NFL Training Camp Blog: Luck Shocks Football World, Hangs up Cleats

That feeling when you draft your first fantasy football team of the new season – does it get much better than that? All the research, film study, analysis of advanced analytics and consideration of changes in coaching staff and circumstance – it all culminates in comprising a roster of your favorite players, and looking forward to another season of experiencing this beautiful game. It’s all in front of us.

But right now! What is going on in this mad, mad NFL world? We’ve got one of the game’s brightest stars deciding to hang up his cleats before turning 30 because of lingering injuries, Houston’s starting running back believed to have suffered a torn ACL, and an abundance of preseason action that requires immediate analysis. We’ve got it all for you right here, on this penultimate edition of the Saturday Rotowire Training Camp Blog.

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NFL Preseason News And Notes: Notable Injuries Blemish Start Of Most Relevant Week Of Exhibitions

The third week of preseason usually brings at least a slight uptick in interest, considering many teams have traditionally let their starters play longer than in the first two exhibitions. That held true to an extent Thursday, but with starters on the field for longer stretches, there were actually some notable injuries as well. We’ll take a closer look at the latest on those developments, as well what teams look most ready for the regular season.

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Beat Chris Liss 2

I had my second NFFC draft of the season Monday night, a 12-team online-championship with a $200K top prize. It’s full PPR, 3-WR and a FLEX with 10 man benches. Quarterbacks get six points per passing TD and a point every 20 yards passing. Full rules are here. I drew the second pick.

Here are the results:

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NFL Training Camp Notes: Who’s playing and who’s sitting this week

Injuries, injuries, and more injuries seem to dominate Wednesday’s NFL news. Fortunately, much of it is related to players nearing a return. However, the biggest story involves a player choosing not to play.

  • Melvin Gordon’s holdout is expected to last into the regular season, according to Ian Rapoport, who unfortunately didn’t say just how far into the year that might last. At the start of camp, there were reports the running back may hold out till midseason, which scares me too much to draft him even at no. 30 overall where his ADP has been in NFFC leagues over the last two weeks. However, the less risk-averse willing to take him in the third round could find themselves with quite a steal if the situation resolves itself in a timely manner.

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How I Did Okay In The Steak League Auction

Usually, I title this “How I Botched the Steak League Auction,” and then go on to do well, but last year I really did botch it and missed out on buying double steaks by only one point. (Thankfully Josh Ross was in the league.) This year, I did some things well and some things poorly. For some background, it’s a 14-team, 1-QB, 2-RB, 3-WR, 1-TE, 1-FLEX, non-PPR league with three IDPs. Here are the results:

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The rethinking of the Patriots’ offense

Rethinking the Patriots offense- is Bill Belichick tipping his hand?

As the Patriots dynasty continues to move forward, we’ve seen the offense go through varying stages. Between the minds of Bill Belichick and Josh McDaniels, they’ve always figured out how to score enough points to win regardless of who’s on the field. But this year, they could be headed to the stone age after dabbling with it in the playoffs last year.

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