WR - FA
Week 8 Outlook
The New Orleans Saints have released Hakeem Nicks on Monday.
After a short tenure with the team, Hakeem Nicks was released by the New Orleans Saints on Monday. The veteran wideout may linger on the open market before he finds a new suitor in 2016.
The New Orleans Saints are expected to sign free-agent WR Hakeem Nicks to a deal that has not yet been disclosed.
Hakeem Nicks will once again attempt to make an NFL roster in 2016 as he is expected to agree to a deal with the New Orleans Saints. The Saints are in need of a playmaker to compliment Brandin Cooks and Willie Sneed but an aging Nicks may not be the answer. The seven-year veteran played a small six-game stint with the Giants in 2015 where was ineffective. Nicks should remain off of the fantasy radar entering the 2016 campaign.
According to Adam Schefter, the New Orleans Saints are working out wide receiver Hakeem Nicks along with a group of other receivers.
Schefter does not mention the other receivers in his tweet, but clearly Nicks is the most prominent of the bunch. Since eclipsing 1,000 yards in back-to-back seasons in 2010 and 2011, Nicks' career has gone nowhere but down. Lower body injuries have sapped any explosiveness the 28-year-old has left, and even if the Saints do sign him it is unlikely he ever becomes fantasy relevant again.
The Giants are re-signing WR Hakeem Nicks, according to reports.
The Giants drafted Nicks in the first round of the 2009 NFL Draft. He had his best seasons in New York prior to joining the Colts in 2014. He's not worth adding in most leagues at this point until we see how he'll be used.
Hakeem Nicks believes he can be a major asset for the Titans this season, following a disappointing lapse in production over the past three years between New York and Indianapolis. â€œI provide a leadership role, and I provide big-play ability. Actually, I feel like I am in my prime,â€™â€™ Nicks said. â€œI am 27 years old with a lot of experience, so whatever I can bring to the table, that is that I am going to bring.
It is hard to believe that Nicks is only 27 years old. His rickety knees and inconsistent play has soured his fantasy outlook for the past several seasons. However; if Nicks can stay healthy, he definitely has the skill set to be a relevant contributor to the Titans offense.