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In this weekly column, I will explore some young players that haven’t made much of an impact to date. Some players may be available on your waiver wire; some may be available via a cheap/moderate trade. Acquiring these players could decide how well your dynasty/keeper team does for the next few years.
David Nelson has already warmed the hearts of Buffalo Bills fans with his last-minute TD catch to win the game! I first wrote about him in December 2010. With Roscoe Parrish on I/R and Lee Evans out-of-town, Nelson is a great #2 WR to Stevie Johnson. He has been productive this year catching 14-149 yards and a TD on 19 targets. It might surprise you that David Nelson finished his last four healthy games last year with 14-164 yards and 3 TDs on 15 targets. If you can grab him off the waivers, do it! For the rest of the story: http://www.fantasyalarm.com/the-young-bucks-week-3/
Every week I will take a look at the rookie play to gage how some of the rookies were used. I will then try to decide if you should pick these rookies up from your waiver wire or attempt to secure them in a trade.
Julio Jones looks a lot different with Nnamdi Asomugha draped all over him. Jones managed to catch 2 for 29 yards on 8 targets. There were a few spectacular catches he might have left on the field, but he is forgiven with the one of the two top CBs on him. The two catches he did have made me believe things will only get better this year.
Jacquizz Rodgers did not see a lot of the field, but he was used almost as much as Jason Snelling, the #2 RB for the Falcons. I really liked his red zone carry that he got down to the 3, which Turner took in the next play. He is a dynasty play and is getting better. To read the rest click here: http://www.fantasyalarm.com/rookie-report-week-2/
Please redhead community forgive me, but Andy Dalton is no Sonny Jurgenson. Will the red hair have an impact? There is more concern if the Bengals can run the ball effectively with Cedric Benson (once jail time is served) as defenses can feed on a one-dimensional attack. I can’t think of a team with a rookie quarterback that has better receiving weapons: AJ Green, Jerome Simpson, Jordan Shipley, TE Jermaine Gresham, and scat back Bernard Scott. New offensive co-ordinator, Jay Gruden, now faces the tough task of getting rookie Dalton ready to face NFL defenses that are unlike anything this TCU grad has ever seen. What is his fantasy outlook this year and beyond? To read the rest click here: http://www.fantasyalarm.com/2011-fantasy-football-rookie-report-andy-dalton-qb-cincinnati-bengals/
The World Champion Green Bay Packers were not worried about their team during the unsettled times without a CBA agreement. The strong management and coaching staff went about business as usual by building their team in the draft and letting the free agent cards fall where they may. The fortunate Packers selected WR Randall Cobb with the last pick of the second round. Then the organization re-signed James Jones at the supposed insistence of Aaron Rodgers. If last year tells us anything, Rodgers needs plenty of weapons as Green Bay doesn’t want to miss a beat when injuries strike. The question is what impact will Cobb bring to Green Bay and how soon will he see the field?
Click here for the rest of the story: http://www.fantasyalarm.com/2011-fantasy-football-rookie-report-randall-cobb-wr-green-bay-packers/
Some people never change, especially not Al Davis, who will prove that to you with his choice in Raiders jogging suits. Davis needs his “speed freaks” which is apparent in his choices of wide receivers over the years: Willie Gault, Jerry Porter, and Darrius Heyward Bey. True to form, Davis drafted Denarius Moore; however, unlike years past, he waited to get Moore in the 5th round of the 2011 NFL Draft. The Raiders have no strong armed quarterback to get him the ball, instead Jason Campbell is there. Campbell doesn’t have Kenny Stabler’s arm, nor does he have Rich Gannon’s, or even JaMarcus Russel’s arm. Another point of concern is two of the team’s best blockers in OG Robert Gallery and TE Zach Miller left with former head coach Tom Cable to go to Seattle.
Click here for the rest of the article: http://www.fantasyalarm.com/2011-fantasy-football-rookie-report-denarius-moore-wr-oakland-raiders/
The era of “Air Coryell” seems to be back in San Diego. QB Phillip Rivers has attempted at least 478 passes, thrown for over 4000 yards, and, at least, passed for 28 TDs in each of the past three years. Rivers does not slow down for receivers’ injuries or holdouts (thanks for that Vincent Jackson). Out of the past four years, Vincent Jackson lead Chargers receiver for two years and the other two years “Mr. Super Charger” himself, Antonio Gates, lead the team. During the 2011 NFL Draft, the future of the Chargers WRs was much in doubt. Vincent Jackson had filed a lawsuit against the NFL. Every NFL organization had no idea who would be free agents, but it was very possible that both starting WRs Jackson and Malcolm Floyd could leave with little on the roster to replace them. The Chargers decided bolster their receiving core by spending their 3rd round pick on local WR Vincent Brown, who played down the street at San Diego State.
Click here for the rest of the story: http://www.fantasyalarm.com/2011-fantasy-football-rookie-report-vincent-brown-wr-san-diego-chargers/
With former HC Jeff Fisher out of the Music City, the Titans are looking to make changes. Too bad at the time of this writing, the Titans have more questions than answers. Matt Hasselbeck looks to be a placeholder for Jake Locker, but may hold the job for a while. Top WR Kenny Britt is facing league suspension and all-world RB Chris Johnson is holding out, so it seems to be a great time to break in a rookie QB slowly. The Titans hope that they found the QB of their future in Locker.
To read the rest, click here: http://www.fantasyalarm.com/2011-fantasy-football-rookie-report-jake-locker-qb-tennessee-titans/
If you take nothing else out of this rookie report, remember Bill Belichick is not to be trusted in life or with running backs. Once again the New England backfield is up for grabs and as usual, there are many moving parts: BenJarvus Green-Ellis, Danny Woodhead, Shane Vereen, Stevan Ridley (huge first pre-season game), Sammy Morris, and Kevin Faulk. The Belichick way tells me that he wants everyone to guess the role of every RB on the New England roster. The best part of being a Patriot RB is the opposing defense keying on Brady first. This helps open up running lanes and New England returns with their o-line mostly intact.
To read the rest click here: http://www.fantasyalarm.com/2011-fantasy-football-rookie-report-shane-vereen-rb-new-england/
How much turmoil can a team take in a nine month period? Brett Favre retires supposedly for good, WR Sidney Rice and second/third string QB Tavaris Jackson take off to Seattle, and big DE Ray Edwards takes his services to Atlanta. The Minnesota front office starts replacing by these wholes by drafting QB Christian Ponder and trading for QB Donovan McNabb, then signing WRs Michael Jenkins and Devin Aromashodu to bolster their WR core which only had Percy Harvin and Bernard Berrian. Thank the maker for Adrian Peterson or this team would look worse. The Vikings already have a solid TE in Visanthe Shiancoe; however, they drafted Kyle Rudolph in the second round as he can help in both the running and passing games.
To read the rest of the story click here: http://www.fantasyalarm.com/2011-fantasy-football-rookie-report-kyle-rudolph-te-minnesota-vikings/