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Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:36:46 -0700
Pittsburgh Steelers TE Heath Miller had a team-high five catches for 53 yards, including a 27-yard touchdown reception, in the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 21.
FANTASY TIP: Offseason knee surgery could help Miller rebound from a rough 2013 campaign, and he should be one of Ben Roethlisberger's main targets, especially in the red zone. If you wait to draft a starting tight end, Miller could be a nice grab later in drafts.
Source: ESPN.com - Scott Brown |
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 21:07:06 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles QB Nick Foles completed 19 of 29 passes for 179 yards with one touchdown and one interception during the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 21. He led the offense to three scoring drives in the first half.
FANTASY TIP: Foles and Chip Kelly's offensive system seem to be made for each other, and Foles is a starting-caliber fantasy quarterback in any format.
Source: The Associated Press |
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 20:34:04 -0700
Philadelphia Eagles RB LeSean McCoy (thumb) said he expects to be ready for the regular season after spraining his right thumb during the team's preseason game Thursday, Aug. 21.
FANTASY TIP: Any type of injury isn't ideal for a player of McCoy's caliber, but it doesn't look like this thumb sprain should affect his status as one of the top picks in fantasy drafts.
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer - Jeff McLane |
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:51:18 -0700
Tampa Bay Buccaners RB Doug Martin was called the team's "bell cow" running back by head coach Lovie Smith.
FANTASY TIP: Smith continues to make it clear that Martin is his main back despite wanting to rotate in other backs more often this season. Meanwhile, a shoulder injury to Mike James and ankle surgery for Charles Sims should further ensure that Martin continues to receive a heavy workload and remains a potential RB1.
Source: The Associated Press - Fred Goodall |
Thu, 21 Aug 2014 19:15:43 -0700
Buffalo Bills WR Sammy Watkins (ribs) did not participate in team drills during practice Thursday, Aug. 21, and he has not been cleared to play in the team's preseason game Saturday, Aug. 23.
FANTASY TIP: Watkins has more than enough talent to produce like a WR3 as a rookie, but he continues to miss time that he could be using to develop a rapport with EJ Manuel. Missing time in the preseason won't destroy Watkins' value, but it could lead to a slower start than previously expected.
Source: ESPN.com - Mike Rodak |