With the majority of NFL teams having played yesterday or slated to play tomorrow, it’s been a fairly day for news, so this’ll be one of the lighter preseason blogs you’ll be seeing from me. That said, there’s always a few good nuggets to help us prepare for our fantasy drafts.
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 tight end 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.)
There were plenty of developments on the field Thursday night, but the biggest news of the day involved arguably fantasy’s biggest star: Le’Veon Bell. Bell will return to action before week one, according to ESPN. Bell has not yet signed his franchise tender, and while everyone expected him to return before the start of the season, managers who already drafted him inside the top two are sleeping easier tonight following this update. He has not been with the Steelers yet this preseason, and there is still no indication of when, exactly, he will return.
With some teams already preparing for their third preseason games, depth charts and starting spots are beginning to firm up, but there’s still a lot of practice reps to go — and a lot of surprises in store — before Week 1. Let’s take a look at what news came spilling out of Wednesday’s training camps.
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– Ezekiel Elliott filed his appeal for his six-game suspension meaning there will be a hearing scheduled within the next 10 days. There’s no guarantee there will be a reduction in his suspension and the ruling may not happen until after the season begins. Despite the suspension he has rarely made past the second round in recent drafts as owners seem to be willing to gamble that Elliott will miss less than six games. Adam Schefter reports that the hearing will be August 29th, which falls exactly on 10 business days of today’s filing.