Fantasy Football Profile: Terrell Owens
T.O. has done it again. He wore out his welcome and was greeted with open arms. In his wake he has left San Francisco, Baltimore (briefly), Philadelphia, and now Dallas. He was arrived to the smooth waters of Buffalo, unless you are a cabbie, sorry hockey reference (Patrick Kane). I don’t blame Buffalo as they haven’t had a WR like this since Eric Moulds. T.O. is a much more imposing force though.
T.O., who will turn 36 in December had a pretty rocky go of it last year with just 69 receptions for 1052 yards and 10 TDs. He hasn’t been that “unproductive” in a full season since 1999. The fact that he was still able to catch double-digit TDs in a down year is pretty impressive.
So what to make of his numbers in Buffalo. While Trent Edwards is a solid QB, he’s no Jeff Garcia, Donovan McNabb, or Tony Romo. Of course, he’s never had a weapon like T.O. so maybe he’ll surprise some people. He’s going to have to have some thick skin to handle T.O. being T.O. If not his season, and Buffalo’s will go up in smoke.
Owens should actually find himself with a little less attention than he has in years as Lee Evans is the best complimentary WR he has seen in a while, plus the Bills have a three-headed rushing attack in Marshawn Lynch, Fred Jackson, and Dominic Rhodes.
I would take T.O. as my #1 WR, but I would not take him until the mid-t0-late third round, or preferably the 4th round. I would also make sure my next pick was another WR so I would have a solid #1 even if the T.O. experiment blew up in the Bills’ faces. If that doesn’t happen he should be good for 80 receptions for 1200 yards and 10 TDs.