Sex Panther wrote:Larry Fitzgerald - inarguably one of the most taleneted WR's in the NFL, size, speed, hands, route running - he is the whole package. He is an ELITE WR, and the term ELITE often gets overused - IMO it's a very small fraternity - Fitz, AJ, Megatron, and Roddy - and that's about it, arguements can be made for other guys, but that top tier is small.
Fitz managed to put up 90 catches, over 1100 yards, and 6 TD in a down (for him) year in 2010 w/ an absolute mess at QB.
He's still in the prime of his career, plays in a horrendous division, the Cardinals have a pretty decent coaching staff, and absolutely must be looking for an answer at QB - IMO - Kolb or McNabb have to be at the top of their list.
If Arizona can land a 1/2 way competent QB, Fitz should rebound big time and be an insane value/steal come draft day.
Fitz doesn't provide much value in redrafts, value-wise. Like m16 said, he's not going that far off from where he'd be going if he had a better QB. I'm more interested in how far his value has dropped in dynasties. Given the lack of talent around him, I could see an owner willing to discuss trading, or even outright making him available for trade. You wouldn't get him cheap, but the fact that you could get him is a coup. On the flip side, this is Fitz's last year on his contract and he can't be franchised ,as I recall. So, if he doesn't believe the team has improved enough, he can pull a LeBron and leave in 2012. The alternative seems to be sticking around and getting paid a fair compensation, which would eat up the cap space ARI would use to get the help they need around Fitz.
Sex Panther wrote:The 2nd guy is DeAngelo Williams - IMO there is no way he resigns with Carolina... What if he lands on a squad w/ a decent to elite offense & a real QB to keep defenses honest? He is still a relatively young guys w/ low milage & all the tools to excell at his position. IMO, if the Panthers were playing for anything last year, he would not have gone on IR (I'm no doctor, I have no inside info on this, just a gut feeling).
Imagine him on say, New England (RB carosel has consistently been in top 10 league wide, what could a stud back there do?)... or Indianapolis (Brown has been a major bust, Addai is a FA I believe, Colts need a running game)... or Green Bay (Grant coming back from major injury, Starks still a bit of a ? IMO - absolutely loaded offense)... or Atlanta (A Turner/Williams tandem w/ the talent on that offense would be scary - in win now mode), or Dallas (tons of talent still there), or Washington (Shanny has a track record even though he drives FF owners nuts)
What happens if DWill lands on a squad that can actually throw the ball?
I agree about DWill being a value, but I can't see alot of those teams making a play for him-
NE- just spent 2 picks on rookies. NE seems well enough run that they won't spend any available cap space to shore up a position with little need rather than focus on the bigger problem, WR help for Welker and Branch.
Indy- grabbed Delone Carter. At least solves short-yardage problems. Could be more than that. Addai is a FA but knows the system and has been productive. D Brown has underperformed expectations. The opportunity is there, but for years now, Indy has been bumping up against the cap, as much of their money is tied up in Peyton, Mathis and Freeney. Many of their productive players are still on their (cheap) rookie deals. They need to hit on their draft selections to maintain competitiveness. The need is there, the money isn't.
GB- Again, they got a rook. Grant's contract ends after this season. There seems to be a chance that, at some point this season, they'll want to see how Green and Starks would do carrying the load. GB is an unusual team, actually being owned by the public. So, they don't have some Snyder/Jones owner, who'd throw gobs of money into FA. It's a fairy tale to imagine DWill in GB.
Atlanta- another fairy tale. Turner has the RB spot locked down, and the rookie Rodgers will handle 3rd down and possibly get some play at the slot.
Dallas- they grabbed the rookie Murray with the believed intent of pairing him with Felix. Barber is constantly rumored to be on the chopping block- not because of his declined production, but because of the money he's owed. They'd rather plow the 5mill into bigger team needs (various defensive) then the overstocked RB spot. Another team facing cap issues.
Washington- has merit need wise, but Shanahan has a history of getting production from late RB picks. Shanahan has long been a Torrain fan, and Redskins moved up for rookie Helu. I don't know their cap situation, but this team is undisciplined enough that it wouldn't surprise me if it's a complete mess this year and in coming years. Probably couldn't afford DWill.
What you're seeing is how FA has been affected by going after the draft. Alot of teams with needs have addressed them already.
Other than Denver, other viable targets for DWill from a need+possible cap space perspective-
CIN- Benson FA, FO and coaching staff rumored to believe they don't think Scott can handle primary role
KC- Charles is great, but team is dedicated to a strong running game. With Cassel, wouldn't you? Jones has broken down at the end of the season 2 years in a row.
MIA- Depends on how much they want to commit money-wise to the RB spot. Rumored to be hot for DWill before lockout forced them to address need in draft. Still want another RB, and not necessarily looking for a complimentary back to rook Thomas.
NYG- Jacobs is wearing down, despite heavy usage in 2010. Bradshaw a FA and multiple injuries create possibility they won't resign him.
StL- A bit out there, but SJax is wearing down, and team has made repeated comments about getting him help and the general piss-poor RB depth.
SEA- I'm not a Lynch believer. Seems there's Probably little to no chance.
TB- Depends on what they think of Blount. Only drafted a 6th round rook back. Carnell a FA and team has targeted a 3rd down back at a minimum. Little chance, it seems.
TEN- more lockout/contract related. Chris Johnson has been heavily rumored to want a record-setting contract and has made clear he'll hold out to get it. Despite this, rumors say team holds the cards and won't cave to his demands. Signing DWill is a great way to show they mean business. Likelihood goes up as holdout becomes more likely.