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NFL Barometer: Suspension Specter

Mario Puig

Mario is a Senior Writer at RotoWire who primarily writes and projects for the NFL and college football sections.

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Mike Gillislee, RB, NE


There might be more recent hype around Gillislee than any other player in fantasy football. Upon his initial arrival to New England in April, the consensus seemed to place him around the 10th-round range, but in the past few weeks he's approached the sixth/seventh-round part of the draft. Nothing changed with the Patriots, so Gillislee's rising price is almost entirely driven by narrative. Whereas in the spring the narrative was that Gillislee might replace LeGarrette Blount's role in the New England offense, the narrative at this point is that he will replace Blount. It could very well be the case, and Gillislee would be well worth a sixth-round pick if it is. Indeed, he'd be worth even more than that if he fully seizes the role that let Blount total 18 touchdowns last year.

Jamison Crowder, WR, WAS

After Gillislee, I'd guess Crowder has seen the second-most favorable reception in rec

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