The 49ers Michael Crabtree will miss most if not all of the upcoming season (can Anquan Boldin survive as a #1 ?). A few WRs will be returning from injury riddled 2012 campaigns as Percy Harvin, Miles Austin, Desean Jackson, Pierre Garcon, and Hakeem Nicks will be risky selections heading into the season but each has the potential to post rock solid WR2 value if they reach their potential and can avoid the trainers table. Justin Blackmon (4 games) and Josh Gordon (2 games) will see their fantasy stock take a hit based on suspensions but they make for solid value plays later in your draft.
Bryce Brown it is once again. In our estimation it would be a mistake to play Lesean McCoy at all from here on out. The Eagles season is over and mercifully for Eagles fans the Andy Reid era is drawing to a close as well. Barring an injury it’s clear that we won’t see Michael Vick on the field and reading between the lines in Reid’s recent comments it seems the same can be said for McCoy.
Matt Barkley’s stock has taken a hit with less then stellar play and a season ending injury. Geno Smith has looked great at times but not #1 overall pick great, at least not in the mind of the experts. Over the last couple seasons have seen rookie QBs be productive fantasy football players more than every before. Cam Newton, RGIII, and Andrew Luck have produced in a way that few rookie quarterbacks have in the past. There may not be that kind of talent in the 2013 draft.
Andy Reid is awful. I will never understand the national perception that this guy is great. There was one point in the game on Sunday where the Eagles rookie QB had passed the ball 17 times and McCoy had rushed only 5 times. When asked why he didn’t run more he replied by claiming the Redskins would be expecting the run. Really, Andy! There are a few things you can rest assured no one would ever expect you to do Andy; miss a meal, exercise, and run the ball. In his infinite genius Reid finally decided the time to run McCoy was to with about two minutes left and 25 points down. Jackass.
A few big name pass catchers will be sidelined by the BYE in week 11 including Victor Cruz, Hakeem Nicks, Percy Harvin, and, or what it’s worth, the unpredictable receivers in Tennessee and Seattle are off. Julio Jones is a game time decision. As always, injuries will surely play a role in your lineup decisions and our interactive injury chart/fantasy advice feature will keep you up to date.
The final week of the dreaded Byes take place in week 11 as Tennessee, Minnesota, NY Giants, and Seattle will be resting. Today we present a piece from KramericaSports.com that suggests potential sleepers at each position that are likely sitting on your waiver wire and could suffice as bye week fillers.
Andy Reid may be coaching as poorly as any coach in the NFL right now and he has to try to save his job. This is the right decision either way, going with a rookie QB would be conceding the season, but that doesn’t fix the fact that Vick is not a very good QB and Reid is an awful coach at this point. Vick and Reid are both part of the problem and I don’t think either will be part of whatever solution the team comes up with in the off season.