Nov 22, 2007 1
by Jim Coventry, Guest Blogger
For a few years now, I have held to my theory that I would rather have a ‘big’ NFL WR on my fantasy team than a ‘smurf.’ For those too young to know what a ‘smurf’ is, it’s basically a player that is much smaller than his peers. My main argument for preferring big WRs was that they could create their own space and could make things happen, even if the QB was not so good around him. I really ate my words two years ago, when a team in my dynast league won the title on the strength of three ‘smurfs.’ He had Steve Smith, Lee Evans, & Santana Moss. They all had terrific years and that particular owner totally ‘let me have it,’ after he won the title. Yes, I ate my crow, but I still believed that I would be proven right over the course of time.
I think this year has really proved the theory out. Steve Smith is really having a poor year, and I believe that, due to his size, if he doesn’t have the right situation on offense, he can be, for the most part, taken out of the equation. [...]