Fantasy Football Profile: Chad Ochocinco
Which Ochocinco will show up? The one that averaged 1339 yards and 8 TDs from 2002-2007 or the one that phoned in the 2008 season? He has said all the right things this offseason and has been relatively quiet considering who we’re dealing with. He plans to tweet during games, but as long as it only costs him money and not playing time, I’m not too concerned. He is going to draw attention to himself. That’s what he does. As long as he’s productive, I can care less. Personally I don’t see what the big deal if players tweet during games. I don’t know why the NFL would be opposed to something that would improve the communication with the fans.
Back to Ocho. He admitted he didn’t work out last year, which rightfully upset Bengals fans and his fantasy owners. He’s in much better shape and has been on the same page as Carson Palmer. He is a slight risk as a WR2 simply because of his mindset, but he easily can put up WR1 numbers. He is going in the 4th or 5th rounds in fantasy drafts, but he could easily put up 2nd round numbers. I think the risk is worth it personally. I think he’s good for 80 catches for 1100 yards and 7 TDs in 2009.