Fantasy Football Profile: Anthony Gonzalez

Aug 13, 2009

Anthony Gonzalez
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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.

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  1. Alain
    August 13th, 2009 at 1:51 pm #

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    August 25th, 2009 at 4:52 am #

    [...] Anthony Gonzalez, Indianapolis Colts – Gonzalez is another player who has played well, but could make the leap this year.  He’s had a couple years to build a rapport with Peyton Manning, and now that he’s the clear cut #2 look for Gonzalez to put up big numbers as a solid WR2. [...]

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