Fantasy Football Profile: David Garrard
David Garrard had a disappointing 2008 season. Most of the team did, in fact. Their Offensive Line was crippled with injuries. Their Defense took a major step back. About the only productive players was Maurice-Jones Drew. 2009 should look a little better as they bolstered their O-Line in the offseason with the addition of Tra Thomas, Eugene Monroe, and Eben Britton. They also added Torry Holt to improve their WR play. Maurice Jones-Drew is an excellent receiver out of the backfield and Marcedes Lewis is a solid pass-catching TE.
Jacksonville’s fantasy playoff schedule consists of Miami, Indianapolis, and New England so it’s unlikely you’ll use Garrad in the fantasy playoffs. During the season they have some decent matchups against Arizona in Week 2, St. Louis in Week 6, and Kansas City in Week 9. Peyton Manning and Tony Romo have byes in Week 6 so he could be a decent option to pair with them. I wouldn’t trust any of the Week 9 bye teams as a #1 QB so it doesn’t pay to pair Garrard with them.