I would say definitely Shockey has value. Hes only 28. I wouldnt drop him for Fasano by any means.
I would say hes on a buy low right now. Hold onto him until camps and preseason starts. That would be my call. Keep him til hes at a high which will happen. Shop him to people with no TE's that are contenders. Who else could you drop to pick up Fasano? How many roster slots does your league allow?
I don't have many drops I can make. I am already trying to see who I can trade and/or drop to accommodate the rookie draft. We only keep 20 players on our active roster with two IR and one Taxi (red-shirt) spot to stow away a player for a year.
I think Shockey has more upside than Fasano, and since this is your TE2 we're talking about, I'd keep Shockey. He doesn't have to produce consistently for you, but he could catch fire in that offense and be very productive next year. I'd keep what you have...
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BigBadBrawler wrote:I think Shockey has more upside than Fasano, and since this is your TE2 we're talking about, I'd keep Shockey. He doesn't have to produce consistently for you, but he could catch fire in that offense and be very productive next year. I'd keep what you have...
BBB is right. For your TE2, go with the higher upside play, which is Shockey.
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Yeah, I wouldn't get too excited about Fasano, he had big numbers in weeks 1,3, 16 & 17 and was pretty ordinary the rest of the time. It was a bad year for TE's if you didn't have Gonzalez or Witten.
I like Shockey, but he seems to tick off teammates and coaches, plus he's injury prone.
Not sure who might be on your waiver wire besides Fasano, but get a look at Brent Celek of the Eagles. He was awesome for Philly's playoff run while subbing for an injured L.J. Smith. From weeks 17 to 20, Celek had 23 receptions for 181 yards and 4 TD’s. That averages out to over 10 Fantasy points per start in most formats. Also, in a spot start week 9, Celek set an Eagles record for yards receiving by a TE in a game, with 131 yards against Seattle. I have heard Smith is a free agent and is leaving town. Celek could be a decent pickup, especially if McNabb returns to the Eagles in '09...
I think if two things happen Shockey can be very productive, 1 stay healthy and 2 he needs to shut up and play. If those things can happen then they have a high powered offense and it turns into pick your poision to try and shut down, Colston, Shockey, Bush, Thomas or Moore. I would hold on to him and possibly see if you have anyone else to drop for Fassano as a backup. Good luck.