Here it is, another week of NFL preseason games. Hopefully your fantasy football players are more involved this week, so we might get a better idea about how each team will look like in the regular season. It’s critical to keep up with the NFL changing landscape, because it gives you a jump on the waiver wire and possible trade scenarios. My efforts concentrated on the younger players and/or new team additions. Here are some quick observations based on around the first three-quarters of each game:
Chiefs vs Panthers
The return of Cam Newton disappointed to say the least. He looked a bit gimpy at times, especially when he rolled away from impending blitzers. The quarterback’s upper body is still shows the power to throw the ball on a wire 50+ yards downfield without a solid base. Rookie receiver Kelvin Benjamin got behind the defense a few times. Once, Cam missed him with too much torque, but the second time Benjamin made the catch between three defenders. It was a thing of beauty, because he caught the ball at its highest point and shielded the ball away from all three defenders. Much injured Jonathan Stewart has some burst and power back, but how long will it last? Good thing Carolina has one of the most dominant front seven defensive fronts in the league.