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 on.

Pierre Garcon – Garcon was held out of training camp with a hamstring he sustained last week and re-aggravated on Monday. The Redskins coaching staff is just being cautious with the injury and if there was a regular season game he could have played, but it’s still a concern. Garcon should be good to go for the regular season, but any future setbacks would be a concern.

Josh Gordon – The NFL’s appeals board concluded their Josh Gordon suspension hearing and now will need 1-3 weeks for a decision. I’m just speculating here but the fact that they need this long to come to a decision could mean there’s still a shot for Gordon to beat the rap. If I was drafting before the announcement I would take a shot on Gordon in the mid rounds if he’s there. If you have a keeper decision to make hold off as long as possible but I wouldn’t pass up a good option for him until we hear the verdict.

David Wilson – The Giants placed Wilson on season ending IR and Doctors have informed him that he should retire from football due to neck injuries sustained last season and re-aggravated this season. It’s a sad turn for those who held on to Wilson in keeper/dynasty leagues but he can safely be cut in all formats at this point. Rashad Jennings and rookie Andre Williams are the backs to own for the Giants this season.

Martellus Bennett – Bennett was fined and suspended by the team for an undisclosed amount of time for a training camp fight with a teammate. The suspension should not interfere with his regular season availability at this point but a follow up incident would be a concern.

Andre Holmes – After a great finish to last season and an impressive start to training camp, Holmes was listed as the starter on the Raiders’ depth chart opposite Rod Streater. Holmes is a big body (6’4” 210lbs) with good speed and believe it or not Matt Schaub is an upgrade at the quarterback position in Oakland. He’s a player to watch this off-season

Marquess Wilson – Wilson was the favorite to win the slot receiver job, and one of the better fantasy sleepers coming in to the year, but he suffered a broken clavicle in training camp on Monday. Wilson has already had surgery to repair the injury but no time table has been set for his return. If he doesn’t miss too much time he’s a high upside player to target in the late rounds of your draft.

Jordan Matthews – Reports out of Eagles camp have Matthews practicing with starters while Riley Cooper is dealing with a foot injury. Although rookie receivers usually underperform their first season, Matthews is more polished than the average rookie and if he starts in that high powered offense he’s a rookie to watch this year.

Santonio Holmes – The former Steelers and Jets receiver is drawing interest from the Bears and Browns this off-season. Although he would be an upgrade for the receiver needy Browns, I wouldn’t consider him much of a fantasy asset in 2014. He may have a few long receptions for touchdowns, but his better days are behind him at this point.

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