Originally posted on Patriots Extra  |  Last updated 9/16/12

NEW ORLEANS - NOVEMBER 30: Wes Welker #83 of the New England Patriots looks on against the New Orleans Saints at Louisana Superdome on November 30, 2009 in New Orleans, Louisiana. (Photo by Scott Halleran/Getty Images)
What is your take on the lack of production from Wes Welker in Week 1? Jason:  I don't think Welker's paltry statline is any real cause for concern. It was his first significant game action since February, and I'm sure he demonstrated just as much rust in practice through the week as he showed on the field Sunday with his awful drop on a pass that spiked him in the facemask. In the long run, he'll be fine. I projected that he'll end up with around 7 catches and 90 yards in this week's Fantasy Forecast, and I'd be surprised if he fell far below either of those benchmarks. If anything, I took his invisibility to be a positive since it showed that the offense can be more diverse in his absence. Derek: I think Welker's quiet afternoon last Sunday was a combination of two things.  First and foremost, I think he's working his way back from some sort of undisclosed injury that hampered him in the preseason.  I don't think that Julian Edelman would have seen the level of action h...
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