Monday, August 12, 2013

Boys Making Noise in the Preseason

Every year, players dominate the preseason, but rarely do they make an impact in fantasy land. However, with so many teams running with a committee in the backfield and holding on to those extra receivers to spread the field, some of these guys might actually be able to help during the regular season. Do not draft any of these guys, but keep an eye on them.

Quarterbacks

E.J. Manuel (BUF) - 16/21 107 yards 1 TD 28 rushing yards on 3 attempts, 24 long
  • I did not watch the game, just saw the highlights, but from what I am hearing, Manuel looked great.  His stats aren't anything special, but critics liked his game.  Good way to start to his career!
Kirk Cousins (WSH) - 6/7 52 yards TD
  • Everyone has their eyes on RGIII this season and if he can't stay healthy, Cousins will be a hot commodity!
T.J. Yates (HOU) - 13/21 151 yards TD
Case Keenum (HOU) - 13/18 125 yards TD
Matt Cassel (MIN) - 12/19 212 yards TD/INT

Running Backs

Joseph Randle (DAL) - 17 for 95 yards TD
  • Randle was able to score from the 1 yard line (just barely) and if he wants to have a role this season with a healthy DeMarco Murray, he has to keep up the good work.
LeGarrette Blount (NE) - 11 carries 101 yards 2 TD 51 long
Christine Michael (SEA) - 16 carries 89 yards 24 long
  • This is exactly why the Seahawks drafted Michael, but he will have very limited action this season.
Bryce Brown (PHI) - 5 carries 22 yards TD 8 long
Shonn Greene (TEN) - 5 carries 32 yards TD 19 long
Evan Royster (WSH) - 14 carries 62 yards 15 long
Roy Helu (WSH) - 13 carries 57 yards 13 long
Philip Tanner (DAL) - 17 for 84 yards TD
LaRod Stephens-Howling (PIT) - 7 rushes 40 yards 10 long
Cierre Wood (HOU) - 10 carries 59 yards 20 long
Rashad Jennings (OAK) - 9 carries for 39 yards 16 long
Khiry Robinson (NO) - 12 carries 52 yards 15 long
Kenjon Barner (CAR) - 9 carries 37 yards 1 TD 8 long lost fum
Jordan Todman (JAC) - 6 carries 45 yards 26 long
CJ Anderson (DEN) - 15 carries 69 yards 17 long


Wide Receivers

Cole Beasley (DAL) - 4 for 54 TD 23 long and a TD
Brice Butler (OAK) - 2 for 70 TD on 6 targets
Nick Toon (NO) - 4 catches 66 yards 5 targets 22 long
  • With Joe Morgan done for the season, Nick Toon is the only person stopping Nick Toon from catches passes in regular season games.  Drew Brees loves to spread the ball around so if Toon keeps catching his targets, he could become a useful bye week player or even step in for when Lance Moore and/or Marques Colston need to recover from whatever injury they are suffering that week!
Lester Jean (HOU) - 6 catches 52 yards TD 9 targets
DeAndre Hopkins (HOU) - 4 catches 52 yards 1 TD 5 targets 34 long
Cordarelle Patterson (MIN) - 4 catches 54 yards 8 targets 22 long
  • If Patterson is returning kicks all season long and getting production like this, he could have some extra value in leagues that count return yards.
Greg Salas (PHI) - 3 catches 54 yards 35 long 3 targets TD
Chris Givens (StL) - 3 catches 82 yards TD 59 long 3 targets
Marcus Easley (BUF) - 7 catches 94 yards on 7 targets 29 long
  • Stevie Johnson and rookie Robert Woods should be the Bills main options on offense, but there is always room for a 3rd receiver on every NFL team!
T.Y. Hilton (IND) - 3 catches 61 yards 1 TD 45 long - YOU CAN DRAFT HIM
Marquess Wilson (CHI) - 4 catches 82 yards 58 long 5 targets
Ben Obomanu (NYJ) - 4 catches 59 yards 24 long 5 targets
Stephen Williams (SEA) - 2 catches 83 yards TD 42 long 3 targets
Matt Willis (DET) - 3 catches 51 yards 1 TD 27 long 4 targets
David Gettis (CAR) - 3 catches 56 yards 5 targets 19 long
Raymond Radway (StL)  - 3 catches 78 yards TD 53 long 5 targets
Chad Bumphis (MIA) - 7 for 111 9 targets
Charles Hawkins (ARI) - 4 catches 92 yards on 4 targets 36 long
Andy Tanner (NO) - 3 catches 59 yards 37 long 5 targets

Tight Ends

Dustin Keller (MIA) - 3 catches 50 yards TD 2 targets 24 long - YOU CAN DRAFT HIM
Vance McDonald (SF) - 4 catches 66 yards 21 long 8 targets
Did you / would you, draft any of these guys this year?  Which of these guys do you see having the BEST fantasy season?  Leave your comments below!

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