Matt Maiocco of CSN Bay Area has claimed Michael Crabtree and Randy Moss are atop the 49ers depth chart at wide receiver entering training camp.
“Without fail, every teammate and coach had glowing praise” for Moss writes Maiocco, adding that the off-season “could not have gone any better” for the 14-year veteran. According to Rotoworld, Maiocco is one of the most reliable beat writers in the country.
Aside from a quick update to our 49er’s Depth Chart that requires the change of Crabtree up to the WR2 spot over Mario Manningham, I’m really posting this article about an old thread from Reddit I started. You see back when there was even less to talk about, and before Justin Blackmon went on a drunken joy ride, I started a chat about the ADP value of some of this years rookies over the more reliable veterans like A.Boldin, S.Holmes, Randy Moss ( who I had to scratch off), D.Heyward-Bey, M.Manningham and S.Moss.
More than a few that commented were surprised I evened mentioned Randy Moss on the list. It seems that age is an overpowering factor when drafting WR talent. I understand many are in dynasty leagues, but you should always draft to win, not 5 years from now. I for one believe that while Moss is a rare talent at his age, the consensus is always newer is better, or younger is better than older (This could get off track quickly as men always prefer “younger”) but stay with me here.
Despite the obvious growing pains that all receivers go through when entering the NFL, you have to be good to keep a job in the NFL. There is new talent every year and the strive to be the best forces players to train all year. I for one am excited to see what old-man Moss can do in the Bay area in 2012.
I plan to follow up on a draft strategy article that touches base on fantasy owners eye on the prize. I really don’t understand why you want to draft for the future when you can easily win things now, there is a way to do both. -check back