Anquan Boldin | San Francisco 49ers | WR
Height: 6-1 Weight: 217 | Born: 10/3/1980
2013 Experience: 11th season
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Fantasy Football Outlook: Another lack luster season from Boldin from a fantasy perspective in 2012, but the veteran got hot in the playoffs and helped the Ravens beat my 49ers in the Super Bowl. While that really sucked, I’m happy to see Boldin in San Francisco now.
A physical player Boldin will be terrific in run blocking on the edge and it’s his take no prisoner’s attitude that will benefit this team in hard-hitting games in the division. We should see Quinton Patton push him for a starting job by next season, but for now Boldin figures to start opposite Michael Crabtree.
Like the Seahawks with their young quarterback, the 49ers won’t turn into a pass happy offense with Colin Kaeprnick so we should expect Boldin’s numbers to look much like they did in Baltimore. That makes him a respectable backup on your team, so look to him for depth with some upside (if he’s called upon for expanded targets due to injuries) as he has a talented young quarterback, and creative offensive minds in the coaching staff.
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2013 Fantasy Football Draft Prep: ADP's | Rankings | Mocks | Cheat Sheets + Auctions
To help you get ready for draft day you will notice articles for ADP advice, cheat sheets, mock drafts and projected stats for Anquan Boldin here. During the season, you can also find regular weekly ranking articles at this section as well.
Summer of 2012: Fantasy Projections
The fact that I have to even mention Anquan Boldin is still a projected starter, shows you have far he’s fallen in recent years. Boldin isn’t the same player he was in Arizona, and Torrey Smith is the top receiver to target on this team.
In his prime, Bolden was a physical beast who could wear down opposing defensive backs, but at a cost of what I believe to be unnecessary punishment to his own body.
This is part of the reason why Boldin has a long history of health problems, and why he’s broken down so fast. Current ADP trends have Boldin free falling down to the 37th receiver off the board, and I think that’s not far enough. Look to Boldin as nothing more than a WR5 on draft day.
Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections
Last year was supposed to be the season, we saw Anquan Boldin show us what he could do without another top receiver on the team. While many projected Boldin’s fantasy outlook to be that of a top fifteen receiver, he played more like a top 30 option and a No.3 receiver for fantasy owners. This lack of production in a full 16 games played, has to make Boldin unworthy of a top twenty ranking in all scoring formats as his prime has passed him by with some many injury problems.Coming into the summer, Boldin’s ADP value on Mock Draft Central has him going as the 26th receiver coming of the board in standard redraft leagues and that is about right. You don’t want to view Boldin as a viable No.2 option for your squad in ten or twelve team leagues. That said, we know what Boldin has done in the past and sometimes veterans find one more year inside of them to post numbers that surprise many. At the price Boldin can be had at, he’s worth a speculative gamble if you feel the team you’ve drafted, before the middle rounds’ warrants taking the risk.
8/11 Update – With the addition of Lee Evans, veteran Anquan Bodlin finally has the perfect compliment deep threat receiver on the other side of the field. The presence of Evans will help everyone in this offense, and Boldin make for a respectable late No.2 receiver and a great No.3 option at receiver this year.
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Anquan Boldin finally got the contract upgrade that he’s wanted for the past few years. Look for Boldin to be the true No.1 receiver for his team once again, and he should provide an instant impact for the Ravens.
2010 Fantasy Football Outlook
2009 Fantasy Year In Review: Last season was a rough one for Anquan Boldin as he continued to battle through injuries and wanted a new contract. While Boldin did turn in on in the second half of the year, he had a disappointing touchdown total with five overall for the season.
That said, Boldin did still find a way to produce 84 receptions for over 1,000 yards, and he played in 15 games.
2010 NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings: Boldin finally got out of Arizona as the team traded him away to the Baltimore for a third round pick. Now, Boldin is the unquestioned top receiver on his team again and fantasy owners can expect him to produce a solid year.
The Ravens’ personality seems to be a perfect fit for Boldin as they have made their name as a tough hitting group. On a team like this, teammates and fans will appreciate the way Boldin goes about his business as a hard working, physical player.
Look for Joe Flacco to find Boldin early and often this up coming year.
- Good Young Quarterback
- True No.1 Receiver On His Team Again
- Productive All Around Receiver
- Great Team Around Him
- Injury Prone
- Not A Speed Burner
- Did I Say Injury Prone? Lets Add That Twice