Fantasy News and Notes – McCoy and Charles Dinged

LeSean McCoy – McCoy missed practice earlier this week with what the team is calling minor turf toe. Turf toe can be a very difficult injury for football players to deal with because it tends to linger so there is some reason for concern here. That said, the team doesn’t seem to be terribly worried and McCoy has already returned to practice so fantasy owners shouldn’t panic. At this point McCoy is … [Read more...]

Fantasy News and Notes – Time Share in Pittsburgh?

LeGarrette Blount, Pittsburgh Steelers – Starting Steelers back Le’Veon Bell told the media that he expects Blount to be the team’s goal line running back this season. If true, it’s very bad news for Bell owners as he relied on a massive workload last season for his fantasy value. Bell should still be a top level back, but given a choice between Bell and a comparable back I’ll probably take the … [Read more...]

Fantasy News and Notes – Knowshon Looking Good

Knowshon Moreno, Miami Dolphins – Coming off late off-season knee surgery the former Broncos back is said to be looking great in camp, which is bad news for anyone who spent an early pick on Lamar Miller. Moreno will be held out of the Fins second pre-season game but is expected to return for the third game. His draft stock took a dive in the pre-season and he could be a value if he works his way … [Read more...]

Fantasy News and Notes – Gronk 50/50 For Week 1?

Rob Gronkowski, New England Patriots – ProFootballTalk is reporting that Gronk is now 50/50 to play for the Patriots in week one as he recovers from ACL surgery. The news is not completely unexpected, though his stock has risen quite a bit over the last few weeks with better than average reports. Gronk has upside to top even Jimmy Graham, but given his history you’d be wise to back him up with a … [Read more...]

Fantasy News and Notes – RGIII Unimpressive?

Robert Griffin, III – Long time Patriots beat writer Mike Reiss wrote last week that Kirk Cousins, not RGIII, looked like the best Redskins quarterback during joint practices with the Pats. It’s still very early and a lot of players look rusty but hearing this is a bit of a concern, especially coming from a veteran writer like Reiss who has no interest in who starts for Washington. I’ve been … [Read more...]

Fantasy News and Notes – Cam Not Yet 100%

Cam Newton – Newton might be held out of the team’s pre-season opener against the Bills to rest his recovering ankle. Fox Sports’ Alex Marvez reported that Newton doesn’t appear to be 100% yet, which is a concern in fantasy, but he has a special skill set and at this point I’d still draft him in the 7-9 QB range. Jimmy Graham – Rookie safety Kenny Vaccaro told that Jimmy Graham has … [Read more...]

Fantasy News and Notes – Is Romo Still Hurt?

Tony Romo – Word out of Cowboys camp is that Romo’s deep passes aren’t looking as sharp as they normally do and there are some concerns that the back surgery he had late last season is the cause. If this is true it could be a big concern for both Romo and all of the Cowboys pass catchers. It’s still early and a lot of players are rusty so far, but this is something we’ll need to keep a close eye … [Read more...]

Fantasy News and Notes – Lynch Returns

Marshawn Lynch, Seattle Seahawks – After missing eight days of training camp, the Seahawks running back is back with the team. Seattle agreed to give him a $1.5 pay bump, which is reportedly less than the $5M more he wanted, but this appears to be a win-win. I still believe backup Christine Michael will have RB2 value at a minimum, but it appears to be safe to draft Lynch in the first couple of … [Read more...]

Fantasy News and Notes – July 31, 2014

Josh Gordon, Cleveland Browns – ProFootballTalk is reporting that Gordon “barely” failed his drug test and his legal team is blaming second hand smoke for having it in his system. Gordon is also working with the same lawyer who got Richard Sherman out of his 4 game suspensions, so there is still a shot he’ll avoid a full year suspension. I wouldn’t waste a high pick on him, but if your league … [Read more...]

The 2014 All Value Team

Through the last couple of weeks we've brought you our position by position player rankings and players to target, but instead of simply saying draft this guy or that guy I wanted to put my targets to the test against's average draft position. To see how things shake out I came up with the "2014 All Value Team" draft where I am allowed to choose only the players I view as … [Read more...]