Jan 5, 2013 at 11:17 o\clock

Jeremy Maclin

by: stairmaster   Keywords: fantasy, football

If anyone were to take a quick glance at Philadelphia Eagles’ wide receiver Jeremy Maclin’s numbers in fantasy football leagues, they would quickly dismiss him as a mediocre player who just simply failed to live up to the above average expectations that many had for him when the season began in fantasy football leagues. Maclin has 68 catches for 811 yards and six touchdowns for the Eagles this season. Despite not exactly lighting fantasy football leagues on fire this season, Maclin became the Eagles’ all-time leader in receiving yards for a receiver in his first four years.

But that’s not why Maclin shouldn’t be considered a big risk to draft in fantasy football leagues when next season rolls around. Like his counterpart, DeSean Jackson, Maclin has an injury history, but his injuries have always been much smaller and required less healing time than Jackson. The Eagles’ entire offense has been a train wreck this season, starting with injuries to Jackson, Maclin, LeSean McCoy, Michael Vick, Brent Celek and Clay Harbor, as well as three of their starters on the offensive line. In addition to that, the Eagles are one of the sloppiest teams in the NFL when it comes to taking care of the football and their offensive line has been terrible.

When next season begins, Maclin will definitely have a new head coach, and probably won’t have Michael Vick to deal with. While it is not known whether or not the Eagles’ current quarterback Nick Foles will be the starter next season in Philadelphia, there is a good chance that whether or not he is that a new offensive scheme will be implemented. Maclin is talented and he is probably sticking with the Eagles long term so it will be interesting to see how he is utilized by whoever becomes the next head coach of the Eagles.