Winning in Arizona may not be winning in fantasy football
Sure the Packers were without running backs James Starks (foot) and Cedric Benson (just signed), but this offensive line doesn't look very good. Oh and there's that whole thing of the Packers not caring to commit to the run, too. I'm punting here.
Dolphins rook quarterback Ryan Tannehill hasn't been great, but he hit 11 of 23 passes for 100 yards without a score or turnover against the Carolina Panthers. He saw his first start in the game and, barring some major turn of events, I expect him to start the season opener. Miami's receivers are largely ignored already as it is, but I still think Davone Bess deserves consideration. He was another name I mentioned in six fantasy football receivers to target late piece.
I wanted to get on board with Colts receiver Austin Collie, who has had a nice training camp. I really did. Luck seems to like him and he's looked sharp in practice. Unfortunately, his durability keeps scaring me away. He left the team's game against Pittsburgh with concussion-like symptoms. Just as he can't stay on the field, I can't buy in.
The Cardinals probably wish they could send Kevin Kolb back to the Philadelphia Eagles. He started the second preseason game, but struggled again. He finished 3 of 6 for 22 yards. John Skelton hit all three of his passes for 23 yards and a score. This appears to be Skelton's job to lose, but that's not a ringing endorsement by any means.
The more I watch of the Redskins running game, the more I think I don't want to have anything to do with it. Alfred Morris (10-34-0) started this week's game a week after Evan Royster (2-20-0) started; Royster worked as the third down back in this one. Roy Helu (Achilles') and Tim Hightower (knee) never took the field. The more I think about this situation, the more I think Mike Shanahan is going to play games all season with his starting backfield.
It was a bad break (pardon the pun) for Chargers receiver Vincent Brown (ankle), who I was quite high on until he suffered a broken left ankle over the weekend. He had surgery and will probably miss at least the first five games. He shouldn't be drafted now, but keep an eye on his progress early in the year.
The more I watch of the New York Jets, the less I want to. There is nothing at quarterback to depend on, as the Tim Tebow distraction is going to be enough to mess with Mark Sanchez all season. The offensive line isn't blocking well at all. Sanchez hit 9 of 11 passes for 59 yards, while throwing a pick six in the process. He didn't look comfortable at all. Tebow looked like he typically does through the air: Rough. He hit just 5 of 14 passes for 69 yards. There is absolutely nothing to become excited about here and this team has disaster written all over it.
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About Ryan R. Bonini
Founding KFFL in 1996, Bonini now serves as VP of Fantasy Sports Solutions for USA
TODAY SPORTS, KFFL's parent company. Bonini was named 2009 Fantasy Football Writer
of the Year by the FSWA,
received honors with the Best Fantasy Football Series in '10 and was named into their Hall of Fame in '13.
His work has been found in USA TODAY Sports, Yahoo!
Sports, FOX Sports, CBS Sports, NFL.com, and many others. He has also been featured
on numerous radio programs around the country. Bonini is a member of the PFWA,
FSWA and FSTA.
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