Unlike Jordy Nelson , who is trapped behind established wide receivers, James Hardy (41st overall) steps into a fantastic situation in
The Bills have a fantastic WR1 in Lee Evans, but he’s the only impact receiver on the team, and opposing defenses know it. Evans gets smothered every game because he the Bills don’t have another receiving threat to take the pressure off him. Enter James Hardy, the guy who is going to do exactly that.
Hardy is a big receiver – he’s 6’6", 220 lbs – and has outstanding jumping skills. He even played 23 games (with three starts) for
The largest problem is that the Bills seem to have a quarterback problem. J.P. Losman had a terrible season last year filled with injuries and all-around poor performance. Rookie Trent Edwards had some growing pains, but it looks as though he is the future in
A secondary problem is that Hardy apparently pulled a gun on his father a while ago, which isn’t something you like to hear about your new employee. It doesn’t appear that any charges will be filled so there’s no danger on the fantasy football front. Unless you’re in a league with Hardy’s dad.
As long as the Bills’ QB situation is stable, I think James Hardy is a worthy fantasy pick. He’s definitely a competitor for Fantasy Rookie WR of the Year, and might be the leader in that category right now.
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