After missing a year of action due to a torn right ACL, thirty-five year old Kevin Faulk is fantasy relevant again.
Analysis: Most experts have already wrote Kevin Faulk’s career off but not here. Faulk caught five balls and tallied six carries Sunday against the Steelers. In deeper leagues, backs with five plus reception ability are extremely rare on the wire and seeing how Faulk is universally available… he’s worth consideration. Take into account that from 2006-2009 Faulk’s reception totals were 43, 47, 58, 37. Faulk may not have big play ability but he will haul in his fair share of balls and he’s only fumbled one time in the past five years.
Faulk actually had one more carry Sunday than BenJarvus Green-Ellis who has averaged nineteen carries over the last three weeks. Danny Woodhead is a non-factor this year which can only boost Faulk’s value. Faulk isn’t going to rack up tons of yards or score touchdowns in bunches but in deeper PPR leagues he is a reliable source of receptions. Considering only two backs(Rice, Sproles) caught more balls than Faulk heading into the Sunday night game, it’s time to check out Kevin Faulk.