Fantasy Football Profile: Kamar Aiken
Kamar Aiken Is A Fantasy Football Mystery Going Into the 2016 Season
Fantasy football is in the air. With fantasy drafts quickly filling up your schedule, you want to know the details on all the fantasy football players. We have you covered, at least with the Ravens players. What kind of production can we expect from Kamar Aiken in his third season with the Baltimore Ravens?
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Aiken’s 2015 Statistics
Aiken caught 75 receptions last season. He totaled 944 yards, averaging 12.6 yards per reception. Aiken had five touchdowns last season. That equates to about 147.2 fantasy points in PPR (Point Per Reception) leagues. So Aiken gave fantasy owners about 9.2 points per game. Even in his best statistical season, Aiken is not a highly coveted receiver in fantasy football.
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But we have to remember that Aiken put up some big performances in the second half of the season. His best game was against the Kansas City Chiefs, where he caught eight passes for 128 yards and a touchdown. He had eight games with six or more receptions in the last nine games of the season.
What We Learned About Aiken Last Season
We learned that Aiken is a reliable receiver for the Ravens. He was forced into the role of being the number one target, once Steve Smith Sr. suffered an Achilles Tendon tear. Aiken saw his name being called more than ever. The Ravens learned that he was a valuable player to have in the offense. The question remains, with more talent around him, how will his role change?
What Should We See From Aiken In 2016
Aiken will have a less prominent role in the offense, at no fault of his own. If Steve Smith Sr. is good to go, he takes back the title of “Go-to-guy.” Mike Wallace and a group of talented tight ends will take a lot of chances away from Aiken. Now we will see Aiken as the number two receiver. He’ll be good for three to five receptions per game and anywhere from 50-100 yards.
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His Value Could Increase:
There are a lot of “what ifs” that surround the Ravens offense. If Smith Sr. can’t make it back, or he is far from one hundred percent, Aiken could reclaim the number one job. If Mike Wallace continues his career decline, Aiken’s value will go up a bit. Fantasy Football fans may want to take him as a back up receiver. He could earn a job as a WR3 or even a spot in as your flex player.