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Eddie Lacy

Seattle Seahawks

Seattle's Crowded Backfield


Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls ankle injury will hold him out of week 2 preseason action on Friday. It’s being called a minor injury and Eddie Lacy is now expected to be the starting tailback for the second preseason game.

Fantasy Goo: When it was first announced that Rawls would get the start I thought nothing of it, teams usually rest their banged-up players week 2 anyway. Week 3 is what we really care about, but if they’re resting Rawls this week that becomes somewhat questionable. We should probably consider this a full blown committee at this point, in which case you can read our “League Winners” article to see who I think is worthy of drafting in this backfield.


08/17/17, 09:24 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Thomas Rawls

Seattle Seahawks

Seattle's Crowded Backfield


Seattle Seahawks RB Thomas Rawls ankle injury will hold him out of week 2 preseason action on Friday. It’s being called a minor injury and Eddie Lacy is now expected to be the starting tailback for the second preseason game.

Fantasy Goo: When it was first announced that Rawls would get the start I thought nothing of it, teams usually rest their banged-up players week 2 anyway. Week 3 is what we really care about, but if they’re resting Rawls this week that becomes somewhat questionable. We should probably consider this a full blown committee at this point, in which case you can read our “League Winners” article to see who I think is worthy of drafting in this backfield.


08/17/17, 09:24 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Andrew Luck

Indianapolis Colts

Indy Needs Some Luck


There has been quite a bit of concern about Andrew Luck’s availability to start the season on the active roster after offseason surgery. Hartbeat points out that, “Colts seem confident in Luck for week 1 as they haven't changed their playbook.” There is a concern about his offensive line though as starting C Ryan Kelly is likely to find himself on the designated IR for return after foot surgery.

Fantasy Goo: Luck put together a 2016 season with a career best 71.2 QBR and a 92.4 PFF grade. If he’s healthy he’s a must start, and his ADP has fallen nearly two rounds since August first. He is now being drafted as the eighth QB off the board. Check out the Draft Kit vol.3 to get the full goo.


08/17/17, 08:57 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Aaron Jones

Green Bay Packers

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08/17/17, 10:10 AM CDT by The Hartbeat

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Curtis Samuel

Carolina Panthers

Samuel Back in Pads


Curtis Samuel was back in full pads for today's practice (Wednesday), he has missed almost all of training camp with a hamstring problem that began as a issue in the spring. He's been out for so long that it's hard to see him having a immediate early-season role.

Fantasy Goo: Samuel is the ultimate utility knife if he can get healthy, he can pick up the big plays vacated by Ginn and match anything fellow rookie McCaffrey does in the passing game.


08/16/17, 08:15 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Ty Montgomery

Green Bay Packers

Green Bay Rookie's on Display


“Ty Montgomery’s likely absence from Saturday night’s preseason game at Washington will put an even bigger spotlight on the depth-chart battle involving three of Green Bay’s third-day draft picks. Williams is the front-runner in part because he’s shown the best aptitude for pass protection in the backfield. Jones has displayed a different gear in the open field that he’d love to show off in a game if he gets a crease. Mays is the best example of compact power, at 5-10 and 230 pounds.”

Fantasy Goo:Ty performed very well last year with the 3rd best juke rate of 34% and the best yards per contact per touch of all RBs at 2.8. The issue with Montgomery is Jamaal Williams is in line to take away the short yardage work and it’s unclear what type of volume Ty can handle as he rushed double digits in only 1 game.


08/16/17, 07:58 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.packers.com


Jamaal Williams

Green Bay Packers

Green Bay Rookie's on Display


“Ty Montgomery’s likely absence from Saturday night’s preseason game at Washington will put an even bigger spotlight on the depth-chart battle involving three of Green Bay’s third-day draft picks. Williams is the front-runner in part because he’s shown the best aptitude for pass protection in the backfield. Jones has displayed a different gear in the open field that he’d love to show off in a game if he gets a crease. Mays is the best example of compact power, at 5-10 and 230 pounds.”

Fantasy Goo:Ty performed very well last year with the 3rd best juke rate of 34% and the best yards per contact per touch of all RBs at 2.8. The issue with Montgomery is Jamaal Williams is in line to take away the short yardage work and it’s unclear what type of volume Ty can handle as he rushed double digits in only 1 game.


08/16/17, 07:58 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.packers.com


Jaron Brown

Arizona Cardinals

Jaron Number Two?


Larry Fitzgerald is the No. 1 wideout. Brown? “He’s No. 2 right now,” Coach Bruce Arians said Tuesday.
“I’ve been here for a while,” Jaron Brown said. “Every camp is different. We obviously have injuries, and that gives me an opportunity. I just try to take advantage.

Fantasy Goo: I could see Jaron shooting up draft boards, and I like him as a last round dart throw, but this just makes that receiving corps all the more crowded. A torn ACL prevented Jaron from possibly breaking-out last year. Yesterday we thought JJ Nelson would emerge, I’m sure we will be re-visiting this regularly.


08/16/17, 04:21 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Cole Beasley

Dallas Cowboys

Beasley Under the Radar


NFL Next Gen Stats have revealed many of their numbers to the public recently. Hartbeat picked this one out on Twitter: Cole Beasley adding another advanced stat that he thrives in, Top 10 in separation among all pass catchers.

Fantasy Goo: Beasley was one of the most efficient weapons in the NFL last year. His Defense-adjusted Yards above Replacement and Defense-adjusted Value over Average ranked as 5th best among WRs. For more on Beasley and others check out the Pyro Pulse podcast episode 6, WR Tiers.


08/15/17, 05:08 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


John Brown

Arizona Cardinals

John Brown’s Health Back in Question


WR John Brown looking like sickle cell IS NOT being managed by the Cardinals. Could be another injury plagued season for Brown. Arians said WR John Brown not practicing full time is a concern (He's been participating in certain drills during practice).

Fantasy Goo: JJ Nelson was the WR11 in PPR scoring weeks 13-17, it appears as though we should be drafting Nelson as one of our late round flyers immediately. If the Brown news continues to be negative we will begin to see Nelson’s stock rise. Jaron Brown and Chad Williams are names we should also keep an eye on, but Arians has complained about their lack of performance publicly.


08/15/17, 04:28 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Maxx Williams

Baltimore Ravens

Maxx Looks Slow, Open Door for Watson


“Tight end Maxx Williams deserves a ton of credit for persevering through a serious knee surgery and getting back onto the field this summer. But in watching him run, it’s still pretty clear that he has a ways to go. He has bulked up and gotten considerably stronger, so it will be interesting to see whether he becomes more of a blocking tight end, assuming he’s on the season-opening roster.”

fantasy Goo: Ben Watson appears to be worth a last round flier. Denis Pitta was the number eight TE overall last year and he only scored 2 TD’s. Watson was the number 6 TE in 2015 with Drew Brees throwing him 6 TD’s.


08/15/17, 03:54 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: www.baltimoresun.com


Ryan Mathews

Philadelphia Eagles

Ryan Matthews Released


After passing his physical earlier today, The Eagles have informed former starting RB Ryan Mathews that he's been released. This move was completely expected, the Eagles save a bunch of money by releasing him now.

Fantasy Goo: Hartbeat would like to see him land in: IND, SF, MIA or CHI (all backup roles). I think the Giants or Ravens should see what he has left in the tank, even if it’s just a few games Matthews is a talented back, he’s just been drenched with injuries. I don’t think the team that picks him up has to pay much for him.


08/15/17, 03:30 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Devonta Freeman

Atlanta Falcons

Freeman in Concussion Protocol


Coach Quinn says Devonta Freeman is in concussion protocol, will be ruled out for Sunday's game. This really means nothing if he’s back by next week, but if this lingers like Jay Ajayi’s concussion, Coleman might actually be worth his draft value in the sixth round.

Fantasy Goo: Despite being only 206 lbs he had the 3rd most RZ carries with 53. Although Coleman is an extremely strong receiver Freeman was still top 5 in catches among RBs on only a 63% snap share.


08/14/17, 04:34 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Leonard Fournette

Jacksonville Jaguars

Fournette Battling Same Issues


Jaguars rookie RB Leonard Fournette suffered a foot injury and HC Doug Marrone said team intends to be "careful with him." Fournette battled a recurring foot/ankle injury throughout his final season at LSU. It was a real problem most of the year.

Fantasy Goo: Fournette was clocked running 22.9 MPH at LSU last season, for reference Tyreek Hill was the NFLs fastest player at 23.2MPH. It appears as though Jacksonville is being cautious, but rookies need to get on the field and learn the nuances of the NFL, especially pass blocking.


08/14/17, 03:31 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Jordan Matthews

Buffalo Bills

Matthews Must Play With Pain


Bills' WR Jordan Mathews has what team is calling "a chip fracture in his sternum" and is week to week.
The good news is that it’s just a pain tolerance issue. The bad news is that it can be pretty painful.

Fantasy Goo: Matthews move to Buffalo had very little effect on his projections, but with lack of practice with his new team he will almost certainly get off to a slow start. Check the Pyro Pulse Podcast (Ep.5) to get the hot, sticky goo on how this affects the value of the other Bills and Eagles skill players.


08/14/17, 03:29 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Marqise Lee

Jacksonville Jaguars

Lee High Ankle Sprain Opens Door for Hurns, Again


Jaguars WR Marqise Lee suffered a high-ankle sprain, source said. He'll push hard to be ready for Week 1, but caution could push it back.

Fantasy Goo: Lee was the 39th overall pick of the 2014 draft. In 2016 he caught a career-high 63 passes for 851 yards and three touchdowns. He was finally healthy after continuous injuries the last two years. I think many would rank him higher if we could be sure that he has beaten Allen Hurns out for regular targets.


08/14/17, 02:56 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Jordan Reed

Washington Redskins

Reed Has "Special Shoes"


“Redskins tight end Jordan Reed said his new cleats and orthotics have made a difference for his sprained big toe. Reed said, "I'll be out there shortly." He remains on the PUP list.”

Fantasy Goo: Jay Gruden has made it very clear that the offense runs through Jordan Reed, this was never more prominent than when the Redskins let their two best WRs based on production walk this offseason. Reed has obviously red flags when it comes to injuries, he is one dirty hit away from a career ending concussion. When he is healthy, there is no TE that I would rather have, Reed has averaged the most fantasy points per game over the past two seasons and is targeted on a minimum of 15% of his routes.
For more see Hartbeat TE Gold Diggers vol.1


08/13/17, 08:24 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Sterling Shepard

New York Giants

Shepard Back in Practice


“Just 11 days after he was carted off the practice field with an ankle injury fearing the worst, Shepard practiced fully with his teammates on Sunday. There appeared to be very few restrictions on the second-year receiver, who also didn't seem to be favoring his injured ankle at all.”

Fantasy Goo: Shepard finished second among rookie WRs in targets, catches, yards and touchdowns. In general, second year WRs see a jump in fantasy production by 16%, but Sterling is more likely to move in an inverse fashion. With the Giants bringing in Brandon Marshall and Evan Engram, Shepard is the most likely to see a decrease in targets. See Hartbeat, WR Gold Diggers vol.1 for more.


08/13/17, 07:55 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Robby Anderson

New York Jets

Robby With Early Bomb


With Enunwa out for the season the New York Jets will be looking for one of their young receivers to step-up. On their first drive Josh McCown connected with Robby Anderson for a 53 yard gain and finished the drive with a 4-yard TD pass to Charone Peake. Anderson finished the first half with three receptions for 71 yards.

Fantasy Goo: Anderson could be a nice late-round flyer, but this offense doesn’t project for much fire-power. Anderson projects for a 63/830/4 line and Peake is nothing more than a DFS GPP play or possible bye-week flyer.


08/13/17, 08:14 AM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Travis Kelce

Kansas City Chiefs

Kelce to Return Next Week


After the game, Chiefs coach Andy Reid provided an update on a few of those guys, specifically Travis Kelce. “They are close,” Reid noted of those three guys. “(They will) potentially get some work this next week, we’ll just see how it goes. They’ve got a big rehab session (Saturday), so we’ll see.”

Fantasy Goo: Since he fractured his patella in 2013 and missed his entire rookie campaign, Kelce has not missed a game. Kelce led all TEs last season in fantasy points, but he also thrived under advanced metrics, also leading the league in Success Rate on 65% of his plays. – Hartbeat
I five games without Maclin on the field over the past two years Kelce averages 2.76 more PPR points per game even though he did not score a TD in any of them.


08/12/17, 07:56 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Jay Ajayi

Miami Dolphins

Ajayi Still in Concussion Protocol


Running backs coach Danny Barrett believes Kenyan Drake could be an every-down back if Jay Ajayi misses multiple games. He said Drake is “more reliable, more dependable, being where he’s supposed to be – especially in our passing game”

Fantasy Goo: I’m not necessarily buying what they’re selling, but Ajayi out for 10 days so far does concern me. Gase was not happy with Ajayi to start last year and it was a work-ethic issue. A concussion requires medical clearance and cannot be put in the same category, but Gase seems to have the old-school mentality of, “you can’t make the club from the tub.” If Ajayi is out for any amount of time we can expect about a 50/50 split from Drake and Damien Williams, neither is built for work-horse carries.


08/12/17, 06:23 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Kenyan Drake

Miami Dolphins

Ajayi Still in Concussion Protocol


Running backs coach Danny Barrett believes Kenyan Drake could be an every-down back if Jay Ajayi misses multiple games. He said Drake is “more reliable, more dependable, being where he’s supposed to be – especially in our passing game”

Fantasy Goo: I’m not necessarily buying what they’re selling, but Ajayi out for 10 days so far does concern me. Gase was not happy with Ajayi to start last year and it was a work-ethic issue. A concussion requires medical clearance and cannot be put in the same category, but Gase seems to have the old-school mentality of, “you can’t make the club from the tub.” If Ajayi is out for any amount of time we can expect about a 50/50 split from Drake and Damien Williams, neither is built for work-horse carries.


08/12/17, 06:23 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: twitter.com


Jordan Matthews

Buffalo Bills

Bills replace Watkins with Jordan Matthews


“Bills acquired WR Jordan Matthews and a 2018 third-round pick from the Eagles in exchange for CB Ronald Darby.” I’m not quite sure what the Bills are thinking here, they now have three (Zay Jones, Anquan Boldin) receivers that play predominantly out of the slot.

Fantasy Goo: For Matthews this is pretty much a lateral move, if he continues to play from the slot. He is far more successful from the slot compared to playing the outside receiver positions. Podcast (Ep.5) to get the hot, sticky goo on how this affects the value of the other Bills and Eagles skill players.


08/11/17, 07:38 PM CDT by Wheeler

Source: pyromaniac.com

Pickups & Drops - Week 1 / '13

Pickups & Drops - Week 1 / '13

Posted by d-Rx on 09/09/13

by   The Archer


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Julian Edleman – WR – Patriots

 The Patriots are looking for someone to step up in the receiving game and it was Julian Edleman who was the most impressive in week 1.  Edleman was targeted 9 times and finished with 7 catches for 79 yards and 2 touchdowns.  There is a lot of competition for targets in New England, but it seems that Edleman is a player that will be an integral part of this offense going forward.

 
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E.J. Manual – QB – Bills

 E.J Manuel did not light up the scoreboard in his first NFL game, but he showed some nice flashes of what is to come in his career.  Manuel threw two 18-yard touchdowns to Robert Woods and Stevie Johnson.  Manuel completed 66% of his passes, did not throw an interception and showed his ability to run with 23 yards on 3 carries.  This is an encouraging start for the rookie, and while he only threw for 150 yards, you can see the potential.

 
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Chad Henne – QB – Jaguars

 Chad Henne lost the starting job to Blaine Gabbert in the preseason, but he may have handed the job back to Henne with his week one performance.  Gabbert was awful; completing 16 of 35 passes for a putrid 121 yards and 2 interceptions.  Then to add injury to insult, Gabbert got injured and required 15 stiches on his right hand.  There is a good chance Henne will start next week and if he plays well be the starter the rest of the season.

 
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Robert Woods – WR – Bills

 Rookie Robert Woods only had one catch in his debut, but it was an 18-yard touchdown.  Woods is a player that has a lot potential, and is getting the chance to play as a rookie.  His chemistry with E.J. Manuel will continue to improve over the season and he will become a more viable threat in the coming weeks.

 

Kenbrell Thompkins – WR – Patriots

 Thompkins did not have the most productive game with only 4 catches for 42 yards in his first NFL game.  The big takeaway for Kenbrell is the fact that he was targeted 14 times in the game.  Obviously he is going to need to improve on his catch to target ratio, but a few more weeks working on chemistry with Tom Brady should lead to a breakout game real soon.

 
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Brian Hartline – WR – Dolphins

 Brian Hartline was targeted 15 times and had 9 catches for 114 yards and a touchdown.  There seems to be some chemistry issue between Ryan Tannehill and Mike Wallace and Hartline is the major beneficiary of this.  Wallace is going to draw more attention every week, and Hartline will have a chance to be a more consistent player this year with Tannehill feeling comfortable looking his way.


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Jerome Simpson – WR – Vikings

 Greg Jennings may have signed a big contract to come to Minnesota, but it was Jerome Simpson who stole the show in the receiving game for the Vikings.  Simpson hauled in 7 catches for 140 yards, and was the only receiver that was able to stretch the field for Christian Ponder.  Simpson is better known for his ability to do flips over defenders to score a touchdown, but this may be the year he is fantasy relevant.

 
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Terrelle Pryor – QB – Raiders

 Pryor was one of our deep deep sleepers, who then became a deep sleeper, but now he is a hot waiver wire commodity.  We had been all over Pryor who has the ability to run, which is so important when you quarterback the Raiders offense.  Pryor showed amazing ability to make plays through the air and on the ground.  Terrelle ran 13 times for a 112 yards, a day that Darren McFadden would love to have, and threw for 217 yards, 1 touchdown and 2 interceptions.  Pryor is the next Tim Tebow, with better ability to throw the ball.



Kenny Stills – WR – Saints

 Kenny Stills is the new deep threat target for Drew Brees.  The Saints may have signed Robert Meachem back to the team, but rookie Kenny Stills is doing the job he used to have with the team.  Stills showed his big play ability with 2 catches for 86 yards, including a long catch for 67 yards.  Stills has a lot of upside and the Saints are always trying to pressure defenses and take shots downfield, and that means more opportunities await this rookie.

  

Kellen Winslow – TE – Jets

 Kellen Winslow has remerged in New York and looked good as the safety blanket for Geno Smith.  Winslow finished the game with 7 catches for 79 yards and a touchdown.  Geno Smith is being forced into the starting role for the Jets and is in over his head right now.  Smith is going to check down a lot, and Kellen Winslow is going to be the beneficiary of this.

 

Jermaine Kearse – WR – Seahawks

 Jermaine Kearse was making plays all preseason and earned himself a role in the Seahawks offense.  He is a playmaker who showed that ability on Sunday with 2 catches for 49 yards, including a 43-yard touchdown.  Kearse is playing himself into more playing time and he and Russell Wilson are displaying nice chemistry.  Kearse should see his role increase in the coming weeks.

 


Andre Roberts – WR – Cardinals

 What difference a quarterback can make, and Andre Roberts took advantage of having Carson Palmer hauling in 8 catches for 97 yards.  Roberts was able to work the underneath routes extremely well, while Larry Fitzgerald and Michael Floyd stretched the field.  Roberts should continue to be effective in the passing game, as Carson Palmer likes to spread the ball around.

 

Julius Thomas – TE – Broncos

 Julius Thomas burst onto the scene with his 5 catches for 110 yards and 2-touchdown performance against the Ravens. There is no doubt he will be the hottest commodity on the waiver wire, and will have a chance to have some more nice games, although probably not as good as this one.  The Broncos still have a ton of offensive weapons and Thomas just adds to that list now.

    

Knowshon Moreno – RB – Broncos

 While Peyton Manning was having a career day, the Broncos running game looked lost.  Montee Ball and Ronnie Hillman both were unimpressive, while Knowshon Moreno made the most of his opportunities.  Moreno ended up with 9 carries, the most on the team, for 28 yards, but added another 37 yards on 3 catches.  Knowshown has a good chance to move up the depth chart, just like he did at the end of last season.  His ability to be effective in the passing game, and his willingness to be a blocker will earn him more playing time. 


Joique Bell – RB – Lions

 Joique Bell had the second most carries for this Lions in week 1 with 6 for 25 yards, but also ran 2 touchdowns.  Bell also added 5 catches for 67 yards and has secured himself the backup role to Reggie Bush.  The Lions seemed primed to move away from Mikel Leshoure, who did not have even 1 carry in the game.  Bell showed his ability to be effective in the passing game last season with 52 catches and is picking up where he left off.  Bell is going to continue to get opportunities in the Lions offense and should be the goal line back to keep Reggie Bush healthy all season. 



Pierre Thomas – RB – Saints

 Pierre is in a crowed backfield in New Orleans, but he was the most impressive one running the football in week 1.  Thomas had 9 carries for 43 yards, while Mark Ingram also had 9 carries that went for only 11 yards.  Pierre also added 4 catches, as he continues to be a part of the passing offense.  The Saints are still searching for who the running back will be to carry the ball inside the tackles and this the last chance Ingram had to hold onto the job and Pierre may be taking that away from him. 

 


Andre Ellington – RB – Cardinals

 Andre Ellington did not have a very big stat line in week 1 with only 1 catch for 13 yards, but his opportunity is going to come.  Rashard Mendenhall is still the starter and it was Alfonso Smith who drew backup duty on Sunday and was not impressive.  Smith had 10 carries for 26 yards and also fumbled the ball.  When Ellington had his catch he showed his speed and elusiveness and it will only be a matter of time before he starts getting carries. 

 


Le'Veon Bell – RB – Steelers

 Le’Veon Bell should be grabbed off the waiver wire if you need help at running back and can wait a few weeks.  The Steelers have nobody at running back, as La’Rod Stephens Howling led the team in rushing in week 1 with 19 yards on 6 carries, but he also tore his ACL and is out for the season.  The Steelers have brought back Jonathan Dwyer, so it is clear that as soon as Bell is healthy he will be the man.  

 


Marlon Brown – WR – Ravens

 The Ravens may have found the receiver to play opposite of Torrey Smith in Marlon Brown.  Brown had 4 catches for 65 yards and a touchdown in week 1, and the rookie from Georgia will look to continue this in week 2.  Brown has all the measurable to be a force to be reckoned with standing at 6’5” and 205 pounds.  Brown is also going to get more chances while Jacoby Jones is out for 4-6 weeks. 

 


Ace Sanders – WR – Jaguars

 Ace Sanders and the rest of the Jaguar receivers had a rough game in week 1, but this rookie slot receiver is going to be a bigger part of this offense as the season moves on. Blaine Gabbert, who looked good in preseason, looked horrible in week 1 and then injured his right hand and needed 15 stiches.  If Chad Henne gets the start next week, which looks to be the case, this will give a boost to the Jaguar receivers and Sanders may be able to show a lot more.  He is still worth a flier in deep leagues.  

 


Rod Streater – WR – Raiders

 Rod Streater was the leading receiver for the Raiders in week 1, hauling in 5 catches for 70 yards.  Terelle Pryor was effective in week 1 and Streater was his most consistent threat on the day.  With Pryor at quarterback you are not going to expect many, if any, 300-yard passing games which limits the impact that Streater will have over the season, as he may not many if any 100-yard receiving games, but he is going to be a favorite target of Pryor.

   

Nate Burleson – WR – Lions

Ryan Broyles was the name that being thrown around as the guy who will be the true second fiddle to Calvin Johnson, but it was the 11 year veteran receiver in Nate Burleson who still has something to say about that, and he had his chance as Broyles was inactive.  Burleson was the most effective receiver in week 1 with 6 catches for 78 yards.  The Lions are still a pass happy offense and Burleson is going to get opportunities each week.  Calvin is still the man, but Burleson should be a consistent threat for points, just not the monster games.

  
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Percy Harvin – WR – Seahawks

This is just another friendly reminder that if Percy Harvin is on our waiver wire you should grab him.  He is expected back around week 12 or 13, but he feels that he will be back even sooner.  There is not going to be another receiver on the waiver wire that will have the potential impact on your team that Harvin will when he comes back this season.  If he does come back around week 8, which Harvin is predicating, he will be the waiver wire pick up that wins championships for owners who were smart enough to grab him. 

 

Da’Rel Scott – RB – Giants

 David Wilson must really hate opening days and the Dallas Cowboys as it was a double repeat of last season where he fumbled on his second carry.  This time Wilson fumbled twice in 7 carries and was benched yet again.  This opened the door for Da’Rel Scott, who came in and was effective with 5 carries for 23 yards and 5 catches for 51 yards.  There is one thing that Tom Coughlin hates more than anything and that is fumbling.  If Andre Brown was still healthy he would have the job, but Scott is going to see a lot of those carries until he returns.  If Wilson does not fix the fumblitis then Scott will still see carries when Brown returns.   

 

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