Megatron Gets a Wing Man — Nate Burleson Signs With Detroit
Looks like you can cross off Detroit as a landing spot for Terrell Owens. The Lions addressed the need to compliment Calving Johnson with free agent WR Nate Burleson. Burleson, if he can stay healthy, is actually a decent pairing with Megatron.
Coming off a torn ACL, Nate caught 63 passes for 812 yards and 3 TDs. He finished 2007 with a flurry averaging four catches for 62.4 yards, and a TD in his last five games. He had five catches for 60 yards and a score in Week 1 of 2008 before tearing his knee.
Switching to Detroit and second-year pro Matthew Stafford shouldn’t lower his value. Seattle has been a mess for a few years now. He’ll welcome playing with a strong-armed QB, opposite of a WR that commands a lot of attention.
Don’t go penciling him in as a #3 fantasy WR though. He’ll be a nice addition to your bench. He holds more value in PPR leagues as he figures to be Detroit’s possession receiver.