In this weekly column, I typically explore some young players who haven’t made much of a consistent impact to date on their fantasy football teams. Some players may be available on your waiver wire, some may be available via a cheap or moderate trade. Acquiring or not acquiring one of these players could decide how well your dynasty or keeper team does for the next few years. One of these players is taking the Twitter and fantasy-verse by storm, Larry Donnell. He had his own hash tag trending this past Friday. The other, quarterback Mike Glennon, was a surprise starter his rookie year and got demoted due to a coaching change before the start of 2014. Here are my thoughts:
TE Larry Donnell, NYG- Perhaps one of this year’s biggest surprises is the second year Grambling walk-on to the Giants tight end (nfl.com reports he is in his second year and rotoworld.com states that he is in his third season). Of course, every week I try to evaluate at least one player from the Thursday night game and Donnell exceeded all expectations. His versatility playing inline tight end, full back, split out-wide, and as a wingback impressed me. When you first look at him, the young tight end looks all tall and lanky, but his amazing catch radius does the talking. Donnell caught passes at the ball highest point, in his stomach, off his hip, and right out in front of his body in stride.