Joe Morgan: Spectacular TD Doesn't Make Saints Deep Threat Solid Fantasy Option

Richard LangfordCorrespondent IOctober 21, 2012

TAMPA, FL - OCTOBER 21: Joe Morgan #13 of the New Orleans Saints makes a catch during a game against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Raymond James Stadium on October 21, 2012 in Tampa, Florida.  (Photo by Mike Ehrmann/Getty Images)
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Fantasy owners, do nothing but enjoy New Orleans Saints wide receiver Joe Morgan's remarkable touchdown, because the second-year pro doesn't even warrant investigation for roster inclusion.

In the wild world of fantasy football, one scintillating touchdown play is enough to turn a player into a hot topic. So when the second-year pro turned in what is sure to be one of the more memorable touchdowns of the season, I swear I could hear his name being massively typed into the Google machine by fantasy owners anxious to find their new receiving star.

Morgan is not the answer, at least not anytime in the foreseeable future. 

This is not to take anything away from his catch. It was outstanding. 

That play certainly highlights Morgan's athleticism and big-play ability, but the Saints and the 6'1" receiver himself are still learning how to harness this power. 

Morgan is essentially a rookie. He did not get any playing time in 2011 and he spent his season on IR. He has been playing sparingly this year. 

Morgan entered the Saints' Week 7 contest against the Buccaneers having tallied just two catches off of a measly seven targets. Those are numbers that wouldn't really warrant fantasy consideration had they been turned in for one game, let alone the four games Morgan took to rack them up. 

It is worth noting that one of Morgan's two previous catches was an 80-yard touchdown against the Packers, and given that he just turned in another big-play touchdown, coaches could make it a point to try and find ways to get him the ball.

Still, it would be foolish to expect a player who was averaging less than two targets a game to all of a sudden become a focal point of the offense.

Morgan has potential; he is worth monitoring, but nothing more than that until he starts to show some consistent production.