Fantasy takes on some of the news of the day:
Sanchez: Moss has big catches left. Jets QB Mark Sanchez wasn’t openly lobbying for his team to pursue veteran Randy Moss, but he does believe the former superstar still has something in the tank. That remains to be seen. Moss had a measly 28 catches last season for 393 yards and five touchdowns – no scores in the last nine games. Would he make a difference on the Jets? Well, there’s plenty of flux there, with Santonio Holmes, Braylon Edwards and Brad Smith all potentially gone via free agency when the market opens. The bottom line: It’s hard to get excited about the Jets’ passing game no matter who’s in the mix. Sanchez and his receivers cannot excite fantasy players when Rex Ryan’s squad continues to win with defense and a solid ground attack.
Romo on the rebound. Wednesday’s debate involved players looking to bounce back after injury-plagued 2010 seasons. Dallas QB Tony Romo was prominent on the list, and for good reason. While Romo – who is about to get married, by the way – has always been a lightning rod for criticism, don’t forget the numbers he posted in a healthy 2009 season: 4,483 yards for 26 TDs and just nine INTs. And that was pre-Dez Bryant. With a full season of offensive guru Jason Garrett as head coach, look for Romo to put up big numbers and possibly become a top-five fantasy QB.
Rams’ Alexander turning heads. St. Louis Rams QB Sam Bradford, potentially a big fantasy sleeper this year after passing for 3,512 yards as a rookie in 2010, is singing the praises of under-the-radar wideout Danario Alexander. The undrafted free agent caught 20 passes for 306 yards and two scores as a rookie in 2010, but missed half the season with a knee injury. The 6-5, 220-pound Alexander says he will be 100 percent for this season, and Bradford says he looks explosive. Fantasy owners are waiting anxiously to see how the Rams will build a passing game around Bradford. They got Austin Pettis in the third round of last month’s draft and then Greg Salas in the fourth. Decent pieces but still no go-to, super-productive target. Can Alexander be that guy? He might have a leg up over the aforementioned rookies.