Aug 10, 2013 6
He has obviously been very frustrating for fantasy over the last 3-4 years, and it will surprise no one if that continues to be the case in 2013. However, the planets have aligned for Jermichael Finley this year and we absolutely have to take notice.
Obviously, the state of their receiving corps is something to focus on here. With Greg Jennings gone and Jordy Nelson’s ability to stay on the field in serious question – heck even Randall Cobb has been shaky this summer – there’s clearly a need for the team to revisit how they were “all-in” on Finley a few years ago, especially in 2009. Finley has been inconsistent the last two seasons, and drops have been a problem, but it’s not like his hands are bad. In fact, if you combined his 2009-2010 season, Finley caught 76 balls with a 79% catch rate. For comparison sake, if you took all WRs in 2012 with 100+ targets, Finley’s 79% catch rate would have been the best in the NFL. So he can clearly catch the rock well when he’s at his best, and the perception that he has bad hands is not exactly true.