Markulous wrote:Hardman is a decent pickup in a deeper/bigger league, however you have so many waiver WRs that blew up, I can't see rostering him in most leagues.
Very true. There is a nice group of WR on the WW that blew up this week. However, there is only one KC offense. I wasn't able to snag any of the other pieces of it in the draft. Aside from Thompson who was a speculative grab of course.
Hardman has to be an add over these other WW WR just on ceiling potential. I wouldn't want to be in a spot where I have to start him this week coming up though. I would prefer to pick up and wait a week. Unless I start hearing positive rumblings coming out of this week's practices. We are going to find out soon enough. Based on what we saw during the preseason its hard to dispute that Hardman was drafted as the heir apparent to Hill in case of suspension. He was taken 56th overall. He was the first pick..... they gave up their first round to Seattle in the Frank Clark deal. Keep in mind they ALSO dealt their pick at 61 (just 5 spots later) and their 167 to move into the 56th slot. They had eyes for him right off the bat. I think these things say a lot about why he was drafted and what role they intend him to fill. An insurance policy that is ready to be redeemed.
For WRs: John Ross -> Mecole Hardman -> DJ Chark..
Ross was a top 10 pick... and he's been written off because of his lack of production the first two seasons.. but he was a good prospect coming out of college, and there is an easy case to make that his hamstring injuries have held him back the previous two years. With AJG sidelined with injury, he very easily could surpass Boyd as the number 1 target in CIN
Hardman was a starter on the KC offense even before Tyreek's injury. After the injury his snap percentage spiked into the 80%s. With Tyreek out, he's likely going to be the number 3 option on a KC offense... which is likely to lend some fantasy points.
DJ Chark-- Beat reporters have been touting him as the most impressive WR all offseason, and most people kind of wrote it off as the speedy deep threat that always looks good in training camp... well. dude just lit it up in a real game, and I think it's time to take a chance on this crazy size speed specimen.
McLaurin is still a rookie playing on the WSH offense.. which is likely to struggle. And Jordan Reed returns this week, likely limiting his touches.
Hollywood is still recovering from Lisfranc surgery.
Some zig when others zag. I zug.