Don’t Trust Ocho Cinco
I heard Charch talking about how he was down on Ocho Cinco the other day so I decided to delve a little deeper into #85.
If you look at Chad Ocho Cinco’s numbers over the past couple of seasons you have no reason to be concerned about his slow start. If I round up his 1274 yard 2004 season he has five straight 1300+ yard seasons with at least 7 TDs each year. However, if you look a little deeper into his numbers you start looking for the panic button.
In his last 16 games has just five TDs. That’s not exactly what you would expect from an elite reason in a full season’s worth of games. If you go back a little further you’ll see that he has just 8 TDs in his last 24 games. What’s worse is the fact that those 8 TDs came in four games. So Ocho has scored a TD in every six games the last year and a half. Even more alarms go off when you look at his December production. How does 2 100 yard games and 2 TDs in nine December games the past two years? Yikes. How about when fantasty footballers need him the most? In Weeks 14-16 over the past two years he’s averaged 58.7 yards without a TD. That’s not cutting it.
Now, does that mean I’d swear Ocho off for good? Absolutely not. I wouldn’t cut him obviously, and I wouldnt’ be big on trading him unless I was getting a good deal. On the flip side though, if his owner is getting antsy with Ocho, you may be able to sneak in and buy low on him.