Fantasy Football Profile: Anthony Gonzalez
Now that Marvin Harrison has moved on, Anthony Gonzalez takes over as the team’s #2 WR. I believe the third-year WR out of Ohio State is ready to explode. As a Rookie he had 37 receptions for 576 yards and 3 TDs. Last year he had 57 receptions for 664 yards. Not only do I think his reception total will increase again, I think his yards per catch will be closer to the 15.6 he averaged as a Rookie than the 11.6 he averaged last year.
Gonzalez showed some signs of what he could do in against Minnesota in Week 2 (9 catches for 137 yards), against the Patriots in Week 9 (2 TDs), and against San Diego in Week 12 (6, 95) and again in the playoffs (6, 97). He’ll get more looks as the #2 and his numbers should increase dramatically. I’m expecting 80 catches for 1100 yards and 6 TDs. He is a decent WR2 and a great WR3. He’s typically being drafted in the 5th round.