Originally written on Football Nation  |  Last updated 11/17/14

LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 25: Adam Hayward (#57) of Tampa Bay Buccaneers tries to tackle Wes Welker (#83) of the New England Patriots during the NFL International Series match between New England Patriots and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Wembley Stadium on October 25, 2009 in London, England. This is the third occasion where a regular season NFL match has been played in London. (Photo by Elsa/Getty Images)
From a fantasy owner's perspective, every star is allowed a "stinker" or two. Wes Welker's production over the past five years warrants a pass for yesterday's three-catch performance. With that being said, the signs are pointing to a major decrease in Welker's catches this year.Going back to the offseason - the Patriots signed Brandon Lloyd, and extended the contracts of tight end Aaron Hernandez by five years, and made Rob Gronkowski the richest TE in the history of the NFL with a six-year deal.Meanwhile, the most productive receiver in New England's history was sitting, waiting, wishing for a new deal. Instead after much chagrin, he reluctantly signed a one-year franchise tender.The Patriots refused to give Welker an extended deal. Coming off a 1,569-yard season with 122 catches, the Patriots declined to invest in the NFL's most prolific slot receiver. As an organization, you only have so much money to spend on players who catch passes. The Patriots financial activity from the 201...
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