Three and out: Jets interested in Moss

Here’s our fantasy takes on the NFL news of the day …

Jets have interest in Randy Moss: When you think about the biggest bust of the 2010 fantasy football season, the first name that comes to mind is Moss. A second-round pick in most drafts, he posted the worst statistical season of his career. However, that hasn’t kept his name out of the offseason rumor mill — and one of the rumors has him going to the Big Apple. With Braylon Edwards, Santonio Holmes and Brad Smith all heading to free agency, the Jets have some decisions to make. If Moss does end up in green, I wouldn’t expect much from a fantasy perspective. The Jets are a run-first team, and Moss is on the downside of his career. On a positive note, at least he wouldn’t have to face CB Darrelle Revis twice a year …

Terrell Owens a fit for the Bears: Speaking of aging, big-name wideouts, Owens is another player who’ll be on the market once player movement begins. The 37-year-old put up great numbers in 2010, but a late-season injury cost him the final two weeks and the chance at a 1,000-yard campaign. It remains to be seen what level of interest T.O. will draw, but NFL Network’s Brian Baldinger says Owens would be a nice fit in the Windy City on a team that lacks a No. 1 wideout. That would also be a great fit in fantasy football, as Owens would instantly become the top option for Jay Cutler. With OC Mike Martz at the helm, T.O. would be a viable No. 2 option as a middle-round selection.

Wes Welker entering contract year: Welker was a medical miracle man last season, quickly returning from major knee reconstruction to play in 15 games. While his reception and yardage totals declined, he did post 86 catches and found the end zone seven times. Now that he has a full season under his belt since the procedure, Welker will be a much safer choice in 2011. He’s been training at the Bommarito Performance Systems in Florida and is expected to be back at 100 percent for training camp. That means another season with 100-plus catches is well within reach. Welker will also be motivated to play well in a contract year, so fantasy leaguers should look at him as a high-end No. 2 fantasy wideout in standard leagues. Welker will have even more value in PPR leagues — he finished fourth in fantasy points in such formats in 2009.

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