Fantasy Football Profiles: Hines Ward, Santana Moss & Donald Driver
Hines Ward is an ageless wonder. After failing to record a 1000 yard season since 2004, the 33 year old caught 81 passes for 1043 yards and 7 TDs in his 11th season. Not only did he go for 1000+ yards, he played a full season for the first time since 2004. The question is will he continue to roll, or is this the time for the vet to begin to decline. If you’re thinking he won’t be as motivated after winning another Super Bowl, you couldn’t be more far from the truth. He is an absolute gamer that can probably tolerate as much pain as anybody in the league. As long as he can stay off the shelf, he should have another solid year. Ward is going in the seventh round of fantasy drafts. He makes a decent WR3. I’m expecting him to catch 80 passes for 950 yards and 5 TDs.
Santana Moss is a guy I hate to own and I hate to play. He is very inconsistent (seven games with fewer than 50 yards) and he tends to miss or be hampered in a couple of games a year. His name helps him get selected a bit earlier than he should. He’s going in the seventh round of fantasy drafts on average. He’s only had two standout seasons (2006 & 2005) in his eight years. He’ll finish will solid numbers, but you could get burned a couple of times if you start him. I’d take him as a WR3, but I’d prefer to have him as a WR4. He should be good for 70 catches, 950 yards, and 5 TDs.
Donald Driver is another one that continues to turn out solid seasons. He had 74 catches for 1012 yards and 5 TDs. It was his fifth consecutive 1000+ yard season. He hasn’t been the top threat the past couple of years, but Greg Jennings emergence hasn’t left Driver without fantasy relevance. Don’t expect the huge games from Driver. He had just two 100+ yard games last year, but he had nine games with 60+ yards. Aaron Rodgers had a great “rookie” year for the Packers, and he should be even better without the distractions that dominated their camp last year. He should be a great value as he’s being taken in the 8th round of most fantasy drafts. He should be able to catch 80 passes for 1000 yards and 6 TDs.
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