Fantasy Football Preseason Week 2 Review
Felix Jones: It’s is year and showed that he’s capable of running with it last night going for 56 yards on seven carries. Like Dez, he came out maybe too excited as he exposed himself to a few tough hits. Nonetheless, when Garrett took over Felix started to flourish at the end of last season finishing with 77 total yards or more in the last eight games.
Beanie Wells: With Ryan Williams going down with an injury, Wells is clearly the top dog in AZ. He actually looked sharp during the game. Making the most out of a bad screen pass and showing a bit of Beanie burst. While the opportunity to get 1,000 is there, I still doubt how long he’ll last.
Mark Sanchez: Not a sexy pic, unless you like his GQ spread, but like Eli a few years ago he has the weapons around him. Holmes is a top 10 WR, Burress a nice compliment, Mason will work the slot, and Keller has been a reliable/favorite target for years. Can he play in the regular season like he does the playoffs?
John Beck: Showed good poise and accuracy on the run for the Redskins. He’s the favorite to win the job and either one could put up 20 TDs in this offense.
Antonio Brown: He looks poised to start opposite of Mike Wallace and as a result be in line for lots of targets. Has shown good chemistry with Ben this preseason and with teams doubling Wallace, Brown will see the ball a lot. The sleeper has awoken.
Brandon Gibson: Started 10+ games last year and appears ready to be the #1 outside receiver in the opener. Sam will spread it, I like Kendricks as a sleeper TE and Amendola in PPR, but Gibson could be worth a late round pick as a big bodied possession receiver.
Lee Evans: Led the Ravens in receiving yards in the first half. Should have a better season than in 2010 despite little time to prepare since Joe Flacco has the arm to get him the ball.
Julius Thomas: Got the start and made a catch on the first play of the game. The rookie is only in his 2nd year of football and has drawn comparisons of Gates in training camp.
Daniel Thomas: The former Jayhawk has struggled to run between the tackles as I predicted. Meanwhile, Bush got off to a fast start with “Captain Checkdown”. Before the game it was expected to be a 17/12 touch ratio, but with Reggie looked explosive and probably motivated that could separate more. Interestly, Lex Hillard came in after Thomas was stoned at the goal-line
Tomlinson: Lost a step at the end of last year and doesn’t look like he got it back, carrying 9 times for 16 yards Sunday.
Manning: Didn’t think he would miss time, but now a little worried with no practice time and tough opening schedule. Eli looks really inconsistent as well, so I don’t think he’s the bargain pick others are touting him to be.
Crabtree: Still a few weeks away from running and practicing. Braylon Edwards becomes the #1 and represents solid value at that stage of the draft.
Washington: Run game impressed again. Hightower remains the lead back, while Helu flashed his speed going over 100 yards. Hightower is a great value in drafts right now as the OL is clicking, even if it’s the preseason.
Denver: Knowshon looked good, he apparently lost 10 lbs in the off-season. Willis will still see some kind of a split but an encouraging outing from the former Bulldog.
Jared Cook had yards on receptions, including a leaping catch to save a Locker overthrow for the second straight week.
Kendall Hunter and Ben Tate killed it, in separate games, going 95+ on 9 carries.
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