News: Raiders wide receiver Derek Hagan caught two passes for 24 yards in Sunday's 55-20 loss to the Ravens.
Analysis: Hagan was targeted five times in the loss, the most this season for him. However, with Marcel Reece getting more playing time as the starting running back, Hagan has probably moved farther down the receiving checklist for Carson Palmer. While he's capable of breaking out for big plays, Hagan, who has no touchdowns this season, is best left to the waiver wire in most formats.
News: Wide receiver Derek Hagan, who had a combined six catches over the Raiders' last three games, gave the team a big lift off the bench Week 6 at Atlanta, catching four passes for a season-high 85 yards. He was the team's second-leading receiver after Denarius Moore; however, he was targeted only four times.
Analysis: Hagan made the most of his targets in Week 6, but he was still just a peripheral option in the Raiders passing game. It worked out for him this time, but with Darrius Heyward-Bey back starting opposite Moore after missing time with a concussion, you should typically expect minimal production from Hagan. He belongs on the waiver wire in virtually all Fantasy formats.
News: With Raiders receiver Darrius Heyward-Bey still out of practice Thursday with a strained neck and concussion, the team may need to turn to Derek Hagan to start in Week 4 in Denver. Derek has really taken to the offense pretty well, Knapp said. This week the last two days we've had very good practices with the young guys (Rod Streater and rookie Juron Criner), but they are still young guys, and I hate to put the burden on a rookie receiver if we don't have to." Hagan has eight catches for 84 yards on the season.
Analysis: Hagan started two of his six games with the Raiders last season, but has worked as a reserve so far this year. Hagan has no 100-yard games in his career, and has scored just one touchdown in each of the last three seasons, so the 28-year-old does not have much of a track record to go on. The Broncos have been torched by wide receivers this season, allowing 25 Fantasy points per game through three weeks, but Hagan is only recommended as an injury replacement in the deepest of Fantasy formats for Week 4.
News: Oakland wide receiver Derek Hagan did not make much of an impact during Sunday's contest against the Steelers in Week 3. Hagan caught all two of his targeted passes for 21 yards in a 34-31 victory.
Analysis: Hagan stepped up a bit after Darrius Heyward-Bey was knocked out of the game with a scary injury. With Denarius Moore and Brandon Myers emerging as Palmer's top targets, Hagan is not expected to make much of an impact on offense. He can be left on the wire in most formats.
News: Raiders wide receiver Derek Hagan had one catch for 10 yards in Sunday's 35-13 loss to the Dolphins. He was targeted two times.
Analysis: With Denarius Moore back in the mix, every Raiders receiver went down a rung from Week 1. Hagan saw his receptions drop from four to one, and this will likely be the norm for the rest of the season. He can be left on the wire in most formats.
News: Raiders wide receiver Derek Hagan caught four passes for 44 yards in Oakland's Week 1 matchup against San Diego, but his role is expected to be somewhat diminished against the Dolphins, thanks to the likely return of Denarius Moore.
Analysis: Hagan has already collected about 20 percent of his 2011 receiving totals in one game, but don't expect him to repeat the performance, as Denarius Moore, who sat out Week 1 with a hamstring injury, is expected to start for the Raiders. Moore joins an already-crowded corps of receivers, which includes Darrius Heyward-Bey, Rod Streater, Hagan, and, abstractly, Darren McFadden, who caught 13 passes in Week 1. Hagan should be left on waiver wires, but if he manages to repeat his Week 1 numbers -- showing that he has developed some kind of rapport with Carson Palmer -- he could have some value on benches of very deep Fantasy leagues.
News: Raiders wide receiver Derek Hagan saw some action in Week 1 against the Chargers with Denarius Moore (hamstring) and Jacoby Ford (foot) both inactive. He caught four passes for 44 yards in the 22-14 loss. Hagan was targeted five times in the contest.
Analysis: Hagan spent time with the Raiders a year ago but has never been much of a Fantasy option. Even if he continues to see decent run in Oakland, continue to ignore the 27-year-old in the majority of formats.
News: The Raiders announced Thursday they signed free agent wide receiver Derek Hagan.
Analysis: The Raiders are banged up at receiver, so their signing of Hagan could mean they need depth at the position heading into the opener against San Diego. But as you realize that Hagan will be low man on the totem pole, so even if he plays, we probably can't expect a big impact. Leave Hagan on waivers until further notice.
News: The Bills have re-signed wideout Derek Hagan. He joined the Bills last November when the team was decimated at receiver. Hagan caught 13 passes for 138 yards and a touchdown in four games.
Analysis: Hagan isn't expected to provide anything more than depth at the position. We wouldn't use him in Fantasy.
News: Bills WR Derek Hagan was a surprise contributor Week 17 at New England, leading the team in targets (10), receptions (seven) and receiving yards (89). The 89 receiving yards were his most for a single game since Dec. 9, 2007, when he was a member of the Dolphins. The majority of Hagan's production came in the absence of top WR Steve Johnson, who was benched by coach Chan Gailey after drawing a 15-yard penalty for excessive celebration in the first quarter.
Analysis: Hagan is a journeyman who didn't even begin this season with the Bills, so you shouldn't put too much stock into this one strong performance at the end of the season. He'll most likely have to battle for a roster spot in 2012, so you should expect him to go undrafted in Fantasy.
News: Bills WR Derek Hagan had two catches for 9 yards Saturday against Denver in Week 16. He had two targets in the game.
Analysis: Hagan is a low-end Fantasy WR in the majority of leagues. Ignore him in most formats in Week 17 at New England.
News: Bills WR Derek Hagan scored his first touchdown of the season in a Week 15 loss to the Dolphins. Hagan reached the end zone on a 2-yard pass from QB Ryan Fitzpatrick with just over two minutes left in the game. He made two catches in the game for 12 yards.
Analysis: This was just Hagan's second game with the Bills. While has been targeted 10 times over those two contests, he is not likely to be a major factor in Buffalo's passing game. He can be ignored in all leagues.
News: Buffalo WR Derek Hagan caught two passes for 28 yards in Sunday's 37-10 loss to San Diego, but his biggest contribution might have been drawing a penalty after one of his catches. He was targeted four times in the game.
Analysis: Hagan was added to the roster in late November after Donald Jones was placed on the IR. Hagan appeared in six games with the Raiders this year, totaling 11 receptions for 114 yards. Fantasy owners shouldn't get too excited about Hagan's performance. He is still not worth owning in any Fantasy league at this stage of the season.
News: Buffalo signed free-agent WR Derek Hagan to the active roster on Tuesday. Hagan, who was released by Oakland earlier this month, will take the place on WR Donald Jones after he was placed on season-ending injured reserve with an ankle issue.
Analysis: Hagan appeared in six games with the Raiders and started in two of them. He finished with 11 catches for 114 yards but failed to reach the end zone. Fantasy owners should continue to view him as a marginal WR option in the majority of formats.
News: The Raiders waived WR Derek Hagan, according to Comcast SportsNet. The move was made so that the team could sign WR T.J. Houshmandzadeh.
Analysis: Hagan had some nice catches for the Raiders but didn't play enough to warrant Fantasy use. Keep him off rosters.
News: Raiders WR Derek Hagan caught most of the passes thrown his way in Week 4 against the Patriots. He was targeted five times by Jason Campbell, catching four for 27 yards in the 31-19 loss.
Analysis: Hagan has had a couple of decent performances so far in his first year with the Raiders but has a long way to go before becoming a viable option in Fantasy. Continue to ignore him in the majority of leagues at this point.
News: Raiders WR Derek Hagan caught five passes for 61 yards in Week 2 at Buffalo. He was targeted eight times, tied for the team lead with WR Denarius Moore and RB Darren McFadden.
Analysis: Hagan got a chance to play a bigger role with the team's three top WRs on the depth chart out due to injuries. A veteran, Hagan could be good for more workmanlike totals like this if given the chance, but is not likely to become an impact receiver in Fantasy. Should the Raiders continue to deal with injuries, he could be worthy of a look in a pinch for owners in deeper leagues. That's about it, though.
News: Raiders WR Derek Hagan said he missed practice Monday because of a very minor injury and expects to return to work Wednesday after the Raiders take Tuesday off.
Analysis: Hagan was the star of the Raiders preseason offense, leading the team in receptions and yards. He figures to get into the mix with the first-team offense once the season begins, but his role is still to be determined. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on the minor issue later in the week. Hagan should play, but we don't advise utilizing him in any format until he proves his worth when games count.
News: Raiders WR Derek Hagan may have clinched his spot on the 53-man roster with his performance Sunday against the Saints. He hauled in a game-high six passes for 121 yards and a touchdown. Hagan broke for a 35-yard score to get Oakland on the board in the first quarter after he made a defender miss.
Analysis: Hagan made a statement with Jacoby Ford sidelined, making big play after big play. He was targeted six times in the loss and all six balls ended up in his hands. Fantasy owners should keep an eye on the journeyman's progress, thoguh we don't see him getting cut. Hagan is still not expected to make a big enough impact in 2011 to warrant much Fantasy value, so ignore him on Draft Day.
News: Free agent WR Derek Hagan signed with Oakland on Saturday, the team announced. Hagan was drafted by Miami in the third round of the 2006 NFL Draft and spent parts of three seasons with the Dolphins. He spent the last three years with the Giants and started four games in 2010.
Analysis: Hagan has amassed 89 catches for 969 yards and five touchdowns over his career. He received a career high in starts last season as New York battled several injuries to its receiving corps. He could have some value in the Raiders' poor receiving game, but should not be considered a worthwhile option in upcoming Fantasy drafts.
News: Giants WR Derek Hagan played well in Sunday's game at Washington in Week 17. Hagan had six catches for 70 yards, which set a new season high. His previous season high was Week 13 against Washington when he had seven catches for 65 yards. Hagan finished the 2010 season with 24 catches for 223 yards and one touchdown.
Analysis: Hagan had a chance to see extended time this season with Hakeem Nicks (toe) and Steve Smith (knee) dealing with injuries. He is not expected to play a prominent role in 2011. Ignore Hagan in all leagues on Draft Day next season.
News: With Hakeem Nicks ruled out of Week 17 with a broken toe, the Giants will be counting on Derek Hagan to play a larger role in Sunday's season finale against the Redskins. Hagan has 18 receptions for 153 yards and a touchdown on the season, but was held to just two receptions for 11 yards last week against the Packers. The Redskins enter Sunday's matchup ranked 32nd in pass defense, allowing 262.9 yards per game. Washington has surrendered 22 touchdowns through the air and are allowing an average of 22.7 Fantasy points to opposing WRs on the season.
Analysis: Hagan hasn't been much of a factor since his seven-reception performance against Washington back in Week 13, but should see plenty of snaps with Nicks ruled out. While Hagan's track record makes it tough to start him in most leagues, those desperate for a receiver might want to take a look at Hagan against the Redskins depleted secondary. Consider him a No. 4 Fantasy WR heading into the finale.
News: Giants WR Derek Hagan had two receptions for 11 yards during New York's 45-17 loss at Green Bay in Week 16 on Sunday. Hagan was targeted four times by QB Eli Manning but managed just one catch for three yards in the second half.
Analysis: Since his seven-catch performance against Washington in Week 13, Hagan has seemingly disappeared from the offense. He has totaled just six catches in the three games since and has not scored a touchdown since Week 11. With the Giants committed to getting the ball to other receivers, Hagan should not be owned in most Fantasy formats for the remainder of the season.
News: Giants WR Derek Hagan's role in the team's offense could take another hit in Week 16. Hagan, who has caught just four passes in New York's last two games, has struggled to become a formidable replacement for injured WR Steve Smith and may see fewer targets against Green Bay on Sunday. He was tied with TE Kevin Boss for the third-most targets on the team in the Giants' Week 15 loss to Philadelphia (three).
Analysis: New York will mostly rely on star WR Hakeem Nicks, Mario Manningham and Boss in the team's showdown with the Packers, leaving Hagan the possible odd man out. He has not reached 70 receiving yards in any game this season and is doubtful to post that mark against Green Bay, which possesses the NFL's third-ranked pass defense. The Packers are allowing just 192.4 passing yards per game this season and opposing wide receivers are managing only 15.0 Fantasy points per game. Consider other options in all Fantasy formats and leave Hagan on waivers.
News: Giants WR Derek Hagan caught three passes for 36 yards in Week 15 against the Eagles. He was targeted six times in the game. Hagan has caught just four passes combined over the last two games.
Analysis: Hagan has gotten a chance to play some with all the injuries the team has dealt with at wide receiver. However, he is behind Hakeem Nicks and Mario Manningham and is only level with Kevin Boss (if not behind him as well) in the pecking order of the passing game. That makes him a player to avoid activating in most Fantasy formats.
News: Giants WR Derek Hagan was not much of a factor in Week 14 against the Vikings. Hagan was targeted three times in the 21-3 victory but finished with just one reception for 10 yards. He was replaced in the starting lineup by Steve Smith, who was active for the first time in four weeks because of pectoral injury.
Analysis: With Hakeem Nicks and Smith both active for the first time in weeks on Monday night, Hagan returned to the sideline and didn't see much playing time. However, Smith pulled his hamstring in the defeat and said after Monday's contest he isn't sure if he will be able to play in Week 15 against the Eagles, which would likely mean Hagan would find himself back in the starting lineup. Fantasy owners should continue to monitor Smith's status over the next few days to see if he will be able to play against Philadelphia. If he can't go, consider going with Hagan, who had three receptions for 10 yards in the the team's first meeting this season.
News: With Steve Smith (pectoral) and Hakeem Nicks (leg) returning to practice this week, the Giants receiver situation could be in flux for Week 14 against the Vikings, affecting the status of WR Derek Hagan. The former Arizona State receiver has started the last few games for the Giants with Smith and Nicks sidelined. He had his best performance in Week 13 against the Redskins, leading the Giants with seven catches for 65 yards.
Analysis: Smith is more likely to return this week than Nicks, but even then Smith might not be 100 percent, so Hagan has to prepare as though he is still going to be one of the most-used Giants receivers alongside Mario Manningham on Sunday. Hagan was always a temporary fix until Smith and Nicks returned. Minnesota is just outside the top 10 in pass defense, but they have given up 19 passing touchdowns, including seven to WRs in its last five games. Consider Hagan a No. 4 Fantasy WR or flex option for Week 14.
News: Giants WR Derek Hagan was his team's leading receiver in Week 13 against the Redskins. Hagan got the start for a second straight game as Steve Smith (pectoral) was ruled inactive on Sunday. Hagan did his best Smith impression with a team-high seven catches for 65 yards. His longest catch went 17 yards and he was targeted eight times.
Analysis: Hagan had all of five catches for 31 yards in his first two games with New York, so Week 13's production came as bit of a surprise. But his outburst could allow New York to keep Smith and WR Hakeem Nicks (leg) sidelined a little longer until they are both 100 percent. If Hagan remains in the starting lineup for Week 14 against the Vikings, then he might be worth a look as a low-end Fantasy start in deeper leagues.
News: With Giants WR Steve Smith (pectoral) unlikely to return in Week 13 against the Redskins, WR Derek Hagan is preparing to make another start opposite Mario Manningham. Hagan, who has just five catches for 31 yards and one touchdown in two games, will face a defense that is allowing WRs to average 24.7 Fantasy points per week, which is seventh highest in the NFL. The Redskins have given up 13 touchdowns to receivers.
Analysis: While Hagan did record a touchdown in Week 11, he has been unspectacular for the Giants. If he is not careful, then he could lose reps to Devin Thomas and Michael Clayton, who were both brought in recently by the Giants. Hagan is merely a stopgap Fantasy option until the Giants injured receivers return. Consider him a low-end Fantasy start for Week 13.
News: Giants WR Derek Hagan moved into the starting lineup in Week 12 against the Jaguars with Steve Smith and Hakeem Nicks out with injuries. However, he didn't produce like a starter. Hagan managed just 21 yards on two catches. He was targeted four times and was initially credited with a fumble on the team's opening drive. However, the play was challenged and overturned by the refs, who said Hagan never possessed the catch.
Analysis: If Hagan wasn't bailed out by the refs, then he would have managed no Fantasy points. Hagan was one of the most added players in Fantasy this week after it was announced Nicks wouldn't play. Hagan had some early targets, but it seems QB Eli Manning lost faith in Hagan after his early gaffe. The Giants could get Smith back in Week 13, which would hurt Hagan's Fantasy appeal. As of now, plan to use other Fantasy WRs before settling on Hagan in Week 13. The Giants play the Redskins.
News: Giants WR Derek Hagan has been one of the most added players in Fantasy for Week 12. After not being owned heading into Week 11, Hagan's ownership has gone up 21 percent as of Wednesday. He is expected to start at one of the WR positions for Week 12 against Jacksonville with Steve Smith (pectoral) and Hakeem Nicks (leg) both sidelined. The Jaguars are allowing WRs to average 27.2 Fantasy points per week, which is third highest in the NFL.
Analysis: Hagan had only three catches in Week 11 against Philadelphia, but one of them went for a touchdown. The Giants have brought in Michael Clayton and Devin Thomas this week, but they won't be as up to speed as Hagan will. Hagan has never been a star receiver in the NFL, but with the favorable matchup in Week 12, he might be worth a look in deeper Fantasy formats.
News: The Giants announced Monday that WR Hakeem Nicks will miss three weeks with Compartment Syndrome in his lower right leg. He suffered the injury late in the team's game on Sunday night at Philadelphia. Derek Hagan is expected to step up in Nicks' place. Hagan caught three balls for 10 yards with a five-yard touchdown catch at the Eagles in Week 11.
Analysis: Get your waiver claims ready to pick up Hagan since he'll see playing time while Nicks is out. Not that we expect Hagan to pick up Nicks' stats seamlessly, but he should see a good amount of targets for the next few games. With the Jaguars coming to New Jersey this weekend, Hagan appears as a great sleeper for Week 12.
News: After being signed on Tuesday, Giants WR Derek Hagan made his first catch of the season in the Week 11 game against the Eagles, and it was a big one. Hagan, who was cut in training camp and then brought back, caught a 5-yarder for a TD that gave the Giants the lead. He finished the night with three grabs for 10 yards and that score. he was targeted as many times as Hakeem Nicks on the night by QB Eli Manning.
Analysis: Hagan caught just the fifth touchdown of his career on Sunday night, helping fill in for injured WRs Steve Smith and Ramses Barden. In Week 12, he will try to make an impact against the Jaguars, who have one of the worst pass defenses in the NFL. Still, Hagan is not a featured player in the offense at this point, so continue to ignore him in Fantasy play.
News: The Giants re-signed WR Derek Hagan on Tuesday.
Analysis: Hagan, who was cut late in camp by the Giants, will help fill in for Steve Smith (pectoral), who is out for a few games, and Ramses Barden (leg), who is out for the season. Hagan isn't likely to see enough of the field to be worth owning in Fantasy play though and might well be inactive for Week 11. Continue to ignore him.
News: WR Derek Hagan might be the most unexpected surprise that the New York Giants have had during training camp. Entering his fifth season, Hagan came to camp somewhat lost on the depth chart at receiver, behind the likes of Steve Smith, Mario Manningham, Hakeem Nicks, Ramses Barden and Sinorice Moss. But Hagan has caught as many passes and probably made more big plays than any other receiver to this point.
Analysis: Hagan surpassing Barden and Moss wouldn't be shocking, considering their lack of production so far in their careers. However, it's unlikely he would climb any higher than fourth on the depth chart, which would mean Hagan wouldn't see enough passes to be a factor in Fantasy this season, especially on a team that figures to run the ball quite a bit. While he could surprise in 2010, he can be ignored on Draft Day.
News: With the news that Giants WR Domenik Hixon will miss the 2010 season with a torn ACL, veteran WR Derek Hagan has a better shot at making the team.
Analysis: If he were to make the team he'd be buried on the depth chart by at least Steve Smith, Hakeem Nicks and Mario Manningham. There wouldn't be much room for him to tally a bunch of stats. Keep him off rosters for now.
News: Giants WR Derek Hagan caught two passes for 2 total yards in Week 17 at Minnesota. He was targeted just twice in the game.
Analysis: Hagan was too far down the team's depth chart at receiver this season to make any sort of impact in Fantasy leagues. That likely won't change next fall.
News: Giants WR Derek Hagan caught one pass for 21 yards in Week 16 against Carolina. It was his only pass target of the game.
Analysis: Hagan is far down the team's depth chart and does not get regular looks in the offense. Leave him off all Fantasy rosters.
News: Giants WR Derek Hagan made only his fifth catch of the season Week 15 at Washington, picking up 23 yards. It went for a touchdown, though, his first of the season.
Analysis: Hagan is too low on the depth chart to make an impact in Fantasy. He probably won't score another touchdown this season. Leave him on waivers for Week 16 against the Panthers.
News: Giants RB Madison Hedgecock, TE Travis Beckum, WR Derek Hagan and QB David Carr all dressed but failed to record an offensive stat in Week 9 against the Chargers.
Analysis: Most of these players dress as backups for the Giants and don't stat on a regular basis. They can be left off Fantasy rosters. The Giants are on a bye in Week 10 and don't return to action until Week 11 against the Falcons.
News: Giants WR Derek Hagan caught two passes for seven total yards in Week 8 at Philadelphia. He was thrown to just twice in the game.
Analysis: Hagan is mostly used on special teams under normal circumstances, but climbed the depth chart a notch with Mario Manningham out due to injury. He has no Fantasy appeal.
News: Several Giants didn't record an offensive stat Sunday against the Cardinals as FB Madison Hedgecock, TE Travis Beckum, WR Derek Hagan, RB Danny Ware, TE Gartrell Johnson and QB David Carr did not record an offensive statistic in Week 7 against the Cardinals.
Analysis: None of these players are worth using in most Fantasy leagues. Ignore them in all formats for Week 8 at the Eagles.
News:Madison Hedgecock, Gartrell Johnson, Derek Hagan and Sinorice Moss did not record an offensive statistic in Week 6 at New Orleans.
Analysis: None of the listed players are expected to have significant Fantasy appeal this season. Leave them on waivers in all leagues until further notice.
News: Giants WR Derek Hagan caught one pass for seven yards in Week 5 against Oakland. He was thrown to one time in the game.
Analysis: For Hagan, it was just his second catch of the season. He got into the game with the score well in hand in the second half and is mostly used on special teams under normal circumstances. He has no Fantasy appeal.
News: Giants RB Gartrell Johnson, WR Derek Hagan, WR Sinorice Moss and TE Darcy Johnson did not record an offensive statistic in Week 4 at Kansas City.
Analysis: Aside from possibly Moss, who is not considered a starter, none of the players on this list figure to have much Fantasy appeal in the near future. Until their role changes, they should be left on the waiver wire in all leagues. Moss had a touchdown in Week 3 against Tampa Bay, but is far too erratic to rely upon in Fantasy.
News: Giants RB Madison Hedgecock, WR Ramses Barden, WR Derek Hagan and TE Darcy Johnson all dressed for a Week 3 win at Tampa Bay but failed to record an offensive stat.
Analysis: Barden has some keeper value, but all of these guys should all be ignored in seasonal play heading into Week 4 at Kansas City.
News: Giants WR Derek Hagan made just one catch for 12 yards at Dallas in Week 2.
Analysis: For Hagan, simply being involved in the offense is a positive step. He's not worth owning in Fantasy play because he's not expected to be a regular option for the Giants. You should be looking at either Steve Smith or Mario Manningham as usable Fantasy receivers off of New York's roster.
News: The Newark Star-Ledger reports Giants rookie WR Hakeem Nicks will apparently be an integral part of the Giants' offense for Week 1 against Washington. "He's playing it right now," coach Tom Coughlin said Friday when asked at what point Nicks will play a "major role" in the offense. "He's involved right now in everything we're doing. We basically have four guys that will do a lot of rotating and a lot of playing." The other three are obviously Domenik Hixon, Steve Smith and Mario Manningham. Derek Hagan figures to be active and playing a role in special teams, which means Sinorice Moss and Ramses Barden could be among the inactives.
Analysis: Nicks could be a sleeper for Week 1 against the Redskins in deep leagues, but don't plan on using him in standard formats. In time, he could become a solid Fantasy option, but we want to see it happen first. Keep Manningham, Hagan, Moss and Barden reserved in all formats this week.
News: Giants WR David Tyree is currently working on the kick coverage team Friday. If he's to keep his roster spot, he needs to produce more on special teams than WR Derek Hagan, who has put forth a superb effort.
Analysis: Even if Tyree makes the final roster, he has minimal Fantasy value. Ignore him in all leagues this season. The same goes with Hagan.
News: The Giants have officially signed WR Derek Hagan to a contract. Formerly a member of the Dolphins, Hagan will add depth to the club's receiving corps. The club is also reportedly working out veteran WR Joe Horn.
Analysis: At this stage in the Fantasy season, adding Hagan to a seasonal roster wouldn't make much sense since he'd only be usable for the next two games and he probably wouldn't be getting enough playing time to make a dent statistically. Keep him off of rosters.
News: The Miami Herald is among numerous sources reporting that the Dolphins have waived WR Derek Hagan. Hagan had three catches for 51 yards in Week 1, and nothing since.
Analysis: Hagan's departure might result in him landing with another club and getting a second chance in the pros. But until that happens, and until he gets regular playing time, Fantasy owners shouldn't bother with Hagan.
News: Miami has listed the following players as inactive for Week 9 at Denver: QB John Beck (3rd QB), DL Rodrique Wright, WR Ernest Wilford, TE Casey Cramer, DL Lionel Dotson and WR Derek Hagan.
Analysis: Wilford and Hagans both had a little Fantasy value to start the season, but the fact they seem to be inactive more often than not means you should ignore them in almost all formats for the time being. Everyone else on this list has zero Fantasy value.
News: Dolphins RB Patrick Cobbs, TE Joey Haynos, WR Derek Hagan and QB Chad Henne all dressed for Miami's Week 8 win over the Bills but failed to record an offensive stat.
Analysis: Cobbs has some minimal Fantasy value in deeper leagues, but the other three guys can be ignored heading into Week 9 at Denver.
News: The Miami Dolphins have announced the inactives for their Week 7 game vs. Baltimore. Not in uniform will be: QB John Beck (third QB), WR Ernest Wilford, FB Casey Cramer, WR Derek Hagan, DE Rodrique Wright and DT Paul Soliai.
Analysis: Wilford and Hagans both had a little Fantasy value to start the season, but the fact they seem to be inactive more often than not means you should ignore them in almost all formats for the time being. Everyone else on this list has zero Fantasy value.
News: The Dolphins have announced the inactives for their Week 5 game vs. San Diego. Not in uniform will be: QB John Beck, DE Lionel Dotson, TE Joey Haynos, WR Derek Hagan and DE Rodrique Wright.
Analysis: The only real surprise here is Hagan, who had been the Dolphins third WR for the first few weeks of the season. Brandon London will take his spot, but shouldn't see too much of the ball. Continue to ignore all these guys in Fantasy play.
News: Dolphins FB Casey Cramer, WR Derek Hagan and QB Chad Henne all dressed for Miami's Week 3 rout of the Patriots but failed to record an offensive statistic.
Analysis: Neither of these players have any Fantasy value heading into Week 4, during which the Dolphins are off.
News: Dolphins WR Derek Hagan led Miami receivers with 51 yards Sunday in a Week 2 loss to the cardinals.
Analysis: Hagan was shut out in Week 1, so this outing in Arizona is a big improvement. Still, Miami WRs have basically no Fantasy value right now and Hagan should be ignored in Week 3 at New England.
News: Dolphins WR Derek Hagan, who was replaced in the starting lineup by Greg Camarillo, had no catches Sunday in Week 1 against the Jets.
Analysis: Hagan will likely play a role at some point this season, but he should not be used at this time in Week 2 at Arizona.
News: The Miami Herald reports Dolphins WR Greg Camarillo has been working with the first team this week opposite Ted Ginn Jr. and will have an expanded role Sunday against the Jets, coach Tony Sparano said Wednesday. Derek Hagan confirmed Camarillo has replaced him on the first team in practice. Camarillo, who caught six passes for 58 yards in the preseason, said coaches stopped short of telling him that he would start Sunday. Sparano praised Camarillo's consistency in the preseason. "We really haven't given him a lot of opportunities to be on the field for long periods of time," Sparano said. "He's got really good awareness. He gives the quarterback a pretty sound target. The guy has excellent hands, can run after the catch. He's sneaky fast. I really like what the guy has done."
Analysis: Camarillo could be worth keeping an eye on as the season goes on, but neither he or Hagan are worth owning at this point. Keep both on the waiver wire for Week 1 against the Jets.
News: Dolphins coach Tony Sparano named WR Derek Hagan a starting receiver to open the year ahead of veteran Ernest Wilford. Hagan has outplayed Wilford thus far in the preseason. Through three preseason games, Hagan has four catches for 40 yards.
Analysis: Hagan is entering his third year, which is typically the season when receivers have a breakout year. Still, the Dolphins passing game isn't stellar even with the addition of Chad Pennington, and Hagan will likely finish behind Ted Ginn Jr. and even Wilford by the end of the season. In deep leagues, Hagan is worth a late-round flier and nothing more.
News: Dolphins WR Derek Hagan had one catch for 16 yards Saturday against Kansas City in the teams third preseason game. Through three preseason games, Hagan has four catches for 40 yards.
Analysis: Hagan is entering his third year, which is typically the season when receivers have a breakout year. Hagan should have the chance to improve since hes starting for Miami ahead of Ernest Wilford. Still, the Dolphins passing game isnt stellar even with the addition of Chad Pennington, and Hagan will likely finish behind Ted Ginn Jr. and even Wilford by the end of the season. In deep leagues, Hagan is worth a late-round flier and nothing more.
News: The Dolphins started WR Derek Hagan on Saturday against Tampa Bay in place of Ernest Wilford, who is the projected starter for opening day. Hagan will likely be the No. 3 receiver, but he started the first preseason game opposite Ted Ginn Jr.Analysis: Wilford is the better Fantasy option between him and Hagan. Plan on drafting Wilford with a late-round pick in most leagues. Hagan is worth a flier in deep leagues since he's entering his third year, and all the Dolphins receivers get a boost with the addition of Chad Pennington at quarterback.
News: Dolphins WR Derek Hagan doesn't just want to have a breakout season. He is vying to be the Dolphins' No. 1 option, reports the Miami Herald. "I'm not playing behind two former Pro Bowlers," he said Tuesday, referring to departed veteran receivers Chris Chambers and Marty Booker. "Those guys are gone, and now it's my turn. The Dolphins drafted me for a reason. The time is now." Hagan entered training camp as the team's No. 3 receiver. Hagan's performance is drawing rave reviews from teammates. Through the first few days of camp, he has consistently caught passes and showed aggressiveness and ability to make big plays in traffic. Hagan believes he is poised for his best season, especially since Chambers (traded early last season) and Booker (who was released during the offseason) are gone. Hagan's main competition is offseason acquisition Ernest Wilford, a veteran, and second-year Ted Ginn Jr.Analysis: This is Hagan's third year in the NFL, which is typicall the year receivers have a breakout season. Look for Hagan to make improvements, but he's still only worth drafting as a low-end Fantasy option in deeper leagues.
News: The South Florida Sun-Sentinel reports that Dolphins head coach Tony Sparano is impressed with where third-year receiver Derek Hagan is with his game in preparation for the 2008 season. "I heard all the stories and all that, and I know the kid was out here on his own time spending a lot of time catching balls from the jugs machine, catching balls with the quarterbacks and doing all those things," Sparano said. "I really like where this guy is right now and I think he's playing with a little bit of confidence. When you play with confidence and you feel good about yourself, you play fast."
Analysis: Hagan is expected to be behind WRs Ernest Wilford and Ted Ginn, Jr. on the club's depth chart, but with room to move since neither Wilford nor Ginn have established themselves. Hagan was a physical receiver in college with good speed but has never translated it well to the NFL. He's one to keep your eye on but not draft this summer ... at least for now.
News: Miami WR Derek Hagan failed to step up in 2007 when given the chance to shine in the offense. When the Dolphins traded Chris Chambers to San Diego, Hagan was given the chance to see more passes in his direction. Instead, Hagan had a disappointing season, finishing with 29 catches for 373 yards and one touchdown. Hagan had only two games with more than three catches this season. His best game was Week 17 against the Bengals when he had two catches for 44 yards and a touchdown.
Analysis: Part of Hagan's problem was a lack of continuity at quarterback with the Dolphins using three guys in Trent Green, John Beck and Cleo Lemon. Next year, Hagan will be entering his third season in the NFL, which is typically the year wide receivers have a breakout. It will be a big year for Hagan to prove he can play in the NFL. Don't plan on drafting Hagan because he has minimal Fantasy value heading into 2008. Maybe at some point in the season you can consider adding him to your roster if he improves.
News: Dolphins WR Derek Hagan caught his second touchdown of the season when John Beck found him open in the corner of the end zone during the fourth quarter of Miami's 38-25 loss to the Bengals on Sunday. Hagan finished with two catches for 44 yards.
Analysis: Hagan had only two games with more than three catches this season and didn't really benefit much from the departure of Chris Chambers. He still has issues catching the ball at times, but is halfway through a four-year contract and will likely be back with the Dolphins once again in 2008.
News: Dolphins FB Regan Mauia, TE Aaron Halterman, WR Derek Hagan and backup QB John Beck all dressed for Miami's 28-7 loss to the Patriots in Week 16, but didn't record an offensive stat.
Analysis: None of these players are worth owning in even the deepest of Fantasy leagues. Miami hosts Cincinnati in Week 17.
News: Dolphins WR Derek Hagan caught three passes for 38 yards in Miami's 22-16 overtime win over the Ravens in Week 15.
Analysis: Hagan couldn't replicate his massive performance from Week 14, but you can be sure he would have traded every reception this season for a victory heading into Sunday's game. He got that win, and will surely be celebrating with his teammates this evening. Along with all Dolphins receivers, he is not worth owning in Week 16 against the Patriots.
News: Dolphins RB Derek Hagan caught eight passes for 93 yards, both career high totals, in Miami's 38-17 loss to Buffalo in Week 14. He also dropped a couple of passes.
Analysis: Hagan, who moved into a starting WR spot when Marty Booker was inactive for Sunday's game, did a pretty good job in finding some holes in the Buffalo defense. His hands aren't the best, and he should have had a couple more nice catches, but he's the best Miami has at the moment after Ted Ginn. Do not start him in Week 15 against the Ravens.
News: Dolphins WR Derek Hagan caught two passes for 14 yards in a 40-13 loss to the Jets in Week 13.
Analysis: Hagan is a little-used option in the awful Miami passing game and should not be starting in any leagues come Week 14 against Buffalo.
News: Dolphins WR Derek Hagan, WR Greg Camarillo, RB Reagan Mauia, TE Aaron Halterman and QB Cleo Lemon didn't record statistics Week 12 at Pittsburgh.
Analysis: None of these players produces the kind of statistics needed to make them relevant in Fantasy -- not even Lemon, now that he backs up John Beck. Leave all on waivers for Week 13 against the Jets.
News: Dolphins WR Derek Hagan caught two passes for 29 yards in Miami's 13-10 loss to the Bills in Week 10.
Analysis: Hagan is only owned in one percent of leagues, and for good reason. He has no place in any Fantasy lineups for Week 11 when Miami plays at Philadelphia.
News: Dolphins WR Derek Hagan caught two passes for 27 yards in Week 8 vs. the Giants, in a game played in London's Wembley Stadium.
Analysis: Hagan didn't have much of a chance for a big game thanks to some extremely rainy conditions. He is currently the team's No. 2 receiver with Chris Chambers in San Diego, making him someone to consider in deeper Fantasy formats. In Week 9, however, the Dolphins are on a bye.
News: Dolphins WR Derek Hagan led Miami receivers with four catches for 56 yards in a 49-28 loss to New England in Week 7.
Analysis: Hagan only had one catch heading into the fourth quarter, but managed to haul in three grabs in the fourth to finish with some respectable totals. He also had a catch ruled out-of-bounds, although it appeared he would have come down with the ball inbounds were it not for a shove. Hagan is listed as Miami's third WR, so he really doesn't have much more than minimal Fantasy value at this time. Leave him alone in Week 8 when Miami plays the Giants in London.
News: The Miami Dolphins traded WR Chris Chambers on Tuesday to San Diego for a second-round pick. Chambers, the Dolphins' second-round draft choice in 2001, played in 100 games in his career with the team and caught 405 passes for 5,688 yards and 43 touchdowns. Through six games of 2007, he has totaled 31 receptions for 415 yards and no touchdowns. "This trade will give some of our younger players at that position, such as Ted Ginn and Derek Hagan, more of an opportunity this year," Dolphins GM Randy Mueller said.
Analysis: Hagan is worth keeping an eye on now that Chambers is gone. Hagan is expected to move into the starting lineup and could have increased Fantasy value as the season goes on. Consider Hagan a low-end WR option in Week 7 but continue to monitor his progress before picking him up.
News: Dolphins WRs Derek Hagan (three catches, 30 yards), Marty Booker (two catches, 24 yards) and Ted Ginn Jr. (one catch, 32 yards) all made contributions in Miami's 41-31 loss to the Browns in Week 6. Ginn also had a kick return touchdown called back for holding.
Analysis: None of these receivers are worth starting in even the deepest of leagues when Miami hosts New England in Week 7.
News: RB Jesse Chatman, RB Patrick Cobbs, WR Derek Hagan and WR Greg Camarillo all played in Week 5's 22-19 loss to the Texans but did not record an offensive stat.
Analysis: Chatman's role has vanished since Ronnie Brown has started running well again and, along with the other three players in this group, has no Fantasy value at this time.
News: WR Marty Booker (5-60), TE David Martin (3-31), WR Ted Ginn, Jr. (1-15) WR Derek Hagan (1-9) TE Justin Peele (1-3) all made catches in the Dolphins' 31-28 loss to the Jets in Week 3. Ginn's catch was the first of his NFL career.
Analysis: Booker and Martin both have limited Fantasy value at their respective positions, while Ginn has minimal long-term keeper league potential and both Hagan and Peele are no use in any format. The Dolphins host Oakland in Week 4 and none of these players should be starting.
News: Dolphins WR Derek Hagan had two catches for 33 yards and a touchdown against Dallas.
Analysis: Despite the touchdown, Hagan has minimal Fantasy value and should not be used in Week 3 against the Jets.
News: Miami WRs Derek Hagan and Greg Camarillo, and RB Patrick Cobbs all played in the Dolphins' Week 1 OT loss to the Redskins, but didn't touch the ball offensively.
Analysis: None of these players are currently worthy of a spot on any Fantasy roster. Don't even think about picking them up for Miami's Week 2 contest vs. Miami.
News: Dolphins second-year receiver Derek Hagan has not been named the third receiver yet behind Chris Chambers and Marty Booker, but Hagan appears to have an inside track for the spot over Ted Ginn Jr. and a host of young receivers. He caught 21 passes for 221 yards and one touchdown last season, including 11 total catches in consecutive weeks against the Jets and Green Bay. Now with Wes Welker gone - and his team-leading 67 catches - Hagan has an opportunity to step into Welker's role and be a big part of the Dolphins' passing game.
Analysis: Hagan should be the No. 3 WR for Miami, but he's not worth drafting at this time. However, keep an eye on his development, and he might be worth adding as the season goes on as a bye-week replacement.
News: Dolphins WR Derek Hagan spent last season as the fourth wide receiver on a team that primarily used three. Now, with a new offensive-minded coach and a year of NFL experience, Hagan has a clearer shot at being one of the Dolphins' top three receivers. "One thing I noticed about Derek, he can make catches I've never seen before," coach Cam Cameron said Sunday in the Miami Herald. "I'm really growing to appreciate Derek."
Analysis: Hagan should not be drafted in Fantasy leagues, but he is worth keeping an eye on as a potential waiver-wire addition or bye week replacement.
News: Several Dolphins did well against the Colts, including RB Sammy Morris (two carries for 19 yards), TE Justin Peelle (two catches for 31 yards), WR Wes Welker (three catches for 23 yards) and WR Derek Hagan (one catch for 6 yards).
Analysis: None of these players have any Fantasy value for 2007.
News: Derek Hagan played in Week 16 against the Jets and he posted three receptions for 35 yards.
Analysis: Hagan is not worth using in Week 17 at Indianapolis, but he is a player to watch heading into 2007 if he can replicate the success he had at Arizona State during his college days.
News: The Dolphins listed WR Marty Booker (ankle) as doubtful to play vs. the Jets in Week 16. Booker hurt his ankle in the third quarter against the Bills last week.
Analysis: Expect Wes Welker and rookie Derek Hagan to take over Booker's reps. When healthy, Booker is a decent No. 2 WR, but expect him to be off your roster for Week 16.
News: WR Derek Hagan had six receptions for 66 yards in Week 6 as the Dolphins lost 20-17 to the Jets. The rookie out of Arizona State was making the first start of his career in place of the injured Marty Booker.
Analysis: Dolphins head coach Nick Saban knew what he was doing when he named Hagan the team's No. 3 WR against the Jets. You shouldn't expect these kinds of numbers from Hagan on a weekly basis, especially when Booker returns. However, if Booker is out for Week 7 vs. Green Bay, consider using Hagan as a 'flex' option in the deepest of Fantasy leagues.
News: The Dolphins will take a battered team into Sunday's game against the Jets. WR Marty Booker is among the injured Dolphins and is listed as doubtful with a chest injury. Rookie Derek Hagan would likely start for Booker, who fell on the football when making a diving catch against New England.
Analysis: Hagan has been almost non-existent in his rookie season with two catches for 31 yards. It is unlikely that Hagan would be able to hold off Booker when he is once again 100 percent healthy. Consider Hagan a poor Fantasy option for Week 6.
News: QB Joey Harrington, FB Darian Barnes, RB Travis Minor, WR Derek Hagan and TE Jason Rader were dressed for Week 4 at Houston but did not record any stats.
Analysis: These players remain of no Fantasy value for the time being.
News: Rookie Derek Hagan had one reception for 14 yards in Thursday's Week 1 opener at Pittsburgh.
Analysis: Hagan is a solid talent with plenty of upside, but he remains useful only in larger keeper Fantasy leagues at this point.
News: Rookie receiver Derek Hagan signed a four-year contract with the Miami Dolphins and will be with the team for the first training camp workout. Hagan is a third-round draft pick from Arizona State who will compete for a spot along the WR depth chart.
Analysis: Hagan is a strong receiver but has a lot of work to do to be ready for life on the NFL level. He's worth a late-round pick in rookie-only drafts.
News: The Miami Herald reports Kelly Campbell, Wes Welker and rookie Derek Hagan will all compete for the third spot on the Dolphins' depth chart.
Analysis: Campbell has a rapport with Daunte Culpepper from their time in Minnesota, but Hagan has the greatest upside. None of the three will warrant serious consideration in drafts.
News: The Dolphins used their third-round pick on Arizona State WR Derek Hagan, who saw his draft stock very high after the combine but then fell back down to earth leading up to the draft.
Analysis: Hagan will compete for a No. 3 or 4 WR role with the team this summer. He's not expected to make an impact Fantasywise until at least 2008.