Miami Dolphins: Chad Ochocinco’s 2012 Fantasy Outlook
Chad Ochocinco has been…wait a minute…he’s changing his name back to Chad Johnson! That’s it! He flipped the switch! The speedy, WR1 who put up stellar numbers and amazing grabs is back!
I don’t think so. Not by a long shot.
With New England being his employer last year I thought Chad had some value. I thought his relationship with Bill Belichick and Tom Brady’s willingness to tutor would have given Chad a new start and a clean slate to re-establish his career. I was wrong. There’s no way he’s going to fool me again. If he put as much time and effort into film and route running as he did his touchdown celebration nonsense and twitter, he might still be relevant.
Now he’s with the Miami Dolphins. MIAMI! If he couldn’t concentrate and get it straight in New England, how are we supposed to think he’s going to do it in South Beach?
Here’s the Miami situation: A new coach and new system, a weak offense to begin with and a lot of missing pieces. Matt Moore is probably your starting quarterback and Ryan Tannehill, the first round draft pick, might get in the mix for some experience if the season goes how we think it will. The Dolphins seem to have as many issues and question marks as Chad does. How can so many uncertainties equate to positive value? The answer is it cannot and will not. He’s not worth drafting or even worrying about. He’ll be on your league’s waiver wire to pick up should he and the Dolphins show signs of life, but he’s barely a WR3 in the deepest of deep fantasy leagues going.
So, to reiterate what you already knew or to cement any reservations you might have about this guy…you’re right! His fantasy value is so limited he’s hardly worth talking about. You might hear talk of him in some circles, but that’s because of his reality show and not his rising fantasy value.