Cornbread Maxwell wrote:Fitz will lose almost no value with Warner gone.
Let me just add - I say this because I never really believed Warner would last very long - nor did I believe that he increased Fitz and Boldins value very much anyway.
I can see McCown throwing more ints., but at the same time, ARI will also have to abandon the run much sooner now because of those turnovers - all in all it will be a wash for the WRs as McCown is still going to throw the ball more than Warner even if it isnt as accurate.
Wait, you mean the Cardinal's actually have a run game? Seriously though, I think McCown could find a favorite target out there, more so than Warner, if he starts for any length of time. Warner was really spreading the ball, throwing a lot of passes to his #3/#4 WRs, and didn't really appear to favor either Fitz or Boldin. I think Denny Green was getting angry that Bryant Johnson and Charles Lee were getting looks on critical third down situations and failing to convert. Boldin catches everything, Fitz can make a big play at any time, anywhere on the field...
McCown on the other hand, I doubt has enough experience to read through his progressions as far as Warner.. Fitz and Boldin's stats could conceivably go up and the Cardinal's could be a better offensive team in general (fantasy wise) because of that. McCown is prone to running for his life instead of dumping the ball, so I would hesitate to say his coming in is a "good thing". But it very well may be a good thing for Boldin, Fitz, or both.
Boldin - 18/269/0 (96/1434/0)
Fitzgerald - 20/266/1 (106/1418/5)