Is Marques Colston an NFL Fantasy Football Second-Round Pick?

August 20, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

I have Marques Colston ranked as the 10th wide receiver on my most recent rankings (click here to view).  According to Mock Draft Central, his ADP is around 31 and he is the 11th wide receiver off the board.
The question is, is Colston a viable option in the second round of fantasy drafts?
He’s two years removed from his career year of 2007 (98 receptions for 1,202 yards and 11 TD), so there clearly is a little bit of risk involved in selecting him.  His 2008 campaign was sabotaged by injuries (he broke his thumb in Week One), holding him just 11 games (and six starts).
Last season he appeared in all 16 games (14 starts), collecting 70 catches for 1,074 yards and nine touchdowns.  Those are very good numbers, but they don’t portray an elite receiver on the surface.
In fact, overall he lacked consistent production in 2009.  He had just three games of over 90 yards; five games of over 80 yards.  Yes, it is beneficial that...

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