Fantasy Football Profile: Santonio Holmes
While the previous two profiles (Dwayne Bowe & Brandon Marshall) have some growing up to do, Santonio Holmes did his growing up last year after he was busted with marijuana. He accepted responsibility and earned back the trust of his teammates, coaches, and fans. He went on to take Super Bowl MVP honors with nine catches for 131 yards and the winning TD. That was the only time he had 100+ yards last year. After catching just 1 TD pass in the first six games, he had four in his last nine games. Holmes was a trendy pick to breakout last year, and aside from the clutch Super Bowl performance, his numbers decreased from 942 yards and 8 TDs to 821 yard and 5 TDs despite playing in two more games in 2008.
I think Holmes can have that breakout year in 2009 as long as his QB isn’t suspended because of the rape allegations. I like Holmes as a WR2, but prefer him as a WR3. He will likely be taken in the fourth or fifth round. He should be good for 65 receptions for 1050 yards and 8 TDs.