Fantasy Football News
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.
Jermichael Finley TE - The free agent tight end...
The free agent tight end will undergo further testing on his injured neck Wednesday and send the results to all 32 teams, Finley told USA Today's Tom Pelissero.
Impacts: At a position that is already lacking depth in fantasy land, it would be great news for drafts if Finley was back on a team and in a starting role. If he does return to Green Bay, he might have more value than if he landed with another team due to his known chemistry with quarterback Aaron Rodgers. Either way, keep an eye on Finley but wait for more information before considering him as a fantasy draft pick.
Dwayne Bowe WR - KC Bowe told USA Today's Tom Pelissero on M...
Bowe told USA Today's Tom Pelissero on Monday he's lost 10 to 13 pounds in an effort to be ready for the season. "I made the initiative to be in better shape," Bowe said. "I'm getting older, and talking to the old vets, the only way you last longer is to be in better conditioning. I took that to the heart and am training extremely hard this year."
Impacts: In 2013, Bowe was second on the Chiefs in targets, receptions, recieving yards and touchdowns behind running back Jamaal Charles in each category. He's only had one season in his career with double-digit touchdowns and hasn't eclipsed the 1,000-yard mark since 2011. Itâs hard to envision him as more than a fourth or fifth receiver for most fantasy owners in 2014.
Matthew Stafford QB - DET Nearly every Lions offseason move -- hir...
Nearly every Lions offseason move -- hiring Jim Caldwell and Joe Lombardi, signing wideout Golden Tate and drafting pass-catching tight end Eric Ebron -- was made with a mind on unlocking Stafford's potential. "I think I've embraced it," he told the team's official website. "It's something that is obviously a challenge. I just wanted to make sure that once we started playing and practicing, I was as well equipped and well prepared as I could be."
Impacts: Still only 26 years old, Stafford enters his sixth season learning a new offense for the first time since his rookie year. The new Lions offense is a potentially more dangerous one than it has been in the past especially due to the addition of wideout Golden Tate who will pose a huge threat in the passing game opposite the best reciever in the league, Calvin Johnson. Stafford is poised to be a top-five fantasy quarterback in 2014.
Jordan Matthews WR - PHI Coming out of a spring that saw Eagles r...
Coming out of a spring that saw Eagles rookie Jordan Matthews earn rave reviews as the team's top pass-catcher, expectations around Philly's second-round pick continue to climb.
Impacts: With the departure of DeSean Jackson this offseason, there is room for a wideout to step up during training camp and assume the slot role that Jackson occupied. As we continue to stress that it's rare for rookie recievers to have a major fantasy impact, Matthews is as good a candidate as any rookie pass-catcher to produce as he'd likely get significant work in Chip Kelly's high-powered offense should he win a starting role.
Golden Tate WR - DET Golden Tate jettisoned the Seahawks this...
Golden Tate jettisoned the Seahawks this offseason for the greener pastures of Detroit. However, the speedy receiver says the move was more about money, and believes he's primed to "catch more balls and make more Pro Bowls" with the Lions.
Impacts: Tate is used to being the No. 1 reciever in Seattle, but now he will be No. 2 to the best fantasy wideout in the league--Megatron. Tate's fantasy value should see an uptick due to his new situation. Defenses will be putting their best defenders on Calvin Johnson so Tate will have a lot of great opportunities for big plays this season in a new-look Lions offense.
Matt Schaub QB - OAK Raiders veteran and team leader Charles...
Raiders veteran and team leader Charles Woodson was asked on SiriusXM NFL Radio recently if Schaub is the man to lead Oakland's offense in 2014. "I think we're counting on it," Woodson said. "I think every man on the team is counting on him being the guy...We expect big things out of him," Woodson said.
Impacts: Whether or not Schaub can be successful in Oakland is one thing, but drafting him for your fantasy team is another. He lacks reliable targets and shouldn't be considered as more than a backup or BYE-week fill-in for most fantasy leagues in 2014.
Martavis Bryant WR - PIT Fourth-round pick Martavis Bryant...
Fourth-round pick Martavis Bryant has been talked up as a potential starter in Pittsburgh's versatile no-huddle attack. "We feel like we can utilize his talents in the red zone. He has a big reach. He has good speed. So we can use him in various ways, as far as cleaning things out. He's also a deep threat. He does have the speed," wideouts coach Richard Mann told the team's official website this week.
Impacts: The Steelers already have a crowded depth chart at wide reciever with Antonio Brown, Lance Moore and second-year reciever Markus Wheaton the favorites for the top three spots on the depth chart. Rookie wideouts usually don't have a major fantasy impact but Bryant's talents make him an interesting deep-sleeper candidate and a potential target for dynasty leaguers.
Eli Manning QB - NYG Eli Manning says that learning the new G...
Eli Manning says that learning the new Giants' offensive scheme has refreshed him after his horrific 2013 season. "It's re-energized me," Manning told the New York Daily News. "I'm trying to speed up the process of getting comfortable in the new system. I don't have 10 years. I have a few months."
Impacts: Manning underwent offseason surgery on his ankle in April but was never in danger of missing any time in training camp and should be 100 percent when it opens. New Giants' OC Ben McAdoo has completely revamped the G-Men's offense, which is a much-needed change after a dismal 2013 campaign. 2014 is shaping up to be a bounce-back season for Manning who led the league in interceptions last year with 29.
Bryce Brown RB - BUF The Bills raised eyebrows in May when th...
The Bills raised eyebrows in May when they orchestrated a swap with the Philadelphia Eagles for running back Bryce Brown. Seen initially as a dose of depth behind C.J. Spiller and Fred Jackson, Brown's name continues to surface as a player the team is excited about.
Impacts: The introduction of another capable running back in Buffalo could mean a big headache for fantasy owners in 2014. Brown has two full seasons under his belt as an impressive backup for LeSean McCoy in Philadelphia. Jackson is on the wrong side of 30 so it seems like Buffalo is looking to the future, but Brown could prove a deep sleeper in drafts should anything happen to Spiller or Jackson during the season.
Kenny Britt WR - STL The St. Louis Rams took turns showering...
The St. Louis Rams took turns showering praise on free-agent acquisition Kenny Britt during offseason practices. It should come as no surprise, then, that former Rams linebacker Will Witherspoon believes Britt will finally produce his long-awaited breakout season in 2014.
Impacts: Britt will only be 26-years-old in September but he's undergone several knee surgeries already in his career, not to mention his off-field issues. Keep in mind that the Rams haven't had a 700-yard season from a wideout dating back to 2008. Don't let the July hype blur your vision, but keep an eye on Britt late in drafts as he could have some fantasy value. Keep your expectations low, though.
Alfred Morris RB - WAS Griffin says we're all...
Griffin says we're all missing the boat on Washington's biggest weapon. "I think everyone would lean towards DeSean or Pierre (Garcon) or Jordan Reed," RGIII said, per the team's official site. "I think it's (running back) Alfred (Morris)."
Impacts: Morris is a durable workhorse playing in all 16 games the past two seasons while eclipsing 1,200 yards rushing in each with 20 total touchdowns. He's considered an RB2 for 2014 since new head coach Jay Gruden runs more of a pass-oriented offense, but Morris could end up being quite a steal if you can snag him in rounds 4 or 5.