Alge Crumpler | New England Patriots | 6-foot-2, 262 pounds | 10th year
2010 Projected NFL/Fantasy Football Statistics
Pros: He makes the jump from the Tennessee Titans, where he wasn't utilized often, to the New England Patriots, who'll use him for his blocking and have a competent quarterback (Tom Brady) throwing the ball to him. His blocking skills should keep him on the field.
Cons: Now, his role has been limited, but his last decent season came in '06 when he caught 56 passes for 780 yards and eight scores. Last year, he managed just 27 receptions for 222 yards and one touchdown despite playing in all 16 games. Two rookies, Rob Gronkowski and Aaron Hernandez, could see time as the season wears on, especially with their superior receiving skills.
Fantasy tip: Crumpler likely will be valued for his blocking - not one of the fantasy categories. Let him sit on the waiver wire. He hasn't been drafted in most fantasy leagues.
About Bryce McRae
Bryce McRae is a Managing Editor with KFFL and has been involved in fantasy sports since 1999. He joined KFFL as a volunteer writer in March 2005 before becoming a Hot off the Wire Analyst in March 2006. He began working in his current capacity in September 2008. His work has appeared on fantasy sports sites such as Yahoo! and CBS Sportsline as well as in print. He graduated from the University of British Columbia in 2008 with a B.A. in History and U.S. Studies.
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