Triple F is back again to dissect CBS SportslineÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s Top 50. For the most part, I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t follow these fantasy football lists as gospel; I just use them as a resource. But for you, Mr. Joe Fantasy; you should read my words as the truth. To add to my annoyance, Sportsline keeps changing their top 50 order, so their rankings may be out-of-date. No worries tho, my analysis is spot-on.
Without any further adieu, here is my deconstruction of picks #45 through #41.
#45 Ã¢â‚¬â€œ Chad Ochocinco
Let me get this out of the wayÃ¢â‚¬Â¦ I like Chad Johnson. I donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t like Chad Ochocinco. Chad Johnson was an extremely promising wide receiver for the Cincinnati Bengals. Chad Ochocinco is an undisciplined nutjob who also plays wide receiver for the Bengals. The 2008 Bengals were remarkable in their ineptitude (I canÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t believe that Marvin Lewis is employed). Supposedly, Palmer is 100%; but what about the rest of the offense? The lead RB is Cedric Benson. The WR2 is Levaranues Coles (a step down from TJ). So what does that mean for #85? A make or break season. He posted six straight seasons of 1,000+ receiving yards, but his 2008 campaign was riddled with diva drama. He spent the offseason demanding a new contract or trade. He changed his name. He injured his ankle and shoulder. He badmouthed his teammates. He claimed that he wasnÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t physically prepared for the season. Do you notice a pattern? ChadÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s all talk. While I have no doubt heÃ¢â‚¬â„¢ll surpass 1,000 receiving yards if he plays at least 13 games; I doubt his commitment to the game. DonÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t reach for Chad. Let him fall to you
Conclusion: He needs to redeem himself. ThereÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s upside, but donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t reach for it.
Receiving: 80 receptions. 1,200 receiving yards. 7 TDs.
*** BUY ***