Fantasy Football: Forecasting the Value of Early Doucet

April 4, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Early Doucet was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft, because he fit the mold head coach Ken Whisenhunt likes in his wide receivers.  At 6’0” and 212 pounds, Doucet is a physical receiver with good hands.  He is willing to catch the ball in traffic, has good after-the-catch skills, and is an aggressive blocker in the run game.

Due to a number of injuries, however, he has seen little playing time during his first two years in the NFL.  He has yet to make it out of a training camp healthy.  In 2008, it was a hamstring injury which caused him to be inactive for nine games in his rookie year.  Last season, he suffered both a shoulder injury and fractured ribs on separate occasions.
  In total, Doucet has been active for just 16 regular season games, and has accumulated 31 receptions for 304 yards and one touchdown.  Once Doucet became healthy at about the mid-season point of 2009, it did no...

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