Training Camp Notes: Romo Palmer Animate

After taking the field for Thursday’s practice and Friday’s walkthrough, Tony Romo was held out of practice Friday to receive treatment on a stye in his left eye. While such an ailment generally heals itself in a couple days, he returned to drills Saturday, connecting with Dez Bryant on a deep touchdown strike at one point. Romo entered training camp with more flexibility regarding his activity from a season ago, when he never practiced more than two consecutive days and regularly missed the initial practice of each week. As a result, consider Friday’s absence a blip on the radar as he navigates training camp and the preseason slate.

DFS Amateur Hour – Friday Postscript

Due to the last minute Clayton Kershaw scratch, I had to scramble to re-set 11 of my 16 lineups and didn’t have time to post any commentary. I would have added some after the games started, but Heather had a work commitment and asked me to take over for her mom at 4:30 PT in watching Sasha, our three-year old. She assured me she’d be back at 5:00, at which point it would probably still have been worth it to post. But Heather didn’t come home until 5:45, by which too much had already happened.

Friday Training Camp Notes: Russell Wilson’s Wallet Is Fatter

Here’s a look at training camps from Friday:

– Russell Wilson got paid. Wilson signed a four-year, $87.6 million extension with $60 million guaranteed. The deal isn’t a surprise to anyone and with Wilson happy with the new contract he should be primed for another big season. The addition of Jimmy Graham gives him the best receiving weapon he’s ever had and Wilson will still get plenty of valuable rushing yards for fantasy owners. Look for him to finish as a top-5 player at the position.

Four Players I Probably Won’t Own This Year

I did this exercise last year, and I’ll copy the intro because it still applies:

A couple caveats before I proceed to the list. First, there’s virtually no player I wouldn’t own in some format at some price, but the odds of me getting any of these in any format in which I play are close to zero. Second, had I done one of these for baseball, Felix Hernandez [Todd Frazier] would have been on it. I think it’s important to remember and publicize your misses in these exercises because we all have them every year, and it’s easy to pose as a voice of expert authority when really you’re just another experienced fantasy owner doing his best to make sense of the available evidence. That out of the way, here are the guys I [probably] won’t own: