourth-rounder to produce.

Rookie second-rounder Jayden Reed appears to have won the starting slot receiver job in camp, beating out 2022 seventh-rounder Samori Toure. Expect Reed to fill the Randall Cobb role in the offense, with Toure taking spot snaps in the slot, and occasionally on the perimeter.

Heath was a preseason star, working his way onto the 53-man roster despite his status as an undrafted rookie. While he was excellent in the preseason, he'll likely primarily see the field on special teams. Wicks, a fifth-round pick, entered camp with much more pedigree but struggled to carve out a role as he struggled with injuries. He'll also likely see the field on special teams more than on offense.

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