WRs Who have Faltered / WRs Who have Risen

I have to acknowledge I am disappointed in the Oakland WRs. I banked on Schilens and Darrius Heyward-Bey becoming relevant in fantasy. That bank is now empty. I held on to Schilens has long as I could. Everything coming out of Oakland is negative in regards to his status. The foot has turned into a chronic issue. At this point I’m not even sure he is going to have an NFL career. You would think that DHB would step up at this point. Alas, that has not occured. DHB has created a fantasy illness known as “fatigue.” With DHB’s propensity for drops and now this phantom fatigue he has landed in my fantasy graveyard.

I am now downgrading my love of Oakland. I still think they will be respectable but the WR situation has me very uneasy. Louis Murphy is the only WR standing. By default he has turned into their #1 option. I dropped both DHB and Schilens. If you were to grab anyone off waivers Murphy is the only one that will produce from that position this year. That is unless they go out and sign an aging veteran (rumor on the street is that they are looking to do that).

I am also downgrading Devin Hester. I have never believed the #1 WR “hype.” He had 1 catch in game 1 for 29 yards and 1 catch in game 2 for 4 yards. Its obvious now that Johnny Knox is the #1 in Chicago. He has the speed and the ability to get open deep. Devin Aromashodu is “technically” the 3. I see him more as the #2 in Chicago though. He is their tallest receiver at 6’2 and has shown flashes of brilliance over the middle. Hester may still have value if they slide him back into a Z receiver role. They should put him back on special teams to work his magic and get the offense better field position. Then run stunts and reverses for him to catch the D off guard.

I am upgrading my love of Cleveland. Brian Robiske has locked up the #2 WR position in Cleveland. We know that Delhomme sucks. We also know that he locks onto receivers. It looks like he is in love with Massaquoi. I feel there will be enough love for Robiske. Lets me clear here – the love I feel is say 450 yards and 2-3 TDs – nothing too crazy. In my eyes that’s good enough for a roster spot and a bye week replacement.

Malcolm Floyd / Legedu Naanee – What I am reading says that “yes” Floyd is the #1. But the designation is not as obvious as you may think. My sources over at the index feel that it is a 50/50 split between Floyd and Naanee. I tend to agree. It will take two people to make up the difference of the Jackson loss. Floyd will give you more like 800 yards 5 TDs while Naanee will probably give you Robiske numbers (450 yards/2-3 TDs).

Mike Williams TB – I have bought in on the Williams “hype” train. He is the #1 in TB – no doubt! Too bad Freeman just got hurt. Freeman will now miss the rest of preseason. This means that they might not be JELLO week 1. Freeman is going to be good. The beautiful thing here is TB is a bad team. So they will have to throw the ball in the second half. Junk points for Mike Williams…..yyyiiiippppeeee! Temper expectations however – 800 yards 5 TDs.

Kevin Walter – He has been in a dog fight (pardon the pathetic pun). Kubiak is another one of those coaches who is fiercely loyal to his veterans. Walter is the #2 to start the season. Jacoby Jones is nipping at his heels. All off season I have heard that Jones is going to be the #2. At this point that is simply not true. This fluid situation is going to affect both players. Bottom line is that Walter will most likely lose out to Jones by the midpoint of the season. So if you are desperate early in the season Walter is your man……if you are desperate late go with Jones. So if you have other options I shy away from this cluster****.

Brandon LaFell – He will be starting opposite of Steve Smith. I’m not sure if he is that great or if Dwayne Jarrett is that bad. Either way I’m not feeling that LaFell will have any relevance in his first year. Lets be honest its a RB show in Carolina with a few smidgens of Steve Smith.

Monday mornings are my favorite days to surf the web for fantasy news. I’ll bring whatever I feel is applicable tomorrow evening.

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4 Responses to “WRs Who have Faltered / WRs Who have Risen”

  1. A C Slater says:

    Some Sucker is offering me Bradshaw and Baltimore DEf for chargers DEF and schilens should I do it?

  2. fantansy flukie says:

    @AC – that would be a no. Take the D out of it. It’s Bradshaw for Schilens. Schilens is now waiver wire and Bradshaw is a split back who starts…

  3. The Fantasy Flukie says:

    @yesman – Yes, Schilens is an extreme disappointment this year. This gamble didnt work. That happens in fantasy play once in a while.

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