As many of you know, I’m a huge fantasy sports guy. I worked as a fantasy sports writer for a year, and I pretty much play year-round in every major sport. So when the guys over at Rotoworld put together their Top 25 Fantasy Wide Receivers of All Time, I had to check it out. While it shouldn’t come as much surprise, the Rams were well represented, placing two players in the top 8.
Torry Holt came in at #4 overall, which I thought was a little high at first until I thought back to how amazing he really was during his time with this franchise. Holt was an absolute machine every season, and until he fell off at the end of his career, he was one of the most reliable elite receivers in NFL history. Here is the synopsis from Rotoworld:
“And he made it look so easy. Holt never finished as the No. 1 wideout, but he reliably put up boffo numbers for an eight-year stretch. Until he fell off a cliff in 2008, Holt essentially didn’t have one year that disappointed owners.”
Just a few spots behind Holt was Isaac Bruce, who checked in at #8 overall on the list. Bruce moved with the team from LA, and he was and elite WR in this league for well over a decade. Seeing Bruce out there just sort of became the norm for everyone in St. Louis, and as far as fantasy goes, he put up big numbers for a long, long stretch of time.
“ What made Reverend Ike different? Even after Torry Holt passed him in St. Louis, Bruce put up rock solid WR2 numbers for another half decade. He was in fantasy starting lineups for 14 years.”
There’s nothing wrong with strolling down memory lane to remember some of the great days and great players who were a part of this franchise, and hopefully there will be another crop of offensive threats to jump up fantasy draft boards here in the next few years.