Fantasy Football News
Sammy Watkins WR - BUF The Bills have dodged a bullet on the Sa...
The Bills have dodged a bullet on the Sammy Watkins front. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Friday that Buffalo's first-round wide receiver came out of Thursday night's preseason loss to the Lions without a serious injury to his ribs, per a source informed of the team's situation. The feeling from the Bills is that Watkins should be good to go for Sunday's opener against the Bears.
Impacts: Many fantasy enthusiasts are reaching for Watkins in drafts based on the hype surrounding him this summer. The truth is, he hasn't done anything in a game setting to make us too excited, and the fact that his quarterback EJ Manuel is struggling doesn't help. Be wary of Watkins during your drafts.
Jeremy Hill RB - CIN Rookie running back Jeremy Hill has...
Rookie running back Jeremy Hill has made a splash this preseason in the Bengals running game, capping things off Thursday night with 160 total yards.
Impacts: Add to it that Cincinnati cut Benjarvus Green-Ellis today, and Hill owners may have struck fantasy gold. Hill may player a bigger role in the Bengals offense than originally expected to lighten the load on Giovani Bernard. Rumbles of the two splitting carries has Bernard owners trembling, so this is a situation to monitor.
Robert Griffin QB - WAS Griffin's...
Griffin's transition from gimmick offense to pocket passer was fully expected to feature a few bumps in the road. What has had us concerned since the preseason opener, though, is that the bad habits in his footwork and throwing motion seem to have carried over from last season's return from ACL surgery.
Impacts: Through three preseason games RGIII has failed to lead a touchdown drive in Jay Gruden's new offense. The success of the other fantasy weapons in Washington obviously relies on how well Griffin III plays, which up to this point hasn't been great. His fantasy stock has fallen dramatically over the past week, and owners need to be wary.
Jarrett Boykin WR - GB Packers' coach Mike McCarthy believes la...
Packers' coach Mike McCarthy believes last year's offense would have been the best he had ever coached had Rodgers not gone down with a mid-season shoulder injury. That same high expectation applies this year, but only if Jarrett Boykin emerges as a week-in, week-out stalwart, adequately filling the void left by the departures of James Jones and Jermichael Finley.
Impacts: Boykin had fantasy value when Randall Cobb was out for weeks with a broken leg, and could be a steal this season with his current Round 15 ADP which means he's almost going undrafted in most NFL.com leagues. Even as the No. 3 wideout in Green Bay, he should still see his share of targets as Aaron Rodgers is known to spread the ball around quite a bit.
Zach Ertz TE - PHI Ertz should see a generous increase in s...
Ertz should see a generous increase in snaps come September. "You knew when you watched him in college that he had the chance to be something special," Eagles tight ends coach Ted Williams said this week, per the Philadelphia Daily News. "He's one of the best route-runners I've ever seen. He takes a lot of pride in that.
Impacts: Ertz is a great sleeper target at the tight end position in the up-tempo Eagles offense. If you're waiting on the position in your draft, look for him late as he could provide major value this season as a big end zone target.
Adrian Peterson RB - MIN After spending the past three seasons in...
After spending the past three seasons in a bland scheme under offensive coordinator Bill Musgrave, Adrian Peterson is gushing over Norv Turner's brand of football. "I've been watching the offense the last few games, and it's like, 'Man, they don't even need me,'" he said, per The Star Tribune. "Teams are going to have to play more honest. If they do stack the box, we'll beat them with the passing game."
Impacts: Peterson has yet to go a season without scoring double digit touchdowns and is in line for more work in the passing game under Turner. His two best statistical seasons came when he caught 40 or more balls, and if he can get to that number or higher in 2014 his fantasy potential is scary. He's arguably still the best running back in the league and should be drafted as so.
Dez Bryant WR - DAL The Dallas Cowboys receiver...
The Dallas Cowboys receiver said Monday there is a "big chance" that he could get a new contract, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports that Bryant and the Cowboys have made some progress on a new deal, according to two sources involved in the situation.
Impacts: Bryant has put up monster numbers in his time with Dallas, and 2014 is a contract year for the big wideout so there's even more motivation for him to perform. He should be considered a top-3 fantasy wideout and you could make a case for him being No. 1 overall this year as he could lead the league in receiving because the Cowboys are going to throw the ball so much to keep up with their lousy defense.
Steven Jackson RB - ATL The Falcons veteran rusher finally...
The Falcons veteran rusher finally returned to practice for the Atlanta Falcons after missing nearly a month with a hamstring injury. He will eventually be Atlanta's lead back, but it's worth wondering how many carries he can handle early in the season.
Impacts: Jackson is worth a late round pick with his current Round 10 ADP but his injury risk remains high. He also missed time last season with a hamstring injury and at 31-years-old might not have much left in the tank. He's still the best running back in Atlanta and should be drafted as so, but have a backup plan in place.
Wes Welker WR - DEN The Denver Broncos have reason to believ...
The Denver Broncos have reason to believe Wes Welker's third concussion in the past calendar year will not put the star slot receiver's career in jeopardy.Coach John Foxtold reporters earlier in the day that Welker is "feeling good" and will be back out on the field "when he's deemed healthy."
Impacts: Welker's current ADP in NFL.com leagues of Round 5 may slip a bit after his third concussion in less than a year. There's a good chance he doesn't play all 16 games of the season, and should he miss time Emmanuel Sanders, Andre Caldwell and rookie Cody Latimer should recieve a nice boost in value.
Pierre Thomas RB - NO Seemingly every season Pierre Thomas hea...
Seemingly every season Pierre Thomas hears another runner is going take over the main duties in the New Orleans Saints' backfield. But each year the 29-year-old ends up carrying the load. After starting the preseason slotted a surprising No. 3 on the first depth chart and watching Mark Ingram burst out in the preseason, Thomas admitted he expects his role to be adjusted in 2014.
Impacts: The Saints backfield is a difficult one to predict for fantasy purposes but with Thomas' and Mark Ingram's current ADP of Round 11 and later, both are worth throwing a dart at later in drafts this season. Just keep in mind that no running back in New Orleans scored more than two rushing touchdowns last season.
Calvin Johnson WR - DET Calvin Johnson will see his first game a...
Calvin Johnson will see his first game action Friday, and even the reciever is pondering what he will look like in Joe Lombardi's new offense. "I'm as curious as anybody else," Johnson said Wednesday, per the Detroit Free Press. "But one thing that's not going to change is the way we go out there and work.
Impacts: Megatron sat out the Lions first two preseaon games as a precaution after an injured knee hindered him last season. He's a lock for a first-round draft pick, and the addition to Golden Tate in Detroit's receiving corps should help to distract some attention away from Johnson on passing plays. He's our No. 7 overall fantasy player for 2014.
Stevan Ridley RB - NE After coughing the ball up in Friday's p...
After coughing the ball up in Friday's preseason game versus the Eagles, Stevan Ridley was left with "a sick feeling". Ridley didn't play another snap after the fumble. Considering his previous residence in coach Bill Belichick's doghouse, he's unsure if he was benched solely for ball-security reasons.
Impacts: Earlier last week it seemed like Ridley was one fumble away from losing his job to rookie James White. But White's lackluster performance on Friday showed us that its not likely to happen any time soon. For now Ridley seems somewhat secure as the Pats' power back with Shane Vereen taking over third-down duties. If Ridley continues to fumble though, we could see a change early in the season.
Rob Gronkowski TE - NE Rob Gronkowski took another step toward...
Rob Gronkowski took another step toward the goal of playing in the season opener.The New England Patriots tight end saw his first work in 11-on-11 drills Monday, per ESPN's Mike Reiss. He also took part in 7-on-7 drills and got "in and out of his routes without an issue," via WEEI.com.
Impacts: Although the goal is for Gronk to be ready to play Week 1, we won't see him at all in preseason game action as New England remains cautious with their star tight end. The Pats season opener is just about three weeks away but expect them to keep Gronkowski's status a mystery up until the last minute. He's a risky pick any earlier than Round 5 and his current ADP in NFL.com drafts is Round 3.
Kelvin Benjamin WR - CAR The Panthers have perhaps the worst rece...
The Panthers have perhaps the worst receiving corps on paper in the NFL. They're hoping first-round pick Kelvin Benjamin can alleviate those concerns. With no veteran capable of being a go-to receiver on the roster, Carolina is prepping the 6-foot-5 rookie like a No. 1 wideout.
Impacts: Benjamin already made an incredible touchdown grab in the Panthers first preseason game, and it looks like he'll be Cam Newton's No. 1 option in the passing game with Jason Avant and Jerricho Cotchery rounding out his other targets. The rookie's current ADP is in Round 15 which means he's basically not being drafted, but if he continues to impress in the preseason, don't expect that trend to last.
Zach Ertz TE - PHI Entering training camp, Philadelphia Eag...
Entering training camp, Philadelphia Eagles coach Chip Kelly expressed optimism that tight end Zach Ertz would have a "huge role" in the aerial attack to help account for the absence of DeSean Jackson.
Impacts: Entering his second season, Ertz's ceiling is sky high and will be a popular red zone target for the Eagles high-octane offense. His current ADP in NFL.com leagues is in Round 14 and is an absolute steal that late. If more hype builds you may have to snag him a round or two earlier to ensure your league mates don't get him first.
Dwayne Bowe WR - KC NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports,...
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports, via two sources informed of the imminent suspension, the veteran wide receiver will be banned from the season opener after violating the NFL policy and program on substances of abuse. The NFL and the team later announced the suspension.
Impacts: We already weren't high on Bowe for fantasy purposes this season, and he's also reportedly dealing with a finger injury. Not a good sign for a guy who's hands are a vital part of his job. He's not worth anything more than a late-round flier in deep leagues.
Tony Romo QB - DAL Romo will sit out Thursday's preseason g...
Romo will sit out Thursday's preseason game as a precaution, but he's been practicing. "It's been OK. I think the deeper the ball goes down the field, it's a little bit more inconsistent," quarterbakcs coach Wade Wilson said Tuesday, per the Fort Worth Star-Telegram. "He's thrown all the intermediates -- the fours and the seven routes and the deep outs -- have been fine. It's just the nine routes and the deep posts. Those things have been a little inconsistent. I think that's all due to his back."
Impacts: After his second back surgery in as many years, Romo may have lost some of his deep ball ability, which above all else is bad news for Dallas' wideouts, especially Dez Bryant. He's working his way back to full strength but there are concerns if Romo will ever be the same as he was prior to his back issues.
Jeremy Maclin WR - PHI Jeremy Maclin...
Jeremy Maclin has been limited in three of the past four practices with soreness in his knees, but promised there's been no post-surgery setback. "Just a little soreness," Maclin said, per Zach Berman of the Philadelphia Inquirer. "It's not a big deal. Today, I probably could have gone. I just wasn't 100 percent. Tomorrow, I should be fine, Thursday I'll be fine, and I'll be able to play Friday."
Impacts: Maclin is looking to have a comeback year after tearing his ACL early last season, so this situation is something to monitor. With Riley Cooper currently in a walking boott, Philadelphia's receiving corps seems a bit banged up as training camp rolls on. Maclin promised he will be able to play in the Eagles' first preseason game against the Bears, but also look out for rookie wideout Jordan Matthews to step up should Maclin remain limited.
James White RB - NE Bill Belichick is...
Bill Belichick is already talking up the newest addition to the Patriots backfield, fourth-round rookie James White out of Wisconsin."It's been good working with James White. He's a very interesting and versatile player," Belichick told Sirius XM NFL Radio this month, per ESPNBoston.com's Mike Reiss."He does a good job in the passing game and in the running game -- both inside and outside...I think he has the ability to compete on all three downs, in both the running game and the passing game."
Impacts: White is currently behind incumbants Shane Vereen and Stevan Ridley on the depth chart. But the way New England uses their running backs throughout the season, it's not out of the question for the rookie to get some carries if he can beat out Brandon Bolden for the No. 3 job in a dynamic and unpredictable Patriots backfield.
Arian Foster RB - HOU The Houston Texans' running back...
The Houston Texans' running back returned Wednesday from what was believed to be a hamstring tweak, per the Houston Chronicle.
Impacts: Foster is currently a late first round pick but if his nagging injuries continue through camp, he could slide into the second round. Coming off back surgery last year, nothing is certain with the Texans' star running back. The team is relying on him this season and as long as he avoids any major setbacks, he should be able to fill the stat sheets as he's done in previous seasons. Foster is said to possibly see more work in the passing game in a new-look Houston offense.
Jay Cutler QB - CHI Asked what we'll see from Jay Cutler, th...
Asked what we'll see from Jay Cutler, the Pro Bowl wideout Brandon Marshall told NFL Media's Michael Irvin on Wednesday that Chicago's starting quarterback will be named this year's league MVP. "He's correcting the coaches. This is his offense. This is his organization, he's running it, and I love it."
Impacts: Add this one to the list of ridiculous pre-season hyperbole. Cutler is definitely in line for a great fantasy campaign (assuming he can stay healthy for an entire 16 games) but he's simply not on the same level as the top tier signal-callers like Peyton Manning, Drew Brees and Aaron Rodgers. That said, Cutler could make for an incredible late-round bargain pick in fantasy drafts.
Fred Jackson RB - BUF The Bills announced Wednesday that Jacks...
The Bills announced Wednesday that Jackson signed a contract extension with the team. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reports Jackson signed a one-year extension worth $2.6 million with $1 million additional in incentives, according to a source.
Impacts: Jackson proved to be a more valuable fantasy running back last season than his younger teammate C.J. Spiller. At age 33, Jackson is likely to see less of a role in the Bills offense this year due to the acquisition of Bryce Brown to Buffalo's backfield and the fact that Spiller is finally healthy. The Bills will try to squeeze out a bit more production from their ironman runner, but don't draft him as anything more than a late-round backup option.
Bernard Pierce RB - BAL Pierce told...
Pierce told The Baltimore Sun on Tuesday that he will be able to practice with no restrictions at training camp after undergoing shoulder surgery in January. "The running game is definitely a lot simpler than what we had the year before," Pierce said. "We actually did this in college. I definitely like the zone scheme. I'm used to it. I got a knack for this kind of offense."
Impacts: The Ravens will count on Pierce to carry the load for their backfield early in the season with the pending suspension of Ray Rice. Baltimore is looking to improve on last year's miserable rushing effort with the help of new offensive coordinator Gary Kubiak. Target Pierce in the mid-to-late rounds as a flex option, but don't bank on him being the workhorse all season long.
Jamaal Charles RB - KC NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport...
NFL Media Insider Ian Rapoport reported Wednesday morning that, barring a contract breakthrough, Jamaal Charles will not report for Kansas City Chiefs training camp Wednesday, according to a source familiar with Charles' thinking.
Impacts: Charles is coming off a 1,287 yards rushing season with 1,980 yards from scrimmage -- 2nd in the NFL -- and 19 total touchdowns, good enough for the No. 1 fantasy player of 2013. History tells us that running backs who have held out in the past had a hard time coming close to their previous statistical production once they return, so this decision could have a negative impact on his fantasy value. It's clearly a situation to monitor closely this summer.
Rob Gronkowski TE - NE Coach Bill Belichick...
Coach Bill Belichick announced Wednesday that the New England Patriots tight end has already been medically "cleared to play" and will avoid the physically unable to perform list. "Rob's always worked hard," Belichick said. "He worked hard as a rookie. ... When he's here ... what we've seen is he's been consistent."
Impacts: This is a great early sign from the Pats camp on their star tight end and fantasy football stud. Gronk does come with some risk in fantasy drafts this summer as he's been through the ringer with multiple injuries and surgeries in his short career. As long as he's healthy though, he is capable of putting up ridiculous fantasy numbers. He should be the second player off draft boards at his position.
Julio Jones WR - ATL Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith has con...
Atlanta Falcons coach Mike Smith has confirmed that wide receiver Julio Jones will be available for the start of training camp on Friday, although his workload will be limited as he recovers from season-ending foot sugery last year. "He will be limited in terms of his snaps," Smith said Tuesday, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. "Our number one goal is to make sure that we've got everybody as healthy as we possibly can be ... Julio will be out there participating in practice right from the start."
Impacts: The Falcons won't take any chances on their star wideout in camp. They've been saying all along that they were targeting a Week 1 return for Jones, to fantasy owners delight. He has potential to be a top-5 fantasy wideout when all is said and done in 2014, with a seemingly infinite ceiling.
Danny Woodhead RB - SD The Chargers announced Tuesday that the...
The Chargers announced Tuesday that the versatile running back has agreed on a two-year contract extension with the team. "Danny is an integral part of our offense," said general manager Tom Telesco. "His work ethic and on-field production were key elements last year. We look forward to having him be a part of the Chargers organization into the future."
Impacts: Woodhead was a PPR beast in 2013 racking up 76 catches for 605 yards, six touchdowns and 1,296 all-purpose yards. Playing the role of a third-down passing back with hands of glue, its possible he hauls in more passes this season in the San Diego backfield committee which also includes Ryan Mathews and newcomer Donald Brown.
Eli Manning QB - NYG There's early hope that coordinator Ben...
There's early hope that coordinator Ben McAdoo's new offense can help Big Blue's veteran passer turn the ship around. "Yeah, it is different. You come into the season a little nervous. You just don't have (the same comfort)," Manning told reporters Monday, per the New York Post. "You have a good feel for it, but not to where I want it to be. That's with repetition and more plays."
Impacts: The Giants' No. 1 wideout and fantasy stud Victor Cruz also hinted at his concern about the new offense recently, but seemed confident that the change is welcome. Manning will be out to prove himself after a dismal 2013 campaign and it looks like the Giants will be opening it up through the air with the new scheme.
Vernon Davis TE - SF After skipping offseason practices in an...
After skipping offseason practices in an attempt to leverage his absence into a new contract, Vernon Davis has reported for the start of San Francisco 49ers training camp.
Impacts: Davis was the No. 2 overall tight end in fantasy last season and was hoping for a new contract heading into 2014, but has said that it's "not the end of the world" if he doesn't get one. The veteran is in line to be a top-five fantasy tight end again this season but could see a few less targets now that the 49ers have more depth at the wide reciever position.
Sammy Watkins WR - BUF After working this offseason to develop...
After working this offseason to develop trust with quarterback EJ Manuel, the No. 4 overall draft pick, Sammy Watkins, is about turn heads in Buffalo Bills training camp. "I don't know if you saw him out there, on a slant, stop on a dime -- and he just turned the other way, on Gilmore, who I think could be an All-Pro corner," Manuel said, "and he made the play. The kid is special."
Impacts: Although we caution fantasy owners to curb expectations when it comes to rookie wideouts, Watkins should not be overlooked in drafts this summer. His current ADP is in the eleventh round ahead of other notable fantasy wideouts like Dwayne Bowe and Riley Cooper. The talent is definitely there, so it's really a matter of Watkins meshing with Manuel during training camp. Just remember that rookie wideouts rarely make immediate fantasy impact.
Rob Gronkowski TE - NE Gronkowski is determined to stay on the...
Gronkowski is determined to stay on the field in 2014. "I'm planning on playing the whole season this year," Gronkowski said Friday at a women's football clinic, according to Mike Reiss of ESPN.com. "I'm always antsy to get back on the field, no matter when it is," he said. "I just want to play football. I love playing the game."
Impacts: A completely healthy Gronk would be one of the most valuable fantasy assets on draft boards this summer. Owners will have to determine if the risk outweighs the reward as he won't last much longer than Round 5 in drafts. If Gronkowski can play an entire 16 games, he could make a run Jimmy Graham as the top fantasy tight end. If he suffers another injury, owners may struggle to find a viable replacement for his roster spot.
Cam Newton QB - CAR Cam Newton's recovery from ankle surgery...
Cam Newton's recovery from ankle surgery has gone well by all accounts. With training camp starting this week, we'll get to see how close he is to Full Newton. The Charlotte Observer notes that Newton was throwing to receivers last week in Greensboro, N.C., but he was limited in his mobility.
Impacts: In his career, Newton has not finished any worse than fourth in points among fantasy quarterbacks. For a signal-caller that does a good amount of his damage with his legs, the ankle surgery is a major concern. Perhaps a bigger concern is his recieving corps which is arguably one of the weakest in the NFL. Newton should still be drafted as a top 10 fantasy quarterback but don't reach for him any earlier than the sixth round.
Toby Gerhart RB - JAX It's nice when an NFL coach says exactly...
It's nice when an NFL coach says exactly what the fans want to hear. Especially the fantasy football fans. "Toby (Gerhart) will be our workhorse," Jacksonville Jaguars offensive coordinator Jedd Fisch told the Florida Times-Union recently.
Impacts: It sounds like Gerhart will truly have the chance to prove himself as an every-down back for the Jaguars. Fantasy owners will not need to worry about any committee issues in Jacksonville's backfield as Jordan Todman and Denard Robinson will only be used in a "change of pace" role. The 27-year-old Gerhart's current ADP is the seventh round in NFL.com standard drafts but he could inch his way up a few rounds with all of this 'workhorse' talk.
Jay Cutler QB - CHI The biggest question facing the Chicago...
The biggest question facing the Chicago Bears last summer was whether new coach Marc Trestman would come out of the season believing in Jay Cutler as his franchise quarterback. We got our answer when the team signed the passer to a seven-year, $126-million deal. "The number one thing from my standpoint is the way that he has invested in the Chicago Bears," Trestman told Dan Wiederer of the Chicago Tribune.
Impacts: Cutler current ADP in NFL fantasy drafts is the 13th round, and he was picked in the 11th round of a recent NFL expert mock. His offensive weapons in Brandon Marshall and Alshon Jeffery are returning to Chicago along with running back Matt Forte who had 594 recieving yards in 2013. If you're willing to wait on drafting a quarterback, he's a great value pick, especially if he can stay healthy for all 16 games of the season.
Josh Gordon WR - CLE Agent Drew Rosenhaus plans to huddle wit...
Agent Drew Rosenhaus plans to huddle with the Cleveland Browns next week to discuss the future of troubled All-Pro wideout Josh Gordon. "I'm sure I'll get together with the Browns at some point before training camp to talk to them some more about all of our clients," Rosenhaus said Thursday, per Mary Kay Cabot of The Plain Dealer.
Impacts: Facing a potentially season-long suspension, Gordon won't be considered in many redraft leagues this summer. Although there is a chance for a deal on a reduced suspension, it'd be wiser to draft a player that is a sure bet to be on the field in 2014. We should have a better idea of just how much time Gordon will miss before preseason games begin in August.
Marcus Lattimore RB - SF Marcus Lattimore's return to the field i...
Marcus Lattimore's return to the field is on hold. The San Francisco 49ers running back will begin training camp later this month on the team's non-football injury list, according to Thursday's official transaction report.
Impacts: It's already been projected that aging veteran back Frank Gore will see a decrease in touches this season, leaving the door open for a younger runner to step up in his stead. With this news on Lattimore, it looks like rookie Carlos Hyde will be the favorite at the start of training camp to get those carries. Fantasy owners need to keep an eye on how this plays out as Hyde could be the target as a handcuff to Gore.
Eddie Lacy RB - GB The Packers want Lacy to be able to...
The Packers want Lacy to be able to stay on the field on third downs so the pace doesn't slow due to subbing in a better pass-catching, blocking back. "We want to get him touches, trying to get him more involved in all aspects of the game, but Eddie was a workhorse for us last year," said offensive coordinator Tom Clements said this offseason, per ESPN.com.
Impacts: If last season's Offensive Rookie of the Year can improve upon his impressive 2013 campaign, it will be to the delight of fantasy owners. Lacy is already flying off draft boards as a first rounder, and the news that Green Bay wants to get even more out of him should help his ADP move up a few spots. Lacy is a potential top-five fantasy running back heading into training camp.
Justin Hunter WR - TEN Fellow wideout Michael Preston...
Fellow wideout Michael Preston turned heads this offseason by calling Hunter a young Randy Moss. "I know how great a player Randy Moss was, and in my mind, there's no reason Justin can't be the next greatest player," Preston told Jim Wyatt of The Tennessean."
Impacts: From a fantasy perspective, Hunter would probably be the third Titans wide-reciever off draft boards this summer after Kendall Wright and Nate Washington. The second-year wideout stands at 6-foot-4 and has good reach but shouldn't be relied upon as a fantasy starter unless he proves that he can be consistantly relied upon in Tennessee's passing game. Hunter isn't anything more than a WR4 to start 2014.
Darren Sproles RB - PHI In an interview this week with NFL Media...
In an interview this week with NFL Media's Rich Eisen, the eponymous host of The Rich Eisen Podcast, Philadelphia Eagles running back LeSean McCoy crowed about playing with Darren Sproles. "Sproles has the quickest feet I've ever seen out of any player," McCoy said. "He'll help us out tremendously."
Impacts: As the favorite to start the 2014 season as McCoy's primary backup in Philadelphia, the extent of Sproles' role in the ground game is to be determined. We may see Sproles lining up on the outside frequently so there is definitely some PPR appeal there. Fantasy leaguers will have to keep a close eye on training camp to see how the Eagles plan to use Sproles alongside McCoy as a tandem to keep defenses on their toes.
Mike Wallace WR - MIA "I might get back there for kickoff retu...
"I might get back there for kickoff returns," Wallace told Neil Reynolds for an interview that will air on Sky Sports in the UK. "I just want to be on the field making an impact for my team. I've always wanted to return kicks ever since I've been in the NFL."
Impacts: There has been no indication the Dolphins will use Wallace on returns, but the handsomely paid wideout seems to think there's a chance. This wouldn't effect his fantasy value for the upcoming season, but if he were to be on the return team, he would have a higher injury risk. Wallace was a fantasy bust in 2013 but some offseason stories discuss Miami moving him around the offense more. He's a bounceback candidate in 2014 but still shouldn't be drafted before the fifth or sixth rounds.