Santonio Holmes | New York Jets | WR
Height: 5-11 Weight: 192 | Born: 3/3/1984
2013 Experience: 8th season
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Fantasy Football Outlook: Holmes was off to a good start before a foot injury cut his season short. With tight end Dustin Keller gone to the Dolphins and the Jets failing to add a respectable veteran to the receiving core, it will be important for Holmes to be back to full strength come week one.
I’m not sure that will happen because as we’ve seen with other players with foot or toe injuries in the past (think Antonio Gates or even Dion Sanders for a stretch with the Cowboys) an injury to that part of the body doesn’t tend to go away quickly.
Obviously, Holmes injury is serious as it cost him most of last season, so if the quarterback situation wasn’t enough to keep the veterans’ fantasy stock down, this rehab won’t help. It’s best to keep an eye on Holmes’s progress in camp, but I would keep him off your boards, until we see him put together full practices without limitations.
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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 Santonio Holmes here. During the season, you can also find regular weekly ranking articles at this section as well.
Summer of 2012: Fantasy Projections
There was a reason the Steelers traded away Santonio Holmes a few years ago, because of off the field problems. Somehow the Jets were bright enough to make Holmes one of the captains last year and he held himself completely different.
A projected WR2 coming into last season, Holmes was a flop and his problems with Mark Sanchez lasted until the season ended.
This offseason it appears Sanchez and Holmes are doing their best kiss and makeup routine and it’s a good thing because both will need the other for success. I’m willing to bet things go bad for Sanchez, and Holmes will be left with Tim Tebow as the start.
Currently Holmes has free fallen in ADP trends down to the 38th receiver (9.05, 12 team) off the board making him a WR4 value. Holmes is certainly talented enough to be a WR2, but with problems at quarterback, and his attitude in question, this is about the right spot to target him.
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Summer of 2011: Fantasy Projections
Upon the start of free agency, Santonio Holmes was one of the early players to come off the board as he was clearly regarded the top wide receiver to acquire. In the end, some had Holmes landing in Washington but the veteran chose to stay with the New York Jets.Clearly, the top receiver for the Jets, it looks like Holmes main competition for catches will be veteran Plaxico Burress as the team was rumored to sign Randy Moss, but the veteran retired after he found a soft market for his services. Holmes should be primed for a solid season as Mark Sanchez will be in his third year. Holmes is a respectable top twenty fantasy receiver, and while he likely won’t have a huge touchdown total, he can provide you steady production throughout the season.
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While Santonio Holmes final game with the Jets didn’t end well as he was upset with this role against the Steelers, he still figures to be the lick free agent signed between himself and Braylon Edwards. Mark Sanchez seems to work better with Holmes in the lineup as the veteran made a solid impact after serving his four game suspension to start the season.
For fantasy football leagues, Holmes should be a top twenty five receiver to go after with a full season, but remember, he has served a one month suspension for off the field problems and would likely serve a great suspension if he continues to have problems. This would be a killer for your fantasy squad if you select Holmes to be your No.2 receiver so look to him as a No.3 on draft day.
Santonio Holmes is facing a four game suspension for this up coming season. With this news, the Steelers traded away their top receiver for a fifth round pick to the Jets. Look for Holmes to help the Jets’ offense upon his return from suspension. From a fantasy perspective, this trade and suspension drastically hurt his fantasy value for 2010.
2010 Fantasy Football Outlook
2009 Fantasy Year In Review: Santonio Holmes had himself a productive season in the Steelers offense but still struggled to be a solid touchdown maker. For the second year in a row Holmes only posted five touchdowns on the season and fantasy owners need to see him do better in future years.
2010 NFL Fantasy Football Player Rankings: This offseason has been a bad one for Holmes as he was suspended four games by the league for substance abuse and then was traded to the Jets. Now, serving a four game suspension, Holmes has much to prove in his final year of his contract.
I wouldn’t be surprised if Holmes racks up a few nice games when he returns to the Jets after the first four weeks, but he probably won’t be consistent to be an every week play. If you’re in a fantasy league that uses three starters or more for receivers than Holmes might be a starting player in your league.
Beyond that, I just don’t feel Mark Sanchez is at a point in his career that he can make Braylon Edwards and Holmes every week fantasy plays. When you consider the division the Jets play in and the fact that they have the fifth hardest schedule to pass against it gets even worse for Holmes.
Keep Holmes on your roster as solid depth and if he starts producing regularly than roll with him.
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- Four Game Suspension
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