Santonio Holmes, WR, Jets
|WR - #76||NYJ||Probable||9 years||30||5'11||192||@ToneTime10|
2013 Outlook: Bust (overvalued)Last updated on Oct-21-2013 by Chris Weeks
Update (10/20): If Holmes could stay healthy, he could provide value for fantasy owners. Problem is Holmes has been out the with a hamstring injury, making him unreliable for fantasy owners. Once healthy again, Holmes could be a viable second receiver in larger leagues or a nice flex or bye week fill-in in smaller leagues.
Update (8/21): It sounds like Holmes may return to the practice field soon, but just how soon is yet to be seen. Once he does, it will likely take a few weeks for him to get into football shape. Holmes' injury coupled with the Jets' quarterback problems should be enough to scare away most fantasy owners.
Holmes played in just four games last season before suffering a season ending Lisfranc fracture. If Santonio's final 12 games held pace with the first 4, he would have finished the season with just over 1,000 yards. This would have been acceptable for owners looking for a solid second receiver, but no where near what we want for our number one guy. This year Holmes will first have to overcome the Lisfranc injury and then overcome playing with a rookie quarterback. This does not bode well for a player who has been very vocal in the past when it comes to 'his' chances on the field. It wouldn't surprise us to see Holmes finish the season somewhere in the 15-20 area if he can stay healthy and Geno Smith can figure out a way to get him the ball enough to keep him happy.
The New York Jets announced Monday that they will release Santonio Holmes saving the team more than eight million on the 2014 salary cap. The 30 year old receiver has played only one full season for the Jets and has seen his numbers steadily decline since joining the team.
Considering how much the Jets were paying for Holmes and how little production they were getting, this move surprises no one. Between injuries and inconsistent quarterback play, Holmes never lived up to the five year 45 million dollar contract he signed after being traded by the Steelers. His best season with the team was 2010 when he caught 52 balls for 746 yards.
With the many wide receiver vacancies in the NFL, Holmes will likely find a home for a one or two year deal in 2014, assuming he is willing to play for a much less money.
Considering the lack of talent the Jets have at receiver, expect them to target one (or more) of the big names in the upcoming draft.
FFToolbox NFL News & Rumors3/10 - Jets release WR Santonio Holmes after four years in New York
2013 Mock Draft Results
2013 FFToolbox Staff Mock Draft #1
June 18th, 2013
|14.04||FFToolbox - Chris Weeks|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #2
July 2nd 2013
|13.06||World Ranked Player #26 - I do not really like this pick but hoping Holmes can regain form and be their #1.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #1
June 25th, 2013
|12.01||Bruno Boys - With this pick I continued my quest for potential WR3s by landing a guy that when healthy could easily be a WR2. Problem is, Santonio Holmes is not healthy. Coming off a severe Lisfranc fracture, Holmes is reportedly finally ?learning to walk again?. Still, he?s the Jets clearcut WR1 and the passing game can?t possibly get worse than last season. There is no guarantee Holmes even plays Week 1 but if/when he does start playing he should put up good enough numbers to justify his draft position here. After all, he was on pace for 80recs for 1088 yards and 4 TDs before he was injured last season.|
2013 FFToolbox Expert Mock Draft #3
July 9th, 2013
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