St. Louis Rams: Donnie Avery is Starting to Produce | NFL Fantasy Football Rankings
After the first eight weeks of the season Avery had only 22 receptions for 286 yards and two touchdowns. Since the Rams’ bye in week nine Avery has turned his production around with 12 catches for 180 yards and three touchdowns in his past three games.
Part of the turnaround for Avery has been his new attitude and approach to the game of football since embarrassing his team in week five against the Vikings. That week Avery scored a touchdown late in the game and started dancing around.
Seeing that the team was losing by four touchdowns at the time it didn’t seem to be the greatest time to celebrate and Avery took heat from local and national media.
Since that time Avery has dedicated himself to turn his game around and the performance from a fantasy stand point is starting to look good.
Can Avery Be Trusted?
This week Avery makes for a good third receiver option as he plays on the road against the Bears. After that game Avery and the Rams will travel to Tennessee and face the Titans, now healthy secondary.
Look for Kyle Boller to go Avery’s way often from this point on as he is the one solid target this team has in the passing game.
Heading into 2010
Next year Avery will be in his third year as a receiver and I believe he will be a good bet for consistent production. This season the Rams new offensive line has had a full year to work together and by next year they should be ready to provide good protection in the passing game.
At this time, I would say one of those rookie’s can’t do much worse than Boller or Marc Bulger have done this season.
With a new dedication to the game, Avery should be a nice late round pick in 2010.
NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings writer Sean E. Douglas: fantasy-info.com