The St. Louis Rams have locked up ex-Jaguars receiver Mike Sims-Walker to a one year deal reports—who else—Mike Sims Walker on his Twitter account.
Usually in a situation like this one, a one-year deal is an insurance contract for a team that requires the player in question to prove his worth, if the said player wants to stay. MSW will look to return his 2009 form in which he afforded fantasy football owners 869 receiving yards on 63 catches and 7 touchdowns.
Keep in mind, though, MSW did also catch 7 touchdowns last year on 43 balls in 14 games. A lot of that was the by-product of constantly seeing double team coverage which is unlikely to happen in St. Louis.
His fantasy value get a nice boost with this move.
We all want to seriously believe that with Sidney Rice as a primary weapon, and with Jackson’s familiarity of Darrell Bevell’s offense, Jackson will suddenly rise to fantasy relevance, but the guy has never been the model of consistency in his entire career.
In addition to the aforementioned, keep in mind that a quarterback who ENTERS CAMP as the starter, still has to win the job as the regular season starter.
Unless we get “wowed” in preseason, it is looking more and more that Seattle’s passing game is one to avoid altogether in fantasy.
Quick Hits From Around the League
- It is being reported that the Eagles may put CB Asante Samuel on the trading block now that they have acquired Nnamdi Asomugha from the Oakland Raiders. The Eagles also have Dominique Rodgers-Cromartie which makes up one helluva triple defensive threat. Samuel is owed a lot of money and doesn’t fit well in most schemes, so the likelihood of Philadelphia dealing him this year is rather low. Tom Diggs goes into further detail with these guys, and explains what it all means for IDP leaguers.
- Minnesota Vikings head coach Leslie Frazier now says that Donovan McNabb will start the season, despite a day ago saying he wouldn’t rule out Christian Ponder starting. McNabb will work in an entirely different system than what he is used to, requiring him to pass short and over over the middle—something he has never historically been accurate at. It is still a situation to monitor as preseason continues.
- Any lingering rumors of the possibility that Vincent Jackson goes elsewhere can officially be put to rest after Jackson not only signed his franchise tag deal worth $11 million dollars, but also due to the fact that he will show up to camp on time with no bad blood between he and the organization. Vincent Jackson is back!
Make sure to check back all next week, when all of my Quarterback rankings, Receiver rankings, and Tight End rankings become updated to reflect the 72 hour free agency window—scheduled to close Monday night.