Head to Head: Two Anquan Boldin 2013 Fantasy Predictions

With Anquan Boldin’s trade to San Francisco, let’s take a look at his fantasy prospects in 2013.

From Adam Rainbolt (@adamrainbolt);

Entering his 11th season, Anquan Boldin has maintained his spot as a solid #2 wide receiver in deeper leagues, while retaining his title as the toughest man in the NFL.

With the departure of Randy Moss and the uncertainty of Mario Manningham, Boldin should slide in nicely as the #2 target for Colin Kaepernick, who enters his first full season as the starter. Boldin’s production should only be limited by the continued growth of Michael Crabtree, who had by far his best season to date in 2012 (85 catches, 1,105 yards and 9 touchdowns) and Head Coach Jim Harbaugh and Offensive Coordinator Greg Roman’s usage of Vernon Davis, who despite playing all 16 games, was limited to just 41 catches, 548 yards and 5 touchdowns).

Adam’s Prediction (3/12/2013): 60 catches, 900 yards and 7 TDs, good enough to be a top 25-30 WR in 2013.

From Regan Yant (@reganfp);

Anquan Boldin is a member of the San Francisco 49ers. As an Arizona Cardinals’ fan, man that is hard to swallow. He will bring a veteran presence to the locker room of a young, but seriously talented team. Boldin is the best blocking receiver in the league and that will pay immediate dividends to Jim Harbaugh’s power run game. He should be the perfect mentor to Michael Crabtree, A.J. Jenkins, and the rest of the young receiving corps.

From a fantasy impact, Boldin gives Colin Kaepernick a solid possession/third down clutch receiver to look for, which will only help the young quarterback. His blocking on the outside will help all of the running backs and again, Kaepernick when he takes off running. This acquisition, to me, makes the San Francisco 49ers the hands down Super Bowl favorites.

Regan’s Prediction (3/12/2013): 68 catches, 740 yards and 5 TDs low end WR2 to solid Flex play




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