You’ll be surprised (or not) to hear that while enjoying Sunday’s championship games at the Palace of Jay-Mo with the man himself and Mrs. Jay-Mo, fantasy football talk broke out.
All Mrs. Jay-Mo, a Packers fan, wanted to do was boo and wait for Brett Favre to make another mistake, while Jay-Mo and I yammered on like a couple old women during a church quilting club. But instead of talking about social security, health and dead friends, we were talking — loudly at times — about fantasy football. She even called us out on it at one point. It shut us up… for a little bit.
One of the many (many, many) topics we covered was the Pierre Garcon–Austin Collie battle to be the No. 2 receiver in Indianapolis.
We both think Garcon has the most value in 2010, but that Collie isn’t going to be tossed aside either. Because, as we both also agree, Anthony Gonzalez will not get his starting job back when he returns.
Everybody loves stats, here are some to chew on:
- Garcon — 11-151-1
- Collie — 7-123-1
With Reggie Wayne wearing a Darrelle Revis Snuggie all day (3-55) it was Garcon’s and Collie’s chance to shine. They didn’t disappoint. The Jets are going to have to clone Revis if they want to stop this passing attack.
Another discussion we had was about targets becoming a more mainstream and available statistic. The totals from Sunday only justifies Garcon’s position, with him edging Collie 15-to-9.
Regular season stats:
- Garcon — 47-765-4
- Collie — 60-676-7
In 13 fewer catches, Garcon had almost 100 more yards, but Collie had three more TDs. Season targets? Inquisitive Ninjas that you are, I knew you’d ask that. Garcon had 92 and Collie had 90.
I told Jay-Mo that I bid on Garcon as a free agent after the announcers in a random regular season Sunday or Monday night game said Garcon was being touted as “the next Reggie Wayne” around Coltsland.
Wayne, Garcon and Gonzalez are signed through 2012 and Collie is a Colt through 2013. It’d be a little wasteful for them to keep all four, especially with Dallas Clark signed through 2014.
As long as they have all that talent, expect Garcon, Collie and Gonzalez to vampire some numbers from each other opposite Wayne and Clark. Expect Garcon to be the best of the three, but until there are less mouths to feed, he won’t have an opportunity to prove or disprove that Reggie Wayne II hype.