Merry Christmas…Now Hit the Road

Dec 23, 2009

A couple of NFL veterans were given their walking papers just days before Christmas in a cruel reminder that this is a business.

Mark Bradley had three catches for 52 yards and a score in Kansas City’s 41-34 loss to the Browns. That wasn’t enough for him to ring in the New Year with the Chiefs though. Mark had a disappointing season with 24 catches for 320 yards and 2 TDs. He had 30 catches for 380 yards and 3 TDs  last year for the Chiefs. The writing should have been on the wall as Kansas City seemed to look at every WR that came available, including bringing in Bobby Wade and Chris Chambers. He’ll likely catch on somewhere, perhaps not until next year, but he likely won’t have any fantasy value ever again.

In a move that has much more fantasy football signficance, the Saints chose Garrett Hartley over John Carney. Hartley is 7 for 8 on Field Goal attempts, with his only miss coming from 50+ yars. Meanwhile Carney 13 of 17, with three misses coming from 30-39 yards. With a juicy match-up against Tampa Bay this week, and Sean Payton announcing that he won’t rest players this week, start Hartley with confidence against the Bucs in your fantasy football championship game.

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2 Responses so far | Have Your Say!

  1. David Funk
    December 23rd, 2009 at 10:18 am #

    Bradley had developed nicely as a receiver when he played for the Sooners, and showed promise. But then he had an ACL tear, and he really hasn’t been the same though he did show flashes at times. It’s unfortunate, and I agree he won’t have any fantasy value again.

    Oh yeah, I finally posted another sports history flashback on my blog. Today is the anniversary of the Immaculate Reception.

    Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  2. LestersLegends
    December 23rd, 2009 at 10:22 am #

    Thanks. Same to you. I’ll have to come check out the article.

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