houstonoilers wrote:Even though Boldin had 1377 receiving yards his rookie year? Don't get me wrong I know Fitz is good maybe even great since he came out his sophmore year. I just feel people over look Boldin because of Fitz and I am shocked....maybe you're right maddog and I hope you're wrong since he is on my FF team.
Boldin was a great surprise his rookie year. He wasn't even the first WR Arizona drafted that year though. On sheer talent Fitz is likely leagues above him, given that he was considered the top WR out of a crop that was considered one of the best ever.
Boldin will get his due, but Dennis Green took Fitzgerald to be his #1 target. You don't ignore the lack of a QB, RB, OL, and well everything but WR with the 2nd overall pick for a #2 WR. However, if Dennis Green can work magic like he did for the Vikings, there will be plenty of passes to go around for Fitz and Boldin.
Something else to consider. Look at one of the links in a "How many looks do WRs get?" thread. Fitzgerald had I believe 17 catches in 21 looks. The top targets so far have 26 looks, and none had a higher percentage of catches. So Fitz is producing.
It was a common misconception this year's fantasy draft that Boldin was going to be the #1. In fact no one knew, but we all had our theories. Sorry to be a bearer of bad news.