The Falcons' Devin Hester has never caught on as a receiver and has just two kick-return touchdowns in his last four seasons (both on punts). He shouldn't be a part of Fantasy rosters unless special-teams yardage counts significantly since he's averaged well over 25 yards per kick return in his last four years.
Hester (toe) still hasn't been cleared to run yet, ESPN.com reports. Hester underwent surgery on his right big toe in January, a procedure that coincided with a four-to-six month recovery timetable. Although he's approaching the four-month mark, Hester was been limited to jogging and ladder drills in offseason workouts thus far. At 33 years old, Hester is being cautious with his rehab, but also knows that if he's unable to return kicks as the season grows closer, his $3 million salary cap figure would make him a candidate to be cut, particularly with the Falcons drafting receiver/returner Devin Fuller over the weekend.
Hester (toe) will begin a rehab program next week, Josina Anderson of ESPN reports. Hester underwent surgery on his right big toe in January and has spent the last two months in a cast or walking boot, but he's progressed to the point that he expects to begin jogging in roughly a month-and-a-half. He appears to be ahead of the original 3-to-6 month timetable handed down back in January, though the rehab process is expected to last at least a couple of months, so it's quite possible Hester could be limited when OTA's start up in May.
Hester will require 3-to-6 months to recover from surgery on his right big toe, Vaughn McClure of ESPN.com reports. Hester was sidelined from the Falcons' third preseason game through Week 12 due to a broken sesamoid bone. Strictly used in the return game but for one offensive snap down the stretch, he compiled eight punt returns for 34 yards and nine kick returns for 235 yards, marking the 10th consecutive season in which he posted more than 20 yards per return in the latter realm. The 33-year-old will now don a cast for the first three months and a walking boot thereafter, with no rehab scheduled until he's spent about a month in the boot.
Hester (toe) is active for Sunday's game against the Panthers, D. Orlando Ledbetter of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reports. The toe issue limited Hester in practice all week, but he was still given a probable designation and as expected, he'll suit up for a critical divisional matchup. Hester has played in just three games this season and hasn't been a factor in the passing game, logging no targets in any contest.
Hester (toe) is active Sunday against the Buccaneers. Hester was activated from short-term injured reserve Friday and will be active right away in the hope of replacing some of the production lost thanks to Leonard Hankerson's season-ending hamstring injury.
|* indicates player did not play that week|
|WK||DATE||OPP||OPP RANK||OPP FPTS|
|1||09/11||Tampa Bay Buccaneers||27||24.63|
|3||09/27||@New Orleans Saints||28||25.13|
|7||10/23||San Diego Chargers||4||18.38|
|8||10/30||Green Bay Packers||13||21.00|
|9||11/04||@Tampa Bay Buccaneers||27||24.63|
|13||12/04||Kansas City Chiefs||21||23.44|
|14||12/11||@Los Angeles Rams||6||18.50|
|15||12/18||San Francisco 49ers||18||22.38|
|17||01/01||New Orleans Saints||28||25.13|
|3 Year Avg||20||13||168||1||7||12.92||23|