Aug 20, 2012
Reggie Wayne is coming off of his worst season (75 catches for 960 yards) since the 2003-2004 season, and his average draft position reflects pessimism in his ability to bounce back. But why?
He moves from an unsettled QB situation to a potential franchise signal caller in Andrew Luck, making a repeat of his 2012 stat line the worst case scenario. That stat line is is just shy of Stevie Johnson‘s best year, but for some reason, Johnson is a much more sought after pass catcher in every fantasy football draft I have seen. Wayne and Luck connected 6 times (37.5% of Luck’s completions) on Monday night against the Pittsburgh Steelers, indicating that the rookie trusts his veteran target. With minimal downside and considerable upside, Wayne the type of player who is worth reaching for a round or two early.
Luck did show great resolve in this contest, leading his Colts to TD drives after each one of his interceptions. It is only the second week of preseason, but Luck is proving himself as a capable leader. The Colts won’t be good this season, but Luck will have his moments, making him worth a roster spot in all leagues.