Kenny Britt has been arrested 8 times in his NFL career thus far, after going in the 1st round in 2009. He would have been suspended last season if it hasn’t been for Roger Goodell’s decision to excuse any arrests that happened during the lockout, during which Britt was arrested 3 times. However, after a recent DUI, Britt is expecting a suspension after a 2nd visit to the commissioner’s office in the last year. Everyone else is pretty much expecting the same thing, that Britt will be suspended.
However, while ESPN’s Adam Schefter expects him to suspended, he doesn’t expect it to be a very long suspension. Schefter says that it “doesn’t sound like it’s going to be as significant as it could’ve been” and is expecting a 1-3 game suspension for Britt. Britt has also had 3 knee surgeries in the last year, but he’s been impressing on the side and while he probably won’t play in any preseason games, he’s expected to be ready for the opener, though of course, that could be a moot point if Britt is suspended for the opener.
Expect Britt to be suspended for a couple games and by then, he should be healthy and ready to return. There’s always the chance he reinjures himself or doesn’t have his old explosiveness after 3 knee procedures (2 of which were minor, for what it’s worth), but he’s an incredibly talented receiver and he’s still only 23 (24 on September 19th).
He has caught 56 passes for 1146 yards and 12 touchdowns over his last 14 full games, despite playing with largely mediocre quarterbacking, Kerry Collins, Rusty Smith, Vince Young, and Matt Hasselbeck. Jake Locker has the upside to be by far the best quarterback Britt has ever had throwing him the football. He’s worth the risk as a mid round sleeper in fantasy leagues.
If you’re interested in doing a fantasy football league with me, here’s the link (no draft date set yet, currently standard, with the option to become PPR with group vote). http://msn.foxsports.com/fantasy/football/commissioner/Registration/Private.aspx?league=55086&password=FanSpot2