Fantasy Football Profile: Jake Delhomme

Jul 23, 2009

Jake Delhomme throwing
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Jake Delhomme had a disappointing 2008 season.  Still, he has Steve Smith, one of the games most electrifying WRs at his disposal so he maintains fantasy relevance.  Muhsin Muhammad had a solid year, but at 36 you begin to wonder about a drop off.  This is a clearly a run-first team and Delhomme is a spot fantasy starter at best.

You can’t use him in the fantasy playoffs as he faces New England, Minnesota, and the Giants.  He faces Arizona and New Orleans in Weeks 8 & 9, which appear to be his best matchups.  He could be paired with Carson Palmer, Matt Cassel, Tom Brady, or Big Ben, who have byes in Week 8.  I wouldn’t trust any of the Week 9 bye teams as a #1 QB so it doesn’t pay to pair Delhomme with them.

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