D-Jax in concussion protocol
DeSean Jackson is reportedly in the league’s concussion protocol and did not practice on Wednesday. He is also nursing a shoulder injury. D-Jax got concussed near the end of his 5-catch, 146-yard throttling of the Saints in Week 1, so fantasy users who almost certainly didn’t start him in Week 1 look unlikely to be able to start him in Week 2. Perhaps more importantly for upside-seeking fantasy owners, Chris Godwin would play a more significant role in Week 2 if D-Jax sits out. Godwin had three grabs for 41 yards and a TD in Week 1 and is a mere $5,000 in Fanball DFS contests this weekend against a mediocre Eagles secondary that was torched for 169 yards by Julio Jones in Week 1.
Allen named starter
Josh Allen has been named starter for the Buffalo Bills. This isn’t a surprise as there is a decent chance that you (yes, you… the guy reading this) could have performed as well as Nathan Peterman has in the NFL. Could not be much worse… This move means very little for fantasy as there are no startable Buffalo Bills for the foreseeable future. We will post breaking news if a Bill ever becomes fantasy relevant this season.
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Raiders Bring Back Martavis Bryant
Rekindling the flame after one of the shortest divorces in league history, the Raiders have brought back Martavis Bryant on a one year deal. A suspension still seems to be looming for Bryant, though this saga has had more unnecessary twists than a Dan Brown novel. He’s expected to be on the field this Sunday, though given the state of Oakland’s passing game and the mystery surrounding Bryant, he can only be rostered in Bryant-Only leagues.
Ben Roethlisberger Battling Sore Elbow
After going 0-3 from long range in my pickup basketball game last night, I am also claiming an elbow ailment. This looks to be an innocuous injury for Big Ben, a man who is no stranger to a little drama throughout the course of the year. He’s ready to rock for a date against a talent-bereft Kansas City defense on Sunday and should put the five turnover opening affair behind him in short order.
Olsen with Broken Foot
It is now a little more official… Greg Olsen has once again broken his foot. As we stated earlier, Ian Thomas is the backup and looked great in the preseason. The Panthers are not putting Olsen on IR, so we will see how long Thomas will be available as a streaming option, but he’s not a bad speculative add if you are in need. Ian szn has begun. Ed Dickson had some decent games with Olsen out last year, Thomas should find some good matchups over the next half season.
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Coleman gets 3rd chance
Corey Coleman, all-star ball dropper from HBO’s Hard Knocks will get a 3rd chance this season as the New England Patriots have decided to kick the tires. Much like when they kicked the tires on Kenny Britt and Michael Floyd. The former 1st rounder has an opportunity here as the depth chart is paper thin, however this is Rob Gronkowski’s team(in the passing game), Phillip Dorsett looked serviceable, Chris Hogan should do better, and Julian Edelman will be back next week. Let other people waste the roster space.
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Abdullah won’t dress
No, I don’t mean he will take the field with out a uniform. I mean he won’t be taking the field. A historical preseason hero, Ameer failed to do enough to earn a role to start the season. He finds himself as a healthy scratch for the Monday night tilt against the Jets. If for some ridiculous reason he’s on your team, let alone in your starting line up, get him out.
Baldwin to miss time
After missing all of the preseason with knee concerns Doug Baldwin now has a Grade 2 partial MCL tear. Time to be missed has yet to be determined but you can expect to be with out him for the near future. Check the “Player News” section regularly for who out of Brandon Marshall, Jaron Brown or someone else that will be his replacement with the Seahawks. Suddenly that draft value he fell to has lost its luster.
Ian Thomas, next man up
With Greg Olsen set to miss extended time, 4th round rookie, Ian Thomas is set to pick up the slack. Reminder that Ed Dickson had some decent games last year with Olsen out and Thomas flashed in the preseason. By flashed I mean he looked good on the field. He wasn’t wearing a trenchcoat in a parking lot or anything. Well, he might have, but there have been no reports of that kind of flashing.He’s a good speculative pick up and possibly a real cheap DFS play going forward.