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Larry Fitzgerald vs. Anquan Boldin - 2006

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Fitzgerald vs. Boldin

Postby Wizzle » Tue Feb 28, 2006 3:00 am

If you had to pick one of these Arizona receivers for 2006, which one would it be. Why?

(2005 stats)
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Yards per game played:
Fitzgerald: 88.0
Boldin: 107.5

TD's per game played:
Fitzgerald: 0.63
Boldin: 0.54

Receptions per game played:
Fitzgerald: 6.4
Boldin: 7.8

*(The Tennessee game in which Boldin got injured was discounted for all stats.)
**(I am really bored right now. ;-D)

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It looks like Boldin had the advantage of receptions and yards, but Fitzgerald has the slight advantage in TD's. You also have to take into account, Boldin's injury history. He has basically missed 9 games in the last 2 years, so I question his durability. Boldin also has one more year of experience under his belt, but Fitz is hitting the 'magic' 3rd year for wideouts. Who do you take and why?

Personally, if I had to choose one, I would take Fitzgerald based on the fact that he is entering his 3rd year and his stats seem to be on par with Boldin (I think the slight disadvantage in yards is made up by the slight advantage in TD's). So, basically, Boldin's injury history is what it comes down to for me.
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Postby Santacruzer » Tue Feb 28, 2006 3:30 am

Personally, I am a fan of Fitzgerald. Not because he is going into his 3rd year though (I don't put a lot of "weight" into that theory). He is clearly talented beyond his years. He has not played like a guy who has only been in the league for two years (or real college just 2 years).

His downfall is, Warner threw the ball Boldin's way a lot more. I don't have the statistical breakdown, but Boldin was thrown to 6 more times in 2 fewer games overall, and it seemed like McCown was more of a Fitz fan, from what I can recall.

Overall I do see Fitz having the better year, but whoever falls farther than the other will be the better "bargain".
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Postby no1cowboysfan » Tue Feb 28, 2006 3:42 am

I'm also going with Fitz. The man is an athletic freak. And Warner will go to an optomitrist for that tunnel vision eventually.
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Postby Santacruzer » Tue Feb 28, 2006 3:47 am

no1cowboysfan wrote:Warner will go to an optomitrist for that tunnel vision eventually.

Only if the Mrs. says so :-D
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Postby Wizzle » Tue Feb 28, 2006 4:09 am

Santacruzer wrote:Overall I do see Fitz having the better year, but whoever falls farther than the other will be the better "bargain".


I agree with you on this, which might actually turn out to be a really good thing because they might both drop further than they should based on this fact. People might be afraid to take one because they are unsure which one is the best.
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Postby Santacruzer » Tue Feb 28, 2006 4:48 am

Wizzle wrote:
Santacruzer wrote:Overall I do see Fitz having the better year, but whoever falls farther than the other will be the better "bargain".


I agree with you on this, which might actually turn out to be a really good thing because they might both drop further than they should based on this fact. People might be afraid to take one because they are unsure which one is the best.

So true. I am one of the "waiting to see who falls" group. Last year I did the same thing and was the lucky recipient of Fitz in several leagues.
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Postby UTLonghorns » Tue Feb 28, 2006 7:36 am

I'de have to say Fitz. Hes just tooooo good.
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Postby mysticphysh » Tue Feb 28, 2006 8:19 am

Stats "Per Game" can be misleading. Bouldin has missed multiple games the past two seasons. If you look at it at an injury standpoint, Fitz is the guy, although I think Bouldin has more potential if he can stay healthy through the season.
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Postby xted30 » Tue Feb 28, 2006 8:28 am

I had to go with Fitz here. The thing is, this is a nice choice to have, especially in fantasy football. If you happen to have either one, barring injuries, you have a definite top 10, if not top 5 WR. And I have to agree abobut looking for whoever falls further being a better value.
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Postby Crimedogg32 » Tue Feb 28, 2006 8:44 am

We had a long thread on this poll last year. It was Fitzgerald then its Fitzgerald now. He is a TD machine and I think just has more talent than Boldin
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