Fantasy Football Profile: Laveranues Coles
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As long as Carson Palmer is healthy, he’s likely the best QB Coles has ever played with (at the time, relax Favre fans). Though he throws a good deep ball, he also made a living hitting Housh on shorter routes. Now that Housh is gone, Coles can fill that role. Plus, if Chad Ochocinco is truly back to form, Coles should find plenty of opening to do his thing. He’s a good route runner with terrific hands and toughness. I don’t know if he can match the TD total (7) from last year simply because Chris Henry is Palmer’s weapon of choice in close, but Coles should be a good value, especially in PPR leagues.
Coles will likely be selected in the 7th or 8th round of your fantasy draft, and should be good for 85 receptions for 1000 yards and 5 TDs. I wouldn’t be enamored with his as my WR2, but he’s a solid WR3.