A Tale of Two Divas
It must be Wide Receiver Day in the NFL as a pair of disgruntled WRs are in the news. First up is Diva Rookie Michael Crabtree. San Francisco’s 3-1 start and 35-0 drubbing of St. Louis must have made Crabtree realize that the Niners were doing fine without him, and weren’t going to be the first one to blink. Now that he has missed so much time, it is unlikely that Crabtree will make much of an impact, especially on a team that relies on the running game and defense. It is good news to those fantasy owners who took a chance on him, and especially to those in dynasty leagues who intend to have him as part of their long-term plan.
In other news, Braylon Edwards punched his ticket out of Cleveland (pun intended). He is heading to the Jets for Chansi Stuckey, Jason Trusnik, and a couple of draft picks. Edwards fantasy value takes a jump as he’ll likely be more motivated escaping the misery of Cleveland. Stuckey could see a slight bump in value, but the real bump should go to last week’s breakout player Mohamed Massaquoi, who had a great rapport with Derek Anderson last week in a loss to Cincinnati.
As far as the QBs go, Mark Sanchez takes a step forward by adding a big play threat, assuming his drops and attitude don’t get in the way. I don’t see much change from Derek Anderson as Braylon’s heart wasn’t in it. He didn’t even catch a pass last week.