Fantasy Football Profile: Marques Colston

Aug 11, 2009

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Marques Colston’s impressive young NFL career took a little bit of a break last year as he was limited with injuries.  He still managed 47 receptions for 760 yards and 5 TDs in 11 games.  It just doesn’t compare to the 84 receptions, 1120 yards, an 9.5 TDs he averaged in his first two years.  His 16.2 yards per catch was a career high for those of you looking for consolation on a failed draft pick last year.  Of course if you were able to make the fantasy football playoffs with him, you enjoyed the 183 yards and 2 TDs he got in Weeks 15 & 16.

His 2008 troubles should get you Colston at a discounted rate.  You can get him in the third round and possibly even stretch him out into the 4th round.  When I have WRs on the same plane, I tend to look at their QB and their environment.  Colston has Drew Brees at QB, which helps put him at the top of the next tier for me.  Plus, he plays his home games in a dome.  Those factors put him in the top ten of WRs for me.  I’m expecting a 90 reception, 1200 yard, 9 TD season from Colston.

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3 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. Rad
    August 11th, 2009 at 1:31 pm #

    I picked him up in 2006 when he had TE eligibility for whatever reason on Yahoo. Finished 2nd in the division after injuries ravaged my QBs. Still remember his great season though, he came out of nowhere.

  2. LestersLegends
    August 11th, 2009 at 1:42 pm #

    Yeah, that was bogus that they didn’t change him to WR. It was such an advantage using him at TE. Kudos to you for getting him.

  3. Rad
    August 11th, 2009 at 3:12 pm #

    It was dumb luck to be honest lol The TE I had that year (I think it was Shockey) went down and Colston had the most touchdowns out of the TEs available that week. Needless to say I released Shockey after a few weeks and never looked back. I’ll take the kudos but I’m no guru lol I’ll leave that to you and Dave

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