So if one were to take a look at the standings around the league after two weeks of games, no doubt the biggest surprise would be to see the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at 2-0. Sure the opposition leaves a lot to be desired as they scored wins over the woeful Browns and Panthers but one aspect of the record that is indisputable is the fact that QB Josh Freeman has thrown for 4 touchdowns with only 1 INT for 366 yards along with 6 carries for 77 yards. Very solid indeed. So with fantasy busts at QB like Kevin Kolb and the massive struggles of Joe Flacco, more than a few owners surely took a closer look at Freeman in the last week in order to determine if he is indeed worthy to own going forward in the season. Well lets try to find that out.
For starters, the best comparison to make with Freeman is Michael Vick. Both have tremendous physical skills which include a cannon for an arm and tremendous speed. The other side of the coin is a lack of touch of QB fundamentals such as passing touch and the ability to not run at the first sign of a rush. Both Vick and Freeman are guilty of abandoning the pocket in order to run at the first sign of trouble and both are also plagues by low completion percentages. Vick however is showing a passing efficiency so far this season that he never showed while with Atlanta and Freeman certainly has the ability to refine himself going forward as he is only in the beginning of his second year.
What we are here to find out however is the whether Freeman is fantasy worthy for this year and to me the answer is no. Yes Freeman has looked good so far but keep in mind he was going against possibly the two worst teams in the NFL with horrid defenses. No doubt he wont have those numbers when the heads into Minnesota, Green Bay, or Chicago. Also like I stated earlier, Freeman is not a big yardage guy so that points lost right there and he surely wont keep up this TD pace with a batch of receivers that is without a doubt the most unproven in the league as their best guy is a rookie in Mike Williams. Count on some very ragged days from Freeman going forward and its best to leave him on the waiver wire where he belongs. In two years however he should be good to go.