Fantasy Football Preseason Heroes – Wide Receivers/Tight Ends

Sep 3, 2009
Here are some Wide Receivers and Tight Ends that have played well in the preseason.  Let’s evaluate them to see if they can translate their preseason production into fantasy worth when the season begins.

Wide Receivers
Troy Williamson, Jacksonville Jaguars
- Troy still leads the NFL in receiving yards with 232, but his one catch, 11 yard performance against Philadelphia is a reminder that he shouldn’t be counted on for fantasy production.  Yeah, he’ll catch the occasional deep ball, but consistency will be an issue.

Chris Henry, Cincinnati Bengals - Henry scored for the third straight preseason game.  He had 2 catches for 62 yards.  So far he has 13 grabs for 217 yards and 3 TDs.  If he can stay out of trouble, he could have double-digit TDs.  Considering he’s going in the later rounds, he should be a great value pick.

Hakeem Nicks, New York Giants – Nicks had a monster 6 catch, 144 yard, 2 TD performance against the Jets to put him on the fantasy radar.  That gives him 8 catches for 208 yards.  I don’t see him having much fantasy value as he’ll likely share split end duties with Domenik Hixon.

Robert Meachem, New Orleans Saints - Meachem caught one pass for 71 yards in the win over the Raiders giving him 177 yards on 6 catches for a ridiculous 29.5 yards per catch.  He also has competition for playing time, but has a much better QB and passing game with Drew Brees and the Saints.

Maurice Stovall, Tampa Bay Buccaneers - Stovall had 6 catches for 74 yards against Miami to bring him to 12 for 123 yards in the preseason.  He could earn a few starts based on Antonio Bryant and Michael Clayton’s health, but I don’t see him being much of a factor.  I’d look elsewhere for WR depth.

Tight Ends
Jared Cook, Tennessee Titans – Jared continued to produce with 5 catches for 39 yards in a loss to Cleveland. He has 17 catches for 159 yards this preseason.  The Titans could be using a lot of two TE sets with Cook and Bo Scaife.  He’s a decent TE2 option.

Jonathan Stupar, Buffalo Bills – Stupar had 15 receptions for 155 yards and a score.  He went without a catch in their loss to Pittsburgh.  Look for other options for your TE2.

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One Response so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Frank
    September 5th, 2009 at 12:56 pm #

    Henry is a go-to guy in the red zone. He’s having a good camp and Marvin is staying on him. Question is can the Bengals get to the red zone?

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