Fantasy Focus: The Dog Days Of Summer #47


Aug 24, 2012; East Rutherford, NJ, USA; New York Giants wide receiver Victor Cruz (80) runs past Chicago Bears defensive back D.J. Moore (30) during the game at MetLife Stadium. Mandatory Credit: William Perlman/THE STAR-LEDGER via USA TODAY Sports

#47-2012-Victor Cruz WR New York Giants- After a series of drops on opening night, Victor Cruz put together his second very good fantasy receiving season.  Last year he caught 86 balls for just under 1,100 yards.  I’m very proud of my Steve Smith trade back in the day, but I’m just as disgusted with Cruz. I drafted him late in the rookie draft in my dynasty league, but traded him in the summer before his 2011 breakout season.  As long as Eli is his quarterback, Cruz should be a low #1 or high #2 wide receiver for years to come in fantasy football.

Retro #47-2002- Plaxico Burress-WR  Pittsburgh Steelers  It’s almost hard to remember Plaxico as a Steeler spiking the ball when he wasn’t touched, but this was his best fantasy season catching 78 balls for 1,300 plus yards.  He made one of the most memorable touchdown catches, but will he just be remembered as someone who shot himself and went to jail?

Looking Ahead #47

ESPN- Russell Wilson-QB Seattle Seahawks- Wilson will be drafted higher than he should be, but the question is how quickly does he connect with Percy Harvin routinely! The Seahawks could be better with Wilson having less stats from last season with the added weapons.

CBS-Chris Ivory-RB New Orleans Saints- I’m not high on Ivory or any other running back in New Orleans.  This is a passing offense so stay away until very late in your draft from Ivory and the rest of the Saints running crew.