On The Decline
Anquan Boldin was traded to Baltimore in 2010 and the hope was that it provided the Ravens with a wide receiver who could take it to the house any time he touched the ball. There wasn’t much doubt in the production he provided the Arizona Cardinals in previous years. At the time of the trade, Baltimore was a top AFC contender, but they were lacking that legitimate receiving threat. The trade seemed like the perfect move in hopes of taking Baltimore to the next level, but in reality, did it? Boldin provided the Ravens with decent receiving numbers in 2010, going 64-838-7, but in 2011, his numbers saw a big decline in touchdowns resulting in similar catches (57) and receiving yards (887), but only three touchdowns in total.
Since his last season in Arizona, Boldin’s stats have been on the decline for three years straight. The decline is not a good thing considering Baltimore has gone with a youth movement at wide receiver and tight end with the acquisitions of Torrey Smith, Tandon Doss, LaQuan Williams, Ed Dickson and Dennis Pitta in recent drafts. Boldin still holds fantasy value as a possession receiver, and could put up decent stats here and there, but it seems that the days of being a top receiving target for his team are numbered. His best seasons are behind him, so proceed with caution and do not draft him based on his previous statistics.