Devin Aromashodu and the Aging Quarterback Free Agent Signings

Devin Aromashodu  was one of the biggest 2010 wide receiver busts in fantasy last year. I’ll never forget how he came on the scene. Everyone thought he was the next “sleeper” for Jay Cutler. He was big – 6’2, 201 lbs – and was going to be that over the middle possession receiver that Cutler needed. As the season progressed he was benched and had literally no value. He finished 2010 with 10 catches and 149 yards. Now, he has landed with the Minnesota Vikings who are soon to have Donovan McNabb.

The Vikings are an interesting team this year. I like Leslie Frazier. He is a competent Mike Singletary. Loves the D Loves the D Loves the D. If he runs a smashmouth grind it out O with heavy doses of Adrian Peterson I could see success. DMac could very well thrive. I can see multiple play fakes and end a rounds where McNabb chucks the ball 80 yards to Sidney Rice (assuming he is healthy). Devin Aromashodu could be the poor man’s Jason Avant. Avant was a consistent over the middle presence for McNabb in Philly. He was underrated and was a constant safety valve for Donovan. Donovan has become too “husky” to use his legs. He has never been an accurate QB (before you try to argue with me don’t forget I have Eagles Season Tickets and watched him for 11 seasons). However, he has ALWAYS had his arm. He is a tremendous deep ball threat. When he decides to let it go it will be there. His biggest issue was his hesitancy to throw the ball – he always held the ball too long. If he gets the right protection (which he will in Minnesota) he could be the Randall Cunningham reincarnate for Minnesota. Lets not forget that Randall was one missed field goal away from a Superbowl. I wouldn’t draft Aromashodu unless he is a 14th round flier. But, I would take McNabb as a 8th round QB with tremendous upside. His days of 3900 yards, 23 TDs, 11 INTs are over (2008 season). However, 2800 yards, 19 TDs, and 8 INTs is feasible. Not amazing stats but respectable nonetheless.

Now, ancient Matt Hasselback  has signed with Tennessee. Jeff Fisher had to get a QB with the retirement of Kerry Collins. Matt Hasselback has tons of experience but I have serious doubts as to his effectiveness. Seattle decided to go with a combination of either Tarvaris “useless” Jackson, Charlie Whitehurst, or Matt Leinart. If Hasselback had anything left don’t you think Seattle would have kept him? Their current trio of QBs looks horrific! So the moral of this story is that Hasselback ain’t worth a backup spot on your fantasy team. Trust me….



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