Larry Fitzgerald and Calvin Johnson are the two most talented wide receivers in the NFL. But Fitzgerald says that fantasy football players should pick Johnson ahead of him.
That has less to do with Fitzgerald and Johnson than with their quarterbacks: According to Fitzgerald, Johnson has a big edge over him because he’ll be catching passes from Matthew Stafford, while Fitzgerald will be catching passes from either Kevin Kolb or John Skelton.
“Megatron and Matthew Stafford have a great connection up there in Detroit,” Fitzgerald said on SportsCenter, via MLive.com. “They put together a phenomenal year — 5,000 yards by Stafford — so I would definitely take Megatron and Matthew Stafford. They got it going. We have some questions right now in Arizona. We’ve got to work training camp out to figure out who our starting quarterback is going to be. So as of today, I think that’s the say choice.”
Fitzgerald’s comments don’t speak well for the Cardinals’ quarterback situation, but that’s an accurate assessment. No matter how great a wide receiver is, he’s dependent on his quarterback. And Johnson has a better quarterback than Fitzgerald.