If you’ve played fantasy football for any length of time, then you almost certainly have developed a thoroughly unhealthy relationship with a few players. My all-time fantasy persona non-grata is Maurice Jones-Drew, aka FMJD. I will not bore you with the details, but rest assured, I have dealt with him appropriately. In this column, I will strive to steer you from such fantasy misfortune. The nominee for this year’s FMJD Award is…..Vincent Jackson.
Going into last year, there was a fair amount of curiosity about how V-Jax’s game was going to translate in Tampa. In San Diego, V-Jax was known for one thing – tracking down the deep ball. In his final year at San Diego, he ranked #20 in the NFL for receiving yards, but #52 for receptions, which made him #6 in the NFL for yards per reception at 18.4.
Throughout his career, V-Jax has had a high disparity between receptions and receiving yards. In fact, every year going back to 2008 (excluding 2010 when ...