Falcons head coach Dan Quinn revealed starting running back Devonta Freeman, who exited Sunday’s practice with a previously undisclosed issue, has entered concussion protocol and won’t be available for this week’s preseason matchup with the Steelers. If you play preseason DFS, that means Tevin Coleman will get the start Sunday. However, Freeman and Coleman combined for only two carries last week against the Dolphins so smarter plays would figure to be Terron Ward and Brian Hill, who received 11 and nine carries, respectively. Though Ward is probably the favorite to win out, that latter pair is seemingly jockeying for the No. 3 RB job in Atlanta – which would obviously become very relevant if something were to happen to Freeman or Coleman – and both should again see plenty of opportunities to prove themselves. On his 11 attempts in Miami, Ward logged 48 yards (4.36 YPC) and a touchdown while Hill, who’s the team’s fifth-rounder out of Wyoming if you’re wondering, gained just 10 yards on his 9 attempts (1.11 YPC).
All aboard! Lions’ rookie Kenny Golladay made the most of his three catches against the Colts, as he scored a pair of touchdowns while gaining 53 yards. With Indy playing the only daytime game today, most serious fantasy owners will see the highlights (if they didn’t watch the game live), and overreact to his big day. His ADP was 164, but it certainly will creep up at least a round or two. However, at best, he’ll be in the slot when the team goes to three-WRs while being the fourth target in the pecking order. Certainly draft him if you really like him, but it’s difficult to imagine that he’ll be a star in year one.
After the Steak League auction two years ago, I wrote a post of the same name, but wound up leading the 16-team league in total points. Last year, I wrote “How I Dominated the Steak League Auction” and once again led that 14-team league in total points by year’s end. But this year, I botched it, and I’m pretty sure it’s for real.
After a couple of weeks of putting a hurting on fellow teammates in ardous camp practices, the full roll-out of preseason over the last several days was reason for celebration across the league. Saturday saw a modest three games unfold, mirroring Friday’s slate. As usual, there was also a handful of news happening across camps. Without further ado, let’s catch up on the latest from both practices and game action in the last 48 hours:
This fantasy football season, drafters will face many tough decisions among multiple players at certain positions.
Rankings and sleepers lists can’t always tell the full story: Sometimes, it makes sense to take a risk. That’s why fantasy football players could use input from numerous sources.
We’ve gathered some RotoWire personalities to give their opinions on which fantasy wide receiver they’d take when posed several matchups — or in some cases, make some mini-rankings.
(Note: We used our NFFC PPR rankings to compare players.)
It was a busy night in the NFL, with seven games on the slate. The biggest news, however, came off the field, with reports from Pro Football Talk that a suspension for Cowboys running back Ezekiel Elliott was now expected. The length of the suspension has yet to be announced, but one league source described the impending suspension as “definite”. Elliot is widely considered a top-3 running back, and his current ADP places him securely in the top half of the first round of most drafts.