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FANTASY FOOTBALL – PRESEASON WEEK 2 – NEWS, NOTES & INJURIES

By Des Boodam

OK – week two isn’t even quite in the books yet, but we are getting out of control with fantasy relevant story lines, observances, roster adjustments and injuries.  Your fantasy football draft should be coming up in the next two to three weeks, so you should be gathering any tid-bits of information you can get your eyes on.  Also – don’t let the excitement of the season get the best of you… wait as long as you can to conduct your draft.  As fun as it would be to get your lineup and look at it for three weeks – it’s always safer to wait if you can.  Here’s what my eyeballs are telling me.

 

Buffalo Bills – they are in big trouble!!  LeSean McCoy is caught up in a nasty pay-to-hire plot (allegedly) and could be facing a major conduct related suspension on top of a jail sentence if true.  A.J. McCarron is seeking a second opinion on his busted-up shoulder and Zay Jones is nursing a bum knee.  This will be a lost season for the Bills – avoid them at all costs in season long – the jury is still out in daily

Royce Freeman – the Denver Broncos rookie has had a remarkable camp.  His size, agility and college accolades have everyone buzzing in the mile-high city.  He had six carries for only 20 yards against the Bears, but also had a rushing TD, and showed his pass catching abilities as well.  He looks like an every back, though its yet to be determined whether or not he can block out of the backfield.  If I had a draft board, he would definitely move up.  He looks good.  I’m taking him ahead of Lamar Miller, Joe Mixon and Jerrick McKinnon.

Andrew Luck – I’m nervous on how to advise you here, but know that Andrew Luck is ready and that when he’s been healthy, he’s been productive.  He makes his WRs better, is deeply competitive and lives football.  I have to believe that he’ll be QB1 on every roster by the end of the year while finishing in the top 10 easily.  If you don’t go big at QB and are forced to go small – make sure Andrew Luck is your back up.  He looks 100% healthy right now.

Kirk Cousins – I’m not buying his struggles.  This is a new team and its preseason.  He has performed at every level and in most situations.  Pray that his stock fall and you can continue to get him cheaper and cheaper.  He will be a top 7 QB or before week 17.

Jameis Winston – I’m not buying his pre-season success.  Though I love the Mike Evans/Deshaun Jackson WR combo, as well as the O.J. Howard/Cameron Brate combo I don’t trust the O-line, running game, defense or Winston himself.  He’s bad in big games, and he’s bad when forced to save the team with his arm.  I are you not to listen.

Zack Martin – this injury has to be perplexing if you are a Zeke owner.  This O-line has to be elite if Ezkeiel Elliot is going to hit value.  Keep an eye on this, because I’m giving my edge to David Johnson as third best RB on the if the Dallas O-line isn’t healthy.  No hard feeling against Elliot’s skill-set though.  He’s a beast for sure.

 

NEW ENGLAND PATRIOTS – they are going to have a dynamic offense and a daily fantasy football dream… especially on the GPP side.  Their offense will be consistently through the roof, but each individual player not named Gronk will a boom or bust week-to-week.  This is a very stressful way to do fantasy football life.  GOOD LUCK GAMERS – YOUR DRAFT IS JUST AROUND THE CORNER

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